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Leonidas To Varus - Classical Combat 500BC to 250AD

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These are my rules for big battle combat in the classical period. As per all my rules they are designed to be able to field large numbers of units but still be very fast to play; also they must be fun; lastly they have to have at least a "feel" of the period they are set in.In other words they are fun rules set at the game end of the spectrum rather than the simulation end of the spectrum.

Despite that there are numerous troop types to choose from and full details on how to make up your own units and your own army lists if I have not included your favourite unit or army.

Speaking of which spreadsheets are included with army lists for 20 armies from Early Persian (500BC) to Early Imperial Roman (ending about 250AD). None of the spreadsheets are protected, details can be changed if you wish and when creating your own army lists just copy one of the existing sheets closest to the army you want and modify a few values.

The rules are designed to be played with 28mm models though 15mm can be used without changing any of the ranges. Smaller figures I suggest halving all distances.

I don't want you to waste your hard earned money on a set of rules you don't like so i have created a free sample of the rules which include about 10 pages of the rules and some of the army lists. I am hoping this is enough for you to be able to make a reasoned decision on whether to buy these rules or not.


Andy Watkins

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william C April 28, 2019 12:31 pm UTC
Looked at the sample and I am interested but wary when the title om WV here does not match that of the rules and the sample had a page "Red Dawn" for some reason.
Is what we are paying for the latest version of th rules and have they been checked over?
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Andy W April 30, 2019 12:11 pm UTC
Hi, Red Dawn is a set of WW3 rules I wrote. Not sure if there is some kind of mix up?
There is currently only 1 version of the Leonidas to Varus rules. If anyone finds any errors or omissions I would be happy to correct them quickly, this is the advantage of pdf rules.
I will try and work out why you are seeing a red dawn title...
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Andy W April 30, 2019 12:48 pm UTC
William, I have looked and can't replicate the problem with the sample? Please try again, it may have been a temporary glitch
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Oliver W May 09, 2019 7:40 pm UTC
The rules look good, but yes, there is this "Red Dawn" on page 3 of the rules and the samples.
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Andy W July 06, 2019 11:42 am UTC
Well spotted! Afraid that was a cut and paste error. I have now corrected it.
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