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Battle Blocks: Sengoku Second Edition


Battle Blocks: Sengoku Second Edition is a re-worked and updated set of wargaming rules based on the original Battle Blocks: Sengoku. After many games with the original rules, I decided that some changes needed to be made in order to enhance the game. These include a complete re-work of the turn structure, as well a slightly modified combat system that creates more challenging battles. I have also included a series of historical scenarios which provide a nice alternative to the standard battle objectives by including special scenario rules and specific victory objectives.

Rather than include these as supplements or updates to the original game, I’ve packaged it all together, taken the opportunity to fix certain things about the rulebook, polish it all up into something more visually appealing, and release it all as Battle Blocks: Sengoku Second Edition!

Within the pages of the book is a fast playing tabletop wargame that enables players to fight dramatic ‘battle-map’ style clashes between the armies of Japan during the Sengoku Jidai (Warring States Period) of Japanese history.


Leading armies of colourfully painted wooden blocks (or miniatures, it's your choice!) Players will fight for honour and glory on the battlefield.

All of this comes from having a super-fast playing system that prioritises ease of play over historical accuracy, although optional rules are provided which allow you to add more historical flavour if you wish.

This game does not attempt to realistically simulate battles of the period, instead, the goal is to enable players of all ages to participate in fun and engaging wargames with easy to learn rules and simple mechanics. You will not find units separated by type into cavalry, archers, ashigaru spearmen and so on—instead, units have been amalgamated into abstract ‘blocks’ which represent mixed formations of troops, much like they were organised historically.

The game features fast and easy to learn mechanics that give results within 30 minutes, and on a playing surface no larger than 2’x2’.

Also included is a mini campaign which allows you to string your battles together in an ongoing narrative!

Due to the fast nature of the game, multiple battles can be played in an afternoon or evening, allowing you more opportunities to demonstrate your tactical skills!


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Michael G August 02, 2023 9:34 pm UTC
Looks good! Can I use the same blocks I made for First Edition with these rules?
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Robert L August 02, 2023 9:41 pm UTC
Yes absolutely, the Second Edition is compatible with everything you may have made for the first game!
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Michael G August 02, 2023 9:53 pm UTC
Nice :)
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This title was added to our catalog on August 02, 2023.