Runewars

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 18th, 2017
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The Uthuk Y’llan are coming soon to Runewars games. These desert-dwelling monsters once had control of most of Terrinoth. They’ve decided it’s time once again for their rule to extend across the land. To help out, they’re bulking up their numbers. Fantasy Flight Games has anno...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 14th, 2017
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Fantasy Flight has a pair of new releases available for Runewars. They’re the Carrion Lancers and Rune Golems sets to help you expand out from what you got in the main box. So if you’d like to add a bit more giant worm cavalry or some semi-sentient magic rock monsters, now’s your ch...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 11th, 2017
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Fantasy Flight is heading back from the harsh demon-like Uthuk Y’llan to the deep and lush forests in this preview. The Latari Elves need themselves some command upgrades, and so that’s what is on display here....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 5th, 2017
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The Uthuk Y’llan are a dastardly race that terrorized Terrinoth centuries ago. Over that time, they were reduced to legends. Scary tales to tell children around campfires. But those tales were true. And now they’re back to reclaim what had been theirs. At the end of their units, the comma...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 27th, 2017
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We’ve got the humans. We’ve got the undead. We’ll soon be getting the elves. And now Fantasy Flight has announced the 4th faction for Runewars. It’s the Uthuk Y’llan. They’re savage demon-like things ready to spread their evilness all across Terrinoth once more....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 16th, 2017
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Last weekend, I got to watch my first full game of Runewars. It’s an interesting-looking game. The two players were playing a 200 point army, which is apparently a “standard size.” Though, since both really just had a couple starter-boxes to go with, it was kind of a stretch to get ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 13th, 2017
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I’ve always been more of a “dog person” than a “cat person.” And within that, I’ve always preferred the larger breeds (German Shepherd and Great Pyrenees) to the smaller ones. However, if I could get a Leonx and have it as a pet, yeah, I’d probably want to ri...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 6th, 2017
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When you think of elves, you think of guys with long hair, pointy ears, and bows and arrows. It’s just sort of a thing you expect. Well, in Runewars, the Latari Elves aren’t going to disappoint you, as they do have a regiment of guys with long hair, pointy ears, and bows and arrows. They&...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 31st, 2017
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Each faction in Runewars has their various troop units and characters, but they’ve also got that one “big” unit that stalks around the board, being rather intimidating and taking out enemies. For the upcoming Latari Elves faction, those are the Aymhelin Scions, of which we get a pre...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 23rd, 2017
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While the rank-and-file troopers might get much of the job done, they wouldn’t be nearly as effective without the strong leaders that spearhead the charges and direct the arrows. For the Latari Elves, the upcoming faction for Runewars, one of their leaders is Aliana of Summersong. Fantasy Fligh...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 22nd, 2017
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From one fantasy game to another. Fantasy Flight Games continues to expand their Runewars line for the two armies currently available. In this case, the undead are getting a mounted knights unit, the Death Knights....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 19th, 2017
3 Comments
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A couple of my friends have gotten deep into Runewars. They feel the game flows fairly well and plays rather smoothly. I’ve yet to really have a chance to give it a go (so many games, so little time… *sigh*). For those that were waiting for the game to get a few more miniatures out [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 16th, 2017
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The armies of Runewars are currently pretty small. But everyone’s gotta start somewhere. As time goes on, more and more expansions are being added, helping keep the excitement going. Fantasy Flight has announced several new expansions, some old, and some new, that will help expand your undead f...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 9th, 2017
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In fantasy combat games, thinning out the enemy ranks before you enter melee with them is a must. You don’t want entire regiments of enemy soldiers meeting up with yours, if you can avoid it. In order to help out with that, the Daqan Lords in Runewars are getting some ranged support in the form...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 3rd, 2017
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Fantasy armies usually have a special, named hero or two in them, leading their troops into battle. The armies in Runewars are no different. Soon, the Daqan Lords will be able to add Lord Hawthorne (with or without his horse) to their forces. We get a look at what he’s capable of in this previe...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 2nd, 2017
8 Comments
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How’s everyone out there enjoying Runewars? I’ve not had much chance to look over it. We’ve got a set in the game library, but other projects have kept me from getting the game on the board, so I’ve only looked it over. The set, being just a starter, can certainly use some mor...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 1st, 2017
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When the Latari Elves make their way to tabletops, joining the other two factions of Runewars, Fantasy Flight doesn’t want them to lag behind in terms of options on the field. So, since there’s characters and command elements for the others, the elves are getting them, too. You can check ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 28th, 2017
