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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Romano-British Army and Arthur, Dux Bellorum

 Arthur, Dux Bellorum of Britain leads the elite of Britain against the Saxon invaders.

My Romano-British army composed primarily of Wargames Foundry figures with some Old Glory miniatures is finished and battle tested.  They are mounted for Dux Bellorum on 120mm wide bases.  In Dux Bellorum game terms I organized the army as my own interpretation of King Arthur:
1 Mounted Companions: 5 points
3 Noble Riders: 15 points
2 Ordinary Shieldwall: 6 points
1 Mounted Skirmishers: 2 points

Of course I utilize the Experience Warlord and Imposing Horsemen option!

The assembled War host.

Shieldwall infantry #1.
Shield Wall infantry #2.

Arthur is the middle figure from Wargames Foundry flanked by Old Glory miniatures. Since he was also known as the "Bear" I added an extra flag to go along with the traditional Pendragon standard.
Okay . . . I'm showing off the dragon painted on the shield.
Another view of the mounted force.
One of the most useful units are my mounted skirmishers for making Saxon Warbands charge when they don't want to. I have also discovered that dismounted skirmishers with javelins are very useful.

I love the priest from Wargames Foundry.

One last look at the "overlooked" infantry of Arthur's army.


  1. Fantastic looking army. I really like the bright shields and the realistic basing.

  2. I thought I had left a comment of the LAF Forum but it seems to have disappeared so I thought I would jump directly over to your blog.

    I have, quite oddly, never played Dux Bellorum despite owning A Glutter of Ravens, Dan's first Dark Ages scrum rules and Dux Bellorum. It probably just comes down to what whatever club I was a member of was playing which rules for the Sub Roman period but I just never got to play a game despite all the fantastic things I have heard about the 'feel' of the rules being perfect for the time period.