baghdadbob
Rating: 10
Awesome block game... very enjoyable and easy to learn. Very high replay value as well. Must have in your collecton.
Aldie
Rating: 10
One of the best. Great mechanics and fun.
anemaat
Rating: 10
Fun and very fast playing. Few blocks, lots of play options. A typical example of less is more. In short this game is a mini-revolution.

With the cards you'll have to make priorities. The outcome of cards played are often surprising. Blocks are personalized, which adds flavor to the game.

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BagdadBob
Rating: 10
Great Game, one of my favorites. Quick setup, basic rules and it only needs a couple of hours to play.
armadaman
Rating: 10
My favorite game. First edition.
Amitar
Rating: 9.5
My first introduction to block games. Great game, historical feel is awesome. Highly recommended.
Andrewey
Rating: 9.5
Brilliant 2 player game. Very well balanced. Scottish and English sides play very differently.
Arbuthnot
Rating: 9.5
Tense and balanced wargame.
Different strategy for English and Scots.
Still fun after 50+ plays. One of the few games I own with worn components.
AHdave
Rating: 9
Rating based on 4 plays of the 3rd edition Braveheart scenario so far.
Components [7/10] - Typical Columbia box, excellent artwork on the map, cards are ok but artwork could have been better by dropping the Columbia logo and adding flavor text, map works best with plexi. Wood blocks and stickers are good quality with nice artwork. Player aids would have been nic as would a battle board although a couple nice battle boards are available on BGG.
Cost [8/10] - Seems a little high.
History/Theme [17/20] - Some historical notes are included in the rulebook and the asymmetry of the way the two sides play adds the theme of the game. A more detailed history of the period would have been nice, even if just a couple pages.
Strategy [10/10] - Excellent strategy component to this game. Feels a little like Stratego and Chess, with a card activation component added to increase the tension and decision points.
Fun Factor [10/10] - Excellent, fun, tense game. Seems well balanced - last game came down to the last battle which went all 3 rounds..
Replayability [10/10] - Many different options to try and the card variability keeps it interesting.
Length [8/10] - Likely 2-3 hours which seems a little long but not horrible..
Intangibles [20/20] - Very fun and thought provoking game. A game where you do a lot of thinking about what your next move will be - and then often watch your plan go up in smoke when the opponent plays a truce card when you play one of your few movement cards. Rules are decent, a few FAQs but most have been ironed out in the 3rd edition.

Overall: [90/100] = 90.0%
4ndrz
Rating: 9
Hammer of the Scots is great. I'd like to play it more often.

Traded it away, and despite being happy with the trade, I still miss this game. :-(
asimpkins
Rating: 9
This was my first block war game and I really liked it. It's a great system that simulates fog of war and easily tracks damage.

Besides being a well-designed game, this is a good place to start because it's not as complex and lengthy as other games of the genre.

What I really liked is how different the two sides play and require very different strategies. The Brits generate lots of troops but have trouble moving them and maintaining them over the winter. The Scots have less -- except for a few power units -- and need to stay mobile and choose their battles carefully.
2ndPlace
Rating: 9
After one play I love this game. Great system with a resonable amount of play time. Nice game.
Amandil
Rating: 9
Only one completed game of this so far--I also played a couple incomplete games to learn the mechanics. Not as immersive as WotR, and it may get old faster. But so far I am delighted with it and look forward to many more plays.
Andrewey
Rating: 9
Brilliant 2 player game. Very well balanced. Scottish and English sides play very differently.
AZrugger
Rating: 9
By principle, I can't give this a 10 because the map isn't mounted.

That said, this may be one of the coolest games I've played. It's deep. It reminds me of chess. The components (aside from the mapboard) are topnotch. The rules are easy to figure out in just a few minutes.

