SPQR (Deluxe Edition) is a reworking of the classic GMT game of warfare in the age of the Roman Republic, out of print for many years now. The deluxe edition contains the five scenarios, maps, and counters from the original SPQR, plus nine additional scenarios (and the requisite maps and counters) taken from various expansion modules. This major revision makes available again a key part of the brilliant Great Battles of History Series.
With a lightning-fast and easy-to-play system, SPQR allows you to build a complete warband capable of scouting out enemy armies, clashing across borders, and conducting raids on farms and villages. Units in SPQR are divided into two broad categories; heroes and minions.
The game maps are covered with a hexagonal grid, each hex representing 70 yards of distance. Each turn represents about 15–20 minutes, although the rules are designed assuming a loose time scale. Each counter represents 300 to 1000 fighting troops, depending on size and type.
Faceless henchmen have been sworn into your service. Heroes are powerful individuals that will grow in stature from battle to battle, gaining new talents and becoming true legends! Each warband features specialized scenarios to reflect its own tactics and methods of waging war. SPQR contains a complete campaign system along with a detailed progression system for your heroes, allowing you to customize how they fight on the ancient battlefield! This is what sets SQPR apart - forge your own destiny and join the battle!
When SPQR arrived in store back in 2019 I was not really sure what to do with it, Hail Caesar was a fairly established range and I didn't have anywhere upstairs to put it, so it was hidden away next to Gords Desk in the Military Room while I thought of something better to do with it. Hail Caesar has been around for a while now and is a staple of Warlord Games miniature line. The more I thought about it the more I was convinced that SPQR could be a cool game for the store as it filled a hole in that it's a Warband level historical game with a focus on heroes rather than masses of troops.