Written by chief writer Adam L. Dobbyns with Andy Hobday, based on a concept by Darren Evans, Gangs of Rome is an innovative skirmish game set in the bloody and violent streets of Rome.
Inspired by the history of the great city, Gangs of Rome takes place in the shadows of the Empire where the heads of ambitious houses have gathered fighters forged hard by the streets to do their bidding and enact their schemes.
As a Dominus, the head of a house of Rome, you will seek out the most brutal of Romes criminal denizens, plying them with the promise of wealth and glory should they aid you in your plan to rise to the Senate of Rome and cast down all enemies before you.
Closing about you like a ring of steel your gang will arm themselves and take to the streets and alleyways of the city, advancing your interests and crushing your foes. Your strategies mixed with their savagery, mind and sword as one as you carve your name across the very pages of history.
This is your story, a tale wrought by your hand; you will rise on the backs of your fighters, gaining power and influence enough to change not only your future but that of Rome herself.
Recruit. Dominate. Ascend.
This is Gangs of Rome. An innovative 28mm Skirmish game for the sharp of mind and bold of action.
Welcome to Rome Dominus.
This full-colour rulebook provides everything you need to be able to play Gangs of Rome, it takes you through the rules of the game section by section with clear explanations where needed.
This digital rulebook is a 36 page PDF.
The cover is Rota Fortunae - Momento Mori (The Wheel of Fortune) Inspired by a Roman mosaic representing the Wheel of Fortune which, as it turns, can make the rich (symbolised by the purple cloth on the left) poor and the poor (symbolised by the goatskin at right) rich; in effect both states are very precarious, with death never far and life hanging by a thread: when it breaks, the soul (symbolised by the butterfly) flies off. And thus are all made equal. Art: Jody Lundy