Counting down to #1-- the top 10 spells in Factions: Battlegrounds (#4 and #3) We have reached the FINAL 4! Today we will check out 2 more spells that I think rank among the best of the best. Check out the rest of the top 10 (to this point!) here: (Countdown Part 1) and here: … Continue reading COUNTDOWN: The Top 10 Spells! (Part 3- #4 and #3)
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!
Zermano Unit Breakdown part 1
Breaking down 3 of the Zermano units! (Blizzard Elemental/Gnome Pyromancer/Lurking Inkanyamba) BLIZZARD ELEMENTAL: Blizzard Elemental (ZERMANO) 6 Gold/VP Graviterrus is a hot, humid continent, and the Zermano Islands are downright tropical. So why does the faction include a Blizzard Elemental and spells like Ice Missle? It's lore-based. The wizards in Zermano researched and manipulated the … Continue reading Zermano Unit Breakdown part 1
Parada Unit Breakdown part 1
Breaking down 3 of the Parada units! (Elf Archer/Eloko Grand Druid/Grove Umuthi) ELF ARCHER: Elf Archer (PARADA) 3 Gold/VP The Elf Archer is one of the most important and cost effective units in the Parada arsenal. There are currently only 2 units in the entire game with a Range attack ability of 3, so having … Continue reading Parada Unit Breakdown part 1
Playing with Water
The placement of water spaces can make or break games. Water tiles can stop a Kragg horde from flooding in, it can allow an aquatic unit to get behind enemy lines, it can make opponents think twice about capturing resource tiles. In this post, I'll be going through each of the different terrain tiles and … Continue reading Playing with Water
Advanced Strategy: Vanguards Part 2
Before I step into specific, powerful Vanguards for each faction, I want to talk some about some of the strongest units you can include in your Vanguard: those with three or more movement. Scouting Units Units with three movement, like the units shown above, are extremely powerful in Vanguards because they allow you to immediately … Continue reading Advanced Strategy: Vanguards Part 2
Expanding the Basics- Terrain Tile Advantage
In 2 player games of Factions: Battlegrounds, one of the advantages is known as the Terrain Tile Advantage. If you have this advantage, it means you get to place 5 home terrain tiles and your opponent gets to place 4. Terrain Tiles are each comprised of 4 spaces, and are usually a combination of water … Continue reading Expanding the Basics- Terrain Tile Advantage