I want to play this game until I hate it. I want to play it 12 hours a day.
aschvey
Rating: 9
Excellent game, halfway between a Euro and a wargame. A bit like Stratego with moving pieces, dice, a storyline, and...well...it's a lot more fun than Stratego.
Amitar
Rating: 9
My first introduction to block games. I like the theme and how it works in the game.
adamanthys
Rating: 9
War game and yet, neither fiddly nor boring ;-)
Arteusz
Rating: 9
A great CDG/block game mix, with specific goals for both sides that offer wonderfully horrible strategic choices. I've played many times and wants more.
Hammer of the Scots (Columbia Games)
Amitar
Rating: 9
My first introduction to block games.
AtomKano
Rating: 9
What an outstanding game! Don't worry about complaints on component quality; the author obviously spent the resources on gametesting instead. The replay value is brilliant.
arnold3k
Rating: 9
Based on first play. I like the game. Can't wait to play again. Made a few mistakes first turn but the "Wintering" part brings the Scots back up on their feet again.
asiegel
Rating: 9
Fantastic game. Wish I had more opportunities to play this one.
anton
Rating: 9
Great game, never plays the same way twice.
Alessandro Raimondo
Rating: 8.5
Simple and solid block-wargame with cards, but not card driven "à la GMT", and with a good medieval atmosphere.
Wallace is a very powerful A3 unit and could convert a lot of enemy nobles before the english player could stop him.
The core mechanic (cards, ABC blocks, area activation, retreat, regroup, supply values etc) has been used for a lot of sequent games (Crusader Rex, Liberty, Julius Caesar, Richard III, GMT's Hellenes...)
AndersonCouncil
Rating: 8.5
I love this game. The game is very well balanced (even if it doesn't seem like it at first) and plays brilliantly into the theme.

The Scots were outnumbered against the might of the English army (and being Scottish I'm loathe to admit that!) and so the game seems in favour of the English player who starts each round with more blocks than the Scottish player. In this, the English player can "hammer the Scots" player seemingly quite easily. But the secret to the Scots players victory is carefully outmanoeuvring his opponent, choosing his or her battles carefully and taking advantage of the border limits.

A brilliantly designed game and the fog of war aspect just adds to the tension.
Awfki
Rating: 8.5
Stellar game. Works PBEM but there are a lot of files going back and forth. My first tabletop game took 5 hours. Hopefully it gets faster. :-)
alkaiser
Rating: 8.5
Great block game and one where the blocks really make the game. This would be an entirely different game if the pieces were counters that both players could see. The hidden piece element layers a cat-n-mouse mechanism over the game which raises it up a notch. Solid game that works well as a conflict oriented euro or a wargame. Fairly easy to teach and play and doesn't have a lot of rules. Use the latest version of the rules - 3.0
Arctic Jill
Rating: 8.25
I like this game surprisingly even though it can take hours to play. I like the mix of the cards and dice controlling the fate of the game along side your own decisions.
aquilonien
Rating: 8.2
Gift from Secret Santa 2011! Yeah!

Great game (after one play)!
Armadi
Rating: 8
The block game to start with.
agripa
Rating: 8
My first block game.

Activations by cards and the usual combat system (a-b-c-d) with a innovative management of Scottish factions makes this title one of the best of Columbia.
baditude
Rating: 8
Almost no game I can think of has the same ebb and flow that Hammer of the Scots has. There always seems to be moments in the game where one player is poised to completely obliterate the opposition -- only to find the tables turned within moments.

The great thing is that this game accomplishes this in a way that avoids feeling artificial or scripted.

Euro gamers shouldn't be afraid to give this block wargame a look.
akaisamurai001
Rating: 8
Faster to setup than Julius Caesar of the same series of games and either side does come out thematically true with the problems of suppressing a revolt and trying to run one against a superior force. The nobles turning sides too is very much in theme. Long term planning is rewarded too with its area control of areas that can winter bigger armies.

