Well I've been hard at work making scenery for my warbands to fight over and have recently finished a small village!
A Village in the Woods
Made from a selection of little boxes I picked up at Hobbycraft several years ago, these simple little buildings have been rather a lot of fun to paint up and their blocky, stylised finish is ideal for my Somewhere on the Border project and can easily be used to represent any of the small settlements that dot the frontier regions.
I still need to build a blacksmiths workshop and a tavern as well as a couple more general habitations as well as a temple but Quite like how they've turned out. Interestingly, they are very different in style to what I have planned for Pinecliff, the largest human settlement in the Axeblades but that's a topic for another day!
In other news, I took a couple of warbands along to our games night yesterday and four players had a bash at a slightly modified version of Song of Blades and Heroes with the Boar Company once again mixing it up with the forces of their nemesis, Marik Goldhelm!
Get ready to rumble!
The game was really good fun but we did notice that despite my attempts to make combat more bloody, there was still an awful lot of pushing about rather than a straight up fight so it's back to the drawing board and I'll be re-tweaking the rules to make it play more quickly.
The highlight of the game was seeing Flint, the last survivor of the Boar Company kill the Fire Grub warrior only for it to explode spectacularly leaving Flint absolutely fine and much of Marik's underlings blown up.
As only one of the players had ever wargamed before and all four having enjoyed the game was a big plus and it was great to actually get a game played too and they've asked if I can bring it along next time with some more warbands so I will need to crack on!
All the best!