Warhammer Warcry

  • By: Richard
  • Date: August 3, 2022
  • Time to read: 6 min.

If you’re new to Warhammer Warcry or want to know what it’s all about, this post is for you. Here we’ll go over the basics of the game, what you need to get started, and some things that make Warcry unique.

So let’s jump in and take a look at Warhammer Warcry!

What is Warcry?

Warcry is a fast-paced skirmish miniatures game set in the Age of Sigmar universe. In Warcry, players take control of small warbands made up of incredibly detailed Citadel Miniatures. These warbands battle it out in brutal arena combat, using their wits, skill, and luck to come out on top.

The game is set in the fantasy world of the Warhammer universe. It features two warring factions, the Stormcast Eternals and the Forces of Chaos. The game aims to capture objectives, slay your enemies and emerge victorious!

Warcry is played with miniatures called “minis” for short. Minis are plastic or metal figurines representing the game’s various troops and characters. Each player assembles an army of minis from their collection (or purchases one ready-made) and creates a battle plan with their opponent before battle commences.

The Setting of the Game

The Setting of the Game

The Warhammer Warcry game is set in the Age of Sigmar when the forces of Chaos have been defeated, and the world has been plunged into an age of peace. However, this age of peace is threatened by a new force: the Skaven. The Skaven are a race of rat-men who dwell in the shadows, plotting to overthrow the humans and take over the world.

The Best Way to Learn Warcry

The best way to learn Warcry is by playing it. There is no substitute for experience.

However, you can do a few things to give yourself a leg up:

  1. Read the rulebook thoroughly.
  2. Watch videos and streams of people playing Warcry.
  3. Find someone who knows how to play and ask them to teach you.
  4. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

Use Warhammer Models in Warcry

Any model from the Age of Sigmar range can be used in Warcry. However, there are some caveats:

  1. Your models must be assembled, apply decals, and painted according to the Warhammer Age of Sigmar rules.
  2. You will need to use the appropriate Warscrolls for your models. These can be found in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar rulebook or online.
  3. Keep in mind that Warcry is designed for smaller-scale battles than Warhammer Age of Sigmar.

As such, you may consider using only a portion of your army.

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Players

The Warhammer Warcry game pits players against each other in fierce battles using miniatures. The game can be played with two players but is best played with four. Each player takes control of a Warband, which comprises six models. The warbands can be of any race or faction but must be led by a hero.

Board

The game is played on a square board divided into nine squares. Each square represents an area of the battlefield. The battlefield is littered with terrain, which can be used to cover your Warband from enemy fire or to provide cover for your charges.

The Goal of the Game

The game’s goal is to score more victory points than your opponent. Victory points are earned by completing objectives, such as holding certain battlefield areas or slaying enemy models. The first player to reach ten victory points wins the game.

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Warcry Warbands – Comparison Table

Warcry Warbands - Comparison Table

There are many different warbands to choose from when playing Warhammer Warcry. Each Warband has its own strengths and weaknesses, so selecting a Warband that will suit your playstyle is crucial. Some of the more popular warbands include the following:

