The Deepwood is alive with the sounds of war! The Latari Elves are here and we’re taking a look inside their starter box!
The third faction for Runewars is here – the Latari Elves starter set is here and ready for battle:
We’ve been patiently waiting for the elves to make landfall in Runewars. We’ve seen the teasers and previews and gotten a look at each of the 4 units that are in the box – but now, they are finally here! Now that we’ve gotten a closer look at the models, we think they were worth the wait.
Before we dive into the models, lets talk about the other “non-unit” stuff in the box. These are all things that are important for the Elves. First off, you get new upgrades, tokens, terrain, deployments and objectives. All of these things do add a little something extra to your other games of Runewars. Also, inside the assembly guide you get to see the new/important rules for the faction. For example it goes over how the Overgrowth tokens work and what they are for. We touch on them in the video but they are basically used as a trigger for other effects that the Elves can take advantage of – it’s a handy mechanic!
I also want to take a moment to talk about the new terrain. You get two pieces of new terrain – one large and one small. However, they are double sided so, in a way you get 4. What’s cool about them is they are actually different from the terrain included in the boxed set. You can used them for other games that don’t include the elves as well and they have their own unique rules and abilities. The fissure for example can actually do damage to ANY units near by which is deadly and flavorful.
Okay, let’s talk models! I really like the elves as they have a lot of character to them. They are made of that same material that FFG has used for the other armies. It holds the shapes fairly well and remains slightly malleable. I noticed this helps “spindley bits” survive shipping but if it’s a thicker model (like the Scions) it allows them to be very sturdy.
Another thing I noticed from these miniatures is that they go together extremely easily. In somecases, you don’t even need to glue them. Now, if you’re the type that just wants to start playing, you could dry fit (ie, without glue) the entire army in 20 minutes. If you want to go back later and add glue or paint them up, you can still do that. The reason they fit so well is that they use that same “lock and key” system that FFG has used before – basically models only fit together one way thanks to how the pegs and slots fit. This makes everything very sturdy too – think of it like pinning your models, but without all the pesky drills and stuff.
I’m really glad to see this expansion. I think the elves play very differently than the Reanimates or the Daqan Lords. They are fast, maneuverable and deadly. In a game like Runewars, a nimble army can dictate how the battle will play out. In the hands of a skilled general, this army is going to be down right devastating!
The Latari Elves Army Expansion ushers in a brand-new faction to the world of the Runewars Miniatures Game in the form of the Latari Elves. The expansion includes four new units, the Deepwood Archers, the Leonx Riders, the Aymhelin Scions and new hero Aliana of Summersong, enough to field an army of Latari Elves. The expansion also includes tokens, new mechanics and twelve upgrade cards for further customization.
The Latari Elves are shipping now – check with your FLGS to get a Pre-Order today!
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