Tag Archives: Basic Impetus

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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India – Part III

Previously I started the long and tedious progress on the indian army, and have finished the indian War Elephants and bowmen. Now it is time to take up the next one, and concentrate on the second force that indians used … Continue reading

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