For some time I have been looking for a set of fantasy rules that let me play smaller scale games that Warhammer Fantasy, Kings of War or Age of Sigmar without some of the complicated insanity of rules like HoTT. Some time ago Osprey Publishing released their Dragon Rampant rules which are a variant of the Lion Rampant historical rules. They are a flexible set of rules but despite having them for some time I never ‘pulled the trigger’ on a game of them. Recently Warlord Games published their Warlords of Erehwon rules and Studio Tomahawk released the Age of Magic expansion for their Saga game system.
Each ruleset has a different approach to fantasy gaming but plays at roughly the same level and so I thought that it would be an interesting project to build two armies and then use each ruleset to play some games and see what sort of game experience each of them gives. It is also an excuse to finally finish two fantasy armies that I have been wanting to get done but never had the impetus to do so.
What will, hopefully, follow are some comments/reviews of the rules and some ongoing posts while I paint up the armies that I will be using. I will probably break my recent rule and get some games in with unpainted minis as it will take me a bit of time to finish even two small fantasy armies.