The combat module for the Fables game system, covering everything from duels to mass engagements. Players take turn activating units, but the actions of an activated unit can cause enemy units to activate, which in turn can cause more friendly units to activate - leading to a battlestorm as multiple units resolve their actions together. Advanced rules add leaders, formations, morale, charges, and combat modifiers.

A points system allows players to design their own armies, while guidelines control the balance of the force and limit the inclusion of allies.

The rulebook includes an overview of the world of Lharna, and an introduction to selected nations and races (elves, dwarves, humans, orcs, goblins, trolls, undead). The background is original rather than traditional - dwarves are fascist, and orcs are allied to humans.

Later supplements plan to add magic, psionics, faith-healing, and role-playing to the Fables system.

Period Fantasy
Scale Ground scale is 1" = 5 feet. One activation round = 1 minute. Each figure represents one combatant. Apparently designed for use with 25mm figures.
Basing Unspecified, but presumably individual
Contents 160-page color, soft-cover book, with extensive illustrations
actual photos of miniatures on computer-generated background
Designer S. William Nesbitt II
Publisher First edition published 1997 by Ral Partha Publishing

Last Updates
4 September 1999links, reviews split off
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