New Big Monsters Coming For Kings of War

Big models are my favorite type of models. And Kings of War is getting a quartet of new huge minis players can add to their forces. Mantic is taking orders for these figures. And if you want to make a whole army around these centerpieces (being in the center, as they often are), they’ve got some bundle deals for doing just that as well.
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Mantic Shows Giant Renders For Kings of War: Vanguard

Big miniatures are my favorites. Sure, I have a fondness for Gretchin and Skinks and such. But the really huge figures are my real favorites. And Kings of War: Vanguard has some huge minis coming with it. Mantic is showing off renders of the giants that you can get as part of the Late Pledge campaign for the game. These figures clock in at 180mm tall, with plenty of alternate parts to customize your kit and create different types of giant.
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Kings of War: Vanguard Beta Test Happening Now

When a company puts out a game, they obviously want it to be as perfect as possible. But even with a couple dedicated playtest groups, things can be missed. That’s where a public beta can help. And that’s just what Mantic’s got going on for Kings of War: Vanguard. Most of the rules are done and ready. It’s just the details that could use some work still.
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Late-Pledges open for Kings of War: Vanguard

There was kind of an explosion of Kickstarters here in the past several weeks. With all the campaigns going on, its easy for one to have slipped by your notice, to you just didn’t have the funds for one because you wanted to back another. It happens. Thankfully, there’s the late-pledge time for many campaigns. If you’re wanting to get in on Mantic’s Kings of War: Vanguard, now’s your chance, even though the Kickstarter’s over. They are taking late pledges now through the month of February.
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Clash of Kings 2018 Now Available From Mantic Games

It’s important to have a game that’s balanced. No gamer likes looking across the field and thinking, “well, that’s a cheesy force.” People want to play the figs they want to play and have a chance at winning. Well, when problems are found, the company behind those games should make sure they fix things. That’s what Mantic’s got with their Clash of Kings supplement for Kings of War. It rebalances various units to make them even across the board. It also has brand new formations for all the Kings of War factions, plus several new Living Legends. This book’s got it all, and you can get your copy now.
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Northern Alliance Added to Kings of War: Vanguard Kickstarter

It’s getting cold out. Some people are more used to cold than others. Those that live in the cold, northern part of Mantica are certainly used to it. But they are heading south, looking to get some feeling back into their fingers. As such, the Northern Alliance is making its way into the Kings of War: Vanguard Kickstarter campaign.
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Mantic Launches Kings of War: Vanguard Kickstarter

It’s here, folks. Mantic has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new skirmish game, Vanguard. If you’re a fan of their Kings of War game, but kinda want something with a smaller model count, this is just the game for you. The two systems are actually fully compatible. So feel free to mix-and-match between the two.
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Mantic Games Posts Vanguard Alpha Rules Online

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.
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Kings of War: Vanguard Coming to Kickstarter November 1st

Mantic is headed to the skirmish realm with their fantasy range with Kings of War: Vanguard. For when you don’t want to push whole trays of infantry around, but would instead like to focus on smaller conflicts, it’s just the game for you. Mantic’s posted up some previews you can check out, and be sure to be on the lookout for the Kickstarter campaign to launch in just under a week.
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New Huge Minis Available To Pre-Order for Kings of War

I’ve always loved oversized miniatures. You know, the ones that their base is the size of a CD or a notepad. For you Kings of War players, Mantic has a couple new huge minis that they’re taking orders for. You’ve got the Revenant King on Undead Wyrm and the Steel Behemoth. They’re certain to make an impact on the battlefield… possibly literally.
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New Releases Available for Kings of War

The latest releases for Kings of War, Mantic’s fantasy battles miniatures game, are now available over in the Mantic webshop. There’s quite a lot to check out. There’s the Edge of the Abyss summer campaign supplement book for you veteran players. But you don’t have to be a veteran to play in it, of course. And to help new players get started, there’s the Battle of the Glades 2-player starter. That’s also available. Add to that some movement trays and some heroes, and you’ve got quite a thorough set of releases for the month.
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New July Releases Available to Order for Kings of War

