Saturday, September 4, 2010

"Conan, what is best in life?"

  "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women."

  "Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet."

-The Phoenix on the Sword, Robert E. Howard
 
  Yeah, I am on something of a Conan kick. Which is odd, as I don't even play any Conan games. I think we are going to start a D&D 3.5 campaign again soon, once my buddy Jim returns home this month. Maybe I'll be a barbarian?
 
  More importantly, what army would you use for a FOG Ancients game? One thing I always liked about Conan was that magic was one of two things: immense and all-powerful but time consuming or quick and personal, but not likely to affect a battle's outcome. This means that essentially, magic is a non-entity on the battlefield.
 
  There is currently a Yahoo group with useable (I suppose - I have not tried them out) army lists for many Hyborean nations at: Field of Glory Fantasy. Yes, you have to join the group to look at them. But if you like them, join, download and then quit, like I plan to do.
 
 
   Is this another new project? Not yet. But maybe... 15mm Conan wargaming... it is so tempting!

6 comments:

Eli Arndt said...

There is a guy who is doing the world of Conan as Napoleonics armies, but the links escapes me.

Kobold said...

Steve Blease of Bleaseworld has started a side blog on his Napoleonic Hyboria.

Alfrik said...

Here are a few links to Conans world you might find of interest then, for military purposes:
http://www.fanaticus.org/DBA/armies/varhyborian.html DBA but gives good ideas

http://vismagica.com/vm_army_lists_home.htm#28mm%20Figures near the bottom of the list

http://www.terrablood.com/hw/kingdoms.htm

http://hyboria.xoth.net/gazetteer/nations.htm Brief overview of the nations at the time of conan.

http://www.conan.com/invboard/index.php?showtopic=3503 very good map of his world in color and very detailed.

Hope this adds some inspiration, er, btw I'm a bit of a conan follower!

J Womack, Esq. said...

I do like me some Conan. Doesn't hurt that he was created by a good ol' boy from down around here (Texas, y'all...).

Thanks for the links. I really can't do much with this idea yet - too many projects, with no financial backing or space in the calendar for that matter...

Alfrik said...

Wrong!! you can dream, make notes, sketch out armies you really want vs repetitive ones, buy just a few for the main characater/hero's and have them ready when the troops do arrive and march past!

graymatterblues said...

I love the world of Hyborea and Robert Howards works. Knowing me I would have one army from each nation. But Stygia, or Shemite would be my top picks. To bad this can't be played over the interwebs. :(