Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sundays' Game - Parthians Vs Seleucids

Last Sunday's game was a cracker, Myself and Dave Hancox played a great game of Impetvs. Dave fielded a Seleucid Army and I the Parthians (which I just recently purchased from my good friend Scott Robertson). The game played very well and proved hard on both armies, one mainly all foot and the Parthians 10 x CL and 6 x CP units...nasty.


However as it seems with mainly Impetvs games we have played it came basically to the last turn to decide the winner. Initially  my light cavalry were dropping everywhere and eating up victory points, however once my heavy lads got in on the flanks of the pike blocks then the points started coming my way.

But in the end, even after losing their general, Dave's lads proved to much of a tough nut to crack and my Parthians fled from the field. Have to admit though after so many years of play WAB and then no ancient gaming for another six years Impetvs has gotten me back into gaming this fantastic period....and hopefully for a few more years to come.

The Seleucid right wing

Parthian light cavalry and Parthian cataphracts on the left flank

More cataphracts on the Seleucid right flank

The Seleucid phalanx moves forward

Parthian light cavalry rain a shower of archers at the Seleucid line

Seleucid Thorakites proved to be the toughest Seleucid infantry on the battlefield that day. They we played with a VBU of 6..very nasty and can take a good pounding.

The Parthian General (Scythian actually)

The Seleucid right flank battle was hard fought as their heavy cavalry fought very well..but thank the 'Gods' his elephant never got near my cavalry.

My light cavalry never stood a chance against these lads

These guys battled it out for at least four turns but the Seleucids finally won the fight 

I love this elephant 

But after three hours of play the Parthians finally called it a day. Well done Dave to your hard fought victory.


AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Best looking Seleucid army I think I've ever seen. I think you've got the 'colorful' Seleucids just right. Stunning!

Scott said...

Really great looking stuff. Perhaps the Parthins should have tried a repeat of their tactics at Carrhae against such an infantry heavy foe.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Another brilliant looking game from an excellent rule set!


saxon dog said...

Great stuff!!!

Vinnie said...

Thanks for the great comments everyone it was indeed a great game with plenty of tough nail biting moments. Hmm I like yoru thinking Scott I might just have to find a Roman opponent to thrash.......or be thrashed.



Carlo said...

Looking sensational Nathan - great game and spectacle!

The Kiwi said...

Superb looking games. Fantastic armies.

Bluewillow said...

damn supurb mate,

love my horse archer armies and successors too!


A J said...

Lovely looking armies for both sides. I had a Seleucid army back in the day, didn't get to play it as often as I wished.

Vinnie said...

Thank you everyone for the great comments again. I love gaming the period and hopefully I will plan many more games.

All the best


Juan MancheƱo said...

Fantastic game, great game table and figures. The Parthian army is really nice!

David Cooke said...

Fantastic looking game. I'm just looking at impetus for my own games.

Vinnie said...

Thanks David, it is a very good game, we normally play the Basic Version with a couple of added main set rules thrown in.