World map of Graviterrus Graviterrus is the world in which the board game Factions: Battlegrounds takes place. This site will be dedicated to posts about in-game strategy, unit analysis, and more! Graviterrus is a dangerous place... but with the right tactics you can conquer any and all enemies! (Check out the drop-down "Select Category" on … Continue reading Graviterrus is a dangerous place…..
Arguably the very best unit in the game in any format, the Monarch Coatl is a very challenging foe. The Monarch Coatl has so many ways it can take over a battle. We've covered stopping the Deathstorm Lich and the Sunfire Angel, but this week's monster is an entirely different level of threat. Widely regarded … Continue reading How to stop… MONARCH COATL!!
Last week we shared our ideas on stopping the Deathstorm Lich. This week, we take on the Sunfire Angel! Let's examine why Zyan's Sunfire Angel is so powerful.. The Sunfire Angel is one of the most versatile and skilled units in the game. Zyan has several strengths as a faction.. They are fast, they are … Continue reading HOW TO STOP……SUNFIRE ANGEL!!
I went head to head with Kennedy S., and he sent me to a .500 record. After a wild Sunday, not 48 hours went by before I had the chance to take on my buddy Kennedy. Kennedy has also been playing Factions since the early days as a prototype. He is a great player who … Continue reading Battle Recaps- Midweek Madness!
We capped off the playgroup with an insane 4 player game that went down to the wire! 4 player free for all games in Factions: Battlegrounds can be madness. I try to play 4 player games any time I get the chance just because there is always so much action. It's a nice break from … Continue reading Recapping a WILD 4 Player matchup!
After a great week of games... it turns out I am exceptionally average! We had another epic Sunday afternoon of battles last weekend at our Factions: Battlegrounds playgroup! I got in 4 head to head games, and then embarrassed myself in some 4 player madness. Tuesday, I got in 3 more games. Since I played … Continue reading BATTLE RECAPS– .500!! (Part 1 of 3– the Sunday 1 v 1s)
We had the chance to discuss some of the reasoning behind the art, mechanics, inspiration and theme of Factions: Battlegrounds with Randolph and Iz! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REUNaq0zE-8 A few weeks ago we had the chance to appear on the Nerdy Volume Podcast with Randolph and Iz! Randolph has helped in some of the development of the game, … Continue reading NERDY VOLUME PODCAST!
Sometimes a unit can seem unstoppable! However, there are always ways to mitigate the game-changing impact of the best units in Factions: Battlegrounds. Today's case? Deathstorm Lich (BAAZARIA) What makes it so dangerous?? The Deathstorm Lich is a powerhouse. It is the only unit in the entire game that can hit every single enemy at … Continue reading HOW TO STOP… DEATHSTORM LICH!!
Last weekend, we had a group of 6 stellar human beings get together to play some Factions! It was great to meet new players and go head to head with experienced players too. I played 5 games (all 1 v 1) and ended the day with 3 wins and 2 losses. I had to win … Continue reading My Factions Playgroup BATTLE RECAPS!
Captains have the ability to Command other units, and knowing when to use this powerful ability, and what type of units to command, can often result in a victory. COMMAND BASICS: RANK: CAPTAIN: COMMANDING A UNIT WITH A CAPTAIN: Captains generally have an above average Rank attribute, meaning they usually will have a chance to … Continue reading Expanding the Basics- Commanding with Captains
Units move, attack, and make their impact when it is their time to activate. The Rank attribute determines the activation order of the units on the Battleground. Sometimes, there is a Rank tie, meaning 2 or more units have the same Rank attribute skill number. Knowing how to win tie-breakers naturally (With Captains!) is a … Continue reading Expanding the Basics- Tiebreaking