30 January 2017 | Runewars Miniatures

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Announcing Four Expansion Packs for Runewars Miniatures Game

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Waiqar’s dark forces have crossed into Terrinoth, and the first battles of the next great war will soon be fought among the mountain passes, fertile plains, and verdant forests of the realm. As both sides jockey for position, they send out calls for reinforcements to join them on the front lines…

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce four new expansion packs for Runewars Miniatures Game:

  • Oathsworn Cavalry Unit Expansion
  • Daqan Infantry Command Unit Upgrade Expansion
  • Reanimate Archers Unit Expansion
  • Waiqar Infantry Command Unit Upgrade Expansion

As your army grows, each of these expansions gives you a different way to grow the forces of the Daqan Lords or Waiqar the Undying. The two unit expansions contain enough figures to field a unit of Oathsworn Cavalry or Reanimate Archers, identical to the units in the Runewars Core Set, but offering new upgrade cards and allowing you to field larger armies on the battlefield. Then, you can increase your command over the forces of Terrinoth or the undead with two unit upgrade expansions. Each unit upgrade expansion offers a wealth of upgrade cards and four figures that can be added to an infantry formation to greatly increase that unit’s power.

Oathsworn Cavalry Unit Expansion

Few sounds strike more fear into an enemy of Terrinoth than the thundering hooves of a column of armored destriers. Each mount is bred and trained for war. Each rider is a lifelong professional warrior or an avowed knight, sworn to a baron’s or Free City’s service until the rider’s final breath. Rider and mount work together on the battlefield in perfect synergy, charging into combat and crushing the enemy in a wave of steel.

With the Oathsworn Cavalry Unit Expansion, you gain four new Oathsworn Cavalry figures—enough to field a two-tray unit or increase the size of another unit. These fearsome knights are sworn to fight for the Daqan Lords and protect the realm, and they are first introduced in the Runewars Core Set. We’ll take a closer look at these cavalry in our preview of the Daqan Lords forces, but this unit expansion is a perfect way to quickly increase your cavalry and unlock new options with five new upgrade cards for any army.

Daqan Infantry Command Unit Upgrade Expansion

With polished armor glinting in the sunlight, the armies of the twelve baronies and the Free Cities are a stirring sight. Master wizards from the circles at Greyhaven and Nerekhall bolster their ranks, wielding destructive power and an arsenal of runebound shards to devastate their foes. Battle standards with histories as long as the Baronies of Daqan swirl in the wind, while the roar of lion horns stiffens the backs of wavering soldiers. Every company is led by a champion, one who has faced death time and again, yet has survived and now invites others to draw strength from his own stolid bravery.

The Daqan Infantry Command Unit Upgrade Expansion introduces four brand-new figures to the armies of the Daqan Lords—a Banner Guard, a Wizard, a Champion, and a Cornicen. Alongside these figures, you’ll find eighteen new upgrade cards, many of which include ways to bring these new figures into your armies. For instance, you may choose to support one of your units with the Lance Corporal upgrade card, implanting the Champion figure into the ranks of your unit. As long as the Champion figure is alive, you gain the benefit of the Lance Corporal card, which significantly boosts your tactical flexibility!

We’ll take a closer look at this unit upgrade expansion in a future preview.

Reanimate Archers Unit Expansion

The hiss of Reanimates’ blighted arrows raining down from the skies sends even veteran soldiers scrambling for cover. Wounds inflicted by these arrows rapidly necrotize: flesh peels away, foulness spreads, and bones crumble and crack. Panic spreads as healthy warriors fall, rotted from within. Able to kill at range and afflict their targets with the blight of the Mistlands, Reanimate Archers inspire fear in even the most stalwart soldiers. 

Fire poisoned arrows down on your enemies with the eight new Reanimate Archer figures included in the Reanimate Archers Unit Expansion! These eight figures give you the option to field another two-tray unit or increase the size of a larger unit—perhaps fielding a block of archers that will rain death on your foes. Like the Oathsworn Cavalry, these figures are identical to the figures included in the Runewars Core Set, and this expansion gives you an easy way to raise more undead to fight for Waiqar the Undying, while opening dark new paths with five new upgrade cards. We’ll explore the Reanimate Archers in much more detail in our preview of Waiqar’s forces.

Waiqar Infantry Command Unit Upgrade Expansion

The undead are terrifying foes, known for their tireless strength and single-minded purpose, but no less terrifying is the fact that each of the champions leading Waiqar’s hosts possesses centuries of experience in military tactics and strategy. These military geniuses support their battle plans with the steady, inexorable beat of skeletal drummers and the sinister sigils raised by the gaunt standard-bearers. And perhaps worst of all, necromancers stalk the ranks of Waiqar’s army, raising the fallen to fight again in the name of their lord. 

In the same fashion as the Daqan Infantry Command Unit Upgrade Expansion, this expansion pack offers four new figures that you may add to an infantry unit: a Standard-Bearer, a Champion, a Drummer, and a Necromancer. With eighteen new upgrade cards to increase your army’s power, you’ll find plenty of ways to add these figures to your units, perhaps adding a Marching Drummer who lets your unit turn freely, so long as the Drummer remains with the unit. 

We’ll take a closer look at this unit upgrade expansion in a future preview!

Call Your Reinforcements

Whether you’re charging into battle at the front of a cavalry wing, launching a volley of blighted arrows with skeletal archers, or taking command of your army, these four expansions offer the tools you need. Look for these expansion packs at your local retailer in the second quarter of 2017:

  • Oathsworn Cavalry Unit Expansion
  • Daqan Infantry Command Unit Upgrade Expansion
  • Reanimate Archers Unit Expansion
  • Waiqar Infantry Command Unit Upgrade Expansion
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