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Digital Subscriptions > Tabletop Gaming > May 2019 (#30) > Warhammer: Age of Sigmar – The Rise & Fall of Anvalor

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar – The Rise & Fall of Anvalor

Falling Flat

The Rise & Fall of Anvalor is a game of ups and downs.The promise starts high. It’s a tile-laying board game where the various fantasy factions of Warhammer’s Age of Sigmar universe have gathered together to build a city, while having to fend off continual attacks from orcs, the rat-like Skaven and the forces of Chaos.The endless assaults means there’s no shortage of bloodletting, and the simple dice-chucking combat – using a rainbow of polyhedrons with deadly one-roll-kill effciency – makes the action fast and furious while nodding back to Warhammer’s dice-heavy roots. Seeing a wave of enemies sweep across the board from one of the grid’s edges, slaughtering units and demolishing buildings as they go – or being mown down by your troops’ combo-tastic tiles – is pleasingly sadistic. Or, at least, it is the first time.

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