Ager Proelii (Field of Battle, or more accurately Field of Engagement) is a set of period specific war game rules for the Punic Wars. The original working title was Ager Sanguinis Punic Wars. The rules follow the base mechanics of Piquet Inc.'s Field of Battle by Brent Oman, some very neat ideas from Classic Piquet by Bob Jones, and some ideas of my own.
Ager Proelii will be published by Miniature Wargames in issue 345 (January 2012). The rules come as an advertisement free, 20 page centrefold pull out with cover page and card stock for scanning / photocopying. A full colour set of glossy rules for under a fiver - that's what I call a Christmas gift!
If you liked Ager Sanguinis (a rule set for the early Crusades) that were published by Miniature Wargames in 2009 / 2010 you'll like this set too (it seems that many of you did, as this edition is no longer available in hard copy). If your interest is in the Crusades, rather than the Punic Wars, but you liked Ager Sanguinis this edition of Miniature Wargames is not to missed. Many of the new (and better) mechanics, especially for game set up and melee, are easily transferable. Peter and I used these new mechanics in our recent Crusades campaign to very good effect.