If you are as big of a fan of the Elder Scrolls as I am and if you are interested in tabletop wargaming then this news is perfect for you.
Bethesda have once again teamed up with Modiphius to create The Elder Scrolls: Call To Arms. Modiphius previously created the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare with great success.
From their website:
The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms builds on the core mechanics of Modiphius’ Fallout: Wasteland Warfare game system, but has been rewritten and reworked by designer Mark Latham (The Walking Dead: All Out War, The Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game, Editor White Dwarf Magazine) to suit the world and inhabitants of The Elder Scrolls franchise.
In the first wave, players will raise their banners in the fight for the future of Skyrim as they lead the forces of the Stormcloaks or Imperial Legion in the battles of the civil war. Forces will typically comprise 1-6 heroes and 3-15 troops. The first wave of releases will be a Two Player starter set (that can also be played solo and co-op) and reinforcement sets for both the Stormcloaks and the Imperial Army. There will also be a Dragonborn single player set, and more races and characters from across the Elder Scrolls stories are planned. A host of accessories like scenery, metal tokens, deluxe dice bags, settlement journals and more will expand your options. Planned releases will expand on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as well as adding releases from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls Online, and more.
The minis will be 32mm resin figures, each with a unique custom base. There are going to be fan favourite heroes like Hadvar, Ralof, Yrsarald Thrice-Pierced, Marcurio, Mjoll the Lioness, Ulfric Stormcloak, Galmar Stone-Fist, General Tullius and Lydia within the first wave.
The game will feature scenarios ranging from dungeon delves, where you seek out lost treasure, to running battles across the ruined outposts that dot the landscape of Tamriel, all the while fulfilling quests and narrative-driven scenario objectives that will see your band of heroes grow from game to game. Will you claim the ruined fort as yours and build your own settlement, or wander the countryside clearing out foul ruins of the stench of your enemies?
As well as controlling their troops, players will also need to manage the stamina and magicka resources their models bring to the table, all the while watching out for hostile AI driven enemies and narrative events that can change the flow of battle. Players can play against each other or team up (or play solo) to take on all manner of creatures and adversaries.
I am super excited to get my hands on these minis to both play the game and to try my hand at painting them.
I have previously backed the Game Of Thrones tabletop wargaming set:
A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game.
Which featured all of the characters that we have known an loved in both the books and the TV show that has just ended with mixed reviews.
The miniatures though have been a joy to paint and if the Elder Scrolls minis are the same or better level of detail I will be so happy.
I have ordered a copy of the Dragonborn as he is available on his on to hype up fans and interested people and I will create a new post of me assembling and then painting him when he comes so stay tuned for that!
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