Battles of Westeros from Fantasy Flight Games is now available. Labeled “A BattleLore Game,” it’s design clearly drew a lot of inspiration from Richard Borg’s Commands & Colors system. However, it seems to me that FFG has added a fair amount of what the war gamers call chrome to this one. Not that it should be a problem. The addition of Commanders and Leadership Cards to take greater account of individual personalities seems to be a good fit for this combat game based on George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. Also, I think that the differentiation between Battles and Skirmishes will give players a lot of flexibility. What do you think, though, about the eight-sided dice?