Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Defence of the Ford

A New Dux Britanniarum Campaign starts !

Our previous campaign ended with the Saxons completely destroying the Romano-British forces in Caer Colun.  In this campaign, they have pushed on into Cynwidion, launching a raid into Caer Ira to test the mettle of the forces there.
Step forwards Tribune Clemen, a 33 year old master of arms, known as The Fair. He has been warned of the approach of Lord Aethelhere's warriors intent on attacking one of Caer Ira's churches ...
Marauding Saxons appear
Lead by Aethelhere and his Champion Saeward
Quickly Clemen sends his warriors to block the nearest ford with a shieldwall
Here Clemen instructs his men on the plan of defence
The Levy are dispatched to protect the church with the one unit of Comanipulares
The Saxons spotting this, change course
And decide to confront the Romano warriors guarding the ford
Whilst some double back to cross the other ford downstream
Clemen swiftly recalls his Elite troops to attack the Saxons crossing the main ford as the Milites watch from behind their shieldwall.
The Saxons recoil
So the Comanipulares are ordered forwards again this time supported by their shieldwall troops

The Saxons are rocked back again
Aethelhere hopes his flanking warriors can catch the Romano shieldwall from behind
To relieve the pressure on his Hearthguard

But it is too late
Clemens Elite troops have destroyed a Saxon unit in one go and killed a Saxon noble in one fell swoop
The Saxon morale plummets and their remnants flee, leaving the newly proclaimed Clemen the Bold master of the field.
Such a blow means the Saxons will have to lick their wounds for three months whereas Clemens not only quickly replaced his few losses but also gained a unit of shock cavalry to his banner.
Cynwidion can breath a sigh of relief for a while and hail their new hero.


  1. Nice game. Your poor Saxons really took a kick in the teeth.

  2. We've changed it around for this campaign, Chris. I've got the R-Bs and Steve Clarke has the Saxons. We found the shield wall very effective in this game

  3. I am going to have to put these rules on my shopping list, thanks for sharing.

  4. You won't regret it, Pat, they are a cracking set of Dark Age skirmish rules and the per-game antics can add another dimension.

    The campaign rules are included in the book.

  5. Nice AAR! You seem to enjoy the rules as much as we do over here.