We are making a somewhat halting start to a new Imaginations campaign using the Warpaln 5/5 map cards, Theater of War by Piquet/Brent Oman for Army level conflicts in a fashion not yet entirely clear, and Piquet: Les Grognards for the actual battles, and other single figure type rules for various alarums and excursions, skullduggery, and the like. In an effort to completely baffle the Tin God (Joe), I elected my new country to be based upon Spain rather than France under the Consulate. Hey, it's a good excuse to use my relatively new and colorful Spanish Napoleonic Army more! Each country's nominal Army is around 25 units of generally suspect quality. Naval matters await further specification.
Flag of the Kingdom of Orbajosa.
The modern day Kingdom of Orbajosa had it's origin in the latye 15th century, when control the last of the country was regained from the S'Mores following the successful Siege of Pomengranada by El Sid. This, along with the discovery of the New World and an influx of precious metals from the mines therein, triggered off the "Siglo de Gordo" (The Fat Century; sort of like Fat Tuesday, but lasting a lot longer...a lot closer to two centuries, in actuality, ending in the late 17th century, but whatever) during which literature flourished and great churches and palaces were constructed. Unfortunately. the inflation caused by bulk importation of silver and gold ultimately devastated the economy, and the country fell from being the leading power of the day to its present status of a backwater. The principal economic activities is the growing of fruits and vegetables; Garlic from Obajosa is world famous, and featured on the flag. Fishing, mining, and metalworking are other industries favored in Orbajosa. The country is more than 98% Catholic. In general, the population tends to be fairly poor, but are fiercely proud (for reason generally unapparent to outsiders).
Cast of Characters:
Gonzalo I Cebolla, el Rey
Maria Apio, la Reina, aka Doña Perfecta
Rosario, daughter of Gonzalo y Maria
Diego, son of Gonzalo y Maria
Manuel de Gordo, Principe del Pedazo, Prime Minister
Don Carlos Inocencio, Foreign Minister
Don Pepe Pimienta, Minister of War
Don Juan Berza, Interior Minister
Don José Maíz, Commerce Minister
Don Pardo Guisante, Finance Minister
Mario Mazanilla, Minister of the Navy
Vicente Zanahoria (said to have some remote Fuddlander relatives)
Map cards laid out; the Top is North; the lower row of cards to the South is part of Fuddland, and the country evidently extends another two rows of cards South from there.
Joe's sketch map of the continent - A, B, and D are various non player territories. C is Orbajosa, E is S'Gottland (Greg), F is Dahara (Roger) and G is Fuddland (Barry, aka Czar Elmer)
Political Map of the Northern part of the continent - all non-player states.
Political map of the Orbajosa (pink), showing its four provinces, along with Bayern and Thuringia to my North.
Similar maps of Dahara, S'Gottland, and Fuddland have been promised but as yet the Royal Cartographers have been unable to locate same.
Link to the Campaign page on Joe's blog.