Our warbands are not large forces and even some of the most costly options for warlords and heroes are suited only for larger games of the kind envisaged. However, they have been included for those whose ambitions stretch to such things, and because they are colourful and entertaining examples of what can be done.

The same is true of the monsters in this selector. Well, what sort of fantasy game doesn’t have dragons and giants? Here they are, but they come along with a caution, because they are not really envisaged as part of the day-to-day game. Rather, they are included because they are colourful and entertaining, and no doubt some players will want to represent these beasties in their games too.

Monsters can also make interesting subjects for scenarios, whether under the control of a third player or randomly allocated to one of the players each turn in the form of a monster that has gone wild.

Agree to Include Monsters

Before selecting their forces, players must agree to include monsters where they wish to do so and must set any limits or restrictions that are mutually acceptable. For example, players might agree to allow the inclusion of a single monster unit of up to 150 points, or could allow any wild monster, or any monsters with a Res of less than 10, and so on. Monsters can only be included in a warband where the players agree to do so.

Some of the creatures are so powerful they are easily capable of putting whole armies to flight! All talk of game balance and fairness is folly in the face of such monstrosities and players must prepare for whatever the gods of fate deal them.

Monster Horde

The Monster list can be used to select a monstrous horde if players are agreeable – a warband made up entirely of monsters! This is envisaged as an entertaining, but not necessarily very serious, option for players who fancy fielding an array of all those monsters that we all like to collect but rarely find a role for.

Riding Monsters

Some players might harbour a yen to field dragon riders or other heroic types riding gigantic monsters. This can be done by combining the stats for a warlord, hero or wizard with those of a monstrosity from this list. This is essentially the same as for riding a chariot, with stats that only apply on foot bracketed like this [7].

List of Monsters

  • Basilisk
  • Chimera
  • Cockatrice
  • Cyclops
  • Dragon
  • Ghouls
  • Giant
  • Giant Rats
  • Giant Scorpions
  • Giant Spiders
  • Gigantic Spider
  • Golem
  • Griffen
  • Hippogriff
  • Hydra
  • Manticore
  • Ogres
  • Swarms
  • Wyvern
  • Giant Treeman
  • Treeman/Dryads
  • Trolls
  • Cave Bear
  • Brontosaur
  • Tyrannosaur
  • Horned Dinosaur
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