Earlier this month, Fantasy Flight Games announced Banners of War, an upcoming expansion for Runewars. With over 50 new figures and hundreds of new cards and tokens, Banners of War builds on the strategy and diplomacy of the war for the dragon runes. But perhaps most exciting is Banners of War’s modular design. While many of its core mechanics are mandatory (including Tactical Fate cards and alternate units), several others are optional. This allows players to include or omit them at will, tailoring their own Runewars experience. One such variant, “Commanders of the Battlefield,” elevates heroes to a new level of strategic importance, allowing a player to promote one to the role of Commander! Today, we’ll take a closer look at this variant, and we’ll see how the presence of a hero can tip the balance of an all-important battle.
New Banners of War preview
Fantasy Flight Games have posted a new preview showing some of the components and cards from the upcoming Banners of War expansion for the Rune Wars boardgame. From their website: