Monday, May 6, 2019

North Queensland Basic Impetvs Competition - 4th & 5th May 2019


Over the last couple of days our little club held the Basic Impetvs Nth Qld Championships. This is the third year in a row that we have had a little competition to keep this great hobby alive here in the North. We had ten players in total over the two days of gaming and each played five games each. Three games were played on the Saturday and two games on the Sunday, as a couple of the lads playing had to fly home that afternoon. 


The army list I picked for the weekend were to come from only Age of Hoplites to Rome and the Mediterranean, which enable the lads to pick up to 40 different armies from four different periods in order to raise their armies for the weekend. I felt the this would force the players to pick more in period armies instead of playing a samurai army against Samnites or something like that. In the end however, we all had fun and there was no throwing of dice across the table. Additionally there were some very nicely painted armies and baggage camps.


The end results for the two days of battle were:
  • 1st  - Jeff Smith (Illyrians)
  • 2nd - John Maguire (Gauls)
  • 3rd - David Rea (Early Republican Roman)
  • 4th - Richard Mirabello (Carthaginian) 
  • 5th - Nathan Vinson (Thracian)
  • 6th - Josh Smith-Monaghan (Pontic)
  • 7th - Rex Harrison (Spartan)
  • 8th - Joel Williams (Carthaginian)
  • 9th - Greg Blake (Scythian)
  • 10th Terry Moran (Marian Roman)



Tin Soldier Scythians


Richard Marabello and Joel Williams play their first moves


An outstanding baggage camp vignette from Richard Mirabello's Carthaginian Army. 


John Maguire sets up for his first win for the day


Thracian Noble Cavalry


Germans posing this time as Gauls 


Carthaginian war elephants protected by Nubian skirmishers 


Spartans vs Early Republican Romans 


Spartan Cavalry painted by Chris Kendrick for Rex Harrision


Old Glory Miniatures Republican Romans




Terry Moran called up a junior back-up dice roller, Tayio Simpson. It does amaze me how the younger generation always seems to roll more six's than I can ever these days.


Pontic light infantry battle the Illyrians 


Illyrians from Jeff Smith winning collection


Republican Romans battle hard against the Spartan line


Veteran Carthaginians from Richard Mirabello's collection


Later Thracians do battle with the might of Carthage 



Pontics take on the Republican Romans



The Pontic scythe chariot hits the flank of Republican Roman cohort. 


Marian Romans vs Gauls



Joel Williams sets ups his Carthaginian Army to defend against the Pontics


The Pontic Army fielded by Josh Smith-Monaghan



Richard Mirabello defends against the might of Rome



More Scythians


More Republican Romans


Carthaginians from Richards beautiful collection


Newline Design Thureophoroi Infantry from Rex Harrison's Spartan Army



Spartan vs Thracians



A Gaul chariot charges a cohort of Marian Romans



More action from on of the Carthaginian vs Republican Romans



More images from the Spartan vs Thracian battle (The Thracians won this day)







Rex's Spartan next battle was against the winning Illyrians fielded by Jeff Smith



More Scythian's played by Greg Blake



Richard and Terry Moran battle for victory


Greg Blake and David Rea, Scythian vs Republican Romans


Joel and John 


Pontic Pike


Crusader Thureophoroi 



11 comments:

Carlo said...

Brilliant set of photographs Nathan and such illustrious Australian wargaming identities all in Northern Queensland for a magnificent looking tournament - very well done!

Vinnie said...

Thanks Carlo, the lads enjoyed the two days of gaming and the North Queensland weather, which is beautiful this time of the year.

Regards

Nathan

Matt Crump said...

Great looking tournament....lovely armies 😀

rross said...

You are 100% correct about the standard of figures - and I love the Vestal Virgins in one of the early photos!

Phil said...

What a great looking event, outstanding pictures!

Friends Of General Haig said...

Great photos of what looks like s very entertaining competition. Very impressed by quality of the armies involved.

Michal Kucharski DwarfCrypt said...

What a great looking armies!

Ray Rousell said...

Some really cool looking figures.

Dwarfy Mcgee said...

Awesome!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Excellent looking games!

Christopher

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