It would fit the fantastical-medieval theme of the rules to present them as if they were an illustrated manuscript so I've been having a good old poke through some of my prettier books (the only thing I spend more on than miniatures!) as well as perusing the internet to find suitable examples that could serve as inspiration. And, blow me, if they aren't full of Oldhammer goodness!
|From The Gorleston Psalter|
Have you ever seen a more Blanche-esque shield? I've been painting something just like it for the latest of my orctober orcs. Why he's in need of such heavy armour to fight a snail, even a two-foot tall gastropod, is beyond me; a chaos snail?
But it doesn't stop there. Oh no. You want mutants?
|More marginalia from The Gorleston Psalter|
You want killer beastmen?
You want demons of Slaanesh?
Or trees of Slaanesh?
Or castles straight from the Realms of Chaos?
Or skeleton warriors?
And the list goes on! There does seem to be a weird recurring thing (a manuscript-meme, if you like) of people fighting snails. Now, I don't remember many plagues of giant land-molluscs that necessitated such actions, but just in case there should be a
|Check out the shield again!|
I hope you've been paying attention, should the inevitable happen in your lifetime!
I'll leave you with this last image, especially for JB Asslessman, a knight on a ginormous cockerel:
Right, gotta go - my lady-love most fair has brought me some truly delicious cake and I want to give it my full attention.