war hammer has been a solid intellectual property of Games Workshop for several decades now. The world that the tabletop gaming company giant has been cultivating since its inception is vast and diverse. So now with War crygames workshop Age of Sigmar spin-off skirmish game, entering its new edition, we had the chance to dive into the Heart of Ghour and see what the set has to offer! As such, we received a free review copy of the kit, and here’s what we think!
Heart of Ghourthe first box set of the new edition of War cry, comes with a plethora of items to satiate any fan of this skirmish game. First of all, it comes with models for the Rotmire Creed, a warband that’s supposedly not too dissimilar to Nurgle’s (although we may or may not use them in Age of Sigmar with the Maggotkin remains to be seen). These swamp hunters are placed opposite the Horns of Hashut, a powerful band of warriors made up of followers of the dark god Hashut. The box has a total of 20 models, but that’s not nearly all the box has to offer.
In addition, Heart of Ghour contains a wealth of terrain pieces derived from the swampy jungles of Ghur, the kingdom of beasts. There are plenty of model terrain elements perfect for describing your epic skirmishes in the silty heart of the realm. In addition to that, it also has the necessary items to start a game of War cry right away (once everything is assembled, of course!). This means a book for the scenarios, the Core Rulebook itself (again, we have to point out that this is a brand new edition, so if you’re playing this game you’ll need it!), cards for scenarios, model statistics, tactics and similar necessities, and dice and measuring tools aplenty.
All in all, this set looks like a lot of fun when we manage to paint these little guys and get them ready for action. We played War cry before the outbreak of the pandemic in the United States, and now is the best time to return to it. What do you think? Will you pick up Heart of Ghour when does he come out? Will Games Workshop continue to promote this wonderful skirmish game for years to come, or will it go in the direction of Mordheim and Gothic Battlefleet (speaking of which is missing here Mordheim?)? Let us know in the comments below!