If you’ve ever wondered how Simon McDowell’s Comitatus rules work I have a blog post that can enlighten you. The rules were first published way back when in Simon’s little book Goths, Huns and Romans. Then republished in a bigger well illustrated format. They cover the Migration Period up to the First Crusade. Currently they are also available as a pdf.
Anyhow, I’ve recently re discovered my copy and I’m delighted with it. It’s fast fun and full of period flavour. It’s also straightforward to learn and no rebasing is required. If you are looking for something that does Late Roman and Migration period warfare do take a look.
The new book is a further development as you thought Tony. Some new ideas are incorporated including I think, Andy Callan’s, disruption points idea. These work very well and keep your leaders working hard to keep the troops in good order. It’s well worth a try.
I have the little book and have played Commitatus when it was being developed. The newer edition is similar in concept but the game mechanics are a pretty big departure from the original game. Fun little game if not somewhat “heavy” as far as rules go.
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