Dark Ages Volume 1

ORIGINS AND MYTHS OF THE HUNS
We begin our theme content with a look at exactly who the Huns were, where they came from, and the mark they left on military history and wargaming.

WAR TACTICS OF THE HUNS
Society of Ancients President Roy Boss takes a detailed look at the battle tactics of the Huns and presents a case for a re-think of the traditional view of how they operated in combat.

THE BATTLE OF CHALONS, 451 AD
The Battle of Châlons was the high watermark for Attila and the Hunnic Empire. Rules writer and Châlons expert Simon MacDowell reveals how close Attila came to changing the course of history, and presents the battle as a wargame.

HUNS ON THE TABLETOP
Seasoned gamer Perry Grey makes some suggestions for how to use the Huns and their allies and enemies in a wargame.

THE DAY OF THE HUNS
We conclude our theme content with an outsider’s look at the Society of Ancients Chalons Battleday.

DUX BELLORUM
Just in time for the release of Dan Mersey’s  ‘Age of Arthur’ wargames rules from Osprey, we catch up with the author for an interview about the rules.

Y GODODDIN
This is the stuff legends are made off! Eight gamers, a 16’ x 5’ table, over 1,000 figures and a Dark Age poem are the ingredients for this epic wargame, in which author, umpire and WI favourite James Morris presents his ‘Last Stand’ article which pits the flower of Celtic chivalry against the invading Saxon hordes.

WHO HOLDS THE DOOR?
WI regular Chris Peers takes Dark Age wargaming inspiration from a casket in the British Museum….