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Friday, 28 November 2014

Hail Caesar Rules

Hail Caesar Wargaming Rules by Warlord Games

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 - Germania

Hail Caesar - Germania

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.

A copy of the Hail Caesar rulebook is required to use this supplement.


Hail Caesar - Britannia Romes Invasion of Britain

Hail Caesar - Britannia Romes Invasion of Britain

In 43AD Aulus Plautius led the Roman legions to the edge of the known world: to the mysterious land of the Britons. TheEmperor 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.

A copy of the Hail Caesar rulebook is required to use this supplement.


Hail Caesar - Rome's Dacian Wars

Hail Caesar - Rome's Dacian Wars

Fighting Trajan's invasion of Dacia with model soldiers 
At the end of the first century AD, the Roman Empire was the greatest military power the world had ever seen. All of Western Europe south of the Rhine and the Danube, southern Britain, North Africa, Egypt, the Balkans and most of the Levant was under its control. The mighty Roman army and its legions had rarely known defeat in living memory and never for very long.

One upstart state and its wily, aggressive leader refused to bend the knee. For almost twenty years, and against all odds, King Decebalus of Dacia defied Rome from his fortress capital deep within the Carpathian Mountains. Composed of thousands of savage tribesmen, heavily armoured Sarmatian lancers and even captured Roman weapons, Dacia's armies proved to be powerful enough to keep the legions at bay. All this was to change with the ascension of the soldier-emperor Trajan, leading to one of antiquity's greatest conflicts the Dacian Wars.

This supplement for Hail Caesar focuses on Rome's wars under Trajan against the Dacians and their Sarmatian allies. Featured battles include the Battle of Adamclisi, the Battle of Tapae and the Siege of Sarmizegetusa Regia. Also included are rules for playing skirmish games, fighting sieges and using warships, as well as campaign and hobby ideas.

A copy of the Hail Caesar rulebook is required to use this supplement.


Hail Caesar Army Lists - Late Antiquity to early Medieval

Hail Caesar Army Lists - Late Antiquity to early Medieval

Our latest publication is the second army list book for Hail Caesar 84p softback book

The following armys are included:
  • Palmyran
  • Middle Imperial Roman
  • Sassanid Persian
  • Goths
  • Early Saxon
  • Franks
  • Huns
  • Late Imperial Roman
  • African Vandals
  • White Huns
  • Gepids
  • Spanish Visigoths
  • Ostrogothic Italy
  • Early Byzantine
  • Lombards
  • Scots-Irish
  • Arthurian-British
  • Welsh
  • Merovingian Franks
  • Avars
  • Picts
  • Khazars
  • Arab Conquest
  • Bulgars
  • Tang China
  • Thematic Byzantine
  • Arab Empire
  • Carolingean Franks
  • Pecheneg
  • Anglo Saxon
  • Rus
  • Vikings
  • Almoravid Moors
  • Fatamid Egypt
  • Tagmatic Byzantine
  • Al-Andalus
  • Christian Spain
  • Ghaznavid
  • Liao China and Kara-Khitan Khaganate
  • Norman
  • Seljuk Turks
  • Feudal French
  • Feudal Germans
  • Feudal Polish
  • Early Hungarian
  • Ayyubid Egyptians
  • Sung China
  • Italo-Norman
  • Feudal Scots
  • Early Russian
  • Khwarazmian Persian
  • Comnenian Byzantine
  • Burid and Zengid Syria
  • Japanese
  • Plantagenet English
  • Lombard League
  • Crusaders
  • Later Welsh
  • Teutonic Crusaders
  • Mongol

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  

Biblical
  • 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


Classical
  • 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.
Other People's Hail Caesar Downloads

The Border Reivers Wargames Society
  1. Hail Caesar House Rules
War of the Roses Mods Perry Miniatures
  1. War of the Roses 1 2
The Mutford House Rules
Hail Caesar Unit Reference Cards

Antigonid
Succeeding the Antipatrid dynasty in much of Macedonia, Antigonus ruled mostly over Asia Minor and northern Syria. His attempts to take control of the whole of Alexander's empire led to his defeat and death at the Battle of Ipsus in 301 BC. Antigonus's son Demetrius I Poliorcetes survived the battle, and managed to seize control of Macedon itself a few years later, but eventually lost his throne, dying in prison.

