Children’s book and TV series Horrible Histories is being expanded with a collectable strategy game that allows players to assemble armies.

Rolling out from March and aimed at boys aged six-plus, the range includes Egyptian and Roman starter armies (rsp: £14.99) that can be expanded with Battle Packs of troops (rsp: £9.99) and Specials sets.

The brand will also offer blind-packed hero figures (rsp: £1.99) such as Alexander the Great.