Thursday, 30 January 2014

Warhammer Historical - The Age of Arthur

I've been after the following for sometime as a reference book for use with Dux Bellorum. I've heard nothing but glowing reviews about it but had always been unable to find one at a reasonable price (check out current Amazon offerings to see what I mean). By chance yesterday evening I did some internet surfing and came across a second hand one on ebay and was lucky this evening to win the bid, for a very reasonable £25.50 inc P&P.

So what does the book contain? Well the following blurb gives you a very good idea:

"The Age of Arthur – Warfare in the British Dark Ages 400 AD – 800 AD is a source book for Warhammer Ancient Battles.
This exciting period of British history saw the foundations of England, Scotland and Wales laid down by the warring Saxons, Romano-Britons, Welsh, Irish and Picts. Arthur himself may have led British resistance against the Saxons, but this supplement also focuses on the other great warlords of the age – including Cadwallon of Gwynedd, Vortigern of the Britons, and Ecgfrith of Northumbria – and their warbands.
This source book contains a suggested historical overview and chronology of the period, as well as 19 detailed army lists featuring:
The Romano-British Civitates – including the armies of Vortigern, Ambrosius and the Bretons. 
The British and Welsh Kingdoms – including the kingdoms of Gododdin, Gwynedd, Strathclyde and Dumnonia. 
The Saxons – including Saxon raiders as well as the kingdoms of the Heptarchy. 
The Franks – the armies of the early Merovingians. 
The Picts – including the Northern and Southern Picts, and the enigmatic Attecotti. 
The Scots-Irish – including Irish raiders and the kingdoms of Dalriada and Ireland. 
There is also a section on wargaming Arthur in history for those who wish to use the great hero in their armies! Accompanying each of the army lists are suggestions for collecting, painting and wargaming with the various armies that fought in Dark Age Briton.
Other resources include a full colour section portraying the armies of the time and a wealth of illustrations and maps.
This book contains 15 exciting scenarios and two full campaigns – Mount Badon and the Raiding Season – to help you recreate the atmosphere of early medieval warfare – The Age of Arthur."

So as you can see there is plenty of info contained therein and to be honest I can't wait to get my hands on the book!


  1. you will love it. As you know I paid twice the price you paid and I am completely happy with it.

  2. Glad to hear it Robert. I'm really looking forward to receiving this book, especially as I have ordered a load of extra Pendraken figures to give me more flexibility with my warbands. Fingers crossed this will allow me to play some campaign games and a variety of different scenarios.

    1. Well just received my near mint condition copy and it is a thing of beauty! Can't wait to get home and have a proper read through. Definitely going to get a Pict or Irish warband now.