Wizkids releases Wartime: Battle for Valyance Vale board game that emphasizes quick combat with timers. Come take a look at this quick and simple game!
Wartime is a fast-paced skirmish board game that utilizes a real-world sand timer mechanic to determine when a used unit is available for use again. If you cast a spell, attack, move, or use a special ability, a timer must be placed by the troop unit that committed the action. The twist? The timers come in 30, 60, and 90 second intervals. This can lead to interesting situations when a player commits an action with a 90 second timer and cannot respond to enemy actions. 10 scenarios are included and have various objectives and separate timers for certain time-sensitive missions. Players have full control over their troop configurations and can even create their own scenarios. One game session can take up to 20 minutes to complete. The rules, battle book, and quick start guide can be found on Wizkids’ site on PDF.
Valyance and Firebrand have gone to war! Units clash in the skirmishes, but the fight is gritty: you have little time to think and plan as sand timers dictate the activation of your units.
When a unit moves, attacks, cast spells, or uses a special ability, a sand timer is flipped. The unit cannot be used again until the sand timer is drained and then that sand timer, or another sand timer, can be used to activate the unit again.
Manage your sand timers, as well as your unit actions, wisely. Sand timers come in different times – 30 seconds, 60 seconds, 90 seconds. Scenarios use other timers in time-sensitive missions.
Scenario-based play, with branching missions depending on the outcome of the previous mission.
Configure your own units to fight in player designed missions or mix up the unit configurations when playing the game’s missions.
- 12 Sand Timers
- 40 Unit Tokens Per Side
- Terrain Hexes
- 20 Stands
- 50 Cards
Wartime is available now online and at your FLGS. Be sure to check out Wizkids’ other strategy games!
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