Games Workshop really knows how to set the bar at gaming expos and this year’s Gen Con was no different.
For months, fans have been waiting for just a slither of news about season three of the competitive miniature game, Warhammer Underworlds. And while there have been a few sneaky teasers and blacked-out miniatures, the details have been few and far between. That was until today at Gen Con 2019.
Players have explored the city of Shadespire and survived the opening of the Nighvault, but now it’s time to venture into the Beastgrave. In the latest addition to the series, entitled Warhammer Underolds: Beastgrave, GW has once again refined the ruleset, while adding some brand new mechanics and of course stunning new warbands.
As with Shadespire and Nighvault, the Beastgrave core set comes with two brand new warbands – Draknar’s Ravagers and Skaeth’s Wild Hunt, which are both very different to what we’ve seen before.
Draknar’s Ravagers – this vicious pack of Beastmen are fast, deadly and cunning, bringing the ambushing, dark-magic slinging, horn-gouging awesomeness of the Beasts of Chaos to a brand-new game system. The models look great too, giving us the first Bestigor, Ungors and Great Bray-Shaman specifically designed for the Mortal Realms.
Skaeth’s Wild Hunt offers us new insights into the Mortal Realms with our first look at the Kurnothi – aelf-like creatures with a savage style of their own. Offering a fast and highly specialised group of fighters, they’re a deadly and flexible warband capable of cutting down enemies at any range.
The new season also introduces us to a new setting as players delve into the savage depths of Ghur.
The Necroquake has permanently damaged the Mirrored City, causing it to bleed into the ancient mountain known as Beastgrave.
As the curse of the Katophranes leeches into the long-dormant edifice, savage powers thought long-dead awaken, with streets of shadeglass jutting from pillars of bone and catacombs of living amber.
The release date for Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave is still not known, but as soon as we have it we’ll let you know. In the meantime, check out our other Warhammer articles including our unboxing video of Warhammer Warcry.