5 Reasons to Check Out Warhammer 40K Shadespire

July 20, 2018

The world of Warhammer 40K just got another expansion. Shadespire is a stand-alone game designed for small-scale tactical battles between two players — experienced and new.

It plays more like a boardgame than a battle in the Warhammer 40K world. Here are a few reasons to check it out.


1. Shadespire is a great way to lure your friends into the world of Warhammer 40K.

One of the many great things about this game is it a great introductory game because it can be played independently from the rest of the Warhammer 40K universe.
The game comes with pre-built decks that are recommended for players of all levels of experience in Warhammer 40K that are new to this game. Once you’ve played for a while, you can add the extra cards included in the box.
Then, if you like, add any of these cards to your regular Warhammer 40K deck.


2. New miniatures for races in the Mortal Realms?

The only races in Shadespire are from the Mortal Realms. The game comes with new miniatures for factions that haven’t been updated since the Age of Sigmar first started. New miniatures might not mean anything to a new player, but for Warhammer 40K players invested in the Mortal Realms, it’s pretty exciting.
These miniatures come with the game. They are high-quality and unpainted. So, if you’ve ever felt the urge to pick up a paintbrush, but don’t want to test your art skills on your main-playing miniatures these are a great opportunity for you to start.


3. The battlefield is a little more even.

Shadespire is designed to even a competitive playing field between new and experienced players by using unique rules, elements, and miniatures. Both players will be unfamiliar with these apects on the battlefield. It is played on a tactical arena with combat miniatures just like any original.
The three rounds it takes to play a full game of Shadespire takes about 30 minutes and the game is recommended for players ages 12 and up.


4. Shadespire can still integrate with the rest of the Warhammer 40K world.

Once you are familiar with the new cards and miniatures, you can integrate them into your Warhammer 40K deck to use in traditional battles. A new player can enter the world of Warhammer 40K with a few cards they can work with.