Antigonid Reference Cards

This file contains the following unit cards:
  • Antigonus One-Eye (General)
  • Demitrius (Commander)
  • Phalangite Veternas
  • Phalangite Infantry
  • War Elephant & Crew
  • Companion Heavy Cavalry
  • Line Medium Cavalry
  • Tarentine Light Cavalry
  • Ballista Heavy Artillery
  • Peltasts with Javelins
  • Cretan Archers
  • Unnamed Leader (value 8)
Carthaginian
For much of its history, Carthage was in a constant state of struggle with the Greeks on Sicily and the Roman Republic, which led to a series of armed conflicts known as the Greek-Punic Wars and Punic Wars. The city also had to deal with the volatile Berbers, the indigenous inhabitants of the entire area where Carthage was built. In 146 BC, after the third and final Punic War, Carthage was destroyed and then occupied by Roman forces. Nearly all of the other Phoenician city-states and former Carthaginian dependencies fell into Roman hands from then on.

Carthaginian Reference Cards

This file contains the following unit cards:
  • Hannibal Barca (General)
  • Mago Barca (Commander)
  • Hasdrubal
  • Maharbal
  • Liby-Phoenician Veterans
  • Libyan Heavy Infantry
  • Liby-Phoenician Medium Cavalry
  • Spanish Scutarii
  • African War Elephant & Crew
  • Numidian Light Cavalry
  • Ligurian Slingers
  • Numidian Javeliners
Confederated Allies
In 307, the Fourth Diadoch War broke out. Again, Antigonus and Demetrius were fighting against Cassander and Ptolemy, who were now supported by Lysimachus, the ruler of Thrace, who invaded Asia Minor and captured Sardes and Ephesus. The troops of Demetrius, who were in Thessaly fighting Cassander, crossed the Aegean Sea and started on a march through Asia. At the same time, Cassander crossed the Hellespont, hoping to support Lysimachus, and Antigonus moved from Syria to Asia Minor, hoping that he and his son could defeat Cassander and Lysimachus in one decisive battle.

Confederated Allies Reference Cards

This file contains the following unit cards:
  • Selucus Nicator (General)
  • Cassander (Commander)
  • Lysimachus (Commander)
  • Phalangite Veterans
  • Phalangite Infantry
  • Greek Hoplites
  • Thracian Light Infantry
  • War Elephant & Crew
  • Companion Heavy Cavalry
  • Line Medium Cavalry
  • Tarentine Light Cavalry
  • Ballista Heavy Artillery
  • Unnamed Leaders (value 8)
  • Unnamed Leader (value 9)
Shadow Storm aka Fantasy Hail Caesar

Shadow Storm Fantasy Rules

Shadow Storm Fantasy Army Lists

My Hail Caesar Downloads
  1. My Hail Caesar Adaptations
Sources

Warlord Games
Hail Caesar Unit Reference Cards
Ady's Wargames Den
The Border Reivers Wargames Society
Perry Miniatures

Pike & Shotte Rules

Pike & Shotte Wargaming Rules by Warlord Games

Pike and Shotte Wargaming Rules by Warlord Games is the third rulebook publication. It is a beautiful book in its own right with hundreds of colour photo of the most exquisitely painted model soldiers taken from the world s foremost collections. 

The rule book's intention is to inspire a collector to play gentlemanly games with their collections of soldiers with friends where the emphasis is on the spirit of the period, not the letter of the rule. It is a hearty publication and not for nitpickers or miseries. There are some good gags in it, but it also plays well and enables players to conduct a very big battle in a reasonable period of time, leaving them more time to chat about the highs and lows and what ifs...


Pike & Shotte Supplements


Pike & Shotte, To Kill A King Supplement

Pike & Shotte, To Kill A King Supplement

168 pages of colour rich information with an introduction by writer Charles Singleton, this supplement for Pike & Shotte describes the history, armies, personalities and battles of the English Civil War. Included are detailed scenarios based on some of the most famous battles, complete with maps and orders of battle/army lists for the main protagonists.

