About this project
Kings of War is the two-player fantasy miniatures game where epic armies of brave warriors and devastating cavalry clash against powerful wizards and fantastical monsters – all on your tabletop.
As the general of a mighty army, you will build your force by collecting new units of troops - and lead them to battle using the game’s simple rules, seeking victory and the spoils of war!
This Kickstarter is to fund the 2nd Edition Kings of War Hardback Rulebook, a new tome that will build on the previous edition to create a bigger and better game.
It will include:
Enhanced Game Play - with improvements to the rules to improve the strategy, speed and simplicity in the game.
Refreshed Army Lists - all armies will be updated and rebalanced, and new units and new armies will be added to the core rulebook.
Fantastic New Art - an update to the art library throughout the book to bring the world to life.
- Develop the Background - exploring the fantasy world and each of the factions like never before.
Kings of War 2nd Edition grew out of gamer demand. After thousands of games and numerous tournaments played across the globe over the last 4 years the gaming community saw opportunity to streamline and develop the rules and army lists to an even higher level. The new rule set will allow you to play exciting games with huge armies - from start to finish in an evening. The background will let you engross yourself in the world of Kings of War and its history, and study your opponent’s force and the units at his disposal - so you can plan their defeat!
With 2nd Edition Kings of War, this one book is all you need to play. It will include all of the unit entries, magic items and full background from the now out-of-print supplement books, all the army lists of each army and all the rules. It also has lots new content written especially for this edition, creating an all-in-one resource for gamers.
Anyone wishing to get back into fantasy gaming, perhaps trying it for the first time, or indeed looking to try something new - this book will do it all. And because Kings of War is supported with a huge range of high quality, affordable plastic miniatures you can quickly get an army on table.
Kings of War is a mass-battle fantasy miniatures game, written by Alessio Cavatore and produced by Mantic Games. In Kings of War, massive armies of miniatures do battle on the tabletop, moving, fighting, shooting and casting magic to outmanoeuvre and outmuscle the opposition.
The game is governed by a set of easy to learn and intuitive rules, designed with simplicity in mind. You will never act in your opponent’s turn, meaning there is no time wasting, and combat is determined using six-sided dice and the innovative Nerve system.
But simplicity doesn’t mean that the game isn’t fun or challenging – flanking and rear attacks are devastating, cavalry charges are powerful and a barrage of gun fire will knock even the most hardened warrior from their feet. This is a game of tactics and strategy, played out in fast, furious and fun games.
Alternatively, check out these Demo Games played with the 1st Edition Rules:
If you are a Kings of War player wanting to get the new edition, or you're looking to try a new gaming system for a fantasy army you already own, getting involved in this Kickstarter is easy with our two simple pledge levels!
Please note that all miniatures are supplied unassembled and unpainted.
GOD OF WAR
You will choose your armies after the campaign has finished - check out the add-ons below for what each contains.
Once the project is completed we will send you access to an automated Pledge Manager. On here you will input your choices and let us know what you would like for your pledge.
Add-ons are extras you can pledge for in addition to a pledge level to really sweeten the deal! Choose from:
For more information on movement trays click here.
Pledging and selecting Optional Add-ons
To get an Optional Add-on, click “Manage my Pledge” in the top right corner of the Kickstarter page and input the total value of everything you want. For example, if you’re at God of War ($150) and want an Abyssal Starter Army ($50), you would enter $200 as your total pledge.
When the campaign has finished, we will send you access to an automated Pledge Manager. On here you will input your choices and let us know what you would like for your pledge.
If we successfully fund the Kings of War 2nd Edition rulebook, we will use any additional funding to produce new accessories for the game, as well as creating new armies like the Forces of the Abyss, miniatures for existing armies and more books full of intriguing new background and epic tales of war.
With your help, anything is possible. Please join us on this Kickstarter and help make second edition Kings of War possible. Thanks for your support!
UK and US Backers
Standard shipping to backers in the UK and US who spend at least $50 is FREE.
Backers in the UK or US who spend less than $50 must add $5 to their pledge total for shipping.
EU and Canada
Backers in the EU or Canada who spend $50 or less must add $5 to their pledge total for shipping.
Backers in the EU or Canada who spend more than $50 must add $15 to their pledge total for shipping.
Rest of the World
Backers from anywhere else in the world who spend $50 or less must add $15 to their pledge total for shipping.
Backers from anywhere else in the world who spend more than $50 must add $40 to their pledge total for shipping.
Shipping will be in multiple waves.
Any armies selected as add-ons or as part of the God of War pledge will ship as soon as possible after the Kickstarter, once all payments are complete and the Pledge Manager has closed.
The Living Legend pledge and the items within it will ship when production is complete in Summer 2015.
We will endeavour to ship any further items created through this Kickstarter along with the book in the summer, but if we end up making more new items than we can handle in the time, we will dispatch a third shipment when everything is complete.
Risks and challenges
There are a number of risks with running a Kickstarter project, especially when dealing with China and getting accurate timings.
Mantic has experience in sculpting, tooling and delivering Kickstarters in a timely fashion. With this project, a lot of the work is largely done as the project we’re funding is a book.
By shipping in two waves, we can make sure that backers get their book and anything we’ve already made early, and then anything new we need to make later in the year, minimising that backers aren’t left waiting for items that fall behind schedule and to give us to quality check what we produce.
We have an estimated delivery date of July that includes some contingency to account for possible delays.
To date, we’ve successfully dispatched four projects to date: the original Kings of War campaign, DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game, LOKA, and Mars Attacks – The Miniatures Game. By the end of 2014, Deadzone will have completed shipping, and we will have shipped over half of DreadBall Xtreme.
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