I had some time on my hands, so for some post-lunch entertainment I decided to play a game of SoBH.
Having been away from this game for a while, I decided to keep it simple; a pitched battle between the Barbarians and the Undead.
You can see both of the warbands line-up in the previous post : Link
The Barbarian warband is crossing a marshy plain, moving south towards the spot revealed to their shaman.
Wulfgar, who had been scouting forward of the rest of the band, comes over to Ymar, obviously out of breath. "We have a problem chief" he manages between the his attempts to catch his breath.
"What have you seen to make you return to us with such alacrity?" Ymar demanded of the hunter.
"A Group of the risen dead, Ymar, they are coming this way" the hunter replied.
The warband comes face to face with the undead horrors as they both arrive at a stinking pond.
Cloven Skullsplitter, the undead second in command, is the first to engage an enemy. He charges Rorik Stoutblade, their heavy blades clash and rorik is pushed back by the force of the blow!
The Barbarian leader collapses, the fight knocked out of him. First blood to the Undead!
The Death Cultist moves in to try and take down Rorik. His runeblade carves right through the barbarians mail shirt, skevering him.
Assur, the barbarian shaman, finally commits to the battle. He only rolls a single success however, and he moves into close combat with Crowkiller.
The 5th turn was just starting, and the Barbarians were itching to get back at the Undead.
Egil fights like a man possessed and knocks down the Death Cultist as well.
It was an fun game, but after the initial lucky first round, the Barbarians were plagued by low rolls and actions. They did hold on to the bloody end though, and after some needed rest and time to lick their wounds, I'm sure the sinister Undead won't have seen the last of the Barbarians.
This was the first of what will hopefully be many more battles of SoBH. There might even be a Campaign..
That's it for now!