Friday, July 10, 2009

Wargaming in Conan's Hyborean Age

I've been wanting to wargame in Conan's world for years, I don't know why I've never gotten around to doing it. I think historical miniatures will work perfectly, I just need to figure out what figures would best represent each nation.

Here's my list so far:

1. Aquilonia - Late Roman
2. Stygia - New Kingdom Egyptian
3. Shem - Assyrian
4. Hyrkania - Mongols
5. Vanaheim and Asgard - Viking
6. Cimmerian - Celtic
7. Vendhya - Indian
8. Picts - Aztec or Native American
9. Corinthia - Ancient Greek or Macedonian
10. Argos - Early Roman
11. Zembabwei, Kush, Punt - Zulu or Lost Tribes of Africa
12. Zamora, Iranistan- Bedouin
13. Turan - Ottoman Empire
14. Khitai - Han Chinese
15. Meru - Tibetan
16. Zingara - Franks or Saxons

If anyone has some better matches, please let me know. I am also trying to decide what rule set to use. Warhammer Ancients is a decent ruleset, Armati and Battle Lust are also a consideration. Broadsword Adventures intrigues me but it's more of a skirmish game. And I'm also interested in Broadsword (which is an off-shoot of Lin Carter and Scott Bizar's rules "Royal Armies Of The Hyborean Age".