The rpg mentions the fact that hares are sapient and sometimes ridden by mouse guards. As this hasn’t happened in the comics yet, and a few folks might not have encountered the following image on David Petersen’s blog, I thought it’d be cool to share it for inspirational purposes:
Edit: No direct image linking from the blogsite, sadly.
A new town has sprung up far too close to the scent border for Gwendolyn’s liking. It’s been a harsh winter and a tree has fallen across the border creating a breach, and wolves are approaching. Patrols have been sent to evacuate the town and re-strengthen the border, there simply isn’t enough time. The wolves are getting closer…
’ “Forward, the Mouse Brigade!”
Was there a mouse dismay’d?
Not tho’ the guard knew
Someone had blunder’d:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred. ’
Ok, off to write out some obstacles and do some tinkering while listening to Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” now.
Hmm, that’s a good question. I would rule that that others animals count for more then one “mouse” in the army rules. So instead of needing 100 mice to kill a wolf (or however many, don’t have my book on me) you could get by with 50 mice and 10 rabbits. Or something along the lines.
Mind you, animals never go against their Nature, so getting 10 rabbits to help fight a wolf would be almost impossible.
The book is amazing and the movie is classic animation at it finest. You will never see something as artistically pleasing to the eye as that movie. The artwork, the voice acting, the music and the adaptation are spectacular. And I would shame anyone who would think otherwise.