Kings of War is exploding this July. Mantic’s Edge of the Abyss campaign looks to greatly add to the game, and hopefully bring in lots of new players. Mantic has filled up their webshop with lots of new releases, and they continue to add to it. This time around, it’s the Tree Herder, Vampire on Undead Pegasus, Spell & Magical Artifact Cards, and some new Movement Trays.
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Mantic Taking Pre-Orders For New Kings of War Heroes

The Edge of the Abyss campaign is Mantic’s summer event for Kings of War. In it, there’s several stand-out characters, whose actions will determine the fate of all. If you’d like to add these characters to your armies, you will soon be able to, as Mantic has begun taking pre-orders for them over in their webshop.
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Edge of the Abyss Summer Campaign Book Available to Order for Kings of War

I do so love a campaign system for games. I’ve never been too hot on tournaments. Too much pressure all at once. But a nice campaign, over the course of a couple weeks or months, spreads all of that out and is just more enjoyable, in my experience. Well, Mantic is giving players the tools to run a summer campaign in Kings of War using the Edge of the Abyss book. It’s available for pre-order now.
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New Nyriad Units Available To Pre-Order For Kings of War

The Nyriad armies in Kings of War are making their way onto land. They may be out of their element when it comes to humidity levels, but they are certainly in their element when it comes to making war. There’s several new units that are joining the main push of the army as they take on us air-breathers.
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New Neritica Troops Available For Pre-Order For Kings of War

Bloop! Bloop! Bloop!
I still really never want to go out into the ocean. There’s all sorts of things out there that we may never fully know about. And while the chances that there’s a race of super-intelligent fish-people with their own civilization are pretty low… we don’t really know that they aren’t there. They certainly are in Kings of War, and they’ve got new units available for pre-order now.
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Trident Realms Available For Pre-Order

There’s a lot of things that live out in the ocean. Whales, fish, squid, whale-fish-squid-men… It’s that last group that you should really worry about the most. But if you can take control of those fierce fighters, you can not only control the waves, but potentially the land, too. But how hard would it be to take over such a group? Actually, pretty easy. Mantic is taking pre-orders now for the Trident Realms forces for Kings of War.
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Mantic Previews 2017 Plans

We’re only 4 days away from the end of 2016. I know a lot of people are going to be very happy about that. Lots because 2016 wasn’t the greatest. But, really, it’s also because there’s a lot to look forward to in 2017. Certainly, the folks at Mantic have a lot planned, and they’ve laid out some of their announcements in a new article.
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Mantic Previews Trident Realm of Neritica Figures for Kings of War

Under the sea.
Under the sea.
You’re welcome. 😀
Anyway, there are creatures that live under the sea in the world of Mantica. Creatures with tentacles. Creatures with tridents. Creatures who don’t want to let those land-dwellers think that they’re all that and can just treat the ocean without the respect it deserves. Those creatures are part of the Trident Realm of Neritica. They’ll be coming to Kings of War tabletops next year, and Mantic’s giving us a bit of a preview.
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Mantic Taking Orders For Kings of War: Historical Armies Book

The rules for armies in many fantasy games come from way armies waged war in real life. You had your rank-and-file soldiers who would move together in a column. There’d be archers or other fire-support units off to the sides. Cavalry would be a highly-mobile element in the battle. Artillery would do what it could to soften up enemy lines. So it seems only fitting that you could take fantasy army rules and use them to play historical miniatures games. At least, the folks at Mantic think so. They converted their Kings of War rules to work with historical forces and they’ve got the book for that up for order.
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Mantic Clearance Sale Happening Now

Warehouses are not infinite in size. They can, and often do, get filled up with things. This can be a problem when you’ve got a bunch of new, cool things you need to store in it. Mantic is running into that problem. Their warehouse is full, but they’ve got a bunch of new games on their way. That means they need to make some room. That’s good news for you.
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Mantic Previews Empire of Dust for Kings of War

Anyone that’s watched fantasy or sci-fi movies knows that there is no greater evil than Ancient Egypt! *Imperial March plays over photo of the pyramids*
Sun and sand hasn’t tempered the fighting spirit of the denizens of that land (or an analog of it, since Kings of War doesn’t take place on Earth). The skeletons of those long-dead warriors are on the march and coming to tabletops near you soon.
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Forces of Nature For Kings of War Available From Mantic Games

The forces of Nature, itself, have decided to march to war in Mantic’s Kings of War. Expect them to hit their opponents like… well… a force of nature… Sort of self-explanatory with that one… But anyway, the Druids are headed to war and they’re bringing all sorts of friends with them.
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TGN Sunday Snippets

The hectic bustle of Saturday has given way to the smooth calm of Sunday (at least for me). Yesterday I got in some Guild Ball, some Warmachine, and some Ascension. How about you folks?

