GW Teases Possible New Shadespire Warbands

Games Workshop has dropped some BIG clues about the future of Shadespire – You’re going to want to see this!

Earlier this week Games Workshop announced that Shadespire has a new website. Well we’ve been poking around the new site (which is packed with lots of new info) and we noticed a few images floating around. One like the banner above and then this one caught our eye under the setting tab:

Notice anything funny about this broken mirror? Well we kept digging and managed to find the same image blown up on the home page:

Well now – that certainly looks like the 4 warbands that have been announced and it looks like two more on the way:

Fyreslayers

Skaven

Hey – maybe it’s just artwork. Then again…

Now, we’ve gotten to take a couple cracks at Shadespire when we went to Adepticon and GenCon. We’ve also had the pleasure of playing a few more games on our Twitch Channel. We’ve been pretty impressed so far and are looking forward to this game getting a proper release. We know for sure that 4 Warbands have boxes and models. Now we’re just waiting to see if these two “other” warbands are “just art work” or if they are going to materialize into physical models.

I’m really hoping that this is just the tip of the Iceberg. Shadespire is a really fun game and is ripe with room for future warband expansions. The backstory of the Cursed City of Shadespire leaves it wide open for all manner of warbands to wander there and get stuck. Heck, I think GW could even go so far as to have a “boss fight” scenario with Nagash as the Big-Bad! That would be pretty awesome.

I also think from a competitive play stand point that Shadespire is going to scratch a particular player that GW hasn’t really been able to retain. Honestly it reminds me a lot of the format of the Clix-Games: smaller model count, quick play, skirmish game, hex/square boards. The boards and models are higher quality in terms of production value, but they don’t come pre-painted. It also has an element of “Deck building” with the warband cards which is another nod to those type of games.

 

What do you think? How long until we see Fyreslayers and Skaven invade the city of Shadespire?

  • You know, I could’ve sworn that you posted the same artwork with the same speculation and wishlisting *weeks* ago.

    • Frostasche
      • I_am_Alpharius

        Shhhhh! They’ll block your profile for pointing out such trivialities and heresy!

        • adamharry

          Oh I just figured if we keep saying it, then it will become true. That’s how the internet works, right? (this is a joke. I have to add that because this is the internet and that’s how things actually work.)

          • Spacefrisian

            Or if i suggest something might happen in a certain way and others disagree, than it happens as i wildly guessed.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Indeed! In the WH-Com, where the artwork first was revealed (12/09/2017), GW pointed out that, and directly here:

      While the four grand alliances are already represented, that certainly isn’t everyone; here’s a sneak peek through the Shadeglass at who else we might expect to meet in the eternal arenas of the Shadespire.

      i.e. look at the races in the picture and that the warbands that will coming in the pipeline.

      • AEZ

        A servere lack of elves..

        • I_am_Alpharius

          If the games popular I am sure they will get done 🙂

  • dave long island

    Nagash in the pics above reminds me of ‘Bill the Cat’… lol… Ackkkk!
    http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/chuckth/media/cGF0aDovYWFjay5naWY=/?searchTerm=bill%20the%20cat&page=1

  • ReverendTiberiusJackhammer

    I’d guess it’ll be more along the lines of how Silver Tower had 6 “exclusive” heroes, then released a deck of 44 extra Hero Cards that used preexisting kits. “Yo, here’re some cards for a Skaven warband you can easily make out of a box of Clanrats.”

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Nope. Every warband will be getting a unique box set with warband specific cards. Orruks and Undead will be the first two coming out. I would hazard before xmas; and then more to follow in the new year. If it’s like the BB release, then we’re probably looking at a new warband kit every 3-4 months. I’d also guess each warband will coming out costing around £25-30

      http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/71507e0193bb3e5a1b51b2d51bc349bda2cd51a09305db2dee8e2cdd54aeed09.jpg

      http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3a9d471b29b03d6753c6956269871457fd71eec022294244a27ec9eb9472b83a.jpg

      • ReverendTiberiusJackhammer

        Yeah, I know about the announced stuff (I mean, the models are pictured in the article we’re commenting on!), I’m just doubtful that every faction we’ve seen peaking out of the artwork’s going to get a release.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          For sure. I used the pictures to emphasise that they are distinct boxes. GW have mentioned somewhere (I want to say at an event or on WH-com) that every warband will be getting unique easy build mini’s. Indeed, that’s one of the selling points of the game.

  • Matthew Pomeroy

    the minis are cool, the scale is right, but the board is IMO craptastic, this would likely be a better idea for skirmish/mordheim.

    • ZeeLobby

      The board does seem odd to me. I mean maybe they did it to avoid the hassle of writing measuring rules (something they’ve always struggled with, especially when it comes to abilities).

      • Matthew Pomeroy

        could be, I wouldnt be surprised.

  • Krizzab

    i never liked the “card thing”, but GW includes the generic and the specific faction ones, no forcing you to buy other things. Nice move GW

  • GrenAcid

    Lizardmen and Chaos Dwarfs, Elfs when?
    Overall nice models, but nothing so far got me hooked, I hope Skaven gonna make me buy it, cuz I rly want to play it.
    Boards look weird but it is good idea if it want to be competitive game.