Caesar's Gallic Wars - Hail Caesar supplement
Gaius Julius Caesar used the Helvetii tribe’s migration as casus belli (cause for war), initiating almost a decade worth of campaigning in Transalpine Gaul and beyond. Fortunately, Caesar recorded all his exploits – casting himself as hero – in his book, Commentarii de Bello Gallico (Commentaries on the Gallic Wars). This supplement follows the year-by-year narrative of Caesar’s campaign, presenting Hail Caesar scenarios for each of the major encounters and battles.
Will you follow in the footsteps of Caesar and subjugate the Gallic tribes under the heel of Rome, or will you gather the tribes and rebel against the hated Roman oppressors?
Caesar’s Gallic Wars includes a detailed history of the campaign, featuring 44 scenarios, and army lists for Caesar’s Roman Legions and the Helvetii, Belgae, Gaul, Germani and Briton tribes they fought.
When purchasing directly from Warlord Games, you’ll get a free special miniature, 'Defend the Eagle!'. This finely detailed miniature depicts the famous instance when a Roman aquilifer from the Tenth Legion took matters into own hands as his comrades faltered in leaving their boats to land on the shores of Britain in the face of strong British opposition. He is reported to have shouted “Leap down, soldiers, unless you wish to betray your eagle to the enemy; it shall be told that I at any rate did my duty to my country and my general", and duly leapt overboard, wading towards the enemy with his Eagle standard in hand. Not wishing to be disgraced by losing their priceless Eagle standard, his comrades followed his example and jumped from their ships to close with the enemy.
A copy of the Hail Caesar rulebook is needed to use this supplement.