If you’re looking for a way to explore the world of Skyrim on the tabletop without coughing up quite as much coin, publisher Modiphius has launched a number of bundles for Elder Scrolls miniatures game Call to Arms that knock up to £150 off the video game adaptation.
The ‘Summer of Skyrim’ bundles are designed for players new to Call to Arms, which adapts the Elder Scrolls series - including its ever-popular 2011 release Skyrim - into a skirmish-based miniatures game with both competitive and cooperative story-based game modes.
The Starter Bundle includes the game’s core set along with the Bleak Falls Barrow Delve set, which includes a figure of the Dragonborn hero from Skyrim, along with eight plastic miniatures of skeleton archers, draugr warriors and a draugr overlord to face in the scenario. Also included is a PDF of Call to Arms’ Into the Dark module, which features rules for randomly generating dungeons, along with specific setting info and additional adversary cards for the player to encounter. The bundle’s £40 price tag knocks £33 off the price of buying the sets individually, making it almost half price.
The Civil War Bundle leans into the political backdrop of Skyrim, featuring everything in the Starter Bundle plus starter sets for the opposing Stormcloaks and Imperials factions containing their respective miniatures. The set also packs in the first of Call to Arms’ chapter expansions, adding a deck of cards that allow additional allies, adventurers, creatures, events, spells and equipment to be used in narrative scenarios. At £100, the set is £58 cheaper than picking up the boxes separately.
For those looking to side with just one of the factions, separate Stormcloak and Imperial bundles can be had for £120. Each features additional troops for their respective faction, plus the contents of the Starter Bundle and the Chapter 1 card pack.
The Adventurer Bundle, meanwhile, focuses on Call to Arms’ story-based co-op and solo game modes, adding additional allies and followers to the core box, Bleak Falls Barrow Delve set, Into the Dark module and Chapter 1 deck. Like the Imperial and Stormcloak bundles, the collection is available for £120 - almost £60 cheaper than picking up its contents individually.
The biggest saving comes in the form of Call to Arms’ Chapter One Complete Bundle, which contains every miniature available from the first wave of releases for the Elder Scrolls game, packing in each of its three starter sets and every figure expansion. The selection includes a number of Dragonborn characters, allies, adventurers, Stormcloaks and Imperials through to enemies such as draugr and skeletons. There’s also the expansion content from Into the Dark, Bleak Falls Barrow Delve and the Chapter 1 card pack. The exhaustive collection doesn’t come cheap at £365 for the lot, but that’s still £150 less than you’d usually pay for the separate releases.
Like the previously announced Summer of Blood bundles for horror RPG Vampire: The Masquerade, the Summer of Skyrim bundles will be available until the end of June and can be found on Modiphius’ online store.