There are a few outstanding units that are underrated- at least in the battles I have been a part of! Throughout my numerous (literally hundreds) of Factions: Battlegrounds games, it seems to me that there are some clear "fan favorites" that often see the battleground. Some players like powerful melee point scorers and some love … Continue reading Triple U’s: Put some respect on their name!!
“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!
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
Zermano Unit Breakdown part 2
Breaking down 3 more of the Zermano units! (Storm Conjuror/Overlord Sorcerer/Savage Cyclops) (Check out Zermano pt.1 here!) STORM CONJUROR: Storm Conjuror (ZERMANO) 5 Gold/VP Zermano's single target spellcasters are in a league of their own. With efficient mana costs and good rank, they can take over a game. Storm Conjuror is a great example. Lightning … Continue reading Zermano Unit Breakdown part 2
Ihalaban Unit Breakdown part 2
Breaking down 3 more of the Ihalaban Units! (Zepodom Usurper/Ihalaban Reaver/Naga Archon) (Check out Ihalaban pt. 1 here!) ZEPODOM USURPER: Zepodom Usurper (IHALABAN)(5 Gold/VP) The Zepodom Usurper is, in my opinion, the most unique unit in the game... It is an Aerial unit AND an Aquatic unit (the only unit that is both- making it's … Continue reading Ihalaban Unit Breakdown part 2
Zyan Unit Breakdown part 2
Breaking down 3 more of the Zyan units! (Royal Swordfighter/Swiftwing Valkyrie/Zyan Archer) (Check out Zyan pt. 1 here!) ROYAL SWORDFIGHTER: Royal Swordfighter (ZYAN) (5 Gold/VP) One of Zyan's strengths as a faction is their abundance of units that can serve as Captains. The Royal Swordfighter provides good value for that reason, and with a good rank … Continue reading Zyan Unit Breakdown part 2
Primus Unit Breakdown part 2
Breaking down 3 more Primus units: (Tortuloid Bladebreaker/Greater Wyvern/Jungle River Kraken) (Check out Primus pt. 1 here!) TORTULOID BLADEBREAKER: Tortuloid Bladebreaker (PRIMUS) (5 Gold/VP) The Tortuloid Bladebreaker is an excellent defensive unit. Its' gargantuan 8 health is the highest of any 5 cost slot unit in the game, and with 2 defensive melee-inhibiting abilites, the … Continue reading Primus Unit Breakdown part 2
Primus Unit Breakdown part 1
Breaking down 3 of the Primus units! (Sabertooth Hodag/Iguannax Archers/Wild Wyvern) SABERTOOTH HODAG: Sabertooth Hodag (PRIMUS) (5 Gold/VP) The Sabertooth Hodag is one of the quirkier units in Factions: Battlegrounds. Stealth means it's unable to be charged and then attacked, and even if it is, Spikeskin lessens that damage by 1. The Sabertooth Hodag's own … Continue reading Primus Unit Breakdown part 1
Doom Sand Unit Breakdown part 1
Breaking down 3 of the Doom Sand units! (Sirocco Conjuror/Doom Sand Archer/Firesky Wyvern) SIROCCO CONJUROR: Sirocco Conjuror (DOOM SAND) (4 Gold/VP) One of my personal favorite illustrations in the game, the Sirocco Conjuror is one of several Doom Sand units that is capable of hitting multiple units at once by way of Sandstorm. On the … Continue reading Doom Sand Unit Breakdown part 1