BattleLore

BattleLore

This game is based upon Richard Borg's Command and Colors system. The world of BattleLore meshes history and fantasy together - putting players in command of an array of miniature troops on the battlefields of a Medieval Europe Uchronia at the outset of the Hundred Years War.

Drawing on the strengths of Memoir '44, this Days of Wonder game takes the time-tested Command and Colors system to a new level and offers gamers of many backgrounds a chance to fight medieval battles with a dose of epic fantasy.

In this fantastical re-imagining of the Hundred Years War, French and English armies are supplemented with Goblins and Dwarves mercenaries and even some creatures like Giant Spider and Earth Elemental! Just as important as the armies you have, though, are the Lore Masters you choose to aid you: Wizards, Clerics, Warriors and Rogues can all aid you with unique powers and spells in ways role-playing gamers will find familiar.

BoardGameGeek Info

Publisher
Days of Wonder
Published in
2006
My Rating
8.0
BGG Rating
7.08
BGG Rank
286
Players
2
Ages
10+
Duration
1:00
Complexity
2.7642 / 5
Acquired
September 2008
Eager to Play
Yes
Plays
7
Last Played
July 22, 2017
Time Spent
6:00

This is a great euro-style war game. Players face off across a map with 3 sections: Left, Center, Right. Each player gets a number of Command Cards (determined by the scenario). On their turn they play a Command Card and then activate the troops noted on the card. This means that you are constantly revising your tactics as you may not have the cards to command the section of the board you want (i.e. you are set for a killing blow on the Right section but none of your Command Cards activate the Right section). There is great depth of strategy and plenty of replay value.

Seven plays

  • November 12, 2008
  • September 30, 2008
  • September 27, 2008 x2
  • September 15, 2008
  • September 14, 2008
  • July 22, 2017