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Many of you have probably see a game of Kings of War: Vanguard being played. Or maybe you've only seen posts online about it. You've been curious and want to know more. If you could only get your hands on a rulebook, that'd give you everything you need to know about if you want to give the game a go or not. Well, Mantic is here to help. They've posted the Vanguard rulebook up on their website and you can download it for free.

There's a lot of things buried deep underground. Some are rather malevolent and corruptive in nature. So, when you're a group of dwarves and you've been around those things for a long time, you get warped and corrupted yourself. Hence, Abyssal Dwarves. And they'll be making their way to your tabletops soon. Mantic Games has started taking pre-orders for new Abyssal Dwarf sets for Vanguard. You can head over and get your name on the list now.

2020 is upon us. If you want 2020 vision, at least in terms of what Mantic Games will be up to, they've posted a blog series looking at their different games and product lines. What's up for The Walking Dead? They'll tell you. What'll be coming for Kings of War? You can get a look. What about Hellboy? Get the scoop. Have yourselves a look.

"Get to brass tacks." It means getting rid of all the extras and boil everything down to just the essentials. That's what Mantic has done with their new Kings of War rulebook. It's the Gamer's Edition and it's a smaller-size, softcover book that's "just the facts, ma'am." Just the rules. None of the fluff. Pre-orders are being taken now.

The turkey might still be thawing in the fridge, but that doesn't mean that you can't get some post-Thanksgiving deals online. Mantic Games has launched their Black Friday sale over in their webshop. Head on over now to check out some great savings. Crazy Bobby is back, baby!

A new supplemet is coming out soon for Kings of War. It's called Uncharted Empires and it goes on pre-sale this Friday. But... I mean, who wants to buy something they know nothing about? Nobody, that's who. That's why Mantic's here with an all-access look inside what will be coming in this book, with tour guide Matt Gilbert. Have yourselves a look.

It's finally getting colder outside here in Atlanta. I don't need my AC running constantly. Granted, give it a bit and it'll be very cold and I'll have the heater going, since homes in Atlanta don't use insulation. But while I'm shivering around the computer, I can at least look at some cool figures (no pun intended) as Mantic is taking orders for new Northern Alliance figures for Kings of War.

Many of you are Kings of War fans out there. You have your armies. You send them out on grand crusades for your side. You take time and care assembling and painting them. But maybe you want to get even more down in there with your forces. Well, you can do that with the Kings of War RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

The undead are making their way to tabletops in Kings of War: Vanguard. Mantic has started taking orders for new figures over on their website. There's a mega-bundle, along with some support and trooper packs. Along with all that, there's the Ice & Iron book, including updated cards (or, if you just want the cards, you can order those, too).

When there's a new RPG out there on the block, you might be hesitant to rush in and get a full book for it, not knowing what the system is like. But many companies put out a Quickstart guide for you to look over. Red Scar Publishing has done just that for their Kings of War RPG, based on the world from the Mantic miniatures game. And it's free. So, why not go check it out?

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.

You've played the miniatures game. Soon, you'll be able to create your own character and dive headlong into the realm of Mantic's Kings of War miniatures game, as Red Scar Publishing has announced that they've partnered with Mantic to create an RPG of the popular minis game. The Kings of War RPG will come to Kickstarter next month.

If you're a Kings of War: Vanguard player and you've been itching for some new miniatures and even a new faction to try out, you're in luck. The tides are rising and the sea's coming in. The Trident Realms are making their way to the game. You can pick up your model kits now, including some online exclusive army bundles from Mantic directly.

Getting an army all at once saves a lot of time and effort. You make a single purchase and boom, you're ready to go (after the glue dries, of course). That's the offer that Mantic is giving you right now, with a pair of Basilean army bundles for Kings of War. Get a whole army in a single go.

Mantic is looking to get back to nature, and they're wanting you to come along. They've released their Kings of War: Vanguard Forces of Nature Warband Set, which has everything you need to get natural on the tabletop. If you act now, you can even end up with a free Salamander Veteran miniature. Who doesn't like getting free extra stuff?

Are you afraid of the dark? Do you worry about whatever went bump in the night? If you're living in the Kings of War universe, you should be. These creatures of terror are massing and heading onto the field of battle as the Nightstalkers. Mantic is taking pre-orders for this new faction now.

A whole new faction is making their way onto tabletops in Kings of War: Vanguard. The dwarves have been roused from their mountain strongholds and are setting on the path to conflict. In this article from Mantic Games, you can check out not only the new figures, but take a look at some new Mercenary models that could be joining them, or you, for the right price.

Something big is happening over in Mantic's Kings of War: Vanguard. Well... it's big, but it's also small. Dwarves are making their way into the game. We get a look at how this new faction works, along with a look at several of the figures in this preview over on Mantic's page.

As I've stated many times, I'm a fan of companies posting the rules for their games up online for free. There's a lot of trust there, that you're going to see the rules, love the game, and then go out and buy it as well as the minis. Mantic has trust in their Kings of War: Vanguard game, and is proving it by putting the rules for it up online for free. You can get your copy now.

The Kings of War world is getting a new addition. Vanguard, the skirmish variant of the game, is now available for pre-order. Mantic's posted up a blog talking about this new version of the game, as well as some further details about using your Kings of War figures in it, and some info about what's needed to play. Take a look for yourself.

There's some big news coming from Mantic... quite literally. They're releasing a new giant for Kings of War, and it's certainly that on the tabletop. Just check it out. Pre-orders are coming next week, which will begin an entire month of Kings of War news and updates.

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.
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.
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.
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.