Legion and Empire is a set of miniature wargames rules for playing games set in the Roman era from the Punic Wars (264 BC) to the fall of the Western Empire (476 AD). Rome is the dominant civilization of the Mediterranean world during this era. These rules deliberately focus on the Roman era because the Roman army is the best documented army of antiquity,
and remains the most popular amongst wargamers…
The goal of Legion and Empire is to produce a historically rooted, mechanically simple, yet elegant game without the confusing jargon that is so prevalent in wargames rules. The
newcomer to the era should be able to read a volume of ancient history and figure out what is happening on the tabletop. By limiting the historical scope of the game to Rome and her enemies, Legion and Empire achieves a balance between mechanical simplicity and historical detail.
The figure scale is 1 miniature figure represents approximately 50 to 80 infantrymen or 50 cavalrymen.
The range and movement rates given in the rules work well with both 15mm and 25mm figures.
Linear and time scales are abstracted.
– Legion and Empire page 1
Legion and Empire can be played with any size figures. Stand sizes are given for the most commonly used 15mm and 25mm figures, but larger numbers of 6mm or 10mm figures can
look fantastic on the 15mm size stands. These stands share the same frontage as figure stands used by other popular sets of rules. The exact dimensions are not critical so long as both
armies are based the same. The major difference is that Legion and Empire stands are deeper than normal. They are equal to two stands of troops for other rules. This allows heavy infantry to be in two ranks, while warbands and skirmishers will look more irregular.
– Legion and Empire page 5