8 November 2011 | Warhammer: Invasion LCG

Who's Gonna Lead The Iron Rock?

A Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game spotlight


Ahem. Mornin’ humie scum.     I is Scraggit, and dis is Da Boss. Yeah, dat’s right, da really big green guy behind me. Anyway, me an’ Da Boss reckon youse lot gotta be da luckiest humies wot ever breathed ‘cos you gets to find out all about da brilliant greenskin army wivout gettin’ dead first… We is da Orcs (and Gobbos). We is green. Green is best.     –Warhammer: Orcs & Goblins, “Da Front Bit”

How does an Orc get to be Da Boss? By bein’ da biggest and da baddest warrior in da tribe and kickin’ in da heads of da weaker Orcs! What else would you expect?

If you’re thinking, “duh!,” then you might be waiting anxiously for The Iron Rock, the third Battle Pack in The Capital Cycle for Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game. Devoting roughly half of its 60 new cards to the Orcs, The Iron Rock highlights Orcish brutality in all its mad glory.

Bein’ Da Boss

It’s only hard to be Da Boss if you’re not a hard Orc. Otherwise, putting down the constant challenges from others who might want to lead should just prove a welcome relief from all that plannin’ and thinkin’. The Iron Rock introduces the Orcs’ new Capital Center, the Boss Pit (The Iron Rock, 49). Greenskins are generally scattered and nomadic, roving across the lands in search of good fights, but when a powerful leader rises from the ranks, kicks in some skulls, and unites the tribes for Waaagh!, they become a terrifying force of destruction.

When it comes into play, the Boss Pit represents a powerful Orc’s efforts to turn the tribes’ attentions to a rival race. It’s no easy task, but if a single boss can keep the tribes from imploding for four turns, Boss Pit gives you a massive boost to your card draw, fueling your Greenskin swarms.

The Boss Pit is probably best played to your Kingdom zone, where it provides efficient power, once you can afford the loyalty cost. However, the Orcs excel at playing inexpensive hordes, and the loyalty cost of this Capital Center is probably less a concern for them than the loyalty costs of the other Capital Centers are for other races.

Get ready to assault your opponent’s ranks with the Boss Pit and your Greenskin horde. The Iron Rock is coming soon!

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