Avalon Hill

HEROSCAPE AGE OF ANNIHILATION: Vanguard Edition

$249.99

4,353 Backers

Target 8,000

Not Funded

Unfortunately, this project did not meet its backer goal and did not go into production.

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Not available to ship to Quebec, Canada.

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This crowdfunded project will run from October 1, 2022, to 11:59pm ET on November 15, 2022. If successful, the project will begin shipping around Fall 2023.

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JOIN THE GREATEST BATTLE

You are back on the remote planet of Valhalla, a once peaceful world now torn apart by evil. Dynastic rulers known as Valkyrie are fighting to control the wellsprings, mystical fountains that bestow mighty powers – but can also bring on the curse of frightening visions of total destruction.  Esoteric warriors from across time and space battle for power and glory. Will they save their world, or face utter annihilation?

HEROSCAPE: AGE OF ANNIHILATION transports you to the next era of the popular expandable miniature wargaming system.  It includes stunningly detailed miniatures that allow you to create your own rich world. Using modular tiles, you build sprawling battlefields on which to play out conflicts between powerful and unconventional factions pulled not only from Earth but also from other planets across the galaxy.

The game features:

  • 71 finely detailed miniatures, in molded colors that denote their affiliations.
  • 46 army cards, providing game rules for your miniatures.
  • An expandable hex-based modular tile terrain system, including 74 base pieces and 68 wall terrain pieces, 9 jungle terrain pieces, with which you can build varied, multilevel landscapes for your battles.
  • 5 original factions designed for this game, each with unique skills and strategies. Play as the Dryan Lifeborne Order, the Nemesis War Brood, the Dawn Raider Syndicate, the Clockwork Combine, or the Ironclad Collective!
  • Customizable armies in which each figure is given a point value, allowing you to choose which units to include in your army to suit your own playstyle.
  • 20 game scenarios specially created for AGE OF ANNIHILATION.

Pairs with a companion app complete with army builder and battlefield design tool.

Every component of this incredible game system is fully backward- and forward-compatible. If this HasLab campaign is successful, we may continue the expansion of the HeroScape universe.

71 miniatures

  • 64 Single base miniatures
  • 7 Double base miniatures

46 army cards

74 hex tile terrain pieces

  • 6 Grass tiles (24 Hex)
  • 4 Grass tiles (7 hex)
  • 2 Grass tiles (3 hex)
  • 6 Grass tiles (2 hex)
  • 10 Grass tiles (1 hex)
  • 2 Rock tiles (24 hex)
  • 2 Rock tiles (7 hex)
  • 1 Rock tile (3 hex)
  • 5 Rock tiles (2 hex)
  • 4 Rock tiles (1 hex)
  • 2 Sand tiles (7 hex)
  • 1 Sand tile (3 hex)
  • 5 Sand tiles (2 hex)
  • 4 Sand tiles (1 hex)
  • 20 Sparkly Water tiles

68 Laur wall terrain pieces

  • 20 Single thin wall connecters
  • 10 Small thin wall pieces
  • 10 Big thin wall pieces
  • 2 Big thin wall arch
  • 2 Big thin wall ruin A
  • 2 Big thin wall ruin B
  • 2 Big thin wall ruin C
  • 20 Connecter bases

9 Laur jungle terrain pieces

  • 3 Laur tree pieces
  • 6 Laur underbrush pieces

12 combat dice

1 20-sided die

10 glyphs

26 wound markers

12 tiny wound markers

16 order markers

Updated rulebook

Campaign book

HeroScape Age of Annihilation is a game of thrilling warfare where the players create not only the armies they bring to the table but the battlefield itself. The rules included in the Vanguard Edition feature two versions: the Basic Game which is excellent for learning the fundamental rules and introducing the game to new players, and the Master Level Game which offers further strategic depth and customization.

Download the beta ruleset here.

Build your scenario. Draft your army. Unleash epic battles!

When you back this HasLab campaign, you’ll also receive two exclusive figures only available through this HasLab campaign: the Thyraxis Dragoon and Scavorith, Lord of Ruin. These figures will not be available after the conclusion of this HasLab campaign, so back now to enlist these vicious combatants!

Scavorith, Lord of Ruin

Surging into battle, Scavorith menaces its foes with up to three attacks in a single turn - but risks wounding itself!

 

Thyraxis Dragoon

With a maddening chitter that echoes through the battlefield the Thyraxis Dragoon can alter enemy activations and disrupt battle plans!

MODULAR TERRAIN FOR ULTIMATE FLEXIBILITY

Build and stack countless battlefields

Assortment of hex tiles for quick assembly

HeroScape features a unique battlefield creation system using modular hexagonal terrain pieces that allow for a battlefield only limited by the amount of terrain you have. These pieces feature terrain such as grass, rock, sand, water, ruins, trees, and other realistic types of landscape. Tiles of different sizes can be connected and stacked on top of each other to expand not only the base area of the war zone but its height as well. Best of all, the design of the battlefield will affect the game! Units can gain bonuses or penalties based on differences in terrain height, the types of terrain may influence unit movement, and much more. Creating a unique battlefield is an exciting part of HeroScape.

THE FACTIONS OF HEROSCAPE AGE OF ANNIHILATION

Five original factions vie for control of Valhalla’s wellsprings, each aligned with one or more Valkyries. The units included in Age of Annihilation offer distinct warfare tactics giving each faction a unique feel on the battlefield.

Find the full Annihilation Compendium of Army cards here.

