Tagged: Hail Caesar

New: Late Bronze Age command

This foot command can be used for the armies of Middle Kingdom Assyria, Kassite Babylonia, Mitanni, the Syrian and Canaanite City-States and Middle period Elam. Includes 2 Commanders, a Standard…

New: More from Cutting Edge

This week we have more from the Cutting Edge Miniatures Bronze Age range. Following on from thosewe released for the New Kingdom Egyptian and Hittite armies recently, you can use…

New: More Egyptians & Libyans

This week sees the further release of reinforcements for the mighty armies of the Egyptian Pharaohs. Egyptian Archers of the early New Kingdom, including the native Egyptian 17th Dynasty and…

History: New Kingdom Egyptians

When wargamers picture the armies of ancient Egypt it is usually the forces of the pharaohs of the New Kingdom that we have in mind. The New Kingdom refers to…

New: New Kingdom Egyptians!

This week sees the release of the New Kingdom Egyptians, we have three metal boxed sets comprising of chariots, spearmen and archers, the key elements you need to build an…

New: Hittites!

New this week are three further releases for the armies of the Hittites – Hittite command, Hittite spearmen and Hittite or Anatolian spearmen. This all-new command set includes two commanders,…

History: The Battle of Kadesh part 5

In this series of articles, Bronze Age expert Nigel Stillman discusses the Battle of Kadesh and the period of war and battle between the Hittites and Egyptians that led to…

New: Republican Roman Legionaries

New in from Agema we have these plastic Republican Roman Legionaries. These models are suitable for the Punic wars – an earlier era than our own plastic Caesarian and Imperial…

Showcase: Pullo and Vorenus, Heroes of Rome

Adding more leadership to your Caesarian Roman army are these two new character models! Pullo and Vorenus are two names that many of you will be familiar with from the…

History: The Battle of Kadesh part 4

In this series of articles, Bronze Age expert Nigel Stillman discusses the Battle of Kadesh and the period of war and battle between the Hittites and Egyptians that led to…

New: Early Highlander Axemen and Javelinmen

Our first release for the Bronze Age Zagros, Taurus & Anatolian Highlanders are the Early Highlander Axemen and Javelinmen: View in Store These models can represent the Lullubians, the Gutians, Turukkeans and…

History: Highland Tribes of the Zagros Mountains – Gutians and Lullubi

As is so often the case with the enemies of the Akkadians what we know of the fierce hill tribes of the Zagros and Taurus mountains is what the Akkadians…

New: Plastic Barn and Stable

Released today are the two latest plastic buildings from the Tabletop Workshop range. The Barn and the Stable are smaller buildings and are based around the existing Cottage design. They…

History: The Battle of Kadesh part 3

In this series of articles, Bronze Age expert Nigel Stillman discusses the Battle of Kadesh and the period of war and battle between the Hittites and Egyptians that led to…

New: Hittite or Anatolian light chariots

Hittite armies receive reinforcements this week with these three light 2-man chariots, perfect to support the heavier 3-man chariots we launched last week. These sets continue our focus on the Battle…

History: Early Desert Nomads

The fertile lands of Mesopotamia, the coastal Levant, and Egypt were surrounded and partly separated by arid semi-desert or dry steppe regions. These included the Syrian Desert and the northern…

History: The Battle of Kadesh part 2

In this series of articles, Bronze Age expert Nigel Stillman discusses the Battle of Kadesh and the period of war and battle between the Hittites and Egyptians that led to…

New: Hittite Chariots, Spearmen, Archers & Javelinmen

Out today are the first releases for the Hittites in our Bronze Age range from Cutting Edge Miniatures – the Hittite Chariot Squadron, Hittite Spearmen and Hittite Levy Archers. We…

History: The Hittites

The early origins of the Hittites are not entirely certain, but it is likely the people we call Hittites arrived in Anatolia about 2000BC and came from Europe as part…

New: Roman Numeral Dice for Hail Caesar

Bring an authentic Roman touch to your Hail Caesar battles with these Roman Numeral Dice – they’re bound to be much luckier than plain old D6s as the Roman gods…

History: The Battle of Kadesh part 1

In this series of articles, Bronze Age expert Nigel Stillman discusses the Battle of Kadesh and the period of war and battle between the Hittites and Egyptians that led to…

New: Roman Army Deals

To help you deal with those rampaging Germanic tribesmen from the new Germania Hail Caesar supplement, we’ve assembled even more Roman army deals. First, the Imperial Roman Century - the ideal…

New: Germania, Hail Caesar supplement

Available now is our latest Hail Caesar supplement – Germania. This 56-page sourcebook, written by Neil Smith, chronicles the devastating blow suffered by the Romans in the Teutoberger Wald at…

New: Roman & Germanic Army Deals

With the arrival of the new Germania Hail Caesar supplement, we’ve put together some deals to help you assemble the forces for the two opposing armies. Firstly the Imperial Roman…

History: Battle of the Teutoburger Wald

In 9AD Publius Quinctilius Varus was the Roman governor appointed to hold sway over the tribes of Germania. This greedy individual had been busy levying excessive taxes in order to…

New: Sea Peoples Chariots

The first models for the Sea Peoples range are these great chariots, ready to ride down the forces of the old kingdoms. View in Store These warriors have reed or…

History: Sea Peoples

The Late Bronze Age is the age of chariot warfare and of the great warrior pharaohs. When film and TV conjure images of ancient Egypt they inevitably draw upon the…

