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Mantic Previews Kings of War 3rd Edition

Kings of War, the fantasy army combat game from Mantic, is getting a new edition soon (October, to be a little more specific). Making its way to 3rd edition, they look to make it the best fantasy minis game it can be, and have been going over the rules relentlessly in order to achieve that goal. They've also started giving us some previews, including a look at the rulebook as well as the upcoming Shadows in the North 2-player starter. Let's check 'em out.

From the Rulebook preview:

Phew… we’ve just recovered from the madness of GenCon but the excitement isn’t close to stopping! Last month we announced that Kings of War Third Edition is due for release this October and now we’re delving deeper into this hugely anticipated launch.

The Third Edition is the perfect opportunity for us to make sure Kings of War is the absolute best mass fantasy battle game ever. Mantic, alongside the rules committee and playtesters, have been working extremely hard to make sure this edition evolves and develops the groundwork laid by Second Edition and the subsequent Clash of Kings supplements.

There’s already a great deal of excitement about the new edition but over the next week, we’ll be turning that excitement up to 11! Each day we’ll be revealing one of the new products that will be coming out as part of the Third Edition release, before pre-orders go live with our retailer partners and Mantic website from Friday. Anyway, enough of that, let’s crack on with the first spotlight…


Well, it seems like a good idea to start with the rulebook! The first print of Third Edition will be a limited-edition hardback rulebook – and we’re expecting it to sell out pretty fast. So, if you want to prove your dedication to KoW, this is the book for you.


From the Starter Set preview:

Have you recovered from the excitement of yesterday’s rulebook tease? We’ve had a fantastic response so far from the Kings of War community and we’ve still got plenty more to reveal. Oh, and just in case you want more rulebook peeks, head over to OnTabletop for some additional pages. Anyway, on to today’s blog, which is covering the brand-new two-player starter set: Shadows in the North.