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by Capitaneus Fractus
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 83
Views: 11015

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

I may be wrong, but I feel there are two distinct debates: - is Warhammer Fantasy 's Imperial polytheism realistically described as a polytheism? My answer is: no it isn't, because the Imperial society description do not fit for polytheistic societies, but to monolatric's (while chaotic cults are mo...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 83
Views: 11015

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

There are polytheistic societies with henotheistic and monotheistic tendencies. The Warhammer cults are, however, presented as being polytheist but are, in fact, described and understood by rules to be monolatric (and sometime even lightly suggested being henotheistic, with the idea that all gods wo...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 83
Views: 11015

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

If I indeed agree with you it looks like "monotheism", I feel it is, then, unrealistic as a polytheism, which was, for me, the subject of that thread. (I am not arguing that monotheism couldn't be a realistic religious culture for the Warhammer World , but that, by choosing to present the Old World ...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 83
Views: 11015

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

So in conclusion and to bookend this post I don't really know what is being driven at when it is noted the pantheon is unrealistic. Is it meant that there are entities that are not worshipped but should be? Do you mean the way existing entities within the Lore are worshipped should be different? Do...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 135
Views: 24980

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

Pregenerated characters?
Is The Ritual suggested to happen in a specific moment? Is it no longer set in Delbrez, or is it suggested to happen in Delbrez on the road to Middenheim?
by Capitaneus Fractus
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Empire Military Organization
Replies: 15
Views: 433

Re: Empire Military Organization

Pratzen's Le Vol de l'Aigle ["The Flight of the Eagle"] is the best Strategy Roleplaying Game I know. The rules are for Napoleonic Wars however, so a good adaptation would need to have some knowledge on Renaissance's warfare, but I'm sure that it might be very interesting to any War campaign where P...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Where are you starting the PCs in the 4e Enemy Within?
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: Where are you starting the PCs in the 4e Enemy Within?

You are right. They weren't originally designed for The Enemy Within campaign. I add them as an introduction scenario, in order to more progressively let adventurers see that things go weirdly at the beginning and in order to introduce earlier the non player characters that are intended by "The Mist...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Where are you starting the PCs in the 4e Enemy Within?
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: Where are you starting the PCs in the 4e Enemy Within?

[previous message have been edited with links] About the solid map, more than one decade ago, I did made this unfinished map: http://maitre.du.monde.free.fr/Jdr/Warhammer/Empire/cartes_reikland.png (The scale is 5 miles to a hex. The image can be zoomed somewhat.) Most of it is too empty (and probab...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Where are you starting the PCs in the 4e Enemy Within?
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: Where are you starting the PCs in the 4e Enemy Within?

This is how I might see an introduction to The Enemy Within Campaign : Start in Bakersdorf, a very small village of the Talabecland in the countryside of the city of Volgen, near the Northern Barren Hills. Players are young Talabeclanders, who probably worship with about as much devotion Ulric and S...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Empire Military Organization
Replies: 15
Views: 433

Re: Empire Military Organization

Osprey have good books on how Early Modern Armies were organized. Those three booklets had a great influence on my understanding of how should be armies of the Empire. - https://ospreypublishing.com/the-landsknechts-pb - https://ospreypublishing.com/armies-of-the-german-peasants-039-war-1524-26-pb -...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Alternate Castle Wittgenstein maps
Replies: 21
Views: 6934

Re: Alternate Castle Wittgenstein maps

Not really related, but a very long time ago, I have made this document (without key, so players could progressively discover it) which superpose the different layers of Castle Wittgenstein, and underline few layer inconsistencies, such as the scale, the wind rose (but that might perhaps be an error...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Middenheim: City of the White Wolf
Replies: 43
Views: 5836

Re: Middenheim: City of the White Wolf

It's stylistic, with the number of buildings representative rather than literal - like the Hogshead Marienburg map or many historical city maps Alas, it looks like obvious and unhidden that it was done on a graphic tablet. That is my main problem with this map. Many if not most contemporary illustr...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 4572

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

I roughly imagine that the Khazalid "Zaiyon" might be wrote in Klinkarhun by the trigram ᛊᛉᛋ, ZYN , /zajon/, (or made more explicit by the tetragram ᛊᛉᚻᛋ, ZYON ). With the following declension, if Khazalid grammar might be considered as possibly close enough to Khuzdul's: nominative singular: ᛊᛉᛋ, Z...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 4572

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

Archives of the Empire: Volume I will cover "Imperial Dwarfs: While they think of the Karak’s as their true home, many a dwarf has never set foot on ancestral lands, instead living at the very heart of the Empire"
https://www.cubicle7games.com/middenhei ... f-out-now/
by Capitaneus Fractus
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 4572

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

Thanks and sorry. I rephrased it.
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 4572

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

My feeling is that the Biblical return to Zion isn't the same thing as Zionism (albeit Zionism obviously legitimates itself from the Biblical return to Zion). Zionism isn't simply the willingness to return to Zion. It is more than that. That is why the willingness to return to Erebor isn't necessary...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 4572

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

Okay, I wasn't understanding your suggestion because I didn't even thought about Zionism, which is a 19th-21th century movement (albeit it obliviously have older roots), that I wouldn't thought to establish in an early 16th Century inspired Germanic flavoured fantasy civilization such as Warhammer (...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 4572

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

Even so, artists are responsible for inferences that logically arise from their RW analogies. For example, you can't dress the Imperial Guard in WW2 German uniforms and then claim that any similarity between the Imperium and Nazi Germany is purely coincidental. Noticing you've made our thread reach...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 4572

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

Be honest, which group of occupiers do you associate with "reclaiming Zion"? The Crusader analogy could maybe work in Karak Eight Peaks if the Muslims are Skaven. Romans are a stretch due to the historical period. In fantasy fiction works, we can imagine everything. A people inspired by Aztec, Egyp...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 4572

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

If Zaiyon is analogous to Zion in the Dwarfs=Jews analogy, then I don't see how greenskins could be anything but Muslims (or Crusaders). I feel that is probably because you confuse induction and deduction, which constitute the very significant logical gap that lead to the illogical path you've took...