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Angelo
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who's going to buy battlelore? Tue, 24 October 2006 15:11
how many M44 owners are going to buy BL? just curious to know..
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Tue, 24 October 2006 15:41
Angelo,

I have all the memoir 44 stuff and its the best game sI have played in the last few years. So I orderd 2 copies of BL.
As Eric said the back of the board is a larger scale half board which you can join to another copy to make a larger playing area.


Rich.
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Tue, 24 October 2006 16:21
I have Battle Cry, M44 (all extensions) and CC:A (both extensions preordered).
I am tempted by BL, but as I already am an ASL collector and my wallet is not infinitely extensible, I am hesitating.
I don't like the inclusion of magic and sorcery in my gaming experience... and I believe that the CC:A system can open to the Middle Ages in the future without too much difficulty (as DBM miniatures cover Antiquity and Middle-Ages).
So BL seems less usefull if I want to play some battles of the Middle Ages.
I also read that the rules of BL were about 80 pages long.
I am too lazy to invest in such an amount of rules (as I have to cope with the 300 pages of ASL already, I only play "beer and pretzel" games beside that monster).

However, I know myself enough to say that my present opinion may well change and I may fish my credit card out after all... Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Tue, 24 October 2006 16:25
I'm getting it. Mostly because I'm more into fantasy than WWII
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Tue, 24 October 2006 16:43
I like the historic aspect of M44. BL has nice new features but i'm not into fantasy stuff, so i'll stick to M44.
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Tue, 24 October 2006 16:54
I will be purchasing it. I have all the C&C games and expansions.
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Tue, 24 October 2006 18:14
Tunnels and Trolls was one of my favourite games of my youth, and M44/CCA are amongst my current favourites - how could I not love BL? Smile
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Tue, 24 October 2006 19:30
We're in.
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Tue, 24 October 2006 19:43
This is the first C&C game that I am going to have to walk away from. It's just not grabbing me, but I am sure that DoW will do well with it and they can use the proceeds to give us our British Expansion. They can than use those proceeds to feed the BL monster.

Keep the hits coming DoW , just don't forget the Brits and give us a North African/Med expansion. Heck you can even make it a complete game like the Original M'44 compete with British and Italian Mini's.

Game On!
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Tue, 24 October 2006 20:36
Sniper,
I agree with you 100%, I'll just cut and paste your answer. Laughing
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Tue, 24 October 2006 22:08
It's great game system, and I will purchase any game that Richard finds a way to publish. It supports a great developer, most importantly, and being an old AD&D player from years ago, I could use some good fantasy gaming again, albeit in a lite version.

I own everything C&C so far, why stop now? Very Happy
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Tue, 24 October 2006 23:30
I have already pre-ordered this puppy. I also have two of all the Memoir'44 games and expansions, two C&C Ancients (with figures) and two A/H Battle Cry.

Also, I have a full Samurai variant and figures ready for the Napoleonic variant.

BG
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Wed, 25 October 2006 01:08
Sniper wrote on Tue, 24 October 2006 18:43

This is the first C&C game that I am going to have to walk away from. It's just not grabbing me...


My [initial] sentiments exactly.

I've never have been interested in anything to do with Fantasy in all my years of gaming and so greeted this latest reincarnation of the C&C series with a good deal of cynicism and concern that it would if anything, detract from planned developments on other fronts, most noteably, further Memoir support / expansions etc. I couldn't see how turning out what appears a similar game with a simlar 'feel' would justify a not insignificant amount of capital outlay for what seems to constitute a variation on a theme. Same looking map, same terrain tiles, similar units with similar characteristics, same strengths, same game mechanics, same same same....

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

I had the very good fortune to be at Essen last week and spent a good deal of my 2 days there at the Days of Wonder area trying to get a game just to prove my initial impressions were accurate. They weren't.
Even though I never managed to play - every time I tried all the tables were taken - I did manage to spend some time listening to the DoW Crew members explaining game play and witnessing for myself just how differently this game does play compared to Memoir. The Lore cards and magical elements add a whole dimension to the game that, despite my general aversion to all things fantasy, makes this a must buy - even for an old grognard like me.

Those of you that 'think' this isn't likely to float your boat, do yourself a favour and get yourself some first hand experience of the game and how it plays. Then judge for yourself. I think you'll be surprised - I was... and still am.
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Wed, 25 October 2006 01:23
Cantata wrote on Tue, 24 October 2006 15:08

It's great game system, and I will purchase any game that Richard finds a way to publish. It supports a great developer, most importantly, and being an old AD&D player from years ago, I could use some good fantasy gaming again, albeit in a lite version.

