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Autarch’s Domains at War™ brings the full sweep of fantasy warfare to tabletop gaming and role-playing campaigns, offering a series of interlocking systems that cover the full sweep of military struggles in a fantasy, ancient, or medieval world.

With the Troops and Terrain expansion pack, you get 36 pages of full-color cardstock counters for use with your Domains at War: Battles.  Troops and Terrain includes:  

  • 138 human troop counters
  • 92 beastman troop counters
  • 28 elven troop counters
  • 24 exotic troop counters
  • 24 undead troop counters
  • 24 artillery troop counters
  • 20 dwarven troop counters
  • 56 hero counters
  • 80 condition tokens
  • 16 spell tokens
  • 54 stream pieces (18 narrow, 18 medium, 18 wide)
  • 54 ditch pieces (18 narrow, 18 medium, 18 wide)
  • 18 road pieces

You can use the counters with Domains at War: Battles and the Domains at War Complete Set, or with ancient, medievla, and fantasy wargames on a similar scale, such as DBA, Armati, and Hordes of the Things.

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Lesley N January 19, 2023 12:30 am UTC
I HATE downloading anything sight unseen. A dollar, several dollars, it matters not.

I will say, I cringed and pulled the trigger on this one. I'm not disappointed.
The images are nice and crisp looking. You are looking at top down images. A great many images. A lot of very useful images of troops critters war machines and terrain.

Printed out in colour on card stock this is a bit of an investment, and then it's a good hefty amount of time with some high quality scissors or other cutting tools.
I can see myself getting a lot of quality use from this file for the game, or just about any other RPG design.

The images are a nice level of colourful, and detail level, but not excessive.
And there are just so many of them.

This was a nice purchase, even if you are a cheap swine like me :)
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Brad M September 29, 2020 2:53 pm UTC
I'm a fan of ACKS, and I like their battlesystem. Still, I cannot recommend purchasing the printed cards option. The discussion below is accurate; the printed cards are on medium (feels like 60#) cardstock, with a gloss finish much like a slick playing card. However! The "cards" are on uncut sheets, which necessitates that you cut them out yourself. Further, because the cardstock is so thin, I have doubts about these counters' ability to hold up in the long term. In my opinion, the price charged for the product is too high.

However, if you're only buying the PDF to print at home, go for it! The art is fine, a nice balance between detail and speed, and will fit well into any game already using non-photorealistic game assets for physical mapping. The PDF may even give you ideas about other counters you could make, and templates to do so.
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Robin S July 05, 2014 10:13 pm UTC
I notice that this item has a "Card(s)" option available here on DTRPG. I'm guessing that's some form of hardcopy, but what, exactly, do those look like?
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Alexander M July 06, 2014 12:15 am UTC
The "cards" option prints the counter sheets on cardstock, similar to what was used in old games like Car Wars. The cardstock is like a playing card finish and thickness, so they are not too thick, but they feel nice. -Alexander Macris, Autarch LLC
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Alexander M July 05, 2014 8:21 pm UTC
Nicholas, thanks for the kind words. I'm the game's designer. I was a competitive DBA player for many years (2nd place at Historicon with 1066 Normans!) The unit counters are 2" wide and 1.16" deep and can be used to play DBA at 15mm scale if desired. Alternatively, Domains at War can be played with DBA-based miniatures. Here is the game's recommended basing:

Frontage 25mm Basing 25mm Figures Per Base 15mm Basing 15mm Figures per Base
Infantry 75mm x 50mm 3 figures wide x 2 figures deep 40mm x 30mm 3 - 4 figures wide x 2 figures deep
Cavalry 75mm x 50mm 3 figures wide x 1 figures deep 40mm x 30mm 3 - 4 figures wide x 1 figure deep
Giants 80mm x 40mm 2 figures wide x 1 figure deep 40mm x 40mm 1 figure
War Mach. 50mm x 60mm 1 war machine + 1-2 crew figures 40mm x 40mm 1 war machine + 1-2 crew figures
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Nicholas J July 05, 2014 3:04 pm UTC
I love the overheads. Did the artists do work on Historicals using the same perspective and using the DBA style measurements? If so I'd love to buy packs
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Chris H July 09, 2014 12:38 am UTC
Hi Nicholas, I did the art for the counters for DAW.
I like to play DBX and other miniature wargames when I can. I took inspiration from DBX basing, illustrator Ryan Browning's first mock-ups of the counters but mostly I lay my inspiration at the feet of Denis Loubet's fantastic illustrations for Steve Jackson's game counters like Car Wars and Cardboard Heroes. Such good stuff.

Glad you like the look.
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