Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hail Caesar & 28mm at Camp Cromwell

After some 15mm trials, Hail Caesar looks like becoming the Ancient Rules of choice at Camp Cromwell.  While the old 15mms work fine for Hail Caesar, and we intend to continue using them, 28mm is the flavour of the month/decade and it is the scale that new wargamers are building.  28mm figures are arguably easier and more satisfying to paint than 15's, are cheap and readily obtainable from Area 52.  And there is no doubt that 28mm battles look great.  So some of the group have, or are working on, 28mm ancients, though as yet none of us have enough to make up a whole army.

Hail Caesar is ideal for group play with each player commanding a division or two of his own figures. So if enough of us chip in and paint a division or two we will soon be able to fight reasonably sized battles in 28mm without anyone having to make a huge investment in time or treasure.   Jim will be back from Gaul in mid August which gives us a nice time frame for those interested to paint up their division (or more if they like) ready for kick-off in late August.  The era we are working on is from the Punic Wars to the conquest of Britain (which is the era covered by the plastics stocked at A52).   So far we have Steve Page working on Romans & Numidians, Steve Jendrich on Romans, Munt on Hoplites (close enough to Carthaginian spearmen) and Jim is recruiting Gauls in Gaul.

If you want to join in, either painting up new 28's or using some you already have please let us know.  The more people we have involved the better.

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