Never Mind the Billhooks
Billhooks is a fast-action game of late medieval European warfare, set at the small battle/big skirmish level – think Nibley Green rather than Towton.
You will need around 100 figures a side, lots of D6, and a 6 x 4 foot table – everything else you need to play the game is included in this book. A typical game can be played through in around 90 minutes (or rather less if the Dice Goddess wills it!).
Billhooks Deluxe gives you a ‘Core’ Wars of the Roses ruleset and then expands that to cover seven new Theatres and Conflicts from across Western European Christendom c.1350-1525. You will find troop stats and special rules for Irish Gallowglass, Hussite War Wagons, and Landsknecht Pikemen along with all the other troop types to be found on battlefields of the period, from Hundred Years’ War France to Renaissance Italy.
The game uses a card-driven turn sequence and simple but exciting combat mechanisms (with loads of dice being rolled!) to produce battles that are full of period flavour but always unpredictable.
Play one game of Billhooks and you’ll want to play another!
The following are the Theatres and Conflicts in this book:
- Albion – The Wars of the Roses
- Gallia – The Hundred Years’ War
- Bohemia – The Hussite Wars
- Helvetia – The Swiss-Burgundian War
- Italia – The Italian Wars
- Northumbria – The Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers
- Lusitania – Late Medieval Portugal
- Hibernia – Warfare in Ireland