Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Song of Blades and Heroes

My 11 year old and I have begun playing some Song of Blades and Heroes. We've been enjoying it very much. Here are some shots of a recent game:

Giant and Ogres advance. Heavy infantry, defending the farm, move to meet them.
Heavy Infantry looking to swarm the Giant.
Dwarvenforge tudor cottage and stone cottage.
Heavy Infantry and the Leader engage the Giant!
The Giant falls, wounded, but not out.
End game. Giant and remaining Ogre sweep the farm buildings.
Note the scattered dead...
We used some of those men-at-arms old school minis I mentioned last post and the minis from my 1st edition set of Descent. It was a giant, two ogres, and two giant wolves versus 7 heavy infantry, an archer, and a leader. The battle swung back and forth several times but in the end the giant's team won the day. Their 11 year old commander was stoked! Obviously I failed to capture all the action in photos, but you get the idea. Good times!

Song of Blades and Heroes is a very good, if simplistic, rules system. I'm going to pick up the Advanced version soon. I'll let you know what that is like.

You also might notice my two cottages from Dwarvenforge. I have fallen in love with their City Builder system and have some more being shipped to me. There will be more battles...and next time maybe a proper battle report.

Until next time, carry on!


  1. Hmm, 11 year old kids really do like winning; I've noticed that (well, the boys do - not sure if girls care as much). However in my experience their tactics tend to be a little limited :-) ...

  2. Great post Iron, I am due to play the advanced SBH in the next week, the new reaction section is a minor change but a biggie.