|Battlelore | Published 20 October 2010||Rating||25 votes|
BattleLore fans rejoice! Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming availability of the BattleLore Core set!
Due to the difficulties surrounding the production of the original BattleLore Core Sets (as mentioned earlier this year by CEO Christian Petersen), Fantasy Flight Games has decided to repurpose the French edition Core Sets in order to make them available for English BattleLore players!
These repurposed Core Sets will include English cards and reference sheets.. The English rules, as well as any other pertinent English material, will be made available as online PDFs for download. These BattleLore Core Sets will feature a sticker that denotes them as repurposed French editions that are fully compatible for English-speaking players.
(Look for this sticker to denote these repurposed Core Sets)
So back into the fray! Don’t miss your chance to get one of these repurposed BattleLore Core Sets!
Watch the BattleLore page for additional info to come!
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!
I at least appreciate that the sets are being made available. As for BoW, I agree that the name BattleLore has been bastardized.
I tried reading the George R.R. Martin books and being a fairly conservative person I was turned off by the immediate use of F-bombs and the like in a Fantasy Novel - certainly NOT Tolkien. I am somewhat offended by FFG tacking the Battlelore name to BoW which I will never play because I cannot get into the fiction - nothing against the game which I'm sure is fine. I also understand that FFG is fully withing their rights to do what they want with their titles.
I am a big FFG fan but I think this was a HUGE error on their part. Trying to capitalize on a POPULAR product by using the name but the setting is entirely different - it just seems a bit cheapy/cheesy IMHO. I know I'm probably in the minority with this thought but the way a person speaks or communicates (even in writing) is a reflection of that person. I know its rough when someone actually has moral values - it just messes everything up.
On the other hand I'm looking forward to the repurposed Battlelore games and I believe there is a Large audience for this game that would be willing to keep it around with their $$. I for one would be looking at expansions for this game when I make my game purchases BUT getting a copy of the Core game for less than 100.00 - 150.00 is difficult at the moment and that is often for a used game. I would certainly pay as much as I paid for any of my big-box FFG games at online retailers for a new edition of the BL core game.
The fact that many people are willing to pay those inflated OOP prices is a GOOD indicator of the popularity and willingness of the consumer to purchase this product - FFG take note! Someone in the Financial end of the business should look into how well the used (and some new) games are selling in the aftermarket.
If I broke any FFG posting rules by having an opinion - I apoligize and feel free to vaporize my comments.
Oh that makes sense. Doesn't look like a game I would be as interested in. I've been checking this site regularly, but have yet to see anything more on this. Will it ever happen? Anyone have a copy they no longer want?
BoW = Battles of Westeros ("a Battlelore game")
What does the first poster mean by BoW?
Not sure why people are praising this. Perhaps the biggest slap in the face ever. Ya we are sending you the left overs, this should last a month or 2.
Hopefully FFG is looking to reprint the core game and have a 2nd edition or something. BL needs to focus more on the fantasy battles. Want realism play BoW. Which i may start supporting more, since it seems the BoW series have their act together.
The most awkward, schizophrenic line in gaming history adds to its legacy ...
Have to agree with someone above, seems these are repackaged French sets - and after they are gone, it would appear no more base sets will be produced, if you read between the lines.
It really is difficult when you live outside the US, especially in Russia. I had to order the English core set in Italy through eBay. ;) But it was worth it, so – great move, FFG.
The core game isn't difficult to find and its value is tremendously over-inflated. Hopefully this will drive down the after market price of the core game making it available to even more players.
Work around or not, I'm on this as soon as it becomes available; if the price is the same as the normal core set. I've been waiting awhile for this FFG; good move.
It sounds like a work-around to me.