|Chaos in the Old World | Published 18 June 2009|
Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne! Khorne asks nothing more from his followers than rivers of blood. The god of war, bloodshed, carnage, and death, Khorne is filled with a bloodlust that can never be quenched. His followers throw themselves into battle with wild abandon, seeking only to take as many of the enemy with them as they can. Khorne only fights up close and personal, disdaining puny ranged weapons and the weak willed fools who dabble with magic. Fueled by hate, Khorne's rage has drenched many a world in blood.
Lose yourself to the bloodlust this week.
Seat yourself upon the Skull Throne, survey your lands. As far as you can see are the skulls of those your followers have slain in personal combat. It is good indeed to be the Blood God. Every time you kill an enemy agent, either a servant of an opposing god or one of the puny mortals of the Empire, you come one step closer to advancing your dial one notch closer to victory. Bathe the map in the blood of your enemies, let the other gods worry and bicker over the corpse of the Empire you leave behind.
To further extend your influence, you have many gifts you may bestow upon your followers. Blood Frenzy adds extra attacks, giving you more chances to lay waste to your opponent’s agents. The Reborn In Blood gift lets you battle in the same region twice, doubling the volume of blood spilt in your name. Used wisely, these gifts can swing a region to your path, and can change the course of the game in an instant.
Those dedicated to the Blood God are the most powerful and deadly opponents anywhere in the world. The human cultists, called Bloodsworn, are your cheap and savage fighters. Once they have received their upgrade, they become the only cultists with an attack value in the game! This creates a legion of inexpensive, yet vicious, fighters. The next step up, the merciless Bloodletters, are huge daemons wielding wicked hellblades. These fearsome creatures boast an impressive attack value, and once they receive their personal gift, they gain the ability to strike before your opponents. This, combined with their high attack value, spells disaster for enemy units in their region. Lastly, the terrifying Bloodthirster can be summoned to lead your troops. Armed with a massive axe and whip, this Greater Daemon strikes fear in all in its way. Imbued with the fury of the Lord of Skulls, once upgraded, the Bloodthirster counts as three models when determining dominance in a region, providing a huge swing in power towards the Blood God.
Land of Blood and Death
The cowardly mortals of the Old World have no concept of how powerful the forces of Khorne unleashed will be. Marshall your mighty followers, and drown the world in the blood of your enemies. The Old World is ripe for the slaughter, and as your ranks swell all that can be heard is BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
Don't forget to sign up for the Chaos in the Old World events at GenCon. There are still spots for you to take on Eric Lang, who has issued a challenge to any would be Ruinous Powers.
Chaos in the Old World is a game of conquest, pitting the four Ruinous Powers of Chaos against each other for control of the Old World. Players must out summon, out play, and outwit theirs rivals to ensure their domination of the lands for ages to come.
Can't wait for more reviews
Oh excellent game pieces...but i must see the Tzeentch and Slaanesh sculpts
I like the minatures !! Yep :o)
I hope Tzeentch is next for preview
This is probably the one game that would make me play something other than Arkham Horror. I am looking forward to its release.
Khorne....he is sooo primitive....no style.....so unlike me, Nurgle :)
Can't wait for this, hope it's at PAX!
"and Pus for Pus God!"
That's Nurgle :)
"I'm waiting for Sex for The Sex God!"
That's Slaanesh :)
ha ha ha
and Pus for Pus God!
Blood for The Blood God!!!!
It never gets old
I'm waiting for Sex for The Sex God!
Haha...Excessive use of the Thesaurus indeed.
However on hindsight, many of the pop cultural phenomenon/material use simple and repetitive words/tunes to reinforce the "catchyness of their message."
"Use the force" or "may the force be with you" phrases for instance. I mean we get that Jedi use and rely on the force...for the umpteenth time. For some reason, it doesn't get old for me though.
Now this is the over-the-top Games Workshop style fluff I had been expecting all along for this game. We get that Khorne is a god of war; the skulls for the Skull Throne and rivers of blood stuff gets old after a few years...
Yeah, I've played/collected Warhammer Fantasy Battle stuff since the early '90s; the excessive use of the Thesaurus when it comes to catching the atmosphere of Chaos in the game has always struck me as rather sophomoric.
But it does lend to the feel and theme of the game, so in that sense it is "mission accomplished."
This game is looking more and more SICK!! with each preview, cannot wait for this game.