28 Nov 2014

Hail Caesar Rules

Hail Caesar 2nd edition

These are my goto set of ancients rules for my 10mm Caesar's Gallic War Project.

Hail Caesar 2nd edition 

War has been a constant throughout the history of mankind. From the first civilisations of Babylon and Egypt to the classical eras of Greece and Rome, and beyond to the medieval wars between England and France, ancient civilisations have massed thousands of soldiers to march against their enemies to clash for dominance and conquest. On the battlefields of history, only the sinew of men and the cunning of generals will prove victorious.

With Hail Caesar, you can raise an army of ancient warriors and take them into battle against your friends, recreating some of the most famous and legendary battles ever fought.

Hail Caesar is a set of massed-battle wargame rules that allow you to recreate any number of battles from throughout ancient history, including all the rules necessary for open conflict and siege assaults.

This 236-page hardback book written by renowned games designer, Rick Priestley updates the Hail Caesar game with amended rules and all new features such as rules for sieges and the extension of the timeline to include such conflicts as the Hundred Years War and the War of the Roses.

Anyone purchasing the new Hail Caesar rulebook for the Warlord Games webstore will also receive a remarkable Warlord resin model of King Richard I, the Lionheart as he wields a fearsome battle axe! The model is supplied with bar and helmet head options.

Hail Caesar 2nd edition, Signed collectors edition

Hail Caesar 2nd edition, Signed collectors edition

This is the Collector's Edition of the 236-page hardback book with several additional features over the standard rulebook:

Gilt-edged pages
2 bookmark ribbons
Endpapers with a full timeline of the huge period of warfare and history covered by the game
There will be only 200 copies of the Collector's Edition available, and each will be hand signed by author Rick Priestley.

Anyone purchasing the new Hail Caesar rulebook for the Warlord Games webstore will also receive a remarkable Warlord resin model of King Richard I, the Lionheart as he wields a fearsome battle axe! The model is supplied with bar and helmets head options.

Hail Caesar Wargaming Rules by Warlord Games

Hail Caesar

Hail Caesar Wargaming Rules by Warlord Games is written by the hugely talented Rick Priestley who is something of an expert in Ancients gaming. Partly because of his studying in antiquities but some would say that it's also because he was there for the most part. So aside from firsthand experience of classical civilisations what else do you get?

A 192 page, full colour, hardback rulebook
By the award winning team that produced Hail Caesar
Covers gaming in periods from biblical times to the Crusades
An exclusive miniature - Titus Aduxas - when you order through the Warlord Games website! download. 

Hail Caesar Supplements

Hail Caesar, Age of Caesar

Hail Caesar, Age of Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar was surely the most famous Roman of all time – conqueror, statesman and founder of an empire that would shape the destiny of the world. What’s more, we know just how great a commander he was because he took the trouble to write and tell us so, recording his heroic exploits in all their gloriously impressive detail.

Join the mighty Caesar at the beginning of his glittering career of conquest and refight one of his most famous battles against those heinous enemies of civilisation, the dreaded Germans led by none other than that ambitious fiend Ariovistus of the Suebi.

March with Caesar’s legions into the land of implacable savages as our hero subjugates the barbarous Gauls and confronts that most dangerous of moustachioed monstrosities the treacherous chieftain of the Arverni tribe, Vercingetorix.

Cross the Rubicon and cast your own dice as Caesar pursues his rival Romans across continents in the Roman Civil War, facing his most deadly challenge yet in the form of famed conqueror of the East, Pompey the Great. Fight by Caesar’s side as he wages war for mastery of the Roman World upon battlefields soaked in Roman blood.

Regretfully we cannot tarry, as did Caesar, in the arms of Egypt’s beautiful Queen Cleopatra, but we can join him for the concluding battles of the Civil War in Africa, where we shall at last confront Caesar’s relentless opponents together with the armies of that inveterate enemy of Rome, King Juba of Numidia.

With this supplement for Hail Caesar we invite you to come, see and conquer for yourself in a series of new scenarios representing key battles in the career of Julius Caesar. We take a detailed look at the armies of Rome and her enemies, and we consider the lives of some of the greatest Roman commanders of them all, together with suitable rules to represent them on the tabletop.

Hail Caesar Germania

Hail Caesar Germania

In AD the newly won Roman province of Germania erupted into sudden revolt. The avowed aim of the rebellion's leader, Arminius, was to drive the Roman legions from Germany.