Pictures: Germania exclusive miniature

Available now to pre-order is our latest Hail Caesar supplement – Germania. As with all of Warlord’s rulebooks and supplements, Germania comes with an exclusive miniature free when you buy the…

New: Bronze Age Platform Cart and City-State Spearmen

Our latest releases from Cutting Edge Miniatures are the first exclusive models for the Neo-Sumerian and Successor States. 2 wheel Platform Carts were still being used at the very beginning of…

History: Neo-Sumerians and Successors

Following the collapse of the Akkadian Empire about 2100BC there was a period of disorder during which the country was ruled or at least dominated by the Gutians. No-one knows…

History: Sumerian & Akkadian Warfare Part 4 – Battles

Ancients wargaming expert Nigel Stillman provides a detailed account of Early Bronze age warfare. Part 4 completes Nigel’s article with a look at how battles were actually fought. HOW TO…

New: Mud-Brick House plastic kit

This delightful plastic kit from Renedra provides authentic detail for your battlefield. It’s just the thing for Hail Caesar Bronze Age battles, and also works well for the Mahdist Revolt…

New: Bronze Age Highlanders

Our latest Bronze Age models from Cutting Edge Miniatures are ideal for use in your Early Elamite army. Early Highlander Archers represent Zagros, Taurus and Anatolian Highlanders of the Early Bronze…

History: The Early Elamites

The land of Elam, or Elamais to the Greeks, lay in the highlands to the immediate east of Sumeria and the adjoining region along the coast of the Persian Gulf….

New: Bronze Age Proto-Chariot and Command

More additions to our growing Early/Middle Bronze Age range from Cutting Edge Miniatures – a 2-horse Proto-chariot and Early/Middle Bronze Age Command. The earliest representations of chariots can be found on…

History: Sumerian & Akkadian Warfare Part 2 – Army Organisation

Last week Ancients wargaming expert Nigel Stillman provided a detailed account of Early Bronze age warfare and focused on military development in the region. Here, in part 2, Nigel explains…

New: Bronze Age Battlewagon and Platform Cart

Add some hitting power to your Early Bronze Age army with a Battlewagon and a Platform Cart, each drawn by 4 Equids (Asses or Donkey-Onager hybrids). These models can be used…

History: Sumerian & Akkadian Warfare Part 1 – Military Development

A renowned Ancients wargaming expert, archeologist and author, Nigel Stillman is a well respected name in our hobby and we’re delighted to have Nigel writing for us. Here Nigel provides…

New: Bronze Age Medium Retainer Infantry and Archers

New recruits for your growing Bronze Age Amorite forces – Medium Retainer Infantry and Medium Archers. These are the regular infantry or shock troops of the Amorite City-States, such as…

New: Bronze Age 2-Horse Chariots

Three new chariots are released for the Cutting edge Miniatures Bronze Age range – these early two-horse chariots are ideal to use in Amorite Kingdom armies amongst others. The earliest…

New: Imperial Roman Plastic Scorpion

  Our plastic Imperial Roman Scorpion catapult is now available singly. Each Roman Century would be provided with a Scorpion Catapult to accompany them on the battlefield. With a rate…

New: More Bronze Age Levy Troops

More reinforcements for Sumerian, Akkadian and Amorite armies – Levy Archers and Levy Javelinmen. These archers are suitable for use in both regular city-state (as levy skirmishers), and irregular Nomadic…

New: Bronze Age Early Levy Troops

More reinforcements for Sumerian armies are out today – Early Levy Archers, Slingers and Javelinmen. View in Store Settled or Nomadic Skirmisher Archers of the City-States of early Sumer and…

New: Amorite Levy Infantry

Out today are more miniatures for use in the armies of the Akkadians, Amorite Kingdoms and Sumerians, amongst others. These latest Early and Middle Bronze Age releases are just a…

History: The Amorite Kingdoms

No one is exactly sure whether the Amorites were native to the whole region west of Mesopotamia, or more specifically the part that corresponds to northern Syria west of the…

Painting: Using Army Painter Quick Shade

Get your army finished quickly and get more time for gaming! The “dipping” technique has been around for years; people experimenting with all sorts of chemicals carried home from B&Q. Quick Shade…

New: Multi-Period Plastic Buildings

Out today we have four new plastic building kits from Tabletop Workshop and at a great price! These great kits are fully detailed inside and out and they actually clip…

New: Bronze Age Levy Troops

More troops for your growing Bronze Age forces, straight from Cutting Edge Miniatures – Levy Javelinmen and Levy Archers. View in Store These un-shielded Javelinmen can be used in both…

New: Bronze Age Early City-State Spearmen

The latest releases for our Early/Middle Bronze Age range from Cutting Edge Miniatures are three sets of City-State Spearmen. View in Store These are the earliest known City-State Spearmen, from…

New: Bronze Age Paint Set

We at Warlord have put our heads together and sorted out the colours that we use to paint models, saving you the time looking through paint codes and giving you…

Painting: Roman Legionary Step-by-Step

In this step-by-step guide we take a look at how we painted a single Roman Legionary using quick techniques and a simple colour scheme to get your troops into battle in…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 1: Intro

By Dr Phil Hendry There has been a fair amount of interest shown in ‘The Dip’, as The Army Painter’s Quickshade system is more commonly known. Reactions to ‘The Dip’…

Showcase: Dacians and Sarmatians

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….

