Welcome to the ADLG Wiki on Madaxeman.com

The goal of this project is to create a knowledge hub for everyone who is interested in L'Art de la Guerre to participate and collaborate together. The list of armies has now been updated to v4 (April 2021)

The "L'Art de la Guerre Wiki" - has loads of details of loads of armies and how to make them work for you. This includes army lists, guides to using the armies, pictures of figures and listings of suppliers, "further reading" recommendations and more for all the Armies, organised into categories that match the ADLG v4 army list taxonomy. Just like Wikipedia, you can easily edit these pages yourself If you have advice on using an army, want to share a list you have used you can add it to these pages and hundreds of gamers will see it - every week!

To contribute:

Just click on the "register" link, pick a username of at least 5 characters and a password of at least 1 character and answer the "PASSCODE" question (What is the name of the army covered by List 63 in v4 of ADLG). Thats it. Honest. For more information on how this all works go to the how this works page.

Learn How to use the Wiki

There are instructions on how to use this wiki on YouTube, narrated by Philip of Philip and Fernando fame.

Once you have registered, you can start creating new pages, by clicking on the "?" after each army name on this page. When you create a new page, please use the standard structure, which is set up as a template in the wiki. Import the template to your blank page by selecting "Properties" in the Edit Section, and selecting "Army Page Template" from the dropdown menu at the top.


The rulebook lays out tips for basing models depending on the units' classification, but due to how ADLG relates to other element based games like DBA there is often confusion over the standard. At its simplest, basing in ADLG is the same as any other DBx-based system, but "fighting" infantry units are made up of multiple bases (I.e. heavy and medium infantry), and cannot be split. Therefore, when basing heavy infantry, for an example, the unit can be based on either one 40mmx30mm base, or two 40mmx15mm bases ranked up (for 15mm scale).

Note that players are not typically rules lawyers over the basing of certain units. For example, cataphracts are suggested to have 4 models on the base, but it is very difficult to actually fit 4, therefore three is good enough if it's clear they are cataphracts - v4 of the rules even makes this explicit with suggestions for alternative basing. This is even more true at larger scales where the models even for infantry may not fit, especially when using 28mm models with 25mm basing.

Extra Lists!

The organisers of the 2023 Worlds
kindly allowed all of the army lists from the payers involved to be published after the event - so you can now download the full PDF of all 100+ lists from this link!

The Armies (v4 listing)

(Some of the older army lists here at the moment will be costed and designed for v3)

Biblical Period

Sumer & Babylon
Sumer and Akkad, Sumerian Successor, Amorite Highlanders, Elamite, Old Assyrian and Babylonian, Kassite Babylonian, Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, Assyrian Empire and Sargonid,
Ancient Egypt
Old and Middle Kingdom Egyptian, Nubian, Libyan, Hyksos, New Kingdom Egyptian, Libyan Egyptian, Kushite Egyptian
Middle East
Ancient Bedouin, Syrian City States, Oman and Gulf States, Hittite, Hurri-Mitanni, Syria, Canaan and Ugarit, Ancient Hebrew, Sea Peoples, Philistine, Aramaean and Neo-Hittite, Urartu, Medes, Phrygian
Early Europe
Mycenaean, Geometric Greek, Phoenicians of Cyprus, Celts,
Early Asia
Indus Valley, Vedic Indian, Erlitou Shang Chinese, Spring and Autumn Chinese,

Classical Period

Early Macedonian, Alexandrian Macedonian, Alexander the Great, Early Successors, Seleucid, Ptolemaic, Pyrrhic, Later Macedonian, Graeco-Bactrian and Graeco-Indian,
Rome & Italy
Italian Tribes, Etruscan, Tullian Roman, Syracusan, Campanian, Lucanian, Apulian Bruttian, Camillan Roman, Republican Roman,
Carthage & Africa
Early Carthaginian, Carthaginian, Numidian, Saitic Egyptian, Kyrenean Greek, Meroitic Kushite,
Greece & The Danube
Classical Greek, Hellenistic Greek, Illyrian, Thracian,
Asia MInor
Achaemenid Persian, Lydian, Lycian, Bithynian, Later Achaemenid Persian, Cappadocian, Bosporan Kingdom, Armenian, Galatian, Pergamon,
East & Steppes
Aramaean, Early Arab, Scythian, Sarmatian,
Classical Asia
Vietnamese, Classical Indian, Warring States, Qiang Di, Yayoi Japanese,

