|Name:||Kings of War|
|Manufacturer:||Mantic Games (Homepage)|
|Category:||Fantasy, Mass Battles|
|Description:||KoW is a new concept for mass battle miniature wargaming – a game that is easy to learn and fast to play, yet will take time and experience to master. With few and simple rules, there is little to get in the way of the fun and slaughter. KoW is a challenging game of strategy, where you can pit your wits against your opponent without devoting half of your brainpower to remember a plethora of convoluted rules.|
And that’s not all, the innovative turn structure allows you to play KoW using a time-keeping tool (like a stopwatch or a chess clock) to time your moves. As the seconds tick away, the pressure and excitement this adds makes KoW unlike any other large-scale wargame you’ve ever played before.
© Mantic Games
|Popularity:||The game is played by 2% of the T³-Users.|
It's the preferred game of <1% of the T³-Users.
The T³-Users can field a total of 371450 points.
|Rating (1-5):|| |
Average rating 4.4 after 230 vote(s).
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|This is a list of all supported armies/factions, their distribution between the players and a statistical review in the tournament field:
|Empire of Dust||3%||2%||5||0||0|
|Forces of Nature||4%||2%||2||0||0|
|Kingdom of Man||18%||10%||14||43.65||2|
|Legions of the Abyss||8%||4%||7||58.34||3|
|The League of Rhordia||3%||2%||0||0||0|
|The Trident Realms of Neritica||<1%||<1%||0||0||0|
- DP: How many players play this army.
- DA: How big is the percentage of all armies.
- TN: How often the army was used on a tournament.
- TS: How strong is the army on tournaments. The strongest army is used for an index of 100 (see army ranking for details). A value of 0 means that we don't have enough data for a classification yet.
- TV: How often did the army win a tournament.
- If there is another army/faction behind a name in brackets, the entry is a sub type of this army/faction.
The distribution is based on 201 players from Germany with 386 army selections. The tournament data is based on 202 tournament placements. You can enter your own armies, if you create an account.
Mercenaries arrive for Kings of War: Vanguard
The world of Mantica has many mighty heroes and characters of lore, some of whom are willing to fight for a worthy cause or the promise of coin. Some of these heroes are valued skirmish warriors that a Vanguard Company can hire as mercenaries If either player wishes to, they may add a single MERCENARY model to their Warband (this is marked on the model’s card). These sell-swords use up points as normal from the player’s point allotment for choosing their Warband for the game. In addition, in order to hire the mercenary, the player must pay for their services out of their Warband’s unspent CG as a hiring fee. Mercenaries will have types such as LARGE or SPELLCASTER, and sometimes COMMAND. The Mercenary’s type(s) count towards limitations of selection as normal. Mercenaries are not added to your Warband roster, and must be hired (or re-hired) before each game they participate in. They do not gain XP. Opposing players may hire the same mercenary model – in reality, one or the other will be an individual of comparable skill and ability, trading on the reputation of the real thing. The same reasoning applies to mean that Mercenaries cannot be [...]
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My Warband My Story – Martin’s Dwarfs
In times past, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a Basilean court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Mantican underground. Today, still wanted by the the Basilean High Command they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them… maybe you can hire… ‘The Dirty Dwarfen’…   Ho Vanguardians! Martin here! Now that Rob has got that Fishy/Goblin nonsense out the way it’s time to bring you my new Warband – the Dwarfs. Now I did do a quick preview last time around, but now we have all got a few more games under our belt I wanted to follow up with what and how I’ve been using these amazing models! First off I painted all the dwarfs I got in the Kickstarter! It was truly a pleasure. Having a combination on all the resin options and the extensive range of dwarfs available in the Mantic portfolio was able to build everything I wanted. I’m now just waiting on the Dwarf Reinforcement Pack to round out my force. What the dwarf roster does [...]
