Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Mantic "Kings of War": demo/walkthroughs

Last gaming of the year took place this past Saturday at my local shop.  After a year of building, painting, basing etc. I was finally able to take the miniatures for a run!  I supported the Mantic Kings of War kickstarter in the fall of 2012 and once the minis started showing up in the post I knew it would be a long project LOL.

To be honest, I haven't played a mass combat fantasy game in probably 20 years (Warhammer 2nd or 3rd edition most likely?).  But, I was intrigued by Mantic's new rules and affordable minis...so I decided to make it one of those long-term projects.  And alas, after a year of slowly working on it...games were afoot!

I won't get into a review of the rules this posting: I will admit I am not a rules lawyer or junkie and really just like to have fun and move minis around.  In that light, I believe I am going to be a fan of these rules...simple, clean, room for flavor and excellent pacing.  I will write more on my thoughts at a later date, but for now I thought I would post some pics from the (3) games we ran in roughly 4.5 hrs (including everyone learning the rules!).

Orcs versus Undead horde....while an army of Dwarves observe from atop the hill.

Undead horde form battle lines...no rhyme or reason to placement...just lined up and moved that way!

The "Zombie Endless Swarm" unit!  Enjoyed making this unit and base, think I might paint another and it seemed to be a fun unit to play with in the game...took massive amount of damage before breaking.

Overall had a great time playing the game after nearly a year long build-up.  Look forward to finishing up more units to fluff out the armies and work towards a MASSIVE game late in the year.

Wish everyone a safe and happy new year!  Good gaming ahead!

1 comment:

  1. I admire your willpower to be able to wait until your entire force is assembled and painted before trying to play some games with them. Getting that force together and painted must have been quite the challenge, particularly with Mantic's choice of casting material. I would love to see some close up pictures of the individual units.