Mini Showcase: Runewars Miniatures Game

Runewars is launching this month – come take a look at the miniatures in the box!

Mark your calendars because on April 13th Runewars is hitting shelves in the US. Now, we’ve already done an unboxing of Fantasy Flight Games newest Rank-and-file miniatures combat game. This time, we wanted to take a good look at the miniatures in the box fully assembled with their cards and dials.

All of the miniatures in the box are plastic and as we’ve mentioned before they are all pre-cut and snap-fit assembly. That means you don’t need glue or clippers to build them – although if you plan on doing any painting on these models, I would highly recommend gluing them together. Now Larry and Stable Abe do a pretty great job of going over all the models but I want to highlight two of my personal favorite models: The Rune Golem & Carrion Lancer!

The Rune Golem is one of the larger models in the box and one of the most unique concepts in terms of rules. Why? Because the Rune Golem is very dependent on the magical energy generated each turn.

It’s one of the few units in the game that has this “randomness” associated with it. That said, even if you get a “bad” turn it’s not like it’s helpless – it’s just not as effective as it could be. But there will be those turns when it’s basically invincible! On those turns the might Rune Golems will be able to soak all the damage and deal a world of hurt to it’s targets.



Not to be out done, the Carrion Lancer is the big model for the “bad guys” or the Deathborn Legion.

This evil-looking worm is there to do some heavy-lifting for the army of undead. Again, watch the video for a full run down, I just wanted to hightlight a pair of my favorite models from the set. They just also happen to be the two large models!

Fantasy Flight Games has already announced that the models in the core set will be available in their own boxes eventually. Along with six other unit expansions. This game is going to have a lot of support tossed its way from FFG, now it’s just a matter of seeing what the gaming community at large does with it!

Overall, we’re pleased with the models so far and the game mechanics just work. So if you’ve been waiting for a new Rank-and-file miniatures game to try out then you prepare for a Runewars invasion in your local gaming store on April 13th.

Runewars Miniatures Game $99.95

For years, the armies of Waiqar the Undying have stayed within their borders, launching only minor raids across the border. But now, a nameless threat stirs within the Mistlands, and legions of undead cross into the realm of Terrinoth under Waiqar’s command! The Daqan Lords have sounded the call to war, and their finest generals lead armies of warriors and golems to take up defensive positions in the border territory of Roth’s Vale. The first battles of the next great war are about to begin. 

RuneWars: The Miniatures Game is a two-player miniatures game of battles between the great powers of Terrinoth. In each game, you and your opponent will gather armies of miniatures and lead them into battle—blocks of infantry will maneuver for position, cavalry wings will wheel and slam into a weakened flank, and monstrous rune golems or carrion lancers will smash through formations of lesser warriors. Innovative command tools, two distinct factions, and countless ways to customize your experience combine to offer an unparalleled miniatures gaming experience in RuneWars. Finally, with forty-eight beautifully sculpted, unpainted figures, you’ll be able to paint and customize your armies to bring an entirely unique touch to your games and enter the hobby of miniatures painting!

Quick: What has 4 arms and is tough as a rock?

  • ZeeLobby

    Do they still do the tune flip mechanic? That thing is just silly. Can we get some rune dice instead. Looking forward to this!

    • marxlives

      Me too, KoW has a good ruleset, but I want something with solid rules AND a unique aesthetic. Can’t wait for this game to come out.

      • ZeeLobby

        Agreed. Been waiting for a solid ranked combat replacement. KoW is too much like big solid units for me, and 9th Age or 8th just no longer exists in my area.