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May 22, 2017

Battlelore 2nd edition – whats in the box


I’ve recently discovered the Command and Colours games designed by Richard Borg and it’s fair to say I’m hooked.

I was introduced to the game by my best mate Mark who was raving about it and wanted to show me the Napoleonic version, to be honest I wasn’t that bothered as I didn’t think I could get that interested in a board wargame. I also have the WWI game (from the Kickstarter and now available from PSC) and that hasn’t been out of the box, but I gave the Napoleonic version a go and boy was I wrong about the game, it really is very very good.

Mr Shuck my gaming guru has actually written a very good article about C&C which is well worth reading

So fast forward a month and I now own C&C Ancients plus 2 expansions, I’ve pre-ordered the Napoleonic version and 2 days ago I ordered Battlelore 2nd edition from Amazon. Battlelore is the Fantasy version of the game and its one I’ve been eyeing up for a few weeks.

I watched the Miami Dice review of the game which pretty much decided it for me and so I ordered it

 

Yesterday the game arrived and I thought I would show you the contents

First up is the box

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Which when its opened has the rule book and Reference book

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Then you get 3 sheets of cardstock

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With all the hexes and counters

 

Then obviously there is the board

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And the 4 types of cards, these are the unit and army cards, the setup cards, the Command deck and the lore cards

 

Then there are the scenarios (ok these are cards as well)

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Next up you get the dice, you only get 4 in the game so I brought an extra set to give me 12 in total

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Which only leaves the figures and you get a lot

There are 2 leaders, 1 for each faction. These are multipart models but go together really quickly

 

6 Stone golems which are 2 part models (the heads are separate)

 

6 obscenes which again are 2 part models

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9 Cavalry

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And finally this lot

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With 3 more units for the Chaos faction

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And 2 more for the Humans

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Ok that’s everything that’s in the box, lets talk about the models. The models are small 25mm models and cast in a semi hard plastic, I wouldn’t use them in normal wargames but for a boardgame I think they are fine and to be honest I’m glad they aren’t fantastically detailed as I would end up painting them and there is a lot of miniatures in this game.

Here’s a couple of comparison shots to show the size on the left is a new 32mm figure from Otherworld and on the right an old 25mm citadel figures from back in the 80’s

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So there you go a quick overview of the game contents, I’m playing it next week so will post a battle report

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About MikeH

The 12th illegitimate son of the 4th Earl of Whimbim now a wargamer and geek of dubious talent

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