With the Dark nights creeping in and the inclination to spend the evening sat before a warming fire, what better time could there be than to reach for a copy of Dux Britanniarum, our Dark Age rules, and summon up tales of valour and heroism as told in the halls of Arthurian Britain? Indeed, what better incentive than a magical twenty percent off the Dux Britanniarum rules and the Raiders rules supplement throughout the month of October. Even Merlin would be impressed!
So what is Dux Britanniarum all about? The main rules focus on the British defence of their island in the face of a Germanic invasion by the Saxons, Angles and Jutes. Choose the region of Britain over which you want to fight and enjoy the campaign system which allows you to conquer lands, amass experience, gain additional supporters and build fortifications and other enhancements to allow you to hold on the your kingdom. Typically a campaign begins with a Saxon force of around forty five models raiding from the Sea before attempting to win land and settle. Meanwhile the British player will attempt to keep the invaders at bay and hold on to his lands.
The Raiders supplement allows you to introduce three new factions, the Picts, the Scotti and the Irish and extend your campaigning to the northern lands above the wall and the island of Ireland to the West, both of which stood unconquered by the Romans and have very different cultures which are represented in the rules.
Normally £25.00, Dux Britanniarum bundle of the main rules and card deck are just £20.00 during October, whereas The Raiders expansion set with book and card is now £14.40 rather than the usual £18.00. The Double Dux bundle, with both sets of books and cards is now just £32.00. Now is the time to go forth and conquer with Dux Britanniarum.
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