News for August 2010
Pilgrims In An Unholy Land 18
A Warhammer: Invasion card of the week
Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game | Published 17 August 2010

Wherever the holy Grail Knights of Bretonnia travel, they gather a trail of fanatical worshippers whose only goal in life is to bask in the reflected glory of these mighty individuals. Driven by relentless obsession, these Battle Pilgrims collect almost anything that a Knight casts away, whether it be scraps of ruined armour, clothing, or even discarded food. Such is their burning passion, these religious scavengers will follow their idol through all weathers and lands, exulting in his acts and praising his words. In combat, the sheer number and zeal of these peasant warriors is often enough to overwhelm their enemies.

Welcome back to the Warhammer: Invasion card of the week! Having missed the past two weeks due to Gen Con, we’ve got some catching up to do in previewing all the exciting new cards making their way onto tabletops. To recap, The Fall of Karak Grimaz (the second Battle Pack in The Enemy Cycle) hit stores last month, and March of the Damned (the latest boxed expansion) had an amazing debut at Gen Con. With our eyes ever fixed on the future, let’s return our attention to The Silent Forge, the next Battle Pack coming your way.

We’ve already seen a few cards from this anticipated pack; Descendant of Indraugnire brings his awesome power to the aid of the High Elves, while Esli’an schemes from the shadows to bring the enemies of Chaos to bay. Today, let’s take a look at a group of religious zealots ready to take on the forces of Destruction, and more specifically, the vile Skaven.

The first Bretonnian card to enter the game, Battle Pilgrims is a low-cost Unit card with the power to quickly dispatch corrupted units. For obvious reasons this is great against the Skaven, who tend to corrupt themselves as a cost for devastating effects. Consider, for example, Battle Pilgrims’ effectiveness against the fearsome Skaven Unit Deathmaster Sniktch. As soon as your opponent corrupts his Deathmaster you can use the Battle Pilgrims’ action to target him. The Deathmaster will still take out his target, but it will cost him dearly. In this way, Battle Pilgrims make a great deterrent for this otherwise devastating card.

What other clever uses can you devise for these zealous Bretonnians? Discuss your strategies below or in our forums, and join us next week for another Warhammer: Invasion card of the week!

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.

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Published: 8/20/2010 1:11:00 AM

That's a great neutral unit - a killer for some devastating Destruction cards.

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Published: 8/19/2010 12:44:53 AM

I really find it odd that people want to play the other armies as independent factions,  I think six factions is plenty, Additionally I like all those nuetral cards.  The more of them there are, the more different deck building strategies there are.  Maybe its due to Warhammer miniature players wanting to see their prefered army in the Invasion game? IDK, I just don't get it.

Published: 8/18/2010 1:07:37 PM

@ Iorniem-

Doh! sorry.

Published: 8/18/2010 7:27:37 AM

 I'm glad to see something to help deal with Skaven. Took a beating last local tournament, but I guess that's what happens when I play a mill deck. The Empire didn't stand a chance.

Published: 8/18/2010 3:00:25 AM

Cool, so the Bretonnians are heading our way!

Published: 8/18/2010 2:01:35 AM

/sarcasm on

Oh yes, at least another card to beat those noncompetitive chaos decks and the now tier 2 skaven !! This is what we needed ! 

/sarcasm off

Otherwise it's a good card, but not what I was waiting for.

Published: 8/17/2010 7:59:12 PM

ouch, nice card for Order, and a great counter vs Deathmaster and Chaos.  As a devoted player of the dark factions, this card is gonna hurt. Also nice to see new groups like the Bretonnians entering the game.

Published: 8/17/2010 5:16:45 PM

Cool and all, but why does EVERYTHING from now on have to be neutral? I wanted to play Bretonnians as a kingdom. And Lizardmen. And Vampire Counts. And Skaven... I know it may seem unfair to release more races with loyalty and capitals all their own because the other six races have such a backlogue of cards now, but it would suck even more to have everything else in Warhammer be neutral.

I'd like to see neutral capital boards specific to certain races that provide some sort of cost-related benefit for that race in place of a loyalty.

Published: 8/17/2010 2:46:38 PM

Well, goodbye, Spreading Darkness.

Published: 8/17/2010 1:13:06 PM

 Hi Doc9, thanks for the fast response! Gosh, my opponent will be very angry at me, because I killed his Deathmaster as soon as he corrupted it with my Scheming cultist... Ooops. Well, Chaos is like that :D Oh, and the first letter of my name is a capital "i" ;)

Published: 8/17/2010 1:07:47 PM

I hope they get this pack shipped to stores soon since it's sitting in their warehouse and has been since before GenCon.  D'oh!   I need my fix, FFG.  C'mon!  LOL

Cool card though I'd like to see Chaos being made feasible at some point, for the love of Pete.  Please!!!

Published: 8/17/2010 12:58:08 PM

sorry... Lorniem. Didn't mean to spell your name wrong.

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