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Warband provides all the rules you need to bring great battles between fantasy armies to your tabletop.

Using miniature figures and terrain, you can fight battles from the glorious sword and sorcery epics you've read about.  You can play games against your friends or competitive battles against worthy opponents.  Whilst the rules have been written with the 10mm Pendraken Miniatures ranges in mind, there's no reason why you can't use other scales as well!

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Warband is designed to be simple to learn and difficult to master, and so it uses a single consistent task resolution method throughout the rules.  Whether you’re trying to get a unit of warriors to move, seeing how effective it’s shooting or fighting is, or how well it has defended itself, you’ll be using the same dice pool mechanism.  You determine the number of dice to roll and each result of 4+ is a success.  The more successes you roll, the better your units will do, and the more likely you are to win.  Simple!

Of course fighting a good tactical battle, getting your units into advantageous situations, and making effective command decisions will mean you’ll be far more likely to win.  Coming up with effective tactics for your chosen army to defeat your opponents is what will take you time to master.

So with Warband’s intuitive rules you’ll be fighting the battle not the rulebook, and hopefully having a lot of fun into the bargain!

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You'll be able to decide which of the fantastic races you'd like to command and then construct your force from the lists provided.  Warband includes complete army lists for twelve armies, with abilities, options, spell lists, and descriptions including;
Barbarian men, Dark elves, Dragon men, Eldritch vampires, Goblins, High elves, Hill dwarves, Lizardmen, Samurai apes, Taurians, Undead, and Wood elves.

Army composition and optional upgrades are highly flexible, allowing you to build the force that best fits your style of play.  If you'd like to command a horde of bison riding barbarians, rampaging minotaurs, skirmishing ghouls, or serried ranks of deadly elven archers then you'll find something to suit you in the Warband rules.

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John M October 30, 2021 10:25 pm UTC
I cannot recommend this game enough. The game is completely playable without expensive supplements, is easy to learn and suits both friendly and competitive play. The turn sequence is unique and extremely clever.
These rules are exceptional value due to the high replayability factor.
I have been using my old WFB 28mm figures on 120x60mm bases and the game looks as brilliant as it plays.
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Leon P November 01, 2021 12:51 pm UTC
Thanks for the review, glad to hear that you're enjoying them!
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Joseph P March 16, 2020 3:14 am UTC
Must say, I would take a chance on these rules at about half this price. But as a new publisher with no track record, your price point is a bit steep compared to many other cheaper games from established designers and publishers (e.g., Ganesha Games, Two-Hour Wargames, etc.).
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Leon P March 16, 2020 3:38 am UTC
Thanks for the comment, I'm not sure I'd class us as a new publisher though? Warband was our first foray into wargames rules and they've been available for over 5 years now with around 700 copies sold. About half of those were physical copies through our own website:

We don't seem to get many reviews here on WV sadly but the feedback on Warband has always been excellent. There's full support on our Forum here:,83.0.html and the author will answer any queries that folks might have.

Let me know if I can help with anything at all.
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Leon P February 24, 2015 1:27 am UTC
Hi Aleksander, Warband has not been designed with solo play in mind and so it does not include specific solo scenarios, or random tables. However, as unit movement is determined by a dice roll (and is not therefore certain), it may be very easy for you to generate the Non-Player
General feel through cards or randomly drawn chits to produce orders for the opposing army to attempt to follow?

Let us know if there's anything else we can help with, and there's a FAQ section on our Forum:,83.0.html
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Aleksandar S February 23, 2015 7:44 am UTC
Are this rules solo friendly? Do you have any specific solo scenarios, or random tables that will allow solo play?
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