Download or Read eBook Wargame - the Roman Invasion, AD 43-84 PDF written by Peter Dennis and published by Battle for Britain. This book was released on 2017-02 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Wargame - the Roman Invasion, AD 43-84 by : Peter Dennis
In the Battle for Britain series, well-known historical illustrator Peter Dennis breathes life back into the 19th century paper soldier, supplying all the artwork neede to create the armies which struggled for supremacy through our island history. Here, the Legions of Rome and the fierce Celtic inhabitants of Britannia can clash again using simple rules from veteran wargamer Andy Callan. This source book shows you how to copy and make any number of colourful and durable stands of troops using traditional skills with glue and scissors. To play the game you will need a tabletop playing surface, a tape measure and a handful of dice.
Download or Read eBook Britannia AD 43 PDF written by Nic Fields and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-09-17 with total page 97 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
For the Romans, Britannia lay beyond the comfortable confines of the Mediterranean world around which classical civilisation had flourished. Britannia was felt to be at the outermost edge of the world itself, lending the island an air of dangerous mystique. To the soldiers crossing the Oceanus Britannicus in the late summer of AD 43, the prospect of invading an island believed to be on its periphery must have meant a mixture of panic and promise. These men were part of a formidable army of four veteran legions (II Augusta, VIIII Hispana, XIIII Gemina, XX Valeria), which had been assembled under the overall command of Aulus Plautius Silvanus. Under him were, significantly, first-rate legionary commanders, including the future emperor Titus Flavius Vespasianus. With the auxiliary units, the total invasion force probably mounted to around 40,000 men, but having assembled at Gessoriacum (Boulogne) they refused to embark. Eventually, the mutinous atmosphere was dispelled, and the invasion fleet sailed in three contingents. So, ninety-seven years after Caius Iulius Caesar, the Roman army landed in south-eastern Britannia. After a brisk summer campaign, a province was established behind a frontier zone running from what is now Lyme Bay on the Dorset coast to the Humber estuary. Though the territory overrun during the first campaign season was undoubtedly small, it laid the foundations for the Roman conquest which would soon begin to sweep across Britannia. In this highly illustrated and detailed title, Nic Fields tells the full story of the invasion which established the Romans in Britain, explaining how and why the initial Claudian invasion succeeded and what this meant for the future of Britain.
Download or Read eBook The Wargames, The Roman Art And Science Of War PDF written by André Geraque Kiffer and published by Clube de Autores. This book was released on 2019-12-01 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Wargames, The Roman Art And Science Of War by : André Geraque Kiffer
Board wargames are one of the most common forms of conflict simulation in mathematical models throughout history. They are based on a map, topographic or from a satellite photo, where a hexagonal grid (numbered) or other geometric shape is applied to regulate the positioning and movement of the parts (forces). The pieces, like those of chess, are identified by symbols, colors and numbers that register their historical qualities and quantities. Two tables are basic, the effects of geography (terrain) - associated with weather conditions - on the movements and the likely outcomes (according to the relativity of opposing powers) of the combats on the abilities of the pieces involved. The sequence of each game is divided into a set number of turns, or other names, which vary according to the time scale, and may range from minutes to years.
Download or Read eBook Tabletop Wargames: A Designers’ and Writers’ Handbook PDF written by Rick Priestley and published by Pen and Sword Military. This book was released on 2016-11-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Tabletop Wargames: A Designers’ and Writers’ Handbook by : Rick Priestley
Unlike chess or backgammon, tabletop wargames have no single, accepted set of rules. Most wargamers at some point have had a go at writing their own rules and virtually all have modified commercially available sets to better suit their idea of the ideal game or to adapt favourite rules to a different historical period or setting. But many who try soon find that writing a coherent set of rules is harder than they thought, while tweaking one part of an existing set can often have unforeseen consequences for the game as a whole. Now, at last, help is at hand. Veteran gamer and rules writer John Lambshead has teamed up with the legendary Rick Priestley, creator of Games Workshop’s phenomenally successful Warhammer system, to create this essential guide for any would-be wargame designer or tinkerer. Rick and John give excellent advice on deciding what you want from a wargame and balancing ‘realism’ (be it in a historical or a fantasy/sci-fi context) with playability. They discuss the relative merits of various mechanisms (cards, dice, tables) then discuss how to select and combine these to handle the various essential game elements of turn sequences, combat resolution, morale etc to create a rewarding and playable game that suits your tastes and requirements
Download or Read eBook Great Battles of the Early Roman Empire PDF written by Simon Elliott and published by Pen and Sword Military. This book was released on 2024-01-18 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Great Battles of the Early Roman Empire by : Simon Elliott
Dr Simon Elliott describes eight of the greatest, most decisive of the Roman Empire of the first to third centuries. The list includes battles fought from the highlands of Scotland and the forests of Germany to the deserts of the Middle East. They show how the vaunted Roman legions adapted to extremes of terrain and climate as well as a wide array of very different foes, from the wild Caledonian tribes to the sophisticated, combined-arms armies of Sassanid Persia with their war elephants and superb cavalry. Some of the battles even pit the Roman legions against their own kind in brutal civil wars. After an introductory chapter on the Imperial Roman army, detailing its organization, equipment, tactics and doctrine, the author moves on to describing each battle in detail. He sets the strategic context and background of the chosen engagement before analysing the size and composition of the opposing forces, also detailing the nature of the enemy faced. The manoeuvres leading up to the battle are described, followed by deployment and the course of the fighting itself. Finally, the aftermath and implications of the battles outcome are assessed. The well-researched and engaging text is supported by clear maps.
