Kings of War

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 15th, 2017
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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 ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 2nd, 2017
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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 fr...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 31st, 2017
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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 ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 26th, 2017
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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 che...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 27th, 2017
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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. They̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 26th, 2017
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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 vet...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 12th, 2017
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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, Vamp...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 5th, 2017
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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 ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 19th, 2017
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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 [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 6th, 2017
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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 […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Feb 6th, 2017
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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 re...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 28th, 2016
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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. B...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 27th, 2016
2 Comments
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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 the...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 21st, 2016
3 Comments
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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 ocea...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 5th, 2016
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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 wou...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 22nd, 2016
4 Comments
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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 [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 6th, 2016
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 5th, 2016
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 28th, 2016
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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 [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 27th, 2015
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 7th, 2015
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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 [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 3rd, 2015
2 Comments
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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 fo...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 20th, 2015
2 Comments
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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 [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 19th, 2015
1 Comment
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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 iridesc...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 11th, 2015
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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 Dwarv...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 10th, 2015
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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 […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 31st, 2015
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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 [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 30th, 2015
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 10th, 2015
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The time has come, everyone. They’ve been promoting it for a while, but now Mantic has posted up their Kings of War 2nd edition rulebook. You can go download the rules for free, as well as the rules for the various factions, off of the Mantic site....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 3rd, 2015
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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 ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 2nd, 2015
3 Comments
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An initial version of a game, while it may be playtested extensively and been in development for years, may not always be the perfect game that designers had hoped for. Things crop up that weren’t an issue initially. Rules interact differently than originally intended. That’s what happens...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 22nd, 2015
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Mantic is heading down to the dungeons beneath their Kings of War world in Dungeon Saga. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the game is now coming out for everyone. You can get your pre-orders in now over on Mantic’s webshop. If you do, you’ll get a free, limited-edition miniature a...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 2nd, 2015
2 Comments
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Mantic has started showing off some more previews for the Kings of War 2nd edition that will be hitting gaming store shelves this August. But there’s just one problem… They don’t have a name that they’ve liked come up yet for the 2-player starter box they’ll be making. S...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 21st, 2015
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Mantic has been feeling hot, hot, hot lately. Apparently, it’s because they’ve been working on the new Forces of the Abyss for both Kings of War and Dungeon Saga. They’ve posted up previews of just what they’ve been working on, giving us a look at 4 different units for Kings o...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
May 4th, 2015
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Ironwatch, the Mantic fanzine, has issue 33 now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. This issue has a couple reports from Clash of Kings events, a look at the Deadzone tourneys at Adepticon, a guide to enhancing your Mars Attacks Martian Machines, and more. From the release:...