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The Cimmerian: Personal commission sculpt

The final sculpt for a recent commission, the first of eight planned figures in this series.







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Hamlet's Heroes Reprised

My pals Zach and John came over to the house last night for a skirmish using the Advanced Song of Blades and Heroes rules. While I'm really wanting to do more play testing on my home-brew dungeon delving ASBH variant, I didn't have as much time to prepare for last night's game as I thought I would. So we instead gave my recent scenario, "Hamlet's Heroes," another run through, an easy choice since it lends itself to three players (two players for the heroes and villagers and one running the orc reavers) and neither Zach nor John had played this scenario. (For the scenario background and warband profiles, see the earlier post of the initial play through).
I tweaked the rules a bit for last night's game. First, I swapped out the Wizard's Apprentice unit's Fear spell in exchange for the Protection from Arrows spell. While thematically I liked the apprentice having a lesser version of a spell his master casts (Aura of Terror), having two spellcasters w…

Dragon Dash

We had five players sign on to participate in last Saturday night's skirmish, so I cooked up a scenario in which I played the referee and controlled the non-player units. When I first became interested in playing Advanced Song of Blades and Heroes I had the germinal idea for a scenario that involved warbands hunting dragon hatchlings. I decided it was ripe for fleshing out for a five person scenario in which I could throw in some narrative surprises as the game progressed.

I had introduced Ash, Jared, and Bryan to the ruleset in the past year, all of whom are avid gamers and steeped in fantasy role playing games. Bryan's wife Sarah, who heard Bryan and I waxing enthusiastic about our recent game at dinner a month ago, expressed curiosity and asked if she could join in our next game. I have to admit that I was skeptical that she would enjoy a miniatures wargame, especially since she had never played any D&D or other role playing games in the past, the natural bridge (at le…