* * * Origins 2008 Nominee - Best Miniature Rules * * *
* * French version * *
Song of Blades and Heroes (SBH) is a fast-play, skirmish-level fantasy miniature system for two or more players. The rules are simple, fast, and above all, fun.
EASY: Simple and easy-to-understand rules that you learn in just one game
EASY MEASURING: No counting inches or centimeters. SBH uses three measuring sticks to measure all distances and ranges
FAST: A game lasts 30-45 minutes. Play a mini campaign in a single evening
INEXPENSIVE: 5-10 models per player are needed
CONVENIENT: The game needs little space - a 60x60cm play area is enough. Bring all your armies in a shoe box!
MULTI-SCALE: Play with any single-based fantasy miniature, in any scale
HEX-FRIENDLY: Play on hexgrids if you prefer
NO WEIRD DICE: SBH uses standard six-sided dice only
READY TO PLAY: Stats for 180+ monsters and heroes are included, and you can create your own!
NO BOOK-KEEPING: SBH is an action-point system that requires no book-keeping and always keeps players on their toes
HIGH SOLO PLAYABILITY: The SBH mechanics work well in solo play
CAMPAIGN: With campaign rules, your warband grows more powerful after every battle
Six basic scenarios included.
SBH is the first of a line of games designed to be quick, inexpensive and requiring very little space.