Freitag, 12. Oktober 2012

Dux Britanniarum 1: The British

As you can see from the title, this fantastic new rulesystem from TFL has really hit home with me. I was no fan of their rulesets before as I'm not gaming modern warfare, and while I am interested in the Napoleonic era which they cover with Sharp Practice, the low production quality of this ruleset has prevented me from buying it (yes, I am that boring coffeetable-type of wargamer, sorry).

But with Dux Brit, not only the production quality is very appealing, but the rules work quite well and are really a very pleasant change from your usual "line up and fight" - game. I like the idea that you rather withdraw to be able to fight another day instead of storming the impossible hill or a bridge too far because its either that or quitting the game. A continuing background flow without the need of a real campaign is an idea that I really like to try.

So, I need figures. Now. And so I went into rebasing - using the flexible system I have written about in my last post. And my British army is already finished:

A birdseye-view of the complete British army
  
From left to right: The Dux and his household troops, a few skirmishers and two units of soldiers with their captain (all Gripping Beast Miniatures except for the DUX which is a Foundry figure - and signed by the Perries on its base :-)

The levies and their leader (all Gripping Beast figures)
A close up shot of the levies - fighting poorly does not mean you cannot dress the part...



 Still missing is a suitable Champion figure. Also, I'm going to paint and use the official Dux-figure. The hairy barbarians are also coming along nicely, but here I not only have to rebase them but also paint many of them anew- so give me just a few more days. Here is a little teaser:

The Saxons attack the British shieldwall (figures by Gripping Beast and Musketeer Miniatures)


Have a nice evening, take care,
Tobi

Kommentare:

  1. Well done. They look great. You really should give Sharp Practice a try. It is an excellent game.

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  2. They look great! I have some figures as well which I'll base singularly and mount them in bases similar to yours.

    Christopher

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  3. Great looking game with beautiful figs. It's very interesting and encouraging to see these new rules being used too. Best, Dean

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  4. Very good looking britts! Like that you have a completely different style on the levy, very good work.

    best regards Michael

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    1. Many thanks, Michael. I'm glad you've joint my blog and I thank you very much for the kind comments! Best regards, Tobi

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