“I must admit, I have never so-much-as played, or even seen played, a tabletop wargame; however, Into the Odd is the pinnacle of tabletop roleplay and adventure gaming design and thus it follows, it can and should be the chassis of great skirmish games”
- Matthew Morris, ManaDawn Tabletop Games
What is this?
Detachment is a rules-lite, quick tabletop wargame for use with miniatures. It is based on the core combat rules of Into the Odd by Chris McDowall and other Mark of the Odd games. In Detachment players control several Detachments which together form a Warband. These Warbands compete against rival Warbands to accomplish Objectives.
What is needed?
2-4 players, representing a minimum of two factions (rivaling Warbands). A playing surface (minimum of 2’x2’, preferably 3’x3’ or larger). Terrain pieces of any kind. Various tokens to represent Objectives or Treasures. Miniatures and Dice (28mm minis (or even Chess pieces) are perfect - each mini will represent a Detachment. A complete set of polyhedral dice is required). Detachment Cards for tracking miniature stats.
This ruleset heavily pulls, if not steals directly, mechanical and procedural influence from Dead Gods by Scott Malthouse/Trollish Delver Games.
Cover art by Nate Treme, available via Patreon.
Chris McDowall is the original creator of Into the Odd. www.bastionland.com
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Detachment is published by ManaDawn Tabletop Games. 2023.