Sunday, 26 August 2018

Battle Ravens!

War rages in Viking Age Britain (the ninth to eleventh centuries AD).  Two opposing armies – Anglo-Saxon and Norse shieldwalls – are about to come into contact. 

Arrows will fly overhead; spears will jab out from behind shields; swords and knives will hack at the legs and fleetingly-glimpsed faces of the enemy; and both sides will attempt to shove one another back. 

When a gap opens – a warrior has recoiled from a heavy blow or has fallen wounded – your warriors will surge through, breaking their enemy’s tightly – formed line of shields, and cutting and stabbing their way to victory. Above the chaos and fear swoop ravens, waiting impatiently to feast on the war carrion.

Battle Ravens is a game of Viking Age shieldwall warfare: a brutal clash of strength, cunning and luck, where subtlety and nuance are neither welcome nor commonplace.

As the shieldwalls clash, ravens fly overhead and lurk where the gory carnage is at its greatest. Command your Warriors, place your Ravens to create their carrion, dice for the luck of the Gods, and break your opponent’s shieldwall before your own army loses heart and flees. You need to out-think and out-fight your opponent to win the battle. You do so by choosing whether to command your battle line to attack, defend or redeploy Warriors to another part of your shieldwall.

Victory shall belong to the most cunning warlord, whose name shall be written into the Sagas.

Battle Ravens will be coming soon as a Kickstarter campaign by PSC Games.