The Hardy Laurel is a headwear item for all classes. It is a golden laurel wreath that sits upon the player's head.
This item allows players to see in Romevision, changing the appearance of Robots in Mann vs. Machine mode to wearing Roman armor. Even if the Hardy Laurel is not currently equipped or even owned, other players on the server will receive the option of playing in Romevision as long as at least one player owns the Hardy Laurel.
This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who purchase Total War: ROME II on Steam before September 3rd 2013.
The Hardy Laurel was later contributed to the Steam Workshop, at Valve's request.
June 13, 2013 Patch
- The Hardy Laurel was added to the game.
August 20, 2013 Patch
- Added Total War: Rome II "Romevision" promo for Mann vs. Machine mode.
September 19, 2013 [Item schema update]
- Removed promo restrictions from the Total War: ROME II items.
September 23, 2013 Patch
- [Undocumented] Added the Hardy Laurel to the Mann Co. Store.
October 2, 2013 Patch
- Updated Hardy Laurel for the Soldier and Engineer so it doesn't float on their heads.
- This item's name is a reference to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedy double acts of the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema.