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abdul666lw25 Nov 2010 6:56 a.m. PST

Short for Munchausenian Science-Fiction
(combining odd contraptions for locomotion and short breeches: YouTube link :) :)
TMP link

(actually, with the pics, I provided links to them as they are so evocative, eye-candy and inspirational -but I cheated a little, the game was associated with the siege of Vienna (1683) and thus outside the 'tricorne era' = 'Lace Wars times'.
Btw the design of the flying ships is perfectly 'historical': the creation of a (17th C. at most) jesuit: picture

Then as some may know for years, 'mid-18th C.' Fantasy / Horror / Pulp games are equally possible:

May be a few will be curious, even interested?

28mmMan25 Nov 2010 7:51 a.m. PST

Sure. Looks like a great deal of fun. Seriously well done board…how could you not smile seeing that in person?

Pictors Studio25 Nov 2010 8:40 a.m. PST

Pretty cool and except for the airships I already have all hte models for the game, in 15mm.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2010 9:09 a.m. PST

Well, looks pretty neat – I would game Lacepunk!

The Gray Ghost25 Nov 2010 11:31 a.m. PST

That last link is just silly, He has penguins in a duck pond.

I think if there were more figures for this type of game more people would game it.

abdul666lw25 Nov 2010 12:46 p.m. PST


That last link is just silly, He has penguins in a duck pond.

Two ducks I suggested to add to a 'WAS French HQ' vignette:
(and yes, these 2 *also* feature in my 'Lace Wars Sci-Fi' post link Go and browse it if you wonder why?

Mal Wright Fezian25 Nov 2010 9:56 p.m. PST

Nice duck!

abdul666lw28 Nov 2010 1:34 p.m. PST

Related thread: TMP link

abdul666lw04 Dec 2010 4:12 a.m. PST

Those curious about the good Baron Munchausen's improvements on the war engines depicted in the Da Vinci Code and the experimental weapons designed by that young Colonial Benjamin Franklin to use the power of the thunderflash of lightning, should subscribe to that Gazette entitled 'Gaslightrules Group' link (it's free) to peruse and enjoy Jeff "bogdanwaz" W's two portfolios of fascinating and inspirational illustrations entitled 'Age of Reason' link and 'Ben Franklin's War' link .

Now, about celeriferes and with an ample pinch of salt, a work of passionate dedication: link wink

abdul666lw12 Jul 2011 9:21 a.m. PST

Potentially inspirational: TMP link

abdul666lw13 Jul 2011 2:01 a.m. PST

Potential conversion: TMP link
TMP link

28mmMan13 Jul 2011 8:48 a.m. PST

I like the idea of what Lace Punk presents, but the title is a bit uncivilized to me.

I agree with the above consideration of VSF to Steam Punk.

Perhaps a different title would help the movement?


After all, if it is not Baroque then why fix it?

Baroque Science Fiction
Baroque Science Fantasy
Baroque Science Adventure

Baroque sets the bar for lace, duels, velvet, intrigue, and gold leaf.


Take the general idea of VSF and allow the Baroque age to continue beyond the historical reference.

The Baron would approve!

"Your reality, sir, is lies and balderdash and I'm delighted to say that I have no grasp of it whatsoever."


28mmMan13 Jul 2011 8:57 a.m. PST

This image from an above link is BSF fun!


abdul666lw13 Jul 2011 1:15 p.m. PST

Ben Franklin War at Cold Wars 2011:
A teaser:


abdul666lw14 Jul 2011 6:27 a.m. PST

Parallel thread (more general):
TMP link

[Old thread: TMP link Did not realized that I'm pestering TMP readers for at least 4 years with my pet ideas: how time flies!]

Relevant thread: TMP link
and how it turned out eventually (excerpts: peruse the blog):
{Btw Robert, we are still to discover 18th C. Melnibonean Elves War Dancers and Wytches, and hoping for Ornithopters: according to the name they would have bird-like [feathered] wings, or at least if with bat / Da Vinci wing, would be made of mobile 'flaps' a little like junk sails, 'closed' when the wing moves down, 'open' when it moves up; hull = a kind of narrow drakkar with a bird of prey head & tail rather than a dragon's?).
Btw this:

= seems from a video game, but which one?
Then YouTube link (not recent but inspirational, though too 'modern' for the Lace Wars; for that matter, the crew is in 'Napoleonic' shakos).

Recent inspirations of diverse kinds:
TMP link (the zombie priest can be used in many periods, and the zombie bride paint-converted to a baroque / rococo dress).

TMP link ('authentic' for a 18th C. adventure)

TMP link (hope the range will move back to the Lace Wars).

TMP link
What about Frederick, de Saxe, even Jeanne de Pompadour?

TMP link (other [Chaos] Dwarves engines such as the Grendel / Leviathan 'Goliath' TMP link and the OG 'Steam wagon' link -preferably with spoked wheels to look less 'archaic / medieval'- could be converted to 'alternate' Lace Wars contraptions, the small ones maybe more suitable for 1/72 or 15mm crews, with a somehow 'Indian Juggernaut' look?).

TMP link (easily set during the FIW; symmetrically YouTube link YouTube link can be pushed back a good half a century).

YouTube link
YouTube link
Can easily be turned 'Munchausenian' rather than 'Bergeracquesque'.

Well, even YouTube link YouTube link can be inspirational: the previous rendition YouTube link showed a tricorne…

Speaking of {were?}wolves, both Cipher "Jaws" link and GW "Thing in the Woods" link with a little paint conversion would make great 'tamed' armored warbeasts of the "Brotherhood of the Wolf" 'Bete' type

Not recent but I just came across him, Alucard link in 'quasi 18th C. / baroque' rendition

= : inspirational for a transposition of 'Hellsing Ultimate' link to a Lace Wars setting: link link

Another possible adaptation: Lovecraft's 'Lurking Fear' link to a FIW setting. Copplestone Yetis would make good Martenses (albinos with heterochomia) but lack variety; maybe Crocodile Wendigos, their horns removed? Or some types of humanoid almost naked ghouls?

abdul666lw05 Aug 2011 1:03 a.m. PST


Lacepunk skyships [Three Musketeers – 2011] YouTube link


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