Sunday, 24 August 2014

Hi Guys

some old unidentified GW miniatures from years back

A pair of unarmed skaven

15 orcs armed with halbard, I think there are a few figures missing from the original set.
Can anyone identify these lads ?



Monday, 4 August 2014

Battle of Neapolis, pyrrhic campaign game.

Hi guys

A little while back Ed & I played the next game in our Pyrrhic campaign using Basic Impetus.  It was the battle of Neapolis, with Pyrrhus the attacker & Rome the defender.

Battlefield from the Pyrrhic side


Turn 1, Initiative Pyrrhus, the entire army advances except Pyrrhus, who holds himself in reserve toplug any gaps or exploit a breakthrough.
Rome ,  The Legions wheel forward to cover their flanks



Turn 2, Initiative Pyrrhus. Pyrrhus moves to the side , which causes him to be disrupted, skirmishers close on enemy, all others advance straight ahead

Rome, Light Horse & cavalry advances, Legions  continue to wheel outward.

Turn 3, Initiative Rome. Cavalry charge Oscan light foot, cavalry takes 1 point of damage & falls back.
Light horse & Legions advance.

Pyrrhus, Oscans throw javelins at cavalry, causing a point of damage. Light horse withdraw.
Skirmishers block opponents, Elephant, pike & cavalry advance, Pyrrhus reforms

Turn 4, Initiative Rome, Cavalry reform, right hand legion advances, skirmishers fall back

Pyrrhus, Elephant charges skirmishers who fall back. Oscan javelins break Roman cavalry. Pyrrhus
advances & the Hoplites wheel to face the Legion


Turn 5, Initiative Rome. Cavalry charge Elephant but are destroyed, the Elephant takes 1 point of
damage. A javelin volley from the skirmishers causes a further 2 points of damage to the elephant.

Pyrrhus, Skirmishers again block their opponents, the elephant wheels, and the oscans form up with
the hoplites.

Turn 6, initiative Rome. Legion charges cavalry and destroys them. The Roman triarii charge the pike
and cause 3 points of damage and suffer 1 point in return. A Legion charges Pyrrhus but take 1 point
of damage and fall back.

The legion destroys the hoplites and take 1 point of damage in the process.
The triarii destroy the rear unit of pike.

Turn 7, initiative Pyrrhus. The oscans & light horse charge, but to no effect. The elephant charges
the flank of the legion, each takes 1 point of damage

Rome, Legion kills Elephant, The pike drive the Triarii back, a javelin volley from the Oscans destroys a Roman legion , breaking the Roman army.

Result :Minor Pyrrhic victory, advance 1 stage.

Ancient Spanish

Hi Guys

I finished up a Basic Impetus Ancient Iberian army a while back. The bulk of the infantry and some of the cavalry are old glory, the slingers are corvus belli, and the rest of the cavalry are from Navigator. We often play Romans vs Carthaginians, so these can fight for, against and beside both Rome & Carthage. We are planning a campaign based on Hannibals path to Rome, so these guys will see service on the way. The bulk of this army can also be used in a wide variety of other armies , including Syracusan and Marian Roman and the skirmishers are generic enough to serve all over. Here is a few pictures of the finished article.

The whole force

The navigator cavalry

Old glory cavalry with General

Javelin armed skirmishers

Corvus belli slingers

One of two units of light horse.

I got a bit carried away with the shield patterns......

The first of five units of Scutarii

Spare figures we use as disruption markers.