Craig and i went up to Christchurch to put on a demonstration day on Friday to try and drum up a bit of interest for Impetus competition that we are putting on at Tagcon this year Rome verses her enemies and she seem to have a few.
It was a great day out and many people stopped and asked about how the rules worked, they seem impressed with the flow of the game and the look all round a great Day. It was Sryians against my early Crusades and even though it was a very close run game and i thought i was about to hit the wall as my right flank started to melt away the dismounted knight put in a sterling effort to smash the opposing force and snatch the game right at the end. My son Justin came up and commanded the second half of the force and even though it took him a while to get into combat he did very well for his first game of Impetus.
Below are a few pictures of the game.
Let the games begin
Here's Craig setting up his forces
As you can see i've gone for the tried and test one edge to the other defence
Pooch moves his forces up it takes a couple of turns to get with striking distance Justin and I send our archers and crossbow forward to nip at Craig and Pooches forces as they advances and before you know it arrows are flying from both sides the syrians seem to be getting the upper hand with their heavier fire power.
By this point my knights have charge off into the sunset and managed to get themselves killed on a mass role of 5 six'sby Pooches light horse archers ( that hurt) now Pooches light and medium cave are harsing my crossbow ready to come around behind my foot knights but my crossbow unleast hell upon him and stop his advance
another shoot here you can see my foot knights seeing off Pooches light foot
a close up of the close combat Pooch was hoping to make contact first but i managed to charge home first
Justins forces press on into the fray
Justins General was pepper with flights of arrows and taken out of the game
Still his forces manage to hold on and take out just enough of Crags forces to win us the game
My knights in pile of dead in the corner they almost lost us the game
But Craigs pile of dead were just that much bigger
A great game all round lots of fun with a good bunch of guys thats what wargames is all about