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Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower is a fun, fast paced adventure game that pits you and group of friends against the sinister Gaunt Summoner as you attempt to unlock the secrets of the Silver Tower.

With the first release of the revamped Warhammer Quest (previously Hero Quest), the Silver Tower, Games Workshop brings together the traditional rpg adventure and the setting of Age of Sigmar.  Players can choose from 6 different characters based on factions from the Ag of Sigmar setting, who each bring unique skill sets to the group and can be leveled up through continuous play of the game through the accumulation of renown.  Games Workshop held nothing back with the models included in the game.  With the basic game you get all the following models.
  • 1 Fyreslayer Doomseeker
  • 1 Darkoath Chieftain
  • 1 Excelsior Warpriest with Gryph-hound
  • 1 Knight-Questor
  • 1 Mistweaver Saih
  • 1 Tenebrael Shard
  • 1 Gaunt Summoner of Tzeentch
  • 1 Ogroid Thaumaturge
  • 2 Skaven Deathrunners
  • 2 Pink Horrors
  • 4 Blue Horrors
  • 4 pairs of Brimstone Horrors
  • 6 Tzaangors
  • 8 Grot Scuttlings
  • 8 Kairic Acolytes
  • 8 Chaos Familiars
The models are beautifully detailed and though most of them do not currently have warscrolls for Age of Sigmar it's a pretty good bet that they will be included on future faction releases.  The game itself takes the form of a traditional dungeon crawl with RPG elements a la the Adventure Book which is read from when certain in game events are triggered.  Players can either try and work together to conquer the tower or can split off on their own for all the power and glory and attempt to take down the Gaunt Summoner on their own.  As players defeat the denizens of the tower they gain renown through acts of bravery and courage which can be used to upgrade your hero with skills that increase their power and can be kept for future games.


The action is constant and relentless, with each new discovery bringing fresh horrors and unbelievable treasures to the adventurers.   Before the game begins the group decides on which trial they will attempt which will be unique and keep the game play continuous and narrative driven.  Once the group is ready they can choose the trial they would like to attempt and start their adventure. When the group is ready they can then take on the Gaunt Summoner itself, which is not a trial to be taken lightly as the model is enormously powerful and will TKO un-skilled players without much of an effort. One of the more unique aspects of the game is that the enemy models are controlled by the players themselves alternatively throughout the game.  Take care if you focus all of the enemy attacks on a hated rival player as the same may happen to you on that player's turn.


As I talked about a little earlier in the review, one of the great things about the Silver Tower is that the character you choose continues to level up through the acquisition of skills during your trials.  As long as you use the same character in subsequent trials you keep any treasure and skill upgrades you earned in previous trials.  There is even an app that you can use to track your character's progress as you complete the trials in the game.  You can download it on GW's site here.   We tried it out in the studio already and have had a lot of fun with it so far. The very first chamber that I revealed shot by character straight to the room where he languished a full turn before falling back down to the ground and injuring himself.  The visuals on how that took place made for a good laugh to get us started.  If you're looking for an evolving action RPG I highly recommend Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower.

And remember, order your copy of Silver Tower from Frontline Gaming by Friday, May 27th for that sweet 25% off new release sale price!

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