March 23, 2017 by brennon
The new game from Games Workshop, set in the Age of Sigmar, has now been unveiled in full. Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire takes a little from deck builders and a little from miniatures gaming with their new competitive, organised play experience.
You can learn more about the game from BoW Dawn and Gianna’s first impressions over on our Facebook Page where they set up a live discussion about the game. Designed to play in around forty-five minutes and with a handful of pre-coloured (easy to assemble) miniatures, this sounds like it could be a blast.
The game is based in the city of Shadespire within the Mortal Realms…
“The game is set in the Shadespire – an ancient and damned city, cursed by the Lord of Undeath to eternally sit in limbo between the realms of Light and Shadow – a haunted metropolis of mirrors, unquiet spirits and ever-shifting chambers.”
…and you’ll be battling it out, at least to begin with, using the Khorne Bloodbound and the Stormcast Eternals with some fancy new sculpts. These are some early shots here below and I hope the final product will be a little crisper.
What is really exciting me (apart from the Female Stormcast Eternal of course!) is the fact that there is this deckbuilding aspect to the game where you prepare a set of skills and abilities which you then take to the tabletop to do battle. Each deck will be somewhat unique to the factions involved and should provide you with different play experiences.
Interestingly, this seems like it will unlock more of the ‘new’ factions for Age of Sigmar even before their main army releases and should pave the way for some interesting models!
According to what we heard from Dawn at the event, the characters will be transferable into Age of Sigmar proper but not the other way around so that means a lot of new sculpts on the way we reckon.
This sounds rather awesome to us!
"Each deck will be somewhat unique to the factions involved and should provide you with different play experiences..."