Tuesday 23 May 2017

Age of Sigmar: Skirmish Review Part 2 - Warbands

Hi all!

Tonight I wanted to continue my review of the Age of Sigmar: Skirmish by looking at how to build a Warband. Firstly there is no direct link to the units points here, instead every model has a Reknown value instead. Hero models range from around 10-30 Reknown and infantry sit between 2-18, with powerful models like Flayers and Horrors sitting at the high end and lowly Longbeards down the bottom.

Here is the guide for how to build a Warband:

Games Workshop recommends that short games sit at around 25 Reknown for starting a campaign, whereas a 50 Reknown game should take an hour and a 100 Reknown game should take about 90 minutes.

Heros can choose command abilities - which offer the usual bubble effects that you would expect - and also artefacts can be taken which either buffs your hero or has a cool rule. My favourite is an artefact that can dish out mortal wounds if your Hero dies! 

When setting up a warband it is important to remember that if your team drops below 50% of the starting number of models they become broken and this means that the game ends - something I imaging most people will probably ignore. 

Tomorrow I have some pictures from a couple of games we played but for now here is a teaser:

On Thursday I will be wrapping up our coverage with a look at the campaign system and how we feel we will use the supplement going forward. I hope you are enjoying the coverage. Please comment any feedback below or let me know if there is anything you want me to post about 🙂

Stay tuned and stay fluffy



  1. Being broken sounds a lot like the rule from the Middle Earth SBG. Altough usually there's still a roll and on a 1 or a 2 the game ends, or it sipmly goes to 25%. I acually quite like the mechanic.

  2. I'm not sure how your supposed to build a warband of 25 renown if a lot of the leaders are around 24 renown.

    1. You just have to start will a lower renown leader. Not easy though I'm sure in some cases

  3. Sorry about the delay in getting the games reviewed. Will do it tomorrow (Friday) and the final one on Saturday.