14 February 2011 | Warhammer: Invasion LCG

Blow Off Some Steam

A Warhammer: Invasion card of the week spotlight


Steam Tanks are monstrous, smoke-belching creations that rumble towards the enemy, firing deadly cannonballs from their steam-powered guns. The advance of these iron behemoths is terrifying to behold, as arrows ricochet from armoured hulls and enemy warriors are crushed beneath their immense bulk. Powered by a pressurised boiler that siphons steam through pipes and pistons, the Steam Tank is the inspired design of the famed Leonardo of Miragliano. Twelve Steam Tanks were originally built, though only eight now remain, carefully maintained by the College of Engineers. In times of war, the College may sanction the use of these rare and valuable machines should the threat be dire enough.

Welcome back to the Warhammer: Invasion card of the week! Omens of Ruin, the first Battle Pack in The Morrslieb Cycle, will be on store shelves late next week. So far we’ve previewed the fearsome Ungor Raiders, the destructive Boar Pen, the inspirational High Elf leader Korhil, and the protective Tree Kin. Today, let’s look at one of the most potent war machines in the Empire’s arsenal: the Steam Tank.

The Ground Rumbles

Empire players are familiar with the unifying concept behind the bright wizards. Units like Thyrus Gorman and Friedrich Hemmler begin with the ability to do massive damage. Unfortunately they’re dying little by little, since bright wizards often hurt themselves steadily until they’re consumed by their own destructive fires.

The Steam Tank is a unit that takes the opposite approach. It has an amazing seven hit points, making it a defensive powerhouse. As for offense, it may be slow to get moving... but once it picks up enough steam, it becomes an unstoppable force on the battlefield!

While you could wait for the Steam Tank to gain power on its own, there are plenty of attachments that’ll help it along (for example, you could put its crew through a bit of Knight Training or mount a Helblaster Volley Gun to its hull). Whatever attachments you choose, rest assured that with the Steam Tank’s high defensive capabilities, they’re a relatively safe investment.

Look for Omens of Ruin on store shelves soon, and keep checking back for another Warhammer: Invasion card of the week!

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