|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 4% of the T³-Users.|
The T³-Users can field a total of 7000 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||0%||0%||0||0||0|
|Forces of Nature||0%||0%||0||0||0|
|Kingdom of Man||0%||0%||0||0||0|
|Legions of the Abyss||0%||0%||0||0||0|
|The League of Rhordia||0%||0%||0||0||0|
|The Trident Realms of Neritica||0%||0%||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 5 players from Netherlands with 11 army selections. The tournament data is based on 0 tournament placements. You can enter your own armies, if you create an account.
New Units for Vanguard Available NOW!
Since Vanguard launched in late October, we’ve already seen plenty of people creating their warband, battling it out and even starting a campaign. In fact, Vanguard was one of our most successful launches ever and we’re already close to re-printing the core rulebook. As you probably know, we launched with four full warbands: Abyssals, Basileans, Nightstalkers and Northern Alliance. These releases came with a warband starter set and booster, which also included new unit cards to increase the options available when creating a warband. Meanwhile, in the core rulebook we had basic warband lists for the remaining factions: dwarfs, goblins, Trident Realm, orcs, Abyssal Dwarfs, elves, Forces of Nature, Empire of Dust, undead and ogres. Each of these had eight unit entries that could then be customised with extra equipment to make them even more unique. Across all these factions (alongside the Abyssals, Basileans, Nightstalkers and Northern Alliance) there are actually 121 unit entries in the rulebook that all had to be tested and balanced ahead of release – which is no mean feat. Of course, we’ve got plans to increase the number of unit entries for all the factions in the rulebook and eventually we’ll have extra units for [...]
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How Here’s Negan fits into the All Out War range
Here’s Negan: The Board Game is the latest Walking Dead release from Mantic Games. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be delving deep into the game to explain the main mechanics, introduce the characters, watch play throughs and plenty more. However, before we get onto all that exciting stuff, we wanted to explain how Here’s Negan fits into the wider All Out War range. A NEW WAY TO PLAY With the release of Here’s Negan, we’ve got a great new introduction into the universe and a totally different way to play. You see across our Walking Dead range, we’ve got a number of ways for people to enjoy the game and tailor it to their desired experience. NARRATIVE PLAY This is the core experience that the majority of you have played. Throughout the various narrative expansions – starting with Rick hunting for his family in Atlanta (Wave One) through to the bloody encounter with the Hunters (Wave Five) – each recreates the main Walking Dead storyline and gives fans the opportunity to see how they would tackle the deadly situations encountered by the survivors. And probably die in the process… PRELUDE TO WOODBURY Alongside the core starter set, you can [...]
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Ronnie Talkes Here’s Negan and The Walking Dead
When we first approached Skybound about the Walking Dead license one of the things that excited me most was that this could be a proper wargame. There were lots of different and interesting characters, with traits and skills, all of which would make for exciting rules on the tabletop. Our first mission when we approached the IP was to achieve two things: Ensure those Walkers were scary as heck, and they were central to the game experience. I think anyone who has rolled 10 (or more!!) dice for a Walker herd will testify that was goal was achieved! Then we wanted to allow gamers to recreate Rick and the other survivors’ journey, from Atlanta through the Greene Farm and the Prison, right up until they got to Alexandria. With wave 5 ‘Fear the Hunters’ and Rosita, Abraham and Father Gabriel et al releasing a month or so back, I’m going to call that done too! And that means we can now look to the future and plan some seriously exciting further developments. These fall into two categories – what have we got and how do we build on that, and also what have we missed, and how do we provide [...]
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My Warband, My Demo Board – Pathfinder Shane Knerl
“We left the southlands to escape the tyrannies and wars of Mantica. We fled a war-torn land for a hard and desolate one. We thought we were safe. We had found the harsh tundra forged our hearts more than any blacksmith’s crucible ever could. A shadow is descending on our homes. Now, the wars are pushing their way north. But by the time they had gotten here, we had all been made hard and cold like the land we escaped to. Under Talannar’s leadership, we will face anyone mistaking this land for their own.“ Hello all, Pathfinder Shane here with a board building tutorial and my Northern Alliance Warband I’m using for in-store demos. I built the table for our local games and demos and knew ahead of time that I wanted to go snow for my first try at terrain. I had several scrap sheets of the thicker Styrofoam donated from our local store knowing that I wanted to have a trench on the board (I love the fact that you can climb or risk it and attempt to jump a trench…). Once the basic shape was down, I had to smooth out the rough, uneven spots and begin [...]
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My Warband, My Story – Matt Green’s Undead
For the latest My Warband, My Story entry, we’re handing over to Matt Green. Matt is the co-organiser of the very successful King of Herts KoW tournaments and will also be co-organising the Kings of War element at the upcoming Franticon event, which you can read about here. Preparations were moving apace. Sure, his acolytes were dying, but only the weak ones. He had promised them eternal life, but if they didn’t have the strength to grasp it… well, they could serve him as wraiths. What is the word of a necromancer anyway? Now, to more pressing problems. All was not ready. Mortibris did not want to fight a pitched battle so soon. The weakling mortals must not be allowed to alert their comrades. Watch fires must not be lit. Time to work then, and more corpses to be made. They could be used. They could always be used… This warband was started with two pretty clear objectives in mind. Firstly, we had decided we were going to host some games of Vanguard at our Kings of War tournament, Kings of Herts, that was being held on October 27th. While I had planned to assemble some of the lovely new [...]
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The Mantic Autumn Open Day
With only a week to go until we open our doors to our amazing fans I just wanted to give you an update of what the plan of the day is so you can make sure you are in the right place at the right time. There are still tickets available here but they are almost sold out.. All ticket holders will receive a fantastic goodie bag. Martin is annoyed with one of the items as he thought he would have the only one in existence.. but you will all get an extremely rare blue resin Ice Queen. We don’t plan on making any more but Ricky and the team made another 100. (Lucky you – *grumble grumble* – MT). You will also get some discount vouchers and some other fantastic items, but we will keep those as a surprise. My unique snowflake is no longer unique… Games We will have demos and participation games a plenty! Join in the fun with the following.. Kings of War: Vanguard Here’s Negan Battling Giants Warpath mass battle The Walking Dead huge gaming board We may have a Hellboy demo too (you all saw the crushed prototype box. Fingers crossed we can salvage [...]
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