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Wardens of the West

Fantasy Flight Games has published a press release announcing the first expansion for their new Battles of Westeros game. The expansion, titled Wardens of the West, will introduce new Lannister commanders, three new Lannister units, and new cards. The full release is below.

Battles of Westeros‘s publication is imminent (June), and Wardens of the West will follow in Q3.

All across Westeros, the Great Houses prepare for war. The Starks to the north have taken up arms and declared a new King in the North. Meanwhile, various contenders and usurpers stake their claim for the Iron Throne, vying for control of the Seven Kingdoms. It is a time for armies to be gathered. And as the wealth of Casterly Rock buys loyalty with gold, the Lannister forces continue to swell…

This summer, Fantasy Flight Games is excited to expand your Lannister forces for Battles of Westeros with Wardens of the West! The coffers of Casterly Rock afford better armor and superior weaponry for its loyal troops. Now is your chance to bolster your Lannister ranks!

Wardens of the West is a Lannister reinforcement set that introduces three new Lannister commanders - Tyrion Lannister, Sandor Clegane, and Daven Lannister - each with their own special abilities and leadership cards. Just like the commanders in the core set, these new commanders have specific strengths (and weaknesses). For example, Sandor “the Hound” Clegane uses the new fearsome keyword, refusing to let his enemies disengage and forcing them to retreat two hexes for each morale result rolled in combat.

In addition to commanders, Wardens of the West also introduces three all-new unit types of Lannister affiliation. The House Brax pikemen specialize in formations, while the Clegane crossbowmen utilize the new aimed shot keyword. The Westerlands militia are easy to break and lack formal military training, but they make up for it in their vast numbers.

Wardens of the West adds more than 30 new plastic miniatures and over 30 new cards. It also includes a Rules and Battle Plans book as well as more terrain overlays, banners, and tokens. Additionally, Wardens of the West also introduces new game mechanics, such as the new Gambit cards, formations, and the deadly catapults!

Keep watching for more details, and be ready this summer when House Lannister’s forces become even deadlier.

Set in the rich and vibrant world of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, Battles of Westeros is a board game of tactical battlefield combat for two players. With scenarios that include beloved characters and settings, players can recreate the most significant battles from The War of the Five Kings.

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