Played a delightful game of Song of Blades and Heroes over the weekend. I am beginning to collect a substantial Papo and Schleich medieval collection and I am using Song of Blades to game these large scale miniatures. I have the Song of Arthur and Merlin supplement and have created some warbands in an effort to resurrect my old Pendragon characters. My current warband included two knights two archers and three men at arms. I set up the wargames table in vignette area encounters. I practiced a minotaur pit combat to warm up the table and then I set up a Chapel Perilous and an Adventurous Forest for my warband to traipse around and fight out encounters. I had a small rivulet running through the woods with a fjord and of course a knight errant defending the fjord against all who should try and pass without a test of arms. This knight proved so dedicated to his task that he defeated both knights in combat not once but on two occasions. In the second fight I had to even resort to gang rushing him with men at arms and shooting him with arrows to try and give an edge to my knights who actually had honorably dismounted and fought the combatant on foot. The reaction of our foe was to behead gruesomely one of my men at arms, shrug off all arrows that assailed his armor and tump both my knights into the water defeated!!
Pictures will be added if the blogger beast will cooperate.
Sir Kenneth and party meet the knight defender of the fjord. He proclaims that no one passes this way without a test of arms. the fight will be to "first blood"! Not lethal but a test of a knights worthiness nonetheless. Sir Kenneth dismounts for a chivalrous fight at the river's edge.
Sir Kenneth and Sir Cadric are defeated and the men at arms come in to hold off the mysterious Knight of the Fjord!!
An enchantress of the Forest Adventurous. I will have to pass the Fjord encounter before I meet the likes of the magic perils of the forest.