Historia Romana

Historia Romana is a free print and play game set in the Roman Empire. Scenarios Include:

– The Rise of Sulla, 85 BC
– The Third Mithridatic War, 74 BC
– Caesar Vs Pompey, 50 BC
– The Year of the Four Emperors, 69 AD
– The Crisis of the Third Century, 260 AD
– The Imperial Restoration, 268 AD
– Alaric at the gates, 407 AD
– The Scourge of God, 451 AD
– Heraclius and the Last Persian War, 622 AD

Hadrian’s Wall Paper Model

I’ve always wanted to do a Romans in Britain scenario. In recent months, I’ve been picking up Romans on Ebay as I’ve found them, and soon will begin looking for Celts and Gauls.

This paper model of a section of Hadrian’s Wall might come in handy. In the scale it’s in, you’d need 79 for a Roman Mile. The model is in black and white, but a little work with watercolor and a fat brush would quickly solve that

Across the Alps: The Battle of Trebbia Rules

Matt Fritz offers a set of free miniatures rules called Across the Alps. The rules are for recreating the Battle of Trebbia from 218 BC, when Hannibal crossed the Alps to face the Roman Army at the river Trebbia. The rules are easy to play, being designed for Matt’s students. There also is a link there to paper figures.

The Roman Army Illustrated

And now for the ultimate reference site on the Roman Army: Red Rampant. This has got wonderful illustrations for just about everything you can think of relating to the Roman army and its enemies. It’s like an Osprey book, only much, much cheaper.

First Man In Rome Campaign Rules

Jim Naughton has written a set of campaign rules for DBA

about the last stage of the Roman Republic. In it, each player will represent a Praetor, the second rank of Roman senior magistrates, and the lowest rank empowered with Imperium, the power to command Roman armies and exercise governorship of a Roman province. Eventually some praetors will advance to the rank of consul, and occasionally dictator. Ultimately the goal is to amass sufficient prestige to stand unchallenged as First Man in Rome.

Hat Tip: Rich Baier