|Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game | Published 27 September 2011|
They may worship the God of Blood or the Father of Plagues, they may enact their patrons’ petty rivalries and battle amongst themselves for supremacy, but when they march to war, united by the will of the mightiest of their kind, they fight and kill as one.
–Sebastine Letrange, quillkeeper of Languille
In an earlier spotlight on Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game, we explored several cards soon to sow Chaos and corruption with the release of The Inevitable City. Among them, we previewed the Hero Khorvak Grimbreath (The Inevitable City, 6) who allows corrupted units you control to attack from any zone.
This week, we look at some of the ways The Inevitable City provides a significant boost to Hero characters and forces with great loyalty.
The cost of loyalty
In Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game, units with strong loyalties can be tricky to play, especially if you want to make them central to your deck. Khorvak Grimbreath can sow tremendous chaos with his ability to allow your corrupted units to attack from any zone, but you’ll need a hand full of cheap Chaos cards to get him out early in the game. The question ultimately becomes whether you think you can afford his high loyalty, which, initially, appears to be a considerable drawback.
But if, at first, your answer is, “No,” and you turn away from cards with high loyalty costs, your answer may change if you can suddenly make good use of his loyalty once he’s in play. Willpower (The Inevitable City, 19) makes your commitment to the forces of Chaos and their powerful Hero a win-win proposition. Not only do you gain his powerful ability, but you get additional Power for each loyalty icon. Khorvak Grimbreath’s loyalty to Chaos can lead to some nasty surprises as his one Power suddenly rockets up by another four. With two copies of Willpower, Khorvak Grimbreath can burn a zone all by himself.
The mightiest of their kind
Hero cards get another little boost in The Inevitable City with Ancient Stegadon (The Inevitable City, 17). Because players can’t play more than one Hero to a zone, there’s a natural limitation to the number of Hero units a player may build into a deck. You don’t want to draw units you can’t play, but Ancient Stegadon may encourage players to test the balance of of Hero cards they can put into their deck. At six cost, it’s not very likely to see a lot of play, even though it brings three power and five hit points to a zone, but if you have a Hero in a zone, the Ancient Stegadon can play to it at a three-cost reduction, making it a highly-efficient attacker or defender.
Fight and kill as one
Willpower and Ancient Stegadon let players set aside some of their petty concerns about deck-building and just play with power! Take advantage of these and other cards from The Inevitable City to turn some of your weaknesses to strengths, catch your foes unprepared, and lay them to waste with the power of Chaos.
Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game is a card game by Eric M. Lang in which 2 players develop their kingdoms and lay waste to their foes. Each side is comprised of either the forces of Order or the forces of Destruction as they seek to extend their empire to include the entire Old World. The Living Card Game format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Battle Pack expansions to the core game.
It is so all about Grimgor Ironhide as a dev in the battlefield, followed by Rip Dere 'Eads Off! and Willpower for an instant burn early game. Maybe too powerful of a potential combo but it does require three cards early...
Willpower is nice! If I remember correctly, I think dwarves have some high loyalty costs as well.
Yeah I like all three of these cards, but the steggie art leaves something to be desired.
Willpower does look pretty damn awesome, I'm really looking forward to having Khorvak Grimbreath in my deck to see if I can indeed get the whole zone burning with just three cards! Gotta love how Chaos can sometimes just swoop on in and devastate the game!
I'm with Aerodog, a deluxe expansion to follow the Capital cycle would be tremendous :)
Great preview with great cards. Really looking forward to the incorporation of Willpower into my decks. Thanks FFG !
Is Warhammer Invasion going to get another deluxe expansion?
This Stegadon looks like the ugly child of an orc and a fat pig. Disappointing graphic.