Warlord Games 28mm ‘The Roman Invasion of Britain’


As part of Warlord Games popular ‘Hail Caesar’ wargaming set is this impressive ‘starter set’ titled ‘The Roman Invasion of Britain’ and subtitled, ‘Ancient Britons clash with invading Roman Legions in this Hail Caesar starter set’. To me, this is a little more than your average starter set, as it contains just about everything you would need to either begin wargaming or make a start and/or finish on a pretty impressive 28mm diorama.

Contained within a high-quality top opening box you will find 16 grey plastic sprues which in component form, hold enough parts to construct 80 Celtic infantry and 40 veteran Roman Legionaries and a Roman Scorpion catapult and its crew. You will also find a nicely packaged Imperial Roman Commander and Celt Chieftain, both on horseback and both in white metal. On top of that you have two sheets of Roman shield waterslide decals and four sheets of colourful Celtic shield decals. There is also an impressive, high quality full-colour A5, 144 page softback ‘Hail Caesar’ rulebook (worth about £30) and an A4 full colour quick start guide with 24 pages, titled ‘The Roman Invasion of Britain’ written by Rick Priestley. Finally, there are a dozen six-sided dice, some casualty markers and incorporated as part of the protective packaging, a Quick Reference Sheet’.  

This really is an incredible set of figures which are detailed enough to entice the scale figure modeller and would obviously be an instant draw for the war gamer. This is great value for money and works out a lot cheaper than buying smaller sets of figures; as mentioned earlier, the cost of the rule book and quick start guides alone would make the initial outlay seem very much worth it!

Thanks to all at Warlord Games for supplying this kit for review which is available at www.warlordgames.com.


Product: Plastic kit

Ref: 1050000006

Scale: 1/56 (28mm)

Parts: Approx 679

Price: £70

Manufacturer: Warlord Games/Italeri

Website: www.warlordgames.com