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The purpose of this guide is two fold. On one hand, it is to give the interested wargamer a guide to the Parthian armies and those of their enemies and to put the armies in a historical context. For many people the Parthians are a vague presence on the eastern edge of the world. As this guide shows, they were really a bridge between civilisations, linking Rome with India, acting as a barrier to nomadic tribes moving westwards and even having some contact with China.

The second purpose is to offer up some army lists (designed to fit with Impetus rules but easy to follow and equally easily converted for other wargames rules) to help those wargamers who use Impetus and who want to field the armies described in the guide. The idea is that the lists will enable you to produce an army which is reasonably authentic and as much as possible has some of the strengths and weaknesses of the original. 

The third purpose is to provide a simple campaign to help players use their armies within their historical context

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May 12th, 2013
I got this Army List and have started to build my army from it. It fills in a lot of gaps in other army lists. Will buy other army backgrounds as needed. Thank You Dave B. [...]
May 12th, 2013
An excellent resource on a sorely neglected, but significant, period of Ancient history. Obviously slanted towards Impetus rules but I would imagine reasonably simple to convert some of the ideas to other rules. [...]
May 10th, 2013
This product is a quick but very interesting read. The author aims to provide a historical background for the Parthians and her enemies including rome and some from the east. There are suggested historical army lists from the early, middle and late [...]
May 6th, 2013
A very well researched and focused army guide. A great addition to the Extra Impetus books! Highly recommended. [...]
May 6th, 2013
I bought this book and I'm quite happy with it. The booklet itselve is adressed to wargamers especially players of Impetus as the title suggests. Of course this book won't be for you if you try to achieve a university degree in Persian history but from [...]
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