Dux Britanniarum


Dux Britanniarum... game over man

Readers of my blog know I joined in a Dux campaign that is running since last year over at the club, and at time of writing, I'm actually in the lead.But I don't like the ruleset by Too Fat Lardies one single bit.Now, this has as a result that I haven't been declaring raids for months now, and only play when forced, aka when people attack me.  And recently I'm turning those games into non-fights, withdrawing from the field after the whole process of setting up and such has been done, generally making it a non-game, even though I declared this in front that I don't want to play it anymore.The reason?  The rules suck, and as a lot of historical players tend to shout those sorts of things about GW rules, sometimes correct, I think it isn't obliged to be a TFL "fanboy" either because of those same reasons.  Well, in my opinion, and let me enlighted my standpoint on them with some examples.  Surely, it might be that this is how they interpret the rules at the club, but it makes for a really ble

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Dux Arda – Durin’s Folk (the Dwarves)

Gunnar Lopez over at the War to End All Blogs has completed a series of Force descriptions for using Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies to wargame the battles of Middle Earth. The project is called Dux Arda (aka Lard of the Rings). Durin’s Folk (the Dwarves) Durin’s Folk, the Dwarves, are stalwart warriors and dedicated protectors of their realms. Occupying the Iron Hills throughout the Third Age and periodically Erebor and Moria, they greedily delve deep into the earth for precious gems and metals. These riches are fiercely guarded, which often leads to conflict with other races of Middle Earth. Caring little for anything beyond their mountain homes, they do not take part in the wars of Middle Earth, unless they directly affect them. However, the location of their homes and their enmity for orcs leads to much conflict with the Orcs of Gundabad and the Orcs of the Misty Mountains. Here are the Unit cards and Force description of Durin’s Folk (the Dwarves). Forces of the Free Peoples – Du

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Dux Arda – The Orcs of Gundabad

Gunnar Lopez over at the War to End All Blogs has completed a series of Force descriptions for using Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies to wargame the battles of Middle Earth. The project is called Dux Arda (aka Lard of the Rings). The Orcs of Gundabad The Orcs of Gundabad are, like all orcs a numerous and well equipped, but brittle force. They do not suffer from the lack of arms and armor that their cousins in the Misty Mountains and elsewhere do, having stormed and taken the Dwarven Halls of Mount Gundabad during the War of the Last Alliance of Men and Elves. They are able to provide all necessary equipment needed to combat their enemies. Sworn enemies of the Dwarves of Erebor, the men of Dale, and the Elves of the Woodland Realm, they are one of the primary dangers facing the good people of the Northern Dorwinion. Here are the Unit cards and Force description the Orcs of Gundabad. Forces of Sauron – the Orcs of Gundabad: https://wartoendallblogs.blogspot.com/2019/01/dux-arda-lard-of-rings-orcs-of

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Dux Arda – Elves of Rivendell

Gunnar Lopez over at the War to End All Blogs has completed a series of Force descriptions for using Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies to wargame the battles of Middle Earth. The project is called Dux Arda (aka Lard of the Rings). The Elves of Rivendell The Elves of Rivendell, or the Noldor, are the oldest and wisest of the races of Middle Earth. Long acting as protectors of the land, the Noldor have begun to take a less aggressive role in recent times. After the first defeat of Sauron, they have begun to return to Valinor, leaving Men to rule and squabble over Middle Earth. While they do not take part in much of the warring around them, they still defend their realms with unmatched skill and resolve. The Elves of Rivendell defend the Imladris and the surrounding area from orcs and evil men from Angmar and the Misty Mountains, killing any who dare stray too close to their realm. Here are the Unit cards and Force description the Elves of Rivendell. Forces of the Free Peoples – the Elves of Rivendell

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Dux Arda – The Remnants of Angmar

Gunnar Lopez over at the War to End All Blogs has completed a series of Force descriptions for using Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies to wargame the battles of Middle Earth. The project is called Dux Arda (aka Lard of the Rings). The Remnants of Angmar The Remnants of Angmar are, much like their brethren in Mordor, a multitudinous but brittle force. While they were formerly led by the Witch King himself, they are no longer a primary threat to the West in the same way they once were. However, the forges of Angmar still burn and there are multitudes of orcs and evil men willing to fight the forces of good. Residing in the Northwest of the Misty Mountains as well as the Hills and Forests of Rhudar, these servants of Sauron are less well equipped than their cousins in Mordor. However, they have adapted well to their circumstances, utilizing more skirmish tactics and playing into their skills at ambushing. They also utilize the evil Hillmen of Rhudar to bolster their ranks and provide strength and stability t

