Zach and I managed to get in a game of Battleground Fantasy Warfare today at Strategies. I played the Lizardmen and Zach played Orcs. It is a card based fantasy mass combat system published by Your Move Games.
I have to say I was quite surprised by the game. I wasn’t expecting it to be a dud but we had quite a good time and the game provided a surprising amount of maneuver and surprises. Mostly due to some really bad luck on my part but I should expect that in games :-)
I imagine that the gameplay will change somewhat once we manage to remember and apply all the rules but the core system was easy to figure out and remember.
Ultimately my Lizrdmen lost but a lot of that had to do with army placement as I had some of my weakest units facing Zach’s Trolls. Never good way to win a fight. :-) My loss though was really a result of how I did my set-up and how I picked my opponents and it was refreshing to loss a game (even an initial game) based on my own bad choices and not because I forgot a rule or didn’t understand the system.
I’m going to be going over the rules again and hope to play this again soon. Highly recommended.