Welcome to the From Ashes rules page. Here you can download the exciting rules to use your Void Scar Miniatures products. These rules are free PDF downloads to get your models on the tabletop and play with them as quicky as possible, and are in a low-image format so can be easily printed off for your convenience. However, they are beta rules so some aspects will almost certainly change as time goes on. Be sure to head to the Void Scar Miniatures Facebook page for new updates and additions, including new units and factions.
The From Ashes game is a tactical, immersive sci-fi tabletop experience where your Squads must achieve their objectives yet still react to the ever-changing battlefield situation. It’s based on an alternative activation system, where each Squad is capable of carrying out one or more Commands each time they activate. When they are enagaged by the enemy, they can react, enabling them to shoot back, retreat or even advance on the enemy’s postion. A major focus of the game is the descision making, where you, as the army’s commander, need to decide upon the best course of action for your Squads between multiple options.
Here’s just some of the things you can expect from a game of From Ashes:
-A D12 based alternative activation system which allows you to carefully carry out your battleplans while responding to the enemy’s.
-A focus on ranged combat, where the closer you are to the enemy the more damage you deal out. However, when bayonets are fixed, things do get bloody!
-Leaders order other Squads around the battlefield by ‘donating’ their own Commands, just make sure they’ve got the discipline to carry them out!
-A flexible, fair approach to setting up and organising a game, where you can even select your Squads after you know which mission is being played.
-The abllity to react to your opponent’s attacks, carefully plan your strategies around inter-locking overwatch, or employ various special rules unique to your units.
-Expansion Training module where you can play through several scenarios with a Pathfinder Riflemen Squad to get to grips with the rules by yourself.
-Expansion OPFOR module where you can play against a force controlled by the game and is ideal for solo or cooperative play experiences.
Below there are five downloadable PDFs:
1- the main From Ashes rules – a comprehensive manual to play with your collection of Void Scar Miniatures models (available from the webstore).
2- Scaryn Federated Alliance Acquisition Roster – The full background and rules for using the SFA range of models.
3- Chosen Guard Acquisition Roster – The full background and rules for using the SFA models as a renegade faction – the neferious Chosen Guard.
4- The first two Squads for the next faction; the Verse Dominion are available here. As more Squads are added, this will be expanded into a complete Aquistion Roster like those above.
5. Marine Tactical Unit Aquisition Roster – an exciting collaboration with White Dragon Miniatures to use their outstanding range of models in From Ashes.
There is the From Ashes Gaming Group on Facebook here where other players are exploring this new game and sharing their experiences – come and join in!
Remember to keep an eye on the main Void Scar Miniatures Facebook page for new updates and releases.