From: Jackson Tn
Well you could apply medieval warfare tactics to fantasy or say Napoleonic to fantasy steampunk. So your applying a realistic warfare engine to a fantasy setting.
I appreciate medieval and Napoleonic warfare, it's just where the fantasy thing creeps in with made-up lands and peoples that I lose interest. The only thing that ever held my attention along those lines was Tolkien's stuff.
Not that there's anything wrong with it. Just not my thing.
You should try A Game of Thrones, it is not much of a "fantasy/magic" novel. As a matter of fact, it is much more of a bloody political thriller. This novel has adventure, mystery, romance, intrigue, tragedy and betrayal. And one thing I loved most is that no character in the book is "good" or "bad;" they are just people with their own motivations, shades of grey all.
And favorite characters die--regularly and unexpectedly.
"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman