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Title: Dux Bellorum: Saxon warriors vs Pictish sea raiders
Post by: Luddite on 07 March 2013, 11:20:57 PM
Tonight we played a couple of Dux Bellorum games.

Great fun was had by all!

http://luddite1811.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/dux-bellorum-saxons-vs-pictish-sea.html (http://luddite1811.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/dux-bellorum-saxons-vs-pictish-sea.html)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6yli2yr3uCo/UTkXcYl5VVI/AAAAAAAAAwM/labhWeHItus/s640/P5122378.JPG)

This game would be great with 100x50mm bases stuffed with 10mm figures...


Title: Re: Dux Bellorum: Saxon warriors vs Pictish sea raiders
Post by: Techno on 08 March 2013, 06:41:51 AM
Great stuff Lud.

Sod's law the camera 'died'. Great paint jobs on the figures ! 8)
My rubbish sense of perspective seems to be playing silly Bs.....Or are there some ginormous D6s on the table ?
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Dux Bellorum: Saxon warriors vs Pictish sea raiders
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 March 2013, 06:45:52 AM
Good report sire! Pity about the camera.  :(


Title: Re: Dux Bellorum: Saxon warriors vs Pictish sea raiders
Post by: Steve J on 08 March 2013, 08:13:24 AM
Nice report but I know only too well of the frustration of the camera batteries dying at the worst possible moment!


Title: Re: Dux Bellorum: Saxon warriors vs Pictish sea raiders
Post by: Luddite on 08 March 2013, 10:15:18 AM
Great stuff Lud.

Sod's law the camera 'died'. Great paint jobs on the figures ! 8)
My rubbish sense of perspective seems to be playing silly Bs.....Or are there some ginormous D6s on the table ?
Cheers - Phil.

Thanks!  It was a collective project we did a few years ago and everyone put a lot of effort into making their armies pretty.

We did it for Dark Ages/Arthurian WAB, played a few games and hated the rules...

We have:

Saxons (me)
Picts
Attecotti
Irish (mostly cavalry)
Romano-British

As for the dice, they're ex-casino dice so yes quite large.  They're hard to find, expensive but well worth it.  Being precision engineered they tend to roll very fairly over the course of a game.  Also, they just feel right when you throw them, and they're easy to see for those with 'older eyes'...   ;D :D


Title: Re: Dux Bellorum: Saxon warriors vs Pictish sea raiders
Post by: Hertsblue on 08 March 2013, 10:49:01 AM

As for the dice, they're ex-casino dice so yes quite large.  They're hard to find, expensive but well worth it.  Being precision engineered they tend to roll very fairly over the course of a game.  Also, they just feel right when you throw them, and they're easy to see for those with 'older eyes'...   ;D :D


Yes, they're also noticably heavier than ordinary plastic dice. A friend has a load of them - they're probably worth more than his army!

Nice game, by the way. I particularly like the banners. They always give a unit an identity.  :-bd


Title: Re: Dux Bellorum: Saxon warriors vs Pictish sea raiders
Post by: nikharwood on 08 March 2013, 10:11:49 PM
Nicely done Luddite  8)


This game would be great with 100x50mm bases stuffed with 10mm figures...

Oh yes, it certainly would...


Title: Re: Dux Bellorum: Saxon warriors vs Pictish sea raiders
Post by: Luddite on 08 March 2013, 11:32:02 PM
Nicely done Luddite  8)

Oh yes, it certainly would...

Perhaps something like this Nik?

http://luddite1811.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/something-little-bit-orc.html (http://luddite1811.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/something-little-bit-orc.html)

 ;)


Title: Re: Dux Bellorum: Saxon warriors vs Pictish sea raiders
Post by: nikharwood on 09 March 2013, 12:01:20 AM
Perhaps something like this Nik?

http://luddite1811.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/something-little-bit-orc.html (http://luddite1811.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/something-little-bit-orc.html)

 ;)

Oh yes - now that's very nice...hmm...


Title: Re: Dux Bellorum: Saxon warriors vs Pictish sea raiders
Post by: petercooman on 09 March 2013, 12:27:09 AM
Looking great!!