Sunday, 28 April 2013

Prepping for Dux Bellorum

So, I've done well to avoid the obvious "Dux in a line" or "Fat Dux" or some other terrible pun (another time, maybe!).

Binx and I are planning to have a go at Dux Bellorum this Wednesday.
The garage has been quite accustomed to new games of late but I believe this Wednesday could be a first as not 1 but 2 new games are given an outing. Cortez and Zed are planning a first go at Dead Mans Hand. No doubt there will be words from them after the event at the least.

Anyway, rolling back time from the Wild West by some 1200 years or so will see my Welsh force taking on the invading Irish of Binx.
As this is a new game there maybe a *ahem* little proxying......

The Welsh will be ably represented by my Celts who are far more at home in the Dark Ages these days anyway as they prop up my Saga games.
The Irish will be represented with my under painted Vikings. It should all work out fine!

The Welsh Army is as follows
Lord and Companions
2 Noble Units
4 Shieldwall units
1 ordinary riders
2 spare points (probably an extra Leadership point, maybe 2 skirmishers)

The Irish

2 Nobles
3 Warriors
2 Mounted Skirmisher
2 Skirmisher
2 spare points (probably an extra Leadership point, maybe some strategies)

The Welsh have the option to deploy as Shieldwall or warriors (defence or attack). As the Irish are warriors I thought I'd try the shieldwall and get a feel for both unit types through the game.

Some pics of the armies as they will be played. Due to a glue shortage there may be scenes not witnessed since Tomarse joined our group!

Welsh army

 Front - Riders and Teulu (Nobles), Shieldwall (rear)

 Front - Lord, Teulu. Rear - more shieldwall

 Irish (vikings! If its got armour, its a noble!)

 Skirmishers, left, warriors, rear, Lord with Nobles at the front

 Right, mounted skirmishers and more warriors and nobles

Looking forward to trying these rules out. They seem simple but with enough complexity to still be fun.
See you in the mead hall!

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