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Last Stand Army Lists, Book-3 Mythical and Semi-Historical Armies of New or Other Worlds

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These 100 army lists are to help players build armies to play table-top miniatures wargames with the Last Stand Fantasy and Semi-Historical rules set.

They may also provide inspiration for players of other games. Suggestions are also provided to convert these lists for use with other rules.

The collection of armies presented here are from mediaeval fiction or semi-historical armies.

Also included are armies from fictional works of the 14th-19th Century, especially those describing tales of discovery and new or ideal worlds.

Other armies cover the traditional myths and legends of Pacific lands.

I take semi-historical to mean an idealised form of the historical army or one where the sources add magical, monstrous or fictional components.

Some pictures are included to accompany the more interesting fictional works as these were published in the originals and might provide inspiration for wargamers or sculptors.

Most lists include references to the source material for people interested in further reading.

I have no hard policy about what armies to include excepting that they should be interesting to build or play. Sometimes modest or mundane armies are presented as enemies for others.

Armies that are overwhelmingly comprised of powerful gods, perhaps as part of creation myths, have been mostly avoided as they are often too problematic to determine a sensible troop Type for the combatants.

I have tried to resist the temptation for power inflation by loading up beings with special qualities. Having said that, some lists do note odd features for a few particular troops.

Many more armies could be included, especially from harder to access Asian sources, I have stopped at a manageable page count and extra lists appear in Army Lists Books-1 and 2.

As there are often many recensions of the original sources and re-interpretations of the key information, there is no claim that any particular culture or event is covered definitively. I have sometimes included two or more lists for the same myth.

It is almost certain that I have blundered in missing some obvious important information or version of a story, in which case feel free to change the lists to something you think better. Remember that the exercise here is to provide armies as a vehicle for players to indulge in an enjoyable past-time.

There is no particular chronological or geographical order to the lists excepting that armies taken from the same source are often next to each other and different versions of the same army may appear together. This army lists book thus resembles many myths themselves in wandering down obscure by-ways that seem extraneous to the main point.

The lists include some quite small forces and adopt the philosophy mentioned in the rules that creatures fortuitously aiding a force can be corralled into their army list.

Many dangerous creatures populating the semi-historical world have been included on the flimsy premise that they may fortuitously aid an army by eating their enemy.

Where a source is detailed and includes a variety of troops it will be presented in that form, where the mythical or semi-historical source is scanty I have sometimes added some troops from the historical prototype.

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