FFG: Runewars: 2 Waiqar Expansion Previews

The Undead do not rest easy – Come take a look at Two unit previews for the Waiqar Forces!

Waiqar players, get ready for some reinforcements heading your way. Later this week, the first two big unit expansions is heading to stores. The official release date is May 18, 2017 but you can pre-order these units now. In the mean time, let’s take a quick look at what you can expect in the box…

via Fantasy Flight Games

Carrion Lancers Unit Expansion Pack $34.95

The massive Carrion Worms that follow the armies of Waiqar the undying are not easily tamed, but those that are prove to be valuable assets for the carrion worm masters on the field of battle. Carrion Worms are swift for their size and inspire fear in the heartiest of Waiqar’s enemies.

The Carrion Lancers Unit Expansion features two Carrion Lancer Plastic Figures, one new and one identical to the core set, to expand your legions of the undead. The expansion also features eight new upgrade cards to improve your armies and crush your enemies underfoot.

The Carrion Lancers are also bringing a couple more options the to the tabletop:

Front Line Carrion Lancer allows you to spend a surge to cause a Mortal Strike to your target. That could be the difference from an attack bouncing off their armor and landing a killing blow!

The Support Carrior Lancer allows your to inflict a blight token on 1 unengaged enemy unit at range 1-5. That can be pretty useful for setting up combos with your other units – or even a successful charge with a Front Line Carrion Lancer…

Reanimates Expansion Pack $24.95

Though each reanimate is but a fraction of the being they were when they followed Waiqar in life, the legion of skeletal warriors strike fear into the hearts of those that would stand against them. An unquenchable spite and loyalty to the dread Waiqar the Undying drive the legion to destroy anything in their path.

Expand your ranks of the undead with the Reanimates Unit Expansion. Featuring eight reanimate plastic figures in four different sculpts, the expansion contains everything you need to add one Reanimates unit to your own army. Overrun your opponents with an undead legion and raise your dead with the Reanimates Unit Expansion.

The Reanimates are your basic troopers in an Waiqar Army. They are the bones of the fallen that have risen-up to slay the living. To represent this they are getting a few more upgrade cards to help them with their mission:

Lingering Dead is a unit upgrade that allows the crafty Reanimate commander a chance to replenish their ranks. We knew the Undead didn’t want to stay dead and this just makes them even tougher to put down permanently.

Trumpets is actually a really powerful upgrade for just about anyone, but doubley-so for the Reanimates. Their dial wasn’t what I would have called “fast” but with the Trumpets, their non-straight maneuvers get a speed boost. That will be plenty useful to catch your opponents off guard with.

Both these unit expansions along with the Daqan Oathsworn Cavalry and Daqan Infantry Unit Upgrade Expansions are coming on the 18th – the Runewars are just heating-up…

 

“Carrion, my wayward sons!”

-Ardus Ix’Erebus, Leader of The Host of Crows

  • Thornoo1

    It is still very early days with Runewars but the games we have played have shown us a simple but elegant game. We’ve been proxying in the un-released cards and already we can see there are some interesting choices each army has.

    I think that Runewars will be a solid entry into the tabletop gaming space. Yes the models aren’t as nice as GW’s, but I recall the massive chatter about that when Warmachine was released all those years ago.

    200pt games, the basic setting, are done within 90 minutes and present a great way to play pick up games anywhere.

    If you are worried about entering into an unsupported game, because you’ll need to spend about $200AUD to have a functioning army outside of the starter set x2, I’d wait until August and see what happens when the elf faction is released.

  • EagleBach

    Are these the same units they have in the starters box?

    • Thornoo1

      Yes but with extra cards. Also in the carrion lancer box there is one with a different pose.

      Kind of like when you buy elite x-wing pilot boxes, extra cards different paint jobs. BTW, these come unpainted.

      • EagleBach

        I see. At least the new cards and pose will give an incentive to buy this add-on

        • Thornoo1

          Yeah the sales model is very much based on the x-wing approach. As an example I’ll be getting an elf starter set, then one of each of the units in their own expansion box.

          Not really any different to other table top games. But there is an incentive above and beyond that simple army expansion.