BattleloreWelcome to BattleLoreMaster, the unofficial online community for first edition Battlelore fans.

This site is no longer active. was dedicated to the first edition of the fantasy wargame from Days of Wonder. The game was later acquired by Fantasy Flight Games, who released and support a second edition.

BattleLore and all BattleLore graphics and illustrations are Copyright ©2008 Fantasy Flight Games. Used with permission.


March 17 2010

An Introduction to BattleLore

There’s nothing in it that BattleLore veterans won’t already know, but I wrote up An Introduction to BattleLore for the blog of the Australian games retailer Games Paradise. It’s a nice little primer for those who have yet to discover the joys of playing Battlelore. Check it out!

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February 17 2010

BattleLore Figures for Sale

The Hill Giant and the Earth Elemental are gone, but you can still grab a full set of core game figures and a spare set of heroes. Selling in Australian dollars but I’ll ship worldwide—just contact me for a quote.

BattleLore Core figure set

BattleLore Heroes figure set

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February 09 2010

BattleLore figures for sale

Sorry to use the site for a bit of advertising—but then again, it is my site after all! 😉

I’m selling some of my spare BattleLore figures on eBay, including some original, still-packaged promo figures–grab ’em now to extend your armies or have all the spares you’ll ever need!

BattleLore Core figure set

BattleLore Heroes figure set

BattleLore Hill Giant promo figure

BattleLore Earth Elemental promo figure

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December 22 2008

Happy Xmas BattleLore fans

A very happy Xmas to all of you who visit 2009 could be a big year for BattleLore now that Fantasy Flight Games has taken over, and I think we can all finally rest assured that it won’t be too long before we get our hands on that long-awaited Heroes expansion!

Stick with us here during the quiet times because we’ll still be going strong when things pick up again…

Good health and happiness—and good gaming—to you all!

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December 05 2008

French BattleLore Campaign

For you French BattleLore players, way back here we mentioned a very nicely designed French site detailing a BattleLore campaign world. The first part of this campaign is now available on the creator’s forum here.

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March 05 2008

Gary Gygax, 1938-2008

It’s quite possible that BattleLore wouldn’t exist without the legacy of Dungeons & Dragons, and I’m sure many BattleLore players once played D&D when they were younger, and perhaps still do. Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, passed away this morning, aged 69.

I’ve written a small tribute to the man on my personal blog.

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August 10 2007

New Edition Dice

Have a look at the new dice for colour blind users in the latest edition of BattleLore. Subtle helmet markings help to differentiate the helmet colours.

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May 30 2007

Colosseum available now!

ColosseumIn between games of BattleLore you may want to check out Days of Wonder’s new game Colosseum, which is now on game store shelves.

Read the reviews at:
Boardgame News
Bruno Faidutti’s site
Tom Vasel at the Dice Tower
Shannon Appelcline at and

Don’t forget to check out the official site—and enter the arena!

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December 24 2006

A Very BattleLore Xmas

A very happy Xmas to all of you who visit I’m sure 2006 will bring us BattleLore players many exciting goodies from Days of Wonder … and I look forward to making sure this site remains your favourite destination on the web for BattleLore information.

If you haven’t yet joined the other BattleLore fans deep in discussion on the forums, don’t forget to join up.

Good health and happiness—and good gaming—to you all!

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October 06 2006

300 Film Trailer


It’s somewhat off-topic (though appropriate for C&C: Ancients players), but while waiting for BattleLore if you feel like a taste of historical mass combat and some pretty astounding visuals, check out the new trailer for 300, the new film based on the Frank Miller graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae. More information about the film here. Directed by Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead), the film stars Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Vincent Regan, Rodrigo Santoro and Dominic West and will be released in March next year.

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