Rome at War: Queen of the Celts (Pin-up Edition)
In the year 43 AD, Roman legions splashed ashore in Kent, unopposed by the Britons led by Caractus, who had sworn to repel them. The Emperor Claudius had dispatched Aulus Plautius and 45,000 men to conquer the mist-covered island where Julius Caesar had failed almost a century earlier.
Over the next 40 years, Roman would clash with Celt in a series of battles that neither realized would determine the future of Western civilization. The Romans broke the Britons, whose furious courage could not match Roman discipline. The island would pass under Roman rule for the next several centuries, implanting a Latin-oriented culture and shoving Celtic ways to the very fringes of Europe. All that would remain were their legends; not least among them the fiery leadership of Boudicca, warrior-queen of the Iceni and resolute enemy of Rome.
The Rome at War series covers Roman battles against both their neighbors and each other. The first game, Hannibal at Bay, covered the last battles of Carthage's favorite son. The second, Fading Legions, focused on the empire's latter years, when it was beset by barbarian invasion, an implacable rival, and civil war.
Rome at War: Queen of the Celts is the third installment in the series. Rome has outstanding heavy infantry, good light cavalry (provided by her allies) and even an elephant. The Britons depend on the fury of their Celtic charge, and also chariots and slingers. Plus they have Druids to help inspire them. (used by g2 with the permission of Avalanche Press from the AP website).
Rome at War: Queen of the Celts includes nine scenarios:
This is the Pin-Up edition of this title from Avalanche. It features the warrior queen Boudicca with her top half covered by nothing but her long hair (historically accurate since she chose to ride in to battle topless. The cover art for the game was done by artist Lorenzo Sperlonga, quite famous for his Heavy Metal magazine covers.
Avalanche Press is known for its high quality, easy to learn war games with quality maps and counters. Whether you are a Grognard or new to war games, you will appreciate the amount of effort that this company puts into its games.