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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.
2,231 backers pledged $272,409 to help bring this project to life.

Shipping starts this week! Plus free rules available to download!

Posted by Mantic Games (Creator)

Hi Vanguardians,

A couple of exciting things to update you on today. Firstly, shipping will start from this Friday (12th October). The warehouse is currently busy picking and packing all the orders, which is an epic task! To give you some scope of the scale, we've had to make more than 80,000 resin miniatures for the Kickstarter.

We'll have another update on Friday to let you officially know that shipping has started and give you an idea of when you can expect to receive your pledge. The majority of orders are being sent via courier, which normally take a few days to arrive - so most backers should have their pledges within a couple of weeks.


Also, today we released the free rules for Vanguard, which you can download from here. Bear in mind these aren't the full rules you'll be getting in your pledges. Your Kickstarter exclusive books will include all 12 scenarios, campaign rules, advanced spells, etc.

However, the free rules are a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with the basics while you get ready for your mountain of plastic/resin to arrive in the next couple of weeks.

The warband lists currently available are the core Mantic armies - e.g. Basileans, Nightstalkers, etc. As promised during the Kickstarter we'll also be releasing the warband lists for the Uncharted Empires armies, e.g. Varangur, Salamanders, etc. These are currently in final testing. These lists will be available as a PDF from the Mantic website and we'll let you know once they're available.

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      Silas Voelcker Benson on

      So excited for today. I'm assuming that as you are shipping so much stuff, it starts today, and will be sent out over the next few weeks, rather than all going out today. Will I get an email confirmation when my stuff hits the road? Super impressed with what you guys have done so far.

    2. Domobomb on

      @ Darsc Zacal & @Laniston

      Mantic has already confirmed early in the campaign that they will be shipping via ROYAL MAIL to Canada.

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      Michael Nielsen on

      Will we get the full rulebook as pdf? :D

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      Kevin McCusker on

      Take your time, I'm away on Holiday until the 20th!

    5. Darsc Zacal on

      As a fellow Canadian I totally agree with Laniston on using regular mail only to Canada.
      Please please please!
      No UPS.DHL. Or FedEx.

    6. Laniston

      Also when you say the majority of orders are being sent by courier I hope that means Canadian orders will be sent via regular mail instead of say...UPS or DHL.

    7. Laniston

      Fantastic! Might even be here in time for my birthday.

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      NickCord on

      Awesome news guys. You really out done yourselves this time. Early shipping is always awesome for a Kickstarter.

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      Tyler Schulz on

      Woo! Can’t wait!!