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Reiner Knizia's Battleline

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Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2000
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
(128 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8+
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
(59 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Battle Line
Alternate Names
バトルライン
古战阵 Battle Line (简体版)
古戰陣 Battle Line (繁體版)
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Two opponents face off across a 'battle line' and attempt to win the battle by taking 5 of 9 flags or 3 adjacent flags. Flags are decided by placing cards into 3 card poker-type hands on either side of the flag (similar to straight flush, 3 of a kind, straight, flush, etc). The side with the highest 'formation' of cards wins the flag.

This is a rethemed version of Schotten-Totten with different graphics and wooden flag bits in place of the boundary stone cards. Game play is identical, except the cards run from 1 to 10 (not 9), you hold seven cards in your hand (not 6), and the rule that stones may only be claimed at the start of your turn is presented as an "advanced variant". Also the tactics cards were introduced by Battle Line; these cards were only added to later editions of Schotten-Totten.

Some have reported that the production quality of the cards is inferior to the Schotten-Totten cards, however, for most readers Battle Line will be much easier to find in stores. In the second edition of GMT's Battle Line the card quality is higher.

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Components

  • 1 set of rules
  • 9 wooden pawns/flags
  • 10 tactics cards (Alexander, Companion Cavalry, Darius, Deserter, Fog, Mud, Redeploy, Scout, Shield Bearers, Traitor)
  • 60 troop cards (numbered 1 to 10 in six different colors)

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Battle Line
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English sixth edition
Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
Year: 2014
Product Code: 0012-14
Size: 9.19 x 6.12 x 1.50 inches
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Battle Line
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English fifth edition
Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
Year: 2012
Product Code: 0012-12
Size: 9.12 x 6.12 x 1.50 inches
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English fourth edition
Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
Year: 2011
Product Code: 0012-11
Size: 9.17 x 6.10 x 1.54 inches
0.61 pounds
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Japanese third edition 2011
Publisher: Chrononauts Games, GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
Year: 2011
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古战阵 Battle Line (简体版)
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Simplified Chinese First Edition
Publisher: Wargames Club Publishing
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Year: 2009
Product Code: WPC 0908S
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5 Star Wars Battle Line Rules
I've re-written the rules to match the Star Wars Battle Line re-theme.
English
2015-12-01
3 Star Wars Imperial Battle Line Tuckbox
Tuckbox for cards printed in 310g paper with Mayday Sleeves - Including 9 double side cards for Terrain/Flag cards
English
2015-09-27
6 Regras Battle Line em Português
Tradução livre das regras, diretamente do original. Está em tamanho A4 mas é possível imprimir em formato de "livreto" para A5. Esta tradução foi efectuada para oferecer à minha cara metade juntamente com um baralho de 66 cartas de 0 a 10 em seis cores diferentes + 15 cartas de risco - 3 em cada cor de 5 cores diferentes - e 10 cartas de tática. Com este baralho é possível jogar: - Battle Line - Don / Serengeti - Parade - Lost Cities / Exploradores O artwork dos Morkopeli (Papões), utilizado tanto nas cartas como neste livro de regras, é da autoria de Sampo Sikiö (AKA Kilgore)
Portuguese
2015-09-13
1 Battleline_WGC-Tactics_Pasteups_V1
Battle Line Wargames Club Edition - Tactics Cards Paste-ups with symbols and in English (2 versions), Version 1.0 (Posted with permission from Wargames Club Publishing
English
2015-09-04
18 Star Wars Retheme Rule, Planet and Terrain Cards
Star Wars Retheme Planet Cards- printed as card backs for Terrain cards
English
2015-01-25
3 Battle Line 57mm x 90mm Rules Summary
Rules summary that fit into 57mm x 90mm card sleeves. Copy paste to other columns to print more copies.
English
2015-01-02
3 Burgerline
A Bob's Burgers themed Battle Line deck. I made this as a Christmas gift for my girlfriend and she never uses tactics cards, so this deck doesn't come with any. The cards are all formatted for PrinterStudio's 2.5" x 3.5" Poker Size cards at 300 dpi.
English
2014-12-09
2 Regeln, zusammengefasst
Zusätzlich zu diesen Regeln benötigt man Referenzen für die Taktik-Karten und die Formationen. Diese sind z.B. in http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/39628/battle-line-remake-bugbear-game-formatted-artscowc enthalten.
German
2014-10-01
15 Compact Rules Card
Small, double-sided, condensed rules and battle formation chart. The final card is smaller than the troop cards. I love the game, but felt that the box was too big. Print, fold, glue it to poster board, and trim. I hope this enhances your enjoyment of the game. Full Color. http://boardgamegeek.com/image/2228413/battle-line
English
2014-09-04
0 Battle lines summary (1 page A4)
This is Battle lines summary (1 page A4) in Vietnamese. Easy to put in the game box. http://www.facebook.com/EnjoyBoardgame
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2014-08-15
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