AoS: Shadespire Gets A New Home

Games Workshop has a brand new site for all things Shadespire – Come take a look!

Shadespire is coming October 14th and to get you started, Games Workshop has put together a new site dedicated to the cursed city.

via Warhammer Community

The Shadespire website has arrived! If you’ve been dying to dive into the City of Mirrors for yourself, this is your first step, providing your guide to the game, the city, and the warbands. We’re also very happy to announce when Shadespire will be available to pre-order – you’ll be able to secure your copy on the 14th of October.

This site is similar in feel to the Blood Bowl site and it’s pretty easy to navigate around. I particularly liked the Warbands section where they have a preview and history of some of the impending warbands:

You can also get wrapped up in a the history of the city itself. The Settings section does a good job of explaining how the city ended up Cursed by the Lord of Death…and why folks would willing go there.

The site also features some other free downloads you can peruse at your leisure. So if you’re interested in learning more about Shadespire go check out the new site!

Free Downloads

Quickstart Guide


Reference Sheet


We got to play a pair of demos and we really enjoyed it. We can’t wait to see what else Games Workshop has in store for this game. It’s new take on the small scale skirmish/board game style and we think players of all types are going to like it.


Be on the look out for Shadespire on October 14th!

  • DoctorBored

    Ok I was distracted for like 5 minutes shining the little light on the skeletons at the top of the main page. A+

    • ZeeLobby

      Your name fits your excitement!

    • dave long island

      Ya I’m loving that light you can shine around… Haw haw!!

  • ZeeLobby

    Definitely intrigued. Will be interesting to see how tight the ruleset is if competition was one of the goals. Price will probably decide whether this gets interest locally. Good warband boxes and expansions without buying $25 single models, and it’ll probably take off.

    • rtheom

      Agreed. If the base game is $50 and it’s $25 for each additional warband, they could have a serious contender for the “small game” tourney scene. Much more than that and it will languish like the rest of the games they’ve put out. :p

      • Vicent Martín Bonet

        Eh… we DO know that the base game is 60 USD… which will most likely get downed to 54-48 dollars after store discounts.

  • georgelabour

    Now here’s a thought.

    What if this level of support is a sign of what’s to come with Necromunda?

    And maybe Adeptus Titanicus?

    • ZeeLobby

      I mean as long as there is actual support. A marketing website is not exactly what I’d call game support. Support will be when they continue to expand things as the next year or two goes on. Warhammer Quest started very strong with Silver Tower and some WD articles. Then Hammerhal, which was kind of half effort (no new models, etc), and since then we haven’t heard much. Part of me really has to wonder how strong Warhammer Quest will be supported now that Blood Bowl and Shadespire exist. And if Shadespire struggles with sales, how long until a new version of Mordheim replaces it’s support.

      This contrasts pretty heavily with the game support of older GW. The release pace was much slower for their side games. Usually only one was being supported at a time. And usually that support was consistent for a year or two after it’s release (new things in almost every WD, Town Crier being the perfect example). I would take consistent support over splash support to be honest, and a website that pumps up the release gets me excited, but doesn’t really signify future support.

      • marxlives

        but but….HYPE!

  • Rainthezangoose

    Were was this love for WarhammerQuest

    • Vicent Martín Bonet

      Soon, they are sending mores stuff.

      • Rainthezangoose

        Oh really? This is great news, but how do you know it?

        • Vicent Martín Bonet

          they commented it in the AGM, someone posted the resume over dakkadakka.

          • Rainthezangoose

            I read it, but couldn’t see a reference to warhammer quest….

    • ZeeLobby

      I mean it’s just a marketing website. I’m sure you’d much rather get consistent new things in a WD. Now maybe these sites are that new outlet, but the blood bowl site hasn’t really had an update since March.

  • Carey_Mahoney

    I like how they did the Warbands section.

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Good to get some more info about the game and more images of the the Orruck and Skeleton warbands. I will certainly peruse over the downloads at some point over the weekend. Other than that can’t say the site is that exciting. It the same sort of site GW has launched for big releases in the last 18 months; like the 40K one or Blood Bowl one – I am sure Necromunda and Titanicus will also be getting one.

  • Xodis

    You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention. Still hoping this works well for other factions.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah man. This might do it. This might get me into the AoS universe. It all hinges on how they release and support it in the first couple months. Really hoping they take it slow and try to keep it balanced.

      • Xodis

        Completely agree. While I enjoy AoS as is, this is what I wanted from AoS originally, so I’ll be pretty excited if its done right.

        • ZeeLobby

          Agreed. Honestly my original hope for AoS was what they did for LoTR and The Hobbit. The option to do smaller scale skirmish with the option to do larger ranked battles, with strong rules to match. In the end they oversimplified, at least for me, but if this adds some depth back, I’m all in.

  • GrenAcid

    So far game look good, I hope GW will not abbandon it and give Necromunda same amount of love(but I like shadespire more since its not all Imperial warbands) Cant w8 to see spooky skellies in action and new models for skaven.
    I kinda wish there would be more going on the boards cuz they look bit plain at the moment. Some kind of environment deck that puts some efect each turn to spice things up. Like we had back in the day with Mordheim and randome events.