Warlord Games launched their new game over the weekend. Warlords of Erehwon, by Rick Priestley, is their new fantasy miniatures game. The book can be pre-ordered with just the exclusive miniature, or you can order it with a skeleton warband or an orc warband. Also sneaking into the new releases is the A13 Cruiser Tank for Bolt Action.
Warlords of Erehwon is a fantasy based game designed for 28mm tabletop warfare. The gameplay is built around the D10 system developed for the science-fiction game Beyond the Gates of Antares and also using the praised order dice mechanic first used in the Bolt Action WW2 rules.
The undead horde is primarily made up of corpse-soldiers that we call skeletons but the list can easily represent a variety of interpretations of undead warriors in various states of decay. At its head we have an undead champion – the corpse of some great hero or warrior of renown returned to life to do the bidding of its sorcerous master. The champion is a powerful fighter and has the option to represent a member of the spectral undead such as a wight.
Orc warriors are big brutes that favour crude weapons that we call swords for want of a better word but might equally well be described as cleavers, butcher’s knives, machetes and hedge hooks. They can also carry spears or halberds of equally brutish design. Bows and crossbows are also on the menu, though frankly Orcs are poor shots and are better employed a close quarters. They are at the top of their game when fighting hand-to-hand, with high natural strength and a choice of special rules including ferocious charge.
The cruiser or cavalry tank served as the main driving force for the British cavalry, serving on the front lines alongside the main body of the British forces.
The first of the cruisers was produced by Vickers-Armstrong in the economic downturn of the mid 1930s, and consequently included a number of cost-saving features.