ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!

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as a belgian it totally didn't get the D&V joke, whereas the infamy infamy name sticks, even if you don't get the reference. it also sounds more "lardy"like

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I am an ex army medic, so it's pretty natural for me to also vote for "Infamy Infamy!".

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As a gp another vote for infamy, d@v just reminds me of work!
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Actually given a free choice I would have gone for...
"What a Load of Gauls!" 😀

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Serious guys? Who is going to link Infamy with an ancients wargame? Please, if you don´t like D&V, think something better than Infamy. And in latin, please. Like Signa in Ferre! (unsheathe!) or Ad Gladios! (To Arms!).

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It doesn't matter whether the name is easily linked, no-one goes into a wargames shop and flicks through a range of rules in case something takes their fancy. It will be in wargames magazines, word of mouth, in clubs, blogs, websites etc.
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No real attachment to the Carry On films, but I will say that "Infamy, Infamy!" title is far more memorable than the other one (and easier to spell).

/wanders off to look for a Latin translator...

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Several things to remember here. The career progression aspect of the game allows the player to reach the dizzy heights of Triumphant or the terrible depths of Infamy. If you achieve infamy then you are assassinated and your career over. Secondly, the game has an Infamy Deck which, as your career progresses, allows you to gain these and use battlefield ruses to wrong-foot your opponent. So, where the Term Sharp Practice means something in those rules, Infamy means something very big in these.

I do think that it's interesting what we are seeing here. Brits and those closely associated with us like Aussies and Kiwis all 'get" the reference and are range from happy to very keen on it. Yanks are more laissez faire but tend to prefer English language titles. Europeans seem more keen on Latin names. The latter is in direct contrast to the English speakers who seem to feel that Latin names are somewhat cliched.

Ultimately, I think the ayes, or more to the point the II's (Infamy, Infamy) have it.

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Emilio wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:00 pm
Serious guys? Who is going to link Infamy with an ancients wargame? Please, if you don´t like D&V, think something better than Infamy. And in latin, please. Like Signa in Ferre! (unsheathe!) or Ad Gladios! (To Arms!).
Good Point: so TT's suggestion of "What A Load of Gauls" or one I made a while back: "Sharp Stick Practice" then. :ugeek:

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I think Oozeboss has just perfectly illustrated how terrible some potential names are...

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