Understanding the Icons of Factions: Battlegrounds
There are several different Icons that appear throughout the unit cards and on the tokens in Factions: Battlegrounds. Here is a quick overview of them, with excerpts from the rulebook!
ICONS: RULEBOOK SCREENSHOTS
GOLD and MANA are the 2 Resources in Factions: Battlegrounds. Gold is spent to pay for units, and Mana is spent to pay for spells.
Each Unit has 4 Main Attributes. RANK, MOVEMENT, ATTACK and HEALTH.
ICONS– SECONDARY ATTRIBUTES
Many units have a secondary attribute. Secondary attributes are CAPTAIN, AERIAL, RANGED, and SPELL
SPELL then includes the Spell name, mana cost, range and damage.
ICONS– VICTORY POINTS and DAMAGE
VICTORY POINTS are how many points you score for eliminating enemy units, and DAMAGE is how you eliminate units during combat.
ICONS- In game TOKENS
Throughout the course of a game, different tokens are used with different icons to keep track of various elements of combat, such as damage amounts, resources, abilities and more. Here are the icons that are on different tokens or game components (outside of unit cards!)
Occasionally, Icons like “EXHAUST” and “VICTORY POINTS” can be a different color, based on the component or token.
ICONS ON A UNIT CARD:
MONARCH COATL features many examples of icons on a unit card.
Monarch Coatl- Resources:
Monarch Coatl has a Gold Cost of 9 (this is also it’s Victory Point value… if your opponent eliminates it, they recieve 9 VPs)
Monarch Coatl generates 1 Mana if it begins the round on a home terrain tile
Monarch Coatl’s Main Attributes:
Monarch Coatl’s Secondary Attributes:
Monarch Coatl’s Spell icons:
7 Mana cost
6 damage (can be divided among multiple enemies within range)
Immune to Spells (Monarch Coatl cannot be damaged by spells from enemy units)
As you play the game, the icons become more and more familiar and routine! Questions on icons? We can answer in the replies!!