New: Sumerian Battlewagon and Platform Cart

Add some hitting power to your Early Bronze Age Sumerian army with a Battlewagon and a Platform Cart, each drawn by 4 Equids (Donkeys or Donkey-Onager hybrids). These models can…

New: Bronze Age Later Household Axemen and Archers

Out today are two new sets for Akkadian Early Bronze Age armies – Later Household Axemen and Archers. Check out our growing Early and Middle Bronze Age range. View in Store Later…

New: Bronze Age Levy Slingers, Early Household Axemen & Archers

This week we have more new miniatures from the Cutting Edge Bronze Age range. Following on from the miniatures we released for the Sumerian and Akkadian armies last week, the next…

New Year – why not try a new rules system… at a discount!

While Bolt Action is our best-selling game, we have some other cracking rule systems too!! View Deal in Webstore We have decided for the rest of January 2014, that is…

New: Early/Middle Bronze Age Spearmen & Command

We’re delighted to be able to release the first of many Bronze Age packs from our partnership with Cutting Edge Miniatures. The first two armies we are releasing back into…

History: Bronze Age Sumerians and Akkadians

Sumerians and the World’s First Empires There is good reason to believe that organised warfare has its origins in the land of Mesopotamia amongst the city-states of Sumer that flourished…

The Testudo is back!

After a while out of the frontline whilst we made adjustment to the master model, our ever-popular Imperial Roman Testudo model is once again available. The Roman Testudo (tortoise) formation…

Gallery: Celtic Javelinmen, Cart & Civilians

Here are more of Warlord painter LuiFe Garcia’s creations as he’s put brush to one of our first ranges – the Celts! Check out the amazing scenic base with an…

Gallery: Casualty Models for Hail Caesar and Pike & Shotte

Use these characterful miniatures to add variety and realism to your units, or perhaps use them as markers to indicate ongoing casualties or Morale penalties during your games. A wounded…

Gallery: Ancient Celtic Female Warriors & Warhound Packmaster

This week the talented Luis Garcia has been turning his hand to Ancient Celts – check out the fantastic patterning on the cloth…

Showcase: Imperial Roman Camel Riders

What ever next? Three wise men? No – some Auxiliary Camel cavalry to patrol the vast reaches of the Roman Empire. Dromedarii were camel riding auxiliary forces recruited in the eastern,…

Saxons: Step-by-Step Painting Guide

Jonas from Army Painter brings us another expert step-by-step guide Over the last 5 years hard plastic sets have become the norm in historical Wargames – spearheaded by Warlord Games and…

New: Thracians with Romphaia

Send your Thracians into battle to hack apart the enemy of Macedonia with their lethal romphaia blades. buy now in store Thrace was one of Macedonia’s traditional enemies, sitting as…

Spotlight: Caesarian Romans

We are now have our Caesarian Romans available as single sprues – perfect for those who want to add to the size of their units or make conversions for their army…

Spotlight: Battle-Ready Terrain Pieces

Too busy painting your army to spend time painting terrain? Well take a look at a few of our ready-painted scenery models. The Ravelins are now back in stock after…

The Defence of Britain

With the fearsome Queen Boadicea leading your army, here are some of the awesome models you can use to battle against the Roman invasion of Britain: The Britannia supplement for…

New: Parthians for Hail Caesar

Released today are these fantastic Parthian Horse Archers, skirmishing archers who can literally run rings around the enemy! One of the many enemies of the Roman empire, the Parthians were…

For King & Country and Conquest of Gaul

What better way to get started with a new game, than with one of our starter sets. Packed with hordes of models, as well as a full rulebook, these sets…

Carvel’s Roman Marines

It’s been four months since Salute and we were wondering what our customers had made of the promotional free Caesarian Roman sprue we distributed to customers on the day. We…

Back in stock – Hail Caesar transfers from Little Big Men Studios

Our Hail Caesar shield transfers, designed by Little Big Men Studios, are back in stock, ready to protect your Romans, Greeks, Macedonians, Dacians and Celts from their enemies. Here are…

Romans are back!

The Roman Legionaries box, Legionaries and Scorpion box and Roman starter box are back in stock after a brief hiatus, allowing you to once more crush the unwashed barbarian tribes…

New: Britannia Hail Caesar supplement

Released today our new Hail Caesar supplement – Britannia! Written by John Lambshead, this full-colour 64 page book covers the Roman Empire’s invasions of Britain – woad betide any unwary…

New: Republican Roman Velites plastic box set

During the second Punic War, the Roman army identified a need for more effective light infantry – infantry that could not only engage the enemy at range with javelins, but…

Limited Edition: Carnifex Gladiator

To celebrate the inaugural Warlord Games Day we asked Wojtek to sculpt us a special edition miniature. A gladiator was the unanimous feeling and so our diminutive putty pusher has…

Rick’s Roman casualty marker

Author of many leading game systems, including our own Hail Caesar and Black Powder, Rick Priestley is clearly someone to listen to – especially if that conversation involves chickens, tea…

Spotlight: Ancient Britons & Imperial Romans

With the imminent release of the next Hail Caesar supplement – Britannia – it gives us a fantastic opportunity to showcase our excellent Ancient Briton and Imperial Roman ranges. You’ll…

New: Dark Age Warriors special offer!

This deal consists of three Dark Age Warriors boxed sets giving you enough parts to assemble 120 finely-detailed Dark Age Warriors while saving you some money at the same time!…

New: Pullo and Vorenus, Heroes of Rome

Adding more leadership  to your Caesarian Roman army are these two new character models! Pullo and Vorenus are two names that many of you will be familiar with from the…

New: Roman Caesarian Casualties

Our Caesarian Roman range receives new models this week in the form of these grisly casualty models! Ideal for use as casualty markers for games of Hail Caesar, they are…

New: Plastic Dark Age Warriors

Now on general release, these Dark Age Warriors may be used to represent almost any unarmoured European warrior from the Late Antiquity to the Early Medieval period. buy now in…

Gallery: Sarmatians!

