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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Or will his ineptitude cause the kingdom to fall into decline and civil war? The new rules added by Raiders are fairly easy to pick up. The British shieldwall which they managed to form in the nick of time was dead tough — I lost count of the number of kills it saved by being in the formation.

Doing certain things like forming two units into a larger formation unit, changing into shieldwall formation, crossing difficult terrain, climbing over fences, etc. Instead they scurry around, launching rocks, pointy sticks or arrows at the enemy formations and harass enemy movement.

The other player is a Saxon nobleman, leading his band of warriors across the channel to raid rich British provinces to pay his warriors and the tithe to his king back in Northern Germany. If you are still looking to construct the britanniaruj hand you can recycle a card each time one of your Nobles is activated.

Review and Battle Report 11 Comments. The Dux would have had considerable influence within his geographical jurisdiction, and exercised significant autonomy due in part to the britannirum from headquarters of his superiors.

Brtianniarum rest of the turn was spent by the British getting into formation and the Saxons in the wood going nowhere as they rolled a double 1 for movement — the dice Gods were shining on me as usual! Only when in shieldwall formation is wheeling necessary and most manoeuvres can be done by just subtracting 1D6 from the movement.


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Dux Britanniarum | This War without an Enemy

They are too lowly for leaders to command, so they britanniaruj their own activation card. Brittanniarum Equites Crispianorum was located at Doncaster, and a naval unit at the mouth of the Tyne.

Shock Markers and Force Rosters can be found to download here: Then there are the activation cards. Each hit either causes no damage, shocks or kills an opponent. Here you generate the terrain, decide on the scenario and work out the morale of your force. The Picts rolled 10 dice, killing 2 British Warriors and causing 1 shock, while the British response was a miserable 1 shock.

At the start of the campaign that is pretty much what you are, a robber baron almost. Included with the rules is an A3 pull out map of Britian in briatnniarum AD which provides the background setting to the Dux Britanniarum campaign.

Dux Britanniarum: Rules Introduction and Review • Skirmish Wargaming

The Saxons are rather familiar with the land already as they had been shipped over by the Romans and Celts to work as mercenaries. Chain of Command My Saxons were going to fight off the British with their elite units, while the Warrior units did the herding — the Saxons had britanniaruum get 2 groups of pigs off the table to win.

They are exactly like a standard playing card so very easy to use and shuffle. The post game sequence also determines how the outcome of the battle affects the campaign. Force Morale Trackers can be downloaded here: The rules have been constructed around a narrative campaign which charts the struggles between a British Kingdom and the Saxon invaders, and the tabletop battle rules are a subset of this greater framework, so that the tabletop battles flow easily out of the campaign system.

Saga Second Edition Changes: Tabletop Gaming Den Sharing my gaming life. For each point of status they may carry out an action. The rest of the British arrive. On the other hand, my archers were quite successful, dishing out 2 kills and some shock — this was not going to win me the game though.


The Cynewulf campaign has progressed much further and has run very smoothly. As far as miniatures go, each player starts with a set number an kind of units. For twenty odd quid you could be getting a year of solid gaming.

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In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. For each model, roll 1D6, and total the number fo hits dependent upon what type of cover the target is in. The Setting The game is set in the 5th century. By continuing britannisrum use this website, you agree to their use. I rolled a double for terrain, so there was going to be a river with a ford placed — not what you want when you are trying to drive cattle britannizrum the opposite board edge!

British Warriors deploy to defend the hill. Several Germanic tribes, first and foremost the Saxons, decide that this poses a great opportunity for grabbing some land or at least lots of plunder.

I think this is what makes the rules great value for money. You are commenting using your Twitter account. They are assets, and the player is faced with some serious decisions about using them.

Card packs are available as a separate purchase. Archaeological evidence shows that other units must have been stationed here, which are not, however, mentioned in the Notita. What about the game, how does that play?

We should be taking advanced orders in about six days now, so watch this space. This War without an Enemy. As the rules stand they are designed for a single kingdom to be fought over. They rolled high for the evade and ended up quite a way back from the ford — perhaps a bit too far back….

When that happens he is declared an outlaw in Saxon lands. These are another factor to be considered in your game.

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