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Ok, so I am vostroyans, and I want them to be unique (not that I expect to be facing them any time soon ). Half the people I talk to say they are 18th century russian cossacks, the other half find them reminescant of the prussians. Some more even can conjour up images of brits!
Well, calling on my love of the two world wars (from a historical/tactical/political standpoint of course), and drawing on my roots, I have decided to make my Vostroyans based on the german army, from both world wars in fact! Anywho, they will be elite, well trained and equiped troops, with a wide array of tactics/equipment for blitzkrieg, but they will also be used to attritional battles, and use large ammounts of artillery and the likes. All in all, they like sauerkraut :w00t: .
I can already see the Firstborn 5th army panzer core around the corner, supported by the artillery train close behind.
So what do you guys think? Am I on to something? Any ideas, suggestions, or comments?
I could post a story I wrote a while back about them in a cityfight (about 4 chapters, and unfinished) if you like.
-The God of all Machines
Any chance of that?
Stop the presses. . .I just found your (untitled) story and am still enjoying it, so cancel the above!
Last edited by Sartorious; April 22nd, 2008 at 11:54.
I think they're just meant to have a Napoleonic feel.. Though they do make me think Russian in a small corner of my mind.
Death Korps and Steel Legion respectively seem more obviously modeled on the world war 1/2 german army.
Fluffwise, does it really make sense to have an army set up for Blitzkreig and attrition? What good is the former if all your elite mechanized infantry died during the last trench-rush? I'd advise picking one or the other and sticking with it.. Want attrition, do a siege army like the korps. Want blitzkreig, do a mechanized army like the steel legion.
I as well play Vostroyans, and I have to say that for me they most resemble Imperial Russian Cossacks. So thats the way Im going with them.
So, personally I dont see them as a "Panzer" core. Kind of changes the feel of the whole army. It does say in the Vostroyan Firstborn - Lexicanum
that they are based off Cossacks. So those are my 2cents.