February 26, 2018 by brennon
Warlord Games have announced the coming of their new Shield Wall supplement for Hail Caesar. This addition to the game helps you bring massed battles to the tabletop featuring armies of the period and also provides rules for smaller scale engagements too.
“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.”
This sounds rather awesome, and whilst SAGA II is certainly doing the rounds right now, it’s always good to have a variety of options, opening up the kind of systems you can play with on the tabletop. Bear in mind, there’s no reason you can’t look to pick and choose rules from different games and try something in that regard.
You can get your hands on a Massive Bundle of Dark Age goodies thanks to Warlord Games too.
This nets you your Vikings, Saxons, a bunch of Dark Age Cavalry which could be used for either force and of course the rulebook as well. The perfect way to start might be to get just one of these forces however and work up through skirmish games towards the mass battle conflicts.
Here we have Vikings…
…and the Saxons. I really like that each set comes with the plastic models, heroes and the collection of transfers too.
Are you tempted by the bundles and the Shield Wall rules which draw on Hail Caesar as a basis?
Let us know below…
"The army lists are included for Limitanei, early and late Saxons, Romano-British, Welsh-Cymru, Irish, Picts, Gaels, Vikings and Irish-Norse..."