We have not played a game of Napoleonic's for well over a year now and with all these beautifully painted figures lying around it just did not make sense. So Myself and John decided to drag a few battalions from each side and have a very small game of Basic Battles. The rules themselves are as they state 'Basic' and our game was over in just over an hour, though it may have been quicker if not for one rule neither of us really liked. The rules have a special adaptation for Elite and Veteran units where if hit they nullify the first hit, which can be very frustrating. We think that this rule should be changed to say that any double '5's are nullify similar to the ruling for Tercios in Baroque, which would make more sense? As for some of us just rolling a '6' is an accomplishment.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
A little more basing over the weekend allowed me to completed a couple more bases for a friends Basic Impetvs Army. These find figures are from the beautiful Aventine Miniatures Etruscan Range and they must be some of the nicest figures on the market. The figures were painted by Zakpainter in Spain wow has painted the figures beautifully.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
These fine lads I have just finished basing for Baroque represent a unit of Ottoman Dragoons for the Eastern half of the Empire. They are a mix of Imperial Mercenaries Dragoons and Anatolic/Slav infantry from the excellent 28mm Old Glory Eastern Renaissance range. I have place a few spare shields on them to present a more Ottoman feel to the unit. The figures were painted by Leroy Simpson and are the last unit I had to base for John Maguire's massive Ottoman Army, which I can not wait to see on the table again.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Years ago I had a passion for Ancients and amassed many figures based and ready to go for the old Warhammer Ancients, which was a great system. However just as they were about to release some excellent new periods and armies the owners pulled the pin and I stopped gaming the period. Then I was introduced to Impetvs and than closely followed by Basic Impetvs. The rules certainly caught my attention and soon I was back in to wargaming one of my favourite periods after nothing for at least ten years. Now I am finding it quite hard to pick a different set of rules which can match this system. I am told that 'Into the Strongest' is also a great set but I have not as yet payed...but I do have the rules. Anyway the next few images are from two double sized games of Basic Impetvs Myself and the lads (Jeff Smith and Dave Lowe) played last Sunday afternoon.