New: Rome’s Dacian Wars!

Released this week Dacian Nobles and Dacian Falxmen both of these fabulous box sets contain an amazing 42 figures!!

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To the sound of rasping carynx horns and wild cries, the elite infantry of the Dacian army would surge forward against their invading Roman foe, intimidating them with their wild barbarian appearance and fierce countenance.

Marking them out as warriors of a higher rank or caste, Dacian noblemen wore felt Phrygian caps. Being of higher social status, Nobles would be better equipped than their countrymen, with chainmail, helmets and more ornate weaponry being the norm.

These tough warriors were eager to close with their hated enemy and punish them for trespassing into their homeland.

This box of Dacian nobles is the hitting power your Dacian army needs to drive out the Romans once and for all!

42 multi-pose hard plastic and metal Dacian noblemen armed with hand weapons and shield. Full-colour waterslide shield design decals included!

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There were few ancient peoples who were able to challenge the might of Rome, but the fierce Dacians, hailing from what is largely modern Romania, were one of the exceptions. Fighting two mighty wars with Rome, the Dacians gave the Legions a bloody nose they would not forget!

Fighting principally as infantry, the Dacians allied themselves with the highly skilled horsemen, and women, of Sarmatia, making a balanced and very powerful enemy force to fight, as the Romans found out to their cost.

The most terrifying and effective Dacian troops were those armed with the lethal falx – a wicked looking double-handed war scythe that could shatter a shield and carve off a limb with a single blow. So fearsome was this weapon, the Romans developed additional armour to protect arms, legs and heads from it’s devastating impact.

Sound the carnyx and raise the standard high, the Dacians are going to war!

42 multi-pose hard plastic and metal Dacian warriors armed with falx, hand weapons and shield. Full-colour waterslide shield design decals included!

To accompany these two fabulous box sets is the first campaign supplement for our Hail Caesar rules set Rome’s Dacian Wars which is now also on general release and available in our webstore!

This brand new book Rome’s Dacian Wars is the first in a series of planned supplements looking at specific campaigns during the timescale covered by our Hail Caesar rules – 3000 BC to around 1100 AD.

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Fighting Trajan’s invasion of Dacia with model soldiers

At the end of the first century AD, the Roman Empire was the greatest military power the world had ever seen. All of Western Europe south of the Rhine and the Danube, southern Britain, North Africa, Egypt, the Balkans and most of the Levant was under its control. The mighty Roman army and its legions had rarely known defeat in living memory – and never for very long.

One upstart state and its wily, aggressive leader refused to bend the knee. For almost twenty years, and against all odds, King Decebalus of Dacia defied Rome from his fortress capital deep within the Carpathian Mountains. Composed of thousands of savage tribesmen, heavily armoured Sarmatian lancers and even captured Roman weapons, Dacia’s armies proved to be powerful enough to keep the legions at bay. All this was to change with the ascension of the soldier-emperor Trajan, leading to one of antiquity’s greatest conflicts – the Dacian Wars.

This 64-page supplement for Hail Caesar focuses on Rome’s wars under Trajan against the Dacians and their Sarmatian allies. Featured battles include the Battle of Adamclisi, the Battle of Tapae and the Siege of Sarmizegetusa Regia.

Also included are rules for playing skirmish games, fighting sieges and using warships, as well as campaign and hobby ideas.

A copy of the Hail Caesar rulebook is required to use this supplement.