@Napo: Oooh. I've got an idea. How about a Crusades situation, but with WWI technology and against fantasy creatures instead of Muslims. We can use actual historical figures to. Maybe it could star a young Charles de Gaulle? You like French history right, and de Gaulle was a stone cold bad***.
Oooh. That reminds me. I think I want to take a history of Islam class. They have whole college classes devoted to it don't they?
Edit: Ooooh. Should have checked myself before I wrecked myself. I did not intend to compare Muslims to orcs and goblins. Far from it. Like I said. I'm actually very interested in their history and culture.
I think it would be more fun to have a fantasy world. If the real WWI world has fantasy creatures, it'd either mean the fantasy creatures were around since the beginning of history, which would mean the WWI era would be nothing like ours at all, or that the creatures were warped/magicalled (
) to WWI earth, which would make it more of an invasion of humanity rather than a crusade by it. I'll pitch you something later, and if you don't like it, that's cool, but I think you will.
I'm really into Ottoman History. Look at Yakup Satar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakup_Satar
Last WWI Ottoman soldier, which I think also makes him the last Ottoman veteran of an international conflict.
Yes, De Gaulle was badbuttery incarnate.
After WWII and Algeria is where I lose interest in French history. Everything before that, I like.