Thursday, June 10, 2021

Early Imperial Romans versus Britons - First Infamy, Infamy Game


Romans deployed on the left, Britons on the right

Britons evade charging Auxiliary cavalry

Legio XX Valeria Victrix step out

Briton Noble Warriors step out 

Earlier today I played a solo Infamy, Infamy game out in the shed. The scenario was a general engagement (Scenario Seven p.29), with a Southern Tribal Briton Warband (105 points) taking on an Early Imperial Roman force the same size. This was my first game with the rules, so it was slow going, and sub-artic weather conditions (it's snowing on the east coast of Australia today) did not help. I'd read the rules and watched all of the TFL's Infamy videos on YouTube, which were very handy. They're quite a detailed set of rules and you tend to play a lot of turns in a game. In the end I ran out of time, the Britons had the upper hand but a result was still a fair way off.

Legionaries throw pila and brace shields

Briton warriors fall short in their charge

Auxilia retire due to shock

Britons have the upper hand


  1. Nice gaming with your excellently painted figures. I haven't tried out these rules yet, but there are some folks here who like them.

    1. Thanks Dean, I’ve only played two games of Sharp Practice before which is similar, they’re a pretty detailed set and are popular.

  2. Looks like a good little playtest. My but your figures are beautiful!
    Regards, James

    1. Thanks James, it was good to use the Legio XX Valeria Victrix figures in a game.

  3. Lovely looking figures and I will be interested in what you make of the ruleset after a few games!
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks Iain, for skirmish games I definitely prefer Dux Bellorum and Lion Rampant.


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