Downside is that luck can play a factor in a major battle with the dice.
baub64
Rating: 8
I've played this once, and really liked it. I really like the assymetrical game play, and look forward to the replayability based on the luck factor created by the card play. My rating will probably go up upon further play.
bbhalla
Rating: 8
Initial Impression: Solid entry using Columbia Games' "ABC" system. Enough tweaks that make this a very thematic game about the struggle it portrays. Cardplay is similar to other games using the system. Both sides play asymmetrically. My worry is that the game feels a bit too scripted and most battles will take place in the same few areas throughout the game.
Audacon
Rating: 8
This little game is well deserving of its reputation as a top notch game. The components overall are okay (the blocks are nice, the unmounted board is less so). Where the game excels is in design. A wonderfully assymetric feel leads the Scots player to employ different strategies from the British. The taciturn nobles switching sides is very well executed. Game balance is surprisingly tight. The net result is an outstanding block game.
autumnweave
Rating: 8
First play, mananged to win a battle killing Wallace, and 4 of his nobles, leaving my opponent with one noble. Fun, but not a lot of units unlike say EastFront. I really like block games, and enjoyed this one. With the nobles switching sides, it plays very different than other block games.
abeheron
Rating: 8
FREEEEDOOOOMMM! My 2nd favorite block game at the moment (after Sekigahara), and one that is fairly great gateway (much more than its much tauted brother Richard III), albeit a bit long for the first few plays.
b5mith
Rating: 8
Almost perfect light wargame. This is about as complex as I am prepared to go with a block game.
alex352
Rating: 8
Well designed and satisfying.
alexgrant
Rating: 8
Nicely asymmetric. I think I have enough light Columbia games. Having played Julius Caesar, Richard III, Athens vs Sparta, and Crusader Rex (2e), this felt a little samey. Though I do realise I have it backwards, I just happened to come to this one last.
alfman
Rating: 8
Great theme . It´s not the best game from Columbia games, but You can be William Wallace and these is too much.
4ndrz
Rating: 8
Hammer of the Scots is great. I'd like to play it more often.

Traded it away, and despite being happy with the trade, I still miss this game. :-(
altivolus
Rating: 8
After my first playing, I couldn't get it out of my head! I kept thinking about it, and thinking about it. After several more playings, it is now one of my favorites and I am constantly suggesting it. A lot of fun strategic and tactical desicions. Tense and exciting game play.
altohorn
Rating: 8
Interesting subject with good components. Card driven (to a point). Not my favorite game ever but pretty good.
alzhiel
Rating: 8
Reglamento en castellano.

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amacleod
Rating: 8
A very good light-wargame with an excellent amount of uncertainty in each game: nothing is ever guaranteed! There are a few aspects which might generate in-game results which are historically questionable; but to have the degree of simulation any more complex would probably mean a sacrifice of the delicious uncertainty, which is what really makes this such a great game.


And it's true: this really would be the perfect gateway game to get a eurogamer into wargaming!

My only complaint concerns the game's historical notes. They emphasize the glorious struggle of the oppressed Scots for freedom, when it was really in so many ways a civil war between different factions of Scottish nobles; so much so that rather than calling it the War of Scottish Independence, one could quite legitimately call it the War of the Scottish Succession! Then, there's the "Braveheart" scenario, about William Wallace's campaign. In actual fact, the Braveheart was Robert the Bruce, whose heart was posthumously taken by his companions with them on a Crusade.
aschvey
Rating: 8
Excellent game, halfway between a Euro and a wargame. A bit like Stratego with moving pieces, dice, a storyline, and...well...it's a lot more fun than Stratego.
andrewhodkinson
Rating: 8
Block
astroglide
Rating: 8
Perfect amount of unit chrome. Spartan production, but worth the price. Be sure to get some card sleeves, though. Crusdader Rex has been known to strike me as a better game right after I play it, but I always want to play Hammer more in general. The theme alone could be keeping the torch lit for me, but the game is great too. I'm always wanting the opponent and the time for this one, but thinking about it is unusually pleasant too.
anibal
Rating: 8
Really great one.
This is one of my favorites games
Andy Pain
Rating: 8
I love this game but Scots always seem to win and consequently I can't get my regular opponents to play it much
Ardneh42
Rating: 8
This is the first block game that I played, and it was a good start. The game is fun and provided a great starting point to get into the block game genre.
agripa
Rating: 8
My first block game.

