May 14, 2016 by brennon
The new version of Warhammer Quest entitled Silver Tower is now available for you to pre-order from Games Workshop. This new version of the game finds itself based within the new realm of Age of Sigmar…
Above is what you get inside this rather jam packed version of the game. It’s got a whole bunch of plastic miniatures for both the heroes and villains that we’ll look at later but first here’s a bit of background on this new game.
“Some who tackle the Silver Tower seek a boon from the Gaunt Summoner, others wish to learn his true name, that they might destroy him.
All must face foul, writhing monsters, bizarre, labyrinthine corridors bristling with traps and strange, maddening riddles before they even gain the chance to stand before his fell sorcery.
The greatest champions, those who grow in strength over time as they solve the Silver Tower’s secrets, even they may fall at this hurdle – yet the riches, power and freedom they could gain drive them ever forward.
But for every tale that ends in glory, another falls short, bringing only madness and despair…”
Heroes & Villains
One of the big things about this game are the miniatures which have been almost entirely loved by those that have seen them. We’ve taken a look at the heroes before this week but we’ll show off the Knight Questor and Darkoath Chieftain below…
You can see the rest of the Heroes HERE. The real gems from this set however come in the form of the fantastic monsters that you’ll be facing including the Gaunt Summoner himself who might have a few tricks up his sleeve. I’m not sure I’d want to summon him!
This truly is a fantastic looking miniature which is only dominated by possibly my favourite piece from the set in the Ogroid Thamaturge.
This is a great looking beast with plenty of potential when it comes to painting.
If you’re interested in the other masses of miniatures that will be available then you only need to click the links above to find out more.
So now we’ve seen the pretty miniatures what about the game? Well, according to the video above and with some poking around online it looks like you’re trying to assemble the shards of the shattered amulet and force the Gaunt Summoner to face you.
The game is then influenced by a range of Destiny Dice which will decide how perilous your next step will be. You will then roll dice and assign them to particular actions for your character – allowing you to attack, heal, charge forth and explore.
One of the neat things about the game is that it goes back to the old classic design where exploration is done through cards which develop the dungeon as you go. It’s very old school and I like the idea of a dungeon changing slightly each time you play.
The game is looking unique with some interesting heroes that all do something that little bit different. One hopes that is the same for the Adventures you’ll be undertaking but it does look as if Games Workshop have pulled out all the stops.
There is even a Companion App that helps you track a lot of your progress through the campaign which is a neat addition.
Will you be braving the world of Warhammer Quest?
"...possibly my favourite piece from the set is the Ogroid Thamaturge."