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Dux Britananium

Post by Wombat » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:54 pm

I've just Bought Dux Brit. TFL.
I'm only halfway through but it seems to be what I was looking for. Am now putting together Dark age order. :oP
Anyone else using these rules?

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Re: Dux Britananium

Post by craigjwoodfield » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:47 pm

Haven't been able to source a copy locally so far, but I am certainly interested.

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Re: Dux Britananium

Post by Cyrus » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:22 pm

I've got the mega-bundle deal and have played one game so far. I think it is a great set of rules well suited to campaigns but doesn't require large forces. I've started on my Romano-British...Ian at War and Peace Games stocks it if anyone is interested interested.

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Re: Dux Britananium

Post by paintpig » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:25 pm

Any chance of an game report Cyrus or some first impressions?
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Re: Dux Britananium

Post by Cyrus » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:27 pm

Photos and bit of a report on our first game:

http://satrapminiatures.blogspot.com.au ... iarum.html

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Re: Dux Britananium

Post by paintpig » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:06 pm

Thanks Cyrus, I have quite a fondness for later Roman/sub roman British, no idea of the history except for the legends but I do think they look nice :roll:
The rules don't need huge forces for a satisfactory game?

Looks like we have vacations in similar parts of the world, did you go to the excavated Edfu Temple?
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Post by Wombat » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:43 am

Thanks Cyrus. I liked those figures too. :D

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Re: Dux Britananium

Post by Cyrus » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:57 am

Thanks Dave and Wombat. The rules are really designed to be played as a campaign so you start out with small forces (roughly 40 figures with six figure units) and try to increase your forces and territory. There's a game designer post on the TFL blog that's really useful.

I also recently got the new Dux Bellorum Arthurian Wargaming Rules AD 367-793 published by Osprey for $15 post free from the Book Depository and these look really good as well.

I haven't been to the Edfu Temple but I'm sure I'd like it!

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Re: Dux Britananium

Post by paintpig » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:56 am

The campaign rules sound really interesting, you could have a side project with them and play as you build and visa versa without putting all the heat on at the beginning buying, painting and organising armies, good stuff.

We cruised from Luxor/Karnak down to Edfu very relaxing, look forward to going back one day. :)

ps I like your new additions to the late Romans
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Re: Dux Britananium

Post by Cyrus » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:01 pm

Thanks Dave. I've got a large Late Roman army of BTD, GB, Westwind and a few A&A so the Dux Britanniarum stuff is a good way to start on them. I just got some movement trays for the circular bases from Dean at Olympian Games so will be able to use them for other rules.

The cruise down the Nile sounds pretty cool, we didn't even make into a felucca. We went from Cairo (day trip to Giza, Dashur and Saqqara) by train to Aswan (Abu Simbel) then onto Luxor. Amazing country and sites but found all the hard sell a bit wearing...have heaps of photos which I mean to post on my blog at some stage.

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