The Roman Governor, Publius Quinctilius Varus, led three legions against the supposed uprising. Varus, his legions, auxiliaries and the entire civilian baggage train were destroyed in the ensuing Battle of the Teutoburger Wald. It was a defeat that shocked the Roman world. German forces rampaged beyond the Rhine, razing Roman forts and settlements, and even dared to cross into Imperial territory in pursuit of the retreating Romans.

This is the story of the Geman rebellion that began in the Teutoburger Wald and the subsequent wars of vengeance and reconquest of the next decade. We follow the Roman general Germanicus - nephew of the Emperor Tiberius - and Aulus Caecina Severus as they hunt down the rebellious tribes, bring them to battle, and win back the Eagles of Rome's Lost Legions.

This 56-page sourcebook, written by Neil Smith, chronicles the devastating blow suffered by the Romans in the Teutoberger Wald at the hands of the Germanic tribes led by Arminius. The battle, also known by the Romans as the Varian Disaster, saw the Germans ambush and destroy three Roman legions and their supporting troops. The book covers both the battle and the aftermath - a period that was something of a watershed for Rome's ambitions in Germany...

Germania also covers the varying tribes that made up the Germanic forces as well as scenarios and special rules.

Hail Caesar Britannia

Hail Caesar Britannia!

In 43AD Aulus Plautius led the Roman legions to the edge of the known world: to the mysterious land of the Britons. The Emperor Claudius demanded a victory, and what better way of doing it than to bring this savage nation under the Roman yoke.

Rome commanded huge armies of professional soldiers with the infrastructure needed to feed, transport, equip and command them. Opposing this mighty military machine was a mere patchwork of tribes and wild barbarian warriors. Refusing to yield to the conquerors, one man emerged as the champion of the Britons: Caractacus! Defeated in open battle, Caractacus turned to guerilla warfare: raiding and ambushing enemy troops on the march. No Roman could defeat him; in the end it was treachery that overcame the Briton's greatest champion: the treachery of Queen Cartimadua of the Brigantes.

It was another Queen of the Britons who, ten years later, led the greatest rebellion of all against Roman rule: Boudica, Queen of the Iceni. Years of resentment and oppression boiled over into a war that almost drove the Romans from Britain altogether, burning London and humbling even the mighty legions.

This then is the story of the Roman invasion of Britain, from the Claudian Conquest and wars of Caractacus until the defeat of Boudica and the destruction of the druids upon Mona. Included in this supplement is a map-based campaign game recreating the invasion, as well as historical scenarios covering the wars of Caractacus and the Boudican revolt.

Hail Caesar Army Lists - Biblical & Classical

Hail Caesar Army Lists - Biblical & Classical

In this, our first expansion for Hail Caesar, Rick presents no less than 63 army lists for the Biblical and Classical periods along with points costs and army composition. It is also replete with the imgaes of fantastic armies that you can expect from a Warlord Games book. The armies covered are  

  • Old and Middle Kingdom Egypt
  • Nubian
  • Akkad and Sumer
  • Early Arab Raiders
  • Amorite Babylonia
  • Canaanites
  • Hittites
  • Mitanni
  • Mycenean and Minoan
  • New Kingdom Egyptian
  • Early Assyrian
  • North European Bronze age
  • Libyan
  • Sea Peoples
  • Israel and Judeah
  • Assyrian Empire
  • Neo-Babylonian
  • Urartu

  • Scythian
  • Saite Egyptian
  • Lydian
  • Kyrenean Greek
  • Early Achaemenid Persian
  • Early Carthaginian
  • Hoplite Greek
  • Thracian
  • Samnites
  • Later Hoplite Greek army
  • Pauravan and Mauryan Indians
  • Syracusian
  • Camillan Rome
  • Gauls
  • Illyrian
  • Later Achaemenid Persian
  • Alexandrian Macedonian
  • Qin China
  • Alexander's Successors
  • Hellenistic Greek
  • Bactrian Grek
  • Carthaginian
  • Galatians
  • Parthians
  • Republican Rome
  • Numidian
  • Merotic Kushite
  • Spanish
  • Late Macedonian
  • Seleucid
  • Ptolemaic
  • Han China
  • Pyrrhic
  • Celtiberian
  • Early German
  • Maccabean Jewish
  • Sarmatians
  • Artaxiad Armenian
  • Ancient Britons
  • Mithandric Pontic
  • Dacian
  • Marian Roman
  • Imperial Roman
  • Jewish Revolt
  • Kushan
96 page softback book.

