Knowing this, I still thought that it would be fun if there were some Warhammer Skirmish friendly battleplans and other supplements that would evoke the DAoS aesthetic through play.
So I have set forth to create such a thing. I am currently working on a campaign book (in a similar vein to my previous campaign books) that will include several battleplans with dark and grisly themes, and (the topic of this post) artefacts that are thematically appropriate for such battles and are designed with a skirmish setting in mind.
The DAoS aesthetic is two-fold. It is both about the gritty realism of Men-at-Arms who carry torches and are laden down with their equipment to make camp, and about the grotesque and cursed abominations warped beyond recognition by the taint of Chaos. So the Artefacts are two-fold. I have created two Artefact tables, one of Mundane Artefacts, and another of Cursed Artefacts.
Mundane Artefacts are something you can give a model in your warband to make them a bit more unique. They are items that an average footman in your warband might carry, and that would be fun to represent on the battlefield.
Cursed Artefacts are for the heroes in your warband. If your hero is a righteous avenger, they will likely find these artefacts to be a corrupting influence. Conversely, a vile and depraved champion should find something here to strike their fancy.