The Giants are hosting a competition and no one is safe – Who will win the Ordning? More importantly, will you survive?!
The Tabletop Spotlight is on Assault of the Giants and the fate of the realm is what’s at stake! Our friends at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy have brought over a copy of this new game set in the Dungeons & Dragons world. It’s a battle of GIGANTIC proportions:
Assault of the Giants is a game for 3-6 players designed by Andrew Parks. Each player assumes the role of one type of giant race. Each race is trying to complete it’s own goals – and those goals range from trying to restore your king to just gathering as much food as (Giantly) possible. Make no mistake though, when giants clash to see who’s going to come out on top, there is going to be lots of conflict for all the folks involved. The conflict in question is the Ordning which is the event that sparked off the Stormking’s Thunder Campaign (and who doesn’t love a good cross promotional game).
The game also contains 12 giant figures and 3 “miniature” giant hunters. You get two Giants of each race who will be able to march around and cause problems for the folks in their way. They are surprisingly well done miniatures, too! You don’t have to assemble or paint them either – they are ready to play right out of the box. Now, if you’re feeling like taking on the challenge you can paint them up. Alternatively, you can also pick up the Premium edition of this game and get all your giants pre-painted!
The rest of the contents are pretty well made as well – no complaints from me. If you’re planning on using these for your D&D games you should be aware that they aren’t quite the right scale. That said, they are still on what you could consider a “large” base instead of a huge base. I’m pretty sure you could get creative and come up with a solution to make them on a huge base with out much effort. Personally, I’d be more than happy to use these for stand-ins in my D&D games! They look pretty sweet – especially the fully painted versions.
Overall, if you’re looking for a fun game of Giant-on-Giant action and you want some sweet models for your D&D games, then check out Assault of the Giants. It’s out now, so what are you waiting for!?
Command giants and assault settlements to score points and secure important resources, including food, treasure, ore, and runes.
Each player issues commands to his or her giants in the form of command cards (recruit, move, attack, pillage, and so on). This allows players to recruit new giants, send them out to attack settlements and other giants, and also to pursue special agendas based upon their race. For example, the Storm Giants seek to restore their lost monarch, King Hekaton. The Cloud Giants seek an ancient dragon treasure trove, and the Hill Giants seek an abundance of food with which to feed their massive monarch, Chief Guh.
In Assault of the Giants players send their giants out to wage war on each other and the small folk, but the game’s real strategy lies in each player’s ability to pursue their giant race’s unique agenda, not only through combat but also through clever cardplay.
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