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jprp
09-11-2015, 12:32
What actual historical period do the most advanced Empire troops (Pre AOS) most closely correspond to?

BattleofLund
09-11-2015, 16:30
World War One.

... no wait there's the robo-horse, and that's more like right now. Like, this decade.

Lars Porsenna
09-11-2015, 17:18
What actual historical period do the most advanced Empire troops (Pre AOS) most closely correspond to?

Early to mid Renaissance. State Troops often are compared to Landsknechts, the archer sprue looks like Tudor English, and the knights sprues closely resemble the Italian Wars. So ballpark 1495 to 1550's Renaissance Europe.

Damon.

Griefbringer
09-11-2015, 17:57
What Lars Porsenna says, though I would also add that the pistoliers are also pretty much inspired by mid-16th century reiter cavalry.

One major difference between Empire and 16th century historical Europe is that in Empire pikes are not usually seen, while in real history that was a very common infantry armament during the 16th century.

jprp
09-11-2015, 20:05
What Lars Porsenna says, though I would also add that the pistoliers are also pretty much inspired by mid-16th century reiter cavalry.

One major difference between Empire and 16th century historical Europe is that in Empire pikes are not usually seen, while in real history that was a very common infantry armament during the 16th century.

So what would be your reaction if a player included say some English civil war miniatures in his army?

Lars Porsenna
10-11-2015, 01:06
So what would be your reaction if a player included say some English civil war miniatures in his army?

Probably wouldn't care since I've proxied War of the Roses for Empire before. But I would also wonder if maybe that person wouldn't just rather play historicals?

Damon.

Col. Tartleton
10-11-2015, 08:28
So what would be your reaction if a player included say some English civil war miniatures in his army?

The thing to remember is the Imperial fashions are based on our own but didn't necessarily progress in the same way. For example Vlad and Isabella Von Carstein are supposed to be of an antiquated style because they're like 800 years old. Yet there is an 17th-18th century feel to them with their elaborately constructed late plate armor and elegant hairstyles (as we know, the high nobility continued to wear full armor as fashion well past the common soldiery gave up on it.)

jprp
10-11-2015, 13:34
Probably wouldn't care since I've proxied War of the Roses for Empire before. But I would also wonder if maybe that person wouldn't just rather play historicals?

Damon.
There were some historicals on e-bay for a nice price but to be honest i`m glad i didn`t bother in the end. I am usually more in favor of a more primitive type of human army in fantasy (LOTR style or even ancients) but every time i see miniatures going for a low price i start thinking of excuses to get them.

Griefbringer
10-11-2015, 16:33
If you wanted to field a more primitive looking Empire force, you could try fielding one from the time when Sigmar united the tribes and earned the friendship of dwarves. This would allow you to field a whole lot of ancient figures in it - though the selection of troop types would likely be a bit restricted since lot of the technology appearing later on in Empire was not invented yet.

Smooth Boy
15-11-2015, 02:02
Could say they're one of the boarder princes and use Empire rules.

Col. Tartleton
15-11-2015, 05:28
Or just say its 2742 in your timeline and the Empire held off the Storm of Chaos and the End Times were averted for a time.