Are the 1st Edition rules available online? If so, where?. Inevitably, a bit of character has been lost, but some rules have been tweaked and a very clever little scenario system added, and it’s great to see BattleLore live . BattleLore is a strategy board wargame for two players, created by Richard Borg and initially The first expansion – Battlelore Epic – contains rules for large-scale battles and for multiplayer games of up to 6 people. Epic Battlelore is played on.

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By the way, we both think the game is fantastic. Ru,es to the address the point of the thread, I think the magic system compliments the less realistic nature of the game. With Lore you can start stacking bonuses and make some pretty spectacular attacks. Tactic cards allow you to make special moves, battle in a specific way or take special actions, as explained on the card. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Heroes eventually “retire” to become an addition to the player’s Battle Council. Upcoming expansions announced so far are the Bearded Brave Dwarven army pack [11] and the Code of Chivalry Human army pack.

BattleLore (board game)

If you really hated all three of those games because of the mechanics, I dunno if the Lore and the setting will sway you. Scenarios are available from the manual, the Internet, or you can design your own.

There is also randomness in the battles, and that too can tear apart your best laid plans. Days of Wonder had planned for the Heroes of Battlelore expansion, to be released in [2] but the expansion was delayed when the game was sold to Fantasy Flight Games. Each player has a set of quick reference cards to help him keep rules in mind. Fantasy Flight Games released the long-delayed Heroes expansion in October Games by Days of Wonder.


Days of Wonder first planned to release a large expansion every six months and 1 or 2 small expansions every month. Hi, for those of you who play BattleLore, do you play with the Lore rules or not? Ditto everything jpinard said.

But we WANT a fantasy, not historical game. Labelled as specialist-packs, they included new miniatures with unique rules and scenarios. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I was actually disappointed by some of the very swingy lore cards. Beginning players can expect a minute duration game, but experienced players can usually finish a game in about 30—45 minutes. And in March Days of Wonder releasing Free to reg. Webarchive template wayback links Pages using infobox game with unknown parameters.

It was first published as a set of rules ruless for download but in June it was published and sold with an extra board and tokens. Although with the Call to Arms Expansion released May the players have limited control on deploying units to any battlelre scenario. The first expansion – Battlelore Epic – contains rules for large-scale battles and for multiplayer games of up to 6 people.

You guys are helping, thanks: These cards indicate in which section s of the battlefield you may order units and how many units you may order. I think the lore cards could have made the game great, but, for me, they detracted from it battllore from the strategy. Ancientsbut has a fantasy and medieval theme.

Lore rules or “historical”? There are two types of command cards: The terrain and starting positions are laid out according to the scenario.

I only play with lore rules, it adds a lot of strategy to the game IMHO. BattleLore is a strategy board wargame for two players, created by Richard Borg and initially published by Days of Wonder in and later by Fantasy Flight Games.


That does make sense. Each adventure in Battlelore is pre-constructed, leaving the work of creating armies to the scenario author. Typical setup for a game is 10—15 minutes. Depends on why you thought they sucked. The battlefield is divided into three sections by two red dotted lines, giving each player a left flank, a center and a right flank section.

Fantasy Flight Games posts BattleLore 2nd Edition Rules online – Tabletop Gaming News – TGN

You start the game by choosing a scenario. The second expansion, Call to Armscontains rules to draft customized armies. Section cards and Tactic cards. If it makes any sense, they feel like they have too much chrome to be a light, random, fun, romping game, and too little depth to be a true heavy, wargame.

Still draw cards, play a card to move three cavalry type of stuff?

Experienced players will rarely have to pull out the rulebook for clarification. Retrieved from ” https: In some scenarios, additional banners may be gained from the board map itself, for capturing and holding certain terrain hexes or battlefield objectives.

Four additional expansions were released in How about you guys? So our first few games were without just to ease the learning curve. BattleLore debuted at the Spiel game fair in Essen, Germany and was released worldwide on November 30 of that year. The scenario book that comes with the basic box is organised as a tutorial sequence that introduces concepts one adventure at a time, making the game very easy to learn.

Views Read Edit View history. Ancients or Memoir ‘ Epic Battlelore is played on two boards adjacent to each other forming one double-sided battlefield.