Sabots for Sharp Practice 2
I’m involved in the play-testing of the new version of TooFatLardies‘ Sharp Practice rules and I’m enjoying it thoroughly. I can’t really say much about the details but the new v.2 rules use mechanisms that are quite a bit simpler than v.1, whilst having more in the way of decision making. They’re shaping up to be a truly excellent set of rules.
I’m putting together three forces, French, British and Spanish guerillas and have bought lots of the things. Plastics from Perry Miniatures for the French and British, supplemented with some command figures from Front Rank, and Front Rank for my Guerillas . So far I’ve painted one (yes one) British infantryman and 27 guerillas. But I have been painting and texturing sabots as well.
The black bits in the sabots are20mm diameter circles of self-adhesive magnetic sheet which I got along with the sabots from Michael Scott of Supreme Littleness Design.
The magnets are strong enough to hold the troops in place on hills etc (and even upside down if you’re careful). Most 1p and 2p pieces in circulation these days are steel and will stick to the magnetic sheet.
So I’ve made blanks to fill the gap and dice holders to use for marking shock on the troops. They’re basically just textured 1p pieces, the dice holders are made from 1p pieces and dice frames from Minibits to hold a 7mm dice in place.
I have a different system for the guerillas, which will be the subject of another post.