03 Aug 22

Free Warcry Rules for Your Grand Alliance Death Warbands

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The Warcry: Heart of Ghur boxed set is available to pre-order now, ushering in a new edition of this fantastically fast-paced skirmish game set in the Mortal Realms. 

To ensure that older warbands can join in the fun amongst the baleful branches of the Gnarlwood, we’re giving away free rules updates for each and every Grand Alliance this week – we’ve already seen Order and Destruction, and today it’s time for the Bringers of Death to rise from their graves and head to the Realm of Beasts.

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From the twisted Flesh-eater Courts to the floating horrors of the Nighthaunt, this Grand Alliance has a variety of wailing warbands seeking to enact the will of Nagash. To give you an idea of some of the changes for the new edition, we’re focusing on the bony warriors of the Ossiarch Bonereapers.

Reactions are one of the big changes in Warcry’s new edition, and the Rotmire Creed and the Horns of Hashut, are getting their own faction-specific reactions – and so is everyone else. The Ossiarch legions are more skilled than mere zombies or skeletons, and your fighters can unleash this Deathly Prowess in combat.

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Use this when a weaker enemy fighter – or one with few attacks – has the impudence to challenge one of your fighters. Bat aside their blows, then bring the wrath of Katakros himself down upon them.

As we saw yesterday with the Killaboss on Great Gnashtoof, the fastest and most lethal fighters in Warcry have undergone a points increase to reflect their status in the game. The mighty Liege-Kavalos isn’t immune to these rebalancing forces.

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However, he has been blessed by the Mortisans with an extra point of Strength, making it easier for him to slice through any foolish mortals that would stand in his way. Fortunately, his Mortek Guard minions have gone down in points – so you can swarm your foes with boney legions.

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That extra point of damage on a critical hit will come in handy, especially when you pair it with the Nadirite Weapon ability* that the Ossiarch Bonereapers already enjoy.


The other Grand Alliance Death warbands have undergone similar changes to get them ready for the new edition – download their rules, including warband abilities, fighter profiles, Monsters, and Thralls, below. To ensure you get the best experience from your games, this is a large file – so we recommend you download it over wi-fi.

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With the rules in your (virtual) hands, you can start thinking about your next warband. If you’re more of a fan of Archaon, come back tomorrow when we’ll have the rules for Chaos warbands.

* New to Warcry and not sure how warband Abilities work? Check out our Learn to Play video on the Warcry website.