New Forces On The Horizon!
Valar Dohaeris, bannermen!
This is the beginning of the second week of the campaign of A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game. We've unlocked a lot of additional content and there is still a lot more to come. In fact, in this update, we will unveil a bit more of what's to come! We're very close to hitting our next Stretch Goal, which will see Ramsay Snow unlocked for all backers at $770k:
We have received a lot of great feedback from you, our backers, on the first week. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas! We're taking note and as always, we're making tweaks to offer a great deal, and a great game that you will be able to enjoy for years to come. Although Characters in the form of Commanders, NCUs and Attachments add a lot of tactical play as well as wide variety of army building, it's Units you've been asking for more of, and our next Stretch Goals bring some surprises on that front:
If we reach $800k, all backers will get 4 Stark Longbowmen miniatures in 2 sculpts along with the Stark Longbowmen Unit Card - we'll be adding the next parts of this unit box in future stretch goals so all backers will be able to complete this unit.
If we reach $830k, all backers will get 2 cavalry miniatures from the Knights of Casterly Rock along with its Unit Card - we'll be adding the next parts of this unit box in future stretch goals as well so all backers will be able to complete this unit.
Don't worry for a second that we might not fully unlock these two units for free to all backers, in time. We want you guys to have this, and we always pay our debts.
While you'll be getting a full article on these units soon, we'd like to give you a hint of what to expect from these.
The Longbowmen for House Stark bring both a ranged element as well as a panic-inducing element to the Dire Wolf army. Nothing can quite cause the wavering of troop's morale compared to a hail of arrows that blocks out the sun! Ok, that might be a bit extreme, but if you do indeed cause enough casualties with the Longbowmen then they can cause their target to Panic. Banding two of these units together can lead to even more devastating effects!
KNIGHTS OF CASTERLY ROCK
Elite and outfitted with the best gear Lannister wealth can buy, the Knights of Casterly Rock are a true terror on the battlefield. Cavalry charges were some of the most feared events in warfare, and here is no exception. While not built for prolonged engagements, Lances can devastate an enemy on the charge, and with a 3+ Defense and Resilience of 2 the Knights won't go down easily. Better still, if you control the Crown zone of the Tactics Board, enemies cower in sight of such force, making the knights all the harder to actually take down!
New Optional Buys!
And to continue to broaden our selection of Optional Buys for you, we have 2 brand new options that we'd like to offer:
The Northern Ruins Terrain Set is a Kickstarter Exclusive set of plastic pieces to enrich your ASOIF:TMG experience.
Note that this is an Exclusive item for Kickstarter backers, with remaining stock available at conventions and special promotions only.
The contents of the Northern Ruins Terrain Set are:
- 1 Bog
- 1 Low Wall
- 2 Ruined Walls
Bogs are notoriously hard to transverse! They typically possess the Hindering keyword, which is going to make charging through them quite the risk! For added effect, you can add the Dangerous keyword, since who knows what lies beneath!
Meanwhile the humble Low Wall is not to be discounted either. These structures typically have the Cover and Fortified keywords, meaning they will provide additional advantages to Defense for against both Ranged and Melee attacks.
When playing with the Ruined Walls you can treat them as normal, or add in the Destructible keyword, making their usage limited before they are completely removed from the battlefield!
The 'Battle in the Whispering Wood' playmat is an item exclusive to Kickstarter and Organized Play, with remaining stock available at conventions and special promotions only.
The 'Battle in the Whispering Wood' Playmat comes in two 2 x 4 feet neoprene pieces, 2mm thick, so it can be more easily stored and transported. The two pieces come together to form a single 4 by 4 feet area to enrich your ASOIF:TMG experience and features the landscape of the battle where Robb Stark lured Jaime Lannister out of his camp and dealt him a crushing defeat!
For those that want that extra layer of immersion we offer the Battle of Whispering Woods playmat, which recreates the famous encounter between the Starks and Lannisters often seen as one of, if not the iconic battle of the War of the Five Kings.
Combined with either the 2D terrain available in the Starter Box, or the 3D terrain offered with the optional buys, and you too can recreate this major event, but perhaps this time it may play out differently: What if Robb and Jaime had met in single combat? How would the Lannister army have fared against a full Outrider Host? Would the appearance of Ser Gregor Clegane impact the resulting battle? It's up to you to find out!
If you're interested in purchasing these optional buys, please just click the "Manage Your Pledge" button on the A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game Kickstarter page and in the pledge manager add the desired amount of funds. We'll sort out what your extra money is going towards after the campaign has closed and we've sent out our Pledge Manager.
When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.