Battlestandard Ancient Rules
Battlestandard Ancient Rules - known as BAR to its devoted fans - is quickly establishing itself as the fastest growing new Ancients game in a decade. Designed around play with 28mm figures but compatible with any scale, BAR is a fast, furious, fun game. It is quick to learn and plays dramatically faster than other games, even when playing large-scale games with many figures.
BAR uses many revolutionary ideas and couples those to concepts familiar to players of Warhammer Ancient Battles while bringing into play many of the more historical concepts of Ancient play found in systems like DBA,DBM and AW/MW. This blending of qualities has resulted in a game that is accessible to many players who are more interested in having fun but do not want to abandon their love of historically based combat systems.
BAR is a D10 game with an open point system that allows players to create and modify an army list at will. Army lists are included in the current release of BAR and plans are to release several more lists. At a price point of $20.00 for the rules, you cannot ask for a better deal.
Because BAR is in such huge demand, we had to change the format somewhat. The rules are are now offered in a perfect-bound format rather than spiral-bound. This change required dropping the color interior to keep the low price we promised our gamers. The pictures are still in the rules but they are now black and white.
Our army lists will be available as a free download as they are released or they will be available at an affordable price in book format for those who prefer to have everything in one place. Keeping this system affordable and accessible is very important to those of us at Battlestandard Miniatures and Games. To get a feel for the quality of the rules view the page images on the right.