I own everything C&C so far, why stop now? Very Happy


Same for me,, except it was GW's WH for me. I'll enjoy playing some fantasy without spending the whole evening fighting over/looking up rules & carpel tunnel from rolling dice.
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Wed, 25 October 2006 06:38
I recently purchased M44 and and dumbstruck by it's elegance and outstanding fun! So I have already put in my pre-order for BL. I'm so ancy for Bl that I've ordered a copy of C&C: Ancients just to get a taste of the rules for BL.
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Wed, 25 October 2006 10:43
yangtze wrote on Tue, 24 October 2006 08:14

Tunnels and Trolls was one of my favourite games of my youth, and M44/CCA are amongst my current favourites - how could I not love BL? Smile


I still love T&T, both for solo and for FTF group play. 7th is a good bit improved... 5th was unchanged from 1978 to 2005... 5.5 was 2005, 7 was 2006. (My RPG players prefer Pendragon...)

The thing is that Fantasy is a different approach to thinking than historical. My first taste of M44 was almost a year ago; a friend had bought it and couldn't grasp that it was one roll per unit, not one roll per figure, nor the command cards. (She's played too much risk, I think.) I may pick up her box for the extra board and cards. (Her pieces, however, are not in great shape... the box lives in her classroom, and she ditches trays right-off...)

Fantasy is always going to get less conservative play out of me than historicals; I'm too much the roleplayer to not have at least some "in-character" thinking with a boardgame. So M44 brings up different mind-set than will dwarves with axes.

Of course, one of my favorite novels is Mary Gentle's Grunts... Orcs with M16's versus typical fantasy army... so I may yet mix the two... Shocked
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Wed, 25 October 2006 11:28
Pluskat écrit le Tue, 24 October 2006 10:43

I like the historic aspect of M44. BL has nice new features but i'm not into fantasy stuff, so i'll stick to M44.



Me either. I'm a fantastic roleplaying veteran, but i'd never find a medieval-fantastic boardgame who make me perfectly happy. I'll wait to play with a friend who buy it, and then i make my choice. But at first sight, i'll keep money in my pocket.

And after all, i don't have enough time to play as M44 i need, so were i'm gonna get time for battlelore ??? Confused
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Wed, 25 October 2006 16:30
I have Battlecry, and all of Memoir44.
Along with Dixie and Eagles, they take the 2 gamers quick to play 1 Sunday a month game slot. Haven't finished all the Battlecry scenarios I got from the net, not the speak of the 100+ scenarios from the front.

Sadly, my fantasy slot is already heavily occupied by GW products, with all their faults and all the talking of GW's evil empire. I just cannot invest time or money in another game system.

      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Thu, 26 October 2006 14:10
I preordered BL when I heard it can be used for battles like Agincourt.
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Thu, 26 October 2006 15:47
I preordered BL based on the Blog entries and the promotional stuff I had seen. I was content with Memoir 44 and Ancients, and trying to avoid another fantasy setting, having finally broken myself of my Warhammer addiction a few years ago.

But the game looks awesome and I see it as providing me with hours of amusement without needing to paint everything and the much speedier gameplay will be nice. I also see it as a much lower price point than the insanity that was my old gaming hobbies.
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Fri, 27 October 2006 03:54
I dont think I will spring for it. I love M'44 so much that I'd rather get another set of everything so I can do overlord boards. I am waiting tho to see what new 'stand alone game' is coming around the corner. Cleopactra is very nice and a great game, but dagnabbit" Where are the Italians and the Commenwealth sets? I dont have a lot of time to play and when I do get the chance, Id rather play M'44 than ANYTHING else. (and I used to live and breath ASL). Money spent on BL is money I could use to expand my M'44 empire. "bwahaaahaaahaa",regards,,,,,,,,,,,,Clay Twisted Evil
      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Fri, 27 October 2006 16:45
OH H311 YEAH.... I have my crack dealer already ordering it for me... and a copy for a buddy of mine... now when I'll get to play it is another question?

      
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Re:who's going to buy battlelore? Sat, 28 October 2006 22:16
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I'll enjoy playing some fantasy without spending the whole evening fighting over/looking up rules & carpel tunnel from rolling dice.


The solution for the rolling of dice is to use a "dice boot" or "Dice tower". Massively reduces the need to shake, rattle, and twist...

I bought one, and made another.

Just drop your dice down the tower and let them get bounced around. My homemade foamcore poster-board one is a bit TOO bouncy!
      
    
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