Friday, 3 May 2019

Lard TV - Playing AWI with Sharp Practice

I really enjoyed watching some new stuff from the Lardies this week, AKA Nick Skinner and Richard Clarke, playing a full length game of Sharp Practice, Scenario 4, ' The Black Mingo', 28th September 1780, following the career of the Swamp Fox, Francis Marion in South Carolina and written by Chris Stoeson.

Lard TV - YouTube

Having now got my YouTube account plumbed into my main TV via our new Sky Q Box I am able, when time permits, to sit down and enjoy a bit of wargaming programing on the telly and this full length play through was highly entertaining and reminded me a bit of Gilder's Battleground series for ITV many years ago, but with more laughs and more detail about what the chaps were doing.

Both Richard and Nick were playing the game, or should I say the rules, in the main from memory, and I loved the way that Richard in particular ends up mis-remembering them a few times which I have to say makes this play through so enjoyable as the game is overlaid with comments off, following the play, illustrating what the rule was in that last frame and how it should have been played - great stuff.

It was very entertaining TV watching this run through of a complete scenario and the chaps really captured the swings of fortune wargaming can produce combined with the narrative play that Sharp Practice are designed for.

Well worth checking out if you haven't seen it and I look forward to the next one.

The Swamp Fox - Too Fat Lardies
Sharp Practice - Too Fat Lardies


  1. Just watched it yesterday, fantastic and very entertaining. A cracking set of rules!

  2. Will have to watch it tonight when painting... thanks for the heads up.

  3. Awesome, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing! I bought their rules set a little while back and introduced it to a friend last weekend. Took one of your smaller scenarios from your book and used it with SP2 and my 18mm figures. Fun times.