Monthly Archives: April 2015

Macedonian Companions

It seems that there has been a period of ancients painting, and finally some cavalry finished. What would be world without Macedonian Companion cavalry? Therefore last, but not least, Macedonian gift to the heavy cavalry. These are primarily aimed to represent … Continue reading

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Greek equestrians

Time to bring out one of the more useless units for Impetus. Greek cavalry that resembles the very limited cavalry arm of Syracuse and Italiots that were still present for Second Punic War. Secondary use is little bit more graceful once … Continue reading

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Men of the Eurasian Steppe

Now it is time to haul in the first reinforcements from the Eurasian steppe. Seleucids, and later Alexander will need some long range support for their war effort. I have five units worth of the horse archers, in galloping posture … Continue reading

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Terrain to wage war on, part II

As mentioned earlier, I thought that modular board would be right choice for my gaming needs, but now after actively using them for some time, I came to appreciate little bit different form of modularity. There are fundamental problems with modular … Continue reading

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Reading for the Weekend – Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry and Dragoon Tactics

Since some time I have deviated from the topic, and now returning back to the basics in a form of Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics by Philip A. Haythornthwaite (ISBN# n/a). First, I have tried to look for book … Continue reading

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DSLB and Impetus evening

Drums and Shakos Large Battles – Dual Objective Another day, we had a game of DSLB to try out fist scenario Dual Objective from ‘One Hour Wargames‘ adapted to Drums and Shakos Large Battles. Some minor modifications were done and force … Continue reading

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Mercenaries to end all mercenaries – Thureophoroi

Unfortunately the Baccus Thureophoroi are old cast and it is visible. Quality is a bit so so, and for example shields are honestly terrible. I decided to paint the figures as they are without working the details out, and hope … Continue reading

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