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    Battles & Heroes - The Strategy Game -

    created by fish80 on 2013.08.07

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    There is a small but possible chance that you have encountered this page without knowing what this website is about.

    Cuusoo is an official LEGO website where people submit ideas for new LEGO sets. If the project can get 10,000 supporters then LEGO will review the project. If LEGO likes the idea, then they will create their own version of the project and mass produce it to make it available to you.

    It is completely free! When you click support, you are not making any promise to purchase the set or spend any money whatsoever. You are simply saying you believe LEGO should make this set so everyone has a chance to buy it. However, you will need to create a user name and agree to the Cuusoo terms of service to sign up. I haven't any email from Cuusoo at all, so you don't have to worry about spam in your inbox... you can also log in in 1 click using facebook.

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    ##### BATTLES & HEROES IS A STRATEGY GAME #####

    which allows you to build your army and play against your friends in a completely customizable and always different environment.

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    Inspired by computer games such as "Battle for Wesnoth", "Warcraft", and table strategy game such as "Warhammer", Battles & Heroes BRINGS STRATEGY GAMING TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL thanks to the flexibility of Lego.
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    THE WORLD OF BATTLE AND HEROES IS ONLY LIMITED BY YOUR CREATIVITY!!! Make your own custom units, create your own battlefield, and even invent full-blown campaigns.

    SCENARIOS CAN BE INSPIRED BY DIFFERENT THEMES, including fantasy, medieval, historical or even space. Recreate the strategic battles between Hannibal's elephants and the Roman legions, lead a desperate group of Elf survivors in an epic quest to find a new home, defend the space dome against the battering of an obscure alien menace... all of these and much more can be done with Lego Battles & Heroes!

    I will do a FANTASY INSPIRED THEME example (The Human's Kingdom vs the Orcs' Horde) to show how this works.

    1) DESIGN THE BATTLEFIELD
    First, you need to design the scenario where the battle will take place. This is done by using the special 24x24 baseplates, called BATTLEPLATES. Battleplates are special because they are divided into smaller 4x4 cells using specific artwork representing the different terrains, such as grassland, river and swamps. This division is useful to move the units’ minifigures on the battlefield in a simple and intuitive manner (each unit has a movement factor which indicates how many 4x4 cells can travel in one turn).

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    Note that as lego baseplates are already divided into studs, this 4x4 cell division is not even necessary, I just think it woul be easier to move minifigures this way, but another approach whihc would require no artwork is simply to count moves in terms of studs. Comment if you feel like on the one you prefer.

    2) BUILD THE FORTIFICATIONS
    Follow the battle instruction book and build the fortifications, towers and any other construction which will effectively shape the battlefield. Thanks to Lego, you can go from this simple example with a couple of guard towers and a bridge, to the most complicated castles and battlements...

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    3) PICK YOUR UNITS
    Each player chooses a faction. Typically, battles see two factions with opposing battle objectives confronting each other. Battles with more than two factions are also possible. Once chosen your faction, you need to also choose which units you want to bring into battle. Pick them wisely: EACH UNIT HAS DIFFERENT STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES , value for movement, hit points, attack and defence, but also a different cost. For example, an Orc Berserker costs as much as two Orc Warriors. As shown in the picture below, all units’ characteristics are summarized in the respective BATTLECARDS. The value of attack and defense indicates how many BATTLEDICE you can throw when the unit attacks or needs to defend itself.

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    4) BATTLE!!! :-)
    Here is where the strategy comes into play the most. The youngest player starts the game by moving and/or attacking with each of her unit. Each unit can move and then attack or move, or attack, or just stand still. After all units have been moved and or have attacked, the turn passes to the other player. The Battle finishes when one of the two players reaches the battle goal, which can be defeating the enemy, conquering a certain position, defeating the enemy leader etc. The player who reaches the battle goal is the winner. The battle can be played following one of three types of rules, each one increasingly more challenging: Rookie, Veteran and Hero.

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    ### BATTLE RULES (Coming soon): ####

    1) Rockie (age 6/7+).... at 500 Supporters
    2) Veteran (age 9+)... at 1000 Supporters
    3) Hero (age 11+)... at 2000 Supporters!

    Project history:

    2013.08.07: project created
    2013.09.14: 100 supporters! :-)


    ### SET POSSIBILITIES FOR A FANTASY THEME ###

    1. DANGEROUS FRONTIERS
    Starting set with all the necessary to start playing! Six Battleplates and briks to build fortifications and battlefields, 6 Orc minifigures and 6 Humas minifgures, a Battlebook with instructions, Battlecards and Battledice

    2. KINGDOM'S REINFORCES
    Two new Battleplates and new fortifications, 4 warriors and 2 knights.

    3. ORC REINFORCES
    Two new Battleplates and orcish fortifications, 3 orcs and 1 goblin wolf-rider and 2 minotaurs.


    ### POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL (FANTASY) ARMIES ###
    - Elves;
    - Undeads (skeletons, zombies, etc.)
    - Dwarfs,
    - Lizard-Men.

    Vote for your favorite army or suggest a new one!! Thanks for your support. :-)

    Notes: Images realized in LLD and rendered with POV-Ray, if any of you know how to get LoTR minifigures in LDD please let me know! Thanks! ;-)
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