The world of Battlelore combines the rich flavor of medieval history with a lush fantasy backdrop. Players can fight decisive medieval battles that incorporate elements of magic and RPG-like mechanics. Depending on who sits on each side’s war council, a deck of lore cards is constructed, giving each side a possible edge in battle.In Battlelore 2-4 players are given the opportunity to take part in battles that span across history and fantasy. Historical armies take the field alongside goblin and dwarf mercenaries. Even monstrous creatures may join the fray. At the start of each battle, or “adventure”, players will gather their available troops and form their units. Units are made up of four foot troops or three mounted troops. These units are distinctively identified by their banner. These banners also determine the outcomes of combat.Every game is played by selecting one of the included scenarios, called adventures. These adventures will specify the types of troops available to either side, the make up of their war councils, victory conditions, and special rules. There are ten adventures included in the core set, with more added in specific expansions.Battlelore combines elements of wargaming and adventure to create a unique and addicting game experience. With its easy-to-learn combat system and customizable war council, Battlelore is quick to learn yet tough to master. To ensure that no two games plays the same, players have access to lore cards that can drastically turn the tide of battle. However, these lore cards are dependent on who is in your war council. So choose your councilors carefully.Combat is lightning fast in Battlelore. Simply reference your troop’s attack power, gather and roll your dice pool, then match the results withyour target unit’s banner. With troop, weapon, and terrain reference cards, combat has never been this quick and easy.The game board features three sections of hexagonal terrain. Before each game, players place terrain tokens to alter the battlefield according to the chosen scenario. Effects of terrain will modify combat rolls and cause movement restrictions. Terrain reference cards make learning the lay of the land an easy task. However, using terrain to your army’s advantage takes a bit of strategy.