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Battue at Miniature Market with Expansion

At this price, this game is an absolute STEAL. It may not be the best game ever made, but it is a fun little strategy game for 2 to 4 players.


Battue: Storm of the Horse Lords on BGG has a 6.10/10 user rating.

Current Amazon price: $32-34.
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In for two to give this variant idea a try, perhaps cook up some others and because… $5!

Tom Vasel (along with many others) is actually quite kind to this one both in print and in his later video review. He emphasizes that it's really solid for what is essentially a super light and fast family friendly war game.

Also landed at #6 in Sam Healy's top 10 games of 2007 and resurfaces again as his #6 in 2014 when they did the Dice Tower Top 10 Obscure Games.

At just $5 each even if I'm unimpressed I can just cannibalize 'em for pnp projects. devil
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I forgot Sam put it on his Top 10 Obscure game list this year!

I feel I should also mention this box is almost the size of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game box, lacking maybe half an inch in width. It is a BIG game.
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They've had this combo in clearance for $15. Would have been a decent throw in if you were hitting their free shipping level. Maybe they'll finally get to unload them.
 
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Flame Point Crispin wrote:
They've had this combo in clearance for $15. Would have been a decent throw in if you were hitting their free shipping level. Maybe they'll finally get to unload them.


I added my two copies to an order that is being held until a pre-order item comes in.

They've got 53 in stock right now. Even at this price I doubt they'll move that many.
 
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I bought 2 sets last year when they were selling for the same price. You get a lot... A LOT for $5. The horse miniatures are actually pretty sweet.

However, fair warning both boxes were damaged and the tile pieces were severely warped. Still for $5 I can't complain but I'm sure many would. So don't say you weren't warned.
 
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Anyone in the Cleveland area wanna pick up an extra and split the shipping?

Or anyone in the Fort Collins - Longmont area as well. We will be moving back in July.
 
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madaxer wrote:
I bought 2 sets last year when they were selling for the same price. You get a lot... A LOT for $5. The horse miniatures are actually pretty sweet.

However, fair warning both boxes were damaged and the tile pieces were severely warped. Still for $5 I can't complain but I'm sure many would. So don't say you weren't warned.


I bought 3 for parts last year at this price, and my boxes were all fine. Still, caveat emptor.
 
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Definitely an under-appreciated game!
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Sounds like a good deal if I can add another $95 to my order
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tlee33 wrote:
Sounds like a good deal if I can add another $95 to my order


Just buy 20 sets! You'll be the King of All Battue!
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tlee33 wrote:
Sounds like a good deal if I can add another $95 to my order


$5 sounded great for an impulse horse buy...maybe even $12 with shipping. Somehow $17 is way past my limit though and I'm not a bulk order kind of guy (Prime is my friend). Darn - the pieces look fun!

I'll have to stick with HORSE GAME!
 
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This was $5 last year? I bought it at $15 clearance last year from MM. I don't recall it being $5?

Who'd have thought that I'd "overpay" when I spent $15 on a game that started at $75! laugh
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I spent $5 on it from MM on 9/5/13 but spent $9.90 for shipping.
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Akrat wrote:
I spent $5 on it from MM on 9/5/13 but spent $9.90 for shipping.


Ah. I bought it in June '13. I guess if you can't clear out stock at $15, $5 is a good next step!

If this doesn't clear their inventory, I predict a Tanga sale. Free + Shipping! laugh
 
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Misterboy wrote:
This was $5 last year? I bought it at $15 clearance last year from MM. I don't recall it being $5?

Who'd have thought that I'd "overpay" when I spent $15 on a game that started at $75! laugh


The base game was discounted to $5.00 and the expansion was $2.00 during last year's Black Friday Sale. I want my $2.00 back

Seriously though, looks like a good game for the price but I still haven't gotten mine to the table.
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StormbringerGrey wrote:
looks like a good game for the price but I still haven't gotten mine to the table.


Heh. "for the price".

At $5 the shelf space is the only cost this game is going to be weighed against!

So how many here have actually played this?
 
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NuMystic wrote:
StormbringerGrey wrote:
looks like a good game for the price but I still haven't gotten mine to the table.


Heh. "for the price".

At $5 the shelf space is the only cost this game is going to be weighed against!

So how many here have actually played this?


I've played it and enjoy it quite a bit. It is an incredibly light "war" game that is easy enough to teach. There is some luck involved when you are moving to unexplored tiles (it could be an easy space to take, or it could be insanely hard to take, and the end points value could be low or high), and it involves dice, but it is still enjoyable. I'd say at $30 or $40 it would still be worth it.
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Thanks for sharing your experience, certainly encouraging. (need to help justify the whopping $10 I just threw down dontcha know)

Have you seen some of the proposed variants to cut down on the luck a bit?

A little less luck...a little more strategy...

Reducing the luck factor
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Oh well, it shows sold out now. Saved me $100.
 
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NuMystic wrote:
Thanks for sharing your experience, certainly encouraging. (need to help justify the whopping $10 I just threw down dontcha know)

Have you seen some of the proposed variants to cut down on the luck a bit?

A little less luck...a little more strategy...

Reducing the luck factor


I'll have to take a look at those variants. I always like trying "new" versions of games. Thanks!
 
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tlee33 wrote:
Oh well, it shows sold out now. Saved me $100.


Looks like I know what I'm having for dinner tonight!

NuMystic wrote:
They've got 53 in stock right now. Even at this price I doubt they'll move that many.




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NuMystic wrote:
tlee33 wrote:
Oh well, it shows sold out now. Saved me $100.


Looks like I know what I'm having for dinner tonight!

NuMystic wrote:
They've got 53 in stock right now. Even at this price I doubt they'll move that many.






LOL, maybe someone did buy 20 copies to get free shipping
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NuMystic wrote:
Flame Point Crispin wrote:
They've had this combo in clearance for $15. Would have been a decent throw in if you were hitting their free shipping level. Maybe they'll finally get to unload them.


I added my two copies to an order that is being held until a pre-order item comes in.

They've got 53 in stock right now. Even at this price I doubt they'll move that many.


Hey Dante

If you are willing to sell me one of your two copies for $5 I will go pick it up. Thanks

Jay
 
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Good to see you friend! Unfortunately the second copy wasn't just to sell or trade, but to try out a variant that was posted which requires more than one set.

Once we get it to the table and try it out though if I find that it's not for us, I promise you'll be the first person I offer it to okay?
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