Posts Tagged ‘Impetus’

Impetvs: Swords and Sandals (and Cataphracts and Lanciarii)

Posted on August 17th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I (finally, sorry Andy!) made my way out to Andy’s base in the hinterlands of Christchurch. He supplied two Impetvs armies and a very cool desert table. I also got to see his expanded gaming shed. He could probably run his own club out there, with all …

Wargaming Overload Part 2

Posted on August 12th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

I’d been looking forward to getting more figure gaming done after the move and I haven’t been disappointed.I’ve had a large 28mm ACW game using Black Powder which was fun but it confirmed my suspicions that Black powder isn’t for me. It’s great for get…

Back to the Brushes 90

Posted on August 7th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

This post sees the three hundredth post for the blog and shows some work in progress on two very different Dark Age armies. First up is a Viking standard bearer for SAGA who will also double up in a sabot base for Impetus.The figure is from Gripping Be…

Vikings!

Posted on August 5th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Finally decided to sell off my Vikings they have been sitting around, and I am having a little clear out of figures. They were last used as Vikings in a WAB tourney about 6 years ago or so before being rebased for impetus rules and even then I used the…

Reconquista

Posted on July 30th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

This entry starts a new series for the blog – Reconquista – posts dealing with the forces clashing in Medieval Spain, both Moor and Christian alike during the El Cid era and later.The first showing goes to the Black Guard, a centre piece for the Almora…

Thirty Spears – A Challenge 6

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Here are twenty Berber spearmen; ten completed and ten being painted at the moment. All figures from Gripping Beast:More updates on a few different things to follow shortly.Cheers for now.

Back to the Brushes 89

Posted on July 15th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Over the last few days the fellow below has been painted. This is the first figure for a base of Christian Mercenary Knights that will fit in with the El Cid and Norman eras well.The armour still needs a dark wash to remove the nearly new look and a de…

Back to the Brushes 88

Posted on July 10th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

The first Back to the Brushes entry in a while. Pictured below shows the first of several stands of bow armed skirmishers for the El Cid period. Obviously these are in the very early stages of painting.The figures are from Gripping Beast Andalusian ran…

Thirty Spears – A Challenge 5

Posted on July 9th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

A quick update before the semi-final kicks off. The next ten Black Guard will be receiving weapons and shield decorations this evening and tomorrow prior to basing over the weekend.Below is the start of a third unit of Black Guard that will again have …

Thirty Spears – A Challenge update 4

Posted on June 28th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Well all plans fall apart on contact with the enemy and this personal painting challenge was no different.Final stages of the decant at work happened over the last two weeks of May and it was all hands – literally – on deck. Most of June has been spent…

Impetvs: Aspurah pursued along the Danube

Posted on June 28th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Adam kept his Impetvs promise and we faced off once more, last Thursday. Adam’s Bulgars (see here for Beta list) vs my EIR from Extra Impetvs II. I really need to get some (Thematic?) Byzantines at some stage but I’m sure all Romans look the same to Ba…

Thirty Spears – A Challenge Update 3

Posted on May 15th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

A few comments have asked what transfers will be used for these figures when completed. Well as the saying goes a picture is worth a thousand words. Both images are from Little Big Men Studios. A banner sheet with shields for Gripping Beast sized shiel…

Thirty Spears – A Challenge Update 2

Posted on May 14th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

A quick update on the progress of the Thirty Spears:The second stand of ten are further on than pictured above and below. Only the shields and weapons to do now.Lurking in the back ground are the first group of ten Black Guard whose shield transfers ar…

Impetvs!

Posted on May 14th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Romans vs Barbarians! A classic Impetvs matchup. Adam had his 400pts of Bulgarians and I had my tried and true EIR Romans. I am particularly proud of the fact that exactly 60% of my points are in the larger of the two commands, that being the tournamen…

Sudanese Mercenary Spear

Posted on May 12th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Hendrid

I’ve finished the first of my infantry units for my Almohad Berber army project. This is a unit of Sudanese Mercenaries.The figures are all Artizan with particular ‘mercenary’, rather than tribal shields selected, to tie the unit together a bit, plus t…

Ionian War pt2

Posted on April 30th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Basic Impetus campaign in Anatolia continues and concludes.The Spartans incursion into Lycia provokes a response from the aggrieved neutrals, while the Cadians return to defend their borders. Meanwhile the Ionians and Persians raid into each others…

Thirty Spears – A Challenge update

Posted on April 30th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Ten days into the Thirty Spears Personal Challenge and the first ten are just about finished. Only the spears and shields remain to be painted and the shields will have to wait for the order from Little Big Men to be completed. A quick picture below sh…

Antonine’s Folly – An Impetus Tournament

Posted on April 29th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Here are a few pictures from several of the games from Sunday’s Impetus Tournament hosted by Falkirk District Wargames Club. Overall a good days gaming and a few surprizes through the day.The initial deploymentWith three commands all with poor generals…

Thirty Spears – A Challenge

Posted on April 25th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Due to other commitments during the Analogue Painting Challenge – that is life and work – I fell short of the target that I had set myself. Whilst at the time I excepted this I have been reviewing a few things lately and due to there being a lot of cha…

Ionian War

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Another Basic Impetus ancients campaign. Once again organised and GM’ed by Jim, and once more played over a grid map, but covering a larger and more politically complex area than Egypt.This time the fighting is set near the Ionian coast of Anatoli…

Back to the Brushes 87

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Pictured below is the start of another two points worth of Vikings for SAGA. This will complete the warband unless a levy unit is added in the future. Shown here are two figures from another Hird unit and one from another Bondi – he is on the left as y…

Later Achaemenid Persian Army Done!

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Now then,4 years in the making (among other things), the Persian army for Impetus is finally complete. The army comes in at 500 points so is big enough for a few options when playing the normal 300 or 400 point games.First of all I have the last units …

Nile Campaign pt3

Posted on April 1st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The campaign concludes with another Round of map moves and one  final battle.The Blemmy spend a D6 of their victory points, costing five in total, to invite their cousins over to form another army. The new force, afte…

Persian Colonist Cavalry

Posted on April 1st, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Now then,These 12 cavalrymen have been sat on my painting desk along with a load of Persian archers for about a year! Well I finally painted them. That pretty much completes the Persian army for Impetus. The archers are painted and im just getting them…

Basic Impetus Spartan vs Athenian

Posted on March 25th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

BASIC IMPETUS!Now then,After yesterdays game playing bolt action, the lad and myself are up for another game, this time rewinding history a few thousand years to ancient Greece.Now I haven’t had a game of BI for about a year so I have had to re-read th…