|Battles of Westeros | Published 01 September 2010|
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Wardens of the West is a Lannister reinforcement set that introduces three new Lannister commanders - Tyrion Lannister, Sandor Clegane, and Daven Lannister - each with their own special abilities and leadership cards. Just like the commanders in the core set, these new commanders have specific strengths (and weaknesses). For example, Sandor “the Hound” Clegane uses the new fearsome keyword, refusing to let his enemies disengage and forcing them to retreat two hexes for each morale result rolled in combat.
In addition to commanders, Wardens of the West also introduces three all-new unit types of Lannister affiliation. The House Brax pikemen specialize in formations, while the Clegane crossbowmen utilize the new aimed shot keyword. The Westerlands militia are easy to break and lack formal military training, but they make up for it in their vast numbers.
Wardens of the West adds more than 30 new plastic miniatures and over 30 new cards. It also includes a Rules and Battle Plans book as well as more terrain overlays, banners, and tokens. Additionally, Wardens of the West also introduces new game mechanics, such as the new Gambit cards, formations, and the deadly catapults!
Rally your banners and ride for House Lannister!
Set in the rich and vibrant world of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, Battles of Westeros is a board game of tactical battlefield combat for two players. With scenarios that include beloved characters and settings, players can recreate the most significant battles from The War of the Five Kings.
Valamir has a good observation on the Gambit Cards for Lannister.I'm still trying to get my mind around them.
I bought this at Gencon, and ran a skirmish the other night. My opponent ran both the Clegane boys. Robb Stark fought valiantly, but fell to the foe. Eddard Stark made a last ditch attempt to capture Jaime Lannister, but the Kingslayer got lucky, and the wolf lost his prey.
Picked this up at GenCon.
The Gambit cards are a great alternative to the Momentum marker which felt like the weakest part of the game.
Unfortunately (from the perspective of the Lannister player) the learning curve mismatch continues. Stark's Gambit cards (like Stark's forces) are aof the "Hulk Smash!" variety...pretty straight forward and easy to figure out when to use. Lannister's cards are both much more subtle. They may, in the end, prove more powerful, but right now they leave me scratching my head and wondering "when and how would I ever play this card to any great advantage..."
Dale - Battles of Westeros is not compatible with Battlelore. It's a step on from that system and a separate game though it has some elements in common with the Command & Colours system.
It says "a Battlelore game". Does this mean it is compatible with Battlelore? Or just the same branding?
My copy comes TOMORROW