Activations by cards and the usual combat system (a-b-c-d) with a innovative management of Scottish factions makes this title one of the best of Columbia.

Playing time: around 2 to 3 hours
airjudden
Rating: 8
Really enjoyed the game. Played one time and had a blast. Not too difficult, but still very challenging. I would like to see more plays. It seems to me that the British player has a hard time holding on to the Northern nobles. If the Scottish player can sweep through the North, that will give him the count needed to win. If he can then hold on to the bottleneck (use Wallace and his infantry to take it) by piling your armies there and then dispersing them with the last card (to avoid wintering problems), then the British cannot break through. I would like to see it played more to test the theory out.
Arkobla Conn
Rating: 8
One of our favorite block games... Scots seem to win often
arnest_r
Rating: 8
Very intricate mechanisms and yet smooth game-play. I understood nothing of my first game, a bit more in my second.
AngusBull
Rating: 7.98
Rating after 3 plays. I'm impressed how well this game works and the winter round is quite unique. The card play and tile draws will help keep the game fresh overtime, but I wish they'd included a draw string bag. The "shuffle face down on the table" for the tiles really takes it's toll on the stickers. : (
Alexdruchii
Rating: 7.7
Un gran juego táctico y un ligero "toque" estratégico que sin duda pondrá a prueba vuestras mejores habilidades. Componentes de calidad muy similar al juego de la misma editorial "Julius Caesar", con el que comparte prácticamente la misma estructura en cuanto a la secuencia de juego, pero con suficientes novedades y detalles que harán de este juego un juego totalmente diferente, y todo un reto para los amantes de la táctica. Todas mis impresiones sobre el juego las tenéis en la vídeo reseña que he hecho sobre él:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THVc1HdzBko&list=UUYaKKuYunPOvesFa7LjGdIA

Saludos!!!.
aquir
Rating: 7.5
The scottish archers seems to be "overbalanced".
angeral
Rating: 7.5
Recommend!
alexisW
Rating: 7.5
A very interesting wargame that mimics the flow and swing of the era's battles and political uncertainties.

The play of cards, the wintering, the coronations, the change in allegiance of nobles add to the flavour on a simple system that runs nothing more than the usual D6 to hits.

The dice raise the level of 'uncontrolled uncertainty' that is typical to lots of Wargames. Nevertheless the dice system makes this game flow faster and do not bog down on chart flipping.

A wargame that is above all averages.
Bardo
Rating: 7.2
Handmade
aPilgrim
Rating: 7.1
Well designed game in a small package. A little long but not necessarily so...
aPilgrim
Rating: 7.1
Well designed game in a small package. A little long but not necessarily so...
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bdst
Rating: 7
One of the better block wargames and I particularly like the fact that all the Scottish nobles can switch from the Scottish side to the English side (as apparently happened historically).

The two downsides of the game are that after repeated playing various broad stroke strategies tend to dominate (based around the appearance or otherwise of Ed I) and that the outcome of the game is often determined in a massive dice-fest battle in closing stages of the game (I have found a number of block-games have this problem).
Barrow-Wight
Rating: 7
I love the blocks and the black/red lines that control movement. The nobles switching sides is also an awesome feature. Great game!
100pcBlade
Rating: 7
Very thematic in an abstract sort of way!
A eurogame in wargame clothing
5th Beatles
Rating: 7
reviewed on my blog.
aro246
Rating: 7
A really good block game by Columbia Games. No doubt about it.

But after having tested both Richard III and Julius Ceasar, I've come to the conclusion that Hammer is kinda outdated.

I say this because it is very easy for a match to end up with both English and Scottish armies piling up at the middle of the map. And that tends to happen quite often (at least on my many solo plays).

You don't see that kind of physical bottleneck driving the matches of RIII and JC, which have more "open" maps.

Hammer of the Scots is a solid design, but I feel that its publishing company has improved the gaming experience in subsequent games.

