I was able to get a game of Song of Blades and Heroes in over the weekend. It was good to get back in the saddle after the shock of seeing all my 15mm figures in such disarray. It was also a much needed chance to get the Wardens of Olympos on the field and blooded.
As my beautiful opponent hadn't played in a long time, we settled for a simple 'all out battle' on a fairly open board. She selected the warband of sentient furry critters from Hedgerow to be the Warden's first opponents. I would have preferred mighty mythically themed Wardens to take on warriors that were more suitably intimidating, but who am I to judge. The respective warband lists (and stats) can be found, as ever, over on the battle honours page of the blog.
The Wardens did their best to get within pain-causing-distance as quickly as possible, Nysa the centaur archer trotted quickly to within shooting range while the others tried to keep together in the centre of the table. Menander the minotaur was slow to activate and caused the main body of the warband to twiddle their thumbs a bit while he caught up. Meanwhile, Håkon and his furry lads played it just as cautiously. Knut the squirrel made a dash for the woods while the rest of the fluffy band tried to make a battle line in the centre.
From within the ranks of Håkon's band, a lone warrior dashed forward impetuously. Jack Rabbit came right up beneath the very hooves to the towering centaur...
Thus ended the game.
It was a great little game, unlikely a match up as it seemed at first, and we really enjoyed ourselves. The Wardens of Olympos were blooded and the Håkon's Heroes of Hedgerow got another outing. I felt a little sorry about Knut who never really stood a chance there, but hey, it was funny as heck.