Dungeons & Dragons: Onslaught Now Available To Order

January 19, 2023 by brennon

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WizKids has now opened up orders for their new Dungeons & Dragons miniatures games. Dungeons & Dragons: Onslaught pits teams of heroes (and villains) from the Forgotten Realms against each other and a host of enemies to fight for control of the board.

Dungeons & Dragons Onslaught - WizKids

Dungeons & Dragons: Onslaught // WizKids

In Onslaught, players will take up the role of a faction like the Harpers or the Zhentarim (the factions in the core box) and then delve into dungeons, battle their rival adventurers and best deadly monsters in order to secure treasure and glory. It's very much your classic Dungeons & Dragons adventure.

Dungeons & Dragons Onslaught Gameplay - WizKids

Dungeons & Dragons: Onslaught - Gameplay // WizKids

The game, therefore, is a mixture of party battling alongside making sure that the monsters meet their end. I do like the idea of mixing the two to ratchet up the tension in your games and provide you with lots of alternative objectives during gameplay.

Dungeons & Dragons Onslaught Contents - WizKids

Dungeons & Dragons: Onslaught - Contents // WizKids

The Core Set for the game comes with the twelve characters for the Harpers and the Zhentarim plus a horde of monsters for you to battle including a deadly Black Dragon. All of the miniatures come as the standard WizKids pre-paints so they should be easy enough to game with out of the box. You can touch them up later if you prefer.

You also get, as they call it, an immersive campaign that will take you deep into the ruins of an ancient keep to face that Black Dragon!

Expansion Sets

If you like the sound of Onslaught and want more, you can also get your hands on a set of expansion packs for the game. Two more factions are available to pre-order including the Red Wizards...

Red Wizards Faction Pack - WizKids 23

Red Wizards Faction Pack // WizKids

...and the Many-Arrows. The Red Wizards focus on spell damage and summoning allies to support them in their endeavours.

Many-Arrows Faction Pack - WizKids 23

Many-Arrows Faction Pack // WizKids

The Many-Arrows use their skills to slow down their enemies and keep them rooted in place whilst they sneak around and achieve their objectives. If you like the idea of messing with your opponent's plans then this might be the option for you.

As well as those Faction Packs, you can also pick up expansion sets for both the Harpers and Zhentarim that came with the Core Set.

Harpers Expansion Pack #1 - WizKids

Harpers Expansion Pack #1 // WizKids

Zhentarim Expansion Pack #1 - WizKids

Zhentarim Expansion Pack #1 // WizKids

The Harpers set comes with an Aarakocra Monk, a Fire Genasi Cleric, a Halfling Sorcerer and a Locathah Rogue. The Zhentarim set comes with a Hobgoblin Cleric, a Dwarf Barbarian, a Goliath Fighter and a Human Bard who will help you achieve your evil ends!

Last but not least, there is also the Sellswords Pack which comes with characters that can fight for any faction.

Sellswords Pack #1 - WizKids 23

Sellswords Pack #1 // WizKids

This set comes with a Tortle Fighter, Gnome Cleric, Human Monk and Dwarven Paladin. As well as being usable with any faction, there is the hope that more Sellswords will come out allowing you to make a faction of their very own. Get very mercenary!

All of the Dungeons & Dragons: Onslaught sets are a little on the pricey side which might be a bit prohibitive for some but you do get a lot of "stuff" in each of the sets. It does seem like a fun game from what we've seen in a few previews and the like though.

Obviously, people can make their own minds up (we're all adults, right?) as to whether they want to dive in and snap this up with everything going on with Wizards Of The Coast right now. It's a bit of a shame that they started up all this nonsense as Onslaught has been something a lot of folks have been looking forward to from scanning forums and such.

Could you be tempted by Dungeons & Dragons: Onslaught?

"The Core Set for the game comes with the twelve characters for the Harpers and the Zhentarim plus a horde of monsters for you to battle..."

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