Monday, September 20, 2010

Nawlins Y'all

You may have asked, "Why Baron, where have you been?" The answer is New Orleans. It was the 15th Anniversary of my marriage to the Baroness. I realize this is a blog about wargaming, but I found a way to work that in.
Old Hickory himself at Jackson Square
Definite inspiration for War of 1812 and the Battle Of New Orleans. Also tons of Pirate-y stuff around the place, too. But, walking around the French Quarter, I noticed all the colors. Definitely not house colors your local suburban Neighborhood Association would let you get away with. So, I started snapping pictures of color schemes. Colors that were fantastic inspiration for Imagi-Nation uniforms.
I got tons of pictures for inspiration.

But Unkerlant (my angry little Imag-Nation) is already full of colorful and unique armies. So, that means a new world. Why have my world exist within the confines of our own history and Earth? Why not a totally new world, or at least part of one? Without further ado, I offer you yet another project. A world inspired by books like "Monster Blood Tattoo" series, where it's technologically similar to our 18th century, but monsters roam the wilds, and magic is very real. More to come on that, but here's an emerging map:

I planning on running games at different scales and even some old fashion RPGing. I keep you posted as this project evolves (or doesn't). In mean time, I've noticed we've made to 60 on our Followers. Welcome aboard!


Bluebear Jeff said...


Send me your email and I will email you some info on "Victory Without Quarter" including a brief FAQ that Clarence sent me a couple of years back that includes rules for flank & rear charges. I'm at

And your new project sounds interesting too.

-- Jeff

Fitz-Badger said...

Interesting post... uniform color schemes based on house color schemes. That one pictured works nicely. The 18th century "monster world" also sounds interesting. Some have talked before of "Lace Punk", the 18th century version of steam punk. And some steam punk includes werewolves and vampires and such.

Bluebear Jeff said...

I also looked up your "Monster Blood Tatoo" reference and the books sounded interesting so I've ordered the first one via Amazon.

-- Jeff

BaronVonJ said...

El Grego, one of the followers on this blog, has a site dedicated to building the armies of the Half Continent (Monster Blood Tattoo's world):

tradgardmastare said...

I too have the book on order and await its arrival with enthusiasm...

El Grego said...

Thanks for the plug, Baron! Maybe your work will spur me on - can't wait to see your stuff for MBT.

BaronVonJ said...

Also check out the "Age of Unreason" series by Greg Keyes.

Jiminho said...


That is a great-looking map, you have a nice touch with graphics


BaronVonJ said...

That's what they pay me for.