Over the last couple of weeks, my good friend Graham and I have been locking heads in the realms of fantasy with God of Battles by Jake Thornton. In our previous battle, my Undead horde destroyed Graham’s Dwarves in a glorious orgy of blood, so we decided this time to do a follow-on scenario.
We used scenario two from the rulebook in which Graham’s Dwarven survivors attempted to fight their way to safety through a blocking force that had stolen a march on them whilst also holding off the rest of the Undead horde that were still in hot pursuit!
Unfortunately, our time ran out with the battle still perched on a razor’s edge. However, we decided that the Undead had managed a moral victory as the Dwarves would have been hard pressed to extricate themselves from the pursuing hordes of Undead horrors. It was a very tense game that could have gone either way, and we both had a lot of fun and has inspired us to think about running a campaign.
To this end I have uncovered a very interesting campaign set from RPGDriveThu called War of the Dead, this structured campaign book has 12 scenarios in which the undead are ravaging the land, and it is up to the living to stop them! I am really looking forward to getting my teeth into this and hope to write a little more on this in due time.
Raising the muster
I also took some time, this week, to do some recruiting for my ever-expanding army and what better way to show honour to my brave enemies than to dig up a few of their ancestors!
The standard-bearer to the left was fixed with the addition of a trophy, in the form of a Dwarf head, that I hope will stop the flag pole from snapping off again. The Dwarven Skeletons were created by cutting a few millimetres out of the legs of a Tomb Kings miniature and although they are still a little bigger than most 28mm dwarves (the Dwarf on the right gives a good comparison), I am still quite happy with the result.
I have also used some old miniatures from the bit’s box to create a Dwarf baggage train for our battles too! And as Graham and I are getting together for another encounter this week I hope to get it on the table sometime soon.
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Very cool. There’s nothing like a campaign to give individual games a little meaning and narrative. Love the impaled head on the standard!
Very true, I always like to have a go at campaigning whenever possible. I’m glad you like my new trophy, hopefully it will prevent any more damage to the standard and frighten my adversaries to boot! I like to think that the Ghoul Queen uses her magic to animate it so that it pulls faces at the enemy! 🙂
Ha! Of course she does!
Cracking table and minis mate..great stuff kid
Cheers dude, still waiting on that Napoleonic’s game matey! 😉