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Last Stand Army Lists, Book-2 Mythical and Semi-Historical Armies of the Classical World, Mediaeval World and Lost 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 described here follows on from Book-1 in that many are from classical myth or semi-historical armies of the classical world. Also included are armies from dark-age or medieval fiction and some reflect the ‘Lost Worlds’ of this book’s title.

These lost worlds might be set on the Moon or lands inspired by European exploration of the Americas and the Asia-Pacific. From the 16th Century many writers described fictional voyages of discovery. The worlds found are often interesting and unusual. More such armies are presented in Book-3.

A few lists covering cave-men have been included.

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 descriptions of troops appearing in movies have been included for inspiration, however stills and clips of the movies themselves are not hard to find on-line.

Some pictures have been included to inspire figure painters or sculptors needing a prompt.

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 & 3.

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 usually 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 added some troops from the historical prototype.

 
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