Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Impetus casualty markers

There are several way to make casualty markers for Impetus.

Tarty shows his way


Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Konradin's Italian Campaign (1267 to 1268)

by Tillman Moritz, from Germany

Konradin's story is one about shortness, shortcomings as well, about youth and prematureness. He started too early, loosing his father in 1254 at the age of two, inheriting a lot of legal claims along with a lot of sworn enemies. And he ended too soon, becoming a mere puppet to political ambitions of both friend and foe, finally put to the sword in 1268 at the age of 16. So, actually, there is no story about Konradin. It's rather a story about his time, about politics and culture, about ideas and ideals and the change of these things in the 13th century.


Friday, June 1, 2012

The Rhoxolani for Impetus

by Monty, from the Twin Cities (USA)
The Rhoxolani were a Sarmatian people that migrated toward what is now the Baragan steppes in Romania.  The historian Strabo described them as nomads.  The Rhoxolani were defeated by general Diophantus in Mithradates' Crimean campaign and subsequently came over to fight with the Pontics against Rome.  There is a small mention of 100 Sarmation cavalry distinguishing themselves in the First Mithridatic campaign.