WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO THE EARLY ROMAN EMPIRE


WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO THE EARLY ROMAN EMPIRE

DANIEL MERSEY    Book Number: 85913    Product format: Paperback

Early imperial Rome is hugely popular with wargamers and this book covers the principate of 27-284 AD, offering the gamer a versatile force with high discipline and a range of different troop types, including the colourful Britons and Parthians. The list of emperors alone offers a rich variety, from the bureaucratic first emperor, Augustus, the vicious and mad Nero, the four emperors of the year 69 and the British conquests and building programmes of Hadrian. A brief history of the period is followed by a breakdown of the army, including heavy and light cavalry and infantry. Among Rome's enemies are the Britons, counting as Warband Medium or Light Medium, with their tattoos, their complex patterns of body paint in blue woad, and their distinctive chariots used as mobile javelin platforms. The Germans were longstanding enemies, classed as Medium or Light Medium Infantry, close order units with good staying power but little flexibility. For the Germans, armour was rare, top-knots and beards the norm. Parthians were aggressive horsemen and their army, famed for its mobility, included cataphract-style camel riders. But Rome's greatest enemy was Rome itself, as the number of civil wars in this period testifies. Key battles are described in detail, for instance Medway River of 43 AD in which Britain was conquered, with wargaming advice on how to make the river your centrepiece or alternatively relegate it to off-table. Choosing scenarios and rules are central chapters. An excellent practical companion. 126pp, colour photos, paperback, tables.
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