Warband Pros Cons
Corvus Cabal
  • One of the fastest Chaos warbands
  • Can take advantage of scenery to great effect
  • Versatile Leader figure with many useful abilities that improve your warband
  • Sneaky good damage (loads of attacks) compared to price pr. model
  • Many Corvus Cabal fighters are very vulnerable
  • Not the highest critical damage profiles (bit average critical on whole warband is fair)
Cypher Lords
  • Good damage
  • Strong leader and champion with great abilities
  • Great mobility
  • Low Toughness overall – fighters go down easily
  • Slightly expensive points-wise
Darkoath Savagers
  • Excellent abilities
  • Good warband cohesion
  • Good attacking stats
  • Low wounds
  • Low movement
  • Could struggle with elite warbands
  • Limited range capabilities
Iron Golems
  • High Toughness and abilities that improve it = very hard to kill
  • Some hard-hitting fighters (the Ogor Breacher in particular)
  • Slow, lack good mobility abilities
  • Few viable options for attacking with a range further than 1″
Khainite Shadowstalkers
  • Good movement and abilities that improve movement
  • Good amount of attacks and critical damage
  • Advanced, high stakes playstyle
  • Very fragile fighters
  • Only 4 types of fighters (with some weapon variants)
  • Somewhat expensive fighters considering their fragility
Scions of Flame
  • Great variety of damage-dealing abilities
  • Many attacks and good critical damage
  • Strong melee leader who can buff the attacks of other fighters
  • 3 Champions with unique abilities and good damage output
  • Long range melee attacks on a lot of fighters
  • Average speed and survivability
  • Lacks movement abilities
  • The only ability all fighters can use is not very useful
  • Some redundant build options in the kit
Spire Tyrants
  • Good synergies between fighters and abilities
  • Average to good Toughness and Strength values
  • Many options for extra attack actions or allocation of damage points from abilities
  • Doesn’t excel at any one statistic (speed, number of attacks, wounds etc)
  • Not an easy warband to master for beginners
  • Very dependent on combos, with the best abilities locked behind actions that take enemy fighters out of action (which can be hard against very though warbands)
Splintered Fang
  • Good critical damage overall
  • Strong general abilities that negate enemy advantages
  • Fighters tend to have many attacks
  • Good options for immobilizing enemies
  • Fighters have low Toughness and are vulnerable in melee
  • Not the best ranged options
Tarantulos Brood
  • High movement
  • Low cost of models
  • Thematic play with the spiders
  • Low Toughness and Wounds
  • No big damage dealers
  • Hard to manage in certain situations
Unmade
  • Very versatile abilities, most of them usable by everyone in the warband
  • Very strong and fast Leader
  • Good synergies between leader/champion and basic fighters via abilities
  • If the Leader goes down, you lack a strong damage source
  • Many fairly weak fighters
  • Lack exceptional Strength or Toughness on any fighters
Untamed Beasts
  • Good all-round warband with no significant weaknesses
  • The Rocktusk Prowler and First Fang have excellent ability combos
  • Cheap basic fighters
  • Lacks Range 2 weapons for melee
  • As a balanced warband, they don’t have anything they really excel at
  • Weak basic fighters
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Video: How to Play Warcry

Conclusion

The Warhammer Warcry game is fast-paced and action-packed. It is an excellent game for fans of Warhammer 40k or fantasy miniatures games. If you want a new miniatures game to try, I highly recommend Warhammer Warcry!

FAQs about Warcry

What are the different game modes in Warcry?

There are three different game modes in Warcry: Open Play, Narrative Play, and Path to Glory. Open Play is the standard ruleset you can use to play any game. Narrative Play is a set of special rules that allow you to play through a story. Path to Glory is a campaign mode where you level up your Warband as you play.

Can you use Underworld Warbands in Warcry?

No, you cannot use Underworld Warbands in Warcry. Each game mode has its own specific warbands that can be used.

Is there an app for Warcry?

Yes, there is an app for Warcry. The app is called the Warcry Companion, and it is available for free on iOS and Android. The app includes a digital version of the rulebook, warscrolls, FAQs, and more.

How many points do you need for Warcry?

The point value for Warcry games is typically between 500 and 1000 points.

Is Warcry easy to learn?

Yes, Warcry is easy to learn. The game is designed for smaller-scale battles than Warhammer Age of Sigmar. The ruleset is more straightforward, and the games are faster-paced. In addition, Warcry uses a unique card-based activation system. This gives the game an added layer of strategy and unpredictability. Finally, Warcry includes a campaign mode called Path to Glory. This allows you to level up your Warband as you play.

How many players can play Warcry?

Warcry can be played with anywhere from two to four players.

What is the recommended age for Warcry?

The recommended age for Warcry is 14+.

Hi! I'm Richard Baker, a miniature painter who has been painting for about ten years. My website is packed with great advice that I've learned from both books and personal experience on building and painting miniatures.

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