Horrible Histories Battle Arena & Series 2 collectibles Review
After our first existing review of Horrible Histories series 1 collectibles, we were lucky enough to be asked to review the Series 2 collectables and the very sought after Horrible Histories battle Arena.
My son is a huge fan of the Horrible Histories play sets by Worlds apart, and was very exited to have some new armies to join his exciting troops .
After my triumph when I battled Jake with the series 1 figures, I thought it was only fair to let dad have a turn.
I somehow got the task of building and setting up the battle Arena.After applying the stickers to the pieces I found it extremely simple to build the Arena and it was all set up for Jake to knock down again in under 10 minutes.
The Battle Arena is filled with explosions, gruesome and gory maneuvers and some seriously sneaky battle tactics.The arena comes in 2 sections, each with pillars that explode if hit by flying pig ammo – flying pigs are the ammunition of choice in the battle.
You can bring the most terrible tactics into play. An Egyptian army can drag dead characters back to their embalming tomb and bring them back from the dead! The Roman army can hold characters in jail and turn them into mighty gladiators, found nowhere except in the battle arena!
Players must place troops and aim pigs wisely. The exploding pillars hold a platform for your leader to oversee his troops, If the leader falls 3 times they lose the game.
When battle was due to start both boys ( 1 slightly over sized ) gave grave battle stares to each other and choose their troops carefully.
Jake chose the Roman starter set and also the new series 2 battle pack with Legatus the Roman General.
Dad had the Egyptian starter and the new series 2 battle pack with the jackal-headed Egyptian God Anubis, a special hero Mummy and awesome Gladiator.
Both looked determined and had there troops and pigs ready for battle, this was a battle not to be missed.
Let the Horrible Histories battle commence
With my cup of tea in hand I took my seat ready to watch the battle commence, Jake had the advantage after having played this game before, but this was a first time for both to play with the Battle Arena.
The battle began fiercely with no one wanting to lose their men, Pigs were flying all over the living room, one came flying at me and I was only watching!
Dad with his egyptian army loved the fact he could drag his dead characters back to their embalming tomb and bring them back from the dead!
Jake with his Roman army could hold characters in jail and turn them into mighty gladiators, you could tell this made him feel like a leader in our very own battle between boy V Man.
After a good hour of battling and practically destroying the Battle Arena they could only be one winner, it was a very close call and no one wanted there troops to lose.
The winner on this afternoon was …..drum roll please….. The Egyptian army, I am sure from this picture you can see just how happy Dad was about it too.
The Battle Arena added so much more to this already exciting collection from Worlds Apart, This would be great for any fan as a Christmas gift and I can imagine it will be on lots of boys Christmas lists this year.
The great thing about the whole of the Horrible Histories range is you can play against friends, add to your collection with Birthday and Christmas gifts and save up with pocket-money, they will be plenty of boys cleaning cars this summer to buy battle packs and starter sets.
The collectible series figures are a great pocket-money treat at only £1.99 each.
Without a doubt this is the most exciting collectible game play range in the shops; boys will enjoy collecting the various exciting sets, building their armies ready for epic battles and hours of Horrible Histories strategic game play!
The Horrible Histories Battle Arena retails at £39.99
The Egyptian and Roman Starter Sets are priced at £14.99
The Egyptian and Roman Battle Packs – Series 1 & 2 are priced at £ 9.99 each
The Horrible Heroes Specials Series 1 & 2 are available at £6.99 each
The Hero Collectables Series 1& 2 are a bargain and great pocket-money priced at £1.99 each
All are suitable for ages 6+