With Ganesha Games Hammer and Forge Kickstarter now rolling out it's pledges it was inevitable that a game of Advanced Song of Blades and Heroes was to be played. The main rulebook is out now and the Dwarven supplement, "Hammer and Forge" will be on general release in Feb (maybe already?), but sent out to KS backers.
I appear to have mentioned Hammer and Forge without adding "Long Awaited" before it, as MacSver has been eagerly and impatiently (to put it lightly) waiting it to come out for years! But he has it now and can run wild furnishing his collection with all manner of figure appropriate whimsies.
This brings us nicely to the game played. The scenario was a basic rummage for items from a scrap pile in the centre of a ruined temple and get off the table.
Fair to say that MacSver is happy with the new developments. I can see the aquebus making a regular appearance and will have to think of a counter. The poor quality of the Chaos warband really caused problems, giving crucial reactions and vital failed actions. With the leader expertly placed the dwarves had no such problems with their activations, only failed the odd roll on a "1".
It will be good to see MacSver get some more of his Dwarf Lead painted and all tooled up now whilst I look to adapt my existing warbands to the advanced stats. There are only basic advances for campaigns at Advanced level at the moment, but I can see us having a few one off games (or at least linked trios) to get the differences bedded in.