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Dux Arda – the Free Peoples of Eriador (and Dunedain)

Gunnar Lopez over at the War to End All Blogs has completed a series of Force descriptions for using Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies to wargame the battles of Middle Earth. The project is called Dux Arda (aka Lard of the Rings). The Free Peoples of Eriador (and the Dunedain) What was once the greatest kingdom in Middle Earth, Arnor, collapsed into squabbling petty kingdoms over the course of the Third Age. Due to infighting between the sons of the line of Isildur, Arnor was split into three kingdoms competing for supremacy, which left them vulnerable to a rising threat, Angmar. The Witch King of Angmar absorbed Rhudaur after the line of Isildur became extinct and launched an assault on Arthedain and Cardolan, the other two petty kingdoms of Arnor. While the Witch King was ultimately defeated and Angmar destroyed, this victory left the region so devastated that both petty kingdoms collapsed, leaving the remaining Dunedain as nomadic protectors of the free peoples living in Eriador. This region is dangero

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Dux Arda – The Denizens of Mirkwood (Dol Guldur)

Gunnar Lopez over at the War to End All Blogs has completed a series of Force descriptions for using Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies to wargame the battles of Middle Earth. The project is called Dux Arda (aka Lard of the Rings). The Denizens of Mirkwood and Dol Guldur The Denizens of Mirkwood are, much like their brethren in Mordor, a multitudinous but brittle force. They are a serious threat to all those who live in or near Mirkwood as well as those attempt to pass through. Made up of orcs of Dol Guldur, orcs of Mirkwood, and terrifying giant spiders, the Denizens of Mirkwood are a fearsome threat to the good people of Mirkwood and Dale. Only the Woodland Realm and Men of Dale keep this threat contained to Mirkwood itself, but there’s no way of knowing how long this might last. Here are the Unit cards and Force description the Denizens of Mirkwood and Dol Guldur. Forces of Sauron – the Denizens of Mirkwood and Dol Guldur: https://wartoendallblogs.blogspot.com/2019/01/dux-arda-lard-of-rings-deniz

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Dux Arda – Elves of Thranduil’s Realm

Gunnar Lopez over at the War to End All Blogs has completed a series of Force descriptions for using Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies to wargame the battles of Middle Earth. The project is called Dux Arda (aka Lard of the Rings). The Elves of Thanduil’s Realm The Elves of Thranduil’s Realm, or Mirkwood, are part of the oldest and wisest of the races of Middle Earth. Descended from both the Silvan and Sindar elven peoples, the elves of Mirkwood have defended the great forest against all evil. However, their power is waning and they can no longer hold back the tide alone. They have renewed their traditional friendship with the Men of Dale and have ended their rivalry with Durin’s Folk, who have resettled Erebor. While they do not take part in much of the warring around them, they still defend their realms with unmatched skill and resolve. The Elves of Thranduil’s Realm defend their homes and the surrounding area from orcs and evil men lurking in the shadows of the forest and to the East, killing any

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Dux Arda – the Dunlendings

Gunnar Lopez over at the War to End All Blogs has completed a series of Force descriptions for using Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies to wargame the battles of Middle Earth. The project is called Dux Arda (aka Lard of the Rings). The Men of Dunland (Dunlendings) The Men of Dunland, or the Dunlendings, are a race of middle men who have allied themselves with Isengard against Rohan. Driven from their ancestral homes by the Men of Rohan, the Dunlendings are bitter and willing to take any opportunity to reclaim what is theirs, even if it means allying with the forces of Sauron. Convinced by Saruman that they will be able to kill the “straw heads” of Rohan and take their true homes back, they willfully sold themselves into service of the Dark Lord. Here are the Unit cards and Force description the Dunlendings. Forces of Sauron – the Dunlendings: https://wartoendallblogs.blogspot.com/2019/01/dux-arda-lard-of-rings-men-of-dunland.html Dux Arda – the Dunlendings faction cards

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Dux Arda – Elves of Lothlorien

