Friday, August 19, 2016

Mantic Games: Kings of War - Historical Mass Combat Wargame Rules Pre-Order Launched

Mantic Games You asked for it, so we've done it! The Kings of War Historical Armies rulebook brings together 33 new army lists from the age of antiquity right through to the Middle Ages.

Kings of War is the mass-battle table-top game from Mantic that is loved by thousands of players around the world as mighty armies clash across myriad battlefields. The ruleset has its roots very firmly bedded in historical war gaming. The sight of legions of beautifully painted infantry and cavalry models lined up ready to outwit and outfight their foes across the table is one which fires the imaginations of both historical and fantasy war gamers alike. History has taught us how such battles were fought and so it is to history that Kings of War players can now turn to relive ancient battles, alliances and animosities

Including the core Kings of War rules, alongside new scenarios, the ability to create elite fighters and the chance to make mythical legends, Kings of War Historical Armies is an exciting new chapter in the evolution of our mass-battle tabletop game.

33 army lists or "themes" in the book which define which units the army may take from a core master list of units as well as any extra specific units and or rules and army has available.  Barbarians ,Carthaginians, Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks, Huns, Indian, Macedonians & Successors, Persians, Romans, Spartans, Scythians, Thracians, Anglo-Saxons, Byzantines, Franks, Normans, Polish, Slavs, Vikings, Crusaders, Japanese, Mongols, Ottomans, English, Aztecs, Conquistadors, French, Holy Roman Empire and Scottish.

Within this book you will find the rules and army lists to allow you to play Kings of War with a range of different armies from across a wide swathe of history, from antiquity to the late middle ages. You can tailor your units with veteran abilities and even introduce mythical elements to your force. Existing players will also find some new ways to play. We sincerely hope you have great fun with it.
This book includes:

  • The core Kings of War rules.
  • 33 new lists for historical armies from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages. Use a combination of a master list, themes and mercenary units to build your army.
  • Veteran abilities to create unique units and represent elite fighters.
  • New rules and scenarios.
  • Add mythical units to recreate legends (or make new ones).
  • Play your historical army against Kings of War fantasy armies!

Kings of War - Historical will be released in September 2016 - £19.99 MSRP Softcover(includes rules and lists)

Kings of War: Historical- First Look - So let’s take a look at what is inside the new Kings of War Historical supplement. The game itself is basically Kings of War with some additional elements added to it. As you can see below, charging over or up a hill will now make it harder to hit your enemies in melee. These small additions will certainly make the gameplay feel more realistic.

There are also some new special rules as well like Dread and Devastating. These again will certainly add some more flavor and depth to your historical games. Finally, we get to the army lists. How can we construct our armies? Inside the book you will find a “Master List”, which will list out all of the types of units in the game. Your specific faction or army that you have chosen will explain which units you are allowed to field, along with any special units and army rules that may apply. The Roman List pictured below will highlight what you will see in different forces throughout the book. Article edited by Wargame News and Terrain on 02/09/2016 18:08

Please be sure to pre-order your copies now, this will be another great addition to the Kings of War line and hopefully help cross pollinate the Fantasy and Historical communities!

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