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Battlemist Errata and Optional Rules (by Ken

Shannon)
BattlemistisawonderfulmedievalfantasyboardgamefromFantasyFlightGames.Itblendsthebest
elementsofSettlersofCatan(madebyMayfairGames)andTwilightImperium.Belowaresomehighly
recommendederrataandoptionalrules.
Hereisaquicksummaryofthechanges:
TheDwarvesandOrcsarefixedtoequalizethemtotheotherraces.Youcandiscardanactioncardto
receivearesourceofyourchoice,andyounowpillage/conquerpeopleduringtheSupply(nowtheSupply
andPillaging)phase.Thisallowspeopleachanceiftheyrolealowinitiativetocomebackandretaketheir
homerealm.Finallyunoccupiedtownsandcitiesarenotremoveduntilthesupplyandpillagingphase.
Thereareafewnewspellsandfinallytherearenewmonstersknownasalliesthateachracecanacquire.

Errata
TheTrollquestencountershouldread:Thetrollregainsalifeattheendofaturnifhewasnothitbythe
herothatround.Hecanneverhavemorethentwolives.
RenametheWizardsCouncilPhasetheGatheringPhase.
RenametheCouncilSegmenttheWizardsCouncilSegment.
RenametheSupplyPhasetheSupplyandPillagingPhase.

Optional Rules
DUNWARRDWARVESshouldread:
SPECIALSKILLS:Whendefendinginmountains,towns,homerealms,andcitiesDunwarrarmyunits
receivea+1ontheircombatrolls(Themountainandtown/citybonusesarenoncumulative,i.e.
dwarvesdefendinginamountaincitystillonlygeta+3insteadofa+4totheirrolls).TheDunwarr
Dwarvesmaybuildcitiesinmountains.TheDunwarrDwarvesmaynevercontroldragons.
ZULORCSshouldread:
SPECIALSKILLS:TheZulOrcsmaylootimmediatelyuponcapturingatown,cityorhomerealm,
receivingallbenefitsduringtheendoftheirbattlesegment(includingtheimmediateremovalofall
enemyforcesofanyhomerealmtheyhaveconqueredthisturn).Theyreceivedoubleincomefrom
lootingtownsandcities.Duringthe"WizardsCouncil"theOrcsmayplaceonefreefootmanonuptothree
DESERTrealmsthattheycontrol.TheZulOrcsreceivea2onalltheirroutchecks.
YoumaytradeinacaravanactioncardforanalliedmonsterofyourracetobeplacedinyourHome

Realm(seethenewWordoftheAncientsspellforwhatmonsterallieswitheachrace).
Onpage9addthefollowing:
Aplayermaydiscardanactioncardwithoutusingthem(atanytime!)toreceivearesourceoftheir
choice.
Onpage18deletethesectiononpillagingandchangethepartaboutdefendingyouHomeRealmto:
IfinyourHomeRealm,youreceivea+2toallcombatrolls.(ThusifsomeonetakesyourHome
Realmandyoutrytotakeitbacklaterthatturn,youstillgetthe+2forbeinginyourhomerealm.
NotethatthedwarveswouldNOTgaintheir+1additionalbonusfordefendingtheirhomerealm
whenattackingit.)
Onpage21change7.0LosingyourHomeRealmto:
7.0LosingyourHomeRealm,Cities,andTowns.
LosingCities,andTowns
Duringthesupplyphaseandpillagingphaseremoveallcitiesandtownthatarenotoccupied.Ifyou
capturedacityortownthisturnyoumayretaincontrolofitorPillageit.Topillageitdothefollowing:
1. Removeitfromplayandrolladie.Yougainanumberofresourcesofyourchoiceequaltohalfthe
numberrolled(roundedup).Ifyoulootacityyougainanadditionaltworesourcesofyourchoice.
LosingyourHomeRealm
Ifyoudonotcontrolyourhomerealmduringthesupplyandpillagingphase,youlosethegame.Allofyour
forcesareremovedfromtheboard.Yourconquerorreceiveshalfofyourstars(roundedup).Theseare
considereduseduntilthenextreplenishstarpowersphase.Hegainscontrolofyourrealmandgather
resourcesfromitlikeanyotherterritory.Theymaynotproducetroopsfromitanddonotgeta+2bonusto
theirrollsdefendingit.

Optional Spell Alterations and New Spells


DeleteSongofLife,andSongoftheEarth.
ChangethecastingtimeofEyesofWintersColdtoImmediatelybeforeanymovementphase.
SongofPlenty*Addtwograin,onewoodoroneirontoastockpile.Cast:DuringtheWizardsCouncil.
SongofRenewal*Discardtwoactionscardsanddrawanewone.Cast:DuringtheWizardsCouncil.
WordoftheAncients**Mustcontroloneormorecities.RollaDie.Onaresultof5+yougainamonster
allytoplaceinyourHomeRealm.Elves/Treant,Dwarves/Griffon,Knights/Mage,Khar/Beserker,Dark
One/Vampire,Orcs/Troll.Cast:DuringtheWizardsCouncil.
EyesoftheSeer***Youmayrerollorforceyourenemytoreroll2dicethiscombat.Cast:Immediately
beforeacombatyouareparticipatingin.

Allies (New Monsters)


CurrentlythereareonlythreewaystogetAlliesusethespellsWordoftheAncientsorHandoftheSacred
Flame,oruseaCaravancard.
Allieshavebeendesignedtoworkwithaparticularrace,thoughthroughtheuseoftheHandoftheSacred
Flameanyracecanuseanyally.Wemadelittlechitstorepresenteach,butpenny,m&m's,oranythingelse
couldbeusedtorepresentthem.
Monsters

Race

Move

Rout

Kill

Special

Treant

Elves

Unhinderedbywoods.Whenplaced,maybeplacedinanywoodsyoucontrolinsteadofyourhome
realm.

Vampire

DarkOne

Ifanarmywithanyvampiresinitwinsacombat,placeanothervampirewiththearmyduringthe
nextwizardscouncil.

Mage

Knights

10

Foreachmage,youmayuseonemorestarpowerduringaturn.Youmayusethisstarpoweronly
duringabattleitisengagedin.Itmaynotbeusedwhilethemageisrouted.

Troll

Orcs

AutomaticallyRallies(doesnotcounttowardthenumberrolled).IsimmunetoSongofFear.

Griffon

Dwarves

Attackwith/ascavalryandisunaffectedbyterrain.

Beserker

Khar

Canattackwhilerouted.Ifitkillsaunititgainsanadditionalattack(maxoftwototalattacksa
combatround).IsimmunetoSongofFear.

Ifyouarewonderingwhythesechangesweremade,hereisananalysis.
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