Song of Blades and Heroes is a fast-play, skirmish-level fantasy miniature system. It uses an action-point system that requires no book-keeping. The rules are designed to be simple, fast and fun so that a mini campaign of several games can be played in a single evening.
The game uses only 6 sided dice and requires approximately 5-10 models per player. The rules recommend 15 mm figures on a 60x60cm play area, but can be played in other scales. There is nothing scaled in inches or centimetres, three measuring sticks to measure all distances and ranges. Alternatively the game can be played without measuring sticks on a hexgrid.
The game includes statistics for 180+ monsters and heroes, and details to be able to create your own. Also there are campaign rules where your warband grows more powerful after every battle, and six basic scenarios.
There are some stand-alone games based on the same system, which could also be used as expansions to the base game:
Song of Arthur and Merlin (2008) - Arthurian supplement featuring sections on the historical Dark Ages king, the Welsh legendary king, and the Hollywood king. Originally an expansion, in 2011 this was re-released as a stand-alone product.
This is an adaptation of the SAGA miniature rules for Song of Blades and Heroes. THIS PRODUCT IS NEITHER APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY GANESHA GAMES OR ANDREA SFILIGOI AND IS PRODUCED PURELY FOR PERSONAL USE.
An expanded index of SBH special rules from the following rulebooks:
SBH - Song of Blades & Heroes 5.0 revised edition with artwork and ink saving version.
SAM - Song of Arthur & Merlin standalone version
SDG - Song of Deeds & Glory
SGD - Song of Gold & Darkness
SHF - Song of Hammer & Forge (not yet published, no page numbers available)
SSD - Song of Shadows and Dust
SSL - Song of the Splintered Lands
SWW - Song of Wind & Water
SS – Shadow Sea v.2.0
SSDE – Shadow Sea Deluxe Edition
SSCC – Shadow Sea Campaign Chronicles
SSSD – Shadow Sea Stygian Depths
DW – Deep Wars v.1.2
SBH Spreadsheet V4
Based on the version 2.5 by Lugnakh based on the version 2.0 by John Oman, revised by backmind March 13
With this file you can make in a easy way your wardband and their reference cards, you can select what groups of habilities you want to use by manual, just configuring the excel. As well you can select the language you want those skills. Right now Eng 100%, SPA 30%, FRE 80%, ITA 0%, GER 0%.
While not geared to every taste, this approach works for us. We find it easy to make a warband in minutes with this chart: on a piece of paper, write down each figure as you determine its cost. Keep a running total, and when you get near 300 (or 500, whatever your point limit), look on the chart for costs to round it off.
Conversion of Dragon Noir/Cry Havoc 1st scenario to SOBH. Its has some sample stats, new specials and the 1st scenario converted.
I found that the cry havoc/dragon noir counters were a perfect fit for SOBH.