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UnfortunateWound Inactive Member31 Jul 2012 10:46 a.m. PST

I've started a new fantasy campaign using Too Fat Lardies' new Dux Britanniarum rules. Enjoy:

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Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2012 11:44 a.m. PST

Don't tease us; we want to see the OBs.

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2012 11:53 a.m. PST

I've asked this elsewhere and will continue to do so until I'm lucky enough to find someone who knows How do the various newly released Dark Age rules compare? (SAGA, Dux Brit and Dux Bell, & Comitatus).

By "fantasy" you mean "alternative history-ish" as opposed to "dragons and beasties and orcy type fantasy", right

And yes, we would like to see the OBs.

JJ

UnfortunateWound Inactive Member31 Jul 2012 2:43 p.m. PST

The OBs are all the same in Dux Brit, that is to say every Romano-British army starts the same, as does every Saxon army.

In units of 6, the British get: 1 Elite, 2 Regular, 3 Poor, and 4 missile troops.

The Saxons get: 2 Elite, 3 Regular, 4 missile.

Both sides also get: 1 General, 2 Captains, 1 Champion.

As of the end of game two, these have changed due to the circumstances of the battle.

UnfortunateWound Inactive Member31 Jul 2012 2:46 p.m. PST

JJ: I've only played SAGA and Dux Brit. SAGA is for the "Viking Age", so Lindisfarne to Hastings. The real game lies not on the board, but on the battleboards. You have to use your "saga dice" correctly to unlock special abilities or extra combat dice. The mechanics are simple, but the battle boards are what give the game its complexity and the armies their individual flavour. It's a defiantly skirmish level game.

Dux Brit is a game that can be played either at army-level or "company level", depending on if you're doing a raid or a battle scenario. It runs pretty much like all Lardy games, but with period chrome to make it more Dark Age. As Rich Clarke says, it's less medieval and a lot more like the last gasp of ancient warfare.

Tin Soldier Man Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2012 2:52 p.m. PST

I am very interested to see this. It looks like a really interesting campaign. Did you make up all of this detail or do the rules cover that?

UnfortunateWound Inactive Member01 Aug 2012 3:22 a.m. PST

The rules covered most of the detail. I invented names and the background for the campaign. Everything after about the first two paragraphs came from the book.

UnfortunateWound Inactive Member01 Aug 2012 5:15 a.m. PST

Also, there is now a map for the campaign in the original post.

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