Posts Tagged ‘Impetus’

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…

Analogue Painting Challenge Review

Posted on March 24th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The 4th Analogue Painting Challenge has come and gone and its now time to review what was achieved against what was set. An ambitious target was set comprising of the following:Twenty-one Citadel Orcs from circa 1984-5A Lawmen Gang of nine figures for …

Nile Campaign pt2

Posted on March 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The campaign continues with a few extra wrinkles added to the rules, in order to increase Blemmy and Boukoloi participation. They can now get Victory Points by raiding the four Nile squares south of the Delta. Plus siege rules added so that the three c…

Nile Campaign pt1

Posted on March 11th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A short campaign set in Late Roman Egypt. A ‘battleships’ style map campaign and using Basic Impetus for the battles. GM’d by Jim.Blemmyes ( Tel ) – (starts in) Eastern Desert.Boukoloi ( Tony ) – Nile DeltaRomans ( Dave M ) – AlexandriaS…

Dead Man’s Hand 2

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

Here the Earp Brothers that will be used a part of a Lawman gang in Dead Man’s Hand. The figures are from Artizan Design’s and were great to paint. They have been sculpted based on the characters as portrayed in the Kevin Costner film Wyatt Earp and th…

Back to the Brushes 85

Posted on February 26th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Some work in progress pictures as promise of the current stand of Mycenaeans that are being painted. This stand will be part of the last submission for the Analogue Paining Challenge this year as well as being the centre piece for the infantry element …

Dance of Bronze 8

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

Shown here is another recent entry from the Analogue Painting Challenge. This time it is two casualty figures from Redoubt Enterprises Trojan War range.The figures are well posed and paint up well. These will be used as casualty markers for Impetus whe…

Dance of Bronze 7

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

This was the third part of the recent entry into the Analogue Painting Challenge. The figures are from Redoubt Miniatures Trojan War range and are based here as a stand of javelin armed light foot for Impetus.The shields have been painstakingly painted…

Back to the Brushes 84

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

Well things have been up and down here over the last three weeks. The phrase “Your post has been made redundant but there are other alternative posts you can apply for” has been used. What this means and when it  will be resolved will take some mo…

Sassanid Elephant

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

The first of my Sassanid elephants, this one is from old glory with A & A archer in the howdah. I am yet to use any elephants in Impetus and I am looking forward to it…….just a little bit!CheersMatt

Equites Tertii Stablesiani

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Another addition to my roman army, my last unit of light cavalry……I think! This unit will be used as CL in Impetus.This  unit served in the east under the command of the Magister Militum per Orientem, they served along the roads around Cy…

Decima Gemina

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

Raised by Octavian by the merger of two legions of Mark Antonys following the Battle of Actium in 31BC. In the third century, the tenth legion received several surnames, which suggest its loyalty to the emperors Caracalla or Heliogabalus…

Veteran Ala

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

This ala of Roman cavalry will join the Impetus-based Early Imperial Roman army that I’ve building in spare moments between other projects.I painted the Gripping Beast riders at least a decade ago, but they looked too small alongside the larger minis i…

Back to the Brushes 82

Posted on January 16th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, things have been a bit hectic here over the last ten days and are likely to get more so over the next few weeks. There is a restructure going on at work and everything is starting to become very real. that includes the prospect of significant cha…

Great King

Posted on January 8th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Internal strife in Persia as the army of The Great King, King of Kings fights the forces of the Great King, King of Kings to find out who really is the Great King, King of Kings. Played with Basic Impetus, currently the Ancient rules of choice, with&nb…

Rounding up 2013

Posted on December 31st, 2013 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As 2013 draws to a close in sunny Scotland its a time to reflect before the Hogmanay celebrations start. The year started with the 3rd Painting challenge and progressed  from there.  A new Impetus army has been started and hopefully early nex…

2013 in review

Posted on December 31st, 2013 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Belated seasons greetings,I hope you all had a great Christmas and new year, and of course managed to get hold of all the goodies you asked for from Santa.Having just returned from the depths of winter in Scotland, I now have time to have a look at wha…

Back to the Brushes 81

Posted on December 29th, 2013 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Progress has been slow over the last week with Christmas and all it brings. Hopefully the next few days will allow a bit more painting to be done on a variety of different elements for the Analogue Challenge.The first set of Orcs are now painted but wa…

Persian Fire 3

Posted on December 9th, 2013 under , , , , , . Posted by

The first of two planned stands of javelin armed light infantry for the Sassanids are shown below:In keeping the the other figures that have already been painted for this army the same colours have been used to keep a uniform appearance for the poor bl…

Ring Impetus

Posted on December 4th, 2013 under , . Posted by

A game of Impetus, heavily modified for a fantasy setting – Middle Earth. A force of Orcs and Haradrim, with their pet Giant Oliphant in tow, take on a force of Elves, Rohir and Knights of Dol Amroth. The elves face off against the Orcs, as the Cavalr…

Back to the Brushes 79

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well the preparation for the 4th Analogue Painting Challenge is now finally complete. Have a look at the link to see the entry figures from two years ago.A bit of a mix up under coating the last of the figures but it is not the end of the world.Th…

Impetus gaining momentum

Posted on December 2nd, 2013 under , , , . Posted by

Some more Romans based for Impetus; again Warlords, from the small but beautifully painted army that I bought from David Imrie.  I went with a 4cm deep base, and a few more minis than others might use.This is the 4th element, I hope to reach 10 &n…