Tabletop Spotlight: Runewars Daqan Wave One

The Cavalry arrived – LITERALLY! The Daqan Lords Oathsworn Cavalry & Infantry Unit Upgrades are here!

The Runewars Miniatures Game’s first wave is out now and our friends at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought over the Daqan Lords to showoff under the Tabletop Spotlight:

The Oathsworn Cavalry are a fast moving, hard hitting unit for the Daqan Lords. They will add some much needed punch to your forces as they are heavy cavalry and should be utilized as such. More than capable of smashing through the ranks of most infantry, a thunderous charge from these warriors will break battle lines and bones with easy (…well, if you’re dice cooperate that is).

Models wise, these are the same cavalry models from the Core Set which we’ve seen before. Which means, if you’re looking to add more and fill out your ranks or if you just want another unit or two without having to buy the core set again, that’s what this expansion is for. Aside from the models, you also get the command dial, the unit stat card and more upgrade cards for your forces – all of which you’ll find handy.

The Daqan Infantry Unit Upgrade Expansion is another upgrade box that I think will get a lot of action. You basically get 4 upgrade models that can be added to your Infantry blocks. But what is arguable more exciting is that you get 18 upgrade cards. 12 of those cards are different versions of the “heroes” in the box. This is fantastic for spicing up your units! We go over some of the cards in the video and they really do add a lot of tactical options.

Overall, both of these Expansions are very welcome to the Runewars line – we know more stuff is on the way but right now it’s difficult to play more than a starter game because of a lack of units and options. However, I think that by the end of the year Runewars is going to have a really solid line-up with the number of units (and armies) available. The majority of the announced releases are scheduled to hit stores in Q3 after-all. In the mean time, we here at BoLS are using this time to get our stuff painted and ready to play and we hope you are able to do the same!

Oathsworn Cavalry Unit Expansion $24.95

Few sounds strike more fear into an enemy of Terrinoth than the thundering hooves of a column of armored destriers. Each mount is bred and trained for war. Each rider is a lifelong professional warrior or an avowed knight, sworn to a baron’s or Free City’s service until the rider’s final breath. Rider and mount work together on the battlefield in perfect synergy, charging into combat and crushing the enemy in a wave of steel.

With the Oathsworn Cavalry Unit Expansion, you gain four new Oathsworn Cavalry figures—enough to field a two-tray unit or increase the size of another unit. These fearsome knights are sworn to fight for the Daqan Lords and protect the realm, and they are first introduced in the Runewars Core Set. This unit expansion is a perfect way to quickly increase your cavalry and unlock new options with five new upgrade cards for any army.

Daqan Infantry Unit Upgrade Expansion $24.95

With polished armor glinting in the sunlight, the armies of the twelve baronies and the Free Cities are a stirring sight. Master wizards from the circles at Greyhaven and Nerekhall bolster their ranks, wielding destructive power and an arsenal of runebound shards to devastate their foes. Battle standards with histories as long as the Baronies of Daqan swirl in the wind, while the roar of lion horns stiffens the backs of wavering soldiers. Every company is led by a champion, one who has faced death time and again, yet has survived and now invites others to draw strength from his own stolid bravery.

The Daqan Infantry Command Unit Upgrade Expansion introduces four brand-new figures to the armies of the Daqan Lords—a Banner Guard, a Wizard, a Champion, and a Cornicen. Alongside these figures, you’ll find eighteen new upgrade cards, many of which include ways to bring these new figures into your armies. For instance, you may choose to support one of your units with the Lance Corporal upgrade card, implanting the Champion figure into the ranks of your unit. As long as the Champion figure is alive, you gain the benefit of the Lance Corporal card, which significantly boosts your tactical flexibility!

Hearts of Fire, Hooves of Steel!

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