Roman Period

Roman Empire
Triumvirate Roman, Slave Revolts, Early Imperial Roman, Middle Imperial Roman,
Late Imperial Roman, Patrician Roman,
Gallic, Ancient Spanish, German, Dacian and Carpi, Visigoth, Vandal, Ostrogoth, Gepid, Herul, Taifali and Sciri, Franks, Alemanni, Burgundi, Suevi,
Great Britain
Ancient British, Caledonian, Scots-Irish and Pictish, Saxon, Anglo-Saxon, Frisian, Jutes, Britto-Roman,
East Roman
Parthian, Judaean Jewish, Commagene, Mithridatic, Palmyran,
Kushan, Alan, Sassanid Persian, Huns, Hephthalite Huns,
Ancient Africa
Blemmyes and Nobatae, Moors, Kingdom of Axum,
Ancient Asia
Xiongnu, Han Chinese, Xianbei, Three Kingdoms Chinese, Chinese Northern Southern Dynasties, Tamil Indian, Three Kingdoms Korean, Kofun-Nara Japanese, Emishi,

Dark Ages
Byzance & Armenia
Justinian Byzantine, Maurikian Byzantine, Thematic Byzantine, Nikephorian Byzantine, Armenian Principality, Bagratid Armenian,
Arab Empire
Arab Conquest, Umayyad Arab, North African Arab, Andalusian Arab, Abbasid Arab, Arab Indian, Khurasanian, Tulunid and Iqshidid Egyptian, Dynastic Bedouin,
Sogdian and Central Asian City States, Central Asian Turkish,
Western Europe
Visigoths in Spain, African Vandal, Lombard, Italian Ostrogoth, Later Scots-Irish, Post Roman British, Later Pictish, Merovingian Frankish, Armourican Breton, Welsh, Anglo-Saxon, Astur-Leónese and Navarrese, Carolingian Frankish, Later Franks, Viking and Leidang, Irish, Scots
Eastern Europe
Slav, Avar, Bulgar, Khazar, Serbo-Croatian, Magyar, Pecheneg, Rus,
Christian Nubian, Beja,
Far East
Burmese, Rebel Vietnam, Hindu Indian, Sui and Tang Chinese, Tibetan, Khmer Empire and Cham, Nanzhao and Dali, Tang and Five Dynasties Chinese, Heian Japanese, Shatuo Turkish, Tribal Mongol,

Feudal Ages

Feudal Europe
Norman, Anglo-Danish, Anglo-Norman, Feudal French, Feudal English, Feudal Scots, Feudal Welsh, Feudal Anglo-Irish, Scots Isles and Highlanders, Kingdom of Sicily, Communal Italian, Feudal Spanish,
Feudal German,
Konstantinian Byzantine, Komnenan Byzantine, Cilician Armenian, Crusader, Later Crusader, Frankish Cyprus, Eastern Latin Empire,
Middle East
Dailami Dynasties, Dynastic Kurdish, Ghaznavid, Fatimid Egyptian, Seljuk Turk, Taifa Kingdoms, Syrian, Ghurid, Ayyubid Egyptian, Khwarazmian,
Sahelian Empires, Tuareg, Berber, African Kingdoms,
Feudal Eastern Europe
Feudal Polish, Feudal Hungarian, Georgian, Feudal Russian, Cuman, Feudal Scandinavian, Prussian and Estonian, Teutonic Knights,
Feudal Asia
Samurai, Khitan-Liao, Koryeo Korean, Medieval Vietnamese, Song Chinese, Xi-Xia,
Jurchen-Chin, Qara-Khitan, Mongol Empire,

Late Middle Ages
Granadine, Swiss, Medieval Scots, Medieval Irish, Medieval Anglo-Irish, Condottieri, Hundred Years War English, Hundred Years War French, Medieval German, Medieval Spanish, Navarrese, Free Company, Burgundian, Low Countries, Medieval Welsh, French Ordonnance, Burgundian Ordonnance, Wars of the Roses,
medieval Eastern Europe
Lithuanian, Medieval Hungarian, Muscovite Russian, Medieval Scandinavian, Golden Horde, Medieval Teutonic, Medieval Polish, Hussite,
Balkans, Greece & Middle East
Serbian Empire, Second Bulgarian Empire, Later Byzantine, Mamluk,
Turkoman, Ottoman Turkish, Catalan Company, Order of St John, Medieval Cyprus, Vlach and Moldavian, Albanian, Ottoman Empire, Besieged Byzantine,
Central Asia
Islamic Persian, Ilkhanid Mongol, Steppe Mongol, Jalayirid, Timurid, Black Sheep & White Sheep Turkoman,
Medieval Asia
Delhi Sultanate, Vijayanagar Kingdom, Indonesian and Malay, Siam, Yuan Chinese, Later Samurai, Ming Chinese, Yi Korean,

Central America
Olmec, Maya, Zapotec and Mixtec, Toltec, Chinantec, Tarascan, Aztec, Texcala,
South America
Inca, Chanca, Chimu, Tupi, Mapuche,
North America
Chichimec,Pueblos, North American tribes, Mound Builder tribes, Polynesian and Melanesian,

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