Friday, August 24, 2018

Pontic Vs Marian Roman - Basic Impetvs


The last of our three Basic Impetvs games played the other weekend was a nice little battle between a later Pontic Army (with Imitation Legionnaires) and the forces of the newly organised Republican Army (Marian Romans). The game played very well and two units of Imitation Legionaries were a tough opponent for the Romans but in the ens not as tough as we would of hoped....the Romans were just too tough. Again I would have liked to have played a larger game with a few more troops on the board......maybe a game of 'The Strongest' might be on the cards.

I hope you like the images of the game.











Sunday, August 19, 2018

Middle Republican Roman Vs Late Seleucid



Our second game last Sunday was another great game of Basic Impetvs however, this time it was Middle Republican Romans vs Late Seleucid. Again a great little game but a little tougher for the Romans as the Seleucids deployed some imitation legionaries and a nasty armoured elephant......plus a scythed chariot. My scythed chariot looked menacing but unfortunately it fell short of the mark when the driver and horses went down in a deep of dust and dirt after being hit numerous times by Roman pilums. The imitation legionnaires did a little better in the first two rounds of combat but in the end they too added their numbers to the Roman pilum effectiveness. So it was another victory for the Romans, the second victory to them in the one day. I would however like to play a larger game where I would hope my more numerous cavalry would carry me to victory. 

Please enjoy.
























Saturday, August 18, 2018

Slave Revolt in Southern Italy


One of the three games we played last weekend at the club was a great little game of Basic Impetvs. The opposing sides were representatives from the Marian Roman Army and the Slave Revolt Army from the basic Lists. Both our armies had not seen battle for sometime and I had only just finished rebasing the Slave Revolt figures from the WAB basing style to Impetvs basing...no easy task when you consider the amount of figures that had to be rebased. The battle played well, but in the Roman favour as I was playing the Slave Army. I quickly found out that having no cavalry can really stuff your day around and massed slaves do not really holdup well to veteran Roman Legionaries. However it was a great little game and I will most definitely be playing the Slave Army again....but this time I better take some cavalry.  The figures were from John Maguire's' collection and have all been rebased in the last couple of months. 

Enjoy the images.













Sunday, August 12, 2018

Gripping Beast Miniatures - Imitation Legionaries


Earlier this morning I finally completed two Impetvs units of the very nice Gripping Beast Miniatures Imitation Legionnaires. I have had the figures in 'the things to do box' for about ten years and never got around to painting them. However after playing a few games of Impetvs and looking through the army lists I finally got them out to paint. The figures have been painted for the Later Seleucid period but could quite easily be used within a Pontic Army as well. I was not quite sure what to paint on the banner so I did a little image of the Goddess of Victory.

I hope you like them.