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Hail Caesar – Medieval AAR

February 11, 2017

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Hail Caesar game. The fictitious encounter was set after the battle of Grunwald (or Tannenberg) in 1410. Surviving Teutonic Order forces are attempting to escape to the west. Polish–Lithuanian Union forces block the retreat while others arrive in the rear. 

After about four hours of play the casualties were about even but very heavy. The remaining Order units seemed to have no chance of getting safely to the west.

Hail Agrippa Rules Trial – 1/1200 Ancient Naval

June 9, 2013

“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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Medieval Hail Caesar AAR

March 23, 2013

Saturday the local HMGS-South group played a game of Hail Caesar at the Dogs of War shop.

The fictitious Battle of Schwetz, June 1309, takes place in what is now northern Poland and is between the Teutonic Order and the forces of the Polish King Władysław I. Following the ‘takeover’ of Danzig, the Teutonic Order is on the march to take the nearby city of Schwetz. The Teutonic Order is intercepted by Polish forces outside the city.