Night gathers and now my watch begins.
Where do the unwanted go? The 4th or 5th sons of noblemen? The petty criminals? The bastards? The leftovers of society that seem to have no purpose? In Westeros, there’s always one place for them, The Wall. Far in the north, The Wall protects Westeros from the wild and untamable things lurking in the forests beyond it. Everyone in Westeros knows that winter is coming, and when it does, it’s going to be the Night’s Watch that man and guard The Wall that are the first and best line of defense. In the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game, commanders will soon be able to lead their own band with the Night’s Watch Starter Set, utilizing their unique Troops, Characters, and Tactics to defend against any threat.
But what sets the Night’s Watch apart? Starks win the day through tactical battlefield positioning and offense, Lannisters through deceit and manipulation of their foes, so what sets the Night’s Watch apart from our existing armies? Let’s take a closer look at their mechanics and play-style.
• Grizzled and Hardened: Only the strong survive in the Night’s Watch, making them one of the toughest and most durable factions in the game.
• Adapt and Overcome: The Watch must be prepared for any threat, and thus, while not excelling at any one aspect of war, they are capable of handling almost any threat.
• Vows of the Watch: The Night’s Watch utilizes the unique Vow mechanic with their Tactics Cards, granting units new and powerful abilities once played.