A Storm of Swords

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A Storm of Swords is a Game Mode.

One army must hold off their opponent in a mighty castle siege.



  • Defender: LONG RANGE
  • Attacker: 18" from table edge
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  • Each player rolls a die (re-roll ties). Whoever rolls highest chooses whether they will be the Attacker or the Defener.
  • Before placing Terrain pieces, place 3 Castle Walls 3" from the Defender's table edge, within the first being centered to their deployment zone and the remaining 2 Castle Walls 4" away on each side. Note that Castle Walls are not Terrain Pieces.
  • Terrain is not placed as normal. Instead, the Defender may place up to 4 Terrain pieces of their choosing anywhere further than Short Range from their Deployment Zone and any other Terrain piece.

Special Victory Conditions

  • The Attacker wins via normal Victory Point accumulation.
  • The Defender does not gain Victory Points, but automatically wins at the end of Round 6.

Special Rules (Attacker + Defender)

  • At the beginning of the game, before Deployment, each player draws 3 cards at random from their respective Siege Strategy Decks. These are the Siege cards available to them this game. Each Siege card lists is effects and when it is played.

Special Rules (Attacker)

  • At the start of the round, the Attacker may redeploy any friendly Combat Units that were previously destroyed, placing them anywhere in their Deployment Zone. Characters do not redeploy and are instead permanently destroyed (replaced by a generic model from the unit they were in, if applicable).

Special Rules (Defender)

  • The Defender does not begin with all Combat Units in play. They must select half of their total Combat Units (rounded up) to being in Reserve. The rest are deployed as normal.
  • Beginning on Round 3, the Defender may deploy any unit from Reserve fully within Short Range of any flank table edge. This is done at the start of the unit's activation and is not their action for the turn.

Special Rules (Castle Walls)

  • Castle Walls are not Terrain pieces or Combat Units. They are a unique structure and are not affected by any rules or effects except those specifically mentioned here.
  • Castle Walls may be Charged and Attacked with Melee Attacks as if they were enemy units. This is the only way Castle Walls may be damaged. They do not get Defense Saves, never make Morale Tests, and award 5 Victory Points when destroyed (they are not removed from the battlefield).
  • Castle Walls are not removed from the battlefield when destroyed.
  • Enemies may not move through or deploy (for any reason) behind Castle Walls.
  • Each non-destroyed Castle Wall segment may be activated by the Defender (just like a Combat Unit). When a Castle Wall segment is activated it may only perform the Arrows Ranged Attack (Castle Walls do not shift) or pass its action.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Range and Line of Sight drawn from the Castle Walls for their Arrows attack?

Arrows may target any enemy within Long Range of any part of the Castle Wall.[1]