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Battleground: Fantasy Warfare & Battleground: Historical Warfare events at Council of Five Nations

Battleground: Fantasy & Historical Warfare


Last Update:  Sunday, Sept 16, 2012

Battleground: F/HW is an excellent miniatures game, disguised as a card game.  There are no figures to buy or paint; you can fit a whole army in your pocket.  This is NOT a “collectible card game”, where you buy many packs to get a bunch of rare cards to pump up your hand.  Council is very happy to have Niko White, one of the developers from Your Move Games, on hand again to run games and sell Battleground decks.  These events have grown in popularity each year at Council, and we’re developing a reputation for one of the biggest and best Battleground cons.

Please stop by the Battleground table all weekend to play a demo game.  If you bring a friend, you might win a free deck.  Or, try one of the more formal events listed below.



Friday Night  7:00-11:00+ PM  (Slot B)


Draft Tourney * Battleground: Fantasy Warfare
B-Minis-6 * $ 2
Game Master: Niko White * 16 Players * E10
Battleground: Fantasy Warfare is an excellent miniatures wargame that you play with 2D cards. You can carry a whole army around in your pocket! BFW and the related Battleground: Historical Warfare have been very popular at past SWA events.

    Niko White, one of the BFW designers, has a fun new game format. Instead of constructing your army using standard point costs, all players pass around a common deck and draw cards.

    Please note the Draft Tourney will run twice: Friday 7pm and Sunday 3pm - two chances for your fun!

    All the details are on the Your Move Games web site. Please see the “Draft Format Variant” link below.

    Niko will also be running “Win a deck” demos all weekend. Stop by the Battleground table to arrange a quick game. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Battleground Web Site
Link: Download the latest version of the rules
Link: Battleground Discussion Forums - Draft Format Variant


Saturday Morning  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  (Slot C)


Subjugation of the Five Nations * Battleground: Fantasy Warfare
C-Minis-6 * $ 2
Game Master: Seth Zaren * 16 Players * E10
The House of Midnight are at war with the Council of Five Nations.

    This will be a “themed” campaign game that will run several rounds. PLEASE NOTE - The full campaign will run in BOTH the Sat 9am (C) and Sat 2pm (D) slots, but players do NOT need to be present for each round. Drop in and we’ll work you into the story.

    More details are available on the Your Move Games web site. Please see the “Council of Five Nations” link below.

    YMG will also be running “Win a deck” demos all weekend. Stop by the Battleground table to arrange a quick game. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Battleground Web Site
Link: Download the latest version of the rules
Link: Battleground Discussion Forums - Council of Five Nations Thread

Saturday Evening  7:00 PM - 11:00+ PM  (Slot E)


Competitive Tournament * Battleground: Fantasy Warfare
E-Minis-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Niko White * 16 Players * E10
This is a full, two-or-three-session Battleground tournament. We’ll use the Kingdoms cards to generate scenarios and terrain. You’ll have limited time to construct a your army once you’ve seen what you’re facing.

    More details are available on the Your Move Games web site. Please see the “Council of Five Nations” link below.

    PLEASE NOTE: This tournament starts on Friday at 7pm and continues on Sunday. It may run all the way through the Sunday 3pm (G) game session. Prizes sponsored by Your Move Games.

    YMG will also be running “Win a deck” demos all weekend. Stop by the Battleground table to arrange a quick game. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Battleground Web Site
Link: Download the latest version of the rules
Link: Battleground Discussion Forums - Council of Five Nations Thread

Sunday Afternoon  3:00 PM - 7:00 PM  (Slot G)


Draft Tourney * Battleground: Fantasy Warfare
G-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Niko White * 16 Players * E10
Battleground: Fantasy Warfare is an excellent miniatures wargame that you play with 2D cards. You can carry a whole army around in your pocket! BFW and the related Battleground: Historical Warfare have been very popular at past SWA events.

    Niko White, one of the BFW designers, has a fun new game format. Instead of constructing your army using standard point costs, all players pass around a common deck and draw cards.

    Please note the Draft Tourney will run twice: Friday 7pm and Sunday 3pm - two chances for your fun!

    All the details are on the Your Move Games web site. Please see the “Draft Format Variant” link below.

    Niko will also be running “Win a deck” demos all weekend. Stop by the Battleground table to arrange a quick game.   

Link: Battleground Web Site
Link: Download the latest version of the rules
Link: Battleground Discussion Forums - Draft Format Variant




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