Ancient Armies – Dacians

The Dacians defend against the Roman attack!

Ancient Armies - The Dacians

Few of Rome’s many enemies would fight for long before being cowed and delivering tribute or lying dead beneath the Legionaries’ hobnailed sandals ‚Äì not so for the Dacians. A fiercely proud people from what is now Romania, they fought two great wars with Rome ‚Äì wars so bloody and hard fought that they were portrayed forever in stone by the Romans on Trajan’s column.

If the sight of a richly dressed Chieftain, leading his troops under the billowing draco standard and driven to fever pitch by the rasping, bellowing sound from the long-necked carynx horn didn’t cause consternation in the Roman ranks, many Dacian warriors are wielding a vicious war scythe, the dreaded falx. This brutal weapon could slice through shield or limbs with one savage blow…

Getting Started with Dacians.

Excited about starting a new Dacian army but confused by the various peoples and equipment? Don ºt worry ‚Äì we ºll explain all…


The Dacian Kingdom.

Who were the Dacians and how did they fare against the Roman Empire? Why did they use Roman war machines? Read on…


Gaming with Dacians.

Gaming ideas, scenarios and battle reports – all with a distinctly Dacian flavour! This section is the place to find them all…


Painting and Modeling Dacians

Unsure what colour to paint a Phrygian cap? Wondering how to apply your shield transfers? Click here and all will be revealed…

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