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Legio-Wargames is devoted to my hobby of historical wargaming with miniature figures. In these pages you will find rules, tips, painting guides and game scenarios. There is also a liberal sprinkling of photographic eye candy. On these pages I will share my thoughts and ideas and hopefully give others some of the joy I have had from the hobby.

My great historical love has always been Romans, particularly the later Empire and early Dark Ages, and I have written several books about that period. I do, however, delve into other eras, particularly the Later Middle Ages and the European and American wars of the 17th-18th Centuries. I get as much joy out of raising and painting my armies as I do playing the actual games. In doing so it feels as if I am bringing to life the men who made history.


Simon MacDowall


New Rules for Ancient Greek Hoplite warfare are soon to be published by the Society of Ancients.  The QRS and cards are still available as a free download from the Rules section (under Ancients). May 2023

The Vandals

The first book in my Conquerors of Rome series — The Vandals, has been reprinted in paperback 

If you would like a signed copy, contact me using the button below. I also have some hard cover copies remaining. The Goths and The Franks still hard copy only.

Simon MacDowall. Sept 2022


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