Skirmish combat in the mortal realms.

Games Workshop really takes a step forward with this fast and furious skirmish miniatures game set in their Age of Sigmar universe. The most exciting thing about it is that it finally breaks free of the clunky ‘roll to hit, roll to wound, roll to save’ sequence that, in my opinion, has been holding GW games back for decades. Instead it’s a quick, single Strength vs Toughness die roll. Not only that, but there are pre-set warbands with text-free reference cards using simple icons (‘runemarks’) and pictures of the actual miniatures. You can use your existing figures if you buy their cards, but I love these new, stylish warbands that don’t really belong to any of the old factions. But wait, there’s more innovation here! All the chore of setup is done away with by using a set of cards showing terrain setups, deployments, objectives and twists.

Frankly, for time-poor gamers like me who can’t afford to spend every waking moment creating army lists and collecting models, this is a fantastic system. If only Kill Team had been so straightforward (and Age of Sigmar and W40K for that matter), I might be playing it more often instead of it sitting on the shelf Warcry really does make me excited again about the future of GW.

Of course, I haven’t played it yet, so the proof is in the mindless slaughter!

Update Log

Date Version Changelog
Jan 2020 1.2 Errata changes; added universal abilities to summary
Aug 2019 1.1 Fixed impact damage
Aug 2019 1 Original release


  • Josh says:

    Would it be possible to get the Universal Abilities (pg 40) and Chaotic Beasts Abilities (pg 48) on the cheat sheet as well? There’s also going to be several new ones in the next book. If that’s including too much rules I understand why it wasn’t included.

  • Dylan Green says:

    Any chance for a printer friendly version without the background layer?

    • Dylan Green says:

      Also, oh my Lord I’m a jerk, thank you for all your hard work and I’m sorry for opening with a “hey, can you do this special request for me…”

      • Because of that self-aware second comment Dylan, I’ll put a B&W version up for you today! 🙂

        • Sean says:

          Thanks for the excellent reference sheets!
          Did the printer friendly / B&W version get put up (I can’t seem to find it)?

          • Sorry, I forgot! But why do you need a B&W version of this? Just print it out in B&W, the background graphic texture is extremely light. It really makes a minimal difference – and saves me the work of making the B&W version and having to update both of them if this sheet gets updated.

            • Sean says:

              No worries.
              Yeah that’s pretty reasonable, I’ll just print it out black and white.
              Thanks again.

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