Oppidum
Skirmishes during Caesar's Gallic Wars

Oppidum

Oppidum

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The Game

 

OPPIDUM is a skirmish game that takes place during the 50s BC, when Julius Caesar successively attacked the various Celtic and Germanic peoples in Western Europe and (future Great) Britain. The game uses the concepts and scale of the Cry Havoc series. The different scenarios will allow you to simulate ambushes, attempts by the defenders of Alesia to break the siege or the landing of Roman legionnaires on a beach of Britannia defended by warriors on chariots.

Anticipated Box Contents

> (6) 22" x 16" (or 60 x 40 cm) full-color tactical maps
> (3) 8" x 12" (or 21 x 29.7 cm) counter sheet printed in full color
> (1) 36-page booklet including the rules the historical background and 12 scenarios
> Several play sheets for handy reference
> (1) 10-sided die

Oppidum Guiscard: Skirmish medieval game, from age 14 and up

The Characters

   
The characters are displayed through counters using the Outremer/Croisades format. A 3-letter marking system will enable easy differentiation of the various playing pieces on the maps. 

Counters will be available on several A4 sheets:
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The Celts  (Front - Back) - Last update: Jan 8, 2024
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The Romans (Front - Back) - Last update: Feb 19, 2024
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The Germanic warriors (Front - Back) - Last update: Feb 12, 2024

Note: Click on the counters below to see the various stances of each character (wounded, on foot, stun or dead).

The Celts

     
  Celtic Medium Cavalry Gallic Medium Cavalry Cavalerie légère celte Celtic Light Cavalry Gallic Light Cavalry

> Medium
   cavalry - 1

> Medium
   cavalry - 2

> Medium
   cavalry - 3

> Light
   cavalry - 1

> Light
   cavalry - 2

> Light
   cavalry - 3

Infanterie moyenne celte Celtic warrior Infanterie légère celte Infanterie légère celte Celtic light infantry Celtic light infantry

> Medium
   infantry - 1

> Medium
   infantry - 2

> Light
   infantry - 1

> Light
   infantry - 2

> Light
   infantry - 3

> Light
   infantry - 4

Guerriers celtes nus Nude Celtic Warrior Nude Celtic Warrior Celtic slinger Celtic archer Celtic archer

> Nude
   warriors - 1

> Nude
   warriors - 2

> Nude
   warriors - 3

> Slinger

> Archer 1

> Archer 2

Celtic chariot ponies Celtic chariot Charioteer Celtic Medium Infantry Celtic Carnyx Player  

> Draft ponies

> Celtic chariot

> Charioteer

> Medium infantry

> Carnyx

 
Celtic peasant Celtic peasant Celtic druid Celtic woman    

> Peasant 1

> Peasant 2

> Druid

> Woman

   

The Romans

         
Roman cavalry Roman Cavalry Roman cavalry      

> Cavalry 1

> Cavalry 2

> Cavalry 3
   New

     
Centurion romain Roman Centurion Roman Centurion      

> Centurion 1

> Centurion 2

> Centurion 3

     
Porte enseigne romain Buccinator Roman Scorpio Roman artillery servant Roman artillery servant  

> Standard
   Bearer

> Buccinator

> Scorpion

> Servant 1

> Servant 2

 
Légionnaire romain 1 Légionnaire Romain 2 Légionnaire romain Roman legionary Roman Legionary Roman Legionary

> Legionary 1

> Legionary 2

> Legionary 3

> Legionary 4

> Legionary 5

> Legionary 6

Roman civilian Roman civilian Roman senator Roman noble woman    

> Civilian 1

> Civilian 2

> Senator

> Noble woman

   

The Roman Auxiliaries

Iberian light cavalry Gallic Cavalry Balearic Slinger Cretan archer Numidian Peltast  

> Iberian Light
   Cavalry   

> Light
   Gallic
   Cavalry
   New

> Baleraric
   Slinger 1

> Cretan
   Archer 1

> Numidan
   Peltast
   New

 

The Germanic warriors

   
Cavalerie légère Germains Germanic light cavalry Germanic Light Cavalry Germanic Light Cavalry    

> Light
   Cavalry 1

> Light
   Cavalry 2

> Light
   Cavalry 3

> Light
   Cavalry 4

   
Germain Germanic light infantry Germanic light infantry Light Germanic Tribesman Light Germanic TribesmanLight Germanic Tribesman Light Germanic Tribesman

> Light
   infantry 1

> Light
   infantry 2

> Light
   infantry 3

> Light
   infantry 4

> Light
   infantry 5

> Light
   infantry 6

Germanic Javelin Thrower          

> Javelin

         

The Maps

The game wIll include 6 tactical maps: 2 maps of Julius Caesar's fortifications at Alesia, the Contravallation which prevented the besieged from escaping and the Cicumvallation, intended to prevent the arrival of a relief army. A map of the entrance gate to a Celtic oppidum, called Murus Gallicus. 2 maps that can be put together to represent either a river or a shore. And a map of an open terrain with a few slopes.  
Contravallation
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The Contravallation
> A3
 (40cm x 30cm)

Circumvallation
> The Circumvallation

> A3
 (40cm x 30cm)
Murus Gallicus
>
The Oppidum 1
> A3
 (40cm x 30cm)

The River Bank
> The River Bank

> A3
 (40cm x 30cm)
The Ridge
>
The Ridge
> A3
 (40cm x 40cm)
Carte La Source pour le jeu OPPIDUM
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The Spring
> A3
 (40cm x 40cm)
Map Assemblies
The maps allow many combinations. The section plan below explains the layout of Caesar's various defenses in Alesia.
Plan de coupe de la Contrevallation  
Alesia Alesia