The other day I found an interesting set of rules as I was surfing. The rules are Advance Virtus, free to download from http://sgtligloo.free.fr/, a french wargames site. They are for gaming ancient and dark age battles so I thought, always curious to try out new rules, that I'd give them a bash.
And so I gathered some of my men (not all finished), lined them up and SMASH! I've included some pictures of the very modest affair.
And so? Well they're simple, and I like simple. Being mostly a solo player I don't like complicated systems and lots of book keeping. These rules meet those criteria. They're quite fun but I must test them again (with bigger forces) to get a real flavour. Maybe some more troop variety would spice it up as well.
|The battle lines close|
|After a brief melee the Saxons pull back to rest|
|Saxon huscarls mixing it up (figures turned back represent losses and disorder, or PC)|
|In the centre, combat resumes|
|It's dangerous, it's gory, it's dark age warfare|