After looking around for a while I found the Conquest of Gaul Starter set. I am familiar with Warlord Games from Bolt Action, and have cast my eye occasionally at Black Powder as well, so thought it a good place to start.
Its continued around the sides of the box as well, though the back is blank.
The Hail Caesar Rulebook
94 multi-pose, hard plastic 28mm miniatures:
- 30 Imperial Roman Legionaries
- Roman Scorpion catapult and crew
- 60 Celt Warriors
Then when the book is out and pride of place on your shelf, or coffee table, yes it looks that good! you find this big pile of sprues of plastic soldiers. Always an exciting time.
Lets take a closer look.....
I had to provide my own bases, but that's something I will come onto....
I even painted a couple (badly) and had a great time doing it
So you get a bucket ton of models in here, a huge amount for the price, which at RRP is £70. When you think the rulebook is RRP £30 that's 40 quid for 90 models. If you can get it cheaper online, I have seen deals with is as low as £40 then it is a massive bargain. I love the quality of the art on the box, the models are great, the rulebook is beautiful, but.... is it a starter set as advertised? No... not really in my opinion anyway. there are no bases, true the system uses any kind of basing its only unit frontage that matters, but would have been nice to have them included. Or some dice we all love dice, its a good Starting point.. but not a great starter if that makes sense. One massive bugbear I have with the set is, if you buy the infantry plastic box sets they include shield transfers, but there are none in this set at all, so you will need to buy them as an extra expense. A starter set should have all these things, the transfers, the bases, all you need to actually play the game from the box, this does not include it, and compared to the newer Bolt Action starter sets that include scenarios it is lacking.
for the amount of models to use as a base to build two good forces its excellent, but you wont be breaking this straight out the box and going at each other with out some extra bits.
Take a look over at Warlord Games site to see if its for you.