Scenarios for Vis Bellica

This section contains links to complete scenarios for Vis Bellica.

Each scenario contains a background to the battle, the historical outcome, the opposing sides, downloadable ready-to-go army sheets and any special rules required.  

Scenarios are grouped into three sizes:  

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Battles: Games with up to five or six brigades on either side, and that can be happily played in an evening.

Adrianople, Argentoratum, Barnet, Bosworth, Carrhae, Chaeronera, Idistaviso, Leuctra, Stoke, Zama. 

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Big Battles: Games with up to ten brigades on either side, and that require one or two players a side, and maybe an afternoon's play.

Agincourt, Argentoratum, Cynoscephalae, Hydaspes, 2nd St Albans.

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Massive Battles: Games with more than ten brigades a side, and that probably require multiple players and a whole day's play.

Carrhae, Chaeronea, Qar-Qar.

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Massive Battles

Historical:

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Just Deserts The battle of Carrhae, 53BC.  Parthias vs Romans.
Alex's Dad at War The battle of Chaeronea, 338BC.  Macedonians vs Hoplite Greeks
Hoo-Har at Qar-Qar The battle of Qar-Qar, 853BC.  Assyrians vs Allies (Syrians, Israelites etc)

Fictional:

Title Details
"Unleash Hell"

Augustan Romans vs Germans.  Display game from Salute 03:  a re-fight of the battle that forms the opening sequence of the film Gladiator.    See the Final Note section of the Idistaviso scenario that the link takes you to.

 

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Big Battles

Historical:

Title Details
"We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers!" The battle of Agincourt, 1415AD

HYW English vs French

If You Go Down To The Woods Today The Battle of Argentoratum, 357BC.  Romans vs Germans
Flaminius at the Dog's Head  The battle of Cynoscephalae, 197BC.  Romans vs Macedonian Successors
Pike vs Pachyderm! The battle of the Hydaspes, 326BC. Macedonians vs Indians.
The Kingmaker Checked! The battle of Second St Albans, 1461.  The Wars of the Roses

Fictional:

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Battles

Historical:

Title Details
The Roman Custer The battle of Adrianople, 378AD.  Severian Romans vs Goths
If You Go Down To The Woods Today The Battle of Argentoratum, 357BC.  Romans vs Germans
Vis Barnetica The Battle of Barnet, 14th April 1471.  The Wars of the Roses.
Another Fine Mess!

The battle of Bosworth, 1585AD

Wars of the Roses

Breakout! An episode from the battle of Carrhae, 53BC.  Romans vs Parthians.  See Wargaming Carrhae, Playing Publius.
Alex's Dad at War The battle of Chaeronea, 338BC.  Macedonians vs Hoplite Greeks
The Real "Unleash Hell" The battle of Idistaviso, 16AD.  Augustan Romans vs Germans
A Bloody Nose for the Red Cloaks The battle of Leuctra, 371BC

Spartans vs Thebans

The Battle of Stoke The Battle of Stoke, 16th June 1487.  The Wars of the Roses.
Zama:  Scipio's Crushing Blow to Carthage

The battle of Zama, 202BC

Republican Romans vs Carthaginians

Fictional:

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Dust to Dust Severian Romans vs Sassanid Persians
Raid! The first part of Christopher Catenwolde's Late Roman vs Goths Campaign.  

 

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