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Playtest Rules

November 2011 Playtest Rules - £2.00

Raiders of Arcana

Raiders of Arcana is a new, fantasy wargame based around warbands of between 20 and 100 figures, which operate as a series of small units (typically six figures).

What makes it different?

In “Raiders” it’s the culture that determines the style and fighting abilities of your warband or army not the race, meaning within a single warband/army you can choose to have units of elves, humans, dwarves and orcs all fighting together, though your choice may be to field only units from one race if you wish. Many of the planned warbands are loosely based on historical periods or cultures, allowing figures from many existing manufacturers to be used, with fantasy elements being based on the mythologies of that culture.

These rules are designed for warbands of 21 to 100+ figures each in small units playing for between 60-90 minutes. Gameplay is based on a simultaneous ‘action and reaction’ based system, meaning no waiting for your turn. We want Raiders of Arcana to be fun to play with a strong emphasis on skill and strategy combined with the fate of a dice role.

Raiders of Arcana will also include rules for ongoing campaigns, where your warband can be developed and expanded on your success in previous battles.

As we develop these rules we hope to expand on them, adding other cultures and to further develop large scale games.

Play Testing

We are currently developing the rules and have got to a stage where we want to get the rules out to the community to get feedback. We are making the current version of the rules available as a download. Also available are a set of tokens, and army lists for the starting cultures, Untamed Kingdoms, Escavalon, Vyr-Regnum and Confederation of Athena.

We have also published a set of rule amendments detailing the changes since the November (printed) edition.

If you would prefer a printed copy of the rulebook they are available for £2.00, with free postage in the UK.