These fabulous pictures, sent to us from Bennett Blalock-Doane, capture Sarmatian Cataphracts thundering in to battle on their armoured steeds. These horsemen can provide excellent shock cavalry for your Dacian…

Gallery: Caesarian Romans by Andreas Zeck!

Known as Suetonius Paullinus on our forums, Andreas Zeck posted there his recently completed plastic Caesarian Romans. We loved them so much, especially the conversions, we wanted to make sure…

New: Mounted Celt Command

It’s not all Bolt Action or World War II here, you know – we are committed to supporting our existing Hail Caesar, Pike & Shotte and Black Powder systems and…

New: Alexander the Great & Philip II of Macedon

New this week for Hail Caesar are two of history’s leviathans –  Alexander the Great and his father, Philip II of Macedon. Alexander the Great son of Philip II of…

New: Rome’s Dacian Wars!

Released this week Dacian Nobles and Dacian Falxmen both of these fabulous box sets contain an amazing 42 figures!! order now in store To the sound of rasping carynx horns…

New: Caesarian Roman Command & Scorpion!

Available this week in our webstore are the first two support packs to accompany our new plastic Caesarian Romans… The first is this all metal command group ideal for providing…

Hail Caesar – Casualties

Rick Priestley, author of our forthcoming Ancients rules: Hail Caesar, brings us another communique explaining the game further. Read on… Rick: Today we have a relatively short piece on the…

New: Plastic Caesarian Romans Released!

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears… Our Caesarian/Republican Romans are now ready to march on to the battlefield and subjugate the enemies of Rome! buy now in store buy…

New: Caesarian Roman shield transfers

To support the release of our new Caesar’s Legions plastic Romans, Stephen Hales at Little Big Men Studios has worked his usual magic and provided us with TEN new sets…

Spotlight: Macedonian Phalangites & Royal Guard

One of the finest sights in wargaming are the serried ranks of pike that fill Macedonian armies (and those of several other armies in the period). Our amazing plastic phalangites…

Hail Caesar – the Combat System

Another missive from Hail Caesar author, Rick Priestley – this time Rick gives us an insight into the combat system… Rick: This time round I’m going to talk about the…

New: The Forces of Germania

To accompany the release of our new Tribsemen of Germania box set we have prepared the following supporting cast, enabling you to assemble a ferocious army from the word go….

Spotlight: Roman Travelling Coach

Painted by Andrés Amián Fernández the Roman Travelling Coach makes a fabulous center piece for games of Hail Caesar or just a great modelling and painting project, it can be…

Foreign Language Warlord Games rulebooks 

Our award-winning english language rulebooks for Hail Caesar, Pike & Shotte, Black Powder and Bolt Action have sold very well worldwide and now we are looking to spread the word…

New: Join the Society of Ancients on our webstore!

In conjunction with the Society of Ancients we are very pleased to be able to bring you a subscription to the Society with all the benefits it brings along with…

Hail Caesar – Base Sizes

Since we announced our forthcoming set of Ancients rules written by none other than Rick Priestley we’ve been inundated with excited gamers asked all manner of questions. Happily we’ve managed…

Hail Caesar – A tale of IV gamers

Our forthcoming rulebook for Ancients, Hail Caesar, is taking Warlord HQ by storm. As such some of our brave lads have starting down the road of getting armies together and…

New: Kushite army deal!

We’ve recently had our Kushite range repainted and to celebrate we’ve put together a great value army deal… The most striking feature of the Kushites is their vermilion and white…

Gallery – Hail Caesar

We’ve received several new paintjobs for our Hail Caesar Ancients ranges – have a good look at them below. Of course, these are but a tiny portion of our many…

Preview: Plastic Caesarian Romans

Our next plastic set for our Hail Caesar Ancients range will be more Romans – this time Caesarian/Republican! Here are a few preview snaps of the 3-ups from before we…

New: Celt Fanatic command!

It’s been a little while since our Celtic range received reinforcements but that wait is now over! Taking charge of our Naked Celt Fanatics is this imposing trio – add…

New: The Hail Caesar Collection!

Back by popular demand this offer contains not only the glorious Hail Caesar rulebook but both army lists books too! It’ll make a fantastic Christmas present  for, er, yourself! buy…

Roman Veterans by Phil Hendry

by Dr. Phil Hendry (with assistance from Rick Priestley) This article is designed to help wargamers make good use of the ‘Imperial Roman Veterans’ set from Warlord Games. It goes…

Gallery: The Art of War

Although Bolt Action has dominated our releases recently (as you’d expect for a new game!) we certainly haven’t forgotten our other game systems. We have plastics and metals on the…

Hail Caesar Army Lists supplement back in stock

Our first print run of this Hail Caesar supplement sold through fast so it’s now been reprinted. Grab yourself a copy here. buy now in store For this print run…

Painting Spartans by Paul Cubbin

Top painter Paul Cubbin shows how he got on with our plastic Spartan miniatures – in his own inimitable style. Plenty of hints and tips here! This painting guide was…

Historical Accuracy in Wargaming

One Man’s Ox-Goad is Another Man’s Ink-Pen Dr Phil Hendry ponders historical accuracy and whether it’s as clear as some might think… This article is intended to reassure those who…

Hobby: Phil Hendry’s Celtic Chariot

It’s been a long while since we had anything new from Dr Phil Hendry. You’ll recall Phil being an evangelist for Army Painter Dip and having built up sizeable, beautifully…

Roman Auxiliaries – not second rate troops

This article, by Dr Phil Hendry, aims to dispel the myth that the Roman war machine was all about the much-lauded Legionary and that Auxiliary units were bit part players….