Download or Read eBook A Wargamer's Guide to the Early Roman Empire PDF written by Daniel Mersey and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2017-07-30 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis A Wargamer's Guide to the Early Roman Empire by : Daniel Mersey
The Roman army of the early empire is one of the most instantly recognizable armies and enjoys a reputation for excellence. This and their many famous campaigns against a wide range of colorful foes makes this one of the most popular periods for wargamers. Covering the period from 27BC to AD284, Daniel Mersey gives a wargamers perspective of the many conflicts and offers advice on how to recreate these on the gaming table. Advice is given on factors to consider when choosing an appropriate set of commercially available rules, or devising your own, to best suit the scale and style of battle you want and capture the flavor of the period. The relevant ranges of figures and terrain pieces and buildings are also reviewed. Analysis of the forces involved, organization, tactics and strategies will help with building your armies and there are interesting scenarios included. Whether this is a new period for you, or you are looking to refresh your existing interest in the period, this handy guide is sure to hold much if interest.
Download or Read eBook Roman Britain's Pirate King PDF written by Simon Elliott and published by Pen and Sword Military. This book was released on 2022-08-11 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Roman Britain's Pirate King by : Simon Elliott
A “fascinating and engaging” study of the naval commander who defied an emperor and ruled in Britain and northern Gaul for a decade (Midwest Book Review). In the middle of the third century AD, Roman Britain’s regional fleet, the Classis Britannica, disappeared. It was never to return. Soon the North Sea and English Channel were overrun by Germanic pirates preying upon the east and south coasts of Britain, and the continental coast up to the Rhine Delta. The western augustus (senior emperor) Maximian turned to a seasoned naval leader called Marcus Aurelius Mausaeus Valerius Carausius to restore order. He was so successful that Maximian accused him of pocketing the plunder he’d recaptured—and ordered his execution. The canny Carausius moved first, and in 286 usurped imperial authority, creating a North Sea empire in northern Gaul and Britain that lasted until 296. Dubbed the pirate king, he initially thrived, seeing off early attempts by Maximian to defeat him. However, in the early 290s Maximian appointed his new caesar (junior emperor), Constantius Chlorus—the father of Constantine the Great—to defeat Carausius. A seasoned commander, Constantius Chlorus soon brought northern Gaul back into the imperial fold, leaving Carausius controlling only Britain. But that control would soon come to an end in dramatic fashion, as recounted in this lively, compelling history.
Book Synopsis Goths, Huns and Romans by : Simon MacDowall
The hundred years from AD 350 to AD 450 was perhaps the most tumultuous period in recorded history. It was a time that saw the crossing of the frozen Rhine by various German tribes; the sack of Rome by the Goths and Vandals; the great invasion of the Huns; the emergence of powerful feuding landlords and endemic peasant revolts; and the power of the German warrior aristocracies. This book fully describes the historical background and gives detailed instructions in wargames armies, paper and pencil games and rules for miniature games. The numerous maps and drawings perfectly complement the text.
Book Synopsis Battle for Britain by : Peter Dennis
In this series renowned historical illustrator Peter Dennis breathes life into the 19th Century paper soldier and invites the reader to re-fight the wars that surged across the nation of Britain. All the artwork needed to make historically- accurate armies is presented in a source-book format, copyright free for personal use. In this first title, the Horse, Foot and Dragoons of King and Parliament, along with period buildings can be made, using traditional skills with scissors and glue. Simple 'one sheet' rules by veteran wargamer Andy Callan enable the maker to stage battles limited only by the size of the player's available table-space.