Review: Steel & Glory Set 2, Mini-Game #46
Steel & Glory Set 2 is the first expansion for the fantasy-themed S&G game, Steel & Glory. Introduced in this set are the forces of the Elves and human Barbarians.
The units included are fairly standard fantasy fare. Elves get Bowmen, Spearmen, and a couple of stealthy types. Although they are fast, they also have slightly fewer hit points than some other creatures. Barbarians are tougher, many with charge abilities that allow them to both move and attack with one action.
The map and obstacle tiles are exactly the same as in the first set, with the exception of the Battle Tile being grass-themed instead of dirt. No reason is given as to why the obstacles are repeated. If more of any are needed, they can easily be printed up from the first set, so including them again here seems very redundant.
The 'rule book' in this set consists entirely of the scenarios from the first set being repeated. No changes, no options, just a copy/paste of that section of the rulebook. This was probably the most disappointing part of this set. It is especially perplexing considering that to use this set, you must have Set 1, which includes these scenarios.
While I do like this set, the lack of new Obstacles and Scenarios does put a damper on my enthusiasm for the new units. I feel that a little more work on each could have produced some really useful options. Overall, though, Steel & Glory Set 2 is a useful addition to the game, so grab it and start pounding on those dirty puppy-kicking Elves!