Saturday, December 9, 2017

Pre-Order Critique - Battle Companies


Well, this one slipped under my radar until just today. But that's okay, because for the first time in quite a while, I ma critiquing something that's actually still on pre-order. You know, like the series is titled.

So battle companies is a smaller scale skirmish game based on the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit strategy games. No big surprises there. I feel like this is a step in the right direction for this franchise, as I rather liked the smaller scale game that came out around the time of the LotR movies back when I was in college.

Honestly, as much as we all like the epic and massive battles in both trilogies, the actual essence of the books revolves around a series of much smaller skirmishes. Like, say 9-13 individuals a side. This comes out on the 16 of December, though I'm not sure I want to risk $40 for an 80 page hardback (gasp) which still requires the base game to play. I mean, I think I already have the base game somewhere, but honestly.

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