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  • #36119
    craig cartmell
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    There are few genres in wargaming that quite get the blood racing like the 9th-10th centuries in northern Europe, the notorious ‘Viking Age’.

    Up until now you could march across those blood-soaked fields with big armies or with little armies, but there were no games that really captured every bone-cracking, skull-splitting, gut-spilling, heroic moment of the period. No game that really allowed you to play Jarl Ragnar Loðbrok and his close companions, Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburgh, the dark Picts, the wild Irish or the stalwart Saxons.

    Well good news, Blood Eagle is on its way.

    Based on the same core rules as In Her Majesty’s Name and Daishō, this is a narrative skirmish wargame that is played with 5-15 figures per side on a 1m square board. The core rules have been proven in many thousands of encounters across the world and have been fettled to make them truly suitable for the heroic and grim nature of the period.

    Like Daishō, we have set the rules so you can play it as a straight historical game, at a heroic level or go full legendary with monstrous warbands such as the Jotun, Svartalf/Sidhe or Draugr.

    You will never be stuck playing the same dozen scenarios over and over again because our unique Scenario + Complications + Landscapes system ensures that you will have over three thousand possible game combinations to choose from. These feed into a campaign system that gives you the ability to create and play totally unique sagas of your own.

    We have also included the very popular system that allows you to research and then create your own unique warbands. The entire points system is open and there shall be a guiding article on the blog helping you to build it.

    There is already a community of over three hundred gamers discussing and preparing for this game on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/424811634371518/

    And we have just launched the supporting blog here: https://bloodeagleskirmish.wordpress.com/

    This game shall be launched by us at Salute 2016 under our own imprint – The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare. Like our other book, Daishō, it will be about 96 pages, full-colour A4 and cost under £15.

    We shall be displaying the game at a number of shows across the UK, so watch out for more details on them on the blog.

    Cheers,

    Craig Cartmell & Charles Murton,

    The Men from the Ministry.

    Cheers,
    Craig

    The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare

    #36120
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Sidhe

    ooooooooh

    #36276
    Cerdic
    Participant

    Sounds interesting! I shall have to remember to look out for you at Salute. £15 sounds like a good price.

    #36316
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    lol im just beavering away on my own homebrew system of Viking raiders, so this may save me the effort  would the narrative side of things work if I used a small base of 6mm figures in place of one mini?

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #36317
    Mike
    Keymaster

    would the narrative side of things work if I used a small base of 6mm figures in place of one mini?

    (waits)

    #36356
    craig cartmell
    Participant

    would the narrative side of things work if I used a small base of 6mm figures in place of one mini?

    (waits)

     

    I do not see why not. Each base then becomes a hero and his companions 🙂

    Cheers,
    Craig

    The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare

    #36361
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    excellent and even more promising, one more quick question if I may, do the rules support longships in anyway?

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #36366
    craig cartmell
    Participant

    excellent and even more promising, one more quick question if I may, do the rules support longships in anyway?

     

    There are indeed simple rules for shipboard combat.

    Cheers,
    Craig

    The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare

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