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  • #139341
    Tony S
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    So, my friend (in real life) and bitter enemy (across the tabletop) were just talking about Infamy ambush points. I said they seem like a wonderful opportunity for creative and imaginative modelling!

    I thought of:

    – some Roman engineers (I think Warlord make some) planning to build one of their damned roads.
    – a barrel. Full of nails of course, to inspire the Carthaginian leader
    – for Pyrrhus, or the Carthaginians, a pile of elephant dung.
    – some very tasty wild boar for the Gauls

    TWW is a very inventive group – anyone else think of anything amusing, witty or clever?

    #139356
    fairoaks024
    Participant

    I really like the warlord games Celt dog packs and handlers, as they aren’t a unit option in the game I’ll be using a set as three of my ambush markers.

    i quite fancy some Druids sacrificing or casting the runes. Something like the Druids from ‘brittania’ tv series, ideally Mckenzie crooks Druid

    a dead Roman nailed to a tree to remind varus of who he’s messing with perhaps?

    #139394
    Sane Max
    Participant

    Foundry do a rather nice set of 6 wailing women for their Early Germans, who will be doing double-duty as Snip Snip markers and Dragon Rampant Magic Users. IIRC the set comes with some Roman Heads on sticks too.

    edit, on looking, no the heads come in a different pack sadly. It’s 20 years since I bought the ladies 🙂

    If you want to get ‘whimsical’ (Yeuch, please don’t) a Giant Cauldron of liquid and a bearded Druid for your Celts.

    #139396
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Can’t claim to have a clue, but I was curious…

    Any of these any use?

    LINK

    #139402
    fairoaks024
    Participant

    @Mike definitely! Just ordered the Druid group and the civilians group!

    irregular always have something usable.

    #139406
    Mike
    Keymaster

    woohoo I helped.

     

    #139420
    telzy amber
    Participant

    What are infamy ambush points?

    I can understand the concept (ambush points) but they are for a particular game set?

    #139425
    fairoaks024
    Participant

    @ telzy amber  yes, the new ‘Infamy! infamy!’ Rules from Too Fat Lardies.

    they are a large-ish skirmish set for ancients. Basically Rome and her enemies.

    they mark points in the table from which units deploy in game. For the barbarian player they can launch an ambush attack as well if it hasn’t been scouted by the romans.

    #139434
    fairoaks024
    Participant

    @Tony S

    ive finished my first 3

    #139454
    telzy amber
    Participant

    Very attractive fairoaks024

    #139458
    Shahbahraz
    Participant

    They look great. I definitely need a Menhir for my Gauls, so on the weekend I will be scouring the garden for a suitable stone, and cranking up the hot glue gun. I have a Menhir delivery man…  🙂

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    #139536
    fairoaks024
    Participant

    Thanks very much guys!

    ive ordered some of the irregular minis stuff for my next ones.

    #139590
    Tony S
    Participant

    @fairoaks – those are AWESOME.  I love the fellow whistling, and the extra effort you went to with your foliage.  I also quite like your idea of a Roman nailed to a tree.

    @mike – yes, thanks for the Irregular link.  I’ve ordered lots from them over the years, but completely forgot about them for this.  Great reminder.

    @sanemax – if you check the force lists, you’ll see the “Wailing Women” are also available as support for the Germans.  So I suppose you’ll get triple duty from those frauleins?

    #139761
    agent pumpkin
    Participant

    I’m definitely going down the Druid route as an ambush point for my Gauls and Britons. Would love a 28mm version of Getafix !

    Also really like the idea of using standing stones/Menhirs, especially as I have a couple of those from Frostgrave.

    Love the dog handlers as well, will have to seriously look at those.

    I’ll have to see what spare characters/civilians I have left over or can source for other ideas.

     

    #139764
    fairoaks024
    Participant


    I have  just finished my next 2.

    all irregular miniatures. Part of their ‘Druid’s sacrificing’ set and some of their generic ancient civilians.

    a Druid peacefully practicing his religion and a Celt family out in the fields playing.

    definitely no hairy warriors hiding anywhere…..

    #139809
    Tony S
    Participant

    I think both you and Irregular deserve plaudits for speed! Nicely done.

    Definitely no nasty types hiding anywhere nearby. In fact, I’d be inclined to take the contubernium over there, just to see if there was any left over goat for dinner.

    #139814
    fairoaks024
    Participant

    @Tony S thanks!

    i think irregular miniatures own a time machine. They seem to pack and ship before you’ve finished ordering, I’ve been buying from them for almost 30 years and they’ve always been like lightning.

    #139832
    Tony S
    Participant

    Actually, upon reflection, Mike also deserves recognition.  The fellow who runs the site actually helps a member and suggests a manufacturer who is not an advertiser.   That’s the kind of attitude that helps the community, and ultimately leads to more involvement and success.   I quite like being here at TWW.

    Thanks Mike.

    (And Irregular are an amazing company when it comes to mail order).

    #139868
    fairoaks024
    Participant

    @Tony S agreed, stark contrast to a certain other ‘editor’

    @Mike thanks for the great reminder with irregular

    #139870
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Actually, upon reflection, Mike also deserves recognition. The fellow who runs the site actually helps a member and suggests a manufacturer who is not an advertiser. That’s the kind of attitude that helps the community, and ultimately leads to more involvement and success. I quite like being here at TWW.

    Thanks Mike.

    (And Irregular are an amazing company when it comes to mail order).

    Shucks

    #139978
    agent pumpkin
    Participant

    Wargames Foundry have a selection of Ancient Civilians. The angry farmers and urban types look great for Rome civil war campaigns.

     

    Ancient Civilians

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