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Woo! We’ve made it back to Friday. We all know my love of today. But it’s not just any Friday. It’s International Tabletop Day Eve. Yes, tomorrow we celebrate our hobby all over the world. Hopefully you’re planning on going out and celebrating. Many LGSs and gaming clubs have ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 24th, 2017
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So, I’m sure many of you got copies of Runewars over the weekend. What’re your thoughts on it? We got a copy here in the office. Haven’t had much of a chance to really look into it yet (been busy with lots of other things), beyond simply looking over the components. Well, we know th...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 14th, 2017
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Well, the wait is finally over. The game was announced at Gen Con last year, being one of the “big reveals” from Fantasy Flight. Certainly, people have been excited about it since then, and it’s created some of the biggest discussions here on the site whenever a post is made. Well, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 12th, 2017
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The work week continues along. We’re halfway home (“home” in this case being the weekend, of course). If we’ve made it this far, there’s a good chance we’ll make it the rest of the way. But just to make sure, we should bulk up on some bite-size gaming stories. Toda...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 10th, 2017
7 Comments
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The hype about Runewars has been steadily growing as the release date approaches. One concern a lot of people had, though, was that there were only two factions. Well, no longer, as Fantasy Flight Games has announced and posted a preview of the Latari Elves....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 7th, 2017
3 Comments
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The release of Runewars is just a week away. I know some of you are really looking forward to it. Others are being cautiously optimistic. Well, Fantasy Flight certainly has given us plenty of previews. They’ve got another one up, this time in video form, letting us know a bit from the designer&...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 4th, 2017
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Another really long headline for a preview of an upcoming expansion pack for Runewars. The last one saw quite some conversation about it. Now we get the undead side of things....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 28th, 2017
19 Comments
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That’s a whole lotta headline for a four-model box set, but there we are, then. More previews are coming out for Runewars, the fantasy miniatures game from Fantasy Flight. This time around, it’s the Daqan Infantry Command Unit Upgrade expansion pack. There’s a new army standard, a w...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 21st, 2017
2 Comments
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When you’re dead, you’re dead. Or maybe not. What happens after we die is a mystery, only revealed once we get there. In the world of Terrinoth, death doesn’t mean you’re done with your military obligation. The reanimated dead walk the land, taking up arms for their masters. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 14th, 2017
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Hi-ho, Paisley! To battle! Ok, I don’t really know if any of the Oathsworn Cavalry have named their horse Paisley, or Silver, or Fluffer-Nutter, or anything like that, but I suggest you name them that, just because. Anyway, today we’re getting another look inside Runewars, the upcoming fa...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 6th, 2017
31 Comments
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Runewars is getting closer to its release date. We’ve seen what comes in the starter boxes, but certainly people are going to want more than just that, adding to the units that they will initially get. Well, that’s what Fantasy Flight is showing off here. They’ve let us know about e...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 1st, 2017
5 Comments
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The release of Runewars gets ever closer. Some of you already have your pre-orders in. (I’m sensing a trend here this morning…) Well, what will you be getting? Fantasy Flight Games has posted up a preview of the Armies of the Daqan Lords (I.E. – “the good guys”) that wil...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Feb 15th, 2017
9 Comments
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This is one that people have been waiting for since it was announced last year at Gen Con. Fantasy Flight Games has started taking pre-orders for their new rank-and-file fantasy war game, Runewars. Get your name on the list and be the first gamer on your block with the new figures when they’re ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 31st, 2017
3 Comments
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I know. I know. I know. The game’s not even out there yet. But Fantasy Flight Games isn’t going to just have the starter box and nothing else out there to entice you to play Runewars. They’ve announced four expansion boxes that you’ll be able to pick up....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 27th, 2017
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From the recent Runewars preview, people are wondering when the game will be hitting gaming tables all over the world. Well, there’s not much longer to wait, as Fantasy Flight Games is taking pre-orders for the launch event kits. There’s two you can get in order to make sure that the rele...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 24th, 2017
2 Comments
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In the past, a lot of miniatures games were simply, “beat the crap out of your opponent” in terms of victory conditions. Last figure standing, wins. We’ve been steadily moving away from that for a while now, with scenarios and objectives that your army is looking to score in order t...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 17th, 2017
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Well, we know how you move your figures into combat with each other in Runewars, but what about once you actually get there? How is combat figured out? Flip a coin? Rock, Paper, Scissors? Tickle contest? Apparently, it’s none of those. What it is is previewed in this article they posted....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 10th, 2017
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While some units have ranged attacks and could theoretically just be deployed and stay there the entire game, for most figures on the field, that’s not really an option. You’re going to have to get your figures from one side of the board to the other. But how does that work, exactly? That...