|Battlelore | Published 31 August 2009||Rating||22 votes|
Last week, we introduced you to three formidable Dragons that will be flying onto shelves this fall. BattleLore: Creatures, much like Dragons, introduces players to three new monstrosities to unleash upon any force foolish enough to stand in their way. Two of these figures are variant forms of the promotional creatures that appeared previously.
Sharing a forest home with the Wood Wyvern is the Wood Giant. Towering over his foes, the Wood Giant is able to defend both allies and lair by hurling massive logs! This devastating ranged attack must come from tiles that contain a forest, but the giant isn’t afraid to leave his home to crush invading forces.
A mighty warrior was once tasked with removing a powerful creature from the land. He journeyed far until he reached the creature’s lair. He shot arrows into the cave, hoping to draw the monster out. As the creature ventured forth, he got his first glimpse of this powerful monster. The powerful body, the sinuous movement, the multiple heads... multiple heads? As the warrior attacked the beast, he was able to sever one of these heads. Much to his horror, the head not only grew back, it grew back alongside another head! This creature is the deadly Hydra! Now you can field the might of this mythic monster, and as the creature is wounded is gets far stronger. Every head removed is a new head added, and each head is able to launch its own attack!
Our final creature is the most magical of all. Brought forth from the power of the Magic Vortex, the Rock Elemental is able to appear almost anywhere on the battlefield! This powerful ability, combined with the sheer strength of this creature, can be truly devastating. As this creature can strike without warning, the enemy will be forced to guard his movement, keeping the possible angles of attack right where he wants them.
FFG is proud to see these powerful new additions to the BattleLore line. Make sure to check out the product page for full details on all the great components found in these new expansions. And check back, as we will be previewing these beasts in the weeks to come!
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.
Where did you find the price for this? I couldn't find it anywhere.
$40 seems awfully steep for 3 minis; two of which have already been sculpted and molded. I thought that was the most expensive part of production of minis. I'm looking forward to heroes (even though it is $40, at least it seems to change the game quite a bit). Don't know if I'll be spending $40 (or even $30) on three creatures or dragons.
I know that costs have risen, but this is not the best economy to be raising prices on items that are purchased (usually) with surplus funds. While some may argue, buying toys is not an essential need.
QUOTE: The creatures don't seem that Balanced to me. Has anyone playtested these? How do they work with Call to arms?
That is what I am wondering.
Maybe the come with cards on how to add them to your force?
How did the promos for Hill Giant and Earth Elemental work?
The creatures don't seem that Balanced to me. Has anyone playtested these? How do they work with Call to arms?
Yes, $40 is quite steep, especially considering that I have two of the three minis. Part of the appeal of this game was the low cost, but for $40 maybe I should buy three Trollkin models for my PP Troll army. FF, consider knocking down the price.
Also, my giant base wants to curl inward. Anybody else have this problem? Warm water and a couple of gingerly placed bookends did not even set it straight.
Would like to see blue Air, Fire, and Water Elemental creatures in the future to finish off what was started with the Earth Elemental, then red Wind, Flame, and River Elemental variants of the same mold to be consistent with the Rock Elemental. Would like to see a red Giant variant as well. Not that I want to see a future expansion full of previously-released molds, just one at a time maybe. This new set is good for people who missed out on the early creatures, but makes people like me who have the Hill Giant and Earth Elemental glad we still have them to use.
And again I will say it...I will be more than happy to keep buying these but only if FF checks their price a bit on it. If I can't order online for at least 20 something then I am going to actually have to start passing on these. I like the game but 40$ boosters are nuts.