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  • #14026
    yorkie
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    Now then,

    I have painted up a reasonably big crusader army for Impetus over the last few years, but I have decided im going to rebase the army, and expand it at the same time. So to get myself started I have spent the last few days re-doing King Richards standard. It looked passable before, but you know when you look at something and it bugs you?

    I had to repaint it, or more accurately bin the old flag and make a new one.

    There are some closer pics and stuff on my blog, here –

    http://stevenkelly1.blogspot.com/2014/12/richard-lionheart-revisited.html

    Cheers,

    Steve

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    http://stevenkelly1.blogspot.com/

    #14028
    A Lot of Gaul
    Participant

    Very nicely done! 

    "Ventosa viri restabit." ~ Harry Field

    #14034
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Oooh, lovely work.

    #14035
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Wowzer !!!

    #14040
    Shandy
    Participant

    Great work! Which rules are you going to use instead of Impetus?

    #14041
    yorkie
    Participant

    Hi Shandy,

    I am thinking about making the basing work for lots of different rulesets. I really like Hail Caesar, and it was always a toss up between HC and Impetus. Impetus won because less figures were needed. Im thinking that if im clever about it, ill be able to play both. What I do want to do, is expand the units, for a more “epic” look!

    Steve

    http://stevenkelly1.blogspot.com/

    #14046
    Altius
    Participant

    Those are very pretty!

    I really like Hail Caesar, and it was always a toss up between HC and Impetus. Impetus won because less figures were needed. Im thinking that if im clever about it, ill be able to play both. What I do want to do, is expand the units, for a more “epic” look!

    I think Hail Caesar would be my main, “go-to” rule set for ancients, but I’ve also been playing Dux Bellorum and I really like Impetus bases because they give me a good opportunity to be creative with the look of my units. So what I have done is to base my stuff on big Impetus bases – one base per unit –  and play HC or DB with them that way. For HC, it means you have to be creative with formation changes, but I have found that my formations don’t do much changing anyway, so it’s largely a moot point. If a unit does want to change its default formation, I can just handle it with a marker.

    Where there is fire, we will carry gasoline

    #14055
    yorkie
    Participant

    Those are very pretty!

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>yorkie wrote:</div>
    I really like Hail Caesar, and it was always a toss up between HC and Impetus. Impetus won because less figures were needed. Im thinking that if im clever about it, ill be able to play both. What I do want to do, is expand the units, for a more “epic” look!

    I think Hail Caesar would be my main, “go-to” rule set for ancients, but I’ve also been playing Dux Bellorum and I really like Impetus bases because they give me a good opportunity to be creative with the look of my units. So what I have done is to base my stuff on big Impetus bases – one base per unit – and play HC or DB with them that way. For HC, it means you have to be creative with formation changes, but I have found that my formations don’t do much changing anyway, so it’s largely a moot point. If a unit does want to change its default formation, I can just handle it with a marker.

    I know what you are saying, I do like my Impetus based stuff, but I will still be more satisfied with them once each unit is twice as large, on multiple bases. To play Impetus, ill just put 2 bases together, I just dont like using markers to show formation changes!

    Heres a link to my full Impetus Army –

    http://stevenkelly1.blogspot.com/p/the-3rd-crusade.html

    Steve

    http://stevenkelly1.blogspot.com/

    #14086
    Shandy
    Participant

    Good to hear about HC! I intend to use them for my El Cid project – the first game is scheduled for the Christmas holidays… I thought about using Impetus bases but decided to use 4 DBA bases for infantry and 2 DBA bases for cavalry. That’s a lot of figures and I’m already starting to get a bit tired of painting them, hopefully a game will bring the inspiration back.

    Anyway, looking forward to seeing more of your stuff, maybe even a playing report?

    #14087
    yorkie
    Participant

    It will be a while before I get a game unfortunately. Once I move back home from Cyprus next year hopefully things will pick up.

    http://stevenkelly1.blogspot.com/

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