A Worthy Death

A card spotlight for Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game

“...a grudge is something much more than a simple call for vengeance. It forms a major part of dwarf law; it is an account of a dwarf’s honour; it is a ledger of oaths and fealty. [...] Once written, a grudge can neither be erased nor struck through until it has been settled. This might occur through the death of the perpetrator, recompense, apology or punishment.” – Heinrich Altendorfer, 2519, from his history of the Dwarfs

Welcome back to another “card of the week” spotlight for Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game! Assault on Ulthuan is almost in stores, so this week we’ll look even further ahead to the next Battle Pack in The Corruption Cycle, The Warpstone Chronicles. Offering an impressive array of formidable attachments with the “relic” keyword, this Battle Pack will bring new levels of excitement to your Warhammer: Invasion game.

Relics are support cards that represent iconic and well-known artifacts from the world of Warhammer, and to the stoic Dwarfs, no artifact is more important than the Great Book of Grudges (coming next month in The Warpstone Chronicles). This massive tome lists the many slights against the Dwarfs, and mighty warriors who consult it fight with an increased fervor as they right the wrongs done to their people.

Attached to a unit that compounds this “Grudge effect,” the Great Book of Grudges can be even more devastating. Take, for example, the Slayers of Karak Kadrin (Assault on Ulthuan), which can be sacrificed to destroy a target attacking unit. Attaching the Great Book of Grudges to this unit means that when you sacrifice it, you can take advantage of two effects back-to-back!

Don’t have Slayers of Karak Kadrin in your hand? The Grudge Thrower offers a similar synergy... and without saying too much, this mechanic will take on an even greater prominence for the Dwarfs in future releases. In short, if you're going to strike at the Dwarfs, you'd better be prepared for a swift and punishing retaliation.

Join us next week when we take another look at a card from Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game!

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In Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game, designed by Eric M. Lang, two players develop their kingdoms and lay waste to their foes. Each side is comprised of either the forces of Order or the forces of Destruction as they seek to extend their empire to include the entire Old World. The Living Card Game™ format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Battle Pack expansions to the core game.

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