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RE: Kings of War - Vanguardtjub 10-17-2017

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A little like The Walking Dead: All Out War, Vanguard will feature character cards that include all the stats you’ll need to play. Each of the heroes, special characters and warriors will come with their own cards, giving players a great reference during the game. When you’re playing a campaign, we’ll also be making a roster sheet, so you can track upgrades/new abilities/xp.

In today’s blog, we’re going to breakdown an example card to explain all the various elements, which will also give you a brief insight into some of the key mechanics of Vanguard. So, without further ado, let’s crack on…



NAME – if they’re a named character, this will be their name, e.g. Grekle Cacklemaster, or if they’re a standard miniature it’ll be the name of the unit.
RACE/TYPE – first up you can see what Race the model is. The model’s Race is also a keyword that may interact with other rules, e.g. a unit could receive a bonus when attacking a Race they particularly despise. Next, models will be one (or more) of the following Types: Grunt, Warrior, Support, Command, Spellcaster, and Large. Type is important when building a Warband and, once again, the Type is a keyword that may interact with other rules.
POINTS – this is how many points it costs to add the model to your warband.
STATS – this is where you can find all the stats for the model.
Speed (SP)

This value shows the distance the model can move in inches.

Ranged (Ra)

This is the target number the model needs to roll to hit a target when using a Ranged attack, typically as part of a Shoot or Cast action.

Melee (Me)

This is the target number the model needs to roll to hit an opponent when making a Melee attack.

Armour (Ar)

This is the target number a model needs to roll to avoid taking damage and suffering wounds.

Nerve (Ne)

This is the target number for any Nerve tests the model needs to take. This will come into play if the Warband is broken or if something unnerving happens.

Wounds (Wn)

This shows the number of wounds the model can suffer before it is removed from play as a casualty. The larger the number, the more resilient (or stupid!) the model is.

Height (H)

The height of a model affects how it interacts with other models and terrain for line of sight and visibility of targets.

5. SPECIAL RULES – here you can see any special rules the model has. Some of these will be similar to those seen in Kings of War, while others will be completely new.

6. POWER DICE – this indicates how many Power Dice the model generates. The Power Dice work a little like the Command Dice in Deadzone and we’ll have a closer look at Power Dice in a future blog.

7. RANGED & MELEE – this shows how many D8s the model rolls during combat. That’s right, we’ll be using D8s for Vanguard, rather than standard D6s. Even better we’ve got exploding D8s during combat to help create some crazy cinematic moments.

8. EQUIPMENT – equipment will play a large part in Vanguard, as warbands uncover and buy new items during a campaign. Some models will come equipped with weapons/items as standard and they’ll be listed here.

9. SPELLS – spellcasters will have their spells listed here. We’ll be expanding the number of spells available, compared to Kings of War. Also, you may notice it says (short) after the spell name. Just like Deadzone, models will be able to perform two short actions or one long action. Some spells will be long actions, while others will be short. What’s more you’ll be able to boost spells to make them more powerful. As spellcasters gain experience in a campaign, they will also get the chance to learn new spells from an advanced spellbook or faction-specific magic.

10. SPECIAL ABILITIES and RULES – if the model has any special abilities they’ll be listed here. Special Abilities use the Power Dice mentioned earlier, so we’ll go into specifics in a future blog.


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RE: Kings of War - VanguardCarcearion 10-17-2017

Woooh! Looks interesting.

Mummers around the web say The Kickstarter (and probably the public beta test) are going to be released very soon.


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RE: Kings of War - Vanguardtjub 10-21-2017

Loads of more new over at Mantic Blog!

Kickstarter will launch 1st November! Takes Hat off


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RE: Kings of War - Vanguardtjub 10-28-2017


Vanguard Apha Rules released by Mantic for feedback etc before the launch.

