“Hail, Agrippa!” is an article in Issue 66 of the “Wargames Soldiers & Strategy” magazine with rules for using the “Hail Caesar” rules for ancient naval battles. A solo trial game using these rules with 1/1200 miniatures is described in the photos below. The article suggests a standard base size of 12 cm wide by 4 cm deep. The ships in this game are mounted on 4 cm square bases (4 cm wide by 5 cm deep for larger ships). Four ships were used for each unit, giving a base 16 cm wide by 4 or 5 cm deep.
The rules generally worked well, but some adjustment of distances should be considered to deal with these issues:
- The 12 inch proximity distance seems long considering the movement rates are reduced from 6-12 inches in Hail Caesar to 2.5-4 inches in Hail Agrippa.
- With the suggested based depth of 4 cm, the movement of a unit through another friendly unit requires a move of at least 8 cm. This is more than one move for ships larger than trieres.