Fantasy Flight Games announced The Howl of Blackmane, the first war pack in the Warlord Cycle for their new living card game, Warhammer 40,000: Conquest due out later this year. Conquest is designed by Brad Andres, Nate French, and Eric M. Lang who also all worked on Call of Cthulhu together.
In Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, monthly expansions to this Warhammer themed LCG are known as War Packs. Like Android: Netrunner or Star Wars: The Card Game, each pack will contain sixty cards offering enhancements to game play and many deck building options.
The Howl of Blackmane brings your warlords to the forefront of your battles in the Traxis sector. New warlords are introduced in every War Pack, leading bloodthirsty armies, and bringing new strategies for achieving victory. You’ll find more than new warlords, however. Other cards introduced in The Howl of Blackmane and throughout the cycle put the focus directly on your warlord, whether by granting benefits to your other forces, orchestrating army movements, or exhausting to trigger powerful tactics.
FFG introduces new units to assist the Wolf Lord, Ragnar Blackmane in this pack. Blackmane is designed to engage in battle as much as possible and send his Space Marine engineered hunters to track down their opponents.
The base game will be available third quarter of this year and Howl of Blackmane will be available fourth quarter.
Blood Bowl: Team Manager – Foul Play
Last week, Fantasy Flight Games released the rules for their upcoming expansion for Blood Bowl: Team Manager, Foul Play. If you missed the preview for Foul Play, you can check it out here.
Team Managers will now start seeing flags on the field for penalties for excessive cheating. For players still looking to cheat, there are now corrupt referees that let you look at the cheating token being placed so you know what is coming.
The expansion’s expected release is third quarter 2014.
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest
FFG posted a preview of the Orc Faction for their new living card game. We are given a peak at some tricks up the Orc warboss, Nazdreg’s sleeve. These include Warcry, Ork Kannon, Weirdboy Maniak’s which deal damage across the battlefield.
This is expected later this year as well.
Fantasy Flight Games published another look at their upcoming release, Warhammer 40, 000: Conquest. Due out later this year this two-player LCG is a game of interplanetary warfare in the gritty futuristic setting of Warhammer 40,000. By hurling you into a life-and-death combat for the Traxis sector, Warhammer 40,000: Conquest forces you to secure your hold over the sector’s key planets. You must balance the concerns of present battles and future conquests as your warlord leads your armies to glorious victory. To claim the Traxis sector, you must conquer or die.
In this preview, FFG shows us more details on one of the new factions, Astra Militarum.