After reading David Lawrence's Collision Course rules and watching a Kings and Generals youtube video on the Cimbri I was inspired to try an ambush scenario involving the Aetolians and the Athenians.
Basic concepts: - Put a road in the middle - Put rough or bad going in each quadrant with at least 1BW seperation - The invaders deploy in column of march with a baggage element and two flank elements - They march down the road, 2BW at a time - The ambusher springs the ambush at his desired point. No road bonus (think that the road has been blocked with obstacles, etc). - The ambusher then deploys elements on either side, 3BW from the midline - Fight! Invader takes first turn - Rule tweak - all elements can interpenetrate freely when deploying from march column to face the enemy (I justify this in that marching order will be looser when not expecting to fight)
Indeed they are Tin Soldier from many moons ago! They are easy to get in Australia through Essex Miniatures Australia. I'm toying with the idea of re-doing the shields with LBMS transfers. Here is a soldier's eye view of the battle: