Monday, July 4, 2016

Sharp Practice 2: Carlist Wars

At the Trenton Gaming Emporium this past weekend, we had a very enjoyable outing with Sharp Practice 2, using the Carlist Wars collection. Facing off against the Carlists (commanded by Jack) were a predominantly British Auxiliary Legion force (commanded by Michael).

As this was Jack's first experience with SP2 (and Michael's second?), I chose the simplest scenario from the rule book, Scenario One, An Encounter  and both sides received 12 points of support (while the Carlists received another five points for the Force point differential. 

The Cristinos chose to upgrade their Level I Big Man to a Level III and ???

The Carlists were supplemented with an Exploring Officer, two irregular skirmish groups and a Level I Big Man to command them.

A few photos of the game...first up, some Deployment Points:

Cristino cavalry piquet. 
(Perry Miniatures)

A vivandiere to re-supply the troops . This was originally intended for the ImagiNations project and will undoubtedly see double duty. 
(Eureka Miniatures, Renedra tent, and Front Rank ox)

A lady of questionable repute offers succour to the passing troops.
(Eureka cart and donkey, Renedra tent and lady of unknown origin) 

The British Auxiliary Legion march forward, belching fire and destruction. The first fire from this formation included a Controlled Volley and a Crushing Volley to produce a staggering 26 points of shock on a 2-group Carlist formation. BAM!!

Carlist Big Man urging forward his skirmishers. 

Cristino guard infantry move forward to support the BAL

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