Sharp Practice: Germans are coming to the village Środa, Sier 4 2021 

We played in in Wrocław, game in Sharp Practice on 50 points per side. I had three units and Kris had two units. Russia against Germany, battle for some bridge, somewhere in Eastern Europe. It was fast game, maybe it was one hour or one and half hour. I had three groups of Line Infantry under 3 lvl leader, Polish Uhlans with lvl 1 leader and Jagers with leader lvl 2. Kris had also three groups of his elite infantry with 4 lvl leader and skirmishers – not sure about level of leader, but all costs were up to 50 points.

we played interesting game, with larger groups of soldiers under better leaders.
– I did mistake and focused on shooting on large unit, jet I should activate uhlans and jagers different way – to cross river by fords.
– after first shoots infantry should fix bayonnets and charge like did Kris.

Sharp Practice: Struggle of four gamers Czwartek, Lip 29 2021 

Today we played in with Krzysiek, Tomek and Krystian. For Krystian it was first game in Sharp Practice. Victory points were for taking camp occupied at start of the game by Spanish light infantry and to capture a supply train from German Russian alliance – or safety go out with it from a field of battle. On one side were Germans and Russians, on the other English and Spanish.

– it was really bad idea in taking lvl 1 leaders – I did this mistake.
– sometimes that cards can be really disappointing – when your enemy activate his units and you stay and wait few turns for doing it – of course under enemy fire. Tiff is nice card, but sometimes It could be shuffled out.
– still it was a great game and I hope that we will start all campaing from it.

Sharp Practice: Russia vs Wittenberg Poniedziałek, Lip 26 2021 

Today we started new campaing with Krzysiek – during last one my Russians did not found moonshine recipe, so they changed area. Last time we played Russian – French campaign, now we started with Russia vs Wittenberg.

I guess that if you want to have fun from cavalry – u need to take them more – they are really cheap – group of 8 costs 5 points plus leader in case of uhlans. Maybe two groups of 16 can do special things.
– we played on 61 points in
– Sharp Practice is great system for narrative playing – one Krzysiek leaders broke his leg, other one was heavily wounded by Russian Jagers bullet.

Sharp Practice: A game with game master Czwartek, Lip 1 2021 

Today evening we played with Marian and Krzysiek into a game, where Krzysiek was game master. This was of course continuation of our campaign. This time Russians from two different batallions realized, that in the centre of a village is someone who know recipe for great moonshine. Leaders of both batallions send they men and never contacted themselfs.

– thank you Krzysiek, Marian for nice game, for Piotrek and for place to play and Rafał for great terrains,
– It was rainy evening, but happilly we were inside.
– it was great game with Game Master and interesting scenario.
– Uhlans, my heart was broken – no idea how to use this beautiful models in this game, I guess that skirmishers are more useful.
– happilly I did not get my salary today, if so I would buy few three buildings for North and South conflict (I will do that probably tomorrow).
– we are based in Poland, Wrocław under this adress – Wrocławscy Bonapartyści we are open to play Black Powder and know our neighbours Germans, Czechs, Russians etc.

Sharp Practice: Battle for the barrels of moonshine Czwartek, Czer 24 2021 

A campaing is going on in wartime Europe of Napoleonic era – we played today with Kris following battle.

– interesting game with special events.
– tried to focus on everything and did not took any objectives. Next time I should go one way.
– thank you Kris for battle, Rafał for terrains.
– it’s not the end of campaign of course, developing new scenario belongs now for me, as today we played Kris scenario.
– first time my uhlans beat dragoons, then were beaten by a cannon and fled the field.

Sharp Practice: Moonshine recipe Czwartek, Czer 17 2021 

Today we played with Kris in our campaing. After last battle Russian-Prussian alliance hasn’t got a supply convoy with vodka from hands of French and Swiss mercenaries. Today we played Russia on France and we played scenario with prisoner – famous moonshine creator.

– as a Bretonnian player I don’t know how to use Polish uhlans in Russian service, maybe few games later I will learn how to use them.
– we played on 50 points per side today.
– it was nice game – my Russians are still away in this campaing from they target.

