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hammurabi70
09-03-2008, 08:30 AM
This is an attempt to create a poll to identify what periods are most popular with people for campaigns.

The choice is (dates to give impression of period):

Chariot/Biblical pre 500BC
Early Classical 500BC to 100AD
Late Classical 101 to 500
Dark Age 501 to 900
Early Medieval 901 to 1250
Late medieval 1251to 1450
Renaissance
Other (e.g. non-european)

As I have never done this I guess it will all go wrong; if so perhaps someone could correct it!

JamesLDIII
09-03-2008, 09:00 AM
Can we post for more than one? These are the campaigns I have troops for and/or have done:

420 BC Peloponnesian War (lots armies)
1066 AD Conquest of England (6 armies)
1490s East Asian (6 armies)

hammurabi70
09-03-2008, 12:22 PM
The idea was to pick ONLY ONE. Just so there is choice I'll do another one for armies, which gives a different piece of information.

Pavane
09-03-2008, 02:03 PM
I ran a campaign style tournament at Hotlead based on 635AD Britain. I was able to supply Scots-Irish, Picts, 3 x Sub-Roman British, and Welsh, while others were able to supply the rest.

Macbeth
09-03-2008, 08:45 PM
I guess my fave remains the early medieval :D

I have sets for the following
Norman Conquest 1066AD - 10 armies
Ottoman Zenith 1400AD - 13 armies
Sung China 900AD - 13 armies
Baltic Crusades 1280AD - 13 armies
Trojan and Egyptian Wars 1200BC - 13 Armies
Rise of Islam 625AD - 13 Armies

currently I am building a campaign set for the Braveheart era and next years project is to morph the Sung China campaign into a Yuan China campaign.

Cheers

Gregorius
09-04-2008, 03:24 AM
It has to be early classical for me. Lots of Greek armies with a smattering of Roman, Etruscans, Attalids and Saitic Egyptians.

Regards,

hammurabi70
09-04-2008, 07:08 AM
Interesting that at least start with the most popular is also my choice: early classical. I find the post Alexandrian Macedonian and Punic war periods the most striking of them all. Perhaps after that powers become too strong and empires build too easily.

Some people say that the medieval mindset is the one most suited to the anarchic self-seeking world of independent minded wargamers.

Frizzenspark
09-06-2008, 10:11 PM
I chose Renaissance, I am doing Spanish Reconquista armies. The Renaissance covers the tail-end of the period. Late Medieval Spanish and a whole bunch of Granadines!

Plainsman
09-06-2008, 10:27 PM
Samurai and their enemies for me! :)

Second would be Rome and its enemies! ;)

Blackadder
09-06-2008, 11:37 PM
Early Classical - Alexander, Punic Wars, Late Roman Republican. Typical I know, but what can I say? ;)

Tony Aguilar
09-08-2008, 01:43 PM
I love the Far East Armies the best. They are super cool and rare to see on the board.

Spanikopites
09-09-2008, 03:32 PM
(or perhaps the correct phrase is 'who')

Peloponnesia Honey, dont cha know I love you...

Other periods are great (Samurai, Viking, NKE) but none have the sheer scope, pathos, drama and funny hats like the classical period.

-S

Peter G. Wort
09-10-2008, 02:46 PM
(or perhaps the correct phrase is 'who')

Peloponnesia Honey, dont cha know I love you...

Other periods are great (Samurai, Viking, NKE) but none have the sheer scope, pathos, drama and funny hats like the classical period.

-S

Steppe Nomads have got the funny hats, but they are low drama, high mortality fellows.

Make mine classical, Alex and friends and the glory that was Little Italy

Haroldo Hic
09-12-2008, 11:39 AM
Middle ages around the mediterranean 700-1300: Early Crusades, early Reconquista, Normans, Germans, French, Italy, the Pope, Berber,Saracenes.

It was the time when total Chaos ruled! Anything goes! Just the right setting for a DBA-campaign!


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