The Future of Warcry

It will be no surprise to those that know me, but I am a huge fan of Warcry. Games Workshop’s latest game set in the mortal realms has had a heck of a start, gaining a solid following and with both new players and experienced veterans enjoying its fast pace and brutal gameplay. Featuring six unique Chaos-worshiping warbands upon its release, as well as three playable forces from each of the other Grand Alliances, the game gives players lots of options when it comes to choosing how they want to play.

We have also received the first expansion in the last month with the release of Mercenaries and Monsters, giving us access to both powerful allies and giant creatures to accompany our fledgling warbands in combat against our foes, provided you can first beat it in a fight (which is no small feat). Given the support that the game has received, I think it’s fair to say Games Workshop has high hopes for their latest skirmish game.

But what else can we expect in the coming months when it comes to this fine game? What new warbands can we expect to see coming out of the woodwork? Will we see more allies and monsters added to the game? And could we see some (in)famous characters make their way to Eight Points? Well, today I thought it would be fun to madly speculate on what we could see coming down the pipeline when it comes to Warcry.

At least that was the plan. I had a whole piece written on this very subject, but then Games Workshop went ahead and did an announcement on Monday including most of the topics I was going to discuss, so instead we will look at the upcoming goodies coming to Warcry and what this could mean for future releases. Hopefully, I’ll be able to publish my speculation articles in advance next time.

First up, we are getting a new book titled Tome of Champions which contains rules for all the warbands in the game (great if you missed the faction card packs) and more additional rules for the game. With the giant ‘2019’ plastered on the front, it appears this could be an annual release, meaning that this tome appears to serve a similar function the General’s Handbook from Age of Sigmar. This opens up many possibilities, from potential points adjustments to new tournament scenarios and additional warbands.

On the subject of warbands, it looks like we will soon be seeing the release of the final two Chaos-worshiping crews. While we still don’t have any word on the fire-inspired cultists, we have had our first look at the Spire Tyrants. These battle-hardened gladiators from the Varanspire have a very traditional Chaos look to them, which I can totally get behind. Looking like the love child of a Chaos Warrior and a Marauder, these guys look like they will pack a heck of a punch when they finally hit Eight Points.

Finally, we got a look at a brand-new Monster. The Fomoroid Crusher, as it is known, looks like a classic cyclops crossed with the cave troll from Lord of the Rings (and that isn’t a bad thing). It also appears this brute is a lot like his one-eyed Greek inspiration, being a giant that throws large boulders at unsuspecting warriors. What other creatures could we see make their way into the game? We will have to wait and see.

All in all, the future looks bright for this brilliant new addition to the specialist game range, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the new book and mini’s. But what are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below, and once you have, why not like and subscribe to us here at Master of Magics to keep up to date with all we do.

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