What a great way to finish off a week by playing a few games of Basic Impetvs with a few of you mates? And indeed that is what Myself, Jeff & Harrison Smith, Dave Hancox, Dave Lowes and Graeme Semple did last Friday night at Townsville's premier wargaming shop 'Double Tap Wargaming & Supplies'. We had three tables set up with six armies:
Table 1 - Early Imperial Roman Vs Sarmatians
Table 2 - Late Imperial Romans (Eastern) Vs Samnites
Table 3 - Gauls Vs Late Seleucid
The games and rules as usual played out very smoothly and from the banter between all opponents they certainly seemed to have enjoyed the night. I even managed to win to games, which is unheard off, especially winning both my games. Thus I saw a victory of the EIRs with my Sarmatians (you just have to stay away from the legionnaires) and a win over the Seleucids with the Gauls. I would have however, liked to have played my newly based LIRs but maybe another day.
LIR Heavy cavalry hide behind a unit of mounted archers
LIR light infantry.
LIR Archers (a gift from Carlo over in Perth...thanks mate they did well)
EIR Auxiliary (From Jeff's collection)
EIR Eastern Archers..can be very nasty when in range of your cavalry units.
Sarmatian heavy cavalry. Thus army proved very good against the Romans. Five CP units, three CL (with bow) and two skirmisher. Plus they were very manoeuvrable around the table, CL could move 14 units...massive.
EIR Catapult...ok but very easy to kill and best to keep in the rear or away from missile armed troops.
Dave and Jeff battle each other with Gauls and Seleucids
Dave and Graeme - Samnites Vs LIR
Another of Jeffs' EIR Auxiliary
Samnites LI move through some ruins
Partians (playing Sarmatian) ride over and destroy the EIR Auxiliary unit
But in turn are hit in the flank by some nasty Legionnaires
Nice paint work by Leroy again on Jeff's Gauls
LI Gauls vs Pike I had to charge first to gain a better outcome in the first turn rater than wait for them to attack me.......I failed with these guys but three turns later I got my revenge and hit his pike on both flanks....sorry Harrison.
Seleucid Cataphracts very very nasty in the first round of combat