Since early this year, Games Workshop has been teasing details about Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire (see “‘Shadow War: Armageddon,’ ‘Thunder & Blood,’ ‘Kharadon Overlords,’ More”). Now, less than a month before its release, the company has revealed many more.
Battles are fought on the double-sided gameboards using highly detailed Citadel miniatures specially designed for this set. The models are molded in colored plastic with “push-fit” connections so they can be assembled quickly and players can start playing without having to paint the models. Attacks are resolved using the game’s custom dice, while a deck building style mechanic is used to improve the equipment and abilities of the warriors.
At least two expansions are planned, one featuring Orks and one with undead fighters, adding additional playing options. GW is supporting the release with a dedicated website that will host tutorials, painting and modeling guides, and gaming options.