New: Roman Travelling Coach!

Roman fans are in for a real treat this week as we release this beautiful resin and metal Roman Travelling Coach. buy now in store This two-horse coach is the…

New: Imperial Roman Army Deals!

With our plastic Roman Auxiliaries available again we’ve been able to bring back several of our popular Imperial Roman Army Deals and special offers. See how you can save a…

New: Babylonian King’s Chariot and Archers!

A suitably regal centrepiece for your Babylonian army, this four horse chariot carried the Babylonian king, and his retainers, into battle. buy now in store buy now in store Archers…

Plastic Roman Auxiliaries are back!

Following one or two production issues our ever-popular plastic Roman Auxiliaries are back in stock! We know you’ve been waiting patiently to get your hands on them so without further…

New: Persian King’s Chariot!

It’s good to be King. Largely because you aren’t saddle sore or worn out from all that running around the battlefield. No, a King should be driven around and this…

New: Plastic Theban armoured Hoplites!

buy now in store Fresh in from Victrix are these new plastic Theban hoplites. Good for games set in the to 3rd Century BC, you can get your hands on…

Preview: Roman Travelling Coach

We showed the basic coach off at Salute earlier this year. Since then Wojtek has been hard at work finishing the project – see the forthcoming model here… As you…

New: More unarmoured hoplites!

This week we have more unarmoured hoplites to add to your Greek army. buy now in store The majority of hoplite’s in a Greek army of this time would have…

New: Chaldean or Aramean archers skirmishing!

buy now in store The Aramaeans and Chaldeans inhabited the marshlands of southern Babylonia and were formed into numerous tribes. The Chaldeans were said to be more organised than the…

New: Persian Light Cavalry!

More Persian Light Cavalry? Well, kind of – we had to remake the moulds for these former Immortal Miniatures models so took the opportunity to enhance them. You can see…

New: Neo-Hittites!

As we start to come to the end of the re-release of the miniatures from our acquisition of Immortal Miniatures, we’re now brining you unreleased models such as these Neo-Hittites….

New: Hail Caesar Collection!

With this special offer you can save cash when buying the Hail Caesar rulebook and both army list supplements! Hail Caesar is written by the hugely talented Rick Priestley who…

New: Hail Caesar – Conquest of Gaul starter set!

This week sees an exciting development  as we launch our first starter set for the Warlord Games systems. Hail Caesar – Conquest of Gaul gives you the rules and two…

New: Aramean or Chaldean command!

Leading your Chaldean or Aramean troop, this new command pack will knock some shape into your unruly spearmen and archers! The Aramaeans and Chadeans inhabited the marshlands of southern Babylonia…

New: Army deals – it’s not all Greek to us!

With our lovely new webstore up and running we’re now turning our attention to bringing you loads of great deals and offers. First up are a few for our Ancients…

Hobby: Swing low, sweet chariot…

One of our ardent forum-dwellers, ‘Mikeland’ has put plenty of effort into a converted Celt Chariot and with great results! As you can see he’s mixed models from several packs…

New: Harald Steptoesson, Viking Raider!

Viking raider! Depicting the Viking gracing the cover of our Hail Caesar Army Lists book, this superbly sculpted Viking was named following a competition suggest his title. He is now…

Assyria and Babylon – Empires Entwined

Vince Rospond takes a look at the Assyrian and Babylonian background and armies. Take it away, Vince… ASSYRIA AND BABYLON 2500 BC TO 535 BC The History in a nutshell…

New: Assyrian Qurubuti Spearmen!

Our sizeable Assyrian range is swelled further this week with the addition of Qurubuti Spearmen – how big are those shields! The Assyrian king would maintain a brigade of his…

New: More Macedonian Command!

Steve Saleh has sculpted us a new command group for our Macedonian range, giving you more variety in your phalangite regiments. This new command group adds to the current command…

New: Aramean light infantry!

Fresh troops for the Babylonian forces this week with the addition of these splendid Aramean light infantry… There were more than 40 Aramaean tribes throughout Mesopotamia, especially around south western…

New: Assyrian King’s chariot!

When we released the recent Assyrian chariots the first thing we were asked form was a Royal carriage to lead the army. Good job we’ve got one for you then!…

New: Assyrian Kasir Sharruti spearmen!

More troops for the Assyrian army this week – first up are these lovely Kisir Sharruti spearmen… The Kisir Sharruti were the King’s standing army. They would have been well…

Name that Viking!

Our latest supplement for Hail Caesar is about to be released – an army lists book covering the periods of Late Antiquity through to Early Medieval. To celebrate the launch…

New: Kushite King, Chieftains and archers!

The Kushites are an ancient group of people, living on the fringes of the known world in modern day Sudan. The Greek name Aithiopians, does not relate them to the…

Building a Mesopotamian Watchtower

by Steve May In this article I will talk you through how to make a mud brick watch tower. These could be found throughout Mesopotamia in strategic locations to give…

Hurrah for Huzzah!

Comprising historical (mostly!) wargamers from all across New England, and meeting regularly at the Hobby Bunker in Malden Massachusetts.The Boston Trained Bands wargaming group hosted several games of Black Powder…

Warlord Games Tournaments!

