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Striking from the forests of Germania, tribes of Savage Warriors ferociously oppose any would-be invaders; now available in SPQR.

SPQR: Germania

The strength of a Germanic warband lies in its infantry, with most being deployed in a veritable horde of ferocious warriors. What they lacked in sophisticated tactics or quality of equipment was more than made up for by courage and a desire to take the fight to the enemy, sweeping them aside in wild, terrifying charges. These feverish attacks meant they were particularly proficient in close combat; a force to be reckoned with on a one-on-one level.

A warband of Germanic tribesmen will usually be a large force able to crush its enemies by weight of numbers, or the sheer tenacity of its warriors. It may not be accurate to say that they were completely devoid of strategy however; they were known to use certain simplistic battle formations, such as the boar’s head.

Heroes

A chieftain or warlord of his tribe, the Germania hero has the respect of all those below him, having earned it with his sword and spear. In battle, the hero will be found where the fighting is at its most fierce and desperate. It is the ambition of lesser warriors to join his warband, learn from the hero’s experience and, perhaps one day, follow in his footsteps.

A notable Germanic chieftain, Arminius, was responsible for the total defeat of three Roman legions in the Teutoburg Forest. Telling Varus that a rebellion was growing, he tricked the Roman Consul into committing his legionaries, leading them into a trap he had prepared. The battle lasted three days but, in the end, Arminius’s united Germanic tribes were victorious.

Ariovistus invaded Gaul with a confederation of Germanic tribes but his gains were reversed by Julius Caesar at the battle of Vesontium. At one time an ally of Rome, Ariovistus eventually refused the dictates of a far off power and dared the legions to unseat him – a challenge Caesar was only too willing to accept.

SPQR: Germania - Heroes

Includes 2 infantry, 2 Cavalry & 2 Dogs, in Warlord Resin, supplied unassembled and unpainted

 

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Warriors

Each block of warriors in a Germanic warband would typically be related, by oath if not blood. This formed a tight cohesiveness, with warriors taking the deaths of those next to them somewhat personally. Their natural ferociousness combined with this unity made them extremely tough to beat, as the Romans discovered.

SPQR: Germania - Warriors

Includes 12 infantry in Warlord Resin, supplied unassembled and unpainted

 

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Warriors Command

Contains a musician and standard bearer to provide combat bonuses to units of Warriors. A leader hoists his latest trophy, an ideal sculpt as an alternative hero for your force – potentially a supplementary lightly armed hero to lead the warriors into the fray.

SPQR: Germania - Warriors Command

Includes 3 infantry in Warlord Resin, supplied unassembled and unpainted

 

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Skyclad Warriors

Like some warriors of other lands, some Germanic warriors chose to go into battle with scant protection; to demonstrate their utter fearlessness in combat. Such a sight can be daunting for a foe. In SPQR, Skyclad Warriors receive a bonus attack on their to hit rolls. On the charge, this makes them extremely dangerous, as they also can benefit from the Wild Charge special rule.

SPQR: Germania - Skyclad Warriors

Includes 12 infantry in Warlord Resin, supplied unassembled and unpainted

 

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Tribesmen Archers

Too poor or too young to be considered true warriors, these men fan out before the warband, engaging enemy skirmishers with bow or javelins, whittling them down before the tribe’s warriors charge in to deliver the finishing blow.

SPQR: Germania - Tribesmen Archers

Includes 12 infantry in Warlord Resin, supplied unassembled and unpainted

 

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Horsemen

No less fierce than warriors on foot, the cavalry of the Germanic tribes tended to be used in hit and run attacks, striking enemies in the flank then chasing them down as they routed. They would avoid head-on charges into enemy formations, leaving that to their more than capable infantry. However, delight would have been taken in chasing away enemy skirmishers.

SPQR: Germania - Horsemen

Includes 6 Cavalry in Warlord Resin, supplied unassembled and unpainted

 

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Horsemen Command

Provide extra boons to a cavalry unit with a musician and standard bearer – as well as an ideal alternative sculpt for representing a lightly armed mounted hero, showing off his superiority by displaying the severed head of a defeated foe affixed to his mount.

SPQR: Germania - Horsemen command

Includes 3 Cavalry in Warlord Resin, supplied unassembled and unpainted

 

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1000 Denarii Germanic Warband

Our Warband is based on a hefty core of savage warriors bearing down on their foes. The Warband is anchored by a large core of 26 warriors led by a hero to take advantage of both the Wild Charge and Strength In Numbers special rules. We’ve kitted them out with javelins and leather armour to increase their threat range and staying power. The force is supplemented with an additional block of skyclad warriors – extremely dangerous if left unchecked, and a cavalry section led by a second hero – capable of redeploying to where they’re needed most on the battlefield. Finally, we’ve included a handful of Tribesmen Archers to pepper the foe from afar.

SPQR 1000 Denarii Germanic Warband

 

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Warband Combat in the Ancient World

The SPQR rulebook contains everything you need to get started with the game. Included within this vast tome are full rules for every aspect of the game, as well as scenarios, campaign rules and 10 full army lists – including Macedonia. Get started with this lightning-fast, easy to play skirmish game today!

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Dan Hewitson
Dan can often be found contemplating the mound of unpainted minis building up under his desk. He has a tendency to roll lots of ones. He also has a tendency to complain about rolling lots of ones.