|Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game | Published 14 July 2010|
Welcome to another card of the week preview for Warhammer: Invasion the Card Game! So far, we’ve seen three of the cards coming your way in the next Battle Pack, The Fall of Karak Grimaz. The Dwarf Grudgebearer adds power to himself every time a comrade falls, while the Master Rune of Spite makes all units in play hit themselves. Most recently, our skin crawled at the thought of Effulgent Boils, a Chaos support card with debilitating effects.
Next week, we’ll give Karak Grimaz a rest, and return to previews of the upcoming deluxe expansion March of the Damned. First, however, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show off an especially powerful hero of the Empire hitting shelves in this next Battle Pack.
Wilhelm of the Osterknacht is the rare kind of card around which entire deck strategies can be based. This four-cost unit, featuring the Hero and Knight traits, lets you move your opponent’s units on every turn! To clarify, whenever Wilhelm attacks a zone, he can move an opposing unit from that zone to another... and since “attack” technically means “declares attackers,” Wilhelm can dispose of the opposition before they even get a chance to declare themselves as defenders.
So go on, move that pesky Clan Moulder’s Elite to the kingdom zone where it can never bother you again. Kick those Spider Riders to the quest zone... once they leave the battlefield, they aren’t much good, are they? For that matter, there is no shortage of units that depend on their placement in certain zones to be helpful. The Great Unclean One, Sword Masters of Hoeth, Troll Slayers, Savage Gors... the list goes on, and Wilhelm can send them all packing.
An obvious addition to any self-respecting Empire “control” deck, Wilhelm of the Osterknacht, coupled with older control cards like Forced March, will keep your opponent frustrated and on the defensive. But watch out, because your opponent will be gunning for him. How might you keep him safe? Share your strategies below, or on our forums!
Watch store shelves for The Fall of Karak Grimaz, and check back next week for another Warhammer: Invasion card preview!
Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game is a card game by Eric M. Lang in which 2 players develop their kingdoms and lay waste to their foes. Each side is comprised of either the forces of Order or the forces of Destruction as they seek to extend their empire to include the entire Old World. The Living Card Game format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Battle Pack expansions to the core game.
Wow just acouple dazs now and we will see this new battle pack in stores. Canąt wait for more great cards.
"Actually Oster means 'Eastern'. So he is an Eastern Knight. In German Austria is Osterreich, meaning Eastern Kingdom. :)"
Your info does contain the truth, but please inform people why it is that way. (otherwise people will try to translate Easteregg with "Ostenei")
Oster does only mean "eastern" in that case, because the oldest accknowledged reference to our country was made by Otto IIIrd in 996 as "Ostarrichi" (which you could indeed translate as "eastern", well... not exactly kingdom, sorry I don't know what a "Mark" is in englisch. (no - not the old currency of germany))
Austria is named Österreich (not Osterreich) and this comes from "Ostarrichi".
So if you try to ask what nice sights you could visit in eastern Vienna, and you ask for "Osternwien" no one will understand you - Ostern is just the holidays in Austria, and the prefix "Oster" is used for Ostereier, Osterhase and Ostermette ;)
What a "knacht" should be is beyond my wildest ideas, because a knight is a "Ritter", and a "knecht" is a servant. I like the card though.
Awesome addition to Empire! Will be torn between choosing him & Johannes though...But Wilhelm + Gold Wizard / Surrender / Forced March / Franz's Decree seems annoying indeed!
Protect him w/ Iron Discipline, Church of Sigmar, Bright Wizard for targeted effects
Mass destruction effects can be your friend w/ Order in Chaos, bringing him back into play before opponent has built back up untis yet, giving you an edge
I wonder if we'll see a neutral tactic destroying Heroes only....
Actually Oster means 'Eastern'. So he is an Eastern Knight. In German Austria is Osterreich, meaning Eastern Kingdom. :)
May be wrong but isnt he the guy from the short story in the last battle pack.
Incredible ability, and hes pretty good as it is 4 cost gets you 4 health and 2 power.
Is the knight trait already in game or is there a slight wait before we here what it does?
THIS is what I like about empire... Well, hopefully there will be more 'Forced March" like cards.
knacht is from "knecht" meaning knight, so we have here an Easter Knight :)
btw his ability is veeery nice and finally may make an Empire control deck without Broheim viable.
Osterknacht !? What an awesome name! Easter-K-Night....
I like the art for this card, there is just something about it that seems really cool.
Oh, and the card itself is also great!
Also...I love that it's a Bloodthirster that he has "sent packing"
WOW...very powerful unit. This guy is going to see a LOT of play. He is just about an auto include in any Empire deck...maybe in any order deck that even splashes Empire. Wow.