News for July 2011
The War is Far From Over 26
Announcing the upcoming release of Banners of War, a Runewars expansion
Runewars | Published 14 July 2011

War continues to ravage the continent of Terrinoth. The free cities change hands and tyrants bleed the land dry with a death toll that has not been seen since the great wars of ages past. Each nation knows it cannot slow the passage of time, or the armies of their enemies without help. Therefore, each nation has made pacts of allegiance with entities who, until now, have remained passive. The once dormant Great Wyrms flap their long dead wings on blackened skies, while the ancients of the forest march forward against battalions of Novice Wizards who can finally practice their arts in the open, under political jurisdiction. They will be needed if the Sisters of Blood, who now march out from their mysterious Convent of Blood are to be defeated.

Fantasy Flight Games is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Banners of War, an expansion for Runewars! With over 50 new figures and hundreds of new cards and tokens, Banners of War builds on the strategy and diplomacy of the war for the dragon runes.

New forces, new heroes, new strategies

In Banners of War, players take fate into their own hands by adding new units to their armies, conscripting heroes to lead them, employing new tactics against their foes, and seeking out a legendary Lost City that promises untold treasure to the ruler who takes control of it. The way shall not be easy, however. It will take keen leadership and tactics to best the rival armies. They too are raising their banners to prepare the march, ready to meet your legions head on.

Mighty Rocs and ambitious Novice Wizards join the ranks of the Daqan Lords, while the Latari have formed a pact with ancient forest spirits, enlisting the aid of the mighty Leonx...and even the trees themselves. Meanwhile, the Uthuk sink ever deeper into corruption; covens of blood witches call upon ancient evils, including demons of gluttony with an insatiable appetite for suffering. And the lands of the Great Betrayer bear witness to further sacrilege: the Vampires of Bilehall have allied themselves with Waiqar, and the massive Great Wyrms, long-dead relics of the Dragon Wars, are rising again!

Learn more at our Banners of War website and keep checking back for previews in the coming weeks. In the fourth quarter of 2011, tip the scales in your favor!

Runewars is an epic board game of conquest, adventure, and fantasy empires. Two to four players raise armies, gather resources, and race to collect the elusive and powerful dragon runes in the high-fantasy universe of Runebound.

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Published: 8/12/2011 12:29:03 PM

would be cool if they'd put in cards for all heroes from descent....

Published: 7/25/2011 4:50:32 PM

Cannot.... resist.... must.... BUY!!!

Personally I hoped some new neutral units would be included too, but hey, this piece of sugarsweet candy is as good as it gets.

Published: 7/25/2011 8:26:56 AM

z22 - I agree with Team Play. We are playing now only in teams with our rules. Every games was much more interesting.

Published: 7/18/2011 8:29:52 PM

Great news on my favorite FFG board game. I hope Corey is the main designer on this one too. He does a great job of creating solid rules, rulebooks, playtesting, and replying to questions and issuing GOOD FAQs (unlike Descent *cough*).

I will certainly buy this, but I was hoping these would appear in a Runwars expansion:

- Option for team play. Free-For-All games tend to suffer from lack of conflict, due to no one daring to stick their neck out to have their head lopped off, rightfully so too.

- No new sides?

- Increased player count to 6. I'm surprised this one wasn't included

- Option to resolve things without the fate deck. I passionately dislike the deck idea for resolution. It slows the game down a LOT and is a pain to reshuffle all the time.

Published: 7/18/2011 11:46:23 AM

 5-6 players... please... pleeeaaaassseeee! And more value to cities and hero skills too...

Regardless of weather you do it or not, this is gonna rock! Runewars is your best game (IMO...). Cheers!!!


Published: 7/18/2011 4:49:29 AM

Keep up the good work FFG!!!

Published: 7/17/2011 10:40:10 PM

 This is a no brainer! Gotta have it! Alas no Dwarfs or Orcs though. I assume a second expansion is right around the corner ;) Onwards and upwards Corey & FFG!

Published: 7/17/2011 4:16:38 PM

I just bought the core game and I am loving it and I will certainly buy the new expansion.

Published: 7/17/2011 11:48:40 AM

To the best war game I ever played. Kudos.

Published: 7/16/2011 8:11:04 AM

AHHHHHHH... AHHHHHHHHH....its...its wonderful ;-)...i could beautiful.......awesome.........i cant live without has to be mine......its so....fluffy...i could die...........

Published: 7/15/2011 11:50:07 PM

I never dared to believe an expansion would really be delivered. I am going to have to rethink my knowing everything.

Published: 7/15/2011 1:26:45 PM

Ohhhhhh myyyyyyyyyyy goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood! :D

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