Sunday, 19 March 2017

September War - Scenario pack for IABSM

"Written by Robert Avery and Alexander Kawczynski, The September War is a collection of thirty-three scenarios for I Ain’t Been Shot, Mum covering the German invasion of Poland 1939. It is priced at £9.50.
Divided into eight mini-campaigns, the pack begins with the battles at the border, then covers the fight for the Polish corridor, the Polish Thermopylae at Narew, the Siege of Warsaw, the climactic battles at Bzura and Tomaszow Lubelski, and the actions of the 10th Motorised Cavalry “Black” Brigade and the Independent Operational Group Polesie. There are attacks, counter-attacks, encounter battles, desperate defences…there’s even an armoured train or two.
No need for any preparation: each scenario contains a brief background history, maps, a full game briefing, and a full briefing for each player. Simply print out the pages you need, make up the deck from the list of cards required, unpack your figures and dice, set up the table and away you go!"

War of 1812 Campaign Guide

"This Guide to the War of 1812 for Sharp Practice is in PDF format with 65 pages and includes a guide to the history of the war, a comprehensive over-view of the forces involved from Britain, Canada, the United States and the First Nation Indian forces.  Their organisation structures and a wide range of Army Lists and full Force Rosters cover the vast majority of troop types for this interesting and varied conflict.  In addition, the author, Mike Hobbs, has followed the exploits of the 41st Regiment of Foot and produced seven scenarios to cover the period 1812 to 1814."

See http://toofatlardies.co.uk/product/the-war-of-1812-campaign-guide/

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Christmas Special 2016

  • Top Gun:  A Briefing with Johnny Danger.  We look at tactics in Bag the Hun
  • I Should be so Plucky:  An Introduction to A Mere Question of Pluck
  • A Mere Question of Pluck:  A complete set of rules for the Second Boer War.  Some said they were just a myth, but here we set them free, at long, long last.
  • Yes, we Have No Talanas:  Two introductory Boer War scenarios, Talana Hill and Elandslaagte
  • Bagging Bob the Nailer:  Lucknow 1857 and Simon Walker looks at this classic Indian Mutiny encounter for Sharp Practice
  • Viva Ras Begus!  Elvis may have left the building, but the spirit of the King lives on in the musical extravaganza that was our Sharp Practice display game on the show circuit this year.  Big Rich talks about building the game in two weeks and his approach generally to show games.
  • Chain of Command:  Russia 1942 to 1943.  A whole raft of lists from the pen of Richard Morrill.  If you want to go East, this is where to start with 39 pages of forces to choose from.
  • Cold Enough to Freeze Your TW&T Off.  We head for the Winter War as the Russians and Finns shape up for an encounter with Troops, Weapons & Tactics.
  • Hot Sausage, Cold TW&T.  A Winter War scenario
  • Out of the Frying Pan:  A Normandy scenario for IABSM from Mike Whittaker.
  • The Roundwood Report.  Sidney questions Rich about Command & Control in wargames and the recipe for Lard Island Iced Tea is, at last, unveiled.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 187

In this show, hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Whitaker and Dave Luff talk once again to Richard Clarke about Reisswitz Press (the new associated publishing arm of TFL), Dawns & Departures (Sharp Practice 2 campaign guide) and a whole host of other gaming possibilities…

Download  Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 187

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Dawns & Departures Campaign Supplement for Sharp Practice

 Now available as a pdf from the TooFatLardies online store is the Dawns & Departures campaign supplement for Sharp Practice.

"In search of adventures for your Sharp Practice characters?  If so you have just found them with Dawns & Departures, the campaign handbook for Sharp Practice, providing endless campaign options with our easy to manage and fun to play Narrative Campaign system.

"79 pages in length, Dawns & Departures provides everything you need to generate your campaign world, find out what your mission is and then get cracking on some fabulous adventures.  Make valuable friends, gain influence at court and a reputation as a fighting man.  Battle sworn enemies across a whole world and seek your fortune as you make your name in the black powder era.

"Like At the Sharp End for Chain of Command, Dawns & Departures has been designed for ease of play and an absolute minimum of paperwork.  Whole campaigns can be run from one sheet of paper with this simple but elegant campaign system.

"This is a PDF product formatted for low ink use and easy reading on a tablet."

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Summer Special 2016

Introduction The usual waffle from the less-than-dynamic duo. 
Death Road to Corunna Alfredo Vitaller & chums from Club dragon in Madridpresent a chilly Napoleonic campaign for Sharp Practice  
A Fast & Dirty Guide to Tactics Playing Sharp Practice and looking for top tactical tips?  Look no further.
Let’s All Get Equally Confused Two Operation Torch scenarios for I Ain’t Been Shot Mum from Charles Eckart in the USA
Team Desobry Men of the midlands, Ade and Al, head for the Ardennes as Team Desobry defend Noville in December 1944 with Chain of Command
109 Beat It Jim Jackaman takes on the Hun over northern France with Bag the Hun
George Washington’s Indian War Simon Walker applied his war-paint and looks at this little known but rather spiffing war for Sharp Practice.
On the Trail of Fort Jefferson  A scenario for the above conflict.
Our Moccasins Trickled Blood. Another Indian War scenario.  You know that they say, red moccasins…
At the Sharp End…of the Runway Some campaign ideas for Bag the Hun from James Crate in the US of A.
Binky Faversham’s Guide to Banter Tally Ho chaps, Caribou nibbling on the croquet hoops, Scramble!  Binky makes sense of banter from his high security psychiatric institution
The Company Commander in Big Chain of Command Len Tracey suggests uses for the main man in large games of CoC. 
Matching Scale and Wargames La Roundwood introduces us to fine are and even finer figures for the Thirty Years War
The Japanese Army 1936-42 A guide to Japanese tactics from Len Tracey in Australia.              
George of the Jungle An IABSM scenario set in Burma in 1945 and starring George Macdonald Fraser.
A Fighting Withdrawal A Dunkirk perimeter campaign for Chain of Command.  Can you save the BEF? 
Itching to Mix It The Hun are raiding Swanage.  It was the last time anyone went there out of choice. 
America’s First D-Day Charles Eckart presents a US-Mexican War amphibious landing. 
Kernow’s Corner A last-ditch fight for the DCLI as they stand up to the German Spring Offensive of 1918.  A Muddy CoC scenario. 
Tanks in the Wire The NVA attack a US Special Forces camp in 1968  A scenario for Charlie Don’t Surf from Ross Bowrage.
It was just my Imagi-Nation… An introduction to Big Rich’s Seven Years War project.
The Khazi is Revolting An Indian Mutiny Scenario from the Deep Fried Lard Games Day.  Can you get the Major Piles Relief Column through in time?
Saving the Honourable “Tootles” Ash A cinematic adventure into WWII with a  rescue mission for Chain of Command.
The Roundwood Report Sidney discusses firing mechanisms and much else with Big Rich.
Creating Facts on the Ground Fighting the Six Day War Lardy Style with Robert Avery

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

More Videos for Sharp Practice 2

And then there were four.

Video 1:  A first look at choosing your force for the second edition of Sharp Practice, the large skirmish rules from TooFatLardies


Video 2:  Here Big Rich talks about selecting your scenario and then the key stage of placing your deployment points onto the table to gain the best advantage.

Video 3:  Fat Nick leads us through the rules for movement and firing. These are designed to be totally intuitive so that you really do not need to refer to the rules during play, allowing you to focus on tactical and command decisions rather than the rules.

Video 4:   Here Big Rich looks at Command and how this effects the sequence of play and the performance of your troops.