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Broken Legions : Fantasy Skirmish Wargames in the Roman Empire (Paperback) (Mark Latham)
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A set of skirmish wargames rules set in a mythic Roman Empire.The Roman Empire rules the civilised world with an iron fist, seemingly all-powerful andlimitless. And yet, the power of Rome is secured not by its mighty legions, but by smallbands of warriors and agents fighting a secret war. Tasked by the Emperor to exploreancient temples, forgotten labyrinths and beast-haunted caverns, they seek out artefactshidden by the gods themselves, hunt creatures of myth and face enemies that woulduse dark magic against the empire.Broken Legions is a set of fantasy skirmish rules for a war unknown to history, fought inthe shadows of the Roman Empire. Various factions recruit small warbands to fight intight, scenariodrivenbattles that could secure the mystical power to defend – or crush –Rome. A points system allows factions to easily build a warband, and mercenaries andfree agents may also be hired to bolster a force. Heroes and leaders may possess arange of skills, traits and magical abilities, but a henchman's blade can be just assharp, and a campaign can see even the lowliest henchman become a hero of renown.