Bladeborn Fighters (Warhammer Underworlds)
Rules for using the warbands from Warhammer Underworlds in games of Warcry. These fighters are referred to in Warcry as Bladeborn fighters.
Bladeborn fighters are elite warriors as varied as the Mortal Realms themselves, with skills and missions that set them apart from even their closest allies. Some Bladeborn fighters belong to small warbands made up of fellow Bladeborn, whilst others are mighty individuals who can even battle an entire enemy warband alone and emerge triumphant! Bladeborn do not follow the same rules as normal fighters. You can read how to include them in your warbands below.
Each Bladeborn fighter belongs to a Grand Alliance. A fighter’s Grand Alliance determines which warbands that fighter can ally with outside of their faction (see ‘Factions and Allies’ below).
Factions And Allies
Each Bladeborn fighter belongs to a faction, which is determined by their faction runemark.
- You can add any Bladeborn fighter to your warband if both your warband and that Bladeborn fighter share the same faction runemark. For example, Dhoraz Giant-fell can be added to any Thunderstrike Stormcasts warband.
- You can add any Bladeborn fighter with the Hero runemark to your warband as an ally if that fighter shares the same Grand Alliance runemark as your warband. If you do, other fighters that share a Bladeborn runemark with that fighter can be added to your warband as allies. Fighters included in your warband in this manner, i.e. those that do not have the Hero () runemark, do not count towards the total number of allies you can include in your warband but do cost points like any other fighter. For example, in open and matched play, you can include up to 2 allies in your warband. If you were to include Calthia Xandire as an ally, you could also include any other fighters with the Xandire’s Truthseekers () Bladeborn runemark in your warband as allies.
- Bladeborn fighters cannot be added to a warband more than once.
Bladeborn In Open And Matched Play
In open play and matched play, when picking your warband for a battle, you can include any Bladeborn fighters if their faction runemark is the same as the one chosen for your warband.
Bladeborn In Narrative Play
In narrative play, you can add Bladeborn fighters to your warband roster if their faction runemark is the same as the one chosen for your warband. In addition, Bladeborn fighters with the Hero () runemark can be added to your warband roster as an ally when you complete the ‘Secure a Powerful Ally’ quest (you must still spend the glory required to do so).
If you include a Bladeborn fighter with the Hero () runemark as an ally in your warband in the ‘Manage Your Warband’ step of the aftermath sequence, you can add any other fighters that share the same Bladeborn runemark as that fighter. Fighters included in your warband in this manner, i.e. those that do not have the Hero () runemark, do not count towards the total number of allies you can include in your warband but do cost points like any other fighter (and you must still spend the glory required to do so). You cannot add the same type of Bladeborn fighter more than once to your warband roster.
In the aftermath sequence, the following rules apply to Bladeborn fighters.
- Do not make injury rolls for Bladeborn fighters.
- Do not make renown rolls for Bladeborn fighters. Bladeborn fighters cannot gain renown.
- Bladeborn fighters cannot bear artefacts of power, but a Bladeborn fighter chosen as your leader can have 1 heroic trait (which they begin with automatically).
The rules on this page allow you to add the characters and personalities from the Warhammer Underworlds game into your games of Warcry. If you are playing in a gaming group against like-minded players, you may wish to use these fighter cards to represent archetypes for heroes and villains of your own creation instead of the specific characters.
If your opponents agree to using the Archetypes rule, you can forgo the extra rules for Bladeborn fighters (such as being limited to 1 on a roster and not being subject to injury rolls), and instead treat them like any other fighter card in your faction. When you do so, you should come up with an appropriate name for the fighter card.
For example, you could use the Sarrakkar Blackwing fighter card from the Gnarlspirit Pack to represent a 'Gnarlspirit Shaman' from the Slaves to Darkness faction, or the Sir Jedran Falseborn fighter card from the Sons of Ve'morn as a 'Deathrattle Sentinel' from the Soulblight Gravelords faction.
