Tuesday, January 17, 2012



Finished these guys up a couple of days ago, but didn't have a chance to get pics up until today.


Impetus Unit Type: FL
Base Size: 8cm x 4cm
Manufacturer: Old Glory 15mm

They are Thureophoroi, mercenary troops defined by their use of the Thureos. There's a neat run-down on them here. I think once we move beyond 300 points, I'm going to try and make room for more of them in the list.


Technically, these guys are Throakital, which are basically better armoured Thureophoroi. The Pyrrhic list allows for half of deployed FL to upgraded to VBU 5. I'm not sure if this is to distinguish between heavier and lighter troops, or between the more "tribal" FL (like Thracians) and professional mercenaries like the Thureophoroi. Once I get more units on the table, these guys will get the VBU upgrade, as their mail is distinctive enough to mark the difference on-table.


I've yet to see this unit do much of anything in a game, although with only three games under my belt, it's likely too soon to judge. Generally, I've stuck them on a flank in rough terrain, where they are promptly ignored by my opponent. I might try mixing it up a little against my opponent this coming Wednesday.

I've got a unit of Tarantine cavalry in process, and will likely do some skirmisher bases after that. The THMG has tentatively scheduled a mini-tournament for the end of February, and it's got me motivated to paint. In the list I've been running, the one thing for which I don't have figures are the elephants. I had planned to pick them up post-Christmas, but found a too-good-to-pass-up deal on some Xyston Spartans, and so will have to wait until next paycheque. In the meantime, I'm (im)patiently waiting for my copy of Extra Impetus 4, and sorting through my leadpile. It is a very dangerous thing to have enough figures to start several armies, but not enough to finish them.



  1. Very nice unit. I'm more and more tempted by Impetus

  2. great job as usual, sebastofig let you try.
    Impetus is a great rule

  3. Excellent looking figures, they're painted very nice!!! Keep 'em coming!!!