Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Starting with Dux Bellorum

Last Christmas Honorable Son #1 and his lovely bride gave me a copy of Osprey's Dux Bellorum by Daniel Mersey.

All I can say is "Wow".  The Dark Age rules that I have been waiting for.  Dux Bellorum focuses on Dark Age battles in Britain from the end of the Roman era to about the year 1000 AD.  Fortunately for me I already have figures to field a Late Roman Army and Early Saxons and I plan on building a Romano-British (Arthur of course!), Late Saxons and Land/Sea Raiders (Vikings).

Dux Bellorum is element based and to set the correct atmosphere for the armies, I have started 3 Leader bases for the Late Romans, Early Saxons and the Romano-British (Arthur of course!).  For basing I am going to use a 120mm frontage with a depth of 60mm for foot, 40mm for foot skirmishers and 80mm for all horse units.

First up is my Late Roman commander with his comitatus of Huns (hey it's my army, if I want Huns in Britain I'm going to have Huns in Britain).  I painted the Huns as "Roman" as I could to reflect them personally serving my Roman general. As you can see I haven't finished the bases yet.  Late Roman officer and armored Huns from Wargames Foundry.

 Next up is the leader of the Saxon Warband that will be causing problems for the Romans and Arthur.  Figures by Wargames Foundry.

Last but not least is Artos, Comtes Britannia leading his companions.  Arthur is by Wargames Foundry and his "knights" are from Old Glory Miniatures.  The flag is my first attempt at making my own flag and was created using Powerpoint of all things!


  1. Ace work on all of these Romans - great choice of figures.

  2. great looking figures, Dux Bellorum are a great set of rules for the crafty general!

  3. Excellent work, looking great!!