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Warlord: Armies of the Ancient World Volume 1 – The Dawn of War 3500 to 1500 BC
Warlord: Armies of the Ancient World Volume 1 – The Dawn of War 3500 to 1500 BC
by Partizan Press
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1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Wargame
  • Expansion for Base-game
  • Miniatures
  • Ancient
  • Book
  • Designers
  • Trevor J. Halsall
  • Ralph Seller
  • Richard Harper
  • Mechanisms
  • Simulation
  • Scenario / Mission / Campaign Game
  • Family
  • History: Wars in the Ancient Near East
  • Player Count: Two Player Only Games
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    The one who watches from the side is a careful man, but the one who walks in front protects himself and saves his comrade, and through their fighting they establish fame

    A warrior(!) enjoyed his life--he raised his axe in his hand, drew the dagger from his sheath, and fell into their midst like an arrow. He struck ... and he scattered them

    Quotations from the Epic of Gilgamesh (Babylonian, 2nd Millennium BC)

    You’ve seen the Rules now its time for the Armies!

    • 58 detailed Army Lists for armies of the Ancient World between c3500 and c1500 BC, from Europe, the Middle East, the cradle of civilization in Egypt and Mesopotamia to India and China.
    • Short military histories of the main ethnic and/or regional groupings covered by the Army Lists.
    • Explanatory maps and illustrative time-line diagrams to provide additional clarity and insight.
    • Full explanation of how to employ the Army Lists to produce miniature armies of our period for use with Warlord Rules and other wargames rules systems.
    • Commentaries on the composition, organisation and troop types in each Army List
    • Brief explanation and discussion of the weaponry and equipment of the time – including bows, swords, spears, battle carts, chariots, bucklers and shields.
    • The potential allies of each army are listed, and where appropriate, their particular enemies are identified.
    • The landscape categories typical of the home territories and/or imperial possessions of each historical army are specified, and full explanations of each landscape category are given.
    • Guidelines indicating the potential quality of command within each army are provided.
    • Additions to Warlord Rules are explained and discussed.
    • Cross referenced internally and with the Warlord Rules, throughout.

    The DAWN OF WAR is the first in a series of Army List books covering the development of fighting forces from the Earliest Times to the Enlightenment, enabling the construction of miniature armies for Ancient, Dark Ages, Medieval, Renaissance, Pike & Shot and 18th Century Warfare.

    —description from the publisher

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