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Battlelund: The Whimsical Fantasy Wargame

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Welcome to Battlelund, an accessible and easy-to-play fantasy wargame! This whimsical tabletop wargame of 15mm mayhem is made for both wargaming veterans, and those who have never played a game in their life! The rules have enough depth and nuance to entertain tacticians and planners, as well as simplicity to satisfy those who wish to play just to play out epic fantasy battles. Battlelund is meant to be a social/fun game that players can be immersed in, laugh about, and relax with all their pals!

You are free to use any 15mm miniatures you want with the Battlelund rules, but for those who desire or prefer it, the Battlelund line contains colorful, character-drenched, easy-to-assemble paper miniature armies for every Battlelund force listed! Let's take a look at the contents of the game itself now!  

Visuals: Full color! Plenty of photographs capturing our little paper reenactors in the midst of battle, as well as whimsical art detailing the Battlelund World and its wonky fairy tale setting!

Setting: Pieces of history of the Battlelund World, Albrathia, told in fairy-tale style, filled with flavorful, fun quotes and snippets. 

Rules: All the rules, spells, special abilities, game types, etc. Written in a fun, easy way for fun, easy learning! Numerous examples and graphics illustrate points of interest and add artful clarity!

Stats: Every unit, hero, engine, and creature of the original six armies have their full profiles listed inside! 

Battle Report: A demonstration in motion! A 400 point game play-by-play between the Dark Lord's Host and the Dwarves! A good read, and adds a layer of conceptual grasping!

Resources: Snazzy tutorials on the assembly of miniatures and  their included base covers, as well as easy storage ideas and the like! Also, a rules reference document for ease during play.

Simply put, Battlelund is a wargame made for both children and adults. Smile, imagine, dream. Hear the trumpets blaring? That's the Battlelund World calling. See you in Albrathia!

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Battlelund [15mm Fantasy Wargame]
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David K March 17, 2021 8:13 pm UTC
I was looking at these rules and wondering if I could use 15mm miniatures instead of the paper miniatures? I would want to scale down the bases somewhat, like 20mm for every inch in the rules, so an infantry block would be 80mm wide by 100mm deep, large creatures on 30mm square, and characters on 20mm square. How much does the depth of the formation play into it? 80mmx100m would required a lot of 15mm figures. I was hoping to use my existing DBA/HoTT based miniatures, which have a common 40mm frontage and a 15mm to 60mm depth (depending on unit type). I was thinking of using 4 DBAHoTT bases for a 80mm wide by 30mm-120mm depth (most infantry would be 80mmx40mm, cav would be 80mmx60mm). Would the game still play OK? Same with large creatures - if I had, say, a dragon that was really long compared to the width (say 40mm wide by 100mm long) would that cause problems with the game? Thanks!
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Charles J March 22, 2021 8:03 pm UTC
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Hi! I personally think it would work very well with the setup you described! I'd love to hear how it goes too! The game itself was meant to let people use any 15mm they want, and the paper minis were mostly to reflect the setting material :). The main thing to think about is likely tracking damage, but there are lots of ways you could do that, with tokens and the like! Again, I personally don't think the creature sizes will hurt or make the game not fun in any way either! I just want you have fun, period! I was thinking of doing several conversions to 6mm and 28mm, and I think the basics of the game did well regardless, so again, not trying to be repetitive, I think it should go well, and I hope you have a blast! Take care and thank you!
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Robert M July 02, 2023 12:52 pm UTC
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Great game. I have played it with my Warmaster armies but have to say that honestly captures the feel of a strait forwards Rank and Flank game. To describe it today would say it feel like KoW meets Warhammer 5 or 6 editions. I did have one question...for the Paper minis..what would format do you use to print it. Standard USA letter at a 110 or what? Thanks in advance and keep an eye out on YT for a few Bat Reps. :)
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Charles J July 05, 2023 1:34 pm UTC
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Hi! For printing we use Actual Size function, but some programs might not name it as such, and would just say "100%". That is how we did the ones in the photos. Did use standard paper as well. :) Hope that helps, was certainly not trying to be confusing. Be well, and have fun!
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Matthew J August 25, 2019 5:01 pm UTC
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Took a chance on the bundle. Am liking what I'm reading, plus your voice comes out well in your rules. It's a pleasant read from someone who cut their wargame teeth on the old SPI and AH A.b.9.54.c.12345 rulesets. One question I have that I cannot find in the how to play section is Archer range rules. Seems odd not to have it on the army lists, since artillery range *is* on the unit card. Any help?

Otherwise it's a straightforward ruleset that is not going to bend your mind trying to innovate, but will allow you and your friends/children to play a fun Lord of the Rings-esque game. More base color variants and more terrain features, please!
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Matthew J August 25, 2019 5:11 pm UTC
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Hey I'll answer my own question! Found them in the Equipment section. Would it be possible to get them on the cards? If it were a *.doc, I'd edit it for myself and send it back to you.

Looking forward to printing some out and playing around,
MJ
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Charles J August 26, 2019 1:02 am UTC
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Thanks! Glad your having fun with it :)! Truly means a lot to us. It's our first project here, and it was made with, and for,happiness and joy! ^_^

In terms of the question, many mechanics in Battlelund call for checking range. All ranges are listed in the Equipment, Orders, Spells and Traits section of the book (and in the printer friendly Reference Sheets that come with the Rulebook). There was not enough room (layout-wise) on the Army Lists to include the range for everything, so we only included range on the wonky (un-standard) range artillery pieces. We do agree it would be very handy to have that information on the Army List.

Thanks for the awesome eye-opening feedback, and have joy! -Charles J. (Sundered Vault)
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