I’ve always been a fantasy gamer. Not long after I discovered wargaming, I discovered D&D, and then I discovered early 80s Citadel Miniatures and I was hooked. I’m probably not alone if I say my main fantasy influences are JRR Tolkien, early Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer. Given that, I suppose it shouldn’t be a surprise, that I like my fantasy pretty main stream, derivative and dare I say generic. I like my dwarfs to be grumpy and loyal, my Elves haughty and otherworldly and my orcs evil and smelly.
This year I really want to get back into a bit of Fantasy painting, modelling and maybe even some gaming. After some thought I’ve settled on two rule sets both are very sand boxy giving me the core rules with plenty of ways to customise my forces and let my imagination run riot.
First up is Songs of Blades and Heroes by Ganesha games that caters for skirmishes between small warbands and the other is Legions of Battle by Crusader publishing for fighting big battles. The first is a popular ruleset the second most people have probably never heard of.
I decided I needed a fantasy setting to set my gaming in so last Sunday afternoon I sketched out a map of my fantasy setting Generica.
Generica is so named because, well, its a generic fantasy world I doubt there will be anything new or original in Generica but expect plenty of ideas cribbed from Tolkien, D&D, the Warhammer Old World and maybe the odd bit of Conan and Cthulhu Mythos.
Right now Generica is a map and a few ideas floating around in my brain but its a starting place for me to flesh out and build armies to fight across. I already have my first two armies planned out in my head and hopefully I’ll post more on that soon.