|Battlelore | Published 25 February 2011||Rating||15 votes|
The warhorns sounded and the riders took the ridge, resplendent in their colorful heraldry and shimmering steel. Knights they were, born for battle and eager for glory. In their wake, footmen rallied to their banners and soon the army was on the march. Behind this wall of galloping armor and longswords, none feared the battle beyond.
Code of Chivalry, the latest expansion for BattleLore is now on sale! Head to your local retailer or our webstore and swell the ranks of your armies with this Human Army Pack, featuring knights, arbalestiers, and lancers.
Code of Chivalry comes complete with two new unit types as well as two unit types previously released in the Hundred Years' War and the Scottish Wars expansions. These units will easily bolster the forces of any Human army, giving players more options during their BattleLore games.
Also included in this expansion are 6 new Call to Arms Deployment cards so players can customize their adventures. Rather than using the pre-constructed armies found in the adventure book, players can choose to use these Call to Arms Deployment cards to create an army of their own design.
Finally, Code of Chivalry comes with four new adventures to give players a knightly challenge for their new units! Check out the latest preview for knights and then visit the support page to download the rules (pdf, 1.2 MB) to prepare yourself for battle.
Mount up and ride to your local retailer to pick up Code of Chivalry today!
Set in a world that bridges history and fantasy, BattleLore is board game that puts 2 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 quickly!
So glad I was finally able to pick up this game thanks to the French repurposed sets. The infusion of them also forced gamers to stop being so greedy with their original english sets and I've had friends able to pick up used sets as well.
Just want to let you know, Fantasy Flight... thanks to the repurposed release of the base game, you sold one of every expansion to me! Thanks for the debt :)
I'm with you Ben, I can't see FFG letting this game die so easily. They may be waiting to see how the expansions and the base game (repurposed sets) sell of course, but I think we'll see a fair bit more from FFG on BL - at least I hope so!
I think FFGs policy of not giving out information until a game is close to going out works fine for base games, or games with few or independant expansions - hell, it's even exciting in some ways - but for product lines that consist of a big game and a large collection of smaller interdependant expansions like BL, I don't think it works so good. I'd love to hear a "we're working on stuff" from one of the boffins at FFG HQ, but I can't see us reading anything official until it's close to release.
And if the game is done with Code of Chivalry - I'll be content - it's a great game I will continue to enjoy for a long time. I don't think it will, and I think it would be a shame to miss out on any official realisation of it's many potentials, but if it is - so be it.
Surely FFG didn't just buy the line to close out Battlelore and hopefully they didn't buy it out so they could release Westeros.
Surely this is the time that FFG can really forge forth with the game knowing that they choose their own direction and won't be following in DOW's footsteps. I sincerely hope to see a new announcement of a second edition base set (with revised contents) or some indication of where they are taking it next.
@ peej_uk - Why would want the supplements if you don't already have the base game?
I am very happy to see FFG bringing the Battlelore line to a reasonable conclusion. If no other expansion are released, they have done as much as I expected. If there are future releases, FFG will far exceed any expectations I have had for Battlelore.
I would be more excited if Battlelore itself was available to buy. Hard to justify buying supplements when you can't get hold of the main game.