Saturday, June 24, 2017

Late Imperial Romans - Wargames Foundry

Over the last couple of weeks I have been slowly repainting and rebasing some great Wargames Foundry Late Imperial Romans I had purchased from Barry Lee in the UK. These lads were once his favourite army and had been part of his collection for some years. I was most fortunate to purchase part of his great little collection. But the lads were a little worst for wear and no doubt had seen a few battles. So I grab a fine brush touched the patches up and gave them a new base. And they have come up a treat I think. I have based them as Barry did for Impetvs.

The lads (above) were from Barry's collection just before I rebased and touched them up with a little extra paint.

The old (below) and the new (above)

I mixed the command up with the three units I manage to raise out of two old units.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Small Basic Impetus Comp

Last Sunday, just gone, our Lonely Gamers Club managed to gather six members for our annual Basic Impetvs Competition. We had six armies on the tables with players rotating after every game....just so to prove yourself more as a Great General rather than having a great army. This concept worked out very well for all, however the Samnite Army proved to be unbeatable and won all battles against the Athens.  

The winner of our little competition proved to be Jeff Smith with three wins under his belt. Second was John Maguire and third Dave Hancox. Myself, Harrison Smith and Dave Lowe followed closely behind....well we did not make the top three.

Our Armies were also very nicely picked with John providing a Plamyran Army, Myself the Late Romans and Athen Army, Jeff Smith with the Samnites and Early Imperial Romans and last Dave Hancox with Late Seleucid Army. Over all it was great fun and lads had a great time.