Saturday, January 16, 2016

"For Wessex!!!"

The weekend before I headed back over to my second home in PNG I caught up with my very good friend Scott Robertson, who was responsible for getting me involved with wargaming 22 years ago....he also happened to be my section commander when we had both served together in the Army, again so many years ago. However this weekend not only did we talk about the old times but managed to have small game of Impetvs with Scotts Viking and Anglo-Saxon Dark Age Armies.

The majority of the Viking were painted by me 20 years ago when Scott and I were living in the UK for a few months and during those numerous overcast and raining days we got out the paint brushes and splashed a little paint. Since then however Scott has applied a light ink wash and rebased the lads for Impetvs (they were once based for Warhammer Ancients).

The game we played was for the Basic Impetvs rules and Army lists, however we double the Army size of both sides just to increase the numbers and look of the game. The was short and sweet lasting no longer then one & half hours, with and Anglo-Saxon victory....even after their Warlord was slain. 

Viking Odalsbondi advance toward the Anglo-Saxons

As the Danes advance the Saxons form a shieldwall. 

My old Viking Bondi (Old Glory Miniatures)

The battle lines face each other and pass a few nasty words between each other.

Saxon Huscarls followed closely by a unit of Fyrd break shieldwall and challenge a unit of Bondi

Viking Odalsbondi (all Blacktree Design)

Saxon Huscarls and Commander

Viking Odalsboni charge the Saxon shieldwall

The battle commences in ernest.

Viking Warlord against Saxon Warlord...the Saxon Warlord is killed and his personnel bodyguard killed to a man.

However instead of the Saxon fleeing the field as the Danes thought they would, it only increased their bloodlust to push the dreaded invaders back to their ships.


Jacksarge said...

Great looking game!

Barks said...

Lovely looking stuff there!

Rodger said...

Beautiful figures Vinnie!

Vinnie said...

Thanks for the comments lads. Figures are a bit dated by it is amazing how well the old figures come up when you give them a wash and redo the bases.

Phil said...

Intense and excellent! Love your Viking and Saxon units, they look fierce and motivated!

Carlo said...

Great looking game Nathan. Fantastic to see Scotty still pushing figures around mate as well!

Juan MancheƱo said...

Great looking game. Those veterans are wonderful.

Gordon Richards said...


A J said...

Nice looking game!

Michael Mills said...

Great looking game Nathan. There's some lovely lead in the collection...

Vinnie said...

Thanks for the great comments everyone. Old Scotty sure does have an impressive collection and when he games it is not in half measures.



Bluewillow said...

Nice Vinnie,

Dark age Impetus is lots of fun, and can be very see saw in its combat, I love it!


The Kiwi said...

That's an awesome collection and an excellent looking game.