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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:35 AM
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Battleground: Crossbows and Catapults is back!

I went into WalMart tonight and found this:



I've never played Crossbows and Catapults, but it looks like something my son would enjoy. I know many here discuss it a lot.

I've been waiting for 2 years for Mattel to launch a counter to Heroscape, and this company Spinmaster appears to be doing just that. This is billed as the "War Chest Starter Set" and an "Expandable Battle Game System". The box is about the same size as RotV and even has a front cover that flips up with a clear window showing you some of the pieces included within.

The price point was $34.92 at WalMart, but it looks like you're getting less than you do w/RotV. There are several expansions listed here:









www.battlegroundgame.com They have a little community page, but no forums. You can upload fan art and fan fic.

I picked this up too late tonight, but I'll be playing it with my son tomorrow.

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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:37 AM
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I think this bodes well myself.

Actually, its hilarious.

Waiting for a report Doc.

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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:38 AM
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Oh my god I had this game a long time ago, it was a blast! I can't believe it's back!

I'm pretty sure its the same game......

But I won't buy it, I don't want anything taking away Heroscapes thunder!
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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:54 AM
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Oh my god I had this game a long time ago, it was a blast! I can't believe it's back!

I'm pretty sure its the same game......

But I won't buy it, I don't want anything taking away Heroscapes thunder!
I'm calling BS Scrub. Too bad for you.

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Old July 21st, 2007, 02:14 AM
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But I won't buy it, I don't want anything taking away Heroscapes thunder!
Dude! Do you not get this? Imitation is the highest form of flattery. It means that another company has seen the power that is Heroscape and wants a piece of the action!

This can only be good news!

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Old July 21st, 2007, 04:48 AM
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I'm glad they reintroduced this game. It's about time. This looks better than Heroscape for my 3 and 6 year old kids and should make a great Christmas buy. Thanks for passing it on Ninthdoc.
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Thanks for posting this, doc.

I've played the older version and it was fun, but it is far different from HS.
It is more of an "action" game where you knock pieces down, etc.

The great thing about it were the parts it came with. The towers, catapults, etc were very easy to paint and convert for miniature battles.

It looks like the pieces have better paint jobs than the old sets, but sadly I don't see the great trees that used to be included in the old set. The trees were one of the best parts. I still have 6 or 7 of them!

It is cool to see all of those siege equipment pieces which HS is sorely lacking. Please let us know if the siege parts are to scale with the HS stuff when you can.
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Man I am glad to see this gmae back!!!! Awesome, I had this as a kid :P
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Cool, this looks like fun. I was thinking of getting Pirates on the High Seas as a similar-type game.
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looks different

I remember dreaming of having this game as a kid, it looked so awsome, and that memory was part of what got me excited about heroscape.....but this new version doesnt look much like what I remember, maybe a pale shadow of what it was, but the original game was masive. aside from that, i think heroscape is a much better game, much more flexability in play. If heroscape came out with some sieg weapons for its sets.....that would be cool!

hope you enjoy playing this with your son! let us know how it goes!
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But I won't buy it, I don't want anything taking away Heroscapes thunder!
Dude! Do you not get this? Imitation is the highest form of flattery. It means that another company has seen the power that is Heroscape and wants a piece of the action!

This can only be good news!
Nice find Ninthdoc! Let us know how the catapults scale with HS...

I wish the battering ram was a little cooler (ie no wheels)

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Gee you know what would be great now....Marvel Crossbows and Catapults
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