|Rising Again and Again
Announcing Brotherhood Without Banners, an ally expansion for Battles of Westeros
|Battles of Westeros | Published 25 July 2011|
“We are brothers here,” Thoros of Myr declared. “Holy brothers, sworn to the realm, to our god, and to each other.”
“The brotherhood without banners.” Tom Sevenstrings plucked a string. “The knights of the hollow hill.”
–A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Brotherhood Without Banners, an ally force expansion for Battles of Westeros! Reports of attacks on the riverlands by a marauding army have reached King’s Landing. For the sake of honor, a group of soldiers and nobles have been tasked with bringing these outlaws in to face the king’s justice...until the ever-changing politics of King’s Landing cause them to be named outlaws instead.
Sworn to protect
Brotherhood Without Banners introduces players to a new ally force that can supplement a primary House’s forces, such as House Stark or House Lannister from the Core Set, through regular play or Skirmish rules. With new unit types, a rulebook with four new scenarios, new cards, new commanders, and even more, this expansion will bring greater variety to your Battles of Westeros experience and awesome power to your House’s cause!
Ally yourself with three new commanders, sworn to protect the smallfolk against all who would harm them: Lord Beric Dondarrion, Anguy, “the Archer,” and Thoros of Myr. Dubbed the “Lightning Lord,” Beric’s sigil is a forked lightning bolt, and his weapon a flaming sword. Swift in battle, he is a leader who will stand against any enemy. Anguy is an archer with a reputation across Westeros for devastating accuracy and can avoid capture by using his surroundings to his advantage. The red priest of R’hllor, Thoros of Myr, is a formidable warrior but his greatest strength is in his ability to assist his fallen Brotherhood members...
The Brotherhood units continue the Battles of Westeros trend of representing ally forces with tan-colored miniatures. However, unlike all other Battles of Westeros sets, Brotherhood Without Banners does not include any banner or pole components, as these outlaw warriors neither answer to a liege lord nor ride under any flag. These units do not follow normal activation rules and are controlled through a new mechanic: Brotherhood tokens. Keep checking back for more information on these tokens in the coming weeks.
This expansion also features new thematic keywords, such as Call to Arms and Scrapper. Call to Arms represents the Brotherhood’s ability to incite the local peasantry to take up arms and join them on the battlefield. Scrapper is attributed to units who are stubborn and hardy fighters, aggressive even when defending.
Look for previews in the coming weeks discussing how to control Brotherhood units and the rules surrounding Corpse tokens. Then prepare to set out against injustice when Brotherhood Without Banners is released in the fourth quarter of 2011!
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.
Thoros had the 'fake' flaming sword made using Wildfire I believe. Beric used blood/magic in the cave in the duel.
Doesn't the flaming sword belong to Thoros, not Beric?
"rising again and again"
That's what she said.