As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been slowly drawn into the world of Flintloque lately. I found myself toying around with some fun ideas for characters and stories set in that world, and what with one thing leading to another, I decided to set up this thread to document my doings in this little niche of my hobby – a catch-all for painted models, writings, scenario ideas, and everything to do with the system.
Of course, my shenanigans are centred around the concept of “evil dwarves”; to be precise, the dwarves of the City State of Stoutgart. From official sources we do not know much about them, but what we do know sounds interesting enough. For everyone who didn’t read it in the more general Flintloque thread, I’ll just re-post the relevant snippet from the “Bier & Bones” rulebook:
I’m fairly certain that we will hear more about these wicked dwarves soon, as AA is currently working on a campaign focused on the Monich Bier War. For the time being, I’ve used the great liberty granted by lack of official information to cook up some headcanon for myself.
As Stoutgart is part of the Confederation of Finklestein (the in-lore version of the historical Confederation of the Rhine), I used Finklestein Infantry models with some small-scale conversion to represent my Stoutgartians. In order to keep everything consistent with Flintloque’s peculiar style, I tried not to bring too many Evil Dwarf tropes into play. I did use skull badges, but these were used by military units of various nations in the 18th and 19th century, so do not mark their wearers as “evil” in the classic sense (although I do have an in-lore explanation for them, see below). The red-and-black I used for plumes, straps and the officer’s sash may feel like good old evil colours, but are actually also rooted in history, as red and black were the royal colours of Württemberg, whose capital was and is real-world Stuttgart (@Border.Reiver has already suggested this connection; also, a small nod to your home @Anzu ).
But enough with the preliminaries. Let’s get this thread started. I hope you have as much fun reading and looking as I have writing and crafting!