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A 28mm tabletop fantasy skirmish game. Create a warband of elite fighters, develop their abilities and fight to the bitter end.
A 28mm tabletop fantasy skirmish game. Create a warband of elite fighters, develop their abilities and fight to the bitter end.
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Lots of good news and a quick shipping update

Posted by Mantic Games (Creator)

Ho! Vanguardians,

We've got a few exciting tidbits for today's update, showing you what's been going on behind the scenes.

1. The rulebook is almost complete and is being tested by a team of dedicated playtesters. The rules have come a long way since the alpha rules on the Kickstarter and we can't wait to get them in your hands. There are 12 scenarios in the book and some fantastic campaign rules, which will make creating your warband great fun

2. Warband cards for the Basileans, Nightstalkers, Forces of the Abyss and Northern Alliance are finished and ready for printing

 3. We've been getting regular updates from the factory producing the plastic miniatures. Above you can see the latest Men at Arms sample. The little red marks are areas that we've noticed small problems with and have asked the factory to sort them out

4. Resin production - which is being handled by our own in-house team - will be complete at the end of August and the results so far have been absolutely stunning. These are definitely some of the best resin miniatures we've ever produced

5. The plastic giant is complete. Above you can see the sample we were sent to approve. We're delighted with the finish and can't wait to see this stomping around tabletops... it's absolutely MASSIVE

So, as you can see, things are progressing very nicely. In fact, things are going so well that we're planning to bring shipping forward. That's right! We initially had a November shipping date planned for the Kickstarter but thanks to the hard work of the Vanguard team, we're hoping to bring the shipping date forward to late September... excluding any last minute hiccups.

We're really excited about Vanguard here at HQ and are hoping to host a special Vanguard launch weekend in early October - so stay tuned for more details on that.

Brian Thomas, MYamatoSH, and 61 more people like this update.


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    1. Jack

      Wish I had bought a couple more giants. Definitely in my top 10 list of regrets 2018 lol

    2. Andrew Lawton on

      And I will believe an early shipping date when it arrives until then I'll expect post December! :(

    3. Andrew Lawton on

      The Giant on 50X50mm Don't be silly the Treeman and other giant sized monsters ship with 75x75mm bases! :D :D :D

    4. Osbad on

      Thats great to hear. Congratulations to the team for all the hard work that is making this happen.

    5. Brixx on

      Is the giant on a 50x50 base?

    6. Matt Gilbert on

      @Silas - everything will ship together in one wave.

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      David on

      I'm just going to continue planning for November, so that I'm not disappointed if things do end up getting moved back, and so that I'm REALLY excited when stuff shows up in September :)

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      Silas Voelcker Benson on

      Not sure how I feel about bringing shipments forward... I've got so used to managing my expectations that things will get delayed :) I've gone in for a couple of the existing warband bundles. Will these be shipped at the same time as everything else?

    9. MRiley on

      Everything is looking solid - nice job, Mantic, you're keeping the excitement levels pretty high on this (for me, at least!) :D

    10. Psycho_Rabbit on

      Everything looks great! Good work Mantic......

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      Rickhardmann on

      Amazing news, did you guys contract out to a different plastic company than the one producing Star Saga? Or are sprues just that much easier to manufacture?

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      NickCord on

      @Mantic Games that's good to hear.

    13. Fomorian on

      wow that are really exciting news guys @ Mantic HQ! Can't believe it that the shipping date is sooner than later! Good work :D!

    14. Mantic Games 17-time creator on

      @NickCord - one wave

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      NickCord on

      Early shipping is awesome to hear. Is this shipping in 1 or 2 waves?