CMON Ltd Hires Mike McVey For Design Team

Well, here’s something for you. CMON Ltd. has hired a true veteran of the gaming industry. Mike McVey has been working on various game projects for 30 years now. Personally, it’s been cool to talk to him and hang out with him at various events such as CMON Expo and Gen Con and I’m really happy to see that he’ll be around much more in the future.

From the announcement:

CMON Limited is excited to announce Mike McVey has joined the family as a key figure in our Production and Development team. Mike and CMON have a fantastic relationship and track record, and this is the next great step.

With three decades of experience in the industry, Mike is well known for his ability to produce some of the best miniatures around. His past experience includes Games Workshop, Wizards of the Coast, and Privateer Press. “I’m delighted to be joining the CMON team. It’s been a joy collaborating with them the last few years, with Blood Rage and The Others both being great successes. I look forward to working even more closely with them, and delivering fantastic board game projects in the future,” expressed Mike.


  • Davos Seaworth

    Makes sense with how well The Others seems to be doing for CMON. So what happens with Studio McVey?

    • jamiehutber

      Must be a trifle difficult to paint minis of late Davos?

  • Editrod Wargarage

    *glee* I actually liked sedition wars a lot!

    • odinsgrandson

      And the Blood Rage minis are some of the best minis from anywhere.

      • Pedwidge

        Maybe they can re-release sedition wars with some updated minis.

        • odinsgrandson

          McVey was also in charge of the minis for The Others.

          I’m not sure that he wants to go back to Sedition Wars (from my observations, it seemed like it was a big kickstarter that sold poorly afterward).

          I wonder how this is different from what CMON has been doing. Is he going to be in charge of the minis for all of their games, or are the smaller studios going to keep that up?

          • Pedwidge

            Sedition wars was a studio McVey product, so maybe he will bring the IP with him.
            The game was cool, but the minis were terrible. This was when restic (resin/plastic) miniatures were getting started and a lot of companies went with them for their kickstarters (Mantic’s DeadZone, Ninja Division’s Relic Knights, CMoN Wrath of Kings) and a lot of people hated the restic miniatures. I didn’t mind them, but the sedition wars miniatures were the hardest to assemble because of how they were cut.
            I think if sedition wars had the 1 piece miniatures like those from zombicide blackplague it would be a success.

          • odinsgrandson

            I’ve painted the core minis from that, and they didn’t seem bad (nothing to write home about).

            The 2nd wave minis were much worse- but I don’t think that was the game’s real issue.

            But what I heard was that the game rules did not work very well (I never played it). I know that there was a revised rules set, and I’ve heard that it was great, but that very few people tried it out after their initial impression.

            McVey has been doing some of the very best board game minis since then (Blood Rage) and partnered with Guillotine so that they don’t have to deal with rules anymore.

            I had just figured Mike McVey had given up on Sedition Wars. I think Blood Rage has done much better for them (and features some of the best minis that board gaming has to offer).

  • odinsgrandson

    Is he working with Jen Haley then? And did they get Ali McVey on board as well? Because that’d be lot of painting prowess under one banner.