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    Guy Farrish
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    Further to the Romans v Silures battle over Christmas Romans v Silures Battle TWW it became obvious that the Romans would want to punish a village or two. Which was a problem as I had nothing for them to attack/ be gloriously defended by the locals.

    Being a skinflint I rummaged around for some bits and made this IRON AGE VILLAGE : not a perfect answer perhaps but it will do (especially if it is going to be trashed by caligae).

    Details here:Iron Age village on Corrigenda

    #109840
    Ruarigh
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    Very nice. Do you have a burnt to the ground version too?

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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    #109841
    Guy Farrish
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    Let me get my Zippo…!

    Not yet.

    Thanks Ruarigh.

    #109847
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
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    Lovely! Want to see more pics with minis.

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    #109856

    Thomaston
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    Very cool, is this 6mm?

    Tired is enough.

    #109857
    Guy Farrish
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    Thanks guys.

    Yes, 6mm – should have made it clear.

    The whole thing is sort of growing – I was originally just using some 6mm Irregular figures I’ve had for years to play around with various rules sets. But the idea of the campaign got to me and I am now building stuff and looking to make the figure bases look better and buy some more. Doh!

    #109944

    OB
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    I like that.  Should you your Silures meet with success you can add another ditch and bank and then another until you have an Oppida.  I have the old Bellona British Hill Fort but have done nothing with it yet.

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    #109948
    Guy Farrish
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    Oh I have delusions of grandeur that I am trying to keep in check!

    This would only be a small village rather than a tribal centre and the basic earth bank  (and possible – notional off terrain base here – ditch) with wooden palisade. There would be other more complex forts around, like Sudbrook on the Severn coast a couple of miles from where I live, or Llanmelin Fort just north of me. Llanmelin is sometimes posited as the Silures ‘capital’ but there is no real evidence for this. It started off with a single bank and ditch and ‘accumulated’ more over the years with a redeveloped gateway/entrance added a hundred years after the start of development.

    So who knows where it may lead!

    Bellona! Crikey! How long have you had that?

    I had the dragon’s teeth (OO/HO) that dwarfed my 6mm micro-tanks in the 1970s.

    I’m ashamed to say I never got around to painting the dragon’s teeth either!

    #109962

    OB
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    Llanmellin  sounds like an interesting story of increasing power.

    The Bellona Hill Fort was picked up for next to nothing in a Department Store clear out.  God knows how long it had been there.  I should do something with it.

    OB
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    #109964
    Guy Farrish
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    Llanmelin stands about a mile and a half outside Caerwent which was Venta Silurum, the Roman capital for the Silures. The theory used to be that the Silures were moved down from their old tribal capital at Llanmelin by the Romans to the plain, next to an inlet of the Severn, now the Nedern brook/Troggy .

    But current thinking seems to be that the Silures were a loose association of extended family groups or clans living in scattered settlements and probably didn’t have a ‘capital’ as we imagine it. Whether the hill forts were permanently occupied is up for debate.

    My small single rampart settlement works well as a smaller village base for one of these groups. Maybe they will move to one of the big camps if things get tough.

    (Hang on what’s that about central heating? Hmm – freedom vs warm dry feet in Wales? Let’s not be hasty about this resistance unto death business).

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    Darkest Star Games
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    Nice looking vil!  Looking forwards to how your campaign goes.

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