View Full Version : Empire/Sylvania Buffs needed

29-12-2006, 12:19
I was thinking that with the advent of the new empire releases, I'd finally get round to doing my pre-Vlad Sylvanian army. I've got WD 290 or 291 with the article about the colour scheme etc.

I was just wondering if anyone had any more thoughts about what to include to make it fit the background. I was thinking no handgunners but lots of crossbowmen, archers and militia as well as greatswords and inner circle knights to represent the Drakenhoff Templars and Guard.

However, I would like to include some form of artillery, so does anyone know the date that blackpowder was introduced to the empire and when cannons and the like would become available? I know it was used during the wars of the Vampire Counts after 2100ish but would it be available pre 1790ish?

Any help, advice or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

29-12-2006, 12:37
I'm pretty sure a few cannons or mortars(I think mortars would be especially appropriate) would have been around, as long as you don't include hellstorms, volley guns, steamtanks and errrr pidgeon bombs.

29-12-2006, 13:14
Maybe only take cannons as smaller DoW cannons to represent their lack of refinement.

30-12-2006, 08:02
or take a bret trebuche and use the rocket art rules. it looks medieval and it hurts.

30-12-2006, 09:56
Gunpowder was invented after the von carsteins took over sylvania I'm afraid.

You'll have to use a "counts as" warmachine, e.g. a stone thrower as a "counts as" mortar.

30-12-2006, 11:48
Say, what are/ where the state colors of the Sylvainan army?

30-12-2006, 13:37
They were purple, deep red and black. Most of the uniforms in the WD article tend to be mainly purple with red trim/slashes.