New Warhammer Quest & Duardin Hero!

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Warhammer Quest is getting another game and a Duardin hero has been spotted – check it out!

Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower was a great game from last year. It had a great mix of mechanics, RPG and miniatures. Well Games Workshop is following that up with this year’s Warhammer Quest: Shadows Over Hammerhal – a stand alone game with a whole new set of heroes and villains. Check out the announcement:

via Warhammer Community

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Warhammer Quest Shadows over Hammerhal will be an entirely self contained game with a whole new cast of heroes and villains.

We’re very excited about this for all sorts of reasons. The game will obviously see new quests and challenges for gamers, but perhaps just as excitingly, this set will have an even more involved narrative, and will explore the dark labyrinths beneath one of Sigmar’s new Free Cities: Hammerhal, the twin-tailed city – a metropolis that is built around a Realmgate and sprawls across two realms!

This new set is a little ways off yet, but we were super excited, and we just wanted to share it with you.

This by itself is already great news. It looks like we’ve got some Nurgle Blightkings and Kairic Acolytes squaring off against some new heroes…but did you see it yet? Maybe this will help:

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That isn’t a Fyreslayer

Edit: It’s a Cogsmith!

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We’ve been hearing rumors for months that the Steamhead Duardin were coming to Age of Sigmar. We even had a Rumor Engine teaser back in November that hasn’t been revealed yet:

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Will we finally get to see the new Dwarf faction for Age of Sigmar? I think we’re getting closer than ever before!

 

February is going to be a very interesting month!

  • Ross Allan

    Nope, not a new stunty, but Grimm Burlokson

    • adamharry

      good catch, updating!

    • BClement

      New hero or not, I’m really hoping Grimm is the prototype look for the Duardin line. That would be awesome!

      • vlad78

        I don’t like him.

  • Sonic tooth

    looks cool. classic character minis in one box…undead would have made a more exciting villian tho i think?

  • Frank Krifka

    If the box cover is any indication, it looks like the heroes in this warhammer quest will be made from models already released. I see a lord castelant, chaos sorcerer, slaughterpreist, cogsmith and maybe a vampire of some kind? It’s difficult to tell.

    So, no “new” minis. I’m actually not disapointed. There’s so much coming down the pipeline, it’s nicety have something I’ll buy, but that I don’t have to buy “right the f#% now”.

    • rtheom

      Yeah, this will definitely be full of existing models. The enemies are also drawn exactly like existing models like the Nurgle Blightkings there on the left.

      But this will definitely have a nice hefty discount to those models if you buy this since we’re already at 6 heroes + at least 1 box of blightkings.

      • euansmith

        And the Blightkings are such a lovely kit… for a bunch of mutated pus-bags.

    • Yurnero

      Black ark fleetmaster on the far left, and a Loremaster on the right in between the sorcerer and castellant. Also looks like a bloodreaver in the background. Definitley a re-pack of models.

      • I think the fleet master comes with a sculpted square base, perhaps they are gunna take the chance to sort that on the tooling.

        If the fleet master and lore master are staying as is then i assume those aelf ranges are gunna stay pretty much as is…

    • No new rules either I’d guess, since all those models already got them with the card set.

  • Xodis

    Looks awesome. Will be a fun continuation to Silver Tower.

  • thereturnofsuppuppers

    I hope it has more generic tiles for some nice dungeon crawling AoS

  • Chris
    • Xodis

      Was just looking at that guy

      • Chris

        There is an acolyte in front of him

        • Xodis

          Also one on the far left above the Plague Warrior….speaking of, wonder how many of those we get since both Tzeentch and Nurgle seem to be present.

          • Chris

            Ah, I see… He is perhaps more the melee guy of these Two. Now we have:

            – Duardin Tech
            – Stormcast
            – Eldar Wizard
            – Eldar Warrior

          • Xodis

            Add the Dark Aelf Warrior and Khorne Priest w/ Ax on the left.

          • Asrai

            More Dark aelf and Light aelf

          • Chris

            Do U think he will fight with “Good Guys” 😉

          • Xodis

            He did in the Silver Tower lol

          • euansmith

            King Richard IV, “Edna! Fight you with us on the morrow?”

            Prince Edmund, “Oh, goodness, no. I thought I’d fight with the enemy.”

    • Bryan Ruhe

      Fairly certain that is the Loremaster.

    • Allgamer Man

      Loremaster & Fleetmaster already in webstore

  • bfmusashi

    Yay for more boardgames!

  • Xodis

    Is that a WraithMonger underneath the Stormcast’s right gauntlet, or someone else with horns?

  • ZeeLobby

    Just a new character? Any word on actual new content?

  • Joshua Frizzell

    Holy cow am I excited. I love Silver Tower so much. This can’t come out soon enough. Great news!

  • DrWilhelm

    So from left to right I’m guessing Black Ark Fleetmaster, some sort of Khorne character, Dwarf Engineer, Lord Castellant, High Elf Loremaster and a Chaos Sorcerer.

