Swordpoint Classical Army Lists
Swordpoint Classical Army Lists provides you with all the information you need to field Classical Period Armies in your games of SWORDPOINT. The book covers the period 500BC to 300AD and contains 59 army lists with many variants.
You require a copy of SWORDPOINT Ancient and Medieval Wargames Rules to use this book.
What is SWORDPOINT?
SWORDPOINT is a new set of “big battle” game rules for fighting actions in the ancient and medieval periods. It has been developed over the last two and a half years by the Gripping Beast team and an enthusiastic play-test group. It was developed with our 28mm figures but, as it employs multi-figure bases, various sizes of figures can be used.
Games fought with Swordpoint involve between 100 and 250 figures per side arranged into between 6 and 12 or so units. The game is designed to play out in about 2 hours after set-up, and gives a large battle feel. It encourages the use of historical tactics and emphasises the need to maintain cohesion in the army’s battle line, without being prescriptive. Unusual units are catered for by special rules which give the flavour of their historical prototypes.
An extensive series of publications are planned and the game will enjoy the support of web downloads, living FAQ and a range of supported events.
The game system will comprise of the rule book, and a number of supplementary publications initially focusing on providing army compilation lists created to a consistent points structure, thus enabling games between almost any historical armies (though preferably of compatible time frames). The initial publication schedule will be:
Rule book - November 2016
Dark Age Armies - Out now
•48 armies appearing in history between 300 AD and 1064 AD.
Classical Armies - Out now
•60 armies appearing in history between 700 BC and 300 AD.
Medieval Armies - Summer 2017.
•50 Armies appearing in history after 1064 AD, expected to include the Italian Wars and the Moghul invasion of India. Additional rules apply to this period.
Chariot Era - Summer/Autumn 2017.
•30 armies appearing in history before 700 BC. Additional rules apply to this period.