The first tournaments of our Hail Caesar, Pike & Shotte and Bolt Action rulesets will be in full swing at the Wartorn wargames show in Scarborough on Saturday 30th and…

New: Macedonian Royal Guard!

Here is the latest addition to our new Macedonian range – the Royal Guard! Silver Shields, White Shields and Brazen Shields – all elite hypaspist regiments that can be represented on…

New: Macedonian Command!

Are your Phalangites an unruly bunch? Thrash them into shape with this splendid new command pack! These new metal miniatures, sculpted by ace designer Steve Saleh, is just the job…

New: Assyrian Chariot!

Thundering onto the battlefield is this splendid Assyrian chariot – woe betide anyone getting in the way of this machinery of destruction! Four horses, four crew and one devastating charge…

New: Aramean or Chaldean light infantry!

The Aramaeans and Chaldeans inhabited the marshlands of southern Babylonia and were formed into numerous tribes. The Chaldeans were said to be more organised than the Aramaeans. By the time…

Preview: Parthians

A new adversary for our Imperial Romans has ridden into view – the Parthians! The latest addition to our Hail Caesar range brings these famed horsemen to the tabletop and…

New: Assyrian Qurubuti cavalry with spears!

The Assyrians receive more cavalry this week – spear-armed Qurubuti horsemen to go with last week’s Qurubuti Horse Archers release! The  Qurubuti were the personal bodyguard of the king, or…

New: Greek Musicians!

When we purchased Immortal Miniatures late last year there were a handful of unreleased miniatures packs. One of these is this handy set of Greek musicians. This new pack brings…

New: Hoplites in linen cuirass!

More re-organised and re-released miniatures from our acquisition of Immortal Miniatures. This time we have Hoplites in linen cuirass – perfect to add into your plastic hoplite regiments! The hoplite…

New: Assyrian Qurubuti cavalry archers!

We kick off our Assyrian range with the release of these lovely horse archers. Not any old mounted bowmen though – the Royal bodyguard! The  Qurubuti were the personal bodyguard…

New: Mesopotamian Slingers!

The great rebellion of 703-625 BC was instigated by the united Aramaen and Chaldaen tribes of Mesopotamia, with support from Elam and the nomadic Arabs of the south. There were many…

New: Unarmoured Hoplites!

Only the wealthier Greeks would have been able to afford the type of body armour, ornate helm and shield we imagine when the word ‘hoplite’ is mentioned. The reality is…

Making a Mesopotamian Mud Brick House

Steve May guides us through making these common rural buildings – ideal to enhance your tabletop! Steve: In this article I will talk you through how to make a mud…

New: Persian Light Cavalry!

Early Achaemenid armies would have employed cavalry in large numbers, its was said to have been its defining feature. Light cavalry would ride swift light horses found in abundance in the…

New: Saka Haumavarga archers!

Saka was the name the Persians gave to all Scythian tribes. The Saka Haumavarga lived north west of Bactria, in modern day Uzbekistan. Although the Saka, and all of the steppe…

New: Saka Haumavarga horse archers!

Saka was the name the Persians gave to all Skythian tribes. The Saka Haumavarga lived in the modern day region of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. These are a people on the…

New: Elamite Skirmishers!

Elam was situated in modern day western Iran, its capital was Susa. During the reign of Ashurbanipal Elam was the stage of many bloody battles waged by the Assyrians from the…

New: Persian Immortals!

Arguably the most famous and feared troops in the Persian army, the Immortals were the best troops the Persian army could field and only ever took to the field when…

New: Persian Heavy Cavalry!

Persian nobility (azata) would have made up the ranks of the Persian cavalry. Contemporary depictions show cavalry wearing short sleeved cuirass with very high neck protectors, these were likely covered…

New: Greek and Spartan starter armies!

Since we purchased Immortal Miniatures we’ve been reorganising, re-releasing and adding to the Greek and Spartan ranges. With the bulk of these now available we can now bring you these…

New: Sarmatian Light Cavalry and horse archers!

Ever since we brought you our splendid Sarmatian Cataphracts we’ve been planning more Sarmatian cavalry to add to your Dacian armies. The waiting is now over as we can now…

New: More Spartans!

This week we return to the Sparta for commanders. This pack contains 3 Spartan officers to lead your hoplite regiments. armed with spear and shield, as are the rest of…

New: Thracian Peltasts!

Thrace was one of Macedonia’s traditional enemies, sitting as it did to the North of Macedon. As with many of Macedonia’s enemies they were conquered and their best troops duly…

New: Strategoi defending!

The title of Polemarch (roughly translated as ‘warlord’) became redundant around the time of the battle of Marathon. The duty of commanding an army was handed to the strategoi (literally…

Peltasts in Hail Caesar

‘To begin with the armament of the infantry is assigned to three types if we make the most basic distinction. These three types are on the basis of their equipment:…

New: Psiloi with Javelins!

The Lakedaimonians used Helot slaves at Thermopylae and Plataea, although we do not know how they were equipped to fight, we do know that they were dressed in the standard…

New: Mounted Achaemenid Armoured Persian commander!

Achaemenid Persia was one of the greatest empires in history, spanning from 520-400 BC. At it’s height it spanned most of the known world and controlled enormous wealth and manpower….

New: Achmaenid Persian Sparabara!

Our new Persian Sparabara models are available to add your army in a variety of ways – Command pack, Sparabara pack or Sparabara regiment. The command pack consists of a…

New: Achaemenid Persian Archers!

