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I wanted to spur a community discussion among the history fans of the TWW games.
As we all know a lot of WFB is based on classic fantasy tropes mixed with history. A mixture I see as a strength of WFB. It is very easy to understand the setting, what the Modus Operandi of faction X is how factions deal with another. Just by looking at a map and using the whatever common knowledge you have about history or fantasy tropes. Making the setting easy to access, before going deeper into ot.
Now by and large there are roughly 3 categories of warhammer factions.
1. Historical nations given a few new toys and magic. Like how the Empire is very close to the late HRR but with magic and steamtanks. 2. Historical based factions but with a fantasy twist. E.g. Tomb Kings, who are ancient egyptians, but all undead. 3. Fantasy based factions with influences of historical cultures or mythology. E.g. How the WE incorperate a lot of celtic motives. Or how skaven with their "wunderwaffen", mad sciences and Stormvermin take a few nods from Nazi Germany.
Now there is a whole plethora of prestigous human cultures and societies on our planet. And I wanted to know what human culture you would like to see a warhammerified version of. Anything which is not currently part of the setting anyway (for example India and Japan are already covered by Ind and Nippon).
Just name your culture, why you think its cool to see in warhammer, and which of my three categories you would place the warhammerized version.
For example, a classic example from me would be a human Southland faction based on Ethiopia and the Swahili coast.
I like ethiopia whose culture stretches back more than 2000 years. It was one of the very first nations to adopt Christianity (before rome did) and was never fully conquered by a european power. It also offers various unique things to the warhammer palett. E.g. the shotel, a long -sickle-like curved sword meant to circumvent enemy shields. And from the long cultural history if this region other things could be added. E.g. among the folklore of the rough region are tales of were-hyeanas and were-lions. And Ethiopia is rumored to house the Ark of the Covenant too.
So a human warhammer nation based on Ethiopia and eastern Africa, sounds very interesting to me.
But what about you? What other warhammerized cultures would you like to see and why? Be it a warhammer version of carthage or of polynesia or off a native american tribe or korea or Greece or Byzanz or Persia or whatever you may want to see. From all across time and space.