Heroscape is a tabletop skirmish game. Due to its low price, low complexity and pre-made models, it is considered superior to most table top war games which are often too cheap to even paint their figures. The game's terrain is made out of hexagons that interlock, which can be built together to make really awesome things. The figure models are from all manner of different themes and include Vikings, Knights, Dragons, Robots, Werewolves, Highlanders, Monks, Secret Agents, Samurai, Giant Spiders, Orcs and Elves.
Basically once upon a time on another planet called Valhalla, a warlord called Utgar wanted to use some springs to kill everything. Jandar, a heroic general, gathers a big group of like-minded heroes to defeat him. Several other generals join in on the fight for various reasons.
Heroic. Uses primarily "heroic" and brace type units:
- World War Two soldiers
- Angelic looking Kyries
- Scottish Highlanders
- A Dragon, a Cowboy and a Ninja
Protective, Ally of Jandar. Primarily uses nature/forest or reptilian type units.
- Vipers (alien race)
- Angelic looking Kyrie
- A Giant, a Dragon, a Cowboy and a Ninja
Neutral General with an unknown agenda, although he most typically sides with Jandar. Primarily uses mysterious and secretive type units.
- Secret Agents
- Primadons (alien race)
- A Undead Queen, a monster-ish dog, a Dragon, A Coybow and a Ninja
Disciplined Conqueror. Sometime ally of Utgar. Uses primarily imperial type soldiers from Earth's history
- British Redcoats
- Fallen Angel looking Kyrie
- Ashigaru (Japanese foot soldiers)
- A Cyclops (for some reason called an "ogre"), a Dragon, Viking Warlord, a Cowboy and a Ninja
Primal and Feral. Newest General, forges an alliance against Utgar with all the other Generals, including Einar even. Uses primitive and tribal units mostly.
- Giant Spiders
- Rock Golems
- A giant insect and a Monk.
Megalomaniac. Uses primarily "monster" type units:
- Marro (aliens race)
- Orcs (some on dinosaurs or other prehistoric animals)
- Demonic looking Kyrie
- Zombies, Vampires and other undead
- A Dragon, a Troll, Black Knight, a Ninja and various other random monsters.
It is important to note that there are two sub-games for Heroscape. Marvel Superheroes and Dungeons and Dragons. Marvel units do not follow any of the Generals while D&D units do, although they also include a new General, Valkrill (a weaker knockoff of Utgar), however he is not considered part of the regular Heroscape game.