Dux Britanniarum is a set of rules for wargaming and campaigning in the Age of Arthur. Covering the period 450AD to 600AD the rule book combine all you need to fight tabletop games and to run a virtually paper-free campaign.
The rules are designed to be played with relatively small forces. A Saxon starter Army is just 38 figures, a British starter army is only 44 figures, both of which can be purchased from our web site in 28mm although the rules play just as well with larger or smaller figures. Forces are grouped into six figures for most warriors and four figures for skirmish and missile troops or cavalry. The tabletop rules are D6 based and simple to use, with the single page playsheet on the rear cover of the rules covering 99% of situations. Activation is determined by a speedy card driven system where all units get to act in any single turn.
The rules are 92 full colour pages, perfect bound. Included with the rules is an A3 pull out map of Britian in around 450AD which provides the background setting to the Dux Britanniarum campaign. Your characters start their campaign as a Saxon Lord or a Romano-British Tribune and will attempt to gain fortune and reputation on the battlefield as you fight to defend or conquer a Romano-British kingdom. Included with the rules are four detailed maps which together cover moderd Britain, Wales and lowland Scotland along with an historical background to each kingdom.
A character generation system will add colour to your campaign as your Nobles assume their own personalities. The terrain and scenario generator allows games to be set up quickly and to result in an almost infinite variety of games to keep you challenged and enjoying the action. The tabletop rules provide for a fast play system with a fun and exciting narrative as your Nobles lead their men into battle. The unique three phase battle system and force morale mechanism allows you to fight your battles with a minimum of preparation and tie those results into the campaign system for a really exciting and fun gaming experience. You can read more about the way the rules work on Lard Island News here: http://toofatlardies.co.uk/blog/?p=989
At the heart of the game is the Game Deck and the Fate Deck, together a combined 64 cards which come as part of a great value bundle. The 64 card set includes both the Game deck and the Fate deck are available, either individually or as part of great value bundle deals as well. The 92 page rule book is available in hard copy, downloadable PDF or navigable Tablet format for the i-Pad and similar products.
Interested in the Tablet version? This has been specifically designed to work with the iPad or similar touch-screen tablets providing users have a PDF viewer on their iPad that allows them to access the hyperlinks within the document. This might vary depending on what apps they have installed. If they donít already have this capability, tablet users might wish to download the relevant software from the panoply of providers ready to meet their needs.
You can read a full set of players notes here: http://toofatlardies.co.uk/blog/?p=1075
You can download a free printable set of cards which you'll need to play the game here: http://toofatlardies.co.uk/blog/?p=1045 or alternatively they are available for purchase from our web site.
Shock Markers and Force Rosters can be found to download here: http://toofatlardies.co.uk/blog/?p=1080
Force Morale Trackers can be downloaded here: http://toofatlardies.co.uk/blog/?p=1063
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 17 July, 2012.