Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Little Basic Impetvs Competition - North Queensland Style

Four players, four armies, two tables, two battles and only one winner. That was how we spent our Sunday afternoon today, Myself, Jeff Smith, Terry Moran and Dave Hancox played a very small Basic Impetvs competition, with only the four of us. Jeff played a Samnite Army, Dave - Seleucid, Terry - Classical Indian and I - Bactrian. All very well rounded armies however as for many of us the game just came do to the roll of the dice. Jeff eventually cleaned up the game with two wins and 18 points. Terry came a close second with 16 points...those Classical Indians were tough. Dave followed up in third place with 15 points and I received the wooden spoon with a miserable 7 points...poor Bactrians they are fine army.

Scythian's playing the roll of my Bactrian CP

Classical Indian light Infantry

Bactrian Phalangites

Lovely basing by Scott Robertson for the Bactrian pike lads.

Indian General 

Another nasty Elephant

The dreaded longbow

And nasty chariots 

Jeff's Samnites and Dave's Seleucids clash

The Samnite light infantry were very versatile and damn hard to defeat....might have grab an army of them as well?

Dave's Seleucide pike

Samnite light infantry vs Seleucid lights

You would think the Bactrian heavy cavalry would roll straight over these guys...nope not with my rolling. It was the other way round this afternoon.

Tough nut to crack the old elephant against pike....I think I rolled poor on this occasion as well

Round two saw Seleucids against Bactrian and Classical Indian against Samnites.

A formidable array of cavalry (at the start)

Indians vs Samnites was a tough game for both Jeff and Terry. In the end Jeff took the lead with a 9 to 6 victory.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Elite Miniatures Napoleonic Spanish Artillery Crews

I have just finished painting three Spanish Artillery crews for a good friend over in Western Australia. The are from the nice Elite Miniatures Napoleonic Spanish Range designed by Peter Moreby in the UK. There are only limited number of poses however, some have head variants and other a sashes around the waist. A nice figure to paint and once based I am sure they will look a treat.

Friday, October 14, 2016

A Little ACW Fun With the Lads

Inspired by the battles for South Mountain in the 1862 Antietam campaign I could not help myself and decided to put on a little ACW game last night with the lads. The scenario was for the Union troops (four brigades) to push the Confederate forces (three brigades) from the pass and take the heights. After three four hours of play the Union troops were not able to secure the heights. However they did manage to inflict some heavy casualties on the Confederate command. I was a great little game and I think if the we had another hour of play the Union weight of numbers would have won the day.