Hail Caesar: Neue Edition Preview
Hail Caesar bekommt eine neue Edition und Starterset gesponsert.
Incoming! New Edition of Hail Caesar
Massed-battle wargaming rules for the ancient world – updated and expanded!
This week sees the much-anticipated arrival of the new edition of the venerated Hail Caesar rulebook. The original rulebook has served us well for over a decade, but the updated edition is poised to give it a new lease of life. The beloved core rules and mechanics of the game remain the same, but have been given a ‘tidy-up’ to make them even easier to use, with the book featuring fantastic new artwork and diagrams, giving it a more ‘modern’ appearance while retaining the character of the original. It’s not a new game – it’s a facelift and revitalisation! The gorgeous new cover art guarantees that you’ll want it in pride of place on your bookshelf, and the brand-new Richard the Lionheart special book figure (for those who order direct from the Warlord Webstore) will have you riding for Jerusalem in no time at all.
On the subject of new things… Whilst the new edition is mostly a revision and ‘glow-up’ (as the youth might say), there is plenty of new content to be found within. Expanded rules sections cover such things as more comprehensive rules for terrain, guides to pick-up games and actions against fortifications. Most excitingly for me, there are now full rules at last for later medieval warfare, particularly the Wars of the Roses and the Hundred Years War.
Many of the other army lists have been revised and expanded to provide even more variety in your wargaming – now you can cover from the era of stone mace-heads and crude copper axes all the way to the dawn of combined arms and gun-driven warfare, all in a single book! In addition to sample army lists, the point value calculator previously only available in the Army Lists supplement is included for convenience. Additional guidance on how to construct and field Hail Caesar armies makes it easier than ever to get your models on the table and rolling dice.
For those of us who prefer to really hone in on a particular period, fear not – all of the supplements published previously are still completely compatible with the new edition rulebook, and there are plenty more of them on the way!
Written by veteran games designer, Rick Priestley, the new edition of Hail Caesar packs an extraordinary amount into its 236 pages. It is available in two iterations – a standard edition (featuring art of Alexander the Great on the cover) and a Collector’s Edition:
The Collector’s Edition is limited to strictly 200 numbered copies. It boasts its own cover artwork featuring Julius Caesar, gilt-edged pages, two bookmark ribbons and endpapers featuring a full timeline of the exhaustive period of history that the game covers. Each copy will also be signed by the author, Rick Priestley.
Regardless of which version you choose, if you order from the Warlord Game Webstore, you’ll receive the special edition figure King Richard I, the Lionheart. Wielding a fearsome battleaxe, this high-quality Warlord ResinTM figure comes with both bare and helmeted head options.
A few of the glorious pages from the new book.
Caesar’s Gallic Wars Starter Set
Between 58 BC and 50 BC, the military might of the Roman Republic waged a brutal war on the Gallic Celt tribes living in the lands of Gaul. What the Gaul warriors lacked in the drilled discipline of their Roman foes they more than matched them with in ferocity and individual fighting prowess. The Gallic Wars, a deadly clash of cultures and military doctrine, would shape Western Europe for centuries to come, and is more than a fitting subject for our new Hail Caesar starter set Gaius Julius Caesar’s aggressive campaign would ultimately end with Gaul being subsumed into the Roman Republic, and ensure his name would become legendary.
The Caesar’s Gallic Wars starter set gives you two starter forces: the barbaric Gauls and the legions of the late Roman Republic – a fantastic start to your campaign to conquer all comers and write your name in the annals of history! In addition to the fantastic models it contains everything you need to play the game (dice, counters etc), and a Gallic Wars introductory guide which not only provides context and history for the battles concerned, but guides you through the steps of collecting, building and gaming a Hail Caesar army. We’ve also included an A5-sized Gamer’s Edition of the new rulebook, a conveniently stripped-back version that concentrates purely on the game mechanics, which is perfect for quickly referencing rules in the throes of battle. It makes a fine companion to the main rulebook.
The new box contains:
- Softback A5 Hail Caesar Gamer’s Edition rulebook
- Gallic Wars introductory guide
- 80 hard plastic Gallic Celtic Infantry
- 48 hard plastic Caesarian Roman Infantry
- Celtic and Roman waterslide shield decals
- 12 6-sided dice
- Reference sheet and casualty counters
Gallic Celt Starter Army
Alongside the new starter set we are introducing a new Gallic Celt Starter Army boxed set. A Celt army is one of history’s great spectacles – a mass of brightly patterned clothing charging headlong at their enemy, supported by fast cavalry and missile troops armed with javelins. Renowned for their ferocity in battle, what the Celts lacked in discipline they made up for in savagery and fighting spirit – they would hurl themselves at their enemies to sweep them away or die trying!
This new starter army contains enough units for one complete Hail Caesar Celt army division:
- 1x Celt Chieftain (Warlord Resin™)
- 100x Celt Warriors with command figures (plastic)
- 12x Celt Cavalry (Warlord Resin™)
- Full-colour waterslide shield decals
- Plastic bases
Pre-Order Special Offers
Hail Caesar is one of our favourite games to play here at Warlord HQ – who doesn’t love a properly big clash every now and then – and in just a couple of days, both editions of the new book, the Caesar’s Gallic Wars Starter Set and the Gallic Celt Starter Army will be available to pre-order.
As well as being among the first to get hold of the brand-new book, all who pre-order either edition of the rulebook from the Warlord Webstore, in addition to receiving the special edition Richard the Lionheart miniature, will get a free PDF version of the rulebook (delivered straight to your inbox on the book’s release date). You’ll never need to go anywhere without your rulebook again!
Additionally, if you order a ‘standard’ edition book during the first weekend of pre-orders (from 1500 of the 11th of November through 2359 on the 13th of November GMT), your book will be signed by the book’s author, Rick Priestley (all 200 Collector’s Editions will be signed).
Pre-Orders available from Friday 11 November at 3pm (GMT)
Germanian Tribesmen surge from the forest and pounce upon unsuspecting Roman Legionaries.
Quelle: Warlord Games