I stopped at the store this morning on my way to work -- Didn't find the castle (though they had space set aside on the shelf for it), but DID manage to pick up the Ice box and the Giants box. Those giants are CRAZY good. Ice seems like Lava -- Useful more for scenarios than for anything else. I like the glaciers, though.
No second ice box there Jeff. If I find one, I'll pick it up for you.
So... uh.. We playing heroscape this weekend? I'll drive out you your side of town!
Post by vladdswrath on Aug 31, 2006 11:27:27 GMT -5
I see we have some other Heroscape fans chiming in here, guess we need another forum! Nothing worse than a homeless thread ;D
Yes Matt, The new giants absolutely rock! They are definitely dedicated anti-swarm pieces designed to take out common army squads in one nasty attack, something the game needed for those who play competitively.
As for the castle, as I said before I was very impressed with what you get for the money. 140 odd pieces if I remember right. Alot of these are just ladder pieces and such but you do get a decent sized castle out of it. My guess is you will probably want 2 packs to make a good intimidating castle. One box is certainly playable, but you get more of a fort than a castle (Area is alright, but only being only 10 levels high robs it of some coolness!). Like I said very good value, especially considering the price of building the equivalent sized castle out of the old MK castle pieces.
As for rules, nothing too horrendously complicated. Mostly the same rules as bridges. Stairs work just like climbing levels on normal terrain except obviously you can climb higher than your height. The walls themselves are indestructible, if you want to get in you have to go in through the door by busting it down....Or just fly over it.
The stats for the door: Life = 10 Defense = 4
REINFORCED DEFENSE: When rolling defense dice against a normal attack from small or medium figures, add 2 automatic shields to whatever is rolled. Against large and huge figures add 1 automatic shield to whatever is rolled.
On a related note, the scenario packed inside is capture the flag, with the flag starting inside the castle. The game is packed with only one flag, and it's Jandar's flag. So by inference....4 more different castles must be coming!!!
BTW I think ice will be a bit more playable, as it doesn't kill you...
Post by vladdswrath on Aug 31, 2006 13:50:24 GMT -5
I stopped at the store this morning on my way to work -- Didn't find the castle (though they had space set aside on the shelf for it)
When I got mine it was the only thing on a barren Heroscape shelf. I don't know if they only stock 1 or 2 at a time or they just sell like mad....Hopefully the latter! At any rate I'll keep my eyes peeled for any more popping up around here.
Post by vladdswrath on Sept 26, 2006 11:44:15 GMT -5
You didn't buy mageknight walls, did you? The only thing I pull up as walls on e-bay are Mageknight sets mislabeled as Heroscape. Not a biggie if you did, the MK castles will work fine as terrain, they just don't inter-lock with each other.