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#1 PointyEaredBastard

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 03:08 PM

 After 2 hours in line, I was able to purchase the first copy of Warhammer Invasion. All I can say is Wow! The game looks and plays great! I saw several people play the demos over and over. They then got in line to purchase a copy themselves. The game sold itself. I'm looking forward to the Invasion Tournament on Saturday.



#2 I.B.lurking

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 03:45 PM

I both hate and envy you...Tell us more!



#3 Ruvion

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 04:55 PM

I got 7 words for you:

You Pointy Eared Bastard! Tell us more!!



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Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:43 PM

I.B.lurking said:

I both hate and envy you...Tell us more!

 

The game's mechanics play very smoothly. Our demo guy was just leaving for break, so he didn't have time to give us the full details, but we figured out most ourselves. Once you learn the basics it is very intuitive. Orcs are great for dishing out massive amounts of damage, but many of their cards require you to take damage yourself or sacrafice units to damage your opponents. Dwarves are great at defense and have many cards that nullify damage counters.

The Empire has many special abilities including certain card's ability to switch your unit cards from one zone to the other. From what the FFG rep stated, the Empire is a favorite. I don't know much about the Chaos deck, but they do have a corruption abilty that can hinder their foes, and keep their units from taking actions their turn.

The game looks great. The demos were very busy with many repeat players. I think FFG scored a home run with this game. I'm already looking forward to the High Elf/Dark Elf expansion due shortly after the game is released.



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Posted 14 August 2009 - 05:00 PM

*devours info*

...MORE!

I mean... can you tell us anything about the few elf cards that are said to be in the base set, Please? Oh, what you favorit Orc card?!



#6 PointyEaredBastard

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 04:21 AM

I.B.lurking said:

*devours info*

...MORE!

I mean... can you tell us anything about the few elf cards that are said to be in the base set, Please? Oh, what you favorit Orc card?!

 

Okay..Just because I'm nice.

 

The High Elf cards included are:

 

1 - Silver Helm Brigade (Elite, Noble, Cavalry) (Unit Card), 1 - Archmage of Saphery (Mage) (Unit Card), 1 - Blessing of Isha (Attachment Spell) (Support Card), 1 - Radiant Gaze (Spell) (Tactic Card), 1 - Greater Heal (Spell) (Tactic Card).

 

The Dark Elves cards:

 

1 - Disciple of Khaine (Warrior. Priest) (Unit Card), 1- Vile Sorceress (Sorceror) (Unit Card), 1 - Cold One Riders (Cavalry, Elite) (Unit Card), 1 - Cauldron of Blood (Siege) (Support Card), 1 - Hate (Action) (Tactic Card)

 

My favorite Orc card is the Doom Divers. Basically at the beginning of your turn each player must sacrifice a a development card or deal 1 damage to each section of their capitol. If played smartly at the right moment this can be a nasty surprise for your opponent.

 

I wish I had time to go into further details, but I have to leave for Gen Con. I have a Warhammer Invasion Tournament this afternoon, and a Chaos Marauders Event this evening.

 

Cheers!

 

Brian



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Posted 15 August 2009 - 05:00 AM

Thanks so much for all the info! Have fun at the Tournament!



#8 Ruvion

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 07:00 AM

Hope all goes well during rest of your stay!

Thanks for taking time to share with the rest of us!



#9 Penek

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:37 AM

can't make it from Russia to Indy, so asked friend to get me one box.. he was too late )=

ps. So now we must wait until October?

pps. Maybe someone can leave their box? or part of it?)



#10 Finkin

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:50 PM

Here is a spoiler for you all:

 

BIG 'UNS (Orks)

Cost 3 (1)

1 Power

2 Shield

Battlefield.  Your damaged units gain Toughness 1.

 

 



#11 rings

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:22 PM

I got mine at noon on Friday (3X for a total playset).  That was lucky since it was sold out at 4.00pm... :)

 

Great game, Eric Lang struck again!


Oh, King eh?  Very nice...


#12 Osiris

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 11:01 PM

So how much you guys paying for a set at Gencon? I'm wondering what the equivalent price will be here back in the U.K, and if you think it will be available to purchase at the U.K games day....if its not released by then :)



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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:25 AM

UK Games Day as in GW games day? Who is to say that GW will have it?

It was 40 US dollars. Marked at 39.95.



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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:33 AM

Well generally at UK Games Day all subsiduaries or even companies that use GW IP tend to have space to exhibit their new products. In the past we have had Mythic exhibiting Warhammer Online and Sabretooth games exhibiting Warcry, both which use GW IP but arn't owned by GW persay.

 

Fingers crossed for it!

 

and $40 Hmm. Potentially £20 English pound, but have a feeling it will retail at £25+ over here :)



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Posted 19 August 2009 - 04:12 AM

After visiting GW's Games Day site, i don't think that Invasion will be present on it. Only non GW sections are - Black Library and Forge World.

ps. So maybe someone can give away (for some reward) Chaos andor Empire parts of starters ?



#16 Osiris

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:01 AM

Penek said:

After visiting GW's Games Day site, i don't think that Invasion will be present on it. Only non GW sections are - Black Library and Forge World.

ps. So maybe someone can give away (for some reward) Chaos andor Empire parts of starters ?

 

Bugger :( Oh well guess its a case of waiting for the offical release date here then!



#17 Penek

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:19 AM

from various stores: they all set pre-order date for 31 october.



#18 Osiris

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:31 AM

Penek said:

from various stores: they all set pre-order date for 31 october.

 

Excellent :) Thanks for the heads up :)



#19 Penek

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:44 AM

it doesnt make me feeling better, due to miss box from GC. Its not funny to wait 2 months



#20 Osiris

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 08:07 AM

Cut yourself. It may take away the pain of waiting.

 

*Of course I'm joking :P






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