Bellicose is a fantasy table-top war game. Let's break it down so you have a better idea of the game of Bellicose. Of course, if you already know what a table-top war game is, we will turn you loose to enjoy the site. Be sure to visit the Army Builder and Downloads sections as they can be great resources.
Bellicose is set in the fantasy genre, meaning elves, dwarves, and orcs are all part of the game. Other creatures also exist that are not quite so well known, but by and large, the game stays fairly close to the typical fantasy category. Expect magic and heroism to be a mainstay in Bellicose. Nothing is more prevalent than the uncommon and adventure always appears when least expected. The history and background of each of the races in Bellicose adds depth and color to the game. See the Races of Bellicose page for more details.
A table-top game is one that does not have a standard board with game mechanics, such as movement and player actions, dependent on the board. Instead, Bellicose has figurines or paper cut-outs to represent models that move around on any flat surface, typically a large table. Table-top games usually have a few more rules than card games or board games, but Bellicose tries very hard to keep the game simple while maintaining a high level of 'spice'.
Bellicose as a war game means it is military based. Models are typically called troops and organized into units/regiments. Things that could be done on a real battlefield, such as shooting, close combat, and fleeing, are represented by the game play. Models have statistics which describe their skill and use various methods to attack their enemies. Planning and strategy (read as deception) are both very important aspects of the game.