Monday, 29 April 2013

Antonine's Folly - An Impetus Competition

Here are a few pictures from yesterday's Impetus Competition held by Falkirk District Wargames Club.

The picture above is a scene from near the end of the final game for the Patrician Romans, shortly before they were routed by Yuan Chinese. The game started with the loss of a unit of horse archers on the fair end of the table, followed shortly by the camp and a unit of skirmishers in the centre. 

On the near end of the table, these tribal light foot would just not break under missile fire from several units of Huns, light infantry and bow armed supporting units from the Patrician Romans.

The guard swordsmen below dealt with one unit of Foederati Heavy Cavalry and stupidity on the Roman's commanders side caused the end of the Generals unit. It is never a good idea to try and ride through two zones of control with short bow A armed troops at point blank range. Made it through but only just. The resulting combat saw the end of the general and the game.

These figures from The Assault Group are really great and Frazer has had them fantastically painted too. Its the basing that really makes them though :)

Some scenes below from the end of another Late Roman army below. This time against Berbers with a similar results, that is a rout.

Overall a great day's gaming and with a draw, a win and a rout a good mix of games to boot. Looking forward to the next day being held by Dunfermline Wargames Club in the late summer.

Lastly, a warm welcome to:
  • BigRedBat
Glad to have you aboard and if you haven't already seen this blog then its well worth a look.

Cheers for now


Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Some great looking games!


BigRedBat said...

Thanks! Competition looks fun.

Cheers, Simon

Hendrid said...

Good you enjoyed the Competition and had some good games.

Who had the Berber army? I'll need to get some pointers as when I use my Berbers for Impetus I always get stuffed :-)

DeanM said...

Cool looking game (never played Impetus); great looking figures too - love the Chinese troops. Dean

roma912 said...

Thanks to all for the comments.


Monty said...

Great looking armies all around, I especially like the white shields with the color shift. Nice work!