Persian archers carried a high capacity combined quiver and bow case, they were also usually equipped with a Kopis, Akinakes or Sagris sidearm. Persian arrows used vulture or falcon feathers,…

Painting Persian Sparabara

By Steve May We know from examining Greek vase paintings that Persian Sparabara wore highly decorated clothing. This was most likely made from leather or felt with embroidered pattern work….

New: Thessalian Skirmishers with Javelins!

Whilst famous for their outstanding light cavalry, the Thessalians could also provide a great number of slingers and javelinmen. The hill peoples around the Thessalian Plain would be well versed…

New: Scythian Mercenary Archers!

Although famed for their cavalry, the Scythians were more than capable of fielding large numbers of infantry. These miniatures represent Scythian archers armed with their short recurved composite bow of…

New: Midianite Camel Riders!

For centuries the Arab tribes controlled the passages through Arabia. Deals were struck for safe passage and protection of supply lines and communication. This was vital during the Assyrians war…

New: Illyrian Light Infantry!

Mostly hailing from the mountainous areas of what is now the Balkans, the Illyrians were a large and diverse group analogous with the Celts and Germans. The Illyrians lived to…

New: Greek Light Cavalry!

More new Greek releases for you! Giving you the speed to react to your opponent, the troops to harry his flanks as well as protect your own these Greek Light…

New: Greek Commanders with swords!

Greek Commanders lead from the front, Whether they were the Kings of Sparta, The Boeotarchs of Boeotia or the Strategoi of other cities. All would be equally well equipped in…

New: Greek Peltasts!

The latest release for our Greek range are these lovely peltasts. Greek armies were not completely made up of hoplites and nor were Macedonians armies purely pike-armed – both made…

New: Hoplites in bell cuirass!

Wearing bronze cuirasses these hoplites will fit nicely with your plastic hoplites, providing even more variety as well as giving them a heavy infantry feel. The hoplite was the mainstay…

How to paint Hoplite Shields

By Stephen May Hoplite shields were either painted or covered in a thin sheet of bronze. These could then have an image painted onto its face (or embossed in bronze)….

New: Signed copies of Black Powder and Hail Caesar!

To celebrate the anniversary of games designer and tea connoisseur, Rick Priestley, joining the Warlord Games team, we would like to offer a limited number of hand-signed Black Powder and…

New: Spartan King & Retinue!

Sparta had two kings, one stayed in Sparta and one lead the army in war. The king would command from the front where his heroic deeds could be celebrated, Leonidas…

New: Spartans in linen armour!

The term ‘Spartan’ should only be used to donate the hoplites from the principal city of Sparta; the hoplites employed from other territories on the Peloponnese were ‘Lakedaimonian’.  There is…

New: plastic Macedonian Phalangites!

One of the finest sights in wargaming are the serried ranks of pike that fill Macedonian armies (and those of several other armies in the period). Our eagerly-anticipated plastic phalangites…

New: plastic Classical Greek Phalanx!

Following on from the release of the Ancient Greek Hoplites and Spartans plastic boxed sets are these linen and bronze-armoured soldiers from the Classical period. The hoplite phalanx of the…

New: Greek Command!

Adding more presence and variety to the front line of your hoplite phalanx, these three Greek commanders will add steely discipline to your troops as they face down their enemies…

New: Greek and Spartan shield designs!

Producing undoubtedly the best shield design transfers on the market, Little Big Men Studios have turned their artistic talent towards producing several sets for our new plastic Greeks and Spartans…

New: Greek Strategoi!

New army commanders for your Greek army! The title of Polemarch (roughly translated as ‘warlord’) became redundant around the time of the battle of Marathon. The duty of commanding an…

New: Greek Slingers!

More new metal releases for our newly acquired Greek range – the ever popular Greek Slingers. Those too poor to fight as a hoplite would serve as lightly equipped infantry,…

New: Greek Psiloi!

Psiloi are light infantry skirmishers and as such will be a popular addition to Greek forces. The Lakedaimonians used Helot slaves at Thermopylae and Plataea, although we do not know…

New: Imperial Roman Sentries!

We first previewed these new sculpts a little while ago and ever since we’ve been inundated with questions about when they will be available to buy. Well, here they are!…

New: Cretan Archers!

This is the first re-release of the metal range we acquired when we bought Immortal Miniatures. Deployed mostly as mercenaries, the Cretan archer is an iconic element of most Greek…

New Thessalian Cavalry!

Thessaly’s wide plains make great horse country and as such it’s people made excellent horsemen. The Thessalians can be found in Greek armies and also that of the Persians during…

New: Greek Civilians!

Ideal for adding a little flavour to your battlefield or perhaps acting as part of your baggage train are these five Greek civilians in traditional garb. See the new models…

New: Hoplite Casualties!

As with any battleline the front rank of a hoplite unit wasn’t the safest of places to be! To represent this, and to give a great set of casualty markers…

Gallery: Praetorian!

One of our most popular Roman sets are the Praetorian Guard. We’ve now received painted versions of the cavalry so here they are in all their glory! Praetorian Cavalry Resplendent…

New: Plastic Spartans!

With our acquisition of Immortal Miniatures recently we’ve spent some time reorganising the range for rerelease. The first to be reborn under our Hail Caesar range are the plastic Spartans….

New: Plastic Ancient Greek Hoplites!

