In 2006 a friend introduced me to this great game. When full-fat Impetus was released I was one of the first to get a copy. I love the game.
Then I moved back to New Zealand in 2009. People here were still locked in the DBMM v FoG debate and ancients was really on the wane. I tried to get people to look at this for some time – even putting on a demonstration game with the assistance of an old friend. The usual grunts ensued from spectators, but of course bows and arrows against the wind really.
I put the idea on hold for some years whilst pottering with other thing and trying hard to fit back into 1986 (which is roughly where mindsets were when I arrived in 2009).
With the release of Dux Bellorum and a few demo games of that people have come to see the benefits of the big Impetus bases. They simply look better!
I was working on finishing a 2000 point WAB2 Saxon army with Vikings waiting in the wings when Warhammer Historical went arse up. I decided to pop these onto bases for Dux Bellorum and use them as Late Saxons for a while whilst I was putting together proper armies.
Then I realised that I only had to finish four or five more elements and I would have completed both a Saxon and Viking BI army. Game on.
So now things are spread from one end of the table to the other whilst I trim and assemble loads of Wargames Factory figures. Around 50 in fact. It will be worth the effort.
Here is a taster: