Expansions and Promotional Figures
Days of Wonder first planned to release a large expansion every six months and 1 or 2 small expansions every month. The first two additions were the Hill Giant, that was available to those who pre-ordered the game and at gaming events and conventions, and the Earth Elemental that was available for a limited time, for free, for anyone who purchased the game.
The first expansion - Battlelore Epic - contains rules for large-scale battles and for multiplayer games of up to 6 people. Epic Battlelore is played on two boards adjacent to each other forming one double-sided battlefield. It was first published as a set of rules available for download but in June 2007 it was published and sold with an extra board and tokens. The second expansion,Call to Arms, contains rules to draft customized armies.
Four additional expansions were released in 2007; Dwarven Battalion, Scottish Wars, Goblin Skirmishers, Goblin Marauders and The Hundred Years' War - Crossbows & Polearms. Labelled as specialist-packs, they included new miniatures with unique rules and scenarios. Days of Wonder had planned for the Heroes of Battlelore expansion, to be released in 2008 but the expansion was delayed when the game was sold to Fantasy Flight Games. Fantasy Flight Games released the long-delayed Heroes expansion in October 2009. It introduced an element of role-play to the game, whereby Heroes gradually grow in power by participating in (and surviving) a series of adventures. Heroes eventually "retire" to become an addition to the player's Battle Council.
Heroes was soon followed by Dragons (Wood Wyvern, Ice Drake, and Fire Dragon) in January 2010 and Creatures (Wood Giant, Hydra, and Rock Elemental) in February. The Horrific Horde Goblin army pack was released in June 2010.
Upcoming expansions announced so far are the Bearded Brave Dwarven army pack and the Code of Chivalry Human army pack.
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