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I'm Dave and live in Morpeth, Northumberland in the UK.
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Friday, 12 July 2019

15mm Franco Prussian Sharp Practice.

To be honest I'm cheating slightly, firstly as I completed this lot a couple of weeks back and secondly about half of these chaps were painted figures from a spares box left over from my main Franco Prussian collection so I only painted a few just lately. Still it keeps up my policy of maximising the use of figures I have anyway. Bloody tight you see, ah well, there you have it!
As you know I love Sharp Practice and though officially a 'musket' era set of rules I'm sure I can adapt them to stretch to the FPW.
For the moment here are the figures, Outpost by the way, not bad but you can get better and as I said they were lying around.

Four groups of formed Saxon infantry with two groups in their skirmish formation in front plus command figures of course:

Two groups of Jager:

Two groups of Dragoons:

Four groups of French line infantry:

Two groups of French line infantry in skirmish formation:

Two groups of Chasseurs:

Finally two groups of French lancers:


  1. Those are nice figures, are they Outpost? I had thought about doing SP2 with FPW but mainly attracted by the very nice 30mm Willie figures, although Spencer Smiths new FPW range would go nicely too. FPW also feels like a better match for the bloodiness of SP2 where 1 in 6 shots 'kills', an almost unheard level of accuracy. I look forward to seeing how they play.

  2. Yep Outpost. Old school figs would look good mate.

  3. Great looking units, love the French lancers!