Burrows & Badgers

Just stumbled across this skirmish game this morning while wandering the internet with an early morning cup of coffee. What is Burrows & Badgers? I'll let the creators at Oathsworn games tell you in their own words:

Burrows & Badgers is a tabletop skirmish game that takes place in the Kingdom of Northymbra, a realm populated by mice, badgers, moles, toads, and other beasts. The rule book published by Osprey Games contains all the information you will need in order to play games of Burrows & Badgers, as well as background information, details on creating your own warband, and how to run a campaign. In Burrows & Badgers, the opposing factions – known as warbands – are made up of metal model figures, avalable from Oathsworn Games collected and painted by you, with each representing a single hero.

Your tabletop becomes part of the Kingdom of Northymbra, the scene of the action, with ruined buildings, haunted forests, and misty marshes where the skirmishes and battles happen. The aim of the game is to defeat your opponent, and how you do this will vary from game to game, as you play through different scenarios.

I am preferring low model count skirmish games and boardgames as opposed to huge army-spanning battlegames at the moment, mainly due to my anxiety which causes me to lose focus quite quickly. I am also wanting to work hard on my painting skills and really bring to life the models for my games - low model count forces for TANKS, Mice & Mystics and Firefly Adventures: Brigands & Browncoats is ideal for this.

I am also about to start collecting and reading the Redwall series of books by Brian Jacques so this will tie in perfectly.

This Monday I will be recording the next episode of the In Good Spirits Podcast, and I'm pretty sure I'll be talking a lot about this game (and Mice & Mystics).



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