The Game

The Game

 

DARK BLADES introduces the fantasy element of mythical monsters and magic, without complicating or losing the thrill of man-to-man combat. The game is set on the Isle of Labrynthia.

The DARK BLADES EXPANSION SET includes new rules, extra spell cards and some cut-out sections of terrain. Finally, there are 2à scenarios to play (9 of them requiring other games of the series).

The game system, the characters and the maps are completely compatible with the games of the medieval series: CRY HAVOC, SIEGE, SAMURAI BLADES, OUTREMER and VIKING RAIDERS.

Box Contents (DARK BLADES):

> 2 surface maps;
> The map of the Isle of Labrynthia;
> 2 sheets of die-cut counters representing the characters in the adventure;
> 1 booklet with the background, rules and 4 scenarios;
> 2 spellcaster cards
> 1 card explaining how to use the characters of the game;
> 2 game aid cards with tables for missile-fire and combat;
> 2 small cards for dividing the characters into 4 groups [for the campaign];
> 1 ten-sided die
> 1 sheet with general introduction and background.

 

The Maps

Dark Blades
DARK BLADES included the following surface maps, The Watermill and The Arena, as well as a strategic map of the Isle of Labrynthia.


> The Watermill

> A2 (60 x 40)
> TIFF - 3.6 Mb
 
>
BMP - 2.0 Mb


>
The Arena

> A2 (60 x 40)
> TIFF - 20.8 Mb
   
 
>
GIF - 5.2 Mb
   


>
Isle of Labrynthia

 


 

 

Dark Blades Expansion Set

     


>
Magic Terrain

> A4
> JPEG - 3.7 Mb
   

The Counters

   
The playing pieces include trolls, orks, dwarves, goblins and elves. No two characters are alike, each has his own name, costume and combat values, bringing the period faithfully to life. 


> Rebels

> 23 counters
> TIFF - 1(2.1 Mb) - 2 (2.6 Mb) - 3 (2.2 Mb) - 4 (1.2 Mb) - 5 (0.6 Mb)
> GIF - 670 Kb
 


> Creatures

> 6 counters
> TIFF - 5.7 Mb
 
> GIF - 362 Kb


> Trolls

> 3 counters
> TIFF - 1.3 Mb
 
> GIF - 46 Kb


> Orks

> 10 counters
> TIFF - 1.2 Mb
 
>
GIF - 1481 Kb


> Orks with
missile weapons

> 5 counters
> TIFF - 1.2 Mb
 
> GIF - 64 Kb


> Armored Orks

> 9 counters
> TIFF - 2.0 Mb
 
> GIF - 157 Kb


> Dwarves

> 8 counters
> TIFF - 2.1 Mb
 
> GIF - 98 Kb


> Goblins

> 7 counters
> TIFF - included with Dwarves
 
> GIF - 88 Kb


> Elves

> 4 counters
> TIFF - Included with Trolls
 
> GIF - 57 Kb

The Booklets

Download

Dark Blades  
The 42-page booklet included with the game provides a detailed background and history of the people living in the Isle of Labrynthia, the rules and 4 scenarios. 
(Many thanks to Bob Gingell for the scans)
JPG
    > Introduction - 2.3 Mb
    > Rules - 2.1 Mb
    > Scenarios, Quick reference
       sheet & spell cards - 1.9 Mb
Dark Blades Expansion Set  
The 42-page booklet included with the game provides a detailed background and history of the people living in the Isle of Labrynthia, the rules and 4 scenarios. 
(Many thanks to Stefano Gaburri for the scans)
JPG
    > Rules & scenarios - 4.0 Mb
    > Spells - 1.4 Mb