Dux Bellorum Variants

Wouldn’t you know it, before I get my first proper army on the table there are variants for many periods popping up. I for one like the idea of a Peloponnesian variant – after all there are very few troop types required and they can fit well within the existing definitions that Dan Mersey has already given us.

I am keen to try 1066 using the set – again all of the troop types present can be covered by the existing troop types.

I have always been interested in the Wars of the Roses and recently discovered a variant online for that too at a fantastic blog entitled “The Shire and Everything After“. This really is an excellent blog and some of the photos are very inspiring.

With the forthcoming release from Perry of dismounted Men at Arms this period is very very affordable now.

It is with some anticipation that I await Dan’s “Lion Rampant” rules, of which he has given us a few teasers on his site.

I have been busy rebasing 1066 Saxons for DB/Impetus of late. Pictures to follow soon.


ACW Project

I have been pottering with the ACW period for almost as long as I have been gaming. In 1977 Airfix published a set of rules by Terry Wise and I proceeded to build armies in 20mm using Airfix figures.

Later I got into 15mm using a variety of rules – lastly in the 90s using Fire & Fury. What an awesome game.

With the release of Perry plastics I have been toying for a while about getting back into the fray. With a few swaps and a purchase or two I found myself with three boxes of infantry. I started downloading copies of Charge! from Wargame Vault and the search for rules began.


I have a copy of Regimental Fire and Fury and have yet to give the game a go. It appears to retain the feel of the original game but I will not know for a while. I also quite like Bull Run to Gettysburg and Rank and File. All I can do is build the armies and try the games.

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