At that insult Leir gave the command. The carnyxes blew, and the two armies fell upon each other. Then there was hacking and smiting; heads were broken and limbs hewn off, there was neighing and trampling of horses, and the bitter cries of men meeting violent death.
The High Kings, Joy Chant
The High Kings, Joy Chant
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A supplement for 43AD. Iron Age heroes fighting the Romans, fighting the horrors of Britain and fighting one another. Clan versus clan, tribe against tribe. Find here advice on running a tribal campaign, and on staging massive set piece battles featuring thousands of combatants. The perfect adjunct for the Roman-centered 43AD rulebook!
The Roman invasion of Britain as described in 43AD is of course only one-half of the story. It is quite possible to play the game from the perspective of the tribes using all of the resources found in the main rulebook. What is needed is a revised character creation system enabling players to build tribal heroes. This book provides that.
Information of tribal life is not duplicated from 43AD, instead other resources are included here. You will find a detailed history of the Roman invasion, allowing the Game Master to select a particular campaign or era in which to set the struggle of the tribal resistance.
Also included is a mass battle system. With a few rolls of the dice the great battles of hisory, or of your own games, battles involving tens of thousands of warriors and legionaries, can be resolved easily. If the heroes are involved then the rules tell us what happended to them, too.
Of course there is advice on setting up a tribal game and how best to pit the heroes against the Romans in an ongoing struggle. As an illustration, but also as a useful game resource, a sample location is provided which details a tribal dun, its major NPCs and the tribal territories around it. Of course there are Romans not too far away ... there is honour to be won!
The player character is a British warrior, a member of a lesser-known noble clan that is affluent and honourable. He and his kinsmen owe fealty to the chief of the tribe. All men-folk of this clan have pledged to serve the chief as warrior heroes and when there are not enough men in the clan, sometimes women may step up to take their place. The clan has wealth, farmlands and resources, and lives within a collection of well-maintained roundhouses, surrounded by a fortified enclosure. The clan may have many British farmers in the surrounding area working for it. Use this table to determine what type of clan the hero was born into.
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