Currently, we are in the process of putting the finishing touches to the Viking, Late Saxon and Norman force lists to be used with The Barons’ War rules. I’d had the idea to include them in the printed rulebook before it doubled in size from the initial 60-something pages into the 138 pages it finished at, yes I am counting the index. Adding the lists would have felt like adding them for the sake of it as they no longer fitted in with the rest of the content. So, having had a little bit more time to think about it I decided to make the most out of this opportunity and start a supplement for the early middle ages.
Initially using these three lists, we will be able to fight battles featuring Vikings raiding the coasts of Britain, the Normans invading in 1066 and the ten years of conquest that took place after William crowned himself the King of England. We can also use the lists for some Viking on Viking action or rival Anglo-Saxon armies coming to blows to settle their respective AEthling’s political aims. Because of the choices these lists give us, very different forces can be created even if they are from the same faction.
Once this new supplement has been designed and laid out to match the rulebook, it will be available here on WARHOST as a free download. With the Welsh, Irish and Scots already playtested and in the process of being drawn up, we should have six dark age factions in no time with a plan to keep fleshing out the existing force lists as well as adding new factions as we go along. So if there are any in particular you think should be included please make your thoughts known in the comments section below. Just so you know I’m keen to go as far back as 500 AD.
One final thing, if you have any views on what we should call this supplement we are all ears otherwise it will be forever known as ‘The Dark Ages’ which I am sure will upset all the historians! 😀