With a distant thump and a billow of grey the cannonball approach the thin woods and the slope behind them, its force expended in the effort of crossing more than a thousand yards in the clear morning air. It burst through the green leaves and branches, splintering a dew covered trunk and then vanishing from view into the invisible clearing beyond.Adding refinement to the existing core mechanics of the game
The cheers of the Elf gunners mingled with the sound of thousands of Elven feet marching in perfect order in the distinctive blue tunic columns that had won the tyrant Mordred and his Ferach Imperial Armee the largest Empire that Valon had ever known. Only a few lands like Catalucia held out, and few enemies like the accursed Albion scum in their stubbornness. They never knew when they were beaten; they never knew when to kneel to the inevitable......
The Slaughterloo game holds immense appeal for many hundreds of loyal players across the world.
It perfectly combines the color and drama of 'Napoleonique' warfare with my predilection for fantasy gaming. Add to this an entertaining and humorous take on our own real world history and you have a lot of fun on your hands. Of course this would all amount to nothing if the game itself was not fun to play.
At the heart of the system is a beautiful thing - the Form Roll! This is a powerfully simple mechanic to enable a player to control (or lose control!) of his or her troops on the battlefield This device allows for flexibility of command but also sets limits depending on your troop's current status and overall training.
The other mechanic of play in Slaughterloo much admired was the Order Cards system which gives commanders a powerful tool to manipulate the command and control of the Army. Together, the Form Roll and the Order Cards make for an incredibly fun combination to play with because it manages to achieve a genuine feel of suspense and a fog of war to the game - you are never sure if your risks will pay off or what surprise the enemy have planned. The game gives you just enough rope to hang yourself with or to lasso yourself out of the grips of defeat! This makes for truly entertaining and fun game, which we think, is why we all play war-games, that and the artful joy and spectacle of collecting and fielding a Slaughterloo Army.
In this Second Edition of Slaugtherloo, the Form Roll and Order Cards are still at the heart of the game. These and many other of the core elements of the Slaughterloo first edition game remain within this Second Edition and constitute the STANDARD RULES game. What the Second Edition has brought is a new phenomenon the ADVANCED RULES.
The ADVANCED RULES are the product of the Second Edition play-testing rituals and are the collective answer to the mission brief. How can Slaughterloo game be made better without sacrificing its current strengths. It is our hope that you will find the ADVANCED GAME does meet that brief and manages to build on the sound foundation of the original edition rules to provide a higher level of Slaughterloo play.
Once the STANDARD RULES are mastered the ADVANCED RULES will offer exciting new opportunities and challenges to commanding an Army on the battlefields of Valon.
From the outset the Second Edition of Slaughterloo game has sought to and succeeded in:
Propose new rules that impart a greater Napoleonique period feel
Not sacrifice Slaughterloo's basic tenet of reasonably simple, fast and enjoyable gameplay.
To make no alterations that will in any way make redundant already collected first edition Units and divisions of Alternative Armies miniatures.
At all times the inspiration for new ideas has been filtered through this perspective. It is hoped that you will enjoy this second version; play it hard and with good humor, keep an eye to your flanks and may the cards and dice be forgiving.
Time to unfurl the flags, strike up the drums and march to glory on the Fields of Valon..
The second edition of the world's finest Napoleonique Fantasy 28mm scale
Mass Battle System.
This boxed rules set contains:
120 A4 Page Rule Book
120 A4 Page Core Army Book
30 A4 Page Unit Statistics Book
Basic, Advanced and Optional Rules included.
Each books comes with color covers and plastic cover protectors. Extensive Tables and Artwork.
Also contains Starter Battle Scenarios with Flat Card Unit counters, the most comprehensive map yet of the World of Valon, Quick Play and other Reference Sheets, Templates and further sheets of counters and play aids.
Supplied in a box containing all items.