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Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 5:26 a.m. PST

I was sitting here working, and it dawned on me, that I have terrain for the Napoleonic era in 15mm. Why not do Sharp Practice in 15mm. I am sure there are others out there. Who has done this? Any mods made to the rules?

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 5:26 a.m. PST

I was sitting here working, and it dawned on me, that I have terrain for the Napoleonic era in 15mm. Why not do Sharp Practice in 15mm. I am sure there are others out there. Who has done this? Any mods made to the rules?

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 5:48 a.m. PST

Why not? I thought the same as you when I first started seeing people doing traditional dungeon-crawl scenarios with 15mm fantasy, and also doing similar sci-fi skirmish in 15mm rather than 28mm.

You *could* adopt a "more realistic" modification of 28mm Sharpe Practice and use double the number of 15mm figures, counting everything 2/1 and using 28mm rules/distances. It would more closely model what Sharpe Practice is attempting to model that way. We play DBA that way and the greater figure concentrations by dropping down a scale and using larger-scale bases looks good.

Basha Felika24 Mar 2020 6:34 a.m. PST

Play the rules as written. Depending on what figures you may already have, consider substituting a base of 3-4 figures for a single 28mm figure: so a Group of Regulars will have 8 stands (24-32 figures) and really looks like a half-company.

The only thing you might want to do is have some individually based Leader figures – I mount mine on round bases, with 1-4 figures corresponding to the Status of the Leader for ease of reference.

I've done this for my AWI collection and it looks and plays really well. Now planning something similar for Napoleonics and Mexican-American War.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 7:38 a.m. PST

It woks fine, even better. Do not touch distances,. Now your bases are 1-1.5 cm ech which gives you 2-3 m frontage per close order figures and pretend they aere one fir 2-3 real men, cheatibg a bit. Your 2-3 grouis can be a company etc. Much better. It becomes better what is really is a sort of grand skirmish. And in 15mm the distances match much better the troops space. You can look at my site and M. Luther who posts here occasionnally beautiful stuff.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 8:11 a.m. PST

In the vast majority of cases, you can play a "28mm" game with 15mm figures with no modification.

This is a hold over from the days when there were differing basing requirements for differing figure sizes.

I play ALL my skirmish games in 15mm and never change the measurements (I am not doing so to use a smaller table but to get a better look).

Frostie24 Mar 2020 12:06 p.m. PST

Thought of this with so many skirmish games, SAGA, Bolt Action, etc

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 12:31 p.m. PST

Many say Flames of War is much better with 6mm or 10mm and using standard measurements.

Microbiggie24 Mar 2020 6:02 p.m. PST

15 is a better scale IMO. Closer to the ground scale of the rules. I've been running games in this range since SP came out. Check in the Sharp Practice topic for some of my games.
Mark

Andoreth25 Mar 2020 3:08 a.m. PST

I have used 15mm figures for Skirmish Sangin without changing the measurements and in I my opinion it looks much better than in 28mm. I have also just got my set of Musket and Tomahawk second edition and am planning on playing that in 15/18mm but here I may change the measurements to allow me to use a smaller playing area.

oldjarhead25 Mar 2020 11:23 a.m. PST

I play Sword and the Flamr in 15mm, but I do do not change measurements.

Levi the Ox30 Mar 2020 11:44 a.m. PST

I play Chain of Command in 15mm with distances unchanged and much prefer it. Will probably expand into
Sharp Practice at some point as well.

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