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Kings of War Vanguard is a two-player miniatures game that’s played on a 3ft by 3ft battlefield using a new range of high quality miniatures.
FANTASY SKIRMISH RULES – take command of a crack team of elite fighters, including captains, support units, weapons experts, along with grunts and warriors to overwhelm the opposition
IN-DEPTH CAMPAIGN SYSTEM – track the progress of your key members to earn experience and gain new abilities or improved stats
FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH KINGS OF WARS – use the incredibly detailed, dynamic miniatures from Vanguard as the heroes or elite troops in your Kings of War army
3D SCENERY – use Mantic’s new range of pre-assembled, plastic TerrainCrate scenery to bring your skirmishes to life, and with lots of different scenarios to play, every battle will look – and play - differently
INNOVATIVE RULES – issue special commands in the heat of battle with the unique Power Dice abilities, and gather your troops with the Group Actions
EQUIP YOUR FIGHTERS – ahead of the fight, choose from a range of equipment to improve the abilities of your characters, or unlock new and more powerful abilities during campaign play


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RE: Kings of War - Vanguardtjub 11-02-2017

The Vanguard Kickstarter is live! I dare to say that Mantic is stepping up their models a lot! For those who have seen Stranger Things the Nightstalkers fits right into the Upside Down... Cheers!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/174...sh-wargame




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RE: Kings of War - VanguardBloodbeard 11-02-2017

I'm super dissapointed by the launch of this.

I've always backed their kickstarters with a "this is a nice set - and it'll get even better" feeling. Ready to pay the cost from the beginning.

Checking the value of this one. Only 10 models (with 4 being dublicated). And they are 1 piece, not hard plastic.

Looking at the price on Shadespire, Necromunda or other sets. ... the base value is so much better.

This is a project that from the get go is not living up to the value of the pledge level. Needing to break a lot of stretch goals to be worth it.

it's a first for Mantic. CMON did the same with A Song of Ice and Fire. Very bad value from the start. ...

The models do look very cool.


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RE: Kings of War - Vanguardtjub 11-02-2017

Bloodbeard Wrote:
I'm super dissapointed by the launch of this.

I've always backed their kickstarters with a "this is a nice set - and it'll get even better" feeling. Ready to pay the cost from the beginning.

Checking the value of this one. Only 10 models (with 4 being dublicated). And they are 1 piece, not hard plastic.

Looking at the price on Shadespire, Necromunda or other sets. ... the base value is so much better.

This is a project that from the get go is not living up to the value of the pledge level. Needing to break a lot of stretch goals to be worth it.

it's a first for Mantic. CMON did the same with A Song of Ice and Fire. Very bad value from the start. ...

The models do look very cool.


Agree with all your thoughts! I was going to the rulebook only myself since we'll be doing 15mm, so Ill have to wait to the official launch next year. But Im really looking forward to the game for fighting KoW campaigns!


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RE: Kings of War - VanguardKamphre 11-02-2017

Can't say more than Bloodbeard and Tjub !
Only two factions, 11 different miniatures to produce... A big fraction of the scenery is already founded by another campaign and is not really relevant.

I was eagerly waiting this campaign, now I won't pledge it.

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RE: Kings of War - Vanguardcornixt 11-02-2017

That's a weird way to do a kickstarter. Two pledges that are the same price: one gets you the full game with both sides, the other replaces one side with some scenery. But it's not obvious, I had to scroll up and down several times to work out the difference.


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RE: Kings of War - VanguardCarcearion 11-02-2017

I'm also super excited for this game... but I am sitting out the kickstarter unless they add some better options (I'm just not interested in collecting a Basilian or Nightstalker warband - and I'm already in on the Terraincrate kickstarter so I don't need the terrain included either).

but I'm remaining hopeful and keeping an eye on it that some options I want will pop up. All I really want is the book, dice, and tokens.


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RE: Kings of War - Vanguardtjub 11-02-2017

Carcearion Wrote:
but I'm remaining hopeful and keeping an eye on it that some options I want will pop up. All I really want is the book, dice, and tokens.


Jupp, same here. Thought that would be an option...


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RE: Kings of War - Vanguardcornixt 11-03-2017

The price is high, especially for a Kickstarter. Shadespire is $60, Company of Iron is $75, so paying more directly to a company and having to wait a year makes this really unattractive in comparison.


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RE: Kings of War - Vanguardtjub 11-03-2017

Atleast now they have added an option for only the rulebook, guess Ill get that since Ill be wanting the rules anyway... Happy


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RE: Kings of War - Vanguardtjub 11-15-2017

Loads of new models from Mantic, nothing Chaos Dwarf related so far. But new factions etc. Also a plastic giant which might be interesting?


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