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…..
“INVERTED” Wins- the ultimate victory!
The most challenging but strategically satisfying way to win a game of Factions: Battlegrounds involves--- scoring LESS points than your opponent?? There are 2 ways to win a game of Factions: Battlegrounds. The most common and straightforward path to victory is to score the required number of victory points before your opponents. The other way … Continue reading “INVERTED” Wins- the ultimate victory!
3 Player Mayhem!
The most chaotic and unpredictable--and sometimes the most fun variant of Factions: Battlegrounds could be 3 player battles. Lately, I have had the chance to play some 3 player games of Factions: Battlegrounds with some friends. 2 player games are straightforward and quick. There are not a lot of surprises nor lot of buildup, and … Continue reading 3 Player Mayhem!
Winter wonderland? Not in Graviterrus……
Due to the climate, there is no natural snow to be found anywhere in the world of Factions: Battlegrounds. This time of year, snowy weather gets allll the love. A lot of people across the Northern and Mountain regions of the US have a scene like this picture somewhere near them. Occasionally, we get asked … Continue reading Winter wonderland? Not in Graviterrus……
Understanding the Faction: PRIMUS
PRIMUS FIRST, PRIMUS LAST "The kingdom in the deep jungle has survived and thrived thanks to it’s vicious army of Amazons and it’s connection with the primeval monsters of the jungle. Primus can win through relying on their Amazons to hold the field or on the massive beasts to overwhelm their opponents with size and … Continue reading Understanding the Faction: PRIMUS
Understanding the Faction: KRAGG
WAR, NO PEACE "The monsters of the Kragg mountains know three things. They are big, they are strong, and they love to smash. Kragg has the strongest melee attackers in Graviterrus and they also have a lot of toughness to boot. Add in a few key range strikes and some gargantuan birds of prey and … Continue reading Understanding the Faction: KRAGG
Understanding the Faction: MOONSHADOW
BECOME SOMETHING GREATER TO CREATE SOMETHING GREATER "A different kind of power lies in the shadows. One that utilizes stealth, ambush and curses to cripple an oncoming army. Moonshadow generals will get achieve victory by focusing assassinations and well placed ranged attacks on high point units. They can also evade and ignore various ranged and … Continue reading Understanding the Faction: MOONSHADOW
Understanding the Faction: BAAZARIA
VENGEANCE BY DEATH, DOMINION BY BLOOD "The undead in the Baazaria swamps are a dangerous foe. They can use death magic and abilities to hit enemies from all over the board. Baazaria players can gain control of key areas quickly by using Asanbosam and Wraiths, and then slow down the battle with a wall of … Continue reading Understanding the Faction: BAAZARIA
Expanding the Basics- Understanding Prowess
A unit's Prowess is its attack attribute plus its defense attribute. A unit’s Prowess number is their attack attribute (number by the sword icon) added to their health attribute (number by the heart icon). It is based off of the current health and attack of the unit, (not the original health and attack when recruited) Here are … Continue reading Expanding the Basics- Understanding Prowess
A tale of three Jolts…
All spells and abilities are not equal. Even when they are equal. JOLT (3 mana): 1 damage to an enemy within a range of 3 spaces. Jolt is a very simple, cheap damage spell that has an above average range. It always costs 3 mana, it always does 1 damage, and it always has a range of … Continue reading A tale of three Jolts…
Parada Unit Breakdown part 2
Breaking down 3 more of the Parada units! (Minotaur Chieftain/Centaur Scout/Elf Sharpshooter) (Check out Parada pt. 1 here!) MINOTAUR CHIEFTAIN: Minotaur Chieftain (PARADA)(6 Gold/VP) One of Parada's best and most overlooked units it the Minotaur Chieftain. In a faction known for elite ranged shooters, the Minotaur Chieftain's steady melee skills and top-tier rank help balance … Continue reading Parada Unit Breakdown part 2