Sword and Spear Resources

Overview

Sword and Spear and Sword & Spear Fantasy (2014, Complexity = 2.5 on a 5.0 scale, Overview on BoardGameGeek.

The rules are softback and 48 pages. You can buy it here.

As a point of reference, the two other top rules for ancients are De Bellis Antiquitatis (1990, Complexity = 2.85 on a 5.0 scale), and Field of Glory (2008, Complexity = 3.75 on a 5.0 scale)).

Product Pages and Army Lists

Video Tutorials

(about an hour if you watch them all)

Sword & Spear Video Guide Part 1: Introduction
Part 1 of the video guide to Sword & Spear (wargames rules for ancient and medieval battles) and Sword & Spear Fantasy. This video is an introduction to the rules, dealing with units, basing, what is needed to play and describes some of the different troop types.

Sword & Spear video guide part 2: Set-up and Deployment
Part 2 of the “how to play” guide to Sword & Spear. This video deals with set-up of the battlefield and deployment of the armies.

Sword & Spear Video Guide Part 3: How to play the game
Part 3 of the video “how to play” guide to the Sword & Spear wargames rules. Part 3 deals with the turn sequence and how units are activated.

Sword & Spear Video Guide Part 4: Movement and Charging
Part 4 of the video guide to Sword & Spear and Sword & Spear Fantasy. This video explains the mechanisms for movement of units and explains how charges work.

Sword & Spear Video Guide Part 5: Shooting
Part 5 of the video guide explaining how to play Sword & Spear. This video deals with shooting.

Reviews & Podcasts

Meeples & Miniatures guys love this game:

The podcast authors have played dozens of rules for Ancients and this is probably their favorite Ancients ruleset ever. Also, only 48 page for rules means that mere mortals can master the system!

Here’s discussions on the system on these podcasts:

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