A couple of different time periods on display here in Hail Caesar today. Starting off, there’s a new supplement book, Shield Wall, which covers the Dark Ages. As with all Warlord Games books, if you order direct from them, you get an exclusive figure. They’ve also got a huge set where you can get the book, a couple starter armies, and a bunch of accessories in one go. Then, they hit the Wayback Machine to the land of Greece with the Theban Sacred Band (for if you think that all the gear the Vikings are wearing into battle is just too much).
A notoriously unstable and rebellious member of the Roman Empire, Britannia was thrown into bloody conflict as the Western Roman Empire began to crumble. Axe, spear and sword became the dominant currency for those vying for control of the kingdoms.
Shield Wall is a supplement for Hail Caesar which introduces the main battles, armies and personalities of the Dark Ages in the British Isles from around 400AD up to 1000AD.
In addition to the traditional Hail Caesar massed battles, the supplement introduces rules for smaller scale engagements between warbands as reflects much of this period. Shield Wall also contains campaign rules and several linked scenarios – from Badon Hill to Brunanburh.
The army lists are included for Limitanei, early and late Saxons, Romano-British, Welsh-Cymru, Irish, Picts, Gaels, Vikings and Irish-Norse.
What better way to start your dark age battles than to dive right into Shield Wall with this complete starter!
This Complete Starter set includes:
Shield Wall – The Dark Age Sagas volume I (with FREE book figure)
Shield Wall – The Saxons Starter (with 133 men)
Shield Wall – The Vikings Starter (with 133 men)
24 generic Dark Ages cavalry
Introducing the magnificent Theban Sacred Band
Regarded as invincible throughout all of Ancient Greece, the Theban Sacred Band (or The Sacred Band of Thebes) were specially selected and trained elite soldiers of the Theban army in the 4th century BC.