Some called them raiders from Lemuria, as the bloody handed reavers came over the Sea of Graves. Some others said these hailed from a fabulous and rich Empire to the East, the stuff of the tall tales of Veronan Bravos.
Where-ever they were from, they were enough to have the Emperor send word (and gold, for no soldiers would fight without it) to Count Frundsberg: He was to desist from his harrying of the Ratmen at the sack of Holy Basilius; and to make all haste north east to confront the raids of the men of Nippon.
There in soot blackened snows, skulking amongst the ruins of another devastated village, were the so called 'Nipponese'. The first meeting with a new culture is always a good occasion for war....
We've been working on this for ages. We didn't have enough time for a proper game so just gave things a go with 300 points. Initial impressions are: awesome. I particularly like that I found one of Jason's spells to be BS and overpowered. We definitely have that authentic Fantasy experience down. Our forces are a good match. I have an army based on 15th/16th century Europe with Pikemen, shooty cavalry, and artillery. Jason has a Samurai based force where lots of them are still sporting bows.
Well that's phase one of the project complete. We are now working on tweaking the rules and expanding the armies.
next up though, I am keen to get some Sci-Fi figs modeled up to try out Infinity.