Heroscape is back?!


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JEB

Legend
Awesome!!! One of my favorites of all time. After their failed repurposing of the game as Arena of the Planeswalkers, I thought that was it - that Heroscape just wasn't popular or cost-effective enough to survive. Glad I was wrong...

I hope this uses the same rules as the original game - part of the appeal was that they were pretty easy to get into. (Also, I want to be able to use all my old figures with the new stuff...)
 


I missed HeroScape back in the day but do like miniatures skirmish games.

Anyone have a link for a solid overview or review of the basics? When I search HeroScape on BGG I get a bucket of expansions but I have a hard time coming up with a concise review of the base game.

I need a Heroscape version of "Why HeroQuest is so Great".
 

Mannahnin

Scion of Murgen (He/Him)
Mostly it's a very simple game, and the three dimensional hex terrain has great "toy" value and is fun on the table visually, without all the prep work that normally goes into miniature wargaming, because everything's sold assembled and painted. There is some work to be done setting up a battlefield, and that takes some time, but if you've got a dedicated gaming space you can leave it up.

It's lightweight and cheerful genre-bending fun.
 

vecna00

Speculation Specialist Wizard
I missed HeroScape back in the day but do like miniatures skirmish games.

Anyone have a link for a solid overview or review of the basics? When I search HeroScape on BGG I get a bucket of expansions but I have a hard time coming up with a concise review of the base game.

I need a Heroscape version of "Why HeroQuest is so Great".
"HeroQuest is the greatest game ever made. And anyone who says otherwise, is wrong!"
 




payn

Legend
The origin story ad cracks me up.

Viking is being catapult fire bombed.
Samurai is attacked by ninjas.
WWII solider is being bombed with grenades.
Future dude is eating a snickers in his condo.
 

darjr

I crit!
A tiny view of Heroscape from the Avalon hill youtube video.

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Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
A few years ago I broke out my heroscape game to show the 4 year old how to play. Over the past couple years, many of the pieces got broken much to my chagrin (but no surprise, because that's what kids do). So this is great news for me :)

Also, I thought the minis were better D&D minis back when it came out than most of the actual D&D minis of the time lol. And the tiles are excellent to create battlemaps
 


Jer

Legend
Supporter
A tiny view of Heroscape from the Avalon hill youtube video.

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Fully painted miniatures, unlike the HeroQuest minis which are unpainted. I was wondering if they were going to be able to provide fully painted minis for any kind of reasonable price point.

I wonder how they're going to price and bundle this. The original game was an amazing value in miniatures - I believe it was 30 minis (with three of them being large minis) and something like a hundred of the hex tile pieces and it was something like $40-50 bucks retail. There's no way that price point for a mass market game will work for the more boutique Avalon Hill release (I strongly doubt this is going to end up on the shelves at WalMart the way that the original game was sold, so production scale is going to be smaller and individual sales priced accordingly).

For reference the Heroquest release is $135 on Avalon Hill's Pulse store and it has 35 unpainted minis and around 35 furniture/door pieces.

(At least they're using the smaller bases on these - I love Heroscape as its own game, but a lot of the minis also make great sci-fi minis and that slightly too large base sometimes gets in the way).
 

darjr

I crit!
Sometimes they still all if you find a used set on sale. Although I’ve lost more than one set after I told the seller how much they could really get.
 

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