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Vapnartak. Sunday 4th February 2018 Knavesmere Stand York Racecourse

Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:54 am by Cyrus The Adequate

Hi Gents

York is the usual first event in the UK Impetus calendar. This year …

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Post by Cyrus The Adequate on Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:13 am

I had the unalloyed pleasure of watching four classical period games today in preparation for York next weekend. There were two straight historical match ups too. It is really good to see armies in period playing against each other after the usual "time machine" effect of random competition or club play. The game with two different Hoplite armies was particularly good to watch

Looking forward to the event even more now
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Post by jeztodd on Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:26 pm

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Hi Jez here .... this was interesting for me as not part of a club and tend to end up playing games against my brother, and then any off competitions I join.

Typically we always go for historically matched armies as first choice and then in the open competitions we end up with the random games against unhistorical opponents.

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Post by Cyrus The Adequate on Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:20 pm

There was a certain amount of worry making York a restricted rather than open competition - the usual argument being you may put players off if you play a period they dont have armies for. York seems to be bucking that trend with 18 players. I'm looking forward to it
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Post by Tarty on Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:17 am

I'd much rather have restricted competitions if I knew we could get away with it but it does cut out those who don't have armies your right. Well done getting the numbers for York though, makes things more interesting all being in period I think.
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Post by Gaius Cassius on Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:28 pm

I agree with Tarty. Well done! I look on with envy. This competition could come down to points since it is very possible that after 3 rounds there could be two (or even three?) players that get through undefeated. I look forward to hearing the results. Any chance of slightly more detailed AAR for those spectators watching from afar?
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Post by dadiepiombo on Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:06 am

in Italywe tried to make a competition with paired historical opponent armies. This means that can move from one table to another that in theory could be also in different scale (in Italy 15mm is still popular as 28mm) The idea was also to prize the best scenario.

It never worked as people want to play with their own army and it is a pity.
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Post by Cyrus The Adequate on Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:27 am

Gaius Cassius wrote:I agree with Tarty. Well done! I look on with envy. This competition could come down to points since it is very possible that after 3 rounds there could be two (or even three?) players that get through undefeated. I look forward to hearing the results. Any chance of slightly more detailed AAR for those spectators watching from afar?

I would love to do AARs but as I'm playing it will be difficult. I have sold my soul to Wargames Illustrated to get a prize from them so I have to write an article about the event which they may eventually publish
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Post by Tarty on Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:37 pm

dadiepiombo wrote:in Italywe tried to make a competition with paired historical opponent armies. This means that can move from one table to another that in theory could be also in different scale (in Italy 15mm is still popular as 28mm) The idea was also to prize the best scenario.

It never worked as people want to play with their own army and it is a pity.

This type of event has been discussed a few times here. Set armies, terrain and points for gaining various objectives.
Haven't given up on this yet scratch but yes people do want to play with their own armies.
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Post by RogerC on Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:54 pm

A few years ago we did a tournament in Cardiff with historically matched armies. http://impetus.ativiforum.com/t244-dragon-s-roar-the-winter-warmer-cardiff-november-15th

It worked reasonably well, although there were more draws than usual, which I put down to people playing with unfamiliar armies. I guess those who only wanted to play with their own armies wouldn't have come, since everyone knew the format in advance.

The good thing about it was that it gave people a chance to play with troops they don't normally use. Everyone enjoyed the chariots!

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Post by pacofores on Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:17 am

We are playing a league/campaign in Córdoba, Spain, using germanic warbands against imperial legions (6 players). We bought the armies (1/72 plastic based as 15mm...ultra-cheap!), painted them (romans and germans with snow bases). Now we are talking about samuráis, or maybe Polis pre-Alexander.

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Post by starkadder on Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:15 am

Tarty wrote: people do want to play with their own armies.

Not all of us, Mr T.
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