Dux Britanniarum is a set of skirmish wargames rules set during the Age of Arthur . The Setting. The game is set in the 5th century. The Roman. Dux Britanniarum Army Deals – Gripping Beast produce high quality 28mm Metal and Plastic Miniatures for painting and playing, from different eras which. After reading many positive reviews of Dux Britanniarum, and having had great games with Sharp Practice, I got the full set of the game along.

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Book Three deals with the tabletop battle itself, including pre and post battle sequences which affect the details of the ongoing campaign. Typically a Nobles can play one card when he is activated. The Dark Ages has certainly had a resurgence over recent months, and I think even the most cynical of gamers will find it very difficult not to come away from these rules without an instant enthusiasm for fighting battles and writing their own kingdom histories in the Age of Arthur.

In the post game sequence, the British came out badly, needing 2 months to replace their losses, while the Picts only needed 1 month — this meant that the Picts could raid unmolested for the month of April. If you are fighting a full blown battle then this develops out further into an opportunity to really psyche up your force and attempt to get them mentally prepared for the fight.

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A battle however, is a much more organised affair, and you can then make several decisions on how to inspire your troops beforehand — perhaps a stirring speech, consult the omens, or maybe provide your troops some liquid encouragement?


He can then try in a last ditch effort to seize some of your land, but if that fails his men will disperse and he will be finished. The Romano-British are culturally more Roman, bfitanniarum British are more British but they are both civilised Christians who are linked to Rome still through the church.

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The Wilde Goose: First test game of Dux Britanniarum

As I have already said, the artwork in the book — especially the maps — are stunning and certainly bring the campaign itself to life. The British got to bring on 3 units at the start of the game, rolling the right centre area for their deployment zone. Archaeological evidence indicates there were other posts occupied at the time which are not listed. The emphasis is brjtanniarum keeping the basic game play simple and udx, you want a game that flows easily where everyone playing is involved and caught up in the narrative of what is happening dxu the game rather than the rules themselves.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. However, I would say that the system is designed udx be picked up and put down, so duz you fancy going away and playing IABSM for a few weeks then you can just come back and pick up where you left off with no problems. A character generation system will add colour to your campaign as your Nobles assume their own personalities.

Meanwhile, the Pict cavalry arrived at the ford as the British Lord started rallying shock off his Levy. However with the Picts counting as Warriors and neither side having any combat cards to play, it was 6 British dice against 4 Pict dice in the ensuing melee. On a production level, this new book is one of the best in the Too Fat Lardies stable.


I have always believed that campaigns are the Holy Grail for wargamers. You need o think about other issues. They both fear and hate the pagans from Germany who they see as simply trashing all things civilised.

Dux Britanniarum

As a minimum a single province city state, such as Verulamium, could provide a campaign with an absolute minimum of half a dozen games. Email required Address never made public.

It is the old lands of the Catuvellauni which now have a King who rules to the north of London up to the south of Leicester. The full colour rulebook is of a very high quality.

In each turn all of the cards are played and that determines the order in which things happen. Is this by Richard Ansell again?

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I think we have seen hyper inflation in recent years with the cost of rules. That is an immensely hard job for the British, but it should be hard, it was in reality.

Actually it is coming along well. Picts get into vux. Plays a metric ton of skirmish wargames and shares his experiences here on the blog. Painting, Modelling and Scenery Dux Britanniarum was a military post in Roman Britainprobably created by Diocletian or Constantine I during the late third or early fourth century.

For example, getting your men roaring drunk before a battle could well make them more aggressive, but it can also make them more unruly, and even fog your brain as a xux if you over-do it.