Greek Generals – Demosthenes & Theagenes for Hail Caesar
Warlord Games expands their Hail Caesar line with the release of a pair of Greek generals: Demosthenes and Theagenes. Though the exact histories of these two seem like they might be the type that I’d put in charge of my own forces (losing battles and tending to kill one’s own people…), perhaps you’d feel they could do better when put in charge of your forces.
From the website:
With all of the recent releases from the Cutting Edge Bronze Age miniatures range, we thought it about time that the Warlord Games Greek range receive reinforcements. So, this week sees the release of the prolific Demosthenes and Theagenes as sculpted by in-house designer Steve Saleh.
Demosthenes, son of Alcisthenes, was an Athenian general during the Peloponnesian War. He led the attempted Athenian invasion of Aetolia, before seeing-off the Spartan forces under the command of Eurylochus at Olpae – a formidable leader.
In 413 BC, Demosthenes accompanied Eurymedon, and a fleet of 73 ships and 5,000 Hoplites to Syracus, in Sicily – where they launched a bold night attack on the Syracusan forces – they had initial success, but the attack later fell into disarray – with the Athenians eventually being routed by the Spartans.
Theagenes was most famed for his act of slaughtering great flocks of rich folk. This is widely believed to have been a method of gaining the confidence and trust of his people – who distrusted the rich. He put great droves of his own people to death, in order to feed their hostility to one another – and gain the support of the more numerous poor.
We’ve unleashed Steve on several more releases for the Greeks, Macedonians, etc – we’ll bring you those after Christmas…
So – head over to the webstore now, and – while you’re there, why not pick-up the Hail Caesar Collection? – It contains the Core Rulebook and both army list supplements!