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Offline marengo

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Battle masters
« on: August 09, 2010, 12:12:08 PM »
Just picked up two 100% complete copies of the old battle Masters game from the local charity shop. One for 6.00 one for 4.50.
100 citadel plastic miniatures in each. Sometimes you just get lucky.

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Re: Battle masters
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010, 01:13:38 PM »
Had my first game yesterday evening against my 7 year old son.

His chaos knights smashed up 3 units of my knights whilst his wolf riders tore appart my remaining knights and most of the infantry. All this despite my cannon killing his Ogre champion very early on.

That card based movement system can deal out some right nightmare scenarios.

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Re: Battle masters
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010, 01:37:56 PM »
Indeed it does, but is is also a tremndous trap to capture young ones into the hobby (especialy if you stack the deck to make them win)

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Re: Battle masters
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2010, 03:50:58 PM »
what scale are the models?
Any pics?

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Re: Battle masters
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010, 04:48:04 PM »
28mm. Just Google it, there's plenty of pictures.

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Re: Battle masters
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2010, 07:05:31 PM »
Looks similar to Battlelore, and perhaps to the command and Colors system.

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Re: Battle masters
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2010, 01:27:11 PM »
2nd battle, he wanted to be the empire this time.

A series of moves and charges by his knights wiped out my Wolf Riders, Goblins, Ogre Champion and Chaos Knights.
His ability to consistently roll three skulls from four dice and my total inability to roll a single shield in defence saw my left flank collapse spectacularly.

Luckily, a change in card fortunes meant that my Chaos Warriors could strike back and eventually gave a narrow win to the forces of disorder. (I had 1 unit or Orcs untouched and one unit of beastmen with two skulls - three and they would have died- left)

Next time I wargame I am going to take him along to roll the dice for me.

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Re: Battle masters
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010, 02:39:32 PM »
Next time I wargame I am going to take him along to roll the dice for me.
LOL - all our kids are banned from our club - we're all fed up of being on the end of the run of 20 sixes! ;D
maybe take him to a casino instead? ;)
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Re: Battle masters
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 01:01:06 PM »
My son got a couple of his friends to play BM with him. They thought it was OK but saw the flyer for heroquest and space crusade in the BM box and wanted to try one of them. They opted for Space Crusade and are now die hard Marine fans.