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Dalauppror12 Nov 2012 2:33 a.m. PST

Some three weeks ago I and JonasM run the 4th Dux Britanniarum game in our 9th century cronicle about Gutorm the Coward, the unliked son of a Viking King. Gutorm tries to carve out a kingdom for himself and his seariders on the other side of the northsea…

The Defenders of the Anglo-Saxon realms have repulsed tree of the attacks and are in a good spirit, to protect their property Aethelbald the Cruel have to move it all to the old roman fort and now he sends out patrols to locate the Vikings to be able to run them away for good…

You find some pictures from the game at my blog.

Best regards Michael

normsmith Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2012 3:35 a.m. PST

Thanks, enjoyed, also had a look at your Dux bellorum tag as I have just downloaded the rules to Kindle and they are a good read.

axabrax12 Nov 2012 7:59 a.m. PST

Nice report. How are you doing the Vikings? Are you just using them as Britons without shock cav?

SBminisguy12 Nov 2012 9:00 a.m. PST

Great AAR! I'm looking forward to getting into these rules with a Romano-Brit force. Little nitpick…Corn wasn't grown in Europe until the 16th Century as it was an import from the Americas…so next time say the evil Vikings emerge from the field of wheat or rye… grin

Huscarle12 Nov 2012 10:15 a.m. PST

Lovely report, and great looking game. Who is the manufacturer of your old Roman fort, it looks ideal?

Gamer Diogenes12 Nov 2012 12:02 p.m. PST

Corn can mean any cereal grain, not just maize. Great looking game though. who made your livestock?

Dalauppror12 Nov 2012 11:46 p.m. PST

Thanks !

@normsmith, Dux Bellorum are indeed a god set of rules and very cost effective.

@axabrax, Vikings we use as Saxons in the ordinary rules (one exception, if we play a battle the Vikings are allowed to form shieldwall) The Anglo-Saxons we play as Brittons ;)

@ SBminisguy, my intention was not to refer to Maize, more like a planted field with some sort of vegetation… I learn English every day as it is not my native language, so I try to use a nother expression next time:)

@Huscarle, iīm not sure at the moment who manufactures the roman fort, itīs my friends so I will check with him and get back to you.

@Red Hussar, Thanks for clarifying the Corn issue:) The Cows are from Redoupt Enterprise, the Max Langton Sheeps from Gripping Beast and the Pigs are plastic childrens toys from a flee market find.

Best regards Michael

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 12:32 a.m. PST

Corn means different things in American English and British English. In America it means Maize. In Britain it is a general term for any cereal crop – wheat, barley, oats, maize etc.

CATenWolde13 Nov 2012 3:07 a.m. PST

Another great AAR – thanks! Having just picked up the rules, I agree that they would be dead easy to convert to early Viking raids.

HOWEVER (hoping someone from TFL picks this up) – there is so much color and detail in the individual cultural schemes in the rules, that I do hope they come out with a dedicated Viking supplement. It seems like a guaranteed seller!

Cheers,

Christopher

Dalauppror13 Nov 2012 3:20 a.m. PST

Thank you very much !

Considering the SAGA Boom I totaly agree that a TFL DUX Viking rule set based on Dux Britanniarum would be a seller:)

@Huscarle the Roman fort are from Hovels. link

Tin Soldier Man Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 8:38 a.m. PST

Which do you prefer, Saga or Dux Brit?

Dalauppror13 Nov 2012 9:01 a.m. PST

SAGA or Dux Brit…

Dux Brit I suppouse, gives me games I like.

SAGA is nice to, we play it alot at the club, and itīs perfect for the cassual gameing. But I realy donīt like that you donīt have any total warband moral in SAGA, to often the games run untill most minis are wiped out… but it was a fun, fast, action game to that point:)

Best regards Michael

SBminisguy17 Nov 2012 5:43 a.m. PST

Corn can mean any cereal grain, not just maize.

Didn't know that, thanks!

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