Three New Warhammer Board Games From Games Workshop

February 4, 2021 by brennon

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Games Workshop has showcased three new board games which are going to be released throughout 2021 for both Warhammer Age Of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000. We start in the Mortal Realms with Warhammer Age Of Sigmar: Bladeborn.

Bladeborn - Age Of Sigmar

Bladeborn // Age Of Sigmar

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Bladeborn is a two-player game which uses two warbands from Warhammer Underworlds. In this quick brawler, Khagra’s Ravagers clash with the Godsworn Hunt as they seek to become favoured in the eyes of Archaon The Everchosen.

Bladeborn Contents - Age Of Sigmar

Bladeborn Contents // Age Of Sigmar

The game looks similar in style to the likes of Warhammer Underworlds but is a more focused experience. The idea, I would guess, it to play it a couple of times with your friends, switching sides as you do, to see who comes out on top. You could maybe even use the board, even with the hexes, as the backdrop to some clash in a different game too.

Space Marine Adventures: Doomsday Countdown

The next game shifts the focus away from the Mortal Realms and instead ventures into a grimdark world instead. The first game is a cooperative experience for one-to-three players where Space Marines must try and hold out against the dread forces of the Necrons.

Space marine Adventures Doomsday Countdown - Warhammer 40000

Space Marine Adventures: Doomsday Countdown // Warhammer 40,000

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You play as Space Marines trying to fight their way through a Hive City which has been overrun by Chaos Cultists. You have to try and stop them from activating a terrifying weapon which could doom the world.

Space marine Adventures Doomsday Countdown Contents - Warhammer 40000

Space Marine Adventures: Doomsday Countdown Contents // Warhammer 40,000

The game has been designed so its easier for younger gamers and comes with a set of push-fit miniatures so you can get gaming very quickly. Games take around half an hour to forty minutes to play meaning that you can get a couple of these into an evening. I could see this being a fun way to get kids playing in the world of Warhammer 40,000, especially if the price point is right.

Warhammer 40,000: Fireteam

The last game is a competitive arena shooter for two players which again features the Space Marines and the Necrons.

Fireteam - Warhammer 40000

Fireteam // Warhammer 40,000

Again, Fireteam has been designed as a quick and easy entry-level game for those wanting to play Warhammer 40,000 without buying a whole army. It's focused around a clash between the two factions during the Indomitus Crusade.

Fireteam Contents - Warhammer 40000

Fireteam Contents // Warhammer 40,000

Again, the game looks good and I could see it being a nice way for someone to play games within the world of Warhammer 40,000 without all of the army building and masses of painting. Maybe you could even use some of the rules they use in these smaller games to play some of the larger gaming experiences in the grimdark future?

It isn't explicitly said in their article whether or not these are going to be available ONLY through the likes of Barnes & Noble but I would be wary of getting your hopes up that we'll be able to find these readily in the UK and Europe. I guess we shall wait and see!

Are you going to be taking a closer look at these games?

"I could see this being a fun way to get kids playing in the world of Warhammer 40,000..."

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