Mantic Games Posts Vanguard Alpha Rules Online

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 31st, 2017

The Kickstarter campaign for Mantic’s fantasy skirmish game, Kings of War: Vanguard, starts tomorrow. But if you know me, you know that I like to know what I’m buying before I put my money down for it. The folks over at Mantic feel that you should also know what you’re getting into before you put your money down. And so, they’ve posted up the Alpha rules for the game online. You can download them now, read them over, and if the game is for you, pledge tomorrow to get yourself a set.

From the announcement:

Kings of War Vanguard is a two-player miniatures game that’s played on a 3ft by 3ft battlefield using a new range of high quality miniatures.
• FANTASY SKIRMISH RULES – take command of a crack team of elite fighters, including captains, support units, weapons experts, along with grunts and warriors to overwhelm the opposition
• IN-DEPTH CAMPAIGN SYSTEM – track the progress of your key members to earn experience and gain new abilities or improved stats
• FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH KINGS OF WARS – use the incredibly detailed, dynamic miniatures from Vanguard as the heroes or elite troops in your Kings of War army
• 3D SCENERY – use Mantic’s new range of pre-assembled, plastic TerrainCrate scenery to bring your skirmishes to life, and with lots of different scenarios to play, every battle will look – and play – differently
• INNOVATIVE RULES – issue special commands in the heat of battle with the unique Power Dice abilities, and gather your troops with the Group Actions
• EQUIP YOUR FIGHTERS – ahead of the fight, choose from a range of equipment to improve the abilities of your characters, or unlock new and more powerful abilities during campaign play

Link to the Rules in Dropbox

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  • Davos Seaworth

    Curious as to the “new range of high quality miniatures.” It wasn’t too long ago that Mantic was more of a low-cost leader, but since their Walking Dead minis game their prices are now creeping up.

    I think their games are getting better as well, and they certainly do have headroom in pricing, but then they start occupying the same pool as some other industry heavyweights, like Warlord, GW and Privateer Press.

    • BDub

      Unrelated but, have you noticed that clicking on a link from the “Recent Comments” column no longer takes you to the article with that comment?

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        • PRAY FOR MOJO

          Have they tried turning it off and on again?

          • Apparently it was caused by a fire at a Sea Parks.

            … Ok, not really, but it’s a problem with Disqus, itself. So it’s not something our IT guy can fix (when it was suggested that he just hacks the Disqus system and solves the problem, from the inside, for them, he was mildly reluctant. Apparently something about “felony crime” or something). We’ve reported the issue, so now we just have to hope that the Disqus IT people are even 1/100 as good as our guy is.

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