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What is Battleground Fantasy Warfare?

Battleground fantasy warfare is a miniatures game without miniatures, developed by Your Move Games. Units are represented by cards portraying the warriors and their characteristics. Battleground can be played on a kitchen table and each faction box includes a variety of units, more than can be fielded in any one game.

This game is quick to set up, easy to store and requires no assembly or lengthy painting of your armies. Battleground is also a very tactical game, where maneuver and marshalling your limited command resources are the keys to victory.

Battleground currently features fifteen different armies (factions), with more in production. Some of these factions are based on traditional fantasy archetypes, while others are unique. In addition, the game also comes with a bunch of historical factions that allow to replay the grand battles of history.

In order to play the game, both players build their armies from their chosen faction with a point limit in mind. After deploying your units, you give each of them a standing order to represent their default behaviour/command.

The players units will follow that order until it changes or the player takes direct control of that unit by using command actions. As you will never have enough command actions available, careful tactical decisions have to be made throughout the game.

Battleground is a tactically rich game, where players must use their limited resource wisely in order to outmaneuver their opponent and break through their lines. And when you are victorious, your army can fit in your pocket!

One of the possible use cases of our Fantasy Stockart, is a game similar to Battleground – where you use cards instead of miniatures to represent the armies on a battlefield. Instead of computer rendered artworks of several soldiers on one card, it would display just a single warrior represented by a hand-painted illustration.

Take a close look at the available factions on Fantasy Stockart, you will see that there are Dwarf units, Human units, Elf units, Orc units and more. Each one of the factions features rank-and-file troops, heroes, close-combat as well as ranged-combat units, war-machines, spell-casters and more. Perfectly suited to start your own a card based war game!

Image from the cancelled Gods & Minions fantasy warfare card game (similar to Battleground)
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What is miniature wargaming?

Miniature wargaming is a form of wargaming in which players enact battles between opposing military forces that are represented by miniature physical models.

The use of physical models to represent military units is in contrast to other tabletop wargames that use abstract pieces such as counters or blocks, or computer wargames which use virtual models.

The primary benefit of using models is aesthetics, though in certain wargames the size and shape of the models can have practical consequences on how the match plays out.

Fantasy Stockart artworks are perfectly suited to illustrate a miniature (or table-top) war-game. Many of the available images have been designed with medieval military orders and weaponry in mind.