Thursday, March 10, 2016

Kings Of War - How To Play Videos

Recently Mantic Games did a Kickstarter for Kings Of War. They ended up with 2,747 backers and a pledge amount of $366,547.   Not too shabby.   Lately I have been going old school and collecting older GW Orcs, Chaos Dwarfs, Hobgoblins/Goblins.  Back in the 80's and early 90's GW seemed to make what I considered great sculpts with loads of character.  Some were of course rather goofy, but they were still fun.

Now I was never really into Warhammer, because it seemed the rules were always changing and you needed to be a lawyer to really get the most out of them. The other problem of course is Games Workshop seemed to write the rules for selling miniatures rather than writing the rules for people to actually play.  Every new army seemed to be better than the previous ones.  Armies that people had spent lots of money on would suddenly become obsolete. 

I have been watching Kings Of War grow and I thought it was time to give them a look.  From what I have seen thus far, the game looks really fun and streamlined.  You have heros, monsters and mass troops, just like in Warhammer, but the game play seems much better.  The basics are pretty easy to learn.  As a player you can spice your troops up with things that give them advantages and every race feels different. 

What is neat about Kings Of War is you really could use just about any fantasy figure from any manufacture you want.  Those who are GW Warhammer fans can always bring their armies and most of them are represented in the Kings Of War world.  We are talking about Forces of the Abyss, Forces of Nature, Undead, Dwarfs, Elves, Abyssal Dwarfs, Goblins, Orcs, Ogres, Basileans and the Kingdoms of Men.

Watching these 2 videos gives you a good understanding of the game mechanics and why it looks like a load of fun.