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Kings of War is the 2-player fantasy miniatures game where epic armies clash on tabletop!
Kings of War is the 2-player fantasy miniatures game where epic armies clash on tabletop!
Kings of War is the 2-player fantasy miniatures game where epic armies clash on tabletop!
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Forces of the Abyss are go!

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That’s done it – that’s the Hard Plastic Lower Abyssals funded for the Forces of the Abyss. Nice!

This hard plastic sprue will form the core of your demonic legion. There will be loads of variety on the sprue, which will only increase with our next stretch goal...

You can now add on a unit of 20 Lower Abyssals onto your pledge for $15 each.

Alternatively, you’ll get 20 in a Starter Army ($50) and 40 in a Mega-Starter Army ($100), which you will be able to choose as part of a God of War ($150 or Early Bird) pledge, or add on to your pledge.

$120,000 – NEW! Lower Abyssal Magi

If we hit this goal, we will upgrade the Lower Abyssals to make an alternative unit with ranged attacks. This is a unit choice that is new to the army, and the upgrade to the hard plastic sprue will provide even greater choice and variety in both your miniatures collection and how you configure your force. 

You can add a unit of 20 Lower Abyssals, which can also be made into Magi, by increasing your pledge by $15.

10 additional Lower Abyssals will be included in the Forces of the Abyss Starter ($50) and 20 get added to the Forces of the Abyss Mega-Starter army ($100) which you can choose as part of a pledge of God of War, or add-on to an existing pledge.

Not long to go until we start looking at creating a hero to lead your force, and a second core hard plastic unit: the Abyssal Succubi!

Dark Forces Rising

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Kings of War’s newest army is here!

The Force of Abyss list is getting revamped for the new edition – and with it comes a model range for the first time. We’re going to be spending some time nailing the core of the army so we’re posting up a few goals at once so you can see what’s coming initially for these horny devils.

Work in progress art.

You’ll notice that on the Starter and Mega-Starter graphics, the Abyssal army is currently blanked out. We’ll flesh these out as we go along hitting these goals.

If you’re super confident of beating these, you could go ahead and pledge for an additional army now - remember you don’t make your choices on armies until after the campaign has finished, which gives us plenty of time to get them funded.

And if we don’t break them all, you can always choose something else … but we’re a long way from that, so let’s check out what these goals are!

$110,000 – NEW! Lower Abyssals

A numberless horde, these red-skinned demons of the Abyss make up the footsoldiers of the Abyssal forces. Some arm themselves with crude close combat weapons with which to lay waste to the enemy in brutal close combat. Others shoot flames from their hands and use tooth and claw to rend their enemies. All are utterly lethal – a nightmare legion marched straight from the depths of hell, intent only on death and destruction.

If we hit this goal, we will fund a unit of hard plastic Lower Abyssals. This core infantry unit will form the foundation of your Abyssal armies, and come with a variety of weapons and heads.

You can add a unit of 20 Lower Abyssals to your pledge for $15.

A unit of 20 will be included in the Forces of the Abyss Starter ($50) and a unit of 40 Forces of the Abyss Mega Starter army ($100) which you add-on to your pledge, or choose as part of a pledge of God of War.

$120,000 – Lower Abyssal Magi

If we hit this goal, we will upgrade the Lower Abyssals to make an alternative unit with ranged attacks.

This is a unit choice that is new to the army, and the upgrade to the hard plastic sprue will provide even greater choice and variety in both your miniatures collection and how you configure your force.

You can add a unit of 20 Lower Abyssals, which can also be made into Magi, by increasing your pledge by $15.

10 additional Lower Abyssals will be included in the Forces of the Abyss Starter ($50) and 20 get added to the Forces of the Abyss Mega Starter army ($100) which you can choose as part of a pledge of God of War, or add-on to an existing pledge.

After that we’ll look at creating a hero to lead your force, and a second core hard plastic unit: the Succubi!

It’s a kind of magic

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Magic was always an area that was a little underdeveloped in Kings of War, so we’re spending a little time just freshening it up and adding some characterful and fun new spells, to improve the choice and variety on offer.

