This moleskin notebook was given to me ten years ago. I mainly use it for writing down hobby jottings and plans. Yesterday I decided to try and map very roughly my initial thoughts for my Tony Bathesque zinnfiguren campaign. I found the process to be absorbing and although I am not good at drawing at all I was quite pleased with the results-
I debated what each country would be called but in the end I stuck with simple names as at times I get mixed up with exotic names. Having spent most of my ancient wargaming avoiding playing against non historical opponents it was really liberating to leave that behind for this project and let imagination go wild . So here goes version 1-
Lurland- Late Scandinavian Bronze Age in terms of material culture .
West Mark- vaguely Roman looking , the remains of a once proud empire fallen on hard times.
East Mark- Frankish, Carolingian feudal in nature,haughty proud nobility.
The Tribes- Gallic/Celtic / Germanic barbarians who squabble a lot amongst themselves and beyond.
South of the the West Mark is still to be decided ( suggestions please)
Land of Flowers- well organised newcomers to the area with highly organised society, an unusual take on warfare, liking for chocolate drinks and a penchant for cities on lakes.
The Great River- main trade route for goods of all kinds. Its length sees vineyards , trading communities and petty castles in the hands of competing warlords.
And that’s it so far. Basic forces have been recruited ( and still en route) in the form of second hand and new flats, some painted and some to paint. Your comments are welcomed as ever.