3 Jun 2017

Song of Blades and Heros

If your looking for a fun quick play skirmish game, Song of Blades and Hero's is easy to pickup for newcomers and allows gaming with limited resources. Basically you throw one to three dice for your troops, activation up to those number of actions. If you fail the turn moves to the next player.
Combats are reasonable simple both sides throwing one die modified by factors like multiple figures ganging up on a defender and whether the character has been knocked down in the previous melee. Mark arranged the three player game so that we diced for order of play each turn which gave a fair and random nature to the game.

My orc raiding party started in the middle of one board edge with the men on the left flank and skeletons on my right flank. I decided to split the command, as this would be suicidal, and carnage was our aim.

Marks army of undead approached singing, "knick knack paddy whack give a dog a bone" obviously Irish undead.
Men, boring men
A stray dog who after several minutes of discussion we settled on, "the dog" as a title.
After many years of inactivity my orc figures finally had a  chance to prove that they were worth more than a cameo with Sam the cat in a previous post.
Military songs about bones aren't a good idea when there is one around.
Time to slaughter the humans.
We are gonna kick arse, Azhug yells as he leads the attack.
I like necrophilia but I'd rather my partner had a bit of flesh for padding.
Seems that the humans take large posts into battle, odd custom.

Sadly Azhug is reduced to a red puddle and suddenly things aren't so rosey for Sunuguk and Ugghar. But we press on
On the right flank the bone people have a liking for ganging up on the orcs. While my strongest orc, "Harag" seems to be hanging back from combat.
Sunuguk joins Azhug as a red puddle and things are looking desperate for Ugghar.

The men realizing the undead are the biggest threat send half their force in what looks to be a temporary truce with their historical foes the orcs
Seems that the skeletons have capture the men ram.
The stray dog called, "The Dog" has  a passion for bone people and starts causing havoc.
Ugghar is being molested. Literally if they were trying to kill him he would be dead by now.
Grok goes down on one knee but somehow manages to avoid the sickle the nearest Skeleton is swinging at him.
Dramatic attacks from the men take down two skeletons in gruesome fashion. The remaining skeletons throw on the "witness gruesome death table" but only  smirk at their friends deaths.
Ugghar after knocking one human to the ground makes a run for it minus his underwear.
"The Dog" completes the massacre killing the remaining skeleton.
Things seem fairly well matched.
Another human goes down as Grok gets back to his feet and pokes his sword  into the warriors heart. Actually his back but that sounded cowardly.
Seems the Dog is bored with gnawing the dead. And attaches himself to the nearest mans leg and starts ******* *** (R18).

Harag the largest most fearsome and least clothed orc finally makes an appearance. He distracts one of the humans in a most lewd fashion while Grok stabs another human to death from behind. 
With the two prone men killed, one by Harag in obscene fashion and the other torn gruesomely to pieces by "the Dog". The remaining men decide to flee. Grok, Harag, Brurbagand and Ugghar decide not to waste the opportunity in front of them. And take, "The Dog" to the beach. No animals were hurt in the making of this blog. Tragically, "The Dog" was swept away by a large wave. At this time he is sadly still not been found.

1 comment:

  1. Great post Brynden. I love how Songs of Blades and Heroes makes it so easy for a game to tell a story.