DRYAN LIFEBORNE ORDER

Mystical weavers of the magical energy of both life and death

Dwellers in the dark forests for countless eons, the Dryan are one with the spirits of nature and the etheric beasts who also call these ancient quiet places home. Each a master of the arcane, the mages of the Dryan Lifebourne Order fight as individuals rather than squads. Though few in number, they bolster the ranks of their armies by calling on familiars to unleash a ferocious feral rage upon their enemies. Together, a handful of Lifebourne magi can be worth dozens of well-trained soldiers.

Xenithrax the Soulweaver

Marachott, Mind Whisperer

Ewashia, Mistress of Tides

Girushia, Grove Keeper

Haluchott, Corruptor of Beasts

Halushia, Scion of the Wild

Onshu the Welkineye

Chana the Zenithwing

Kita the Springrunner

Raakchott, Desecrator of Death

Vrono the Brambletoth

NEMESIS WAR BROOD

Skilled and strategic bioengineered insectoid warriors.

The NEMESIS WAR BROOD have evolved over millennia of constant assault on their home planet into a skilled martial culture. Their crude appearance belies a shrewd and highly advanced intelligence and disciplined battle strategy that have allowed them to protect themselves from their enemies and uphold their society.  The units in which they live are kept hidden from outsiders, and it is believed that the members of the War Brood who are encountered on Valhalla are part of a specialized warrior caste who expertly employ the most sophisticated military tactics on the battlefield.

Oathbound Legionnaires

Oathbound Phalanx

Festering Honor Guard

Queen Maladrix the Conqueror

DAWN RAIDER SYNDICATE

Fiercely independent mercenaries who feed on both the spoils of war and the challenge of battle.

Led by a charismatic council of captains, the members of the Dawn Raider Syndicate answer to no Valkyrie, refusing to pledge allegiance to any of Valhalla’s warring factions. A disparate group driven by their own personal motivations, they work for whichever side pays them more. Often first found lurking in the shadows of an advance, they engage hard, make their impact felt, and fight like madmen.

Crimson Widow

Fia Bonny, the Void Siren

First Officer Bok-Bur-Na

Admiral EJ 1-M

Exiles of the Sundered Sea

Dreadnauts of New Tortuga

Dorim the Bulkhead Brawler

Knaves of the Silver Scimitar

Cornelius Breech, the Derelict Prince

Kilian Vane III

CLOCKWORK COMBINE

A diverse peace-loving society forced to embrace war.

The Clockwork Combine is a pluralistic culture born in pacifism and pragmatism, who have by necessity had to learn the techniques and principles of war in order to save themselves from total extinction. Clever and intelligent, the members of the Combine – farmers and artists as well as engineers and scientists – came together to develop amazing technologies that allowed them to deploy troops quickly, manage aggressive aerial insertions, repair equipment while under attack - and ultimately triumph in battle.

Air Marshal Zed Nesbitt

Imperator Kayne

Wing Commander Tuck Harrigan

Vorid Glide Strikers

Vorid Burrowbreaker

Knight Primus Adelbern

Knight Adjutor Oberon

Ordo Borealis

Frostclaw Paladins

IRONCLAD COLLECTIVE

Cold, calculating soldiers who employ sophisticated cybernetics to play the game of war.

 

The Ironclad Collective wage war using the precise logic of their data cogitators and the hard steel of their weapons systems. Over generations they have focused relentlessly on perfecting their methods of destruction. Every battlefield movement is calculated, every strategy is dissected before the first shots are fired. Members of the Collective reflect their harsh and unsentimental philosophies of war in grotesque death masks that trigger nightmarish fear and despair in their enemies – surely among the cruelest of psychological terror tactics.

Iron Lich Viscerot

Hellforge Mandukor

Necrotech Wraithriders

In addition to the five factions, Age of Annihilation includes seven Kyrie, the winged natives of Valhalla and champions of their respective Valkyries. Some are good while some are evil, and they may join battle with factions of similar beliefs. Below are concept images for the included Kyrie, with rendered examples to come soon.

Misaerx

Qhyrion

Xiamara

Glinerva

Mielki

Kilkorax

Loviatäk

Throughout the campaign, special HeroScape figures will be unlocked as backer milestones are reached. These stretch goals feature some of the most iconic characters of HeroScape – its bravest heroes and most ruthless villains updated to further the story of HeroScape and continue the greatest battle for all time.

Sgt. Drake Alexander: Unlocked at 10k backers

A veteran hero of many battles, Sgt. Drake Alexander was brought to Valhalla by Jandar and has proven time and time again to be one of the most brave and noble warriors to take the battlefield. Now Drake soars through the air thanks to the Zetacron’s tech upgrade.

Sonlen: Unlocked at 12k backers

The mighty archmage and his dragon companion return! Once a formidable pairing in the service of Ullar, Sonlen now rides to battle on the back of his now grown-up dragon companion.

Q-11: Unlocked at 14k backers

Vydar has brought yet another Q killing machine to Valhalla. Q-11 is the latest model to come from an implacable line of death machines, armed with weapons of destruction all over its mechanical frame.

Shiori: Unlocked at 15k backers

A ninja warrior who has experienced countless battles across Valhalla, Shiori is back with a vengeance. As silent as the night and as deadly as the blade, her Ninjitsu Mastery special attacks allow her to attack multiple times.

Raelin: Unlocked at 16k backers

Once known as Raelin the Merciful, the Valorous, or the Kindhearted, the hero we once heralded has vanished, only to be replaced by a cruel and merciless disciple of Utgar. Riding to battle on a massive, winged war lion clad in steel, Raelin brings only despair to those who face her.