Saturday, February 18, 2017

Classical Indian vs Macedonian Imperial - Basic Impetvs

Last weekend Myself and a couple of like minded chums played a great double game of Basic Impetvs.2 The forces arranged against each other were Alexanders Imperial Macedonian Army Vs Classical Indians. Because there were four of us playing I decided to double the size of the Basic Army by, as suggested in the rules, adding another army to the game by using the 1st Option for both armies. This worked out very well and provided all players with a command. 

The game played well and as in other games we have played it came down to the last turn for who would be the victor for the day. In the end after a couple of hours of battle the Indian Elephants provided the Indians with just enough power to finally roll up the Macedonian pike blocks and finally claim victory. Though it was a though battle and as always there was plenty of banter between players.

The Indian King and his Longbow troops shower the Macedonian pike with enough arrows to block out the sun

Indian and Persian medium cavalry clash on the flanks. The Persian cavalry proved superior over the Indians

When the lines finally meet the Indian Longbow could not stand up to the pikes and were pushed back but then the Elephants charged in and a great melee between the might of the elephant and the long pike of the Macedonians

The pike fought long and hard against the might of these beast but in the end they were eventually pushed back 

Thracian light foot fought well against the Indian spear

However the Indian chariots proved very hardy against the best the Macedonians could throw against them...Companion Cavalry


Caliban said...

Lovely looking game!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Fantastic Looking Game

Carlo said...

Great looking table Nathan. Those Indians have come up a treat!

Vinnie said...

Thanks everyone for the great comments. Yes Carlo my good friend they have seen a few battles over the years between Myself, you, Scott and John.



Phil said...

Top notch figures and pictures...very impressive!

Илья Плетминцев said...

Very beautiful!!

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Vinnie said...

Thanks again for the comments everyone. There will be a few more this afternoon.



Colin Knight said...

Love the painting on those Indians. Great figures ? Xystron

Banzai Beagle said...

Wonderful figures - well painted. Do you have a camp for the Indians and if so what does it look like? I need to make one and am having a hard time researching what they might have looked like.