As I said before one thing thats makes Sharp Practice stand out as a game I want to play is that you more or less need all the "extras" miniature-wise. The use of Deployment Points (DPs) is an example of this. You COULD just put down a blingy dice to mark them. But you could also make a nice little diorama (or four) themed to your army and it will look really great!
Here is how I did my DPs.
This is Perry's Russian casulaties pack used straight away. The positioning took some time and I added some extra debris and blood to the scene to finish it. Two Jägers are carrying their wounded/shell-shocked/drunk/depressed officer away from the battle, other wounded are reaching out for help.
I tend to use this one as my main DP as it seems to be near the thick of the action.
Cossack Scouting Party
This DP depicts two Cossack scouts asking local kids of the enemies activites. The Cossacks are from Front Rank, slightly converted to look casual and talking. I don´t know the manufacturer of the kids, I bought them at Salute more than 15 years ago. Finally they were put to use!
Actually, the scene holds another story as well. The boy holds a lost horseshoe and is inspecting if maybe one of the Cossack's horse lost it! At the time his friend is talking to the scouts. The bit with the lost horseshoe is extra fun for me as I have a background as a professional farrier. But I bought the model before I went into that trade myself, probably as a gift for my father - also an farrier. He never got it, because he has no great need for 28mm kids holding horseshoes... but I figured I might one day, and that day showed up!
Cossack Horse Handler
This DP is made from Eureka miniatures from their Cossack range. It can also do double duty as a horse holder if I need that. I don´t see many people use this Cossack range but it´s really good! It has a lot of Cossack extras and dismounted Cossacks that I have put to good use! A tip for you Russian Sharp Practice players out there!
I tend to use this one as a movable DP.
From the same Eureka range - Cossack plunderers! I really like the one with the duck, so fun! There is certainly something going on while the rest of the force is busy fighting it out with the invaders!
This one would be a good "Dummy DP" (but don´t tell Jonas).
All my DPs on show. I don't think I ever used all of them in a single game. But they were fun to make, I've got use for some miniatures I'd never paint otherwise and they look great at the tabletop!
If I made one more it would be an artillery one, with a wrecked gun/cassion on. That iconic broken gun style, maybe with a broken banner and abandoned drums well.
Another idea is one with a couple of dead horses (it sure died many horses in Russia), and a crying or stranded cavalryman if I could find one.
"Glory is fleeting,