I think all of us could stand for some bite-sized gaming stories just about now. So let’s get to it.

Today we have: Red Box Games Launch Warbands of the Cold North Kickstarter, Kings of War unofficial historical supplements updated for Kings of War 2nd edition, and New White Wolf Interview.

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Kings of War: Uncharted Empires Now Available To Pre-Order

Do you like Kings of War but want something a little different in terms of the faction you play? Well, Mantic is here to help. They’ve started taking pre-orders for their new Kings of War: Uncharted Empires book over in their webshop. Feel free to go and order yourself a copy so you’ll be the first gamer on your block with this book when it’s released in November.
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Orc Bundles Available in Mantic Webshop

Though it’s been quite a while since I’ve played a game that has them, part of me will always be an Orc player. They were the force that I played the longest back in my 40k days. Though one “problem” with them is that getting a whole army could be a bit costly. The figures tend to be a decent size (Orcs are known to be big and brutish, after all), but you also need a whole bunch of them (my normal forces for 40k started with 70 guys… and that was just my first 3 units). Thankfully, Mantic is making it a bit easier to get yourself an Orc army for Kings of War.
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Kings of War: The Herd now available for Free Download

Mantic is good about putting rules up for free on their website. That way, you get a look at what you’re getting into when you put down your money for figures. As I’ve mentioned before, I think it’s a wonderful idea. They continue in that tradition with the release of their rules for The Herd, a new Kings of War faction.
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Mantic Previews New Orcs for Kings of War

Kings of War keeps rolling along. The new edition seems to be going over rather well and new army lists are being released online. But while army lists might be nice, we know one of the real draws of miniatures games is right there in the title… miniatures. So what does Mantic have up its sleeve for the Orcs?
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Twilight Kin Rules for Kings of War Now Available

Mantic has a new army list up on their website for Kings of War 2nd edition. This time around it’s the Twilight Kin.
Yeah, I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the name of the army, either. It’s their evil elves faction. Do they sparkle in the sunlight? Perhaps. You could use some iridescent paint on them.
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Podcast Roundup

It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Podcast Roundup. Tired of listening to your coworkers? Grab your headphones and get your nerd on.

In this batch we have: Multiple videos from Through Gamer Goggles as they tooled around at Gen Con, Mantic posts an unboxing of Abyssal Dwarves, Geeks of the North Episode 18 – Happy Birthday, and All Us Geeks Episode 59 Having Great Snowball Battles During Table Golf.

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Kings of War: Ratkin army list available for free download

Mantic is always happy to put the rules for their Kings of War game up online so you can get a look at them for free. It’s not just the base rules for the game that they do this for, but also the army lists. That way, you can actually proxy-test some armies if you so choose. This includes armies that might not even be out yet. Such is the case today.
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Photo Galleries from Day 2 of Gen Con

Day 2 is about to be in the books (as it’s only got about 15min. left and then I’m going to go to sleep). It was quite a wild and busy Friday. The frantic-ness of Thursday turned into a more calm, but no less busy Friday. Everyone was buzzing about the games that they’d picked up the day before or tried overnight.

I, of course, once more made my rounds of the place and got some galleries of photos over on the TGN Facebook page.
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Kings of War Digital Edition up for pre-order

While Mantic posts their rules for free online, there’s no “bells and whistles” to what you get in that free packet. For those that like the extra fluff about the various races and units, there’s the full Digital Edition of the rulebook. Pre-orders for those have begun over on the Mantic site.
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Mantic to Post Kings of War Rules for Free

In this day and age, with so many miniatures games out there (heck, just so many games total), it’d take a millionaire to be able to buy all of them to find out how they play. Thankfully, some companies put the rules for their games up online for free. Mantic’s been doing that with Kings of War since the beginning. So what’s the point of this post, then? Well, the new edition of Kings of War is also going to be posted for free, and it’s going to be done before the game is released.
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