Shadespire: Prices & Launch Dates Spotted

The New White Dwarf is in the wild and confirmed info on Shadespire’s launch products is here.

Images via Descanso De Escriba 9-25-2017

We have the cover of the October 2017 White Dwarf here:


Warhammer Underworlds Shadespire $60

October 14th

And the White Dwarf also contains more images of the first two announced expansion factions – Sepulchral Guard and Ironskull’s Boys

So Shadespire is just around the corner and BoLS will be bring you coverage and gameplay all this week!


See our full demo with Phil Kelly here:

We will be playing full games of Shadespire (fully painted) on Wednesday on Twitch:

BoLS Twitch

Just remember this is only the beginning.  We’ve already seen even more factions including SKAVEN teased here:

Shadespire – 3 New Factions


~ I can’t wait for league play!

  • I’m excited to see all the various minis they create for this, but man am I not interested in the game lol

    • ZeeLobby

      I’ll def use those skeletons in some dungeon crawl.

      • Yeah, they’re going right into my Warhammer Quest enemies pool lol

      • Matthew Pomeroy

        was considering them for confrontation 😀

        • ZeeLobby

          That game still exists?

          • Matthew Pomeroy

            mostly on my tabletop, sadly. It has a small but dedicated fanbase still 😀

          • ZeeLobby

            I mean still some of the best models out there.

    • Randy Randalman

      The game is spectacular. This isn’t another one of GW’s include-rules-for-a-bundle-of-miniatures boxed sets. It’s a standalone arena game with full tournament support from GW directly inbound.

      I first played it about a year ago and then again at Adepticon and Nova this year.

      The list building aspect of it has nothing to do with the miniatures and everything to do with the deck building (which is unique for them). The rules are tighter than, say, X-Wing, with tactical progression based on earned glory variating based on the faction.

      • Yeah, that doesn’t sound good to me.

        • Vicent Martín Bonet


  • DoctorBored

    I like the concept of the game, I just wish we had other factions. Lizardmen and Sylvaneth would be great. In lieu of that, eh… I’m just not excited about these four or Skaven…

  • dave long island

    Dickon Tarly, you should have been given the clean death of the blade. Or taken the black. Dickon Tarly you are not forgotten!!…lol

    • Tshiva keln

      Thanks! I was trying to think who that looked like and it was bugging me!

    • euansmith

      These days we just call him, “Cinders”.

  • I’m glad its not just me but… I have no excitement at all for Shadespire other than the miniatures.

    • I am with you on this. After watching several demo games where not a single casualty incurred, I found it really dull. I don’t like card games at all and I feel that this really isn’t that awesome of deck building even if I did. You can only have 20 cards max, 12 of those upgrades at max. Even if you get every card (there will be around 400+ its been said) and you build your deck, random draw will stop any pre-planned strategy. Each side only gets 12 “actions” per round and you can only charge once in a round with each hero. Nothing seemed to happen, it was all about luck of draw on how close to the objectives you get on how much you “win”. This ends up being ZERO narrative building in anyway and no building your own warband either. I will take Age of Sigmar regular or Skirmish any day. I do like those Death models though. Hope we see more of that style in a regular AoS release after Christmas.

  • PrimoFederalist

    GW’s painters are just plain terrible now – not technically, but artistically. All the Bloodbowl teams are painted to look like characters from Candyland, the “Orruks” YELLOW armor, the bright-not-sickly Death Guard pallet… just consistent awfulness.

    • Munn

      Orcs armor IS yellow in the fluff tho…

      • el_tigre

        I think orc yellow should be a little different to imperial fists though. I can only imagine those two factions have differing standards when it comes to what counts as “yellow”

        • euansmith

          Yeah, I think that Orcs probably concentrate more on the “Yell!” and “Ow!” than on the lemony perfection of the hue.

      • ZeeLobby

        Honestly even the old badmoons weren’t this bright and shiny. The old team did a good job of weathering and wear.

    • Koen Cambré

      as opposed to all those red weapon shafts in the 90s? 😀

      I actually like the fact that it’s not all drab colours nowadays. But to each their own I guess.

      • dave long island

        Ya they went thru a weird ‘everything’s red’ phase for a while there.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      WelL, if you feel that way then that fine.

      Personally the stuff the GW studio pumps out always look fresh to me and maintains that ” ‘Evay Metal’ style, that’s been the norm for decade or more. It’s a very clean look still, with plenty of contrast and detailing being made to “pop” – Which is all very much intentional as to so off things when photographed from up close and afar; in addition, to broadly matching the out-the-pot colours in the Citadel Paint Range.

      As for FW studio then their style is slightly different. HH models tend to be painted in a much grittier, darker and battleworn tone – which fits the narrative of the HH. You’re right that the BB models do look very “candyland” in style and again that look is probably very much intensional. BB is an extremely tongue-in-cheek game, filled with goofiness and comedy; the comic-book style accentuates that aspect of the game quiet nicely.

  • Ben Robards

    I reckon the game will be fun!
    It has similarities to imperial assault!

  • Kritarion

    Love the crawly skellington

    • euansmith

      The whole set looks like it should per perfect for Frostgrave/Ghost Archipelago and the like.

  • Rainthezangoose

    Everytime I see a white dwarf all I want to see is WarhammerQuest rules…

  • Krizzab

    another card game played with expensive miniatures. Nice one GW copying FFG.

    • euansmith

      I’m hoping that positioning, facing, flanking, etc all feature in the game. With it being hex-based it will have some cross-over with Betrayal At Calth; Shadowspire: Technodungeon!

  • Marco

    Long live Warhammer Fantasy and the Old World!

  • Koen Cambré

    Can’t wait for those death models…

  • Brian Brodeur

    Man I want this game and the OTHER factions. Hopefully it will be like blood bowl where we see other pitches and other cards to purchase separately.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Well every “team” will certainly becoming with their own deck of cards. Its been mentioned somewhere (I want to say WH-Com or WD) by GW that additional decks will be available, at some point, so gamers can build custom decks. As for further arenas? I can’t see why not, I would hazard it depends on how well the game is received as to if they invest in those kind of additional products.

      • Brian Brodeur

        Ah nice. I didn’t actually know the teams would be coming with their own cards. Now to just get my hands on the core rules and I’ll be set!

  • Xodis

    Im pretty excited for the game itself, but the Skeleton models are a MUST BUY. Hopefully this is just the start to some excellent Death releases.