Thursday, 9 October 2014

Impetus Rematch - Those "Pesky Persians" rise up again!


Sassanid General and Standard Bearer give a bit of moral support from the rear!

We decided to strike while the iron was still reasonably hot and get the boys out again for another battle.  Once again the interest was good around the club and young Chris and Kiwi Andrew grabbed the reins so to speak and endeavoured to see how we could butcher these excellent rules!
Roman battlelines - slightly fuzzy in the morning fog...at least thats my story!

Equites Illyricani look to secure the flank.

The battle was a 450 points aside game.  Being slightly unfamiliar with some of the subtler aspects of the rules we did mess a few things up:  Wheeling importance, evading of lights, moving up to move skirmishers to name a few.  However the game was great fun yet again!


Wonderful shield designs from LBM - really sensational to work with.  Whatever did we do before Mr Stephen Hales.
  What a clever fellow!!

Persian levy/militia are finally blooded...and do a damned fine job as well.  Arrogant little latinos!

Those heavies look the business.  Gripping Beast Late Romans and Persian cavalry.

The Sassanid Right wing.  Experimented with skirmishers in front to protect the Saravan Clibanarii however really only negated my own fire which was of a superior nature.
Right Wing Commander - "Go forward lads!".


Nice "A and A Miniatures" Saravan General.


 Another game set for two weeks with another three new players.  One of the outstanding aspects of these rules is the beautiful look and aesthetics of the game.  It garners many comments and certainly attracts people to the table.

Until next time.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful armies. LBMS transfers on A&A and Gripping Beast figures - what more could you want!

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    1. Thanks C - I truly love LBMS as a company. Best evolution in Wargaming since Minifiig cast single figures from strip figures many years ago!!

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  2. Those are absolutely stunning! Cor. Absolutely love the Sassanid heavies.

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    1. Thanks Simon. You should feel the weight in the base. You could easily stun a gaming colleague with an inadvertent slip of our hand.

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    2. Does that happen a lot in your games, Carlo? Do people need protective headgear? ;-)

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  3. ;o) Those damn Persians always a pain in the back side coming back like that to show off their colorful infantry, cavalry, weapons and banners... ;o)

    Awesome!

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    1. They have a certain style about them Phil. They are a showboat army and I still vividly remember a wonderful Sassanid Persian army on the cover of Miniature Wargames in the 1980's from the collection, I think, of Phil Robinson.

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  4. It has certainly attracted me. I'll have a read of the basic rules. It will also be grand to command some of those fine troops as well.

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    1. Should be fun Mark. The rules are great fun and the games so far have been tremendous.

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    1. Thanks Peter. We are having another game in two weeks with Mark and James joining in. Might have a few elephants ready by then as well with a bit of luck.

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  6. Amazing pictures, these minis are very impressive!

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    1. Cheers Phil. The Gripping Beast Ancients range is very good and the figures look the part if you know what I mean. Funnily enough some of my favourite figures in this particular range are there humble Sassanid Levy Militia spearmen. Look sensational on masse.

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  7. Stunning figures! Great looking game.

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    1. Thanks so much Dean. Have stood the test of time quite well and I was quite fortunate to have a team of really good painters to coy figures off when I had to make up units for Impetus etc.

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