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#1 killgun

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:27 AM

I got the core set for my birthday this year (januari) and have bought Baratheon and WotW expansion(the rest will be also bought in time).

 

Me and my girlfriend were wondering if there will be more expansions (allies, army expansions and reinforcements) now that Battlelore has got a second edition?

 

I really hope so.

My girlfriend cant wait until she can play with the Targaryan dragons.

And I can only dream of ordering the knights of the Vale.

 

Personally, I think that Fantasy Flight Games is waiting for George R.R. Martin to finish his next book. Because it is difficult to make a Targaryan army if you don't know how it would look like if it ever reaches Westeros.

 

 

What do you think?

And if there are any people from FFG, we always like to hear your side of the story as wel (because i don't think you spoil stuff if you ask your loyal fans to remain loyal to the game :P)

 

 

 


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:48 AM

There are many possibilities to expand the game even with Martin's new book still to come: they could go with a Greyjoy expansion, or Tyrell, or Wildlings or more. I hoped something would have been announced at the GenCon, but nothing happened. Let's hope to have good news soon!

 

And I'm not so sure BattleLore 2nd edition could be a good thing for Battles of Westeros: it could also mean they want to go on with the game in a setting whose IP is owned by FFG instead of going on with licenses bought from GRRM (licensing two almost identical games, both sharing a fantasy setting, seems quite an odd marketing choice). I really hope to be wrong, and to see some big box announced soon, though.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:53 PM

I prey they haven't forgotten about BOW, but given the way FFG handles its products I'm worried; they seem to stop supporting them pretty quickly.


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:53 PM

Really hope that they don´t end the game... 

 

But it would not be the first time...


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:10 PM

I'm "officially" worried, I was really looking forward to the next expansion...new House, new color, some cool units, New Skirmish cards...etc., etc., etc.

 

Yeah...I think BL2e is bad news for BoW, + Rob Kouba is not around any more...more bad news.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:49 AM

Why are you sayin' Rob is not around anymore? He's listed under the authors for BattleLore 2nd Edition...

 

As for being worried... in the upcoming section of this very site, it's stated that the Premium Banners Pack is to be reprinted. If they were intentioned in dropping the line, I believe there won't be a reprint of this... maybe I'm wrong, but still, as long as I see the game filed in FFG catalogue, I do have hope


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:30 AM

I'm actually thinking about making my own little campagne book with scenario's, mayby uploading them so other BOW players can enjoy it as wel. 

again: thinking about doing it, 

if i do it i will probably take images from the pdfs and photoshop them into a battlefield.

also i will make more ships not just baratheon (photoshop lannister/Stark crest over the ship in Baratheon pdf and print 5-10 of each faction)

and make at least 1 with blackwaterbay (probably next to a normal map, so 2 maps next to eachother. 

 

and also make scenario's where you need at least 2 expansions + main game 

 

i hope this will keep it alive

 

what do you people think?


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:56 PM

I'm slowly buying into this game and would love to see more Houses available. Let's hope for some news, even bad ones would be OK I guess since we would know that what's going on. This lack of information on official forums regarding few games is confusing me, it's not exactly what loyal fans would like to see from such highly respected company.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

House Greyjoy with raiding boats and nasty Infantrymen with some new, cool, "Vicious" Keywords (hint, hint) would be very exciting!


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:58 AM

Why are you sayin' Rob is not around anymore? He's listed under the authors for BattleLore 2nd Edition...

 

As for being worried... in the upcoming section of this very site, it's stated that the Premium Banners Pack is to be reprinted. If they were intentioned in dropping the line, I believe there won't be a reprint of this... maybe I'm wrong, but still, as long as I see the game filed in FFG catalogue, I do have hope

 

I'm glad to hear Rob is still around, he is very supportive of his games.  I am disappointed in BL2e though, in that FFG decided to continue the use of the L/C/R card ordering mechanic...terrible(!)...that is the very thing that made me finally completely dispossess myself of all my C&C:A and C&C:N games...got tired of trying to make myself "like" a game that I had come to hate.


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 04:00 PM

We're all hoping, but I think they're done. I own all the expansions and I would pay double for more! What they really need is an online game so we (the few, the proud, the westeros fans!) could play each other virtually.

 

Does this exist?



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:18 PM

What they really need is an online game so we (the few, the proud, the westeros fans!) could play each other virtually.

 

Does this exist?

I am just now going to be getting into BoW and almost all the games I play will be using Vassal.  Would love it if FFG were to put up a proprietary online version, but the Vassal module looks playable, certainly.  I should have the complete (to date) BoW game & expansions sometime next week.  Feel free to email me if interested in online play using Vassal - t_rewoldt @ hotmail.com



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:02 AM

Well, FFG did reprint the core set of BoW, so I will take that as good news.  There is so much more that can still be done with this game, and it is oh so goooodd!!


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:14 PM

I'm thinking the fact that Battles of Westeros was not even mentioned in the announcement for Days of Ice and Fire 2014 cannot be a good sign.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:16 AM

@ Murnaz: That was my first thought as well.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 01:53 PM

I'm thinking the fact that Battles of Westeros was not even mentioned in the announcement for Days of Ice and Fire 2014 cannot be a good sign.

Well that just sucks...really too bad...I think this is the best tactical level wargame to come out in a very long time.  Rob Kouba elegantly devised a beautiful set of tactical game mechanics: Leader ZoC and the Order tokens for units outside of Leader ZoC + you only get to use each unit once per game round (unless you use the Rally function, which takes some thought and planning); very, very well done by FFG and Mr Kouba.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 03:04 PM

Still waiting for Keepers of the Wall expansion. Battles of Westeros without Jon Snow, cmon... it has to happen!

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:55 AM

Still waiting for Keepers of the Wall expansion. Battles of Westeros without Jon Snow, cmon... it has to happen!

I hadn't thought of that one!...you are soooooo right...bring the "Keepers of the Wall" expansion, and the "Ironborn" expansion...and...and...and...{ you get the picture ;-)  }


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#19 Julia

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:31 AM

Agreed. At least Greyjoy, Targaryen, Nightswatch and Tyrell to complete the picture. If they have to pass on smaller Houses... ok, but please at least finish the Great Houses


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:06 PM

Greyjoy will be next, they've taken part in enough high profile battles for the fans of the books to relate.

Their forces haven't really changed since balons rebellion with gives an additional source of battles against stark / bara.

They are the first of the great houses to get to dany and her dragons..which is important for introducing targ later on.

 

The next book promises more battles, starting with greyjoy/targ in astapor and stannis vs. Bolton alliance. Martell are finally on the move and Tyrell and greyjoy finally getting some more action. The other targ army is also attacking.

 

When the next book arrives we'll start getting more expansions and hopefully some winter terrain. 






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