Nothing over the top, magic won’t be a dominating force in the game, but with great power comes great responsibility, so let’s meet those entrusted with these new powers… 

$85,000 – Kings of War Heroes 

Elf Mage

Elven Mage Queens are some of the most powerful mortal practitioners of magic in the known world. With a mere word they can bewitch the hearts of men, destroy whole buildings or even undo the very fabric of reality itself. Though fey in appearance, they are not to be underestimated. Their delicate grace and beauty conceals lethal force, and the ice cold will to use it.

If we hit this stretch goal, we will sculpt and produce an Elf Mage with alternate components. We will add the Mage miniature to the Elf Mega-Starter Army, which you can choose as part of a God of War ($150 and early bird) pledge, or add on to your pledge for an extra $100.

Basilean War-Wizard

Many are the ways and methods of magic, and many are the orders that practice it within the walls of the Hegemony. From subtle manipulations to divining the possible paths of the future, there is an order for every discipline. The Order of War Wizards is unique in being the only magic order affiliated direct to the military. Here the most powerful and least subtle practitioners of the art find a home, honing their abilities to blast apart targets or rain fire down upon them.

If we hit this stretch goal, we will sculpt and produce a Basilean War-Wizard with alternate components. We will add the War-wizard miniature to the Basilean Mega-Starter Army, which you can choose as part of a God of War ($150 and early bird) pledge, or add on to your pledge for an extra $100.

You can also add additional models on for $8 each (and with alternative bits, you’ll get plenty of variety if you want to add on extra!)

Not picked one of these armies? There’s plenty of time left in this campaign for more goodies to be unlocked ;)

Stretch Smashed! Up next...

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That’s the Army Builder and Chess Clock Apps done and dusted. Wow, for a mini-kick you guys are really pushing it!

Let’s see if you can get this one – and then onto some minis!

$65,000 – BONUS: Kings of War Counter Set

The Kings of War Counter Set is designed to make playing the game a bit easier and simpler. It includes:

- Disrupted/Disordered Counters

- Wavering Counters

- Spell Effect counters

- Objective markers

- Turn Counter

- 1 Arc of sight template

- Ruler

These counters are hard-wearing and durable to survive the rigours of the battlefield. If we reach this stretch goal, we will create the Kings of War Counter Set – and include it free in pledges of Living Legend ($50 and Early Bird) and up.

You can also add-on additional Counter Sets by raising your pledge $15.

Welcome to Kings of War! Funding Goal Smashed!

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Welcome to the Kings of War Kickstarter!

We’ve set off on this adventure to make the Kings of War 2nd Edition Rulebook a reality. This book gives us the opportunity to explore the world and armies like we’ve never before, as well as create new art and update all of the photography, giving it all a slick new coat of paint.

And that’s before we get into the rules, which will get a refresh according to feedback from gamers, and army lists, which will get a couple of new units added into each. This is a game for gamers, by gamers – and we can’t wait to have your input. When we sat down to discuss the plan for this campaign we knew we wanted a short, sharp project to inject a lot of urgency and excitement into the gaming system, funding the new book for our community to release next year. And we’ve done it, my word we’ve done it!

So where do we go from here?

Well, this campaign will only go as far as you want to take it. We’re going to create things that fills in the gaps in our range: new miniatures for our existing armies, some miniatures for the updated Forces of the Abyss army list and some cool accessories and what-not that should be in the range but aren’t yet.

And that’s what this next goal is about... this was requested by gamers in the build-up to the campaign, which is a common theme you'll notice throughout ;)

$50,000 – BONUS: Army Builder and Chess Clock Apps

Army Builder

There’s nothing worse that writing out list after list, and with this stretch goal beaten we’ll create a user-friendly program that easily allows you to design your army lists – great for when you don’t have much time to put together yet another list. This system will take out all of the maths and mistakes in army list creation, and will be fully up-to-date with 2nd Edition Kings of War, for your device of choice.

Chess Clock App

So simple is Kings of War that you never act in your opponent’s turn. That means that you can add a timer to the game (don’t worry, you don’t have to if you don’t want!) which is a lot of fun because you’ve got to manage your turns so that you don’t let the clock beat you, but you’ll need to avoid making mistakes as well. The added pressure is a compelling – almost addictive - mechanic that you must try, at least in a competitive game. Well, the new App will ensure you’ve always got a timer on your smart device of choice.

If we hit this goal, we will create both an Army Builder program and a Chess Clock App for Kings of War, and include them as part of pledges of Living Legend ($50) and up!