My very first visit to the Warlord Games factory in Nottingham was in 2010. To be honest, I stumbled upon them while visiting Mantic Games. Whenever, some said Warlord Games, I kept thinking the Warlord range from Reaper Miniatures for some reason.
The good people there brought on a factory tour and pressed a few sprues into my hand, and told me to take it home and decide if I wanted to carry their range.
A month later, we put our order in. There was only Hail Caesar and Black Powder then, so we brought in quite a bit of both.
The historical scene was not ready for 28mm mass wargaming preferring other rule sets which were smaller and more manageable like DBA using Essex’s 15mm.
So, my foray into the Warlord line began with ECW. (These will be posted up later)
My Romans stood in line and were left to wait their turn.
Sometime in May, Faris Bakri came by the store and we decided (even if that was not the topic we were chatting about) to have a go at Hail Caesar. Faris being a master of everything cardboard would build me a cardboard army that would be the pride of Rome and we would finally get some BIG games going.
I had a few games of Hail Caesar using my fantasy figures to work the rules so I had an idea on how big the games could get. We would later replace the cardboard with actual figures. This was good as it helped to direct efforts to what needed to be painted and what could be left for later.
This time I’ll build as we play.
1st May 2016, began assembling my first 10 legionnaires veterans.
I used the Army Painter Pure Red Spray to primer
Slap some paint…. real quick like…..
Get ’em done……
….. and flock
10 Roman Veterans in an evening.