Tabletop Spotlight: The Waiqar Reinforcements Arrive

The Reanimate Archers and Waiqar Infantry Command Units are here to fill your ranks for Runewars!

Our friends at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought over the two new expansion for Waiqar Forces and these undead warriors are next up on the Tabletop Spotlight:

First up – let’s talk about the Reanimate Archers! These guys were also in the starter set but are a great addition to your army. If you’re looking to fill ranks or if you just want to bring more arrows to the fight then these are the troopers you want to go with.

These troopers are perfect for peppering your opponents with some long range fire – and they also have a shot at dropping a blight token on their target. That token can be used by other units in your army to cause other effects. Basically, these Archers are ideal for the early game where they make an impact and hopefully set your other units up for success. The box also comes with a few more upgrades to give you some more options with the unit, too. If you’re playing Waiqar, I’m pretty confident you’ll fine a use for another few ranks of these undead archers!

The Infantry Command expansion is basically a wise commander’s toolbox of options. You’ll get 18 upgrade cards overall and 4 heroes/unit upgrades. Each hero has 3 variants that you can take – these all range in different ability and cost. However, they can be combined with your forces to really open up a ton of cool options as well. The wizard in particular will allow you to regrow missing models and get your ranks refilled. They are undead so of COURSE they come back, right!?

Overall, both the archers and the Infantry Command will really useful for all Waiqar players. The game is still relatively young and these expansions are just setting the stage for things to come. While the entire miniature range isn’t here yet, I recommend using this time to collect, build and paint up the building blocks for your army. And at this early stage, it’s a great time to try new things out – so pick up these expansions and experiment! They are in stores now.

Waiqar Infantry Unit Upgrade Expansion $24.95

The undead are terrifying foes, known for their tireless strength and single-minded purpose, but no less terrifying is the fact that each of the champions leading Waiqar’s hosts possesses centuries of experience in military tactics and strategy. These military geniuses support their battle plans with the steady, inexorable beat of skeletal drummers and the sinister sigils raised by the gaunt standard-bearers. And perhaps worst of all, necromancers stalk the ranks of Waiqar’s army, raising the fallen to fight again in the name of their lord. 

In the same fashion as the Daqan Infantry Command Unit Upgrade Expansion, this expansion pack offers four new figures that you may add to an infantry unit: a Standard-Bearer, a Champion, a Drummer, and a Necromancer. With eighteen new upgrade cards to increase your army’s power, you’ll find plenty of ways to add these figures to your units, perhaps adding a Marching Drummer who lets your unit turn freely, so long as the Drummer remains with the unit.

Reanimate Archers Unit Expansion $24.95

The hiss of Reanimates’ blighted arrows raining down from the skies sends even veteran soldiers scrambling for cover. Wounds inflicted by these arrows rapidly necrotize: flesh peels away, foulness spreads, and bones crumble and crack. Panic spreads as healthy warriors fall, rotted from within. Able to kill at range and afflict their targets with the blight of the Mistlands, Reanimate Archers inspire fear in even the most stalwart soldiers. 

Fire poisoned arrows down on your enemies with the eight new Reanimate Archer figures included in the Reanimate Archers Unit Expansion! These eight figures give you the option to field another two-tray unit or increase the size of a larger unit—perhaps fielding a block of archers that will rain death on your foes. Like the Oathsworn Cavalry, these figures are identical to the figures included in the Runewars Core Set, and this expansion gives you an easy way to raise more undead to fight for Waiqar the Undying, while opening dark new paths with five new upgrade cards.


Re-dead, again – and loving it!

  • Thornoo1

    If you are looking for more discussion the FFG forum is quite active. There’s also FB page with nearly 5,000 members. This is an active game and players are starting to get out and about.

    In Brisbane we’re playing at the Magic Vault in Alderley Saturday 17th June from 2pm.

    • MMO Builder

      Which Facebook group, I didn’t realize there was a Runewars group that big?

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah, 5000 seems excessive. But their forum is pretty active, or at least was last time i checked.

        • MMO Builder

          I just didn’t want to miss out on a big Facebook group. Really enjoying the game so far!

          • ZeeLobby

            Haha. I really like it too. There’s about 8 people playing locally. Which is pretty good considering there’s only 2 factions (ugh). Hopefully they’ll push to the 4th sooner rather than later, as I’ll have trouble getting my group of 4 closest friends on board if they can’t pick a faction.

          • Thornoo1

            Oops, in modern parlance “I misspoke’. It’s actually closer to 2000.

          • Vicent Martín Bonet

            Wow. Not even 2000. Way to fudge numbers XD