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TacticalPainter0130 Jan 2022 2:35 a.m. PST

I played games set during the AWI using both rule sets last year and so thought I would set down my impressions in what turned into a fairly lengthy blog post. This is a comparison between the two rule sets to see how well each does in handling the period. No doubt each provides a good game, but not the same history lesson. The full article is here Using Sharp Practice and Muskets & Tomahawks to play the American War of Independence

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doc mcb30 Jan 2022 7:32 a.m. PST

Very thorough and useful comparative analysis, thanks.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2022 8:19 a.m. PST

A very helpful review. I have SP (never played), but I was wondering how M&T compared. I like that you prefaced your review with what type of rules you were looking for, rather than just saying this one is better. A well thought out and presented piece.

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2022 9:13 a.m. PST

Thank you for taking the time to write this very insightful and helpful review.

redmist112230 Jan 2022 11:51 a.m. PST

Pretty good review of the two different rule systems.

As a BIG player of the Sharp Practice, I really enjoy the game narrative and the command cards for your leaders…the unpredictability of command.

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huron725 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2022 7:50 a.m. PST

Good write up. I have both games (M&T 1st ED.) and SP and like them both.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2022 8:57 a.m. PST

I don't think either set appeals to me, but they are great looking games.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2022 9:59 a.m. PST

Our area gamers find we don't care for SP or M&T2 either…..limited to skirmish-only, and basically just for two people to play.

(M&T 1 was more flexible in scaling up for multiplayer)

Borderguy19008 Feb 2022 5:29 p.m. PST

Nice review. Certainly gives me things to think about.

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