Saw this advertised on a miniatures related page I frequent. I though, interesting art work but will it get old figures back onto the table? I dare say absolutely!
The rules portion of the book is less than 20 pages long. You will be up and playing in an hour. The games take all of 1 hour to play. You can run several scenarios in one night with this. The rules are designed for you to apply 1 or more generic classes to your figures. The army building rules are pretty easy and fair looking. Within limits you should be able to reason from effect and pick the right classes to create just about anything. The fast and very interactive play mechanics will keep everyone involved. I can see this working pretty well with multiple players either on teams or in a three way game. Hard to say for sure without trying it. However I can say that from what I read, a duel between warbands with two players should be a real blast.
The game relies upon a table set up with from 6 to 10 terrain pieces. These are needed because the action flows around them. There aren't rulers or measuring sticks in this game. A character moves to any point in line of sight. Its not crazy if you play a lot of chess. :-)
The bidding system is used through out and seems to be pretty cool. I think it's a great mechanic the way it is laid out and I can't wait to get a game in.
Overall this game was a great spot purchase, unseen. I think it will definitely help get a few figures out of the basement and onto the table that haven't seen the light of day in a decade. I'm really excited by the idea of using this game to play out a fantasy skirmish campaign. It's been ages since I've had that opportunity.
[5 of 5 Stars!]