Ramping up my reviewing.
Happily playing games for many, many years.
I paid aus$90 for my copy of Battles of the Third Age yesterday, and I've now got it out and have looked at the pieces. Ooh, pretty!
IIRC, Mind Games has BTA for less, but I'm prepared to pay more to keep my FLGS going - they've provided me with many nice games over the last few years, and having such a resource in Ballarat is a real bonus.
Alas, the board is the misprinted French Rohan version. Getting that replaced looks like being a *real* pain.
I think I have an extra Rohan infantry figure (and perhaps a few others as well), although my arithmetic isn't what it once was. Note to FFG: Please put a list of all the contents in the box! The splitting up of the rulebook makes things trickier to work out. If so, that can replace the missing Rohan Infantry figure that wasn't in the original game... Heh. (I seem to have 5 Rohan infantry figures...)
I seem to have a free Friday night, so that's when I first intend to play it. The only question is - which game? The revised full game, or one of the scenarios? I tend to want to play the full game with Galadriel and the Balrog, but I'll see how I feel on Friday.
I promise a full report on the game after I play it!
Anything that I'm likely to find confusing the first time through?
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- Posted Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:08 am
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If you play the expansion to the main game you will ahv very little confusion since you are familiar with most of what you are doing. Simply make sure both players have read all the new characters, factions, and event cards.
Playing one of the scenarios will be more "confusing" since it is a new game system. What you should pay close attention to when doing is ealizes that Action Tokens cannot be used to place Reinforcement tokens in the Rohan game since there are no einforcement Areas for the FP there.