This supplement presents an easy to use mass-battle system which involves your player characters on an individual level. The key to the system is focusing on tactical and strategic missions which affect the overall outcome of a large battle.
Warfare for Beginners is a short EN Publishing supplement for the PATHFINDER RPG by Russell Morrissey, around which the final battle aspects of The War of the Burning Sky adventure path were hinged. It was originally written several years ago. The system was modified to meet the requirements of the adventure, but it is presented here in its original form. Game masters can use the supplement as is or modify it to suit their own adventures.
The system assumes that the player characters are integral to the battle - in other words, without their actions, the battle will be lost. That's why we play fantasy role-playing games, right?
You'll find that the system is remarkably simple to use, and allows your players to feel they truly are affecting the course of the battle in a vital way, without forcing you to adopt largescale and clunky mass-battle rules involving army units and the like.