Well my day off is almost over and I have had chance to play out a bit of a skirmish using my Boar Company!
Boar Company Versus Orc Marauders!
You can read a brief battle report HERE and I must admit that its been refreshing to actually play a game for the first time in ages, I found the rules I have been using a bit on the feeble side.
For the last few years, I have been playing skirmishes using Song of Blades, a rather great but simple ruleset that allows one to just rummage through their collection, pick up some models and get playing without spending an age with record keeping. I have really loved the sheer simplicity of the game but this latest outing after a long hiatus has highlighted a few issues with it.
Marik Goldhelm, Renegade Sorcerer
Yes its great for small scale skirmishes between about six and ten figures a side but it really bogs down when you want to field a warband 20-30 strong!
Similarly the latest game really highlighted a few issues such as the short range of shooting and the difficulty of causing damage. For example, Grimli, my Boar Company commander got into a ruck with the Orcish Khan which lasted for turn after turn with not much more than a bit of pushing and shoving.
Coupled with the fact that I am wanting to update the setting a bit to involve a higher tech level, I am thinking of going for a more sci-fi ruleset so I can include all manner of fun stuff like magitech, steampunk and so on!
If anyone can suggest some good ruleset that have a bit more crunch than Song of Blades, please feel free to leave a comment. I do have loads of rules to try out so will be posting a few battle reports over the next few weeks to see how things go. I also plan on sculpting up some more up to date figures for my Boar Company too.
Hopefully there will be a few updates coming so feel free to check back soon!
All the best!