As it is way way way too hot to do much of anything outside, today, including priming figures, I continued working on the map of the region and also created an "influences" map to help guide my future purchases of miniatures for this little (hUUUUGE!) project.
As you can see, I was finally able to get the last two powers' names in place. The Kingdom of Grek is an occupied Greece of the Renaissance. The Baronies of Wanniir are a loose confederation of Scandanavian peoples, with the Swedish influence being a bit predominant at this time (think Great Northern War Swedes).
Admittedly, these are a little hard to read, but the notations signify the major military influences, from our history, which will be used to determine uniforms and equipment for the various powers.
There is an intent to allow for some ebb and sway between the uniforms and militaries, especially as not all powers have decided to upgrade their entire forces at once, but have elected a more cost effective change over time.
This will allow me the greatest range of figures and personalities to choose from, without resorting to any lengthy explanations in the stories. Things just are the way they are and the people and characters assume this is normal.
I am toying with the idea of taking some future regions of the world map way back into the past, perhaps into the Roman Empire and Successor States eras. I will certainly include a Japanese themed area, but have not decided where as yet.
Apart from finish up current projects and also a 3mm or 6mm WWII force for Rommel, I'm done with purchasing and building historical armies for the next several years.
I am having too much fun putting this all together.