von BK-Nils | 09.11.2018 | eingestellt unter: Brettspiele, Warhammer 40.000

Blackstone Fortress: Helden und Homepage

In einer neuen Vorschau stellt Games Workshop auf der Warhammer-Community die Helden für das kommende Warhammer 40.000 Brettspiel Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress, vor und zeigen die eigene Homepage.

Blackstone Fortress: Choosing Your Explorer

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Blackstone Fortress is on pre-order this weekend, and today, we’re helping you take one of the first – and most important – steps you’ll take in the game: choosing your explorer.

In Blackstone Fortress, you’ll take control of a team of four explorers – heroes, champions and seekers looking to claim the secrets of the Blackstone Fortress for themselves. Unlike in previous Warhammer Quest games, each of the explorers is a named character with their own backstory and motivations – each has their own unique strengths and abilities as well as goals in the fortress.

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Every game of Blackstone Fortress involves choosing four explorers – so one each for four players, two each for two, and all four for one player in solo play.

Janus Draik – Rouge Trader

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Who Is He?

Janus Draik is a Rogue Trader – one of the bold pioneers tasked with expanding the borders of the Imperium. The Blackstone Fortress is one in a long line of claims this explorer has made for the Imperium – and a source of invaluable archeotech and artefacts for future ventures.

How Does He Play?

Janus is a versatile fighter who excels at mid- and close-range combat. With a solid stat line in all regards, he’s a great pick for a beginner and has a place in pretty much any team of explorers. If you’re not sure who to pick for your first expedition, you can’t go wrong with Janus Draik.

Espern Locarno – Imperial Navigator

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Who Is He?

The Blackstone Fortress is filled with treasures of ages past – and the Navigator Houses are interested in getting ahold of some of these. Espern Locarno is a sanctioned mutant tasked with rediscovering cargos which belong to his house by ancient right – as well as technologies to refine the ill-understood processes of warp travel.

How Does He Play?

Espern Locarno is a support explorer, excelling when working as part of a team. While he’s a pretty respectable combatant, the trick with this guy is shielding your allies or using his strange psychic powers to pull enemies into firing lines or onto your close-combat weapons.

If you’re looking to support your friends and manipulate your opponents, Espern Locarno is the explorer for you.

Taddeus the Purifier – Ministorum Priest

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Who Is He?

Taddeus is a Ministorum Priest brought to the Blackstone Fortress by a holy vision seen in the burning remains of a particularly impertinent Imperial Navyman. Taddeus hopes to bring the Imperial Cult to Precipice, as well as purging any taint from the Blackstone Fortress itself.

How Does He Play?

As you’d expect from a priest, Taddeus has a range of skills that work to support a party in Blackstone Fortress, including an invaluable healing ability. As you’d expect from a priest in the 41st Millennium, he’s also a brutal front-line brawler, capable of holding his own in close combat. If you’re looking to back your friends up while getting stuck in, Taddeus is a great choice of explorer.

Pious Vorne – Missionary Zealot

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Who Is She?

Once a hive ganger, Pious Vorne now fights alongside Taddeus the Purifier, having discovered the joys of faith (not to mention burning heretics). Vorne has a pathological love of incendiary execution and seeks to slay any heretics who see the Blackstone Fortress as a refuge from the Emperor’s light.

How Does She Play?

Vorne is the “glass cannon” of Blackstone Fortress – she may be fragile, but that doesn’t matter if you can set all your enemies on fire before they even touch you. Capable of utterly annihilating anyone who gets close and capable of laying deadly traps, she’s the perfect pick for players looking to win through cunning, mobility and the liberal application of promethium.

Amallyn Shadowguide – Asuryani Ranger

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Who Is She?

Hailing originally from the now-shattered Craftworld of Biel-Tan, Amallyn Shadowguide has travelled the webway for centuries. For her, the Blackstone Fortress represents a possible way to save her dying home and to make Biel-Tan whole again through the strange technologies within.

How Does She Play?

