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Hail Caesar


There's all sorts of civilizations that lived throughout the Mediterranean area during the Bronze Age. Just about every island had their own, unique group that traded with the others. Well, Warlord Games wants you to be able to play all those various groups in Hail Caesar, and so there's a couple new sets of minis out to help with that.
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When you're reading this, I'm hopefully using my Battle Chef in combat.

But that's me.

For you who's here reading the site, I've got your Review Roundup for you.

Today we have: Hail Caesar, Force on Force, Codenames, Five Tribes, Legends of Andor The Star Shield, Ninja All-Stars, The Grizzled: At Your Orders, Aviary, Booty, Catan: Explorers and Pirates, Allegiance: A Realm Divided, and The Golfing Dead.

The Roman army was quite a formidable fighting force. But that's not to say they weren't impossible to defeat. A group that had somewhat regular success against them were the various tribes in Germania. Warlord Games' supplement to Hail Caeser lets you bring those vicious tribesmen to your tabletop. And that book is now available in digital format.
We're working our way through convention season. Last weekend was KingdomCon. The week before that was PAX East. Next week is CMON Expo. If you're out going to shows, you might have less funds than usual for gaming. Well, the folks at Warlord Games still want you to be able to get the figures you want, so they've got various different deals going on right now over in their webshop.
Everyone likes to get more for their money. Whether it's because you don't have a lot and want to keep what you can, or you have a lot but want a whole lot more, we all love to save a few bucks if we can. Well, Warlord Games is here to help out. They've got a special deal for an Armored Patrol for Bolt Action as well as a sale on starter armies for some of their game systems.
Warlord Games is giving you an opportunity to get into one of their game systems with their Summer Sizzling Starter Sale (holy alliteration, Batman!). Pick up the rulebook for one of their various systems and you can get a plastic box set from that system for free.
We have another Warlord Games bit of news to talk about as we continue to travel back in time. This one's going all the way back to ancient times. That's right, we're crossing into BC for a look at the new Macedonian Companion Cavalry for Hail Caesar that you can now get from Warlord.
Warlord Games has some new Thureophoroi Light Infantry available over in their webshop. While not "the world's oldest profession," mercenaries have certainly been around a long time, too. At least, long enough to have fought in some of the biggest battles in all of history. Well, now you can bring some to the biggest battles of your tabletop (or any small battles, too) as well. And because you want to make sure that the mercs stay in line and do as they're told, they've got a command set for them, too.

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Warlord Games knows that Santa isn't perfect and sometimes he screws up. Hey, there's a lot of homes in the world to visit, mistakes are bound to be made. Anyway, if you didn't get what you wanted, in terms of Warlord Games minis or rulebooks, under the tree like you had hoped for, Warlord Games isn't going to punish you for Santa's mistakes. So they're offering 10% off every order until the end of the year.

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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.

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Warlord Games is running their special Christmas promotions now over in their webshop. Go get some minis for cheaper than usual.

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It’s that time of year again – mince pies have begun appearing (and disappearing at an alarming rate!) around Warlord HQ, and the Elves of the Mail Order department can be heard singing merry worksongs for miles around (merry – yes, in tune and in time – no.)

On top of all of our usual fantastic year-round deals, the festive season is a great opportunity for us to offer even more bundles – the festive spirit must be getting to us! All our brilliant offers can be found in the Deals section of our webstore, designed to ensure that there are plenty of presents under the tree – whether they’re bought for that certain special gamer in your life, maybe for some of the yet-to-be-converted gamers at your local club, or maybe even as a sneaky gift for yourself?!

So – without further ado – the first of our offers are:
Warlord Games is running a special sale if you want to bulk up on your Hail Caesar or Pike & Shotte collections and want to get several box sets all at once.

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Till the end of October we’re giving 20% off when you buy 4 plastic or plastic & metal boxed sets from the Hail Caesar range. Click the button to see all the sets that are included in the deal.

The same offer also applies to Pike & Shotte boxed sets - buy 4 plastic or plastic & metal boxed sets and get 20% off!

And don't forget that if you're ordering from the US or Canada you'll also get FREE SHIPPING on any order made during October! So, what are you waiting for - get stuck in!


Warlord Games has some new Bronze Age spearmen available over in their webshop.



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More reinforcements for Bronze Age armies arrive today, in the form of Levy Spearmen.

Our Levy Spearmen have a light spear and either a round or oblong wicker shield. They represent Hupshu or peasant militia as levied by the City-States of Syria & Canaan, those of Mitanni, Middle Kingdom Assyria, Kassite & Middle Babylonia and the Hittite Empire.

They can also be used in Early Hebrew (Habiru) and Nomadic Desert or Dry Steppe Bedouin armies, whose warriors would have dressed similarly. These include the early Aramaeans, (Akhalamu), Midianites and Amelekites, Edomites & Moabites.

The figures can also be used as Levy or Hupshu Spearmen in Neo-Hittite & Later Syrian or Aramaean armies of the Iron Age..


Warlord Games expands their Hail Caesar range with the release of their new Sea People Command set.

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From the release:

Lead your Bronze Age Sea People into battle with this new command group.

