The League of Infamy kickstarter Master of Shadows pledge was the simple all-in. People who got this receive a second box in their shipment that is even bigger than the first!
This is a bag of champions, and 4 bags of defenders. There are three champions, starting with the Sauceror, a Halfling Wizard (yes, I love these puns).
Then there is the Feastmaster, a Halfling Chef.
and finally Greedyguts - who is the largest haflling around.
Because halflings are small, there are four of each of the five hafling defenders instead of three.
Storeguard - one of three warrior types
Steward (wearing a saucepan as a helmet), in case he needs to make a quick meal. He gets a bonus for any other halfling warriors able to attack the same target.
Under-Cook - a sous chef that helps the other halflings.
The last model is the Steward on Guard-hound - a mounted warrior and beastmaster.
The Siren's Wrath expansion has four bags of miniatures, 1 of champions and 3 of the defenders.
The first champion is the Sirin-Kin - a Neritican
There are five defender sculpts
The smallest is the Giga Hatchling. There are supposed to be two per bag, but the factory apparently mispacked them. Mantic is already aware of this, and will be adding these to the boxes that haven't shipped yet, and shipping them separately to those that have.
Gigas are existing Trident Real sculpts, so I thought it would be interesting to see how the hatchlings look against the full size versions.
Next is the Riverguard
and they seem to match the existing metal sculpts pretty well
As are the pond wardens
The last model is a placoderm.
Or course we want to compare it with Eckter, the Placoderm character that came out in the Eye of the Abyss campaign.
Tribal Warriors are some of the core models for the herd
Longhorns are elite Herd models
Harpies are flying nasties, that may not have the Herd keyword, but are part of that army list.
Unicorns are part of the Forces of Nature list (instead of the Herd)
Brocks are mounts for crazy dwarf berserkers - but now there is one without a rider
Guardian Brutes are the final model that is in the Herd list, but doesn't have the Herd keyword.
Finally are the three big monsters in the tray. In addition to this box, they were also available to purchase separately in the campaign (as was the Elf Lord on Drakon) - and I expect to see these available soon for use in Kings of War armies.
The first is the Cavern Dweller. This is a wandering monster that has a Champion card. It is also a part of the Northern Alliance and Varangur army list, so I would expect them to soon be available to purchase separately.
Then there is the Trident Real Knucker - a fast, agile monster sea snake.
Finally is the Halfling Iron Beast. With the third edition of Kings of War, this was dropped from the League of Rhordia list (though there has been a lot of talk and speculation about a future halfling army - and with all these halfling models and this big centerpiece, I truly expect to see a new list for them (and subsequent army release) soon.
The last part of the kickstarter is the book consolidating a bunch of new scenarios and rules, the Primovantor Pilgrim.
This has scenarios for the new monsters, as well as cards for existing Kings of War / Vanguard models, to use as both defenders and as villains.
I especially like them adding rules for the Dungeon Saga villains. There may not be any more released planned for this game, but it is a pre-cursor to League of Infamy after all.
So that about wraps it up - enough new models and scenarios for months of gaming fun and backstabbing of your - well I don't know if any villains are truly friends!
Once all the models have had a nice HOT water bath they should all be ready for play.
Because it is all fun and games . . .
cool. thanks. components look great, especially the bigger ones. bit unfortunate, that the troopers are always the same, but well, its a boardgame. really looking forward to the delivery of my package. :) can't wait to see how you paint them!ReplyDelete
Thanks. It is so cute that you actually believe I will ever get to painting these :-). I am struggling to get the stuff I am planning on demoing, and to play in tournaments done. Board games end up pretty low on the queue.Delete
I'll be honest, I automatically assumed, that you will be updating or creating some kind of demoarmy, so that these new figures will find a way to a kow force ;) because... that's what you do, no? ;)Delete
I don't do a demo army for EVERYTHING (at least not yet). Once these are available cheaply in regiment sizes then I sure will though! (I am honestly way behind in painting those - still haven't finished the models needed to convert my KoW demo armies to 3rd (mainly orcs - new characters and regiment of morax). Nor new AD demo army (to replace the old one with all new models), or Vanguard warbands for Ogres, AD, Ratkin. Plus my dwarf Armada fleet (and the demo fleet there as well).Delete
I do have a herd army in the works using the hard plastic fauns/centaurs from RGB, and 4 boxes of the Wargames Atlantic halflings for League of Rhordia.
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