Thursday, December 07, 2006
Dec. 7th, 2006 - BattleLore
I got a call yesterday that the new Days of Wonder game BattleLore has arrived. I got to pick it up today and Dion Garner came over tonight for a short test play. BattleLore has been highly anticipated everywhere due to the success of Memoir '44. It has also been highly anticipated by a number of folks in my group, including myself. So, Dion came over and I went over the basic rules as we set up the first scenario. Since we are both familiar with the basic system and have played a lot of Memoir, we found the basic rules VERY easy to pick up, but I still wanted to try the basic system to get a handle on the differences. One thing that didn't change - a bad run of cards will really hurt you. Dion couldn't get the cards he needed and I had plenty that I needed to take him behind the shed. I won pretty easily 4-2.