Gunnar Lopez over at the War to End All Blogs has completed a series of Force descriptions for using Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies to wargame the battles of Middle Earth. The project is called Dux Arda (aka Lard of the Rings). The Elves of Lothlorien The Elves of Lothlorien, or the Silvan Elves, are the oldest and wisest of the races of Middle Earth. Under the leadership the Lady Galadriel the are secluded within the mysterious forest of Lothlorien, and tend to stay out of the affairs of Middle Earth as a whole. They defend their realms with unmatched skill and resolve, and often skirmish with the forces of Sauron who hold the fell fortress of Dol Guldur in Southern Mirkwood. The Elves of Lothlorien defend their forest homes and the surrounding area from orcs and evil men from Isengard and the Misty Mountains, killing any who dare stray too close to their realm. Here are the Unit cards and Force description the Elves of Lothlorien. Forces of the Free Peoples – the Elves of Lothlorien: https://w

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Dux Arda – the Easterlings

Gunnar Lopez over at the War to End All Blogs has completed a series of Force descriptions for using Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies to wargame the battles of Middle Earth. The project is called Dux Arda (aka Lard of the Rings). The Men of the East (Easterlings) While they have not always been in service to Sauron, the Men of the East have traditionally been enemies of the men of the West. The threat of the Wainriders during the middle of the Third Age is what led to the formation of Rohan and their alliance with Gondor as well as the dramatic decrease in Gondor’s power East of the Anduin as Sauron consolidated power in Mordor. Made up of several tribes and nations, the Men of the East are a varied force, relying on cavalry, chariots, and many types of infantry. However, the true power of the Easterlings’ armies are the cataphracts and heavy infantry of Rhun. The former empire of Kamul, second most powerful of the Nazgul, Rhun boasts the greatest heavy cavalry East of the Anduin and arguably all of Midd

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Dux Arda – Men of Dale

Gunnar Lopez over at the War to End All Blogs has completed a series of Force descriptions for using Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies to wargame the battles of Middle Earth. The project is called Dux Arda (aka Lard of the Rings). Here are the Unit cards and Force description the Orcs of the Misty Mountains. Forces of the Free Peoples – the Men of Dale Mountains: https://wartoendallblogs.blogspot.com/2019/01/dux-arda-lard-of-rings-men-of-dale.html Dux Arda – Men of Dale Cards: dux arda dale cards  

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Dux Arda – Orcs of the Misty Mountains

Gunnar Lopez over at the War to End All Blogs has completed a series of Force descriptions for using Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies to wargame the battles of Middle Earth. The project is called Dux Arda (aka Lard of the Rings). Here are the Unit cards and Force description the Orcs of the Misty Mountains. Forces of Sauron – the Orcs of the Misty Mountains: https://wartoendallblogs.blogspot.com/2019/01/dux-arda-lard-of-rings-orcs-of-misty.html dux arda orcs of the misty mountains cards  

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Dux Arda – Gaming Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum

My favorite Dark Ages gaming system, Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies, just got better. Gunnar Lopez over at the War to End All Blogs has been whipping up a mad genius project that takes the game into J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth setting. This fan mod is called “Dux Arda,” and he’s been busy creating all the factions that fought in the Hobbit and the War of the Rings. I really like what he’s been doing, so I’ve started making faction cards for all of them! I’ll post the faction links from his blog below, and then the first faction cards. The Free Peoples: Eriador: https://wartoendallblogs.blogspot.com/2019/01/dux-arda-lard-of-rings-free-peoples-of.html Elves (Rivendell): https://wartoendallblogs.blogspot.com/2019/01/dux-arda-lard-of-rings-elves-of.html Gondor: https://wartoendallblogs.blogspot.com/2018/12/dux-arda-lard-of-rings-men-of-gondor_65.html Rohan: https://wartoendallblogs.blogspot.com/2018/12/dux-arda-lard-of-rings-men-of-rohan.html Dwarves (Durin̵

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Irish Heartguard

A small, and normally final, addition to my Dux force.These two mounted Curaidh, or Hearthguard, are normally the elite bodyguards of the lords.But I bought this two model Gripping Beast blister for other reasons.  Namely to represent my Lord (or a noble)  and a champion.By putting them on horses, I can have them join my mounted regiments for games where speed might be of the essence, or a devastating cavalry charge might be called for.  Though as mostly the defender in the campaign, that won't be happening very often...But heck, it at least allows me to have all options open...

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