Craig, Jamie, Kent and I hosted a couple of Impetus Demo games at the NZ National Wargaming Tournament in Christchurch on Friday.
Craig and Kent played a 500pt First Crusades vs Syrians game as see on Craig's blog here, below is a shot of the desert action as it started
We managed to get through two games, with the first one being pretty decisive...
In the second game after lunch we swapped sides and the Romans deployed in the more traditional refused flank with the hill and forest forming a nicely defendable bottleneck:
Overall we had two really fun games that attracted alot of attention. Fully painted 28mm armies on nice terrain helps and we got a few people in rolling dice too. I put a display up of the various Warlord Games boxes I have as well as a few sprues and we all made a point of emphasising how cheap Impetus is compared to alot of other game systems.
You don't need hordes of models as (especially with our reduced 8cm frontage) even Heavy Infantry are only 8 models. The German models in my army (about 300pts) was two boxes of Infantry and one of Cavalry and cost me less then $100. Romans are even cheaper!
It seems to have worked too, with a least one club member ordering a new Roman army :)
Speaking of new (well mostly new) Roman armies my next project will be a Roman 300pt Adversary list to take on my Germans so I can demo the game at the Cavaliers gaming club on Thursday. Its going to get its first outing (in a semi painted state) tomorrow night when one of my mates will run the Germans and the other the Romans. They are both GW Fantasy players so I'm hoping a game of something a bit more "real" will grab their attention.