The figures can be used in all Sea People tribes’ armies, including the Peleset, Sherden, Lukka, Denyen and even Trojan armies.

It is not known whether the Sea Peoples carried standards into battle, and if they did, what they looked like. However, as many wargames rules and lists allow for them, a standard bearer is included in this pack.

The standard is based upon New Kingdom Egyptian representations of a warship (etched onto a ‘solar’ disc); which seems appropriate for a Sea People army who arrived in similar warships to invade Egypt at the end of the Late Bronze Age.


Warlord Games brings you more Egyptians and Libyans for your ancients gaming needs.



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This week sees the further release of reinforcements for the mighty armies of the Egyptian Pharaohs.


Warlord Games expands their Hail Caesar range with several new Hittite box sets.



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New this week are three further releases for the armies of the Hittites – Hittite command, Hittite spearmen and Hittite or Anatolian spearmen. This all-new command set includes two commanders, a musician and a standard bearer.


Warlord Games takes to the field in style with some new Hittite or Anatolian light chariots, available now in their webshop.



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Hittite armies receive reinforcements this week with these three light 2-man chariots, perfect to support the heavier 3-man chariots we launched last week.


Warlord Games released several new Hittite box sets over in their webshop.



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Out today are the first releases for the Hittites in our Bronze Age range from Cutting Edge Miniatures – the Hittite Chariot Squadron, Hittite Spearmen and HIttite Levy Archers. We also have Later Levy Javelinmen suitable for Hittites, Sea Peoples and other armies.

These three new metal boxed sets mark the first releases for our Battle of Kadesh focus. You’ll have seen part one of Nigel Stillman’s look at this, the largest chariot battle of all time, in our last newsletter – for those that missed it you can read it here.

Suffice to say, New Kingdom Egyptians will be with you very soon!


Warlord Games has some new Roman Numeral dice for use with Hail Caesar (or any game that requires D6s, actually) up on their website.

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Bring an authentic Roman touch to your Hail Caesar battles with these Roman Numeral Dice – they’re bound to be much luckier than plain old D6s as the Roman gods will surely smile on your efforts!


Warlord Games has released some new Bronze Age Levy Troops for Hail Caesar over in their webshop.



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From the release:

More troops for your growing Bronze Age forces, straight from Cutting Edge Miniatures – Levy Javelinmen and Levy Archers.


Warlord Games brings out the ancient version of the heavy tank with the release of their Sumerian Battlewagon and Platform Cart.



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Add some hitting power to your Early Bronze Age Sumerian army with a Battlewagon and a Platform Cart, each drawn by 4 Equids (Donkeys or Donkey-Onager hybrids).

These models can be used to build the Early Bronze Age armies of the City-States of Mesopotamia and Syria in the 3rd Millennium BCE. They include cities such as Uruk, Ur, Lagash, Umma, Eridu & Kish in Sumer, and Mari & Ebla in Syria.


Warlord Games expands their Hail Caesar line with new Akkadian Later Household Archers and Axemen box sets.



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From the release:

Out today are two new sets for Akkadian Early Bronze Age armies – Later Household Axemen and Archers. Check out our growing Early and Middle Bronze Age range.


Warlord Games once again returns to their Hail Caesar line and reinforces it with some more Bronze Age squads, including slingers and axe-men.



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This week we have more new miniatures from the Cutting Edge Bronze Age range. Following on from the miniatures we released for the Sumerian and Akkadian armies last week, the next release for our new Early/Middle Bronze Age range widens your range of troop options with slingers, axemen and archers.


Warlord Games has just a week left in their big rulebook sale going on over in their webshop.
Don't miss out!



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Just one week left for you to get your hands on Hail Caesar, Black Powder, Pike & Shotte and Judge Dredd books at a massive discount.

Orders over £50/$75 are sent shipping free worldwide. Below that and it’s a mere £2/$3.50 per order!

Offer ends 31st January.


Warlord Games has some new Bronze Age sets available for Hail Caesar now in their webshop.



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From the announcement:

We’re delighted to be able to release the first of many Bronze Age packs from our partnership with Cutting Edge Miniatures. The first two armies we are releasing back into the wild are the Sumerians and the Akkadians. For more information about wargaming this period, see Rick Priestley’s introduction to Sumerians and Akkadians.

These figures are appropriate as the main battle-line spearmen of the Akkadian and Neo-Sumerian Successor State armies at the end of the Early Bronze Age. They can also be used in Early Elamite and Early Highlander armies as household troops or mercenaries. It is possible that the front rank spearmen did not carry a spear, but rather carried only an axe and large body shield to protect the rear ranks of the phalanx. This is dependant on how the earlier Sumerian Stele of Vultures is interpreted. Akkadian practice is taken to follow this precedent, as there is no pictorial evidence of Akkadians using shields. However, as some wargames rules only provide for 2 actual ranks of spearmen to represent the body of spearmen, the visual impact of a phalanx of thrusting spears would be lost if only the rear rank had a spear. Hence, these figures have the front rank with a shield and a spear and the rear ranks with a spear only.


 

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