Wednesday, 25 January 2012

A Cracking Example of Narrative

I referred to this blog in the comments of my last post, but actually, it's such a good example of narrative (and very well written narrative at that) that I thought it was only right to post about it. The narrative is so good it actually chains different rule systems together as it weaves different stories together. Definitely Warhammer...well, War-games for Adults. 

Check out MC Monkey-Dew's Miniature Games

I've been following the adventures of Giglamps for ages now, and I confess, I might be exploring some fantasy napoleonics soon. Don't panic - however - we'll carry on with Warhammer here.

Regarding the above mentioned blog: its not Warhammer, but it is fantasy (mostly Flintloque/Slaughterloo sort of thing), but he uses all sorts of rules to facilitate the story. To be honest, I'm not really seeing any 'fantasy' in the rule sets - just in the figures and the story. That, friends, is the power of narrative. 


  1. Hello,

    Thank you for the kind words. The Magic is hidden in the wilder and hidden places of Valon and Giggers has not uncovered any yet! It is there waiting for him though....

    There is more magic in the Warrior Heroes stories though. Been planning on playing the old Lichemaster War Hammer campaign from the good old boxed set days...only run it all at once on one large table. Always something to get in the way though.

    Love the blog and miss the War Hammer of old!

  2. Sigh, another interesting blog to follow. At this rate I'm going to end up spending more time reading blogs than working on my own stuff!

    Keep up the good work everyone!

  3. Napoleonic fantasy has been a burgeoning interest of mine for a while...
    I recently bought a (cheap!) copy of the Realm Antique RPG and have been thinking about how to play some wargames in that setting... maybe mixing in bits of the Brothers Grimm movie to have Napoleon's troops up against fairy tale creatures from the Black Forest... Baba Yaga's hut and 'real' goblins and animated trees and dark sorceresses living in haunted towers. Add in a bit of clockwork nonsense (again, ala The Brothers Grimm or Vidocq films) and there might be a fun 'magic vs. teknology' theme going on.

  4. @MC Monkey Dew - No worries, the pleasure is all mine. Your work deserves the mention! Hopefully, one day, I'll have some enough Lichemaster stuff to run those scenarios, but that's still a while away.

    @Chris - you know it. I have a feeling someone from our firewall team at work must be wondering what the hell are all these bizarre websites are that everyone keeps looking at?

    @Knobgobbler - This is just fuel for the fire, really. My wife's gonna hate you...