a tactical strategy tabletop game

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A Work Of Art

Designed For The Modern Gamer

WARLINE: Tactical Fantasy Battles is a tournament caliber tabletop game of strategic maneuvers on the battlefield. Top-quality, solid game components lend to a gorgeous, tactile game that is every bit as beautiful as it is finely designed. Play your way and crush the enemy!

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Game Play Overview

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Complexity And Beauty Combined

Implement advanced tactics, such as "Sacrifice," to devastate your enemy. Every encounter such as this is brought to life by masterfully painted illustrations. Hone your skills, and spark your imagination, on the path to mastery!

Tactical Mastery

Never Surrender

WARLINE is a game of simple rules interacting in complex manners. As a result, every player can devise countless unique strategies and develop an individual “play personality”. There is zero luck involved, so there is a distinct separation between new players and seasoned veterans. Similar to other tournament caliber games, WARLINE is easy to learn, but can take years to fully master.


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Grand Overview

“What is an implement of war is purely a matter of perspective. Even a blade of grass can turn the tide of battle.”

WARLINE: Tactical Fantasy Battles is a highly technical game of detailed maneuver warfare. With nuanced systems and mechanisms modeled on fifteenth and sixteenth century martial practice, WARLINE gives you the tools and freedom that you need to craft and execute your very own unique and creative strategy. Do you prefer to manipulate your opponent with psychological warfare? Are you more comfortable dominating your opponent with attrition? Would you be more effective by cutting off your opponent’s center of gravity? WARLINE is a canvas on which you can paint a strategy all your own.

Yet, while highly-technical and detailed, WARLINE is designed with elegance at the forefront, resulting in an accessible, fast, and furious expression of warfare on your tabletop.

Total Control

In WARLINE, you are not just commanding an army, you are also directly involved as a member of the army. The result of every decision that you make and every action that you and your army take are completely under your control. There is zero luck involved. Nonetheless, WARLINE remains fluid, flexible, and mapped to a decision space and a game state possibility space that are both infinitely broad and deep–ensuring that situational memorization is not only ineffective, it is nearly impossible. Every battle, and every moment of battle, must be approached in a unique manner. Every opponent that you face, regardless of skill level, presents a one-of-a-kind, interesting challenge.

History Meets Fantasy

WARLINE’s core mechanims and systems are mapped to key historical and modern military techniques. And while the core of the game is founded on actual accounts and doctrine, WARLINE’s layers of rich fantasy help sculpt a vision of war that is even more thrilling and epic. Ride terrifying beasts in order to put immense pressure on your opponent. Wield powerful magic to not only you manipulate the battle, but also to completely reshape the battlefield itself–transforming the landscape to your tactical advantage.

You have the tools. You have the wits. Can you put it all together and stand victorious in the resulting chaos of war?

Standout Features

  • Multiple paths to victory and customized set up ensures that no two battles are alike.
  • Optional army customization and pre-battle planning lead to rich meta-gaming.
  • Scalable and modular, you can customize the game to suit your situation and desires: Build out custom battlefields, build out your army with variable unit powers, and more.
  • WARLINE encourages creative, fluid approaches to every situation, as your tactical decisions are not limited by rigid movement patterns or restrictions.
  • Incredibly short set up time, along with average game times of 30 minutes.
  • Beautiful, large scale game components that appear as works of modern European industrial design, delivering a stunning table presence.
  • Innovative game mechanisms that express vivid warfare while minimizing fiddliness and complication.
  • Full support for deep and varied organized play.

Want to get a leg up on the competition and begin playing WARLINE before the tabletop game is released? You can now play a digital preview of WARLINE online, via Tabletop Simulator. WARLINE on Tabletop Simulator supports online organized play in the WARLINE League of Champions.

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