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Warhammer 40,000 Tempest of War Mission Pack Unboxing

In addition to all the amazing Aeldari pre orders that are live today – Including the amazing new Avatar – We also have a brand new Mission pack up for pre order in the form of the Tempest of War cards!

Massive thanks as ever to Games Workshop who sent us the cards a little early to take a look at and review!

If you would like to support the site then why not order your Tempest of War cards through our affiliate Element Games and save yourself some money too!

I’ve also put together an unboxing video, so check it out below or on YouTube!

Tempest of War Review

So what is Tempest of War? Basically is is a Mission Pack in card deck form that allows players to quickly generate missions for Warhammer 40,000 for casual games without needing to spend time picking secondaries yourself – the game simply generates them for you! I love a good matched play game as much as the next person, but on a club night or when having a casual game with a friend I just want to be able to set up some models and roll some dice without having to stress about picking the “best” secondaries! This is where Tempest of War comes in!

Inside the box you get rules for quickly creating games by using cards to randomly generate them! What’s great about this too is that the deck is universal for both Incursion and Strike Force games meaning that whatever size battlefield you fight over you’ll be able to generate a fun game!

Firstly one of 6 deployment maps are drawn from the deck – again each of them shows dimensions for both Incursion and Strike Force games!

Next a mission rule is drawn – this can be anything from there being no additional rules in play, to things like allowing you to keep control of an objective once you have tagged it, or even restrict the use of insane bravery!

Finally a Primary Mission is drawn, these very much follow similar formats to battles we have seen in past mission packs – but obviously with the large number of combinations across the cards this gives you loads of different options!

Now, in a Tempest of War mission you dont have to worry about picking secondaries as the game will pick them for you! Included in the box are two decks of cards – one for the attacker and one for the defender. And players will draw 3 at the start of the game to represent their current objectives. Once a card is completed it is discarded and a new mission is drawn at the start of the next battle round to replace it! This is a really fun system that has been seen previously in 40k, and makes for a much more casual experience as you never know what secondary you will be trying to focus on that turn! But what if you dont like or can’t complete one?

Well that is where the New Orders Stratagem comes into play! For 1cp you can discard one of your secondaries and replace it with a new one! Again, the box comes with 2 copies of this card so each player can have one!

Rounding out the contents are a set of attractive objective markers, meaning that all you need to do it take an army, some dice and a set of these cards and have everything you need to generate a quick fun game of Warhammer 40,000

I love this set and hope that we see it expanded with new cards in the future – I’d also really like to see something similar come for Age of Sigmar, as I suspect a large number of players would enjoy having a way of getting battles going quickly without the Matched play pressures of picking objectives!

Tempest of War is available to pre order today and is released Saturday 2nd April

Games Workshop provided Sprues & Brews a free copy for review purposes.

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