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Battlelore

Postby Kreoseus » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:21 pm

Ay up

Off to the wargaming club for the first time in about a year tomorrow evening.
I have arranged to meet an old friend for a game of "Battlelore", a game I have never seen, let alone played.
Anyone here have any experience of it , what to expect & how it plays ?

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Re: Battlelore

Postby bangorstu » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:30 am

Never heard of it.
How did it go?
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Re: Battlelore

Postby Kreoseus » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:47 am

Hi Stu

The game is for tonight. My mate is big on enthusiasm, short on details.
The visit to the shop will allow me to pick up a few paints & inks, and it is just around the corner from a superb chipper , where I shall go for a pregame feed. :D
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Re: Battlelore

Postby Von Richter » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:01 am

This game is based upon Richard Borg's Command and Colors system. The world of BattleLore meshes history and fantasy together - putting players in command of an array of miniature troops on the battlefields of a Medieval Europe Uchronia at the outset of the Hundred Years War.

Drawing on the strengths of Memoir '44, this Days of Wonder game takes the time-tested Command and Colors system to a new level and offers gamers of many backgrounds a chance to fight medieval battles with a dose of epic fantasy.

In this fantastical re-imagining of the Hundred Years War, French and English armies are supplemented with Goblins and Dwarves mercenaries and even some creatures like the Giant Spider and the Earth Elemental! Just as important as the armies you have, though, are the Lore Masters you choose to aid you: Wizards, Clerics, Warriors and Rogues can all aid you with unique powers and spells in ways role-playing gamers will find familiar.
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Re: Battlelore

Postby Etranger » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:35 am

If it's based on the C &C system, then that should be some reassurance.
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Re: Battlelore

Postby Kreoseus » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:42 am

Ay up

The game was excellent. It is somewhere between a war-game and a board game. Deployment and terrain is chosen as part of a scenario card. Order cards determine what units you can use per turn, with special cards being available to use which give one-off bonuses. Great fun, we played twice, swapping sides, I had a much better idea of what I was doing in the second game. I really enjoyed it and would happily play it again, but I can see that it wouldn't be to everyone's taste.

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