Warhammer Quest: Cursed City Announced As New Boxed Game

January 23, 2021 by brennon

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The new boxed game from Games Workshop wasn't The Old World or Battlefleet Gothic or even Mordheim. Instead, they treated us to another adventure into the Mortal Realms of Warhammer: Age Of Sigmar with Warhammer Quest: Cursed City.

Warhammer Quest: Cursed City Trailer // Games Workshop

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Following in the footsteps of Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress, Cursed City is going to be introducing us to a Fantasy-based adventure on the tabletop. You will play as a band of adventurers who have pledged to enter the city of Ulfenkarn with the hope of bringing low its foul leader. Here's more of the background lore...

"Located in the heart of Shyish, Ulfenkarn can trace its history back to the Age of Myth. A mighty citadel was constructed by three noble dynasties of Azyrite descent and for many generations the living and the spirits of the land lived together peacefully.

The city bred a tough people whose strength would be sorely tested during the Age of Chaos. As the Dark Gods poured their hateful legions into reality, the city found itself isolated and was laid waste by Slaughn the Ravenor. The only chance to survive was to agree a pact with a potential saviour, a pact that the city would regret forever."

It all sounds very much like the kind of power that the Von Carstein family were able to wield over Sylvania in The World That Was. It certainly seems as if the heroes you'll be playing as are anticipating some bloodsucking foes if this character is anything to go by.

Jelsen Darrock - Warhammer Quest

Jelsen Darrock // Warhammer Quest

Known as a "one-man death squad", Darrock is a nice twist on the classic Witch Hunter that we know and love from Warhammer Fantasy Battles. He comes armed with a powerful rifle which has an underslung stake launcher, a hammer for getting up close and personal and a seriously big sword too.

Fun fact; his stakes are carved from wood taken from the trees of Ashqy. That way, when he fires them into his enemies they burst into flames and consume their bodies. That all sounds very over-the-top and very Age Of Sigmar.

Arranged against Darrock and company there will be all manner of terrifying beasts that have been warped and twisted within the walls of the Cursed City. One such individual is Gorslav The Gravekeeper.

Gorvsal The Gravekeeper - Warhammer Quest

Gorslav The Gravekeeper // Warhammer Quest

This fellow is giving me serious Bloodborne vibes and I reckon that might be something which finds its way into all elements of Cursed City. This fellow tends to the crypts of the city and summons forth the undead so that they might serve their master. I really like the design of the miniature as a whole with that big spade-axe and the hooks which are used for prising open coffins.

Earlier in the year, I promised myself that I wouldn't delve into any more Warhammer games because they just took too much time and effort to build up with very little result (for me at least). Cursed City might be a game that I do indulge in though. I love the concept and I like that it's entirely self-contained. I could bring this out with my board gaming friends and we could have a lot of fun with it.

There is a little bit of time to go before we see Cursed City on the tabletop but I am intrigued. We got a peek at more characters and creatures in the trailer (see above) but make sure to watch this space for more information as it becomes available.

Are you tempted by Warhammer Quest: Cursed City?

"I love the concept and I like that it's entirely self-contained..."

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