The 2017 Master Rules are here, and a lot of other great stuff too.

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NEW RULES

We have been diligently working away on these rules for the last year or so, running them through lots of playtesting with our teams out in the wider world. We are very happy with a lot of the central Dark Age rules as they are, but there were a few things that we needed to evolve, to adapt, or to replace. We always strive for clarity in our rules writing – aiming definitely for ‘rules as written’ over ‘rules as intended’ – and the 2017 Master Rules no doubt hits closest to that mark of any of the previous editions.

It is currently available on our site for FREE DOWNLOAD and the printed book is available in our webstore.

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DAG0014   Dark Age: 2017 Master Rules – $19.99

Description
Samaria is a very compelling setting, there are plenty of great factions with different playstyles, and the miniature range contains some of the finest sculpts on the market. None of these things would mean anywhere near as much if there wasn’t a tight, well-paced rule set to support them all. Thankfully we’ve had a very solid set of Dark Age rules for many years now, and we felt it was time to bring that tight rule set together with the questions/suggestions our players have asked/made over the last four years. The Dark Age: 2017 Master Rules is the result.

Features
• A great overview of the setting for Dark Age, and background for each of the factions.
• A tight set of rules that will be very familiar to existing players and easy to grasp for new players. Note: All of your current models and their stat cards are still all viable options for your gaming.
• A set of tested scenarios that you can use for friendly games or for competitive play in a tournament setting.

Components
An 80-page, hardback book.

In addition to the 2017 Master Rules, we are releasing the 2017 Secondary Objectives Deck for use in your games. The description for how you use your Secondary Objectives Deck is in the Master Rules, but one of the key changes is that you can now tailor your deck to suit the style of your army by bringing as few as 16 hand-picked cards.

The 2017 Secondary Objectives Deck is also available for FREE DOWNLOAD and the printed deck is now available on our webstore.

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DAG0815   Dark Age: 2017 Secondary Objectives Deck – $4.99

Description
Each game of Dark Age is scenario-driven, where players attempt to complete primary objectives. In order to swing the games in your favor, it is also important to pay attention to the Secondary Objectives. Each player draws two at the beginning of the game, and refreshes their hand at the end of the turn when objectives have been achieved. Games are won and lost through achieving your objectives.

Features
• 36 linen-finish Secondary Objective cards in a custom tuckbox.
• A mix of older and completely new Secondary Objectives.
• The Secondary Objective cards are available for free download, but this deck is an inexpensive and very convenient way to bring your Secondary Objectives to the table.

Components
Custom tuckbox containing 36 Secondary Objective cards

NEW RELEASES

In addition to these literal “game-changers”, we have a couple of brand new releases for the Dragyri.

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DAG02005 – Dragyri Lost Characters Box – $40

Description
Jza’Mhi, once Arbiter of the Fire Caste, was brutally attacked by the usurper Rath’Zhi and sent spiraling into the abyss – but he survived. His body transformed and partially consumed by the xenosathic crystals central to Dragyri shamanism, Jza’Mhi is the Fury Rekindled and has returned. He emerges from the darkness alongside Ghrakun, Herald of Tenacity, a leader amongst the long absent Earth Caste. Between his mighty hammer and the Fury’s erratic mystic abilities, the past has returned with a vengeance!

Features
• Highly detailed resin miniatures.
• This box contains the character created by the winner of the 2016 Immortals tournament – Jza’Mhi – and the first appearance of a member of the Dragyri Earth Caste – Ghrakun.
• Jza’Mhi was the Arbiter of the Fire Caste before his position was usurped by the current Arbiter. He still maintains much of his Fire Caste ferocity, delivering not only savage blows in combat and fiery blasts at range, but he can also access the psychogenic powers of other Castes. Ghrakun, on the other hand, is the “immovable object” of the pair. Incredibly sturdy and tough to damage, he can also deliver violent hammer blows and cast Earth Caste psychgenics.

Components
Box contains: one (1) Jza’Mhi, The Fury Rekindled model, one (1) Ghrakun, The Herald of Tenacity model, two (2) 50mm bases, two Dark Age Unit Cards, and seven Dark Age Psychogenics cards.

Check out the video of Bryan Steele describing this excellent boxed set HERE.

To download the new Earth Caste Cards document, click HERE.

To download the new Earth Caste Lore document, click HERE.

To download the updated Fire Caste Cards document (now with added Jza’mhi), click HERE.

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DAG02023 – Dragyri Blizzard Unit Box – $30

Description
Deadly warriors of the Dragyri Ice Caste, Blizzards are ferocious fighters armed with twin axes made from hand-carved and sharpened crystals. In their hands these weapons shear through armor and flesh like water, leaving behind ruined, half-frozen corpses in their wake. When combined with their command of shamanic ice energies, Blizzards are something all Dragyri enemies will try to avoid!

Features
• Highly detailed resin miniatures.
• The Blizzards are line warriors in a Dragyri Ice Caste warband.
• The Blizzards are brutal warriors that can carve a swathe of destruction through opposing forces with their twin axes. They are best suited to taking down the line troopers of your enemy, using their Chilling Grasp psychogenic to pull models in before tearing them apart with their Rending attacks.

Components
Box contains: one (1) Blizzard (A) model, one (1) Blizzard (B) model, two (2) 50mm bases, one (1) Dark Age unit card, and one (1) Dark Age Psychogenic card.

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UNIT BOXES

The new unit boxes for the Bounty Hunters, C.O.R.E., and Kukulkani are slowly making their way onto the webstore. Here’s the list of the boxes, with their price in US dollars, and the contents of each box. Click on the name of the box to take you through to the webstore:

Bounty Hunter Teamwork Specialists Box – $40 – Phadras & Maximo, Nathaniel & Orchid, Lucky
Bounty Hunter Close Combat Specialists Box – $40 – Blades, Jarl Ramsaur, John “Clank” Carter, X’cess
Bounty Hunter Ranged Specialists Box – $40 – Cesspool, Dedlock, Old Ma, Captain Jake Flay

C.O.R.E Faction Starter Box – $60 – Rends (2), DRG-Y, Menial Bots (3), Ghost, Infiltrators (2)
C.O.R.E Command Box – $70 – Banshee, Nexus, Ghost, Centurion, Lightbringer
C.O.R.E ICON-CL457 Box – $50 – ICON-CL457
C.O.R.E Pathfinder Unit Box – $25 – Pathfinder
C.O.R.E Menials Unit Box – $40 – Menial Bots (3), Spartan Menials (2), Titan Menial
C.O.R.E Rend Unit Box – $30 – Rends (2)
C.O.R.E Grotesque Unit Box – $30 – Grotesques (4)
C.O.R.E RaPtr-7 Unit Box – $30 – RaPtr-7 (4)

Kukulkani Faction Starter Box – $60 – War Captain, Ah’Chu’Kuk, Honor Guard, Harvesters (2), Warriors (3)
Kukulkani Tuucha’nak Unit Box – $25 – Tuucha’nak

IN CONCLUSION

Stay tuned for a lot of articles in the coming weeks, where we’ll cover things like the 2017-18 MTI document, the 2017 Immortals tournament, and lots of other great stuff.

 

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