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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Flintloque (1995)

Flintloque (1995)

Ratings

6.7375 out of 10 with 40 ratings
Board Game Rank: 8135

Description

Flintloque is a Napoleonique Black Powder Fantasy game designed for actions between small numbers of troops - anything from half a dozen to fifty a side. The emphasis on the rules is to make them playable and not become bogged down in irrelevant minutiae.

The universe is a fantasy-like one that has suddenly been turned into a replica of Napoleonic wars. Each standard race has donned the role of a nation or group of nations : French are Elves, British are Orcs, Germans are Dwarves, Portuguese are Goblins, etc. Magic has faded in the background and been replaced with black powder.

The game is heavily influenced by the Richard Sharpe novels series by Bernard Cromwell.

  • Designer: Steve Blease, Mac Coxhead, Heather Paling, Tim Pollard
  • Artist: Pete Knifton
  • Publisher: Alternative Armies
  • Year Published: 1995
  • Number of Players: 2 - 2
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 0
  • Playing Time: 120
  • Language Dependence: Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
  • Category: Fantasy, Miniatures, Napoleonic, Wargame
  • Mechanic: Variable Phase Order
  • Family: Admin: Better Description Needed!, Flintloque
  • Alternate Names: Flintloque, Flintloque: The Skirmish

Reviews

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I also have Grapeshotte for the arty rules and several of the large miniatures sets all available for trade.

By
DIGIT

7 out of 10
By
Fantasy Napoleon man-to-dwarf/elf/orc combat. The various powers of the early 19th century made into fantasy races. The French become elves I believe. Goofy fun with high body count, like 40k.

7 out of 10
By
I own the original rules. Though a bit sketchy and in need of tweaks like initiative rules I found this to be a highly enjoyable miniatures game. I ended up with several hundred of the miniatures and even took the time to paint about 60 of them. I'll soon be acquiring the new rules so perhaps I'll rate it higher?

9 out of 10
By
You do not need many minitures to play.

2 out of 10
By
Love the minis, hate the rules. An opportunity blown.

7 out of 10
By
A fast-moving and elegant rules set, with an excellent tongue-in-cheek theme; but I thought this was BoardgameGeek? ;)

5 out of 10
By
1 pre-logging play

8 out of 10
By
Unique black powder fantasy skirmish game based on the TV series "Sharpe". Nice metal miniatures with lots of character. Lots of scope for house rules.

4 out of 10
By
Think Warhammer meets Napoleon.

8 out of 10
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I have the original Flintloque, Deadloque, Grapeshotte, and now the new Flintloque Reloaded game modules, as well as most of the supplements, and I am always pleased with the materials and the figures. Flintloque starts with the fantasy version of Sharpe's Rifles, being played out by the orcs, vs the Ferach (French) elves. This mix of good Napoleonic uniforms on fantasy character figures is great for getting away from the old fantasy games. Deadloque introduced the undead, representing Napoleon's invasion of Russia. So, envision the weary, war-torn French uniforms on the elves in winter fighting the undead in Russian uniforms, officered by vampires. Great stuff. Grapeshotte brought out artillery and lots of additional scenarios to let you use the other races represented in the Flintloque universe. More recently, the new company, Alternative Armies, has released Flintloque Reloaded, a single source rules set which changes some of the old rules, adding a few and taking out the old rules on magic. Alternative Armies has 2 US distributors as well as their online sales on their website. Lots of the older figures and sets are still available on Ebay. Well, add the new 3rd Edition to the list. Working my way through and should have a game going shortly.

5 out of 10
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I've only played this once - not enough to form a proper view of the game

8 out of 10
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AFter looking for someone to play this with me for 9 years, I finally sat down with someone on Monday night. We played one game, my first, his 4 or 5 (as he was still a little uncertain of the rules. I'd read the rules many times before. We jumped in, and after 2 awkward turns learning the flow of the game, we played the final 5 turns rather quickly (at least it seemed that way. Verdict: Good game. Ther aren't many games that can live up to 9 years of anticipation...this one does, and does so with a bang.

4 out of 10
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I really enjoy this game's setting. I mean how many Napoleonique Black Powder Fantasy games do you own? It's basically a skirmish miniature tabletop wargame.
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