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The Armies and Enemies of Dragon Pass


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.

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

By Martin Helsdon with invaluable assistance from Jeff Richard.

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Evan F December 06, 2019 3:23 pm UTC
This is an amazing piece of work with depth of scholarship and imagination! I say much more in my review, but, in the end I just want to say thank you Martin Helsdon!
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Torbjörn A December 05, 2019 12:30 am UTC
Armies and Enemies of Dragon Pass brings back memories from reading the WRG books in the 80ies, but this is pure Gloranthan Gold. It's not a book for the beginner but any Gloranthaholic should find good use for it.
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Christopher A December 04, 2019 1:30 am UTC
Do the army lists and characters have stats or is it more of a background book?
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Martin H December 04, 2019 7:31 pm UTC
It is systemless - the Army List entries include stats not dissimilar to those in the original 'White Bear and Red Moon'/'Dragon Pass' board game. My understanding is that the RQ GM book/campaign book will include examples of stats for soldiers etc. I did not wish to preempt that.

The book provides the arms and armor and style of fighting for each unit, so creating stats would be be difficult. It is basically a background book.
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Martin H December 04, 2019 11:04 pm UTC
Sorry - should be 'would not be difficult'.
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Dale J December 03, 2019 10:01 pm UTC
Will this be available as a POD in hardcover please? Great job, and nice to meet you at Dragonmeet!
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Martin H December 04, 2019 7:28 pm UTC
MOB and DriveThruRPG are currently assessing the POD option.

Thank you.
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Jamie W December 05, 2019 5:36 pm UTC
The printed version I saw at Dragonmeet looked awesome, hope they okay it soon.
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Martin H December 05, 2019 8:37 pm UTC
I have no experience with DriveThruRPG POD so cannot say if it will be similar.
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Robert G December 03, 2019 5:58 pm UTC
How many pages got the book?
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Martin H December 03, 2019 8:29 pm UTC
380 pages, plus the front and back cover.
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