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Battle Masters Battle Report

By May 20, 2017July 26th, 2019Battle Reports, Miniatures Games, Videos

The whole world is in chess. Any move can be the death of you.

Peter and Will unleash their inner nine-year-olds to play Battle Masters!

Sometimes you get a bit tired of the endless pouring over rules summary sheets, the building of forces, the checking of point costs. Sometimes you just want to slap a couple of armies down and have at it! Which is where Battle Masters, an elaborate 90s collaboration from Milton Bradley and Games Workshop, comes in!

Featuring scads of plastic miniatures, a huge vinyl floor mat, and even a large plastic tower, Battle Masters is the kind of game no one could afford to make (or buy) these days. I’d always considered it little more than a curiosity in my collection, but to the huge surprise of both Will and I we ended up having a really fun time playing it. Check out the video and vicariously participate.

Oh, and I must apologise for the constant shaky camera work – obviously our enthusiasm and high energy presentation translated into the way we both held the camera.

One more thing: sorry it’s been a little quiet here at the EOG for a few weeks, mainly due to some very distracting renovation work that’s been going on here at the EOG headquarters. I plan for things to pick up very soon!


  • briscoe999 says:

    Great Batrep UH!!! BattleMasters is a little-known gem that certainly has some roots with Heroquest. I own the base BattleMasters game, and it is fun (although a little “too” simplistic).

    I actually have played more of a re-tweaked “Advanced BattleMasters” – a pet project by a fellow person a game with, David Miller (who is an artist that did fantasy and sci-fi illustrations for TSR, GDW, Steve Jackson Games and West End Games back in the late ’70’s/early 80’s). His re-tweaked pimped out version contains alot more special monsters with special mini-card decks (like the ogre in BM). It is a really good game that is a hit at local gaming conventions.

    • Sounds fantastic, any chance I can get hold of the rules and cards from him? Either for personal use or, if he agrees, I could make them available them here in on the site.

  • briscoe999 says:

    I will ask the next time I speak to him.

    • John says:


      I see that there has been nothing further on this. Is that because it’s a ‘no’, or just forgotten over the years. Either way, any chance of them being made available now? Please.

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