As is typical of me, although this news has been out for a while, I've only just heard about it: Otherworld Miniatures is producing a tabletop skirmish game! I thought I'd pass the news along in case there are others, like myself, who remain inexplicably oblivious to various happenings in the gaming world.
The game, which is due to be released this summer, is a small-scale skirmish game using small warbands that can be constructed with a point-buy system using any miniatures in Otherworld's line. The game will apparently remain true to Otherworld's old school aesthetic, and capture the feel of classic D&D adventures.
I'm obviously pretty excited about this. I've already got a fair-sized collection of pig-faced orcs; more than enough to make a decent warband, and I'm always happy to see another alternative to the increasingly rapacious Games Workshop.
Here's a recent Youtube video interview with Otherworld at UK Games expo from the Duke of Blood Keep.
And here's an older post from last summer with more details about the game from Wargame News and Terrain.
Welcome Back to the Labyrinth
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"Umm...guys?" Nysa interrupted. "Do you hear something dripping?"