For the first time in a long time, I made it to the Lone Star Historical Miniatures Tuesday night gathering at Dragon's Lair-San Antonio. It was well worth the trip--I was able to get in a game of Hordes of the Things (which I will discuss in a later post), and I also got to play a game I recently acquired and have been waiting to try out: Song of Blades and Heroes, by Ganesha Games.
SBH is a quick-play fantasy skirmish wargame. Fast is good when you don't have as much free time as you used to, and the skirmish means you don't need that many figures, which is good when you don't have as much cash as you used to. The rulebook is inexpensive and available online along with several official expansions. There's also a Yahoo group as well as plenty of fan supplements. Best of all, like HotT, the rules work with pretty much any figure, so I was able to draft some Heroscape minis for this battle (of which I have a ton), and I didn't even have to rebase them. My apologies for the poor quality of the pictures below; once again I forgot my camera and had to shoot photos with my phone:
|My robot warband. That's right, robots in a fantasy wargame.|
|The leader of the warband scans for the approaching enemies.|
|The enemy, who made a lot of activation rolls, approaches.|
|Ashes to ashes, all fall down!|