From the back of the box:
The Bladelands: a vast and unexplored wilderness shrouded within a mantle of ferocious magical gales called Bladestorms. Into these wilds comes a host of adventurers, warriors, pirates, explorers, prospectors, freebooters, traders, and settlers. Here, a battle can decide the fate of a budding tribe or nation. A small group can conquer and forge an empire. It's an ideal setting for a miniatures game.
Bladestorm is a "skirmish-style" miniatures game. Each figure represents one person or creature. Simple and fast-paced, it's a raw, hard-edged game with an emphasis on action and color. Bladestorm is designed to stand alone; you never need a referee. Use the Bladestorm rules to fight miniatures battles set in virtually any fantasy world.
Fun and easy to play, Bladestorm captures a dangerous, chaotic, unexplored quality - the same sensation Cortez felt when he stepped off the boat in Mexico and banged back his first Margarita. It's a lot of bang for your buck.