Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Summer Special 2017

  • Flashman and the Emperor  - Give yourself top billing as you step into the shoes of Harry Flashman. Can you guide our hero to a safe outcome in this campaign launching tale of derring-do?
  • Holding the Line - Mike Hobbs and chums take us to Normandy 1944 for this Chain of Command scenario from OML5
  • Sacker of Cities - We renounce our Homerphobia and bring you Dave Parker’s excellent Trojan Wars expansion for Dux Britanniarum. Beware the Wrath of the Gods.
  • 1745 - David Hunter takes Sharp Practice north of the border with unit Rosters for the Jacobite Rebellion
  • Cracking the Westwall - Big Rich reveals all there is to know about the Siegfried Line.
  • Build a Bunker - Inspired by his research, Big Rich shares a step-by-step guide of how to turn polystyrene to concrete.
  • Achtung! - Big Rich completes his West Wall trio with a bunker assault scenario for Chain of Command.
  • Using Field of Glory Renaissance Armies in Sharp Practice - The first of our two articles looking at extending Sharp Practice into the age of Pike and Shot.
  • The Battle of Frank Sanbeans - Farm ACW Sharp Practice scenario from Jim Ibbotson as seen at OML5
  • Action in the Valle Delle Marie - A hard fighting scenario for I Aint Been Shot Mum from the pen of Mike Whitaker.
  • LRRP teams in Charlie Don’t Surf - Charles Eckhart gives top tips on using LRRPS in CDS, plus a scenario to test your new skills.
  • The Attack on Sochaczew - Robert Avery pushes his panzers to the limit with an Early War scenario for I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
  • The Bridge at Saindoux - Fat Nick goes Commando for Chain of Command and the outcome is explosive.
  • Unternehmen Rollshufahren-  Rollerskate-crazy Nazis get short change from Big Rich in this Operation Sealion scenario for Chain of Command.
  • Sharply Buffed - Our second foray into Pike and Shot with ideas and rosters from Nick Worthington
  • Sharpening Up I Ain’t Been Shot Mum - frugal Scot Derek Hodge squeezes two rule sets into one Page.
  • The Roundwood Report - Sidney brings up the rear with a topical look at the key trends in the hobby.
Available in the TooFatLardie's webstore.  

Monday, 8 May 2017

Bloody Bucket

This Pint Sized Campaign for Chain of Command is the first covering the battle of the Bulge.  The action here covers the initial German attack against the US 28th Infantry Division as the 26th Volksgrenadier Division attempt to clear the ground between the Our and Clerf Rivers in preparation for Panzer Lehr’s advance on Bastogne.  What followed was three days of epic action which destroyed the German chances of victory.

Six battlefields provide a campaign which sees the Germans attacking and infiltrating to isolate the US defenders, initially with infantry but soon with armoured support while a gallant band of men fight on to the end.

This classic Pint Sized Campaign is designed to be run using the campaign rules in At the Sharp End and with Chain of Command rules.  Can you break through and open the route to the Meuse and Antwerp, or will you make an heroic stand and halt Hitler’s lunatic vision of victory in the West?

Thirty-two pages long, this Pint Sized campaign provides the background history to the campaign with situation maps.  Uses period maps to show the location of the actions and then provides a complete campaign with forces for both sides, support options for players to select from and full victory conditions for all six battles and the campaign as a whole.

Available in the TooFatLardies web store.

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."