Today we take a look at just who the mighty heroes of Shadows over Hammerhal – and one mean pet!
GW pulled the covers off these fine fellows…
A Lord-Castellant of the Hammers of Sigmar, this veteran of the Realmgate Wars fought at many of the great battles of that time. Now, he stands guardian over the great Free City of Hammerhal.
In Warhammer Quest games, a Lord-Castellant is an area affect hero. He can be used to deal damage and stun whole groups of enemies, or a whole party of adventurers. His Castellant’s halberd also deals respectable damage.
Devoted companion to Arvios Sunhelm, Archimaine is a fierce and loyal Gryph-hound.
An Aelven Loremaster of some skill, like many of his kind, Alnaryn can be aloof and arrogant, but his heart is pure and his blade is keen.
The Loremaster character is skilled in close combat and with ranged attacks. He can even use his preternatural reflexes to deflect arrows with his sword (sometimes)!
All Cogsmiths have a natural affinity for mechanisms and gadgets, but Golnir Coalbeard is a master craftsman even amongst his kind.
In the game, Cogsmith’s have a mini-arsenal of weapons to draw from making them very flexible heroes. His armour also gives him a solid save to deflect enemy blows.
A Black Ark Fleetmaster of dread reputation, Kyre is feared by the servants of Chaos across the realms (and probably by a good few in the forces of Order).
The most deadly of the heroes in a close range melee, and afforded protection from enemy missiles by his Sea Dragon Cloak.
You know who’s missing?
This guy! Hmmm…. played by Tom Hiddleston in the movie…
Warhammer Quest Shadows Over Hammerhal is a boxed game for 2-5 players, set in – and below – the splendid city of Order, Hammerhal. Up to 4 players can quest in the catacombs and dungeons below the city, while another acts as gamemaster, setting fiendish obstacles, controlling the antagonists and setting the story – it’s up to this player to take charge of revealing the secrets each dungeon has to offer.
After each adventure, the heroes can spend time in the Cinderfall district of the city, visiting shops, resting and taking part in the various shadowy delights Hammerhal has to offer! Your characters level up and increase their skills as you play, and Warhammer Quest Shadows Over Hammerhal is completely compatible with the Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower Hero Cards – any miniatures or rules you already own for that game can be used here.
Speaking of miniatures, Warhammer Quest Shadows Over Hammerhal includes an impressive 31:
– a Lord-Castellant;
– a Gryph-hound;
– a Cogsmith;
– a Black Ark Fleetmaster;
– a Loremaster;
– a Chaos Sorcerer Lord;
– 5 Putrid Blightkings;
– 10 Kairic Acolytes;
– 10 Bloodreavers.
As well as this, the box includes a 72-page guidebook, a 32-page adventure book for the gamemaster to use, 18 double-sided board sections, 55 cards, 12 dice and a variety of counters and markers for tracking your heroes as they gain experience and skills under the city of Hammerhal.
~I’m so looking forward to GW dipping a toe back into the RPG (lite).