Hi everybody - hope you're all blessed with pretty groovy Fridays.
So, I'm not sure if this is even the right place, because I'm chronically in the wrong place and also stupid, but...
...Language? Sylvania? What's a good way of doing this?
If anyone here is Romanian/au fait with Romanian history/language/culture, I would SUPER appreciate your input here, as I am pretty ignorant when it comes to this particular patch of the world, especially at the rough historical period in which WHFB
is meant to be approximate to.
So, pretty obviously, Sylvania is based on a pop-culture, pulp-fiction imagining of a kind of Bram Stoker-esque Transylvania, which is historically, of course, 1. situated in modern Romania, and 2. full of vampires, just like Sylvania in Warhammer.
For my human Empire army/Morheim warband, I've decided to get a little bit fancy with some of my detailing, at least for the moment.
On some of the flags, and larger Kite shields, I wanna do some scrollwork with text.
humans are totally dominated by English and Latin, so stylistically I feel like I'd like a challenge and a change of pace with this project.
So, because this project is loosely based in Eastern Europe, and it's a thing I've always sort of been curious about, and a way of further making my army just that little bit different feeling from other Empire/Bret armies, I was planning on using Cyrillic script.
So, as far as I can tell
this was actually used at the time in Romania. Unfortunately, my go-to for language I'm too stupid to know for modelling, google translate, hasn't got my back here, as they use modern, Romanized Romanian script instead. As far as I can tell, the only way to get Cyrillic reliably is Russian, which I probably shouldn't use...?
That is, of course, unless it's fair, that as Sylvania is just a fictional setting which is a sort of allusion to an already fictitious notion of a semi-fictional representation of a real-world place, am I being too neurotic about this?
For historical reasons, I want to be sensitive about these ideas. I certainly don't wanna be a TFG
, and rock up with one of those gross armies that just-so-happen-to-be referencing some distasteful chapter of human history or other.
So first of all - were I to run a Sylvanian army, would using Cyrillic text just be a bit too much?
Next - WHFB
's setting, and indeed, my army, is focused on the Empire, is there a way of being not-dumb with it? Romania being part of the USSR in living memory surely makes certain things - slogans, motifs, ways of regarding the nation etc. that are absolutely not cool, that I might be liable to try to use? Should I just skirt around my dudes belonging too closely to the Empire as much as possible?
Lastly, and a more positive, fun one - are there any cool tidbits of historical details or slogans, or uniform details that would add some flavor to my project?
Anyway, thanks for reading through all of this Neurotic Word Salad, hope you have a great day, I'm gonna go and get fething drunk as gak because today sucked and this week has been miserable feth every board of education to hell (except the good ones I guess).