Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Carthaginian army for Basic Impetus

I've never played a historical wargame before. I've looked at a few over the past year, specifically Field of Glory and Warmaster Ancients. Both seem like good games in their own right, but it was Basic Impetus (and the full version, Impetus) that ultimately inspired me to take action. I was given a Carthaginian army by my parents last Christmas, so I finally got down to business. I humbly present my Carthaginian army for Basic Impetus.

The Carthaginian list for BI contains 10 units with a few options. My army is made up of 10mm Pendraken models. Pendraken's site has very few pictures, so I've included the Pendraken product codes for those who have ever been curious to see the models. My army includes:
  • African Cavalry (w/general) x 1 (ACA5 & AR6)

  • Libyan Spear x 2 (ACA3 & ACA4)

  • Gallic Allies x 2 (AG1)

  • Numidian Cavalry x 2 (ACA6)

  • Libyan Skirmishers x 2 (ACA1)

  • Elephants x 1 (ACA7)

Basic Impetus is a free set of rules with A LOT of army lists online. I'd recommend checking out the site. And for those interested, Pendraken's ancients section is this way. Finally, I'll leave you with a few close ups:

African Cavalry (w/general)

Numidian Cavalry

Libyan Skirmishers

Gallic Warband

African Elephants

Thanks for reading,


Vexillia said...

Great brushwork. Good luck with the blog.

APCollyer said...

Ditto on the paint job
I too have hords of Romans and Cathaginians but in 6mm so with rules I may be inspired to have a go.

Great scenery for the Numidians

JET (aka Jason) said...

Thanks for the comments gents. 10mm certainly is rewarding when the numbers start piling up. I'll be more excited when I reach 500 points!

David Smith said...

Great stuff. Thanks for sharing. I am doing a 10mm Roman army for Field of Glory.....but, having played B.I., I think its a fun set of rules for sure.

blacksmith said...

I'm lately doing a lot of 10mm. but I was wondering what would be better to start of with Impetvs, either 6 or 10mm.
Could you please tell me which scale do you prefer and the reasons why?
BTW, congratulations for your fantastic blog and your excellent painting skills.

JET (aka Jason) said...


Both scales work very well and are equally detailed and repetitive to paint. I think the biggest difference is the visual of the completed army. A 6mm army looks like an army, but it's too small to see any individual character in the models. 10mm gives a similar mass look, but it's easier to see the individual models and to tell what's what. I really enjoy both scales, but I think I lean slightly towards the 10mm army. However, in saying that, I've had countless hours of enjoyment playing Impetus with my 6mm Romans.

I realize that this probably doesn't help at all ;)

blacksmith said...

It helps, thanks! :)
BTW, which size did you use for your bases in 10mm? As per 15 mm (8 cm. front)or as per 25mm halved (6 cm. front?