Tagged: song of blades and heroes

Greenfire Games Fall 2016 Demo Day

Our Fall 2016 Demo Day at Green Fire Games was a huge success. There was a great turnout. We answered a lot of questions, ran demos, talked games, and saw some really nicely painted minis! Matt from Wreck-Age is running Mike through a Wreck-Age demo. Check out the awesome terrain layout! Here is another angle of ... Read more


CSW is hosting a game demo event at Green Fire Games

Chicago Skirmish Wargames is hosting a game demo event at a new local shop in our area! Green Fire Games opened recently, and has gaming space for 50! They specialize in board games, X-Wing, and various collectible card games like Magic The Gathering.   Here is a list of planned events: Song of Blades and ... Read more


Song of Blades and Heroes at Valorcon

Earlier this month, I ran a game of Song of Blades and Heroes at Valorcon, Chicago’s nascent convention for all manner of tabletop and digital games. In this game, a group of orcs faced off against lizardmen with their living metal mercenaries.  The two groups were searching the abandoned island of Lacerta, another location in ... Read more


A Harryhausen-Themed Stop-Motion Monster Warband

I have always been an avid fan of stop-motion effects in film. Once the bread and butter special effects in the age before digital animation and CGI, they are now seldom seen. I grew up on films such as “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad” and “Clash of the Titans” wherein actors hacked and stamped in ... Read more


The Grimy Jewel Campaign: Session 4 Report

Here’s the action from a recent session of our Song of Blades & Heroes campaign, written in glorious narrative fashion by new club member Joe! In retaliation for last harvest season’s peasant uprising instigated by Bishop Stuka’s outlaws none less than Burggraf Wallenstein of Vildeburg himself dispatched Ritter Ludvig VonDraken to bring the holy man ... Read more


The Grimy Jewel Campaign: Session 2 Report

“My first thought was, he lied in every word, That hoary cripple, with malicious eye Askance to watch the working of his lie”  — R. Browning Three bands of warriors approached the barrow wastes cautiously. Unbeknownst to the others, each had been approached in the city of Vildeburg by a gnarled stranger clad in rags. ... Read more


The Warband Project, Part One

  Since becoming involved in Chicago Skirmish Wargames, I’ve made it my mission to collect a diverse array of fantasy miniatures from a variety of manufacturers and game lines. Because the games we play don’t require any particular set of figures, I’ve been able to pick up pretty much any old miniature, kit or blister ... Read more


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