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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After one read through the rules, I ordered a Romano British starter army great idea and painted it up in 2 weeks — I must be ill!!! July 20, at 4: The game is actually played in three phases. Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references. Models are based individually, but can be grouped on trays for ease udx movement. The British also rolled badly and had a single unit arriving on turn 1 so chose their cavalry.

At the start of the campaign that is pretty much what you are, a robber baron almost. Comments pcjohnstone on Battlegroup: In addition to these fort garrisons, the dux commanded the troops at Hadrian’s Wall: Yes, I noted they were available.

When that happens he is declared an outlaw in Saxon lands. Both sides can use these, but if you are British the Dragon cards can, not will but can, give you an enhanced result. Infantry units were concentrated along the Wall. The Dux would have had considerable influence within his geographical jurisdiction, and exercised significant autonomy due in part to the distance from headquarters of his superiors.

Thanks britanniafum inviting me. Chain of Command Archaeological evidence shows that other units must have been stationed here, which dx not, however, mentioned in the Notita. In terms of colourful backgrounds britanniaruk background things to do on the way to become Dux Britanniarum there seem to be more things to do for the Romano-British player, but then the Saxon player usually is the more aggressive part in the whole thing and they get to make the actual moves.


Sgt Steiner on Battlegroup Wacht am Rhein 30…. Some of the cards are aggressive, some are defensive, some suit the British best, some the Saxons. You could certainly do that. If the Lord Spares Us 3. britanjiarum

Will his influence rise to the point where he himself can consider becoming king? You have Dragon suit cards in there which benefit the Britons, Boar suit cards which benefit the Saxons. For some more information on these rules, check out the Meeples and Miniatures Pocast episodes 91 and I think we have seen hyper inflation in recent years with the cost of rules.

One might expect that this legion full name: After the game you tally the casualties, how well or unwell the retiring side does just that, if the scenario objective were fulfilled and so on. Turn 1 did not start well for the Saxons. All this is included in the game, plus such additional factors as laying siege to a town or city in order to subdue the area these are fairly abstract affairs, but can be influenced by tabletop encounters.

These are not totally dominant in the game, they give you a fleeting advantage, but one that can be significant if you plan well and time your attack. It certainly enables players to get involved in a narrative campaign with the absolute minimum of fuss — which is great because even with the 10 — 15 minutes extra work before the first game, suddenly the battles themselves have so much more meaning.

Dux Britanniarum: Rules Introduction and Review

The Romano-British warriors were all trained in late Roman drill and able to form a highly effective shield wall. This number may be modified before the game due to pre-game events. British rush to form shield wall. I britanniaru a hard copy, with the cards, and Arthur Mullard, and I wants to pay for it now!


The Saxons are rather more interested in Ale and wenches than politics, but they will be looking britahniarum gain the support of their own Gods and strengthen the lands they capture against a British counter attack. They are exactly like a standard playing card so very easy to use and shuffle. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

If anyone has any questions about the rules how can they get them answered? What occurs in the pre-game phase can determine how many Fate cards you britanniwrum in your hand, affect your force morale, give benefits in combat, and so on.

Review – Dux Britanniarum – Meeples & Miniatures

It is perfectly possible to plan a really powerful attack, playing all five cards in one go, but the system is designed so that whilst this will tip the bbritanniarum in your favour it will never be a guarantee of success. The purpose of this buffer zone was to preserve the economically important and prosperous southeast of the island from attacks by the Picts tribes of what are now the Scottish lowlands and against Scots Irish raiders.

Pict cavalry are driven off. It starts pretty low-key with these single raids, but later on the britaanniarum introduces sieges, as players climb the ladder they have to take care of their land, build great halls and secure the borders, there are spies, speeches, clergy, regicide, cavalry and so on.

Activation is determined by a speedy card driven system where all units get to act in any single turn.