Five Leagues: The Warband and the Map

The warband starts with four Heroes and two Followers.  There are tables that let you randomly select your heroes, but I chose them based on my figures.  Each hero gets rolls on several tables based on their background to determine initial skills, stat bonuses, and available equipment.  I won’t go into detail on the character creation rolls.  

After creating my warband, I need to make a map of the campaign region.  There is a set of tables to roll on (or pick from) to populate the map.


From the village tables, I learn the region has 5 villages:

  • Evantun, a major trading post. 
  • Doerbryc, a minor manor.
  • Montfeld, a tiny tribal camp. 
  • Lafstow, a tiny monastery. 
  • And Penceg, a minor farming community. 


I chose three major threats, based on the miniatures I have:

  • Bandits, in The Ruin Within. 
  • Ratmen, in The Gnawling Tribes. 
  • An invading army, in The Faceless Kingdom. 

Each of these threats has a Camp shown on the map, and a Hideout that is hidden until I spend Adventure points to find it. 

In addition, there is a Delve (ruined keep, mine, dungeon, or similar) and an Unknown Location that I place on the map. 

It isn’t necessary to put all this on an actual map; you can use a simple list to keep track of the locations. But since that’s no fun, I took one of Dyson Logos’ maps and marked my locations on it, as you can see below. 

Five Leagues from the Borderlands

 With the third edition of Five Leagues from the Borderlands on its way, I thought it was a good time to start working on some fantasy minis.  I have a copy of the pre-layout rules (I lent a hand with development) and the green light from Ivan and Modiphius to post about it as I play through a campaign.  There’s a lot of work still to be done, so things can change between now and the game’s release.  

First up is my warband:

Warbands start with 6 people: 4 heroes and 2 followers.  In my warband I have:

Gabriel Hill, a human noble, hero, and the band’s leader and the Avatar.

Saba Anum, a Preen hero.

Uzgash, a Feral hero.

Eorthhed, a human mystic hero.

Lavan, a follower

Gorvin, a follower

Figures are all from Splintered Light, except for the Preen which is my own sculpt.