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The Armies and Enemies of Dragon Pass

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Winner of the 2019 Greg Stafford Memorial Award

The timeless appeal of the legends of the Hero Wars has resulted in an enduring interest in the period.

Surviving texts, supplemented by archaeological evidence, are used here as the basis of this reconstruction of the combatants of the initial phases of that world-shattering conflict. 

Focused on Dragon Pass and the surrounding regions (Peloria, Pent, Prax and Maniria), this volume presents details of the warriors, soldiers and mercenaries of the opening periods of the Hero Wars, their arms and armor, their cultures, histories and organization, the terrain they traveled, the battlefields on which they fought, their fortifications, their magic, and their gods.

Army Lists provide details of the regiments and other entities that fought in this epic conflict, supplemented by numerous illustrations of the participants.

Bonus chapters:

  • Lunar Army Strength
  • Righteous War
  • Jar-eel Marches Forth from Mirin’s Cross

Warning: adult themes - some aspects of Bronze Age warfare may be distressing.

By Martin Helsdon with invaluable assistance from Jeff Richard. Based on the mythic universe created by Greg Stafford.

NOTE: The POD version has a black and white interior.

Three Art Packs have been added as bonus downloadable material available to all purchasers of the PDF and POD+PDF.

 
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Martin H November 27, 2021 4:38 pm UTC
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And the POD is live.
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Martin H November 23, 2021 11:19 am UTC
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The Armies & Enemies of Dragon Pass POD is approaching, now accepted, and awaiting final checking by Nick Brooke who has very kindly been doing the heavy lifting of preparing this monster.

The book weighs in at 380+ pages. Due to its size, the interior will be black and white, not colour.

Hopefully, touch wood, in a week or two the final checking will be complete.
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Martin H November 13, 2021 5:00 pm UTC
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POD almost ready for review.
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Ulf B October 04, 2021 12:05 pm UTC
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Insta-buy when it makes POD.
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Martin H November 27, 2021 4:38 pm UTC
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And the POD is live.
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Ulf B December 06, 2021 9:52 am UTC
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And purchased! *boom!*
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Martin H December 06, 2021 10:12 am UTC
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Thank you.
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Andrew L June 22, 2021 9:15 am UTC
Please make this P.O.D :)
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Martin H November 27, 2021 4:38 pm UTC
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And the POD is live.
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Dominic S May 13, 2021 10:18 pm UTC
I want the POD when its ready !
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Martin H May 14, 2021 7:19 am UTC
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I'm told it is nearing completion - perhaps another month or two.
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shawn B June 15, 2021 3:14 pm UTC
any news on the POD edition?
(and will there be a POD of 'men of the west?'
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Martin H June 15, 2021 3:56 pm UTC
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Hi Shawn,
Work has started on a MotW POD. Like A&E (for which I have no updates) it will have a b&w interior and color cover.
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Martin H November 27, 2021 4:38 pm UTC
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And the POD is live.
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Brion L April 01, 2021 5:56 am UTC
Is this all flavor text, no rules?
Not that I won't buy it either way, but it will affect the priority.
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Martin H April 01, 2021 9:00 am UTC
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All background (text, art, maps), no rules.
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Chris G February 26, 2021 10:32 pm UTC
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Hi! The Lunar Term of enlistment is 27 years, rather than 25, being the length her earliest followers served the Goddess from her original manifestation to her apotheosis.
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Martin H February 27, 2021 9:36 am UTC
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Hi Chris,

Possible - do you have a source for this?

Thanks,
Martin
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Martin H February 27, 2021 10:45 am UTC
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My source for 25 years is the Pavis boxed set, and Pavis Gateway to Adventure page 208.
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Martin H November 27, 2020 4:44 pm UTC
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I am informed that the POD is half done.

This is a monster of a book, coming in at more than 380 pages, and during its writing there was no thought of the possibility of a POD. There was an assumption that this would be a niche book and sell about fifty copies. It has now significantly exceeded that.

