A Crimson Court & New Starter Game For Warhammer Underworlds

April 6, 2021 by brennon

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More bloodsuckers are going up for pre-order this week from Games Workshop in the wake of Warhammer Quest: Cursed City. Warhammer Underworlds will be getting a new gang of Vampires led by Prince Duvalle for this board game skirmishers and deck-builder.

The Crimson Court - Warhammer Underworlds

The Crimson Court // Warhammer Underworlds

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This set of miniatures are possibly some of the best looking Death models that Games Workshop have put out in a good while. They work as a call back to the Vampire Counts of old and you could easily see each of them being matched to the members of the Von Carstein family. It's neat that each of them has a definitive character to them thanks to their choice of weapons and pose, giving you an idea of how they play on the tabletop.

On that point, the folks at Games Workshop did put together a tactics article if you're interested in playing them in your games of Warhammer Underworlds. These aristocratic fiends are going to be making their way into all manner of Death armies in the future for Age Of Sigmar too I would imagine. You could easily see them working well alongside the miniatures from the Soulblight Gravelords collection and Cursed City.

New Warhammer Underworlds Starter Set

If you're new to Warhammer Underworlds then you might be interested in their new Two-Player Starter Set.

Two Player Starter Set - Warhammer Underworlds

Two-Player Starter Set // Warhammer Underworlds

Warhammer Underworlds is an interesting game in that it mixes deck-building and card game elements with tactical miniatures combat. Games are usually very quick to play and there is plenty of scope for you to expand out beyond starter decks. It's not like you're lacking for cards at this point!

The new set is designed so that you get everything you need to play. Two starter decks are provided for the Storm Of Celestus who fight for the Stormcast Eternals...

Storm Of Celestus - Warhammer Underworlds

Storm Of Celestus // Warhammer Underworlds

...and Drepur's Wraithcreepers who are ghostly servants of Nagash. This provides you with two very distinct looking warbands that have very different playstyles.

Drepurs Wraithcreepers - Warhammer Underworlds

Drepur's Wraithcreepers // Warhammer Underworlds

Both warbands are entirely useable beyond this core set and you could find them being of great use against others in Warhammer Underworlds. There is a pack of additional cards that you'll be able to buy which offers up some "next step" alternatives that can be used to customise the deck to your liking.

Warhammer Underworlds feels like a good staging point for diving into The Mortal Realms and Age Of Sigmar in general. For starters, it's relatively inexpensive. A Warband doesn't set you back too much and it gives you a great preview of their faction with miniatures packed with character.

In addition to that, because the games play so quickly and there are plenty of ways to tweak your deck of cards, you've always got something to be planning away on in the background. Without a need for masses of terrain and huge tomes which change every other year, it does feel like a good fit for first-timers and those who can't stand the sometimes relentless grind of Games Workshop's release engine.

Let me know if you've considered diving in to check out Warhammer Underworlds...

"Warhammer Underworlds feels like a good staging point for diving into The Mortal Realms and Age Of Sigmar in general..."

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