Monday, November 4, 2019

Deep Dish Lard: Sharp Practice 2 Revenge at Turks Head Tavern

Here we are for part 2 of Too Fat Lardies Mid West Lard: Deep Dish Lard 1.  The event was at Noble Knight Games in Fitchburg near Madison Wisconsin. The event was well attended. Between the morning and afternoon session we had some pizza (not deep dish as we're in Wisconsin) and some beers (because we're in Wisconsin) I didn't take any photos of either the festivities or later games because of the said beer and I was running my own game.

Here is the initial setup for my game, using Sharp Practice 2 in 15/18mm: Revenge at Turk's Head Tavern set during the Philadelphia campaign of 1777 in the American War of Independence.  This is a rescue scenario where the Brits/Loyalists/Hessians have to rescue a captured informant.   In previous games I would run it as a sweep the table scenario where the Patriots needed to find and captured the mentioned informant.

Here are the Patriots marching in the board. They have a much shorter distance to match but can only bring in one leader per turn.  I tried something new by scattering medics, preachers, water and ammo carts on the board in case they were needed. 

One British player substituted his Tories for some Hessian Grenadiers and Jagers.  Here the Hessians are deploying in line as the approach the village. Hessian Jagers are up by the baen, awefully close to deploying continentals.  Jagers are armed with rifles so shouldn't get so close. Anyways most id the fighting was really close so even Patriot riflemen were often firing at close range.

Loyalist Highlanders deploy and move towards the objective.

Heavy fighting ensues near the objective.  Riflemen try to hold off the Hessians as more continentals move up.

The Continentals in the rear were flanked by loyalist skirmishers.  The Patriots right flank has been turned and their deployment point is undefended. Me

Patriot's right is in shambles.

Riflemen hold of the Hessians as Continentals approach.  The Continentals did end up forcing the Hessians to retreat.  The Patriot deployment point was captured and severely reducing their morale almost to the breaking point.  The objective remained in Patriot hands. Great game and a close run battle. Thanks for everyone who played.


  1. Thanks Paul. I really try to make this look messy and dirty like the real world.