Tag Archives: Basic Impetus

Acquisition – Minor Scenics

This will probably take a while to complete and explain but what is a game without sheep grazing in meadows or cattle just being cattle? Another day I went on to see the Perfect Six not to look for anything … Continue reading

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Impetus Scenarios I – Magnesia

I thought to start with Magnesia, but instead or relying the assumption that Romans were overwhelmed 2:1, I think it more realistic that both sides had roughly 50 000 troops. Assuming that the information is more or less correct, we could … Continue reading

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Porus versus Alexander and a bit of Roman civil war

Two quick games of Basic Impetus were played, this time Indian army versus Alexander and his Macedonians. Both has opportunity to play both sides so I think it was quite equal – not to mention fun. Of course, I had … Continue reading

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Impetus Scenarios

Until now I have slowly built [Basic]Impetus armies for various factions in the mediterranean without any particular goal in mind (admittedly  a long distance call from any really significant armies of any nation, ancient or otherwise) and have now come to … Continue reading

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Debut of Porus

I am glad to introduce the great army of the great king Porus for Basic Impetus. It took much less of an effort to paint the indians than I thought, once I got up to speed. As the army currently … Continue reading

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India – part V

Indian armies are predominantly archers combined with elephants. Chariots and cavalry have their role, but there is not so much in a way of skirmishers – one could say that Indian skirmisher would just be a bit more loose formation … Continue reading

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India – Part IV

Now it is time to turn to the real plodders of indian army. It is quite evident that they have significant amounts of rather questionable infantry – for example VBU 3, C class bowmen. Individually perhaps rubbish, but cheap and plentiful. … Continue reading

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