During Pulse Con this past week, Hasbro and Avalon Hill announced that Heroscape would be making its valiant return to the tabletop community. Titled Heroscape: Age of Annihilation, players will be transported back to the planet of Valhalla, where things have taken a turn for the worse.
Heroscape is an expandable turn-based miniature tabletop wargame that was originally manufactured by Hasbro. The creation of the game began in 2004 and eventually was discontinued in November 2010. The original miniature game was aimed at a younger demographic, where all of the tiles were easily assembled and all of the pieces came pre-painted. This tabletop game ended up becoming extremely popular among wargame lovers of all ages. When the announcement was made that the sets would be discontinued, players all over the world still ranted and raved about the quality of production and attempted to get their hands on the coveted game before it would disappear into the ether. Luckily, Hasbro has decided to revive its highly acclaimed tabletop and bring it to a whole new level of depth and intricacy.
Heroscape: Age of Annihilation sports 71 finely detailed miniatures that are color-coded by their different affiliations. More so, players will need to use these miniatures to fight for the wellsprings, which are fountains that can give warriors the most mighty of powers but may also give them horrific visions and force them to survive in a never-ending nightmare. It is up to the player to decide whether they will conquer the battlefield and bestow peace among the planet of Valhalla, or create total chaos and destroy the world as we know it.
There are also 50 total army cards, which give out rules for the miniatures to follow. The in-depth modular hexagonal tile system allows for fully backward and forward compatibility, which includes 74 base pieces as well as 68 wall terrain pieces and 9 jungle terrain pieces. This allows players to fully customize their battlefield in any way they so choose. You can also add multiple layers to your battlefield, adding even more depth to the gameplay. On top of that, the tabletop game includes five original factions that were created specifically for the game itself, each having its own skills and strategies to follow.
The armies are also fully customizable, as each miniature figure has its own point value, allowing players to configure their armies based on each of the figure's points available. There are even 20 different game scenarios available for Heroscape: Age of Annihilation, which means the game holds countless hours of enticing and fresh new gameplay to explore.
Currently, the game is completely funded via crowdfunding, and the project will run from October 1, 2022, to November 15, 2022. If the funding project is successful, which by the numbers already it seemingly should be, the tabletop will begin shipping out to the players around the Fall of 2023. To learn more about the project or to contribute, head over to the official Hasbro Pulse website.