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Year Published
2007
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2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Primary Name
Song of Blades and Heroes
Alternate Names
Il Canto degli Eroi
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Song of Blades and Heroes is a fast-play, skirmish-level fantasy miniature system. It uses an action-point system that requires no book-keeping. The rules are designed to be simple, fast and fun so that a mini campaign of several games can be played in a single evening.

The game uses only 6 sided dice and requires approximately 5-10 models per player. The rules recommend 15 mm figures on a 60x60cm play area, but can be played in other scales. There is nothing scaled in inches or centimetres, three measuring sticks to measure all distances and ranges. Alternatively the game can be played without measuring sticks on a hexgrid.

The game includes statistics for 180+ monsters and heroes, and details to be able to create your own. Also there are campaign rules where your warband grows more powerful after every battle, and six basic scenarios.

There are some stand-alone games based on the same system, which could also be used as expansions to the base game:

  • Song of Arthur and Merlin (2008) - Arthurian supplement featuring sections on the historical Dark Ages king, the Welsh legendary king, and the Hollywood king. Originally an expansion, in 2011 this was re-released as a stand-alone product.
  • Mutants and Death Ray Guns (2008) - a post-holocaust skirmish game.
  • Song of the Splintered Lands (2009) - Sourcebook based on the Splintered Light miniatures line.
  • Song of Drums and Shakos (2009) - a Napoleonics skirmish game.
  • Flying Lead (2010) - a game of gang warfare to Pulp action, from military operations to black-clad assassins.
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Note: Tales of Blades and Heroes is the roleplaying game linked to this game.

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4 Song of Saga
This is an adaptation of the SAGA miniature rules for Song of Blades and Heroes. THIS PRODUCT IS NEITHER APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY GANESHA GAMES OR ANDREA SFILIGOI AND IS PRODUCED PURELY FOR PERSONAL USE.
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2014-12-24
17 The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood - A SoBH Campaign Book
A campaign following Robin Hood and his merry band as they battle it out with the Nottingham forces and as Robin attempts to seduce Maid Marian.
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2014-12-17
8 SOBH Advanced Spellcasting Rules
Custom rules variant detailing 26 different spell effects.
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2014-10-03
19 Special Rules index
An expanded index of SBH special rules from the following rulebooks: SBH - Song of Blades & Heroes 5.0 revised edition with artwork and ink saving version. SAM - Song of Arthur & Merlin standalone version SDG - Song of Deeds & Glory SGD - Song of Gold & Darkness SHF - Song of Hammer & Forge (not yet published, no page numbers available) SSD - Song of Shadows and Dust SSL - Song of the Splintered Lands SWW - Song of Wind & Water SS – Shadow Sea v.2.0 SSDE – Shadow Sea Deluxe Edition SSCC – Shadow Sea Campaign Chronicles SSSD – Shadow Sea Stygian Depths DW – Deep Wars v.1.2
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2014-09-09
11 Spaceships rules for SBH
A fan-made set of rules enabling you to play spaceships combat using SBH engine.
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2014-05-08
17 Warband Creator v4 with Cards. MultiLang [ENG, SPA, FRE, ITA, GER]
SBH Spreadsheet V4 Based on the version 2.5 by Lugnakh based on the version 2.0 by John Oman, revised by backmind March 13 With this file you can make in a easy way your wardband and their reference cards, you can select what groups of habilities you want to use by manual, just configuring the excel. As well you can select the language you want those skills. Right now Eng 100%, SPA 30%, FRE 80%, ITA 0%, GER 0%.
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2013-04-03
23 SBH-SOLO
A fan-made set of rules enabling solitaire play of Song of Blades and Heroes.
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2011-12-11
23 Cost chart for warband construction
While not geared to every taste, this approach works for us. We find it easy to make a warband in minutes with this chart: on a piece of paper, write down each figure as you determine its cost. Keep a running total, and when you get near 300 (or 500, whatever your point limit), look on the chart for costs to round it off.
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2010-07-06
39 Play Summary
This is an update of my Song of Blades and Heroes summary. It includes special abilities and random dungeon generation tables, which I believe are part of Song of Gold and Darkness supplement.
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2009-10-11
4 Song of Dragon Noir
Conversion of Dragon Noir/Cry Havoc 1st scenario to SOBH. Its has some sample stats, new specials and the 1st scenario converted. I found that the cry havoc/dragon noir counters were a perfect fit for SOBH.
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