Battles of Westeros (2010)

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2010
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Best with 2 players
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13 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
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12 and up
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Battles of Westeros
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Batailles de Westeros
Batallas de Poniente
Le Battaglie di Westeros
Bitwy Westeros
Die Schlachten von Westeros
维斯特洛
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Unfurl the banners of the Great Houses of Westeros! To secure power in the Seven Kingdoms and to ensure the survival of their lines, the Houses of Westeros each follow very different paths. Some forge strategic alliances, some create complex political intrigues, and still others use deceit and betrayal. But there is no more direct or lasting path to power than taking to the field of battle.

In Battles of Westeros, two players recreate the military conflicts set in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, taking part in battles directly from the books... or designing their own. In this epic board game of battlefield tactics, players control either House Stark, the wards of Winterfell who have called their hearty allies to defend their honor and lands, or House Lannister, an aggressive force funded by Casterly Rock’s endless supply of gold.

Battles of Westeros is played over one of several included scenarios, called battles. Each of these has a battle plan that dictates the formation of the map (called the battlefield), starting positions of each House’s units, starting resources, special rules, and victory conditions for the game session. A battle is played over several rounds, with each round consisting of alternating player turns. The goals a player needs to accomplish to win a game of Battles of Westeros can vary (some battles require players to earn a certain number of victory points, while other battles require a player to take and hold strategic positions on the battlefield), but this collection of available scenarios, along with the ability to make your own exciting battles with the double-sided map board and over thirty map overlays, gives Battles of Westeros a wealth of replayability!

Battles of Westeros also offers plenty of strategic complexity, resulting in a satisfying number of compelling choices in every game. For example, each player has a special randomized Leadership Deck, consisting of unique tactics and abilities; this deck will change based on the scenario being played and characters present. Is Jaime Lannister on the battlefield? If you draw the appropriate Leadership Card, he can order nearby troops to aggressively rush their opponents! Is Eddard Stark guiding his forces into battle? Special flanking maneuvers enter your Leadership Deck, to potentially be drawn into your hand.

Battles of Westeros also features a level of realism that immerses you in the most significant conflicts of the War of the Five Kings. Each plastic figure base, which holds your infantry, archer, cavalry, and kennelmaster units, has a slot for a banner pole – a small flag-bearing attachment. The plastic banners that attach to each unit bear the crest of that unit’s house, and their orientation on the pole indicates at a glance whether that unit has been ordered yet. In addition to the intuitive and useful game effect this provides (differentiating the units you’ve activated from those you haven’t), the sight of your army’s banners spread impressively across the gorgeously designed game board will give you the sense that you are the clever Tywin Lannister, Lord of Casterly Rock... or the stoic Robb Stark, with his direwolf Grey Wind at his side!

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Battles of Westeros includes:

1 Westeros Battle Guide
1 rulebook
138 plastic figures with bases
1 six-panel, double-sided map board
8 dice
110 cards
32 map overlay pieces
hundreds of tokens

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.

Figures included:

House Stark (White):
12 Northmen Archers (3 units)
32 War Host of the North (poleaxes, 8 units)
12 Winterfell Riders (4 units)
9 Stark Kennelmasters (3 units)
5 Leaders

House Lannister (Red):
12 Westerlands Archers (3 units)
24 Lannisport Guards (spearmen, 6 units)
12 Lannister Heavy Infantry (swords, 3 units)
15 Casterly Rock Cavaliers (cavalry, 5 units)
5 Leaders

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mb Battles of Westeros fan - Baratheon

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Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Tomasz Jedruszek, Henning Ludvigsen
Year: 2010
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Publisher: Edge Entertainment
Artist: Tomasz Jedruszek, Henning Ludvigsen
Year: 2010
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Publisher: Edge Entertainment, Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Tomasz Jedruszek, Henning Ludvigsen
Year: 2010
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Publisher: Cross Circle Games
Artist: Tomasz Jedruszek, Henning Ludvigsen
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3 Battles of Westeros and expansions card texts (Hungarian)
Card texts translated into Hungarian. Kártyaszövegek magyar nyelvű fordítása. Content: - Battles of Westeros basegame - House Baratheon Army Expansion - Wardens of the North - Wardens of the West
Hungarian
2014-09-02
10 BoW Points List, Army Builder, & Scenario Summary
This is a first attempt at composing a comprehensive points list for all BoW units currently available. Basic point values are based on those found on the 'Commands and Colors: Ancients' website and adjusted (or fudged) based on unit special abilities. Comments and tweaks (preferably playtested) are welcome. Also included is an automated army builder and points summaries for all scenarios from the core set, Wardens of the North, Wardens of the West, Baratheon, and FFG Online. I hope that by creating a fun, fair, and easy way to generate custom matches, we can improve the longevity, scope, and accessibility of this great game. Next on the work bench: Pick-up/tournament game generation rules, Targaryen, Ironborn, & Wildling army lists.
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2014-01-21
8 Battles of Westeros - Sequence of Play
A 1-page sequence of play guide. It contains the sequence of play with some reminders. I place next to the game board and glance at it from time to time to make sure I haven't forgotten something. Best printed on card stock so you can pick up with one hand and read.
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2013-12-20
4 extra command and order tokens
extra tokens for BoW multiplayer experiments. print it on self adhesive paper, stick it on cardboard, cut an play.
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1 BoW quick, easy rules version 1.0
Easier version of the BoW rules, meant for those who wants to play the game five minutes after opening the box or to play quick BoW session with someone who doesn't know this game at all. They aren't offical and authorized by the authors.
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2013-06-22
5 Battles of Westros Japanese rule
Summary of the rules of the Battles of Westeros translated in Japanese.
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2013-03-12
6 Advanced Optional Rules - Fan / Player created, proposed adds to C.C.R.
.pdf file on BoW background, looks nicer, printed in color on glossy 8.5x11 card stock looks very good I think
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2013-01-11
3 Battles of Westeros - Westeros Battle Plans (Hungarian)
Battles of Westeros - Westeros Battle Plans translated into Hungarian (unofficial fan content). A Battles of Westeros - Westeros Ütközet Tervek nem hivatalos magyar nyelvű fordítása
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2012-12-25
5 Перевод правил, сценариев и карт Battles of Westeros: база и 1-5 дополнения
Перевод правил, сценариев, карт для базовой версии Battles of Westeros, а так же 1-5 дополнений. Так же присутствуют дополнительные сценарии с официального сайта.
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2012-11-13
1 Battles of Westeros core game rules + FAQ (Hungarian)
Battles of Westeros core game rules + FAQ translated into Hungarian (unofficial fan content). A Battles of Westeros alapjáték szabálykönyve és a GYIK nem hivatalos magyar nyelvű fordítása.
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