List of Bladeborn Fighters
Not all Warhammer Underworlds warbands have rules, however most do. Below is a list of Warhammer Underworlds warbands and their rules source.
Bladeborn Warbands with Rules, by Grand Alliance
|The Dread Pageant||Slaanesh Sybarites||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Ephilim's Pandaemonium||Disciples Of Tzeentch: Daemons||White Dwarf #492|
|Eyes of the Nine||Tzeentch Arcanites||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Garrek's Reavers||Khorne Bloodbound||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Gnarlspirit Pack||Slaves to Darkness||White Dwarf #482|
|Godsworn Hunt||Slaves to Darkness||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Gorechosen of Dromm||Nethermaze||White Dwarf #494|
|Grashrak's Despoilers||Beasts of Chaos||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Khagra's Ravagers||Slaves to Darkness||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Magore's Fiends||Khorne Bloodbound||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Skabbik’s Plaguepack||Skaven||White Dwarf #492|
|Skittershank's Clawpack||Skaven||White Dwarf #494|
|Spiteclaw's Swarm||Skaven||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|The Wurmspat||Nurgle Rotbringers||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|The Crimson Court||Soulblight Gravelords||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|The Exiled Dead||Soulblight Gravelords||White Dwarf #477|
|The Grymwatch||Flesh-eater Courts||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|The Headsmen's Curse||Nighthaunt||White Dwarf #492|
|Kainan's Reapers||Ossiarch Bonereapers||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|The Sepulchral Guard||Soulblight Gravelords||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Sons of Velmorn||Soulblight Gravelords||White Dwarf #482|
|Thorns of the Briar Queen||Nighthaunt||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Blackpowder's Buccaneers||Ogor Mawtribes||White Dwarf #477|
|Da Kunnin' Krew||Kruleboyz||White Dwarf #477|
|Grinkrak's Looncourt||Gloomspite Gitz||White Dwarf #485|
|Hedkrakka's Madmob||Bonesplitterz||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Hrothgorn's Mantrappers||Ogor Mawtribes||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Ironskull's Boyz||Ironjawz||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Mollog's Mob||Gloomspite Gitz||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Morgok's Krushaz||Ironjawz||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Rippa's Snarlfangs||Gloomspite Gitz||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Zarbag's Gitz||Gloomspite Gitz||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|The Chosen Axes||Fyreslayers||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Domitan's Stormcoven||Stormcast Eternals Thunderstrike Stormcasts||White Dwarf #492|
|Elathain's Soulraid||Idoneth Deepkin||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|The Farstriders||Stormcast Eternals Vanguard Auxillary Chamber||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Gryselle's Arenai||Daughters of Khaine||White Dwarf #486|
|Hexbane's Hunters||Order of Azyr||White Dwarf #494|
|Morgwaeth's Blade-coven||Daughters of Khaine||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Myari's Purifiers||Lumineth Realm-lords||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|The Shadeborn||Daughters of Khaine||White Dwarf #494|
|Skaeth's Wild Hunt||Sylvaneth||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|The Starblood Stalkers||Seraphon||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Steelheart's Champions||Stormcast Eternals Warrior Chamber||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Stormsire's Cursebreakers||Stormcast Eternals Sacrosanct Chamber||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Thundrik's Profiteers||Kharadron Overlords||Tomb of Champions 2021|
|Xandire's Truthseekers||Stormcast Eternals Thunderstrike||White Dwarf #477|
|Ylthari's Guardians||Sylvaneth||Tomb of Champions 2021|
Warbands without Bladeborn rules
These are ordered by Season (newest to oldest).
|Storm of Celestus||2021 Starter Set|
|Drepur's Wraithcreepers||2021 Starter Set|
|Ironsoul's Condemners||Beastgrave (Champions of Dreadfane box)|
|Lady Harrow's Mournflight||Beastgrave (Champions of Dreadfane box)|