|The Brotherhood is Coming
Brotherhood without Banners rules, a Battles of Westeros expansion are now online
|Battles of Westeros | Published 16 December 2011|
As the armies of Westeros raise their banners and sound their trumpets once again, new troops join the struggle for power, but these new warriors do not march under any banner, but rather for their own interests. Brotherhood Without Banners is the newest expansion for Battles of Westeros, and the rules for this forthcoming expansion are now available for online download (pdf, 4.8 MB) on the support page. Get the rules and prepare for a new set of engagements.
Brotherhood Without Banners introduces three powerful new heroes. Beric Dondarrion inspires local peasants to join the battle, Thoros of Myr raises fallen soldiers to fight again, and Anguy unleashes a deadly salvo of arrows that can wipe out entire units. The heroes of this expansion are sure to be noteworthy additions to the Battles of Westeros game.
In addition to the heroes, Brotherhood Without Banners introduces many other new features. Three new units, the Knights of the Hollow Hill, Lightning Lord’s Longbowmen, and True King’s Outlaws join the conflict. Since these units are truly without banners, they are activated in a new way. Brotherhood tokens are used to control the new units instead of the traditional Leadership cards. Moreover, new keyword abilities, battle plans, and skirmish cards round out the Brotherhood Without Banners supplement.
With so many new characters, rules, and scenarios, this expansion offers plenty to be excited about. Get the rulebook now and start reading. Be sure to read the previous Brotherhood Without Banners preview, and keep checking in for future information. Brotherhood Without Banners will be available in the next few weeks, so get to your retailer and pre-order this Battles of Westeros expansion.
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.
On that note, do scenarios that require two core sets really require all the contents of a core set, or just a second board and some extra miniatures? Because it would be cool if those could be sold separately at a cheaper price, as $59.99 is a pretty steep asking price for a couple scenarios.
Cool, except for the spoiler in page 2 of the rulebook.
Reading through the rules, it suggests that you may need more than one copy of one or more of the BOW products to play some of the scenarios. Can we find out which expansions require more than one copy before the game releases (it would make it easy for others to order the required sets at the same time).