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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2 More Hail Caesar games

So over the weekend and into Monday, we ended up playing a total of 3 Hail Caesar games in all.
First two games the Romans won pretty easily. Hard to beat the pilum and hv armor. By the third game, I had the Celtic villages hidden and ambushes scattered through the table. The villages would continue to produce warbands till the Romans put them to the torch. This was suggested by some of the players in Sundays game. Essentially it would keep the Romans moving rather than allowing them to just sit and take on all comers.
Worked well, Mondays game was a bit of a draw.
I really like Hail Caesar for big games especially at the smaller figure scales.
Some better pics of the figs.
Roman Road


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hail Caeser testdrive

So with the success of Black Powder among the group I decided to give Hail Caeser a whirl. Spent the last week rebasing a huge army of 10mm Gauls that Rick and I got from Bob Henderson a few years back. Ended up with some 22 Roman bases/units and 26 Gallic bases/units.
3 Roman Commands:
6 Vet Legionaires 2 Lt Allied Gallic Cav
6 Raw Legionaires
6 Auxilia ie Med Inf.

3 Gallic commands which would split 20 Warbands, 2 skirmishers, 4 Gallic Lt Cav
(each commander was in a village and would roll each turn for forces)

Roman goal was to destroy the villages, I modified the scenario from the Hail caesar rulebook.

Romans had some tight moments, but the Veterans held out long enough for the newly raise legionaires to get their act in gear. Roman Victory
Hope to run the same scenario tomorrow at a little get together  and get some better pics/

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Team Yankee

So how long does it take you to get a game onto the table? Team Yankee, considering we got our stuff at Christmas, made it in pretty good time. Only 6 months. Of course it helps to have a fellow player who is  methodical in his painting and always finishes his projects. That's right Eli, I'm talking about you! It helps because that player can egg you on to focus and finish your part of the plan.

Thus 6 months later we finally get in our first game of Team Yankee, with 192 points per side.
And it was a blast!

American Tactical Victory

Lessons learned,
a) you can never have to much AA
b) 192 Team Yankee points is a lot, go to a bigger table
c) A-10's are a major pain

Soviets cross into Germany

Looking good
Americans! Americans!
We shall overwhelm them


Bloody Town battle

Armor on fire everwhere