Crammed full of detailed background information, including:

  • The Early Reign of Charles I
  • The Bishops’ Wars and the Short Parliament
  • Rebellion in Ireland
  • The First Civil War
  • The Second Civil War
  • Another War with Scotland

Plus a comprehensive Civil War Timeline and detailed look at the armies of the civil war who were the infantry, the cavalry and artillery, how were they organised and fielded.

The author then takes you on through the tactics of the Civil War and the military revolution of the period where the Dutch and Swedish systems were learnt and employed, and indeed explained here in detail along with more Civil War tactics.

  • Profiles of the Royalist and Parliamentarian Commanders.
  • Full colour guide to the colours used by participants in the Civil War.
  • Early war army lists for the Scots Covenanter Army of the Bishops’ Wars.
  • Bishops’ Wars Scots Royalist and English Pre Civil War Army.

The Royalist Army Lists

  • The Early Royalist Army
  • The King’s Oxford Army
  • The Early Oxford Army
  • The Late Oxford Army
  • The Royalist Cornish Army, 1643
  • The Royalist Western Army, 1644
  • The Royalist Northern Army
  • Welsh Marshes and the Anglo-Irish
  • Royalist Army

Battle Scenarios include:

  • The Battle Of Brentford 12 November 1642
  • The Battle Of Chalgrove Field 18 June 1643
  • The Battle Of Adwalton Moor 30 June 1643
  • The Battle Of Lansdown Hill 5 July 1642

plus a battle report for the battle of Nantwich 24 January 1644

The Parliamentarian Army Lists covering:

  • The Army under Lord Essex
  • The Armies of Sir William Waller
  • Fairfax’s Northern Army
  • The Army of the Eastern Association
  • Clubmen Army
  • The New Model Army

Specific Battle Scenarios include:

  • The Battle Of Cheriton 19 March 1644
  • The Battle Of Omskirk 20 August 1644
  • The Battle Report Of The Second Battle Of Newbury 27 October 1644
  • The Battle Of Wistanstow 8 June 1645
  • The Battle Of Torrington 16 February 1646

The Scottish Army Lists include:

  • Scots Covenanter
  • The Scots Royalist Army of the Marquis of Montrose
  • The Scots Royalist Army of 1644
  • The Scots Royalist Army of 1645
  • The ‘Traditional’ Montrose Army

Further battle scenarios look at:

  • The Battle Of Aberdeen 13 September 1644
  • Battle Report For The Battle Of Inverlochy 2nd February 1645
  • The Battle Of Benburb 5 June 1646
  • The Battle Of Winwick Pass 19 August 1648

The Irish Army Lists Include:

  • The Irish Catholic Confederate
  • Anglo-Scots Army
  • Ormond Irish Royalist Alliance Army

Plus

  • Special 'Period’ specific rules
  • ’Late Misery of War' 8 pages of detailed campaign rules
  • 10 pages of glorious siege rules

Concluding with the storming of Cirencester

And for everyone who purchases this fantastic tome of Civil War knowledge from the Warlord webstore there is the fabulously characterful FREE miniature of Lord Minimus... we'll find out more about him from our illustrious commander later!

Pike & Shotte, The Devil's Playground Supplement picture 1

Pike & Shotte, The Devil's Playground Supplement

The Thirty Years War was a series of conflicts that ravaged large areas of Europe, especially the German provinces, from 1618 to 1648. These conflicts centred on the Habsburg Holy Roman Emperors, Ferdinand II and Ferdinand III, and their opponents. Although viewed by many as a religious war between Catholic and Protestant nations, its roots and causes were also politically motivated. The combination of religious fervour and the political ambition of the European superpowers were to pit vast armies and mighty leaders against each other. The devastation caused by decades of fighting had truly turned Europe into the ‘Devil’s Playground’.


Pike & Shotte, The Devil's Playground Supplement picture 2

This supplement for Pike & Shotte describes the history, armies, personalities and battles of the Thirty Years War. Included are scenarios based on some of the famous battles and army lists for the main protagonists.



Pike & Shotte Downloads
Sources

Warlord Games

Thursday, 27 November 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

Caesars Gallic War Battle Reports & Scenarios

Caesars Gallic War Battle Reports & Scenarios

Caesars Gallic War Battle Reports & Scenarios