Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Anglo-Saxon Warmaster Ancients Paper Army

Anglo-Saxon warrior
The Anglo-Saxon army in the core Warmaster Ancients rulebook covers the period from King Cnut (1016) to King Harold (1066), so the army list focuses on late Saxon England. As Rick Priestley says in the army's introduction, this is the classic style army of Harold that mostly fought up close on foot with a bit of inept cavalry. Their main enemies in the core rulebook would be the Norse and ultimately the Normans.

On Rick's now-gone Warmaster website, he had posted an army list for Early Saxons covering 420-885 AD, which I have. Right now, I want to get a Norman army set posted before I move onto something like the Early Saxons. Norse should even come before them.

I'll also be posting a set of Anglo-Saxon counters that don't have any Warmaster Ancients labels on them, just one counter from each unit plus the command stands. Players can use those in any rules, mixing and matching to heart's content. Stay tuned.

Most of the images in this set are from the Wargame's Foundry Anglo-Saxon 28mm set. Some others come from Gripping Beast, at least from what I remember.

Printing the Counters
You can print the counter sheer at places like Staples, using 110lb card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Do not print the pdf to "fit margins." Always print at 100%.  I like printing the counter sets on good copy paper, spray gluing the dull side of a 'Silver Age' comic backing board with Super 77, attaching a sheet to the board, and then cutting out the counters using a sharp Xacto knife with a steel ruler. Using the backing boards makes for cheap, sturdy counters. I like keeping the shiny side down to make moving them easier on a table. (Note: This set is designed to fit Silver Age and larger comic backing boards.)

Click on the counter set images below to download the the complete army counter set in PDF format.

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