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Steve J
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« Reply #2850 on: 30 November 2018, 12:11:54 PM »

I've started a 'The Pikemen's Lament' campaign recently and I might use some 'fantasy' elements to reflect the hysteria surrounding Salem at the time of the Witch Trials etc. For myself it adds a little bit of fun and some unusual detail. It works for me, which is what really counts, but others may disagree, as is their wont.
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« Reply #2851 on: 30 November 2018, 12:19:13 PM »

I think if it feasibly could have happened with a slight diversion in history then it could be historical - so DAK v DAK, why not, rogue elements throwing their lot with the allies or something. Vikings V Aztecs, why not, they made it north america why not further south.
In fact I kind've like these ideas and alternative history (big fan of The Man in the High Castle).

Mythical creatures has got to be fantasy though.

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« Reply #2852 on: 30 November 2018, 01:06:20 PM »

Mythical creatures has got to be fantasy though.

Bah! Humbaba is real ... we have written evidence Wink
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« Reply #2853 on: 30 November 2018, 02:43:21 PM »

I go part the way to Fantasy with Greek and Norse games. I use 25/28mm Gods standing behind a unit to show they have curried a God's pleasure, or incurred the wrath of a Goddess.

I rationalise this by saying "Apollo put strength in their hearts" as "+1 morale", "Artemis guides his aim" = "+2 to hit". They can look quite impressive.

I've never gone full myth though. Might have to browse the catalogue ... y'know ... just to see what's there.
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« Reply #2854 on: 30 November 2018, 03:16:06 PM »

I've never gone full myth though. Might have to browse the catalogue ... y'know ... just to see what's there.

Well, good luck, Nobby.   Many have tried but still, to this day, no-one has found ...... the mything link!

Be sure and let us know if you do.
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« Reply #2855 on: 30 November 2018, 03:54:53 PM »

Oh deary me, time to get your coat Wink Grin
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« Reply #2856 on: 30 November 2018, 05:01:15 PM »

If I game Ancient Greek myths - with harpies, and centaurs and a cyclops ... all used in their proper mythical context ... is it Fantasy gaming?

There's a can of worms you've just opened . . .

As someone has probably already said, as soon as you throw the first dice you're into fantasy to some extent.

I tend to look at things as to how possible they are/were. There's four 'levels', I reckon:

Possible - e.g. Nazi invasion of Britain - certainly possible but we know it didn't happen. Or cold-war-gone-hot.

Possible, but highly unlikely - aforementioned Vikings vs. Aztecs.

Impossible, but using realistic armies - William's Normans vs. Pompey's Legions? (most likely to be found at an event, I think?)

Complete fantasy - Lizardmen vs. Dwarves, Orcs vs. Elves, etc.

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« Reply #2857 on: 30 November 2018, 05:58:50 PM »

Where do Leonardo’s inventions, used in an Italian Wars game, fit in.
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« Reply #2858 on: 30 November 2018, 06:01:50 PM »

This style of reasoning would seriously worry me in a hospital. "There's no such thing as perfect sterility. Surgeons will therefore no longer be required to wash hands before cutting."
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« Reply #2859 on: 02 December 2018, 12:06:21 PM »

Historical Study: Small Unit Actions During the German Campaign in Russia.

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« Reply #2860 on: 02 December 2018, 01:00:06 PM »

Just finished The Battle of Dorking, first in a quick jaunt around 'classics' from the late 19th/early 20th centuries that I've never actually read, and are now in the public domain.

Available free from here.

Actually a good description of the author's experience in the battle, but book-ended by political rants about what's wrong with the country.

Next up, either Riddle of the Sands or The Thirty-Nine Steps I think.

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« Reply #2861 on: 02 December 2018, 04:03:55 PM »

Having a little rest from walking in my mind. Re-reading Dux Bellorum as a mate has completed his late Roman 28mm force to go up against my 28mm Saxons, who have not had an outing for about four years.
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« Reply #2862 on: 09 December 2018, 06:39:36 PM »

Finished the book on St Ruth and he battle of Aughrim, and what an excellent account, but really encompasses the entire campaign of 1691. Plan to start a small book on Rocroi tonight in preparation for starting my TYW French to smack Bill's (d'Guy") ECW guys around with!!!! Bill the gauntlet has been thrown - dare you pick it up?Huh???

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« Reply #2863 on: 09 December 2018, 09:45:09 PM »

Finished the latest Honor Harrington novel, "Uncompromising Honor" by David Weber.

Space Opera, (Honor is the female equivalent of Horatio Hornblower) with this book continuing the fight with the Solarian League, and an outside group, sometimes pretending to be from Manticore, looking to rule it all by playing one side against the other.

Entertaining books.
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