Kiss Me Hardy – Data sheets for Minor ships at Trafalgar Monday, Jan 28 2013 

I’ve previously posted ship data sheets for the ships of the line at Trafalgar for the Too Fat Lardies rules “Kiss Me Hardy”.


Here are the other ships present, 5th rates or unrated. They didn’t fight but scouted beforehand or picked up survivors. The Pickle was the ship that took the news of Trafalgar, both the victory and Nelson’s death, back to Britain.

Trafalgar minor ships

Napoleonic Casualty Calculator Thursday, Sep 1 2011 

Following a discussion of 2 line vs 3 line on TMP, I wrote a spreadsheet to calculate the difference.  You can set the number of men in each battalion, including the split between the front 2 firing ranks of a French battalion, and those in reserve who fill gaps, as well as the assumed accuracy that will cause a wound severe enough to put a man out of battle.

It is fairly crude on maths, as it makes a number of assumptions:

  1. Kill rate as a % stays constant.
  2. Those filling gaps do so before the next volley
  3. A straight 1 on 1 firefight
  4. Wounds are cause simultaneously – ie it calculates hits before subtracting wounds.  If you want one side to fire first, reduce the strength of the other to start.

The way it calculates the remaining men in the 3 rank bn is by applying all casualties to the 3rd rank (non firers).  When this reaches zero it subtract the overkill from the firing ranks (well it adds the negative number).

Casualty calculator

Excel 97 version

Excel 97 version

Napoleonics – ur doin it rong Wednesday, Nov 10 2010 

Not sure what has happened at the Lardies Website, but I’m fairly sure the Prussians didn’t get 109’s (Straight screen capture – no ‘shop involved)

Printer friendly ‘Black Powder’ QR sheets Friday, Feb 19 2010 

As the downloadable one from Warlord games has a coloured back ground, an I don’t intend to use that much yellow ink, I made my own, sticking as far as practicable to their layout.

Break Test QR

QR Sheet

and a Roster Sheet

Black Powder Roster

The original is available here

Kiss Me Hardy, by the Too Fat Lardies- review Monday, Sep 28 2009 

Review of ‘Kiss Me, Hardy’ – Too Fat Lardies.

£7 pdf download, approx 50 pages.

I had been browsing for a set of Napoleonic Naval wargame rules for some time, and following a trip to Portsmouth, and HMS Victory I started to seriously look out a set. Many sets free on the ‘net appeared to by highly complex, with a large amount of book-keeping necessary.  I knew of KMH, and in answer to a question on TMP I was told they were a easy playing set, something a friend confirmed, so I took the plunge and ‘pay-pal’ed the ‘Too Fat Lardies’, having heard good things in general about their systems.


Kiss Me Hardy- Trafalgar data sheets Friday, Sep 4 2009 

Ship sheets for all ships of the line at Trafalgar, for use with ‘Kiss Me Hardy’ naval rules by ‘Too Fat Lardies’. (review)

KMH Trafalgar Ships

They should be mostly self explanatory if you have the rules. All possible national characteristics are shown, those in brackets are ones that may not occur depending on crew quality- e.g all JJT’s are ‘Determined’ but not all are (Fervent)- cross out any that don’t apply to your die roll for that ship

On the DP track numbers in red italic are the 5DP point for losing a gunnery factor, and the box with the double/heavy outline is the 50% mark- when you cross this off it is the strike test.  The % down the side are the basic strike percentage while any boxes in that row are not crossed out.

The track down the side of the rigging boxes is for putting a counter in if you alter sail setting.

I trim mine to a 2-3mm outside the border, laminate, then trim these to a few mm all around- enough for the laminate to stick away from the paper.  I use OHP/whiteboard type pens to mark off.  This means I can just put the whole lot in a basin of water (or once, under the shower) to quickly clean them.

See also cards for “Kiss Me Hardy”.

Whoops – at least one of the Spanish Ships is shown as crewed by Jolly Jack Tars (San Leandro). It SHOULD BE Landlubbers (though the characteristics are correct underneath)


Posted the sheets for the smaller ships. Though they did not fight, they had roles before and after the battle. They are included mainly for completeness, but also to allow small actions to be fought- frigate actions were not uncommon.