Pilgrims In An Unholy Land
A Warhammer: Invasion card of the week
Wherever the holy Grail Knights of Bretonnia travel, they gather a trail of fanatical worshippers whose only goal in life is to bask in the reflected glory of these mighty individuals. Driven by relentless obsession, these Battle Pilgrims collect almost anything that a Knight casts away, whether it be scraps of ruined armour, clothing, or even discarded food. Such is their burning passion, these religious scavengers will follow their idol through all weathers and lands, exulting in his acts and praising his words. In combat, the sheer number and zeal of these peasant warriors is often enough to overwhelm their enemies.
Welcome back to the Warhammer: Invasion card of the week! Having missed the past two weeks due to Gen Con, we’ve got some catching up to do in previewing all the exciting new cards making their way onto tabletops. To recap, The Fall of Karak Grimaz (the second Battle Pack in The Enemy Cycle) hit stores last month, and March of the Damned (the latest boxed expansion) had an amazing debut at Gen Con. With our eyes ever fixed on the future, let’s return our attention to The Silent Forge, the next Battle Pack coming your way.
We’ve already seen a few cards from this anticipated pack; Descendant of Indraugnire brings his awesome power to the aid of the High Elves, while Esli’an schemes from the shadows to bring the enemies of Chaos to bay. Today, let’s take a look at a group of religious zealots ready to take on the forces of Destruction, and more specifically, the vile Skaven.
The first Bretonnian card to enter the game, Battle Pilgrims is a low-cost Unit card with the power to quickly dispatch corrupted units. For obvious reasons this is great against the Skaven, who tend to corrupt themselves as a cost for devastating effects. Consider, for example, Battle Pilgrims’ effectiveness against the fearsome Skaven Unit Deathmaster Sniktch. As soon as your opponent corrupts his Deathmaster you can use the Battle Pilgrims’ action to target him. The Deathmaster will still take out his target, but it will cost him dearly. In this way, Battle Pilgrims make a great deterrent for this otherwise devastating card.
What other clever uses can you devise for these zealous Bretonnians? Discuss your strategies below or in our forums, and join us next week for another Warhammer: Invasion card of the week!
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