The Norse have their legends and mythologies. They tell of Ragnarok, twilight of the gods, where there’s this great battle, and even Thor and even Odin will slowly die, one by one. But Ragnarok isn’t a fast thing. It takes place over a long stretch of time. And it’s during the opening portions of it where you find yourself in Ragnarok: Age of Wolves, a new miniatures skirmish game from Skirmisher Publishing (seems appropriate). You can pick up your copy now.
About the game:
Ragnarok: Age of Wolves is a skirmish-level game for novice and experienced tabletop players alike that emulates the desperate small-scale actions that might result during the unending winter that is the first stage of the Viking Apocalypse.
As crops fail and food grows scarce, banditry becomes rife as formerly good folk are driven to extremes and bad men take advantage of chaos and hardship. Monsters haunt the wilds and prowl the outskirts of palisaded settlement and isolated steading alike. Huldrfolk, never easy neighbors, but generally peaceful if left undisturbed, now move to defend their sacred groves and to seize places once devoted to gods who now seem absent. Trolls and their ilk gather, marauders sweep brigands and more into their bands, and whispers abound of gaunt giant wolves and worse, glimpsed in the swirl of a snowstorm. And where such beasts and everlasting winter hold sway, the Frost Giants cannot be far behind …
Ragnarok: Age of Wolves is a set of fun, fast-playing, and evocative rules that allow you to fight out the desperate battles and skirmishes of the Fimblvintr. It also includes a four-part campaign to take you through the struggle of one man trying to preserve something of his honor, his life, and the people and creatures who depend on him for survival. Finally, we have given you everything you need to expand the strife to include the other creatures and Sagas of the Ragnarok!