Plus, I have an issue with the possibility of combatants to leave battle at the first round. In subsequent games, it can't be done and, IMO, it makes for more interesting engagements.

In summary, Hammer will be in my collection for the time being for its "classic feel", but the other block games will hit the table more often.
alaemortis
Rating: 7
Cool wargame, lots of Braveheart flavour, but sometimes a dice festival. Very replayable
aro246
Rating: 7
A really good block game by Columbia Games. No doubt about it.

But after having tested both Richard III and Julius Ceasar, I've come to the conclusion that Hammer is kinda outdated.

I say this because it is very easy for a match to end up with both English and Scottish armies piling up at the middle of the map. And that tends to happen quite often.

You don't see that kind of physical bottleneck driving the matches of RIII and JC, which have more "open" maps.

Hammer of the Scots is a solid design, but I feel that its publishing company has improved the gaming experience in subsequent games.

Plus, I have an issue with the possibility of combatants to leave battle at the first round. In subsequent games, it can't be done and, IMO, it makes for more interesting engagements.

In summary, Hammer will be in my collection for the time being for its "classic feel", but the other block games will hit the table more often.
Alleyooper
Rating: 7
a lot to like, easy to pick up, with great theme, but quite limited
Anaesthetic
Rating: 7
Great game, but takes a lot of time.
Andy Mesa
Rating: 7
A bit random, and I can see how in time, not terribly replayable, but still fun and thematic and a good introduction to block wargames.
Anyone for cricket
Rating: 7
This is the first wargame I played and I was mightily impressed. We only managed to get through about 5 years in 3 hours (including rules reading), but it was quickly apparent how much there is to consider. The battles are fun and it left me itching to deploy a long(er)-term strategy.
aro246
Rating: 7
A really good block game by Columbia Games. No doubt about it.

But after having tested both Richard III and Julius Ceasar, I've come to the conclusion that Hammer is kinda outdated.

I say this because it is very easy for a match to end up with both English and Scottish armies piling up at the middle of the map. And that tends to happen quite often.
You don't see that kind of physical bottleneck driving the matches of RIII and JC, which have more "open" maps.

Hammer od the Scots is a solid design, but I feel that the designer company has improved the gaming experience in subsequent games.
Arctic Jack
Rating: 7
Great game one of my favourites! Really gives you a feel for what was going on at the time. I haven't played many war games but this is the best of my limited experience.
adalbert
Rating: 7
HotS is a block wargames classic.
A little bit of strategy, a little bit of tactics + lots of fun with a fair ammount of luck involving dicerolling. Play time just about right.
One issue that I have is that it seems to get a bit repetitive after a few plays.
aaxiom
Rating: 7
Six words: Nobles that can always switch sides. :)
Asmoridin
Rating: 7
My first foray into Block Gaming. Wasn't too bad. We played the first scenario, I believe. Or at least we tried to. Turn 1, my opponent had King Edward, he moved him adjacent to me by some boat event card while i attacked elsewhere. Turn 2, he attacked me with everything. I never had a chance to even win the scenario.

Regardless, I don't think the game itself is the problem, just luck of the draw. The mechanics are nice, and makes keeping track of the strengths and abilities of your units easy. Altogether not too bad, but I'll need more experience with this game to rate it any higher.
Asur
Rating: 7
+ Fascinating theme and mechanics. Demands bagpipe soundtrack.
- Very ugly.
Auzette
Rating: 7
Brilliant, AND almost impossible to find opponents. The paper map, though, is a joke.
avmartin
Rating: 7
http://www.sonic.net/~avmartin/games_played.htm#3685
AvramL
Rating: 7
Was initially won over by this game. Unique subject, solid Columbia block system, nicely produced etc.

However, as I've played it more, its strategic shallowness has become apparent. Play can often become mired in an attritional back and forth, making the game feel like WWI in circa 1300 AD Scotland. Crusader Rex, with balance issues sorted, is a more interesting game.