Amallyn Shadowguide is a fighter who excels at extremes – in classic Aeldari style! At long range, you’ll be able to snipe your opponents – but should they get close, you’ll be able to make short work of them with her power blade.

Dahyak Grekh – Kroot Tracker

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Who Is He?

Like many Kroot, Dahyak Grekh is a mercenary, working for the highest bidder. The Kroot mercenary code of honour is key to him – for it is through loyal service that the Kroot may consume new genetic material. Through eating many unfortunate inhabitants of the fortress and thus assuming their memories, Grekh has learned much of the mysteries within…

How Does He Play?

Grekh is a versatile fighter with a powerful ability linked to his Kroot lineage. In games of Blackstone Fortress, players can gather inspiration points – a resource used for all sorts of handy in-game effects, from re-rolls to hunting for treasure. These points are usually generated by slaying enemies – Grekh is more likely to gather them than any other explorer, representing his ability to consume foes and gain their knowledge!

UR-025 – Imperial Robot

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What Is It?

UR-025 is an oddity, even by the standards of Precipice. Ostensibly an aged Imperial Robot in the service of a Magos of the Adeptus Mechanicus, it seems there are secrets to UR-025’s past that may be revealed as you play. UR-025 is interested not in the Blackstone Fortress itself, but the seemingly sentient constructs that inhabit it.

How Does It Play?

UR025 is a walking tank – by far the most durable explorer and in the running for the most devastating damage output. While he’s slow, you’ll be able to weather pretty much anything the Blackstone Fortress throws at you, making him a cracking teammate for more fragile fighters. If you’re looking to lead from the front and wade through the enemy with barely a scratch, UR-025 is your guy/towering death-robot.

Rein & Raus – Ratling Twins

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Who Are They?

Little is known about Rein & Raus. Their wargear would suggest that these sanctioned abhumans once fought with the Astra Militarum, but now they live as renegades. Both are consummate thieves – to them, the Blackstone Fortress represents profit and little else.

How Do They Play?

Rein & Raus are unique among the explorers in that while they fight as a pair – each can operate separately from the other! While Rein tracks down enemies with his scanner, Raus picks them off at range. Though they can be tricky to play, they’re some of the most rewarding explorers in the game.

If you’re looking to make some killer combos and fancy getting two explorers in one, pick these guys.


Which Explorer will YOU choose? Let us know on the Warhammer 40,000 Facebook page – and make sure to pre-order your copy of Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress this weekend!

Blackstone Fortress – A New Portal Opens…

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Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress is almost upon us – the first game of its kind set in the grim darkness of far future! There is now a website dedicated to this gripping and atmospheric game – including an introduction to the background and environment as well as a comprehensive How to Play video.

By entering this portal (by which we mean clicking on this link), you will be transported to a hub of hitherto forbidden knowledge and bear witness to a wealth of information about the mysteries that can be found within the Blackstone Fortress – and the brave adventurers seeking to plunder it.

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As well as an introduction to the eight (well, technically it’s nine…) explorers and the hostile adversaries they face within the fortress’ labyrinthine corridors, there is a detailed How to Play video presented by none other than Becca Scott!

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In this in-depth playthrough, Becca runs three suspicious-looking characters (namely Peachy, Duncan and Forge World’s Louise) through an expedition into the Blackstone Fortress, introducing each element of the game as she does so – it’s both informative and fun to watch as they collectively pit their wits against the fortress’ hostiles and hidden dangers!

This here is a trailer for the How to Play video (not the whole video, that’s on the Blackstone Fortress website):

If you’re interested in learning more about the miniatures, rules and background of the game (of course you are – that’s why you’re here!) make sure you give the site a visit!

Quelle: Warhammer Community

BK-Nils

Nils, Redakteur bei Brückenkopf-Online. Seit 2001 im Hobby, erstes Tabletop: DSA Armalion. Aktuelle Projekte, Eldar für Warhammer 40.000, Imperial MoW für Warzone, ein bisschen Shadespire und zu viele unbemalte Modelle.

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