Thinking of setting a new ‘swords and sorcery’ campaign for David and Adrian in the World of Xoth.
I like to visualise my campaign worlds to help create atmosphere, and in this case, like most S&S campaign worlds, the nations have fairly clear historical analogues (which I used to think was lazy, but I now realise is really useful to help players relate to the campaign world if they don’t have time to immerse themselves in the background).
In this case, I might get half a dozen 25mm wargaming figures for each nation and paint them up, to give a view of what the average soldier is wearing and to use as guardsmen and city watch.
So the nations in the World of Xoth, and their analogues (for me) are:
Mazania – black amazons – find some nude amazon warriors
Ikuna – zulus (Wargames Factory do some plastic zulus)
Zadj – Persia – sassanid persians – always wanted to paint a few of them.
Yar-Ammon – egyptians
Jairan – Arabs
Khazistan – turkish ghilmen
Susrah – Seleucids?
Taraam – Assyrians?
Nabastis – Myceneans or classical greeks
Lamu – pale men in long robes? Slavs?
Sea Reavers – arab pirates/Sinbad