|Battlelore | Published 25 February 2010|
It is the Middle Ages, and all of Europe is engulfed in the flames of battle. Armies of French and English troops join Goblin and Dwarven mercenaries. In a land where history and fantasy collide, brave heroes clash in bloody combat. Are you prepared to lead your forces into combat to meet this latest threat?
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce that BattleLore: Creatures is now on sale at your friendly local game store and on our webstore! BattleLore: Creatures introduces three mighty units into the fray.
Towering over his foes, the Wood Giant is able to defend both allies and lair by hurling massive logs! This devastating ranged attack must come from tiles that contain a forest, but the giant isn’t afraid to leave his home to crush invading forces.
Brought forth from the power of the Magic Vortex, the Rock Elemental is able to appear almost anywhere on the battlefield! This powerful ability, combined with the sheer strength of this creature, can be truly devastating. As this creature can strike without warning, the enemy will be forced to guard his movement, keeping the possible angles of attack right where he wants them.
Finally, the awe-inspiring Hydra is a multi-headed creature with the ability to move quickly, deliver a powerful strike, and even grow new heads when existing heads are damaged. The included model is designed with one body section, and six different neck sections that allow the figure to sprout from 3 to 6 separate heads. The Hydra is a most fearsome opponent indeed!
These three new Creatures make use of the newly revised Creatures Rules for BattleLore that we posted recently. Check them out, then head out to your local retailer or our webstore to pick up your copy today!
Set in a world that bridges history and fantasy, BattleLore is board game that puts players in command of a vast array of miniature troops on the battlefields of medieval Europe. Using the easy-to-learn Commands and Colors system, players can wage thrilling battles without a lengthy time commitment.
I suspect there is far more to the reasons than will ever and really SHOULD ever be disseminated on every level, its business and decisions were made. However it now appears that the grim outlook for this one being the last proper Battlelore expansion was greatly overstated, as now a huge goblin pack is on the way. Notable for what IS in it more so that whats not: two new classes, and more scenarios, plus freshened rules. No its not a reprint, but it is a pretty major expansion release, that was not just slapped together, some work and effort went into it, that means money was spent developing, that means the franchise is not off the radar as it seems. This is a good thing, are we going to see expansions like this for every race plus some new ones? No Idea, wold I buy them all, probably not, but I WILL buy this next one, and will get others that strike my fancy as should we all. I also will most importantly of all, support this great game and pull it off the shelf thankfully for the newness we have been bestowed with, for me, the outlook is getting better!
But if they wanted a different setup, more "medieval", then why in this world did they took this from AoW who did such a great job. I love this game and I would probably love a new one in a medieval setup, but one did not have the right to kill the other.
Sadly FFG has stated they will NOT be producing the base set..so don't even get delusion that they will.
FFG has strung us along...so if there are people who don't have the promo creatures from DoW, then go ahead and buy creatures..since I suspect this will be the real LAST expansion for the game. That other "battlelore game" FFG is showing off is NOT Battlelore..just in name.
While it does look like we won't see the base game as it originally existed, it should be possible to break it up into a "pure" medieval base game, and either a single fantasy expansion or one each for goblins, dwarves, and the original three monsters.
And now that I think about it, two expansions probably makes more sense. Makes them consistent with all the other racial expansions.
Aside from all the release size complaints, price complaints, etc, when you get down to it 3 releases in 1/2 a year is not really too shabby. As with everyone else, after the last post I will be waiting to see what the support is like over the next year.
I would encourage FF to continue to support the "origional" Battlelore game in its existing format.
After reading the articles about production costs for the original game i am afraid we may never see a reprint of the base game. I feel bad for people getting into the game right now who cannot find base boxes to buy. Kind of reminds me of this whole War fo the Ring thing not being reprinted as well and people wanting to buy the game but none are available. :(
every expansion they produce makes them just that much closer to producing the base set :D
Now, if we can only get the base set back on sale, I will be elated.
Are you listening? Ahem.