Battle Ravens: The Shieldwall Board Game

As the shieldwalls clash, ravens fly overhead and lurk where the gory carnage is at its greatest. Command your Warriors, place your Ravens to create their carrion, dice for the luck of the Gods, and break your opponent’s shieldwall before your own army loses heart and flees. Victory shall belong to the most cunning warlord, whose name shall be written into the Sagas.

Battle Ravens is a game of Viking Age warfare: a brutal clash of strength, cunning and luck, where subtlety and nuance are neither welcome nor commonplace. You need to out-think and out-fight your opponent to win the battle. You do so by choosing whether to command your battle line to attack, defend, or redeploy through clever use of action points. Combat is resolved by the roll of dice, and armies consist of Hirdmen (armoured warriors), Bondi (unarmoured warriors), and Thralls (cowardly but useful skirmishers).

How to play Battle Ravens

1.      Place your Ravens

2.      Spend your Ravens to move your Warriors and attack the enemy

3.      Roll dice to attack and remove Warriors who fail to block hits

4.      Capture enemy Shieldwall areas where no Warriors remain

5.      Capture 3 enemy Shieldwall areas to win the game

You can read the draft rulebook HERE.

To find out what other players are saying about this game, ask questions, and join the game’s online community, head over to our Boardgamegeek page HERE.

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