Ancient Teppsta

Second Roman unit for Infamy, Infamy!

Over the weekend I finished my second Roman century for Infamy, Infamy! To differentiate them these guys got blue shields. No-one seems to know anything for certain about the colour of Roman shields but there is a line of thought that each century’s shields were differentiated in some way. Perhaps with a unique pattern. Mine got a different colour shield – which I think will work well on the tabletop. 

Each base is 12mm by 6mm.

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The two units look good together and they give an impression of a significant boy of men which is exactly the look I was going for.

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On the back of the bases I put two 7mm dice holders which I will use to track casualties and I didn’t want to use figure removal with such small figures. 

Ancient Teppsta

First Roman unit for Infamy, Infamy!

Although I am mainly focused on my Napoleonic Peninsular War project, I have been unsurprisingly sidetracked by not one, but two other 6mm mini-projects. Both of these are intended to remain small exercises. Let’s see how that goes!

The first of these is 2 forces for “Infamy, Infamy!” By TwoFatLardies, where I have decided to put together Roman and Germans.

Infamy, Infamy! is written as a skirmish game, but I like the effect of lots of small troops on the table so I have decided to use eight 6mm figures for each regular 28mm figure that would normally be used in the game. This has roughly the same footprint. This gives me 64 figures to a base – which is pretty close to a Roman Century, especially if you assume that there wouldn’t have always been 100% of the troops available at any point in time.

I bought some very nice sabot bases from Sabotag3d Wargames Accessories but in the end I decided to fix them all permanently onto a regular base and I added to small dice holders at the back where I can record casualties

I used a very quick painting process, which is pretty much the same as my tip-top very best painting process (!), and did them in a couple of hours. I think they look OK.