4 Players      2 Crows

The clangor of the swords has died away, the shouting of the slaughter was hushed; silence lay on the red-stained snow. The bleak pale sun that glittered so blindingly from the ice-fields and the snow-covered plains struck sheens of silver from rent corselet and broken blade, where the dead lay as they had fallen. The nerveless hand yet gripped the broken hilt; helmeted heads back-drawn in the death-throes, tilted red beards and golden beards grimly upward, as if in last invocation to Ymir the frost-giant, god of a warrior-race.

Robert E. Howard – The Frost-Giant’s Daughter.

In the novel from Robert E. Howard, once the last of the Vanir warrior defeated, Conan rushed after the strange woman with an ivory skin who appeared before his eyes as he regained consciousness. What if after this battle, Conan had lingered there just a bit longer instead of pursuing Atali? He would have witnessed the paralyzing sight of the cold dead fingers around him taking up their bloody arms again. He would have seen the proud Warriors from the North rise, freed from the grip of death and ready to fight for another master: a necromancer and his undead horde, awakened by the crash of combat and the smell of blood and ruin.

The Resurrected Horde

The Frozen Battlefield

    Uses content from:     Core Game     Nordheim Expansion

Winning the Game


If the Yazdigerd dies before the end of turn 8, the heroes win the game.


If the Necromancer is still alive at the end of turn 8, the Overlord wins the game.



The game starts with the heroes’ turn.


Suggested Heroes and Equipment:
Conan (Battle Axe, Shield)
Shevatas (Kris, Throwing Knives, Leather Armor)
Niord (2 Aesir Blades)
After setup, each hero moves 3 gems from their Reserve zone to their Fatigue zone.


The game starts with the Overlord’s turn.
The Overlord starts with 3 gems in their Reserve zone and 0 in their Fatigue zone, and places the recovery token showing a recovery value of “5” in the Book of Skelos. During the Overlord’s Recovery phase, an additional 2 gems are added to the Overlord’s Reserve zone taken from the gems left in the game box.

When an event tile is activated the Overlord resolves the following event:

Reinforcement: 3 reinforcement points .

Yazdigerd has the spell Weight of Years.

The River



Special Rules

Bad Omens: All Crow miniatures benefit from the Protected Skill.

Concentration Required: The Necromancer cannot move and must remain within his starting area.

Blood!-Gore!-Slush!: Every time a hero spends movement points to move, they must add 1 additional gem to the Movement point total. This gem is placed in the hero’s Move space, but does not add a movement point. This effect occurs once per Move action regardless of how many areas the hero moves through. Niord and the Overlord’s units are not affected.

That’s Not a Mountain: The hill does not affect movement. The area at the top of the hill still provides the Elevation bonus, as do the cliffs at the corners of the game board (the 3 areas where the heroes start the game).

3-way Split: Place the 3 Amulet Fragment, cards face up next to the game board. The players must find and gather the 3 fragments of the Soul of the Necromancer amulet in order to be able to inflict damage to Yazdigerd. The heroes must search through the piles of corpses (the 3 areas where the heroes start the game) in order to find the amulet fragments. When the heroes find the third fragment, they immediately put the amulet together and Yazdigerd can suffer damage. The heroes do not need to be in the same area and putting the Amulet together is a free action

Searching a Pile of Corpses: Each pile of corpses (the 3 areas where the heroes start the game) contains a fragment of the amulet, in addition to 1 of the following equipment cards: Ornamental Spear, Chain Mail, Life Potion. Searching a pile of corpses is a complex Manipulation with a Difficulty 2. When a hero successfully searches a pile of corpses, this hero takes an Amulet Fragment card and draws a card from the Pile of Corpses asset deck. Each pile of corpses can be successfully searched once per game.

Pile of Corpses: The asset deck contains: 1 Ornamental Spear, 1 Chain Mail, 1 Life Potion