None the less, a good, fun introductory wargame.
aweber
Rating: 7
Another block game that is better out of the box than Victory. I still prefer Victory with customization though.
Bearikins
Rating: 7
Just don't be the Scots
balijan2
Rating: 7
A skótok harca az angolok ellen, a "Rettenthetetlen" korából. A tábla eltér a szokott társasjáték tábláktól: kb. mintha egy atlaszból lenne kimásolva a domborzati térkép:) Plusz még néhány címer és határvonal van rajta. A kövek szépek, igényesek. A doboz egyedi, sajnos kicsit jobban kopik, mint a játékok többségénél megszokott fajtájú papír, de a külső borítás ezt orvosolja. Ami meglepett, hogy 2. kiadás létére is elég nagy bakit követtek el a táblán, az egyik címer lemaradt, és egy kártyán mellékelve van a dobozban, mondván ragasszuk a táblára:)

Ez az első klasszikus értelemben vett háborús játék, amivel játszottam, bár azok közül még az egyszerűbbek közé sorolják. Nekem azért ajánlották, hogy ne ugorjak egyből olyan mély vízbe, mint az Europe Engulfed, ami szintén blokkos háborús játék, hanem melegítsek be ezzel, mert ez ebben a műfajban bevezető játéknak számít. Állítólag. Ehhez képest a szerzők itt is megpróbálták egészen élethűen lemodellezni az adott kort (az Engulfedben ez állítólag sokkal aprólékosabban jelentkezik), a kövek jó részének külön története van, és ebből fakadóan speciális szabályok kötődnek hozzájuk. A sok apró szabály ellenére is elég egyszerű a játékmenet.

Stratégiai játékokhoz viszonyítva már egy ilyen alap háborús játéknál is nagyon kifinomult a csaták lefolyása, annak ellenére, hogy kockával döntjük el őket. És meglepően sok infó fér el egy-egy kis kövön.

A véleményem: a játék nagyon szerethető, mert a kor maga is érdekes, ha valaki csak a Rettenthetetlen c. filmet látta, már akkor is nagyon sok név visszaköszön számára. Szépek a kövek, nagyon kevés kellék van, áttekinthető a játék. A gondunk csak az volt, hogy valamit rosszul játszhattunk, mert a skótok elképesztően nagy hátrányban voltak végig. Ezért újra ki kell majd próbálnunk. De a felemás próbálkozás ellenére is megér a játék 8 pontot.
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Újabb menet után: Nagyon jó játék! Továbbra is esélyesebbnek gondolom az angolokat, de volt a skótoknak is esélye. Néhány kör alatt letisztult a tábla, északon csak a skótok, délen csak az angolok maradtak. Kicsin múlt, az 5. kör tájékáig a skótok folyamatosan erősödtek, de néhány rossz döntés és némi balszerencse megfordította a tendenciát...
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Végre nyertek a skótok:) A mai után az a konklúzió, hogy inkább az angolok az esélytelenebbek. Ki érti ezt...
adalbert
Rating: 6.9
HotS is a block wargames classic.
A little bit of strategy, a little bit of tactics + lots of fun with a fair ammount of luck involving dicerolling. Play time just about right.
One issue that I have is that it seems to get a bit repetitive after a few plays.
asevenson
Rating: 6.5
Fun block game. Purchased this after trying Crusader Rex. Have only played a few times so don't know all the ins and outs yet - will have to try online.
Alejandro Farnesio
Rating: 6.5
Divertido, como todos los de bloques con esa niebla de guerra. Con esa sutileza táctica de los dados, donde las batallas son más importantes que las estrategias y donde la superioridad táctica y de opción es muy importante. Este tipo de sistema es muy bueno para usar en épocas preindustriales, en las que las guerras se decidían por batallas concretas y no existían frentes más o menos estables, si no bandas de hombres armados.
Ideal para introducir en el mundo de los wargames a no iniciados.
BartowWing
Rating: 6
Fun and really enjoy the asymmetric strategies for the English vs. Scottish sides.
aaronseeber
Rating: 6
A good quick wargame, but wargames are not really my thing...
acetate3
Rating: 6
A great Christmas present from 2004. UPDATE: Finally sat down to my first try at HotS. The first game was not finished, but I can already tell that I'm going to love this one! The 'fog of war' thing is like Stratego on steroids, the wintering rules change it up enough to keep it interesting... what a game! It's the next step up from Memoir and Battle Cry in my mind. I played my first full game a while later and was completely destroyed. I loved it! UPDATE: It's funny, I never play this one anymore. I don't really play any of my war-oriented games lately. UPDATE: traded for the 40k 4th ed rulebook.
afcgamer3
Rating: 6
From Reviews: Looks like it could be interesting. I'm not too big on the theme
alcazar
Rating: 6
Played a couple of times but never really got into it - Victory and Eurofront are the blockgames more to my taste.
Ashiefan
Rating: 6
Not a big fan of block games. Even less of a fan of this title.
100pcBlade
Rating: 6
Very thematic in an abstract sort of way!
A eurogame in wargame clothing
Andy Parsons
Rating: 5
First, the good points. Quite a lot of thematic flavour is packed into a pretty simple package. The asymmetrical warfare is nicely represented, with the English juggernaut constantly seeking to engage the enemy and able to absorb casualties, while the Scots use guerrilla tactics and must pick their fights very carefully.

