Terror from Beyond the Mist
Announcing the Lord Vorun'thul Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game
Mindless monsters are not the only thing to emerge from the terrifying Mistlands of Mennara. In hushed whispers, many speak of ancient vampires, creeping from the mist to hunt those unlucky enough to find themselves on the edges of Waiqar's domain.
Lord Vorun was a renowned defender of the land and a knight of unquestionable honor. When his liege swore allegiance to Waiqar the Undying, Vorun was faced with a choice. Torn between his duty to Terrinoth and his oath of fealty, Vorun chose to trust in the wisdom of his master and continue his service despite his misgivings, and so the lord of House Ammanas joined the other great nobles of Bilehall in a fateful ritual that transformed them all into undead horrors. Upon realizing the full truth of what he had done, Vorun was overcome with shame and self-loathing, and he found himself unable to tolerate any reminder of his lost honor. He turned upon the lesser nobles and servitors of his house and hunted them down one by one, forcing them to join him in service to Waiqar.
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Lord Vorun’thul Hero Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game!
A once noble and stalwart knight, Lord Vorun pledged his service to Waiqar and became the terrible, monstrous vampire Lord Vorun'thul. Trapped between his honorable intentions and an insatiable bloodlust, Lord Vorun’thul is the first Runewars Miniatures Game character with the power to transform mid-battle, alternating between his humanoid form and the terrifying Vorun’thul the Cursed. With an assortment of new upgrade cards alongside new deployment, objective, and terrain cards, this expansion brings vampiric power to the forces of Waiqar the Undying.
Honor and Chaos
For forty points, Lord Vorun'thul can be deployed into battle as either version of himself, giving an enemy unit of your choice a stun or immobolize token, depending on which version of Vorun'thul you choose to deploy.
Lord Vorun’thul is a former stalwart knight, and though he has taken on a more ghoulish appearance, he still maintains the combat prowess he held prior to his dark transformation. Once during an attack, you may spend two surges to give the defender a stun token… which makes it much more difficult to strike back at this fearsome vampire, who attacks with white, red, and blue dice. However, if you choose to end your activation with a special modifier, Lord Vorun’thul transforms into his other, more fearsome, half.
Giving into his hunger, a special modifier sees Lord Vorun’thul placed within Range 1 and in line of sight of his current position and engaged with an enemy. Then, Vorun’thul squares up and transforms into Vorun’thul the Cursed before performing an attack. While you remove a die for this attack, the abilities provided by Vorun’thul the Cursed more than make up for removing a single die in an attack.
With Brutal 1 and a Lethal value equal to the stable runes on the field, Vorun’thul the Cursed is almost guaranteed to do some kind of damage. Furthermore, rolling a surge can allow Vorun’thul to gain an additional Brutal 1 for the attack, increasing his threat to three. What's more, with the Protected 2 keyword, Vorun’thul the Cursed is an expert at being engaged with enemies and tearing them apart while taking minimal damage. While Vorun’thul the Cursed misses out on green actions and modifiers, he has his own built-in escape mechanism that allows him to prowl the battlefield with ease.
With you use the special modifier with Vorun’thul the Cursed, you can place him at Range 2 of his current position and not engaged with an enemy before transforming into Lord Vorun’thul and receiving one stun token.
Both of Vorun’thul’s unit cards share the same command tool, and it allows this deadly vampire to easily manuever around the battlefield in any form. With four white march orders, Vorun’thul has plenty of options for modifiers as he makes his way across the field. Blue modifiers offer two different charges that can launch either version of Vorun’thul into battle, and while Vorun’thul the Cursed loses access to green actions and modifiers, Lord Vorun’thul can use these actions and modifiers to shift and rotate, giving him easy control over the space around him.
Terror from the Mist
Each time Vorun’thul gives in to his hunger, it becomes harder for him to recollect himself and become the calm, composed lord he pretends to be. His handsome features have begun to twist with feral rage, and his hunger whispers incessantly for him to give up the fight. Centuries of lying to himself and others have divided his nature, but eventually, one of his halves is sure to win out over the other, and given the power of Waiqar’s curse, it is unlikely to be his beneficent guise. When Vorun’thul’s hunger finally overcomes him, there will be a reckoning within House Ammanas as his shrouded secrets fall away and his horrific nature is revealed to all.
Give in to your true nature with the Lord Vorun’thul Hero Expansion (RWM31) for Runewars Miniatures Game, available for pre-order from your local retailer or our website.