|Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game | Published 07 July 2009|
Warhammer Fantasy has been in existence for over two decades. Now, Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game! Taking place in the war-torn setting of Warhammer Fantasy, players muster their forces, collect vast resources, venture out on perilous -but rewarding- quests, build and develop their kingdom, and lead massive sieges against heavily fortified foes. Designed by Eric M. Lang, award-winning designer of the Call of Cthulhu and A Game of Thrones card games, Warhammer: Invasion puts you in charge of an empire seeking to rule the lands.
Races are divided into Order and Destruction. The Dwarfs, a proud race for Order, continue to seek recompense for wrongs done to them in years past. Thick armour, mighty weapons, and their knowledge of building will see their empire return to glory once more. Savage and brutal forces of Destruction, the Orcs wage war on everyone, including themselves. Able to deal out massive blows and jury-rig together haphazard camps and weapons of war, the Orcs desire nothing more than a foe to fight. The Empire is sprawling, industrious, and firmly dedicated to the forces of Order. Featuring some of the most brilliant minds of the age, the Empire constructs towering citadels and trains their troops to the highest standard. Led by the Emperor, Karl Franz, the lands of men are ready for war. The forces of Destruction are proud to count Chaos among their ranks. Boasting deadly spells and terrifying daemons, Chaos is able to strike swiftly and take out many enemy capitals. Once entrenched, the forces of the Ruinous Powers are difficult to dislodge. Elves, though few in number, are found on both sides of the conflict. The noble High Elves join the forces of Order, while their cruel kin, the Dark Elves, join the ranks of Destruction. Each race can be played individually, or alliances may be struck between factions; Order may only ally with Order, and Destruction can only join like-minded forces.
As you build up your Capital, you must construct buildings to grow your empire, muster troops to defend your realm, destroy the foes arrayed against you, and send your troops on perilous quests. Featuring an innovative system of development, Warhammer Invasion gives you the chance to forge the realm you always dreamt of. Combine the forces of Order however you wish, or forge dark alliances with the powers of Destruction. Each side must balance their desire for dominance with their struggle for supplies. Every unit brought forth can contribute to your attacking force, your ability to bring in new cards, or to your overall resources. In this desperate battle for glory, can you afford not to have any of these three?
For those of you who can’t get enough of the Warhammer world we have an added bonus! Within the Core Set are codes for two exclusive items for the Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning MMO. Rivenstaff’s Deck of Eight, a magical deck of Tarot cards was once used for soothsaying by the famous Seer, Justus Rivenstaff, that will temporarily boost one stat and lower another, and the humourous Bottomless Bowl of Custard! This item allows you to fling a delectable treat at friends and foes. Also be sure to check out the Support page to view the awesome video trailer for Warhammer Online and the link to a free 10-day trial.
Also found in the Core Set:
So choose your side; Order or Destruction, the world is ripe for the taking. Do you have the strength to claim it?
Warhammer Invasion The Card Game is a card game in which 2 players develop their kingdoms and lay waste to their foes. Each side is comprised of either the forces of Order -Dwarfs, High Elves, Empire- or the forces of Destruction -Orcs, Chaos, Dark Elves- as they seek to extend their empire to include the entire Old World.
simply put i cant wait for this game to come out
I'd have preferred a new 40K card game.
I was secretly hoping for 40k universe redone but this is REALLY cool nonetheless. When will this be available? I didn't see a release date mentioned in the article.
I think I'm looking at some neat art and interesting card design, but at post-stamp size ... why aren't they clickable?
Would you prefer black or white borders with that? ;)
Not bad, but in one way disappointing. I was hoping for a sci-fi LCG. If FFG is mining the Warhammer IP for a card game, I would have preferred it be the 40K universe, maybe a Dark Heresy game. This game seems close in theme to the AGOT LCG though in the Warhammer universe, making it two fantasy LCGs and one horror/fantasy LCG. I still think a TI LCG would be a real winner and offer lots of scope for design and adventure.
This is a fantastic addition to the LCG line. And awesome!