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Hail Caesar

The Raid on Inchcolm, 996 AD

The Dark Ages, Hail Caesar, 28mm I don’t often get over to Hugh Wilson’s house for his fortnightly Wednesday night games. I made it this time though, and was impressed by the table he’d layed out. It turns out the game was based on a Viking raid on Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth

The Battle of Bilios, 86BC

The Roman World , Hail Caesar, 28mm This game was set loosely in The Mithraditic Wars of 89-81 BC, and pitted a Late Republican Roman army of two legions against a mixed bag of Mithraditic troops. This really was a mixed bag – while the core of the Mithraditic Pontic army consisted of phalangites in

The Battle of Chrisophilae, 86 BC

The Roman World, Hail Caesar, 28mm The day after my Napoleonic game my attic wargaming den in Orkney was pressed into service again. The excuse was a visit from my friend Chris Henry, who brought his Successor army to bolter my growing collection of Hellenistic troops. The scene was set for a fictitious battle set

The Relief of Paronakos, 178 BC

The Roman World, Hail Caesar, 28mm I’ve got to say, I’m not really an Ancients player. However, I found myself talked into taking part in this huge game, and it inspired me to finally paint that Roman army I’ve had languishing in the lead pile for several years. Actually, that’s not strictly true. I swapped

Plethora, 336 BC

The Roman World, Hail Caesar, 28mm I haven’t played an Ancient game for as long as I can remember – it must be at least a decade or more. Usually they don’t excite me that much – all that hacking and pushing, with no gunpowder. Still, I was invited to take part in this small