The Banner Saga Warbands

A project in Indianapolis, IN by MERCS Miniatures

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A cooperative, miniatures board game that deals with the difficulties and consequences of decision making.
Backers: 1252
Average Pledge Per Backer: $126

Funded: $158,360 of $50,000
Dates: Nov 12th -> Dec 4th (22 days)
Project By: MERCS Miniatures
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Latest News

Nothin' but Love

December 4th - via:
Stoic, Vs Evil, and MegaCon Games want to thank all the backers that made Warbands possible. We appreciate your faith in us and loyalty.  We can’t wait for you to play it. It is such a fun game. As Keith would say, “Nothin’ but Love...”... (Read More)

Here's The Skinny

December 4th - via:
Stretch goals that have already been unlocked will remain unlocked. Additionally, if the 160k and 180k SGs are not unlocked, they will be added to the pledge manager as add-ons.  Anyone at the Bannerman pledge receive these at no additional cost.... (Read More)

Once-great...WHAT!? Have I told you that time we crested the foothills south of Verdfell....

December 3rd - via:
The sight of this miniature, detailed carving - the likeness of a once-great thane - can raise the spirits of an entire warband. This is the first digitial SG. The Thane miniature is an item that is found in Banner Saga 2 the video game. This SG will... (Read More)

Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external.

December 2nd - via:
Now we're talking. Congratulations! Tell 'em what they've won, Johnny! We'll also reveal the 200k SG. I hope we get there. The Valka are cool. ValkaAs Stoic describes it, "Valka are menders with power." A bit of a Banner Saga/Banner Saga 2 feel with... (Read More)

Alternate Two-player Rules

December 1st - via:
This is the abbreviated rules for the alternate two-player game, but it gives you a good idea. It has not been edited. This doesn't represent final text. RolesPlayers play Quartermaster and Keeper of Names. Internal events not associated with either... (Read More)

1k SG Unlocked

December 1st - via:
It took a bit, but we made it to 1k backers. Congratulations!  We are also inching closer to the 140k goal. So we are getting into the alternate event cards. Alternate event cards, in case you haven't followed the discussions in the comments, are... (Read More)

Banner Saga 2 In-game Item

December 1st - via:
Warbands in Banner Saga 2. We've been working on this for a bit. We had to get it right. Glad we could finally show it to you. This is the first digital stretch goal. We are slipping it at 150k which means the gaps for the next three SGs are pretty... (Read More)


December 1st - via:
This is the first of quite a few updates today.  In Warbands these are small miniatures that are placed across the map. At each godstone the warband has choices: pray, sacrifice, stop. These choices are specific to the godstone. Depending upon what... (Read More)

You Got To Get It On

November 30th - via:
We've added two add-ons. The first are 6 four-season, choose-your-path, over-sized missions cards. See pic of Kenny and tight money for size of the over-sized cards. The second are 8 alternate external event cards. These cards replicate the name and... (Read More)


November 23rd - via:
Hey backers. We did an interview over the weekend. Little tidbits of goodness in there. Click the image to go to the interview. Click the image to go to the interview. My family and I (Brian) play Warbands most weekends and have for a while now. We... (Read More)

Blind Bidding

November 20th - via:
Here is the video for the alternate bidding system we could use with the external events and a look at the rule book page. We'll take a look at the process internally and listen to the backers. We like both methods. And in our view this is what... (Read More)

Single-player Warbands

November 20th - via:
I have been working on this element since our backers have asked for it. It has had rough testing at this point and works pretty well. It is a different game than multi-player Warbands, but feels right. It is a bit more abstracted, but very... (Read More)

Warband Chats #2

November 18th - via:
We wanted to continue with the series of videos with Stoic and MegaCon just talking about the game. The next two videos discuss what a game of Warbands looks like and another about the miniatures. There are lots of little cool pieces of information... (Read More)

Slow and Steady

November 17th - via:
Congratulations. You've unlocked the Thane's favor miniatures and the banners that fit inside the KS exclusive warband mini.  If you haven't watched the role board videos, you get a real clear idea how each role is played and how these miniatures... (Read More)

Sundr and more Add-ons

November 17th - via:
So we have a couple surprises today. We're going to talk about the Sundr in the add-ons. We were kinda found out earlier than we expected. One of our backers let us know that the Stonesinger was not actually a Sundr...and he is correct if that figure... (Read More)

Warband Roles

November 16th - via:
Here is a closer look at the roles. I have been replying in the comment that each role requires the player to build their renown economy. We talk about how it is accomplished and how each board interacts with the others in these videos. Additionally,... (Read More)

The Warband's Add-ons

November 14th - via:
Let’s talk about the add-ons. Nothing in the add-ons is necessary for the base game. They provide more. The four extra Dredge Grunts and Fireslingers are in the add-ons because there are some stretch goals that would require them: stretch goal... (Read More)

Warband Chats

November 13th - via:
Warbands has been in development for a long time at this point. We first met the Stoic guys in Las Vegas last February to show them the prototype and let them play it.  We followed up with a round table, if the table was rectangle at PAX Prime. We... (Read More)

Shelter from the Storm

November 13th - via:
Congratulations! Two SGs today. We are quite pleased with the first 26 hours or so.  The tent miniatures represent the amount Clansman and Varl in the Warband. Like the Supply Crates that come before and the Favor and Flags that come after. They... (Read More)

The Men and the Mead

November 13th - via:
Good morning (or evening) to all you wonderful backers of The Banner Saga: Warbands! One of coolest things about The Banner Saga is the rich art style that brings this vibrant world to life. We’re using the same great art in the board game and have... (Read More)

FAQ Live

November 12th - via:
I know these first few updates hit fast. Sorry to spam you, but it is moving pretty quickly. The FAQ at the bottom of the KS page is live. We will add to it as we go, but it already answers several of the reoccurring questions we have been asked. We... (Read More)

Let’s Get This Thing Rollin’

November 12th - via:
So here are the first three stretch goals. These will probably fall pretty quick. The first three stretch goals are Kickstarter Exclusive. They turn an already amazing game into something altogether awesome and dare I say…sexy. Game Rules and Game... (Read More)

Wahbaaaans! Wahbaaaans!

November 12th - via:
Who’s got those Wahbaaaands? All of you!!!! WOW! We can’t thank you enough for your support. And, let me just say now if you’ve never been part of a MegaCon KS, the fun is just beginning. We have some super exciting stretch goals to... (Read More)

The Banner Saga: Warbands Kickstarter Launches

November 12th - via:
Indie video game developer Stoic and miniatures board game creator MegaCon Games in partnership with indie video games publisher Versus Evil, today revealed further details about The Banner Saga: Warbands miniatures board game as funding starts for the official Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

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