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Vanguard trembles under the march of the Dwarfs
Short in stature but as unyielding as the mountains themselves, the Dwarfs are a proud and noble people who attach a great deal of importance to heritage and custom. It is a naïve opponent indeed who does not acknowledge the Dwarf talents for war – when the Dwarfs go to war, they do so to win. From the land of King Golloch – the Dwarfs are entering the Vanguard fray. These diminutive warriors may be lacking in size, but they certainly make up for it with hardy combat experience. From the rookie Dwarf Levy to the mighty Steel Juggernaut, the Dwarfs have enough options to ensure their enemies tremble with fear. We’ll run through the awesome new miniatures in a moment, so you can start drooling over our best Dwarf models ever! One of things you may notice is that we’ve changed the way we do a full faction release. Instead of a faction starter and faction booster, we’ve listened to customer feedback and given players more options. For newbies there’s the Dwarf Warband Set, which is the perfect place to start building your warband, because it contains some hard plastic grunts and superb resin Sergeant, Ironguard and Ranger, along [...]
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Ronnie talks Vanguard! Plus EasyArmy Updated with new units!
Ronnie’s here with an update about everything that’s going on in the world of Vanguard… Well, it’s very safe to say that Vanguard was one of our most successful game launches ever. Since the Kickstarter shipped and the game hit stores in October, we’ve seen plenty of faction photographs, battle reports and painting tutorials pop up online – which is great. Plus, popular YouTube channels like BlackJackLegacy, Weight of Fire and Guerrilla Miniature Gaming with Ash Barker have all jumped on board the Vanguard hype train – and there is a host of events already scheduled in and filling up fast. In fact, the game has been so popular that we’re just about sold out of the first print run of the rulebook – so if you want to get one before January (when the 2nd printing arrives), you’ll need to grab one quick! However, all this is only just the beginning of the Vanguard journey. Over the coming weeks and months we’ve got plenty of awesome Vanguard coverage and releases planned to keep the games fresh and ever evolving. WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT? Dwarf Faction Launch – these are some of the most amazing Dwarf minis we’ve ever produced as [...]
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My Warband, My Story – Rob’s Trident Realm
Zaba swam as fast as she could. Her legs kicked furiously as she swam up the river. Behind her, the other Riverguard struggled to keep up. She’d always been fast. Always been first in the rapid races back home. But now her speed came from a terrible sense of urgency. Two days ago, during her routine patrols, they’d seen the goblins heading through the forest. Her scouts tracked them for a while, carefully leaping from tree to tree to make sure they weren’t spotted. At first, they were forced to listen to the inane arguments of the two magic users. Their constant bickering ensured they were easy to track through the undergrowth, plus the blundering troll could have been heard by even the oldest and thick-eared dwarf. Eventually though, their leader snapped and told them to hush their constant yabbering. But it was the next part that sent a chill through Zaba – the goblins had somehow discovered the location of the ancient power stones. If the wizards unlocked their arcane energy. Well, she shuddered to think of the consequences. Skip forward and here she was, swimming for her life to warn the Realm. She felt a flush of relief [...]
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HERE’S NEGAN: THE BOARD GAME IN STORES NOW!
Reputation is everything as you experience the untold story of how Negan and the Saviors cleared the Sanctuary. Mantic Games has worked once again with Skybound Entertainment to publish a board game inspired by The Walking Dead standalone series Here’s Negan. Comic book fans will have the opportunity to play through a portion of Negan’s background that’s never been seen before. In Here’s Negan: The Board Game, each player takes on the role of one of Negan’s ambitious lieutenants. To win the favor of their despotic leader, Sherry, Dwight, Laura, John and Tara must help clear the Sanctuary of deadly Walkers. However, danger lurks around every corner and it’s not always the Walkers that pose the biggest threat… Work together to clear the claustrophobic corridors of the abandoned factory, but that’s only part of the mission. You must also do whatever it takes to gain Negan’s respect and players can come out on top by earning the most ‘Reputation Points’. Impress Negan and reap the rewards. Fail and face Lucille’s wrath. Here’s Negan is a co-operative yet competitive board game for up to five players. 12 scenarios tell the story of how Negan cleared the ‘Sanctuary’ and went on to [...]
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