On Wednesday, a preview copy of BattleLore showed up on my doorstep, courtesy of my friends at Days of Wonder. It’s a fantasy battles miniatures game based on Richard Borg’s Command & Colors system, also used in Memoir ’44. That alone would be enough to sell me on it.
I haven’t gotten through it all yet, but it’s beautifully done. Plus, it’s a dense box, full of all sorts of cool bits that collectively weigh several pounds. Sure, it’s $70, but for that price (roughly the same as a next-gen videogame) you get a lot of great stuff. It reminds me of the great Games Workshop boxed games in that way: chock full of toys and potential.