**Please note: This product is on preorder and is due to be released February 2021. Any other products ordered at the same time will be held until release. The Bishop of Winchester figure is available for FREE when you preorder the printed rulebook.**
In the Kingdom of England by 1215, a group of powerful barons had reached breaking point due to King Johns despotic rule, high taxes and failed leadership. It was time to rebel!
Written by Andy Hobday, these rules enable narrative-driven tabletop games set in an England gripped by civil war played out against the backdrop of the Magna Carter and the invasion by the Crown Prince of France.
The historically themed gameplay is fast-paced and tactical. With warriors of this period being pretty similar, it is easy to base your medieval skirmish games using these rules in any setting.
This comprehensive flick through video by Wargames Illustrated takes you through the rulebook section by section presenting a clear overview.
This A5 softback rulebook contains 138 pages (with original wraparound cover art by Peter Dennis) which include the rules (of course), retinue lists, a quick reference sheet (with page numbers), a glossary and an index!
NB: The PDF of the rules will be manually emailed to you on completion of your order.
Peter des Roches - Bishop of Winchester
Peter des Roches, was a native of the Touraine in north-central France, Poitevin diplomat, soldier, and administrator, one of the ablest statesmen of his time, who enjoyed a brilliant but checkered career, largely in England in the service of kings John and Henry III.
As bishop of Winchester from 1205 through John's influence, the new bishop stood by John's side during the whole period of the papal interdict set upon him due to John's refusal to accept Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury despite Papal warning.
At the battle of Lincoln in 1217, Peter led a division of the royal army and earned some distinction by his valour, but much to his frustration it was not enough finding he played a secondary part in the government as long as William Marshal held the regency. After Marshal's death in 1219, Peter led a baronial opposition to the justiciar de Burgh, with varying success.
He accompanied the emperor Frederick II’s crusade (1228–29) and reached Jerusalem. On his return, he fell out of favour with Henry III and by 1234 was dismissed by the king.