Warhammer Underworlds
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Warhammer Underworlds is ever-increasing in terms of popularity, as it provides a unique combination of fast-paced action, highly-detailed miniatures and dice, and captivating lore on top of it all. Each new season brings a ton of new Warbands into the game, each with its own flavor and mechanics, allowing for a ton of replayability and tactical combinations. All in all, it’s an excellent entry point for the Age of Sigmar universe.

This is why Games Workshop is releasing a brand new Warhammer Underworlds Starter Set, complete with a 52-page updated Rulebook and a 52-page Playthrough Booklet and Fighter Cards for the factions. These awesome updates are sure to get any new player into the game as quickly and easily as possible – a new streamlined experience Games Workshop first introduced in the 10th Edition of Warhammer 40,000.

The Starter Set brings back to the origins of Warhammer Underworlds – the accursed Mirrored City called Shadespire. This means that Stormcast Eternals’ Farstriders are back to do battle with Nagash’s own Sepulchral Guard in an epic battle of Order vs Death. Each of these factions will have their own dedicated Rivals decks. To those unfamiliar with the term, a Rivals deck requires no deckbuilding whatsoever, which gets you right into the game with very little effort – you just need to learn the rules.

The New Rulebook and Playthrough Booklet Eliminate the Steep Learning Curve

And while we’re on the topic of learning the rules – I’m glad to say it’s never been easier. The updated Rulebook contains everything you possibly need to know to play the game, including all the new mechanics from Wyrdhollow, such as Barge and Salvage. If you happen to get tired from playing one of the Rivals decks – not a problem! The updated rulebook has a useful guide on how to create your own deck to fit your own specific play style.

The new excellent Playthrough Booklet gets players through a predetermined game of Warhammer Underworlds, making sure every single aspect of the game is touched – from the basic activations each Warband can make, to more complex mechanics such as Ploys, Upgrades, Objectives, and Glory points. The Playthrough Booklet also includes different combat scenarios, explaining how seemingly minor choices can have a profound impact on the game. Players can easily mimic these scenarios on the gameboard with their miniatures to enhance their learning experience.

While we don’t have an exact release date on the new Warhammer Underworlds Starter Set, Games Workshop has stated that it will come to pre-order “very soon”.

Krasen Gechev

A self-proclaimed warrior-poet, Krasen is a man of many hobbies – ranging from combat sports training, LARPing, to writing poetry. One of those many hobbies happens to be board games. Be it with a fist, pen, sword or keyboard – he aims to be just, merciless and effective.