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ACKS Domains at War: The Complete Set

ACKS Domains at War: The Complete Set

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Tomorrow you will bring the battle to the foe. Tonight you walk among the troops you’ll lead. The mercenaries are veterans and sleep while they can, but the peasants levied from your lands seek courage in tales of your previous victories. In the cover of darkness, you can listen rather than lead. Remember when you were like them? Back when you first entered the dungeon, you wielded a sword to fight for gold, glory, and the favor of the gods. Winning these earned you a throne. Now you wield an army, and fight for the right to rule the domains at war.

Domains at War™ brings the full sweep of fantasy warfare to tabletop gaming and role-playing campaigns. The Domains at War Complete Set offers three interlocking systems to cover the full sweep of military struggles in a fantasy, ancient, or medieval world:

  • A quick mass combat rule system for use in any role-playing game that uses concepts like hit points and armor class
  • A comprehensive campaign toolkit for use in ongoing games, fully compatible with the Adventurer Conqueror King System's rules for mercenaries, strongholds, magic, and rulership
  • A fast-playing tactical wargame derived from these systems, so that playing a battle generates outcomes like what you'd get if you fought it out on the one-on-one roleplaying scale

The Domains at War Complete Set comes with two rulebooks, Campaigns and Battles, as well as 12 pages of printable full-color counters for units, leaders, spells, and terrain and a 4' x 3' PDF battlemap for tabletop warfare.

Domains at War is designed for Autarch's best-selling Adventurer Conqueror King System™, but is compatible with any fantasy RPG system that uses twenty-sided dice and shares concepts like hit points and armor class.  If your tabletop gaming would benefit from the vivid drama and agonizing choices of warfare, Domains at War is designed for you.

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Dani J July 31, 2022 2:26 am UTC
Warning, if you have previously purchased three seperate books. YOU DON'T NEED THIS. It's exactly the same files collected to one page.
I've purchased that and this... Redundant choice I've made where I could've opted for Sepulcher of the Sorceress-Queen and completed the collection. I couldn't even refund it since I downloaded to check the files out.
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Alexander M July 31, 2022 3:09 am UTC
Dani, message us at and we will get you squared away with a copy of Sepulcher so you're not missing out.
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Dani J July 31, 2022 4:27 am UTC
sent! Thank you so much!
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Jeremy H April 08, 2022 4:13 pm UTC
12 cards listed as page count? This isn't a book?
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Alexander M April 08, 2022 6:23 pm UTC
It's two books (105 pages and 133 pages, 238 pages total) and one set of 12 pages of printable counters.
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Paul B February 27, 2022 5:47 pm UTC
Please help me with my FOMO, and help new purchasers make a good decision. Based on comments, it appears that this complete set includes maps and some counters that are not part of Troops And Terrain (TT). So if you get the complete set plus TT, you have everything for $27.50. Is that correct?

You could also just buy Campaigns, Battles, and TT for $21. At first glance that looks like a less expensive path, especially since it was not that clear that there were some things in the complete set you might want (the maps, and an unknown set of counters). But the only way to scratch that FOMO itch is to now buy the complete set, which also includes unnecessary redundant copies of Campaigns and Battles, bringing your cost to $41.

As you can guess by now, I didn’t buy the complete set. And I don’t know whether I’m missing something I’d like to have. Caveat emptor, let that be a lesson to me. But for prospective future buyers, can you clarify what only the complete set provides in the...See more
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Alexander M February 28, 2022 8:42 am UTC
"if you get the complete set plus TT, you have everything for $27.50. Is that correct?"

The Complete Set includes Domains at War Campaigns, Domains at War Battles, as well as a set of battle maps and a set of counters.
Troops & Terrain includes additional counters that were not included in the Complete Set.

I'm sorry for the confusion. If you message me at (not .com, .co) with your DriveThruRPG email address I can help you sort out what you need.
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Esteban M August 17, 2020 12:57 pm UTC
Seems domains at war is IMPOSIBLE to get as a physical copy. Be it bought by parts or this "complete set" (that seems isn't complete because it doesn't include troops and terrain).
The only physical copy of the series is "troops and terrain".
So sad... I missed the Kickstarter so my only choice is to buy it here or buy an overpriced copy on eBay.
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Alexander M August 18, 2020 9:33 pm UTC
To be clear, the Complete Set includes some troops and terrain. Troops & Terrain includes *even more* troops and terrain.

Complete Set includes (a) Campaigns, (b) Battles, (c) battlemaps, (d) unit counters, (e) terrain counters.
Troops & Terrain includes (d) more unit counters and (e) more terrain counters.
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Esteban M August 20, 2020 1:20 am UTC
Thank you! A shame it has no POD
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September 26, 2018 12:28 am UTC
Now, in mid-2018, how is this different than buying the Battles, Campaigns, and Troops and Terrain?

Is the Troops and Terrain product included in this "complete set?"

The last update here was July 2015, but perhaps make a bundle instead that clears up the versions. Troops and Terrain appears to be up-to-date as of June 2014.
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Alexander M September 29, 2018 2:59 am UTC
The Complete Set is the set that was offered to Backers during the Kickstarter. It does not include the counters that were included in Troops & Terrain, which turned out to be more than those created for the Complete Set. Conversely Troops & Terrain does not include the battlemaps.

If you already own Battelore or other game that uses 2" hexes then I would recommend you purchase D@W:B, D@W:C, and D@W:T&T. If you need battlemaps, I would buy D@W:C.

Your recommendation of a bundle is a good one and we'll look into it. Thank you!
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Jeff H September 02, 2014 11:27 pm UTC
I know that for the ACKS core and companion, if you bought the pdf, you would receive an equivalent discount on the hard copy. Will the same hold true for purchases of the DAW pdf and hard copy?
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Nate F July 09, 2014 6:28 pm UTC
Note that compared to the Troops and Terrain product, the counter sheets included with this are missing spell tokens, road, ditch, stream, heavy forest, mud, rubble, swamp, lake pieces, as well as walls, most towers and a number of other fortified stronghold terrain pieces.

It's also missing ~50 of the human troop counters, ~30 of the beastman counters, half (12) of the undead counters and all the artillery counters, possibly a few more.

Since it's missing most of the terrain and many of the troops, it'd probably make more sense to save $5 and buy the Battles and Campaign books separately, or spend $2.50 more and get the counter's book, too.
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James R September 14, 2014 8:59 am UTC
Thanks for the heads up, good to know. Guess I will buy them all separately when the time comes.
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