New additions to Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire and Star Wars Legion

January 30, 2018 - 6:08am
Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire is quickly becoming a very popular variation of the Games Workshop mainstay, Warhammer 40k.  The game focuses on small arena style combat and so sets up and plays much quicker than the bigger brother.  After the game's release they have added some additional armies to help expand your options, and they have just announced a new one, the Chosen Axes.  This is a fan favorite army in that you essentially play a band of berserker dwarves with giant axes, which sounds like fun!  Not much else has been released about them, but you can check out the announcement video on Facebook, and look forward to their release. Next we have two new expansions to the Star Wars Legion game, with the first one bringing the iconic Leia Organa into the fight.  With Leia as a commander in your army, you now have a lot more options to performs actions at the right time, even if it's not on your turn.  She is inspiring and so helps her fellow soldiers to fight better under pressure, and her clout as a princess can help bring in the heavy guns when needed through aerial bombardments.  Overall she has a lot to offer so adding her to your army would only make them more flexible and deadly, check out FFG's preview of her for more information.   And finally, with Leia joining the battle, so does her trusty Fleet Troopers.  While these rebel troopers are more at home on a starship, they aren't slouches when it comes to fighting on the ground either.  Their blasters do have a shorter range, but put out a higher volume of fire to make up for it.  They are also used to biding their time, and so have the ability to put off an action until later when the enemy gets closer.  Add in the ability to arm them with heavy weapons and you have some versatile and useful troopers on your hands.  You can find out more in FFG's preview of the expansion, and look for them on shelves along side Leia in the second quarter of this year.