Something a Little Different- Battles of Westeros

So I’ve been finding myself becoming more and more interested in boardgames…both the old Hex and Counter games from when I was a kid to some of the new games with the multitude of miniatures and cards and maps and tokens, etc.So for my birthday, I decided to treat myself with a copy of “Battles of Westeros”, from Fantasy Flight Games. My friend Nick, who owns the game, gave it a great recommendation, and I came across some really good reviews, so I figured why not.

This is a two player game recreating battles from George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.  These can be either battles directly from the books, or ones designed by the players. The game is played on a mapboard with miniatures representing the armies of the Starks and the Lannisters.

I haven’t read the rules yet, but the production values of the game are really fantastic. Beautiful gameboard, tokens, counters, and cards. And the army pieces  are very nice. They’re small, perhaps 15-18mm. But they’re nicely detailed. Though not needed, I will probably go ahead and paint them. I’ve seen some pictures of some pretty well done painted armies for this game.

I’ll post some more about the game once I’ve had a chance to play a couple games.

 

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