Another of the plastic sets we’ve revamped from the Immortal Miniatures range – this boxed set now has more models as one or two extras… The hoplite phalanx was one…

Preview: Germanics

Renowned sculptor, Steve Saleh, has been hard at work revamping our Germanic tribesmen range. Here’s a quick look at just some of Steve’s work… These are just a handful of…

Preview: Roman sentries

Fresh from Wojtek’s sculpting desk are these lovely sculpts. Depicting Roman soldiers on sentry duty they can be built to represent legionaries, auxiliaries or Praetorians. These troopers can represent many…

New: Imperial Roman battlelines

Following last week’s release of our new Imperial Roman Slingers (which also have options of making them regular legionaries with gladius/pilum) we’re now releasing them in battle lines of either…

New: Resin Objective markers

Freshly arrived from Forgecraft Games are these nifty resin objective markers. Difficult Terrain markers The difficult terrain markers provide an easy method to indicate a ruined vehicle on the battlefield….

Hail Caesar Army Lists book errata

Seems we made an error with the Han Chinese list, missing some of the entries. Fear not though – you can download the updated troop listing here! Download the Errata…

Gallery: ‘Last Argument of Kings’ Characters

Fresh off Andres Amian Fernandez’s painting table are these two 18th Century commanders. Take a look at this link to see beautifully painted examples of our Duke of Cumberland and…

Hail Caesar Rules Summary

That nice Mr Priestley has asked us to make the Useful Rules summary available as a download and who are we to deny the author of Black Powder and Hail…

New: Roman Medicus!

When we showed you this great little dioramic piece a few days ago we weren’t prepared for the sheer level of excitement it would cause! Now you can get your…

New: Roman Carroballista!

The Ancients version of the self-propelled gun, the Carroballista saw the Roman army mount scorpion catapults in carts. The cart allowed the catapult to be rapidly redeployed or even for…

Preview: Roman Medicus!

War is a bloody business and when fresh wounds need tending the Roman army can rely on its Medicus to do his duty. Here’s the first look at our forthcoming…

Preview: Praetorian Cavalry!

Proud sons of nobles all, these finely attired cavalrymen of the Praetorian Guard cut fine figures as befits the Emperor’s bodyguard. Sculpted by our own Wojtek, these haughty but mean…

New: Plastic Roman Scorpion Battery!

The latest plastic set for our Imperial Roman range is here! This superb multi-part plastic set contains three Scorpion catapults and their crews plus some great added extras. Have a…

New: Imperial Roman Legionaries!

The cornerstone of any Roman army based on the Legions, these multi-part plastic miniatures have been reboxed to fit with our Hail Caesar range and have also been reinforced with…

New: Roman slave girls!

Add a bit of glamour to your tabletop with these ravishing slavegirls. Whilst they have been sculpted for our Roman range they have plenty of uses in other armies and…

New: Hail Caesar Casualty Markers!

After you have played your first few games of Hail Caesar you’ll know just how many casualties you need to show stamina. You can of course pick up our metal…

New: Plastic Roman Auxiliaries!

Back again in a funky new Hail Caesar box, these plastic Auxiliaries have now been joined by an all new metal command group.  No Roman army should be without the…

Gallery: Painted Centurion Titus Aduxas!

Warlord forum-dweller, Cubster (AKA Paul Cubbins) is something else with a paintbrush. Have a butchers at his handiwork on the Centurion Titus Aduxas miniature (free with the Hail Caesar rulebook!)…

New: Hail Caesar Ancients Rulebook!

It’s here – our Ancients rules as written by none other than Rick Priestley. This new rulebook needs little preamble so read on to find out all the juicy details!…

Preview: Plastic Macedonian Phalangites!

The latest plastic set in our Hail Caesar ancients range kicks off an entirely new army for us – Macedonian Phalangites! Have a look at what’s in store… With separate…

Hail Caesar Playsheets!

Download the quick reference sheets for free! This download not only has the quick reference sheets but also troop listings to allow you to get your armies on the tabletop as…

Ancients Boxed Sets Revised!

With our soon-to-be-released Ancients rules, Hail Caesar on the way, we’ve taken the opportunity to revise and represent our Ancients boxed sets. The first three to receive this treatment can…

Painted Roman Marines!

Thanks to the postal delays we’re still seeing in the UK in some regions we missed out on bringing you pics of the new Roman Marines models painted by Dr…

Model Of The Week: Boadicea Triumphant!

This week’s model is the favourite of our Production Manager, Darek the Meerkat (easier to remember than his surname which has rather too many Zs in…). As soon as he…

Vindolanda Strength Return

(And what it might mean for wargamers) by Dr. Phil Hendry The aim of this article is to show that you don’t need to paint hundreds of figures to play…

Understanding Roman Standards!

by Dr. Phil Hendry This article is designed to help wargamers understand the many different types of standard and standard-bearer in the Roman army from the time of Augustus until…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 5: Basing

By Dr Phil Hendry Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Preparation Part 3: Painting Part 4: ‘Dipping’ After ‘dipping’ comes basing.  I do all my basing the same way, to create…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 4: ‘Dipping’

By Dr Phil Hendry Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Preparation Part 3: Painting Now it’s the part you’ve all been waiting for –  time to apply the Army Painter Quick…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 3: Painting

By Dr Phil Hendry Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Preparation Once all the preparation was done it was time to get on with the painting proper.  First of all, I…

Painting Using The Army Painter System – 2: Preparation

By Dr Phil Hendry Part 1: Introduction The first job was to clean off the casting vents, mould-lines, and any other ‘messy bits’.  Not a bad job on Warlord’s figures…

Hobby: Hail Caesar Conversions

The wonderfully named Bennett Blalock-Doane recently sent us in some snaps of his Warlord models. What a belated Christmas present they were! Bennett tells us he has more to send…