Hello Kings of War fans,
We realise it's been a while but we just wanted to let you know about a couple of things. Firstly, we realise that we haven't been able to deliver the Kings of War App that was promised during the Kickstarter. We've been through two developers who started work and then unfortunately dropped out without warning (much to our frustration) and we're currently working with a third developer on getting it finished. We're sorry it's taking so long but the new developer is confident they can complete the project.
Secondly our current Kickstarter for Kings of War: Vanguard comes to an end at midnight November 17th. Vanguard - just in case you aren't aware - is a warband-size skirmish game that has links to Kings of War. The outcome of your games in Vanguard can actually be tied into your larger games of Kings of War, e.g. success in Vanguard could give you an extra magical artefact.
Vanguard comes with a 128-page rulebook packed with new scenarios, detailed rules for campaign play in which your warriors will gain new abilities/equipment and starter warband lists for the following Mantic armes:
- Abyssal Dwarfs
- Empire of Dust
- Forces of the Abyss
- Forces of Nature
- Northern Alliance
- Trident Realm of Neritica
We're also funding plenty of brand new miniatures that can be snapped up as part of the amazingly good value $150 Giant Pledge (which comes with four warbands, a massive plastic giant and loads of scenery) or an individual warband costs $45. You can take a look at the warbands below...
The Basilean Warband includes brand new hard plastic Men at Arms, which can be used to build spearmen, swordsmen and crossbowmen. You can also buy them as a regiment for just $20.
That's right, we're finally producing miniatures for the terrifying Nightstalkers! The core troops will be formed by the hard plastic Scarecrows/Spectres. This set can be used to create the shambling Scrarecrows or the ethereal Spectres. Plus, it can even be combined with our existing hard plastic Zombies and Ghouls to create Doppelgangers!
FORCES OF THE ABYSS
The Forces of the Abyss are getting a boost in the Vanguard Kickstarter with new troops, monsters and champions that you can use to lead your regiments/troops. You can also buy the resin miniatures on their own for $20.
Oh boy, this is a big one - the first new faction introduced into Kings of War since Uncharted Empires. The Northern Alliance is a mix of humans, elves and monsters that live in the Winterlands. You can learn more about the Northern Alliance over on the Mantic Blog. As well as being introduced in Vanguard, we'll also be producing a Kings of War army list for the Northern Alliance too. We're currently well on the way to unlocking the resin Ice Elemental...
$20 18cm TALL GIANT
Finally, a number of army lists in Kings of War feature a Giant, so we're pleased to announce that we're producing our own plastic giant and, even better, it can picked up during the Kickstarter for just $20. In the future we'll also be making resin upgrades available so you can customise your giant for your particular army... like the Frost Giant upgrade kit that's currently available on the Vanguard Kickstarter.
Thank you for supporting Kings of War, without your help Kings of War wouldn't be the hugely popular mass battle game that it is today. Vanguard will help to introduce more new units into KoW and also help recruit even more players into the fold to ensure that Kings of War continues to grow and develop long into the future.