News for March 2010
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Announcing the BattleLore: Horrific Horde Goblin Army Pack
Battlelore | Published 18 March 2010
Goblinoids: Rumored to have their origins in little traveled desert areas, these diminutive creatures and their larger brethren, the Hobgoblins, behave cowardly if cornered, but beware, for they are brutally vicious when fighting in greater numbers.

Coming this Summer, Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce a major release that will have Goblinoid commanders across the realm screeching with delight. Get ready for the BattleLore: Horrific Horde Goblin Army Pack, the newest expansion set for BattleLore that comes jam-packed with exactly what you need to field an entirely Goblinoid army!
BattleLore: Horrific Horde provides fourty-two additional figures for your BattleLore army, including two never-before-seen troop types, as well as even more of the primary Goblinoid staples that are available in both the core set and the Goblin Marauders expansion. With all these added units, Goblins will no longer be relegated to serving as mercenary forces for a standard human army. The time has come to let loose the fury of the Horde!

The first new troop type that is found in BattleLore: Horrific Horde is the Goblin Halberdier. Goblin Halberdiers are speedy, highly mobile units that are armed with the medieval equivalent of a giant can opener. When they do stand and fight, they can battle toe-to-toe against most mounted units with some success. This can play a vital role in holding your ground when faced with the cavalry units of your enemies!
The second troop type carries a giant spiked club as its weapon of choice, the powerful Ogre. These gruesome and fierce opponents drive fear into the hearts of the bravest warriors for many reasons, not the least of which is that they fight in groups of three, and are living proof of the old adage "there is strength in numbers." Be wary when you see them lumbering across the battlefield towards your army. 
In addition to the new troop types, and all the printed materials, you'll find even more of the units that form the backbone of any Goblinoid menace: Goblin Swordsmen, Hobgoblin Cavalry and Hobgoblin Hyena Riders. For any budding Goblinoid commander this expansion set is sure to be a dream come true!
You'll also find all the appropriate Unit Summary and Specialist cards, plus Weapon Summary cards with the updated Sling rules for use with your Goblin Slinger units. In addition we've included fifteen Deployment cards for use with the Call to Arms Expansion set, which will allow you to fully customize your Goblin army and let you tailor your fighting force to the best strategic effect. Finally, a rulebook with five brand new adventures rounds out this fantastic addition to the BattleLore line. 
Keep a vigilant watch this Summer, for the world of BattleLore will never be the same!
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.


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Published: 6/14/2011 10:37:40 AM

so where is the ogres and goblins now? im not seeing them

Published: 5/5/2010 12:52:15 AM

Over a month since the anouncement, but still no sign of this in the upcoming section.

Just sloppy work from the web-people or a bad sign?


Published: 5/4/2010 4:30:07 PM

This certainly addresses a lot of the complaints people had about Battlore Vanilla being neglected in favor of Westeros.

Published: 4/20/2010 10:00:31 PM

really good news! Battlelore really does lend itself to this type of expansion, we have the core set (well a lot of us) there is terrrain (official and unofficial) and  a lot of smallish specialty packs. Now with this, I can honestly say the game system is poised to hang in there for the long run, thank you FFG! Reading all the other generally positive comments on this I suppose you have had your fill of those and now want us to spend our money, and vote with our wallets. I will go out on a limb and say, that I will do just that when this one arrives, it has me excited for the possibilities of whats to come for this wonderful game.

Published: 4/1/2010 4:29:03 AM

Here here, good show continuing the Battlelore line in this way. There is a certain magic to Battlelore and its lighter feel that attracts a large and enthusiastic fanbase, if FFG can simply meet this fanbase where it lives with expansions that inspire the same excitement and have the same quality as the original game Battlelore (Epic Fantasy Adventures) will have a long and successful campaign at FFG. Anything on top of that which FFG can add will be a huge bonus!

Published: 3/23/2010 11:16:32 PM

I am thrilled that FFG is taking this route with Battlelore and not abandoning the original game.  I will continue to not only purchase every Battlelore expansion, in some cases 2 of each, but will also be buying BOW.  Thanks for keeping this game going!

Published: 3/22/2010 9:21:44 AM

This is awesome! I was hoping for army sets to be released for each race, along with new adventures. This is really the direction I was hoping to see with BattleLore with FFG.

Published: 3/21/2010 5:04:52 AM

Glad to see Battlelore going on - but why do I have to buy this many creatures/units, I already own (Hill giant, Earth elemantal, hordes of Goblins), only to get a few new units? That's a bit of a downer :(

Published: 3/21/2010 5:01:02 AM

This looks thoroughly excellent!  I am looking forward to the expansion to the expansion with a Goblin Lore Master (plus lore spells), Goblin Heroes, treasures, & etc.


Looks great FFG - can't wait!



Lord Mykal
Published: 3/20/2010 6:23:58 PM

Now thats what we all wanted! TANGIBLE support in the way of good product and FFG have shown it with supporting the army box set and CtA ! Well done FFG you show a heart and a backbone!

Now I would concur  with all the other suggestions and purchase future races e.g Undead, Elves etc AND Magic that is race specific would be nice. Chariots even more impressive ;-)

Keep it up and bring it on FFG!

Published: 3/20/2010 12:12:25 PM

This is actually the first BL expansion that I really would like to pick up. I like this one a whole lot!

Published: 3/20/2010 8:22:23 AM

“…and there was much rejoicing.” This is extraordinary news.  I was interested in “Battle Lore” because of its fantasy flavor.  I am neither a fan of Goblins nor of Dwarves, but I had hope for more races to be released.  I was drawn to the initial Giant figure only to learn after I purchased my core game that it was not available to the general public, by that time it was only on eBay for more than I could afford.  I appreciate the additions that FFG has made for this game and look forward to a long and glorious future in gaming with them.


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