Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thoughts on Hail Caesar

 Displayed are a few more photos of my recent "Hail Caesar" game a few weeks ago.  The dashing man in the green shirt at the head of table is yours truly.  I've have been often reminded that I look just like George Clooney.  Well to be more specific, I look like George Clooney, if Mr Clooney looked liked Roger Ebert.  This picture was taken at the beginning of the game where I was likely pleading / bribing the players with free drinks if they would just look like they are having fun!

 Some photo's taken later in the game showing the Dacian main force trying to catch those pesky Romans.  After 6 games of Hail Caesar, I've realized the key to the game the employment of leaders and that can be further influenced by thoughtful use of 2 rules - Initiative and the "Follow Me".

 Once you've maneuvered your army to within 12" of the enemy, one can rely on initiative moves and then attach your leader to a unit to drive home a flanking attack.

 A picture of Paul Sawyer, looking very Buddha-like.  I'm pretty sure his visage wasn't due to the extreme satisfaction of seeing a well run game but more due to the forthcoming free beer promised post game...

 All of the pictures on this post were taken by a friend Dick C. who was a great help in setting up the game.  Dick also ran a few games of Ernie's and Architects of War new ruleset "Uncivil Wars". Those games were also a lot of fun and since they were sponsored by AofW, the scenery was the best of the show.

The casulty markers worked great and helped to reduce the clutter on the table top.  I'll do a quick tutorial on how to make them in a future post.

 This is my favorite picture from the con - lots of Romans and Dacians!

I'm leaning towards doing another Hail Caesar game at Fall-In but may also do a 1/1200 Napoleonic Naval game if I can figure out how to transport my ship models securely.


Beccas said...

Looks like a great game.

Ray Rousell said...

Some very nice photo's of some great looking games!!

Monty said...

Looks great and I love EIR gaming as my favourite period, however, there is NO way I can ever consider these rules due to my pathetic productivity brought on by life constraints...ho hum...look forward to more AARs though. My Roman battling is done on Rome: Total War...;)

jmilesr said...

Thanks for the comments

Rome: Total War! - nows that's a great computer game.

I do love chasing those pesky carthaginians out of Sicily!

yorkie said...

Really great looking game.


Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Super looking table!!


Der Feldmarschall said...

Great stuff! I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this rule set in the near future. In the meantime, someone needs to start producing a plastic Carthaginian range. :)