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Subject: Command and Colors medieval isnt dead!! rss

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http://www.gmtgames.com/p-604-commands-colors-medieval.aspx
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So it's a version of Ancients but medieval? Says it comes with 320 blocks, so I'm assuming so. I'm surprised this is the first I've heard of this.
 
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It's just popped up this week. Pre-ordered day one. I was hopeful for this. I think we may see some excellent rules to incorporate into BattleLore 1st Ed.
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If they use the same system of colours like in ancients then the figures and banners from BL could be used as well.
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More like Command and Colors Dark Ages to me...
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Maybe for now, but leaves it open for lots of expansion
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From the GMT page

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Some of the new concepts are:

Superior armor and status when battling
Cavalry units increase to 4 blocks
Heavy infantry battle dice are reduced from 5 dice down to 4
Light Bow Cavalry units can employ the Parthian Shot when they evade
(be interested to see if my suggestion has been adopted)
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/4296829#4296829

so my guess is that it has a great deal more in common with Samurai Battles and Commands & Colors: Ancients, but I'm looking forwards to trying out the historical scenarios with the Commands & Colors: Medieval rules..

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Wow, great news! The possibility of future expansions featuring these;

Visigoths, Vandals, Ostrogoths, Franks, Alemanni

...has me IN! Especially the Franks, Ostrogoths and Visigoths. It's a bit disappointing to me though that no mention of Turkic military units like the Bulgurs or Kazars aren't mentioned, but I guess that might be wishing for too much. If and when the Franks box set releases I will buy 2 to recreate the disaster that was Brunhilda and Fredegund. I don't see any mention if it'll feature leaders like C&C:A, which is something I'd reaally like. I could probably just use the more martial figs from the BL Heroes expansion. Man, the potential for integrating this with existing BL components has got me daydreaming!

I don't usually P500 because shipping from GMT often eats up any savings in comparison to my cost when ordered through my bargain FLGS. I'm thinking I'm going to push the [P500] button for this though.
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kronovan wrote:
...the potential for integrating this with existing BL components has got me daydreaming!
Indeed, this is the stuff that dreams are made of. heart
 
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