We played a Hail Caesar game tonight, using my Early Imperial Romans, and some of Dr Simon's Germans. It was a battle between revolting Batavian auxiliaries led by Civilis, and loyal auxiliaries and legionaries. I won't cover it in much depth, because it was a trial run and we plan to run it again next week, after which I'll do a write up. Pic's courtesy of Dr Simon's camera phone.
Above; concerned legionaries watch the advance of therevolting Germans, from the relatve safety of their watchtower (one of Paul Darnell's).
Some of Dr Simon's freshly rebased Germans.
A veritable phalanx of auxiliaries advance towards a single line of auxiliaries. The support rules are very important, and supported units had a big edge, winning almost all the combats. We debated removing the extra dice for supporting units, in favour of a bonus on the dice roll for units losing combats. May try that next week...
Above, a whole phalanx of German bodybuilders, hits the thin red line. A unit led by the war leader broke through the central legionary cohort, and disordered their second line.
Finally, below, a somewhat blown alae of Praetorian cavalry charged a Batavian Cohort in the rear, but the stalwart Dutchmen still managed to drive them off!
It was an entertaining, friendly game; HC worked out well. I think the rules will work well for my projected campaign.