News for February 2011
Unsettling Allies 8
Announcing Tribes of the Vale, an ally expansion for Battles of Westeros
Battles of Westeros | Published 15 February 2011

“Every lord has need of a beast from time to time... a lesson you seem to have learned, judging from those clansmen of yours.”
     - Tywin Lannister, speaking to Tyrion Lannister

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Tribes of the Vale, an ally force expansion set for Battles of Westeros. Born in the cruel climate of the Mountains of the Moon, the clansmen of the Stone Crows, Black Ears, and Burned Men are of a violent breed. Uncivilized, uncouth, and unrefined, these men and women live to kill, and they do it well.

The Tribes of the Vale expansion adds three new ally commanders to diversify your Battles of Westeros experience. Shagga, Son of Dolf is a ruthless barbarian of the Stone Crows, capable of wielding two massive battle axes better than some men handle one. Timett, Son of Timett earned his place as the Red Hand of the Burned Men by taking out his own eye. A fearless expert swordsmen, Timett rarely fails to kill anything he sets out to. Finally, Chella, Daughter of Cheyk is a vicious woman, decorating herself with the ears of her enemies.

In addition to these new commanders, Tribes of the Vale introduces three new unit types, new keywords, new terrain types, and a rulebook with three new scenarios, aligning House Lannister with these devastating clansmen.

Similar to the Lords of the River ally expansion, the units and commanders in Tribes of the Vale are ally forces represented by tan miniatures, and can be used to supplement a primary House’s forces - such as House Lannister or, if using the Skirmish rules, House Stark.

If you hope to rally these savages to your House’s cause, stay vigilant! Keep checking back for more information, and watch store shelves for Tribes of the Vale, coming this spring.

Set in the rich and vibrant world of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, Battles of Westeros is a board game of tactical battlefield combat for two players. With scenarios that include beloved characters and settings, players can recreate the most significant battles from The War of the Five Kings.

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Published: 2/17/2011 10:39:03 PM

House Greyjoy and Baratheon please so we can play the  the Storm of Swords game as a campaign for BOW. Thank you FFG!

Old Dwarf
Published: 2/16/2011 12:45:25 PM

Glad to see this finally got reposted.Another hit for the old plastic

Published: 2/15/2011 9:17:49 PM

This looks great! I can't wait to field them.  Lannister needed some "flavorful" allies to spice up their house troops. Banners look great and I like the tan color. Terrain looks like it'll be different. Ruins maybe?

Looking forward to the previews.

@Battles of Westeros fans: Head to the official BoW's forums and help us generate some conversation. Board game fans are too quiet. ;) 

@BattleLore fans... you have gotten just as many expansions since BoW has since it's release. If they're announcing what's next for BoW first well... it's BECAUSE THERE'S A MAJOR NEW TV SHOW BASED ON THE SAME WORLD.

It's not rocket science people.

BattleLore gets as much attention as it's sales dictate. The existence of BoW has NOTHING to do with it either way. In fact if FFG bought the BL license to make BoW then you owe your last six expansions to Battles of Westeros. Becuse DoW had no interest in it... that's why they sold it.


Published: 2/15/2011 7:41:49 PM

Battlelore is getting Code of Chivalry, rules were just added for it the other day.

Published: 2/15/2011 5:32:41 PM

Whoop! Somebody complained about the lack of Battlelore support on a Battles of Westeros forum! Everybody do a shot!

I'm pumped about this expansion.

Published: 2/15/2011 3:16:49 PM

And gee, still nothing NEW for the actual Battlelore game.   what a surprise...NOT!

Published: 2/15/2011 12:52:23 PM

The more I see of this game the more I think I need to pick up a copy.

Published: 2/15/2011 11:47:46 AM

Yeeeeh! Keep'em coming! And maybe after this "allies" expansion, it will be time for another major House to enter the battlefield!

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