Hail Caesar Downloads
  1. Hail Caesar Quick Reference Sheet.
  2. Hail Caesar Useful Rules Summary.
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27 Nov 2014

French Indian War (FIW) Battle Reports & Scenarios

French Indian War (FIW) Battle Reports & Scenarios

French Indian War (FIW) Battle Reports & Scenarios
  1. The Battle of Fort Prince George, 15 April 1754
  2. The Battle of Jumonville Glen, 28 May 1754
  3. The Battle of Great Meadows, 3 July 1754 
  4. Skirmish at Hoosick, 28 August 1754 
  5. The Battle of Fort Beauséjour, 3 to 16 June 1755
  6. The Battle of Grand Banks, 6 June 1755 
  7. The Battle of Fort Gaspereau, 17 June 1755 
  8. Skirmish at New River Settlement, 3 July 1755 
  9. The Battle of Monongahela, 9 July 1755 
  10. The Bloody Morning Scout, 8 September 1755 
  11. The Battle of Lake George, 8 September 1755 
  12. The Bloody Pond Massacre, 8 September 1755
  13. The Penns Creek Massacre, 16 October 1755
  14. The Leroy Massacre, 16 October 1755
  15. The Battle of Fort Bull, 27 March 1756
  16. The Battle of Sideling Hill, 4 April 1756
  17. The Battle of Great Cacapon, 18 April 1756 
  18. The Raid on Lunenburg, 8 May 1756
  19. The Massacre at Fort Granville, 30 July 1756 
  20. The Battle of Fort Oswego, 10 to 14 August 1756
  21. The Battle of Kittanning, 8 September 1756 
  22. Fort Lawrence is burned, 12 October 1756 
  23. The Battle of La Barbue Creek, 17 January 1757
  24. Fort William Henry repels a French attack, 18 March 1757 
  25. The Battle of Sabbath Day Point, 23 July 1757
  26. The Siege of Fort William Henry, 3 to 9 August 1757
  27. Attack on German Flatts, 12 November 1757
  28. The Battle of Bloody Creek, 8, December 1757
  29. The Battle on Snowshoes, March 1758 
  30. The Siege of Louisbourg, 8 June to 26 July 1758
  31. The Battle of Carillon, 8 July 1758
  32. The Battle of Fort Frontenac, 26 to 28, August 1758 
  33. The Battle of Grant's Hill (Battle of Fort Duquesne), 14 September 1758
  34. The Battle of Fort Ligonier, 12 October 1758
  35. The Battle of Fort Duquesne, 14 September 1758
  36. The Battle of La Belle-Famille, 24 July 1759
  37. The Battle of Fort Niagara, 6 to 26 July 1759
  38. The Battle of Ticonderoga, 26 to 27 July 1759
  39. The Battle of Beauport, 31 July 1759
  40. Fort Saint-Frédéric, 4 August 1759 
  41. The Battle of the Plains of Abraham (The Battle of Quebec), 13 September 1759 
  42. The St. Francis Raid, 4 October 1759
  43. The last French Naval activity on Lake Champlain, 12 October 1759 
  44. The Battle of Quiberon Bay, 20 November 1759
  45. Battle of Fort Dobbs, 27 February 1760 
  46. The Battle of Sainte-Foy, 28 April 1760
  47. The Battle of the Restigouche, 8 July 1760
  48. The Siege of Fort Loudoun, August 1760
  49. The Battle of the Thousand Islands, 16 to 24 August 1760
  50. Montreal is captured, 8 September 1760 
  51. Fort Ouiatenon is captured, 1761
  52. The Battle of Fort St. John's, 27 June 1762 
  53. The Battle of Signal Hill, 15 September 1762
  54. Surrender of Fort St. John's, 18 September 1762

Caesar's Gallic War Battle Reports & Scenarios

Caesar's Gallic War Battle Reports & Scenarios

Caesars Gallic War Battle Reports & Scenarios

Battle of Bibracte
Battle of Vosges
Battle of the Sabis River
Battle of Morbihan Gulf
Battle at Gergovia
Battle at Lutetia Parisiorum
Battle at Alesia

6 Nov 2014

Pendraken Starfort

Pendraken Starfort is suitable for my 10mm French Indian War Project, 10mm American War of Independence Project and 10mm American Civil War Project.

 PS33 Star fort with outer ditch, 16-19th Century (300mm x 300mm)

PS33 Star fort picture 1

PS33 Star fort picture 2

PS33 Star fort picture 3

PS33 Star fort picture 4

Vallejo Colours

Under coated with white.
Main colour painted Vallejo 921 English Uniform was used for the soil then dry brushed with Vallejo 918 Ivory. The buildings were painted with Vallejo 872 Chocolate Brown.

Vapnartak, York, Wargames Show 2023

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