Tons of new content has been confirmed for Warhammer: The Old World, the upcoming fantasy wargame by Games Workshop which is the spiritual successor of Warhammer Fantasy Battle and the polished modern sibling of the defunct predecessor. Defunct no more that is!
Fantastic Value Starter Box Sets for Warhammer: The Old World
The game, which will feature several confirmed factions from the original, and which is due to release in February according to rumors, will now feature two boxes to start players with, with the Knights of Bretonnia and Tomb Kings Core Boxes stepping into the Fantasy Battle scene.
The prices of the two boxes are unconfirmed but they will contain roughly 1,300-point armies, and if Dominion and Leviathan are any indicators, we may expect these to retail for around $180, adding insane value to the people who scoop a copy up.
This begs the question: What’s in the box? Hold on, Brad Pitt, we will let you know in a moment. Well, there are a lot of bits with two separate launch boxes that will feature the two armies of the game. Each of the boxes will get a 352-page hardback Warhammer: The Old World rulebook and a four-page reference sheet, along with 20 D6 dice, one-sided scatter dice, two classic red plastic measuring sticks, transfer sheets, and three weapon templates.
This is a lot, and we have not even got to the best part – the armies themselves! The Tomb Kings of Khemri will feature the eye-watering 93 miniatures along with the Liche Priest on Necrolith Bone Dragon, which you can build as a Tomb King on foot or Tomb King on Bone Dragon (right as if there is a REAL choice, right?).
Then, you get your run-of-the-mill Skeleton Warriors (40), Skeleton Archers (32), and Skeleton Chariots (3), along with Skeleton Horsemen (16). Is this good value? You are DAMN right.
Forces of Bretonnia Rally Against the Undying Threat
Then comes the Kingdom of Bretonnia edition and it’s just as sexy. The Bretonnian will muster 76 distinct miniatures that will clash over the fields of battle, led by their Lord on Royal Pegasus who can assume the role of a Duke or a Baron.
There is a lance formation of 12 Bretonnian Knights of the Realm. The forces will be supplemented by Bretonnian Men-at-Arms (36), and Peasant Bowmen (24), along with two defense stakes, Pegasus Knights (3) and 176 transfers on a Kingdom of Bretonnian Transfer sheet. Players can scoop up the rules for their armies (outside of the core rule book) in the two tombs that will feature the Forces of Good and Forces of Evil, which will unite the rules for the armies in a compact form.
You can also scoop up the Arcane Journals to get into extra art, history, maps, heraldry, and so on. You will find some specific rules in those Arcane Journals as your game knowledge becomes stronger, but you need not worry at first, as there is PLENTY of assembly required.