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Crusader Rules

Crusader is a set of wargames rules that allow you to game some of the greatest battles in history from Biblical times to the Medieval period. Although written with 28mm figures in mind the rules are stand-based and so easily translate to any scale of model. The rules cater for many popular basing methods so there is absolutely no need to rebase your figures to be able to play Crusader.

At the heart of the rules is the concept that you are representing units of troops in battle rather than individual warriors. Dispensing with the traditional phases within a turn the unit-based mechanics allow for a fluid game that simulates the quality and training of troops.

The rules have been created with the flexibility to allow armies from widely differing time periods to fight against each other through the use of a consistent points system. So if you want to fight William the Conqueror's Norman Army against Alexander's Macedonians feel free!

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The Macedonian and Punic Wars

The first of the supplements for the Crusader rules is available as a printed version or as a PDF download. The Macedonian and Punic wars supplement is a 52 page, full colour, perfect bound A4 book that covers the armies and nations that fought throughout this period.

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The second supplement is Imperium which covers the armies and enemies of Imperial Rome from 107BC to 476AD. It contains 13 new army lists with the same production quality as the previous books - full colour, perfect bound and with enough eye candy to inspire any wargamer!

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Crusader Downloads
Fast play sheet for Crusader rules

For those that dont want to cut the last page out of their rule book. This play sheet does not include any of the alternatives proposed in the errata sheet.

Download: Fast play sheet (pdf)

Using Skirmishers in Crusader

A brief article giving some ideas how best to use your light troops with the Crusader rules.

Download: Skirmish Article (pdf)

Punic Wars Campaign Map

An A3 map of the Mediterranean area that can be used for your own Punic Wars campaign. Features Roman, Macedonian, Spanish, Carthaginian, Greek and Gallic nations as well as neutral and sea areas.

Download: Punic Wars Map (pdf)

Crusader Rules Errata

This is the latest 13th August 2009 update for the Crusader rulesand the M&P Wars supplement covering changes, omissions, alternative rules and corrections. Opens as a Word document.

Download: Crusader Rules Errata 13th Aug 2009 (doc)

Dark Ages Army Lists

Christian Spanish, Andalusian, Berber, Norman, Saxon, Norse Irish and Viking lists for the Crusader rules.

Download: Dark Ages Army Lists (xls)

Crusader Rules Sample Pages

Some pages from the Crusader rules to give you an idea what the book is like and how the rules are designed.

Download: Crusader Rules Sample Pages (pdf)

Crusader Example of Play

An example of a couple of turns of game play between small Saxon and Norman forces.

Download: Crusader Example of Play (pdf)

Macedonian & Punic Wars Sample Pages

A few pages from the first Crusader rules supplement

Download: Macedonian & Punic Wars Sample Pages (pdf)

Imperium Sample Chapter

A chapter from the Imperium supplement showing the design and layout of the army lists as well as details of the information available for each nation and period.

Download: Imperium Sample Chapter (pdf)