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I know that it's hard to find nowadays, but I've also heard people say that the Hundred Year's War is one of the "must-have" expansions for Battlelore. How much does this expansion add, compared to the others?
 
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Because it takes out the "fantasy" to create something a bit more "historical". I use the terms loosely. whistle
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People more looking for C&C:Medieval than C&C:MedFan?
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It's also used in some of the Heroes scenarios, and around the time Heroes came out, it became nearly impossible to find.
 
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GeneSteeler wrote:
Because it takes out the "fantasy" to create something a bit more "historical". I use the terms loosely. whistle


I'm not sure about this - I know there is a difference of opinion among BL players as whether it should be "C&C: Medieval" or "C&C: Fantasy Battles"*, but it seems to me that more people are interested in the Fantasy side than the Historical side for this system. I'd guess that this being popular has more to do with it including some really nice additions to the game.

*For my money, I could live with either direction but the mixed approach that DOW was going with bugged me and I'm glad that FFG seems to be picking one and running with it.
 
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*For my money, I could live with either direction but the mixed approach that DOW was going with bugged me and I'm glad that FFG seems to be picking one and running with it.


I ask this is all seriousness - why does it bug you?

I very much appreciated the variety of play and theme that DoW's rolling out of the game was providing (and to most extent, is still there). I like having the option of playing Medieval Lore or "Full" Lore. I could see how having the Dwarves represent the Scots would give some pause, but if that really does prevent one from enjoying the game, plenty of quick to elaborate fixes available - the rule sets are fine.

I hope that more historical adventures are still in the works for BattleLore - the scenarios in the Hundred Years' War and Scottish Wars expansions rank right up there with my favorites.
 
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I very much appreciated the variety of play and theme that DoW's rolling out of the game was providing (and to most extent, is still there). I like having the option of playing Medieval Lore or "Full" Lore.


I don't think it's *that* they tried the mix so much as *how* (because most modern fantasy settings are based at least partially on Medieval Europe, so the "mix" isn't completely out of the picture.

I like the "Medieval" Lore rules, actually, mostly because I'm the one who owns the game in my playground so I'll often play against people who don't know it as well as I do and this set-up allows me to easily and quickly add Lore to a game without needing to explain the War Council set-up and how to customize the deck.

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I could see how having the Dwarves represent the Scots would give some pause, but if that really does prevent one from enjoying the game, plenty of quick to elaborate fixes available - the rule sets are fine.


Well, I don't have a problem with the rules at all, mostly the way these were combined for the setting and the "Dwarves as Scots" thing is actually the biggest part of that, and, interestingly I don't like this element from either a historical *or* a fantasy viewpoint.

From a historical viewpoint, the Dwarf/Scots are too cartoony, not just the Dwarvishness, but also because the "typical" Scots image used for them has nothing to do with history (and this would be the case even if they were human Scots portrayed in a similar manner).

From a fantasy perspective, I just don't see Scots (either a cartoony version or a more accurate version) as being a very good template for Dwarves.

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I hope that more historical adventures are still in the works for BattleLore - the scenarios in the Hundred Years' War and Scottish Wars expansions rank right up there with my favorites.


Hundred Year's War looks good - I actually just bought it. For Scottish Wars, I do like the new rules/figures, but I have a hard time with the scenarios, and I'll admit that Scottish Dwarves are a big part of that.
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I found it at a local retail store - I think it was the last copy they had but I haven't been back in since I bought it to be sure.
 
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