DBA II/81 Sub-Roman British

This list covers the armies of the various British kingdoms from the departure of the Romans in 407 to the fall of the kingdom of Strathclyde in 945. In DBA terms it is broken down into four ‘sub-lists’ covering different parts of  the period. I bought this army off Timurilank, who sold it as II/81c, but I think it would be fine for the ‘d’ list too – 442 to 945AD then.

The Sub-Roman British army

The army is made up of eight foot and four mounted elements. At first glance it is fairly well balanced.

Cavalry and light horse

The mounted elements are three 3Cv and a 2LH. The general is the figure on the white horse. I’d like a dragon standard to mount on that base, as I’m rather fond of them. A Kn general would also come in handy. The figures are, I think, a mixture of Pass o’ the North and Old Glory.

Sub-Roman British foot – Pedyt and a lone psiloi

The foot elements of the army are seven 4Sp and a Psiloi. The 4Sp represents ‘Pedyt’, which is a British mutation of pedites (foot soldiers). They may need a bit more Ps support. The DBMM list allows them to be either Sp or Ax and also allows 10 (maybe 1 DBA element) to be replaced by mercenary bonnachts (also Ax) or Votadini Warband, which would add a bit of variety. Once again these are a mixture of Pass o’ the North and Old Glory.

This is my first purchased army. It’s not too different from the how it would look if I painted the figures, so it shouldn’t stand out too badly. Some of the Sp elements include figures that look like they are from a command pack, so that should be helpful when I use the figures for Glutter of Ravens.

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