The action point cards throw up some interesting decisions, though a bad hand can see you at best treading water for a turn. I like the fog of war provided by the blocks. It is not as opaque as I'd feared. The heraldic labels for the blocks are nice, though some were a devil to get off their backing.

Having paid all those compliments, I have to say that I just don't enjoy the game very much. As others have commented, it often seems to boil down to the Scots building up in the Highlands, while the English subjugate the south. The major battles are fought in Lennox, Mentieth and up the east coast. Hence, I feel that strategically HotS holds very little interest.

The rules describe some quite novel concepts and could have been clearer, with more examples. The omission of a shield from the second edition map was not clever.
aristarco
Rating: 4
It just doesn't excite my imagination... I find little or no strategy.
BadLT
Rating: 3.5
The card reshuffle after every turn kills it for me. That and the fact that I am horrible at this game. But the card reshuffle is a joke. You already have the randomness of dice, why add more? I challenge anyone to have fun when you draw a bunch of 1's two or three turns in a row, esp. as the English. I have other problems with it, but no point in going on - I'm permanently done with it. Shame, too, b/c I really wanted to like this one.
azakaria
Rating: -
Wt 3.0
2 pl
150 min
Rec as good game with gf
adam.skinner
Rating: -
Purchase to represent "Mechanic: Area Impulse"
Aristoteles
Rating: -
Leider unvollständig geliefert: Es fehlt eine Aktionskarte!
Archvile
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alisonarantes
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Awful components. Paper and wood blocks.
Archbold
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This game looks interesting - wonder if I'll ever get to play it?
ABCafe
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E-2
Apple Paul
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New in box. Second Edition.
AnneGroup
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Haven't played yet.

Two player only.
AnnC
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12+, 2 player, 150 mins.
aquabob79
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BGG User
angelgabriel
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free shipping from hammerofthescots.com
Ariokh
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SD.
alsandor
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2nd ed.
alexsr
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First Edition
alfredo lorente
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Location: Basement (FR)
Albireo
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Bought mail order from Games Lore, June 2014.
AliPogo
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Medieval
Akhnaten
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unplayed
Aden
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Haven't tried this one yet...
1point21gigawatts
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Acquired in DFW Nerd Night Math Trade 2015 for Fresco.
bagio99
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Gave as a gift to one of my brothers who was moving to Scotland. A few months later, for my birthday, I found out there was a second edition and ordered it on www.columbiagames.com
aam01
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+ Simple
+ Interesting era
+ Asymmetric factions
- Only three scenarios :(
artybaby
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Elegant in its simplicity. Can't wait to play this one again!