I employeed the help of long-time gaming opponent Dave Luff (along with his rather nicely painted collection of 6mm Romans and Celts) to try out the rules and get some first impressions.
I must admit, was very pleasently surprised by the result. I’ve always liked Warmaster: Ancients – or at least many of the mechanics – and Hail Caesar seems to take the best part of those rules and repackage them into a form that is really pleasing to both read and play.
Whilst not designed for 6mm scale with the element sizes that we used, the game worked well with them, which shows that it is versatile.
On the downside, the book does not have an index and is a nightmare to navigate to find rules – especially in the heat of battle.
But, looking forward to our next game.