About Novus Malum

Novus Malum (A New Evil) is a high fantasy, skirmish miniatures wargame which immerses players in engaging, interactive, battlefield-based fantasy scenarios using a collection of scale miniatures (or models). This first campaign follows two mighty warbands, the Knomes of Knarlwood from the Fallen Kingdom and the Dwarves of Anvil Keep from the Royal Kingdom of Konior, as the Great Shroud - a previously impenetrable boundary which has sealed the Fallen Kingdom in shadow and away from the rest of Seldar for over three millennia – is showing signs of weakening.


In Novus Malum, players work through up to five scenarios in a turn-based approach. A standard scenario lasts six rounds with each round comprising six phases. Phases are completed one at a time and once all six have been resolved, a new round begins.

Core phases:

Phase 1: Command

Phase 1: Command

The priority order for the round is determined

Phase 2: Movement

Phase 2: Movement

Warbands follow orders as their formations travel across the playing area

Phase 3: Magic

Phase 3: Magic

Models are granted the opportunity to cast spells

Phase 4: Shooting

Phase 4: Shooting

Models may attack from afar using ranged equipment

Phase 5: Combat

Phase 5: Combat

Engaged models make melee attacks

Phase 6: Morale

Phase 6: Morale

With combat for the round completed, soldiers test their resolve via a morale test

Seldar: A restored continent at risk of breaking once more?

The Continent of Seldar map