Friday, May 14, 2021

Hail Britannia - A Hail Caesar Roll Call

Following the previous post, I figured I'd array the forces for an EIR vs. Ancient Britons game - again using Hail Caesar for rules. As I mentioned earlier, I've not played any wargames for over a year, and more than a little rusty with the rules and troop assessments. As the Celts were already on the table for the Invasion of Macedonian set up, I went ahead and pulled out the EIR figures which have never tasted battle as of yet. No specific battle, but would be either during or soon after Boudica's Revolt. Again, the troops are pretty much massed in battle line for the sake of fitting into the camera lens easier. In an actual game, there would be more terrain and varied positioning of troops.

The Roman's figure count and unit sizes are on the smaller size, but will give them stats to match the larger-sized Celtic units.
The EIR army battle line. I used the same units/troops for the Celts in the previous post, so left them out here.
From left to right above: 4 units of light infantry Auxiliary archers screening; 2 units of Praetorian medium cavalry with spears/javelins; 2 units of Legionary heavy infantry with pila; 2 small units of Praetorian veteran heavy infantry with pila; behind them 2 units of Auxiliary medium infantry with spears; 2 units of Legionary heavy infantry with pila; 2 units of Auxiliary medium cavalry with spears/javelin.
The right of the Roman battle line.
The center of the Roman battle line.
The Roman left. I made the standard size for Roman infantry 12, and 4 for cavalry.

Since our governor recently announced our state will be back to "normal" in June, figured I'll be hosting games again this summer so wanting to take stock with the figures I have on hand. Although I'll likely be capping the player count to 4 (2 per side). I usually go with 6 (3 per side); and may up the count later on if all goes well.

Thanks again for checking out the blog and wishing you all the best.

33 comments:

  1. Ave Dean, some beautiful troops here!

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    1. Thank you very much, Phil! Appreciate the kind words and visit. Best regards, Dean

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  2. Great armies again Dean, the Victrix figures are hard to beat!

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    1. Thanks, Mike. Yes, the Victrix EIR are excellent figures. Kindest regards, Dean

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  3. Great armies Dean ! Love the Romans !
    Greetings

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    1. Thanks, Mario. Yes, EIR in lorica segmentata are iconic and a must have. :) Warmest regards, Dean

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  4. Fantastic to see all your ancient times armies arrayed together I this and the previous post Dean. They all look stunning and hopefully will be blooded in the not too distant future!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Keith. It's great to be able to repurpose the same troops against (or alongside) different armies. Warmest regards, Dean

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  5. They look fantastic massed up like that, nice work!

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    1. Thank you very much, Markus! I was worried the Romans units might look a little small, but seem okay when configured on the filed like that, IMO. Warmest regards, Dean

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  6. Wonderful looking armies Dean.
    Regards, James

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    1. Thank you kindly, James. Looking forward to hosting them for a real game - with terrain, etc. Best regards, Dean

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  7. Excellent Romans in addition to your beautiful Celts. Your antique collection is great so it’s a high time to send them to battle.

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    1. Thanks, Dmitry! I agree - first time I've laid them out on the table - if only to see how they form up. More to follow. Warmest regards, Dean

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  8. That mass effect looks very cool Dean!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you very much, Christopher! Romans work best closely packed :) Best regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Ray! Looking forward to hosting actual games soon too. Best regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Sergey. Warmest regards, Dean

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  11. Great figurines, love to see these two armies together on the one table!

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    1. Thank you very much, Vladimir! I appreciate your visit and kind words. Best regards, Dean

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  12. A very beautiful and impressive army. Dean, you did a great job 8)

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    1. Thank you very much, Denis! Warmest regards, Dean

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  13. Great looking Roman's and useful for me if/ when I want to reconfigure my Roman To the strongest force for Hail Caesar!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. I'm not very familiar with Simon's rules, but I like Hail Caesar/Black Powder because I can use whatever figure-count I want to for units - as I normally field both sides for a game. Kindest regards, Dean

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  14. Cool stuff Dean, I'm always a sucker for EIR. I need to field mine at some point here. Have plans to build another table, but waiting now for lumber to possibly comeback to earth.

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    1. Thanks again, PC. I think I may add a few more Legionaries or Praetorians. However, I also would like to paint up some Republican or Caesarian Romans too. Kindest regards, Dean

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  15. Lookin' good.
    If everyone attending is fully immunized, Coronavirus risk should be minimal at present!

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    1. Thanks, Peter. Yes, I think most of the gamers I know have been vaccinated. Warmest regards, Dean

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  16. Dean, great troops! I wish you some relief in quarantine and the start of the playing season.

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    1. Thank you very much, Dmitry. Yes, I'm very much looking forward to hosting games again. Warmest regards, Dean

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