Osprey’s first entry into miniatures focused board games has great looking minis, and its card based ruleset makes it a perfect choice for an all ages game night. Take a look!
Back when I started my own personal website, I called it Must Contain Minis. I called it this because I wanted to focus on Board Games with Miniatures in them. Osprey Games has always been a company that I liked. Now, they have released their first Miniatures Board Game – Wildlands.
This post quickly discusses the game and provides a photographic showcase of two of the four factions in the base game. Wildlands actually happened to be on my Christmas Wish List and I was so happy when Osprey Games sent it to me for review. For those that don’t know, Wildlands is a game that Osprey teased about way back in February. I was excited about the game when I saw that preview. What they delivered far surpassed my expectations.
It looks nice, but some painting will be required. Now compare that image above to the picture I took below of what Osprey Games actually delivered.
About the System
I will be honest, I have not yet played the game. I have read the rules and I am taking my time in showcasing the components as they are gorgeous. The rules are simple and this should be a game that you can get your family to play with you. There are no dice and everything runs on cards. The different factions have decks with different abilities. This differentiates the groups from each other. In the game, you aim to collect magical shards of crystal.
With that little tidbit out of the way, let’s take a look at two of the four factions – The Gnomads and the Guild.
The Gnomads are nomadic Gnomes that travel in caravans and tinker with clockwork artifacts. As a faction, they are fast and hit hard from a distance. They have very little defense though.
The Guild is a group of magic users looking to keep alive the arcane arts. They have powerful spells that cause damage to all characters in an adjacent space.
Wrapping it up…
Hopefully you enjoyed this quick look at some of the miniatures in Osprey Game’s Wildlands Board Game. If you want to see more images of the factions, or scale comparison pictures, be sure to visit Must Contain Minis.
Thanks goes out again to Osprey Games for sending MCM a copy of Wildlands and The Unquiet Dead Expansion for review purposes.
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