Hail Caesar - Battles with Model Soldiers in the Ancient Era
This book describes the Hail Caesar game and its various rules and procedures as played by its creators and their friends. The authors' aim is to enable and encourage the reader to relive the deeds of warriors and conquerors of an age long past with armies of model soldiers upon the tabletop.
Our game provides rules for allthe fundamentals of warfare such as the direction of troops¸ manoeuvre on the battlefield¸ the effects of missile fire¸ the role of morale¸ and close quarter combat. Detailed rules cover the differences in methods of fighting from the age of the chariot to medieval times¸ as well as the development. of weapons and tactics pertinent to each era.
In addition the book includes seven complete examples of Hail Caesar battles embracing a range of conflicts from the wars of the Pharaohs to the Crusades - some based on real battles and others encounters created by the authors. The Battle of Kadesh 1274 BC - Rameses of Egypt confronts the Hittites in the greatest ever clash of chariots.
The Road to Boeotia 426 BC - The Spartans and Athenians battle for supremacy in the Peloponnesian War.
A Border Raid 52 AD - The Roman conquest of Britain faces stiff resistance from the fierce Silures tribe.
Go Meek into the Desert 260 AD - The Persians threaten to overrun Syria and conquer the Roman east.
Barbarians at the Gates 450s AD - Rampaging Huns are brought to battle by a scratch force of Roman defenders.
The Battle of Brunanburgh 937 AD - Norse invaders are met by the Anglo-Saxon King Athelstan in the bloodiest battle of the Viking age.
The Battle of Barada River 1148 AD - King Baldwin of Jerusalem strikes for the city of Damascus during the Second Crusade.