A PDF generated with Word is not suitable to satisfy the quality criteria.
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Stephen Mooney M January 14, 2021 6:07 pm UTC
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Good to know - looking forward to the POD version - a definite buy for me
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Martin H January 14, 2021 6:20 pm UTC
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Now just over half done, I am informed.
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Andrew S January 22, 2021 9:38 pm UTC
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Thanks for keeping us up to date.
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Martin H November 27, 2021 4:39 pm UTC
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And the POD is live.
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Martin H November 13, 2020 9:02 pm UTC
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To celebrate a year since publication, I have commissioned a new cover for Armies & Enemies. I have seen the outline, and it is... impressive. The artist is now working on inking and coloring the painting.

I regret that I have received no news about the POD.
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Mikko R October 08, 2020 7:10 pm UTC
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This is an absolutely brilliant treatise, and I dearly wish I could send it back in time to myself in the early nineties.
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Martin H September 06, 2020 9:53 pm UTC
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As people may know, the companion to this book is now available: Men of the West.

Work on a POD for Armies & Enemies is progressing; as it is such a large book this is taking a great deal of time and effort. I am unable to give an estimate of when it will be available at present.
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Andrew S October 19, 2020 12:41 am UTC
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Looking forward to the POD. I'm a bedtime reader so PDFs of limited interest to me. Hopefully one I can but in time for xMas!
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Martin H October 19, 2020 6:35 am UTC
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Afraid I haven't heard anything for several months. Will contact the person doing it.
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Tim R August 20, 2021 11:36 pm UTC
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Now we need a PoD of both. I don't know if there is another brave could that can take on the task?
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Martin H August 21, 2021 7:41 am UTC
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Tim,

The second brave soul to attempt this quest, is now fifty pages from completion. After that is done, I will have to check it, add text to fill any gaps (the translation from Word causes issues with formatting) and it will then have to be put forward for approval.

Sadly, this is a major task. It takes as long as it takes.
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Martin H November 27, 2021 4:39 pm UTC
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And the POD is live.
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andrew T September 06, 2020 2:55 pm UTC
I cannot review this book , because I have a publisher account. But if I were to review it I would say it is a 5 star publication with a huge amount of detail that is worth purchasing by any hardcore Glorantha fan. Yes , 5 stars is what I would give this publication, if I was allowed to rate it. Just sayin'
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Martin H September 06, 2020 5:21 pm UTC
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Thank you for your comment, Andrew.
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Tommi H May 19, 2020 9:21 pm UTC
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Any word from the POD now that the Glamour Guide POD became available?
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Martin H May 20, 2020 10:16 am UTC
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As this was leaked on FB yesterday -- it is in progress.

Given the size of the book (now 384 pages including the four bonus pages at the back) this may take a while.
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Martin H November 27, 2021 4:39 pm UTC
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And the POD is live.
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Tim R March 05, 2020 2:50 pm UTC
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Any more word on paper version?
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Martin H March 05, 2020 8:02 pm UTC
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Afraid not. I haven't heard anything, but MOB has been in hospital. Suspect the book may be too big for POD?
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Nick E March 13, 2020 3:16 pm UTC
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https://www.drivethrurpg.com/pub_pod_cost.php does not baulk at the idea of a 380 page book. And I'd certainly be nth in the queue to order one.
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Martin H March 13, 2020 7:22 pm UTC
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A POD is subject to Chaosium approval. I believe this is being looked into.
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Martin H April 06, 2020 6:15 pm UTC
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I haven't heard anything.
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Martin H November 27, 2021 4:39 pm UTC
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And the POD is live.
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Martin H January 27, 2020 7:20 pm UTC
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The latest version should be uploaded soon - includes the bonus two pages at the back, a new 'gallery' page, and a few additions and corrections scattered through the text.
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Evan F January 28, 2020 4:20 pm UTC
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Looking forward to it! Thank you for making a great product even better! Will be saving my pennies for your next offerings as well!
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Martin H May 14, 2020 7:00 pm UTC
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The West book is now about 129 pages, 95K words. Am presently illustrating it (twelve done, twenty eight to do). With the index and all the sketches, plus other things, it might be about 150 pages.
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