Sharp Practice: Alliance of Black eagles vs France and Swiss mercenaries Czwartek, Czer 10 2021 

After losing townhall, brothel and store full of vodka week before Russians found an ally to retake they losed possesion. French cannot take this vodka for themselfs. So Russian and Prussian according to they spies report prepared an ambush on wagon train with important cargo. With „Prussian heir” Prussians my Russians and Poles prepared ambush, on the other side „General” – Swiss and Kris – French get into an ambush which doesn’t happend, as Russians used last bootles of alcohol last night, and were unable to march.

Summary of game, day and life:
– we played in group of four players, before I played only 1 vs 1.
– my Russians and Poles weren’t sobber, they moved at start so slowly, than Jagers had problem with jumping over a hedge. Prussians were much more disciplined. Need to paint some more unit of tzar army who whose raised on Polish territories.
– good game, many thanks to fellow players and to Rafał from for preparing our field of battle.
– of course most of the Poles were fighting for Napoleon and some were in units created by Tzar. Still one of the best cavalry in the word was Polish cavalry from winged hussars up to the uhlans cavalry brigades in 2nd world war.
– this day was full of history, due fact that I wanted to be on time and was late at work, I took taxi to take my miniatures and talked with driver – his father was Polish tankist in 1939′ and his unit was deployed near Kutno, I guess that he served in 1st Polish tank batallion using 7-TP tanks – everyone have interesting story behind.
– one of two photos sent to Gazeta Wrocławska was presented on they page – photo with old Polish adds on my building in Wrocław – I only used word Breslau (Wrocław in German) and no one read that those adds are Polish after 1945′ and even if they would be German what’s a difference – we should remember history and ppl who lived before, I’m not sure what reaction I could saw, if I wrote that my grandmother I never meet, was Austrian or German (dispute beetwen my dad and aunt is still living) – unhapilly she died before I was born.
– in case of friendship – different people of different nations can be friends ignoring even hard stories beetwen they countries – I guess that I really like Russians and Germans, but found great people among Moldovians, Indians (thank you Govinda), Phillipinnes, Basks, Italians, Ukrainians, Bialorussians, Dutch, Belgians, Iranians, Americans. I wish to know more ppl, as it’s always to know they opinions, story, they culture. Cheers from Wrocław, Poland.

Sharp Practice: warehouse, townhall and marquetrys house Piątek, Czer 4 2021 

Today we played with Kris in Sharp Practice – his French versus my Russians. We played on 50 points plus some more. On his side were unit of Dragoons, line infantry, two skirmishing units and a cannon. On my side were line infantry under banner, grenadiers, two units of jagers. Of course still learning this great skirmish game and need to paint some more models to create universal list for me (maybe when I finish uhlans I will check them?).

We played scenario where one side was defending and the other was attacking. Main target was three objectives we called warehouse/stables, townhouse and brothel.

– interesting game, I know that I should place 2nd entry marker more wisely next time.

Sharp Practice: Meeting engagment Czwartek, Maj 27 2021 

Today with Rafał we played Sharp Practice game on 50 points in Bolter shop in Wrocław. My Russians were composed of line infantry with command group, group of grenadiers and two units of jagers. Rafał force was composed from line infantry, group of infantry, skirmishers and consript cavalry.

– it’s really interesting skirmish game with interesting events which can happen sometimes.
– rallying infantry after they start shooting sometimes is problematic – the man doesn’t wanted to listen to they officers.
– Ivan was promoted to a sergant.
– faith can reduce shock – shock is something like pin system in Bolt Action – unit with many shock points work less and less reliable.
– many thanks to Rafał and Piotrek for great game and helping me finding appropriate priest model – need to work on him with some green stuff to made orthodox pop.

Napoleonic skirmish: Sharp Practice Czwartek, Kwi 15 2021 

This Thursday I had a chance to practice Sharp Practice game from TooFatLardies. It’s Napoleonic skirmish game and as a skirmish uses less models than Black Powder game.

We played mission, where one side needs to find a spy who is hiding in one of three buildings and other side need to make other side life hard. Under eye of Rafał from I played Spaniard against Tomasz British.

– it’s interesting that there is Napoleonic skirmish, everything I recognize with that era, are large battles.
– interesting system of unit activation – deck of cards is responsible for it, random events like officer stepping in the shit. Different personalities of leaders is also interesting.
– system of morale decreasing.
– need to try more, maybe with my own Russians – still need to paint them more to play Sharp Practice.