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yangtze
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My Battlelore Arrived At Last :) Tue, 02 January 2007 00:47
Firstly, it should be said that I love this system and I love Battlelore as a very worthy addition to the C&C family of games, so everything that follows should be read in that context.

Thank you Days of Wonder for getting another copy out to me so speedily when the first apparantly failed to arrive. I played my first game yesterday, and won the Complex Web scenario 6-2 as the Black Prince.

I really like the way the battlefield disintegrates into a series of skirmishes. There's much less of the husbanding of formation that you have to do with C&C Ancients, and it all feels very medieval. The tweaks from the ancient system all feel right for the medieval period.

The goblins are great - they may be frightened but mine did very well thank you very much. The dwarves feel right too, often boldly breaking formation to cut a swathe throught the enemy.

The spider was fun, though I managed to get rid of it first time, so it didn't get to do any web type stuff. I'm really looking forward to the two hex dragon! (that's just a wish by the way, I don't know anything you don't...).

I really like the lore system, where a miss in combat gets you lore. This is a neat levelling mechanism, going some way to evening out bad luck on the dice. I love the lore cards and all of the different spells and effects you can cast; my heavy cavalry probably got a bit dizzy being sent through greater and lesser portals. I agree with an earlier posting that suggests we could have a customised 'lore' deck for historical battles, drawing from any or all of the standard decks, keeping the lore system after a fashion, but rationalising it as command initiative rather than magic.

Some minor niggles: the packaging is a bit of a pain in my opinion. The lids of the trays don't lie down and the need to replace all the banner bearers in the right shaped spaces is a bit of a chore. I don't like the crib cards either. A crib sheet in the style of the sheets keen fans like Brummbar have produced for Memoir 44 would be infinitely preferable. Perhaps 'living rules' online terrain and creature compendium quick play sheets would be the way forward for me.

Now, where do we keep all of our lovely expansion figures? Dunelm in the UK have a range of nineteenth century style wooden chests in all sizes at rediculous prices in the sales. I'm seriously considering one to house Battlelore, and how cool will it look when I lug that into the games convention? Smile

[Updated on: Tue, 02 January 2007 00:49]

      
tastic
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Re:My Battlelore Arrived At Last :) Tue, 02 January 2007 01:13
yangtze wrote on Mon, 01 January 2007 18:47

Firstly, it should be said that I love this system and I love Battlelore as a very worthy addition to the C&C family of games, so everything that follows should be read in that context.

Thank you Days of Wonder for getting another copy out to me so speedily when the first apparantly failed to arrive. I played my first game yesterday, and won the Complex Web scenario 6-2 as the Black Prince.


The spider was fun, though I managed to get rid of it first time, so it didn't get to do any web type stuff. I'm really looking forward to the two hex dragon! (that's just a wish by the way, I don't know anything you don't...).


Some minor niggles: the packaging is a bit of a pain in my opinion. The lids of the trays don't lie down and the need to replace all the banner bearers in the right shaped spaces is a bit of a chore. I don't like the crib cards either. A crib sheet in the style of the sheets keen fans like Brummbar have produced for Memoir 44 would be infinitely preferable. Perhaps 'living rules' online terrain and creature compendium quick play sheets would be the way forward for me.

Smile


Good choice in going after the spider first. Luck was on your side. I just zip bagged my figs, and it may be considered heresy, but I just make sure the sword guys have swords, and the archers stay together, until i decide to paint them.

[Updated on: Tue, 02 January 2007 01:13]

      
    
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