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mcghiej
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Dumb Newbie Question - I don't get it Wed, 23 May 2007 12:27
Hello,

I am really new here, and have a seemingly dumb question.

Is BattleLore all about Scenarios? I mean, is there a way to (successfully) just choose your armies and start playing?

I liken this to a computer game. I would consider the scenarios (at least the ones in the book that comes with the game) to be like the 'single player' storymode option in a game of command and conquer. You are given certain things and you have a set mission that follows a story.

I would see a 'normal' 2 player game like the 'skirmish' mode in a computer game. You start with an army and off you go.

Maybe I am not making any sense. I guess, what do you do when you have played through all the scenarios? Just get ones made by other people on the net?

Seems like a game you just can't pick up and play from the same spot each time. Have to find a new scenario to make things interesting.

Thanks for any insights!
      
taliesinbard
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Re:Dumb Newbie Question - I don't get it Wed, 23 May 2007 12:40
You should check out Call to Arms...
You don't get to choose your army, but it's a different game every time you play.
      
mcghiej
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Re:Dumb Newbie Question - I don't get it Wed, 23 May 2007 12:47
Thanks for the fast reply.

This is the expansion for BattleLore right?

It is not out in Australia yet...
      
ColtsFan76
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Re:Dumb Newbie Question - I don't get it Wed, 23 May 2007 12:48
Well, funny youy should mention that.

First off, thre will be more scenarios forthcoming. Some have already ben posted as official scenarios by the DOW staff. In past C&C games, when a new expansion came out, more scenarios came with it. BattleLore will be a bit different because the expansions are not all going to include scenarios as there will be some army specific (specialist) packs. But again, more scenarios are coming out in various waves and various means.

Second, with the customization of the War council and the randomness of the cards drawn, each scenario has more life than a one and done type thing. However, the basic scenarios are pretty basic so scenario 1 doesn't have as much life as scenario 10 for example.

Third, Call to Arms was just released. The emphasis here is that a battleboard is set up with terrain and no armies. You have 1 of 2 ways to deploy your army through the use of Deployment decks. You randomly draw a few cards that tell you how to set up your armies. You can even go back to the basic scenarios and use just the terrain for these new battles. With this 3rd element of randomness, the scenarios will be even longer lived. there are also specialist cards that create a 4th are of randomness and add some spice to your army.

Finally, Battlelore is more a game system than any of the other C&C games. So you can most definitely create your own scnearios and armies however you like. DOW is trying to establish those tools now but you can do whatever you please within your own games. Create a way to randomly put on terrain or come up with your own points system for the armies.
      
mcghiej
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Re:Dumb Newbie Question - I don't get it Wed, 23 May 2007 13:11
Thanks. Really helpful.

Does anyone have their own points systems for their armies or ways to place terrain randomly.

Also, is there a good way to play this game solo at all?
      
cebalrai
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Re:Dumb Newbie Question - I don't get it Wed, 23 May 2007 14:11
One thing I do is use the online scenario editor to create my own maps and setup. You can so some pretty interesting things. Then I welcome my opponent to pick which side he wants, to help assure balance.

Points systems don't work in Battlelore. Units cannot be labeled with a point value since their real value changes a ton depending on the terrain, opposing units, other units on their team, etc.

I've heard of folks playing solo, but I'm not really sure how it's done.
      
migeck
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Re:Dumb Newbie Question - I don't get it Wed, 23 May 2007 14:19
A nice idea for solo play is described here:http://www.daysofwonder.com/index.php?t=msg&th=9074& start=0&rid=287298&S=e53bd9cad4bf6ee9b43bf546390338c d
      
taliesinbard
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Re:Dumb Newbie Question - I don't get it Thu, 24 May 2007 06:54
mcghiej wrote on Wed, 23 May 2007 06:11



Does anyone have their own points systems for their armies or ways to place terrain randomly.




I'm going to reiterate what cebalrai has already said, just because some people (like me) never believe it.
Points systems absolutely do NOT work with Battlelore. I've tried a number of different styles of point systems and decided that if you really, truly wanted a point system for this game you would need to determine at least the following items for the unit: banner color, foot or cav, weapon type, distance from your edge of the board, terrain unit is in, terrain surrounding the unit, terrain unit can get to in 1 turn.
And really, who wants to count the points out as your placing your figures? Not me.

If you really MUST customize your own army, my best suggestion would be to choose the Call to Arms cards (instead of randomly selecting) and build your army like that. However, personally, I would think that would totally take away from the game.

      
    
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