After about six years of not seeing daylight and living in the cupboard thanks to 'Basic Impetvs' I have finally dragged my Ancient Armies back out into the sunlight and onto the gaming table. Actually that is not quite true I have had a small number of units units out each Friday night, over the last month, learning how to play Impetvs. However yesterday I decided to double the Beta Army lists and create a larger Basic Impetvs game.
During the afternoons game we had on one side an Alexandrian Imperial Army and on the other a Classical Indian Army. Both fielded by Generals with the same name...'Dave'...Dave Lowe and Dave Hancox. Neither general had played Impetvs and using the Basic set was a fantastic way to introduce them to the system.
Our game was not about who could win but more about learning...however the Classical Indian Army did eventually win...those damned elephants were a little hard to overcome. But I think both the Dave's enjoyed the experience and will hopefully come back for more.
Classical Indian Light Infantry
All my Alexandrian figures were re-based a few years ago by a good friend, Scott Robertson, who has put his personal touch to the units. This one has a dead elephant in the ranks, another has a destroyed scythed chariot.
The silver shields
Massed Indian Elephants. My whole Indian Army is Old Glory.
Defeat came when two of the Macadonian pike blocks were hit in the flanks by Elephants...nasty