Monday, August 6, 2012

Hail (Finally Another) Caesar Game

I got together with my gaming friend, Greg, for a Hail Caesar game this last weekend, and our mutual gaming bud Thomas looked on and helped us look up rules.  It's been a while since I've been able to get in any kind of game at all, and since last January for a Hail Caesar one. We were a bit fuzzy with the rules, having to spend a bunch of time looking things up, but still, we got a 400 point per side battle concluded in a little over three hours.

Greg brought a Macedonian Successor army, and I brought a Late Imperial Roman one with one of the three divisions composed of allied Gothic warbands.  It was a pretty bloody affair, with fortune shifting back and forth, but I finally got the win when 2 of Greg's 3 divisions suddenly broke on a turn where if two of my shattered units broke, my army would have abandoned the field instead. We played the game in a good nature, trying to experiment with what kinds of things work or don't, and we probably got a lot of rules wrong, but all in all we had a great time. It was good to get out of the house and throw some lead down on the table again. Greg was a great sport too, taking it in stride when all day it looked that he was Fortune's favorite, when suddenly and catastrophically, that fickle goddess turned her face from him.

I be looking forward to having another game soon with these very excellent and fun to play rules.