August 2017

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Wargame Rules for

the War of the  Roses

The Wars of the Roses racked Britain between 1450’s to 1480’s and while the actual campaigning time for the entire period lasted only a few months produced a large number of varied and very bloody battles. Martyn’s intention was to portray a game that simulates the description from say a battle in a chapter from a book and therefore emphasise the key features: the deployment of forces, the leaders and their ability and the battle plan.  Rules that were period specific and therefore rules that are as simple as possible. Martyn's rules are a real pleasure to play, as you often do not know the result till the last die has been rolled - knowing you have got away while everyone around you have been butchered is a real gaming moment!

Scope: Included in the pack is a set of highly innovative rules to fight battles of the period. Players pick their deployment from a number of strategy cards depending on the ability of their leader and the presence of foreign mercenary captains. Movement is by intention so no rulers are needed and combat is very bloody emphasising the affect of the longbow, bill units, treason and the strategem cards. There is a non-map campaign system to generate battles, but there is also a system for fighting one-off battles.

Book: 31 page ring bound rules with colour cover with b&w content. There is a two-page playsheet, which is also the back cover.

Game Aids: 2 A4 colour campaign sheets, showing prestige points, number of battles fought and status of leaders. There are 3 A4 card sheets of the various strategy cards used in the battles.



Base Size


Bill / Pike

30 x 20 mm

Approx 120 Men


30 x 20 mm

Approx 80 Men

Shock Cav

30 x 30 mm

Approx 50 MAA

Light Cav

30 x 30 mm

Approx 100 Men

Crossbow/ Handgonner/ Artillery

30 mm Circular

Approx 50 Skirmishers or a few guns

Mercenary Pike units with handgonner and Crossbowmen covering their advance.

Leaders: Flags show their ability

Routing the field pursued by the victors -

Let the killing begin!

Light Cavalry - Scourers or “Prickers” skulking in a wood but ready to pounce

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