Well yeah but... bleh. I guess I figured people here were too obsessed with 'muh historical pedantry' to be weebish... but I guess they aren't.
I think they will lol. I've seen people regard the O-yoroi styled armour of the Mongol invasions to be too goofy looking compared to the sexier, slimmed down stuff in the later periods. Ffs, we have plate armour shoulders for Vlandia, Ottoman armour on the Aserai and late Mongol/Ming gear for the Khuzaits. TW would 100% add late period samurai gear because they don't have good thematic direction anymore... if ever.
Really? I LOVE the Japanese-looking armor the Khuzaits have spliced with the lamellar of the Sturgians--just such a cool look that approximates the style I like to roll with in this game.
You can't really be a historical pedant about a fictional universe, can you? I mean, you can be a lore pedant, but I think it's a little silly to take IRL as the only basis for a fantasy world and... it helps most historically-enthused people I'm even superficially familiar with are weebs lol. But that might just be because my own entry into historical interest was Japanese video games like Dynasty Warriors and Romance of the Three Kingdoms lol, so I'm kinda in a bubble... but even basic perusing on YouTube makes it clear that East Asia is super popular among English-speaking history buffs. Or maybe it's just an echo chamber I'm trapped in, lol...
I don't mind anachronistic armor existing when I'm too ignorant to know better
but when I do I prefer it to be rare and treated as, basically, high experimental cutting-edge technology that you need stocks in Google to be able to afford lol.
Well to be fair, the Mongol Empire did reach as far west as Romania and Anatolia (where Warband Calradia was kinda maybe potentially based on) and had significant influence there such as gathering tribute from the Ottoman beylik, unlike Japan which became an actual country (rather than tiny warring states) around the 16th century iirc. Like don't get me wrong, I do like Japan and the imagery of samurai, but Japan wasn't even a thing until much later than the set timeline and not relevant until the Meiji restoration.
This is also related to another historical pet peeve of mine where people want there to be a Greece based faction; Greece wasn't a country until the 19th century (and didn't have their current borders until after WW2), the Byzantines/Romans didn't identify as Greeks despite speaking a Greek based language/dialect, they identified as Romans. I do love Greece, but adding a bronze age/classical era culture (while also having a culture that had occupied them for centuries and has been greatly influenced by them) would be very weird.
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Yeah, the Temujinids expanded far and wide, that's true, but not to the point where a mono-ethnic all-Mongol khanate existed right adjacent to not-Germa-France lol so creative liberties were taken while maintaining the illusion of "authenticity" (whatever that means in this context lol) but it's ultimately a fantasy world and the Kherjits are not Mongols; they're Kherjits. The Swadians are not Franks; they're Swadians. Etc. etc. but they're intentionally designed to resemble real cultures to justify the fantasy of pop-cultural ancient heroes duking it out for international supremacy.
I have no idea what you're considering "Japan" but the brief of their history was that Emperor Taika officially established a Tang-style government around the mid 8th century and cemented into law the supremacy of his bloodline as rulers of the Japanese people, and for many centuries prior his ancestors were the god-kings of the tribes living around the modern-day Yamato Prefecture (or whatever the little area south of Kyoto's called at the moment). At least nominally, Japan was a modern-style state with an effective bureaucracy in the image of the Tang until troubles with the Emishi forced them to depend on professional hereditary warriors and said warriors came to dominate politics and, in collaboration with the nobility, gradually turned Japan into a feudal country that was only nominally a centralized/modern country. And then, as you know, imperial authority was restored during the Meiji Restoration and subsequent establishment of a parliament (or "diet") and blah, blah, blah.
I can't comment on the history of the people living in the land we presently call Greece, but the real life history is largely irrelevant for the purposes of creating a fake history to justify the existence of a fictional culture in a fantasy world. The purpose of all this historical knowledge, in this context, is purely for inspiration's sake and creating the illusion of historical authenticity for those who want to pretend to be this or that in a universe where this or that co-exist in an environment permissive of endless war.