Thursday, November 19, 2009

Campaign Overview

From the Village Games Forums, written by Mike Z.


An eight week fantasy skirmish campaign using the Song of Blades and Heroes rule system. Each player will take the lead of a warband and seek to further its reputation in the world.


The campaign will run 8 weeks with a pattern of 2 weeks on, 1 week off for a total of 6 campaign nights. Each campaign night will feature 2 to 3 campaign rounds for a total of 12 to 18 battles.

The first campaign night is scheduled for January 5th, 2010

Signup will occur in Late November/ Early December.

How much?

The entry fee will be $5.


Prizes will be determined by the number of participants.


The campaign will be run by Chris and Mike

Rules Books Used

Song of Blades and Heroes
Song of Gold and Darkness
Song of Wind and Water
Song of Deeds and Glory
Free Hack issues 1 and 2.

Each player will be required to own the main rulebook (Song of Blades and Heroes). Each player will be required to own any rulebook that contains special rules that are used in their warband. For example, if a player has a figure with the Were special ability, they will need to own Song of Gold and Darkness.

Players are highly encouraged to purchase their copies of the rules through Village Games for 2 reasons:

1) Each book purchased through Village Games will cause the prize pool to increase!
2) Player who purchase a rulebook through Village Games will have their entry fee waived for the first campaign!


Players may use any individually based figure in the 25mm to 28mm range. Bases can be any size and shape. All figures must be painted with a flocked base. Pre-painted figures may be used.

Players may use any published unit profile, subject to the published warband building rules. Players using the SBH unit construction system must have their units approved before usage.

Approval for custom units requires a majority vote of the players and may require at least one demonstration game played with the unit(s) so that other players understand how the unit works.

Players will also need to provide their own measuring sticks.


All games will be played on a 3' by 3' board. Terrain mats will be provided; however, players are encouraged to make their own.

Players will be required to bring additional terrain. Each player will be responsible for all of the terrain in their three home territories. Additionally, players will be responsible for providing terrain for 1 or 2 of the "public" battlegrounds. The terrain for the public battlegrounds is meant to be shared during the campaign.

Plain felt cut-outs will not be acceptable terrain. Terrain building days will be held before the campaign begins.

Misc Notes

SBH is a very cheap game to play. As any 28mm miniature can be used, most folks will already have several warbands worth of miniatures from other games. Even if someone doesn't have any other miniatures, a quick trip to the D&D minis' single rack will net a warband for under $10.

Because it is so cheap to build a warband, we are really pushing the other aspects of miniature gaming: namely painted miniatures and terrain.

Terrain is important as there will be 12-18 battles fought during the campaign. Fighting over the same terrain, time and time again will make things grow very boring. As there are 12 types of terrain, it would be impossible for everyone to provide their own terrain for all 12 settings. This is why the terrain will be shared.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Mike Z

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