    What’s weird is the Chaos Sorcerer is already in the Arcane Heroes box set. I thought the second character from the left might be the Khorne Slaughterpriest with the two handed axe, but the two don’t quite match, plus, again, he’s already in the Mighty Heroes set.

    • rtheom

      I think that’s the Aspiring Deathbringer, just drawn holding only one of his axes. As for the sorcerer, that would be kinda weird to have the same guy in there, but not that unbelievable. He’s a simple easy choice and they could easily create a second card for him, allowing you to use two in one game.

      • DrWilhelm

        Yeah. Bare headed plus the skull on the end of his axe doesn’t seem to line up with any of the current bloodbound heroes. Probably missing something obvious as it seems unlikely they’d throw in one new miniature in a box full of re-packs.

        • ledha

          i’m pretty sure it’s a bloodreaver with a two hand axe

  • MClay01

    Here is hoping the rules and mechanics are the same across both board games to help with play and to allow characters to cross into other scenarios/boardgames.

    • ZeeLobby

      If they switched it up, it’d be like amazingly stupid. I don’t think we have to worry about that.

      • DrWilhelm

        Isn’t that what they did with Betrayal at Calth and Burning of Prospero though? Might be wrong as I didn’t pay all that much attention to Prospero.

        Though yeah, it would be rather daft to make them incompatible. But then again this is GW; they might be getting better but I’d never totally write off their capacity for astonishing bone headedness.

        • ZeeLobby

          I’ve never really considered those to be a series of games though. More like one-offs to sell minis. The replay-ability is pretty low, and expanding them probably cannibalizes the 40K/30K they really want you to play with them.

          • Yep, they were never intended to be a series. They’ve always been billed as standalone games with their own unique mechanics. Complaining about that is kinda like complaining that any two board games based on 40k don’t work in the same way just because they have Astartes in them.

    • rtheom

      Yeah, that would be very surprising considering how well the rules already worked. I’m guessing that this is going to be more of a “standalone expansion” and you could easily mix the two sets, even the board components.

      • Xodis

        Agreed, and its the perfect business plan because now both box set games stand to benefit from this release just like WotC did with the D&D board games.

        • rtheom

          Yeah, that’s true. If they all function as standalone expansions, then that lets you “try” the game with the theme you like the most which will then lead you into buying the other games if you enjoy the game overall.

  • euansmith

    It is cool to see GW expanding on the Silver Tower.

  • zemlod

    I’m not exited for the Steamhaed Duaerdaein. I want the Bretonnian Knight and the Empire Noble and the Witch Hunter back.

    Also the Old World.

  • MClay01

    When are some none chaos humans going to get some spotlight? They have multiple schools of human wizards, witch-hunters of various sexes and weapon loadouts, knights, etc. All making a very cool game party experience that be it in the silver tower or fighting against other chaos centered plots would make more sense when you see them around other lawful good characters like the storm casts than say a dedicated chaos player (non-barbarians). Don’t get me wrong I like the extras like skaven, lizardmen, undead, etc. It’s just difficult for me to see them not taking a wack at the other one during the calm times (or a back stab in the choatic one like a true rat) when there at such odds in the allience books. I know alliances work together sometimes under their own agenda, but I also think some have a hard time not reacting negatively around others and should see some in game distraction modifiers when interacting too close together. For some in game spice.

  • Christie Bryden

    oh god, we already have too much order, what with another storm cast release (the dullest of all order) the game needs new death and destruction, we dont need any more order, have you seen teh size of its grand aliance book?

    that being said as long as its not mroe storm casts thats good, but yeah no more storm casts.

  • Razerfree

    Has following models in the cover, from left to right:
    – 2 Kairic Acolyte
    – 2 Putrid Blightking
    – Black Ark Fleetmaster
    – 2 Bloodreaver
    – Cogsmith
    – Lord Castellant with gryph-hound
    – Loremaster
    – Chaos Sorcerer Lord

    • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

      Not counting the possible new models; blues, brimestones, familiars, scuttlings and deathrunners didn’t appeared on the Silver Tower cover.

  • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

    Yay, people getting mad about an individual game, that is not directly linked to the wargame, just because there is a Sigmarine on the center of the cover!

    Best of all, tunnel visioning towards just that single Sigmarine and completely ignoring the fact that this also features:

    – Blightkings.
    – Kairic Acolytes.
    – Playable characters like a Cogsmith, a Black Ark Fleetmaster, and a Loremaster, and possibly a Sorcerer Lord and classic Slaughterpriest.
    – And surely a couple new Chaos models.

    Okay, I’d like to see more Death and Destruction stuff, like everyone, but c’mon, this is an independent game, and it features different models this time.

  • dave long island

    In the very back top left looks like they got a Hitler mini holding a sword… LOL… I tell ya that guy positively ruined toothbrush mustaches for all time… sigh…

  • Just going to point this out:

    The Warhammer Quest card set sold separately already has rules for the Cogsmith, Loremaster, Black Ark Fleetmaster, and basically whatever else will be included. Unless they update the rules noticeably, the included characters are the least exciting part about this release.

  • Rainthezangoose

    stand alone? but compatible right?