Army lists in Dux Bellorum are defined , but loosely and allow for a lot of flexibility in the forces you raise. Generally you are looking at between five and ten units, plus up to three strategies - strategies might be unique unit types like monks or wardogs, or they could represent unit upgrades etc. My starter army lists, as I may have mentioned before, were driven by the models I already had at hand, either painted or in the lead pile.
We will be playing our games based in the north of Britain (c. AD 500) to permit Picts, Saxons, Irish, Welsh and Romano-Brits all to have a go. Here is my Romano-British army, sans strategies. It stands at 29 points, allowing me three points to spend on a strategy of my choosing during any given battle. Nominally it is the war-host of Rheged, the British kingdom straddling the Solway and taking in the regions of Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway (perhaps). In AD 500, that might (or might not... I love this period) make my commander king Meirchion Gul - Meirchion the Lean.
These are two units of noble riders, the experienced warrior caste of Rheged.
The local Rheged infantry consist of a shieldwall muster and a body of archers.
The infantry is supplemented by two shieldwalls of foederati - fierce Germanic mercenaries. The unit on the right - fully equipped in chainmail, swords and the odd wolf skin - will be used as a noble shieldwall; at least to begin with. The other unit will be an ordinary shieldwall. I have stuck with a red colour theme with this army, except for the foederati whom I have themed in blue. This way they can form the basis of a future Saxon army, should the need arise.
The army assembled; and to top it all off, at the back is a small hamlet for them to raid or defend (as the notion takes them).
Great looking army...and village! Nice work...ReplyDelete
Great work, love them.ReplyDelete
Awesome work! Where are those houses from?ReplyDelete
A company called Baggage Train, they do a lovely watch tower too which I have my eye on.ReplyDelete
Like I need to start a new period in this scale. Don't do this to me please.ReplyDelete
Which measures are the bases, 6x2?
Bases are 60mm x 30mm. It's a great scale!Delete
That's a wonderful little army. I have Glutter of Ravens and I'm tempted to upgrade to Dan Mersey's new version of those rules.ReplyDelete
So, which figures are you going to use for their enemies? I have looked about and there seems to be a gap in the market where Arthurian Britain and their enemies are concerned.ReplyDelete
I'm currently working on a small Irish army of noble warriors using a mix of Magister Militum, Pendraken and Eureka figures.Delete
Pendraken are doing Picts later this year and between MM, Pendraken and Kallistra, people should find it possible to put together Irish and Saxon armies easily enough.
Great Work! Where the figures are from?ReplyDelete
Just about everything there is from Pendraken Miniatures.Delete
Wow these are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Are the buildings also pendraken?
No, I believe they are Baggage Train buildings.Delete
what size bases? 80 x 40 or 60 x 30? really spiffing workReplyDelete
Those are 60x30mm bases.Delete