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Piano Man08 Aug 2019 8:39 a.m. PST

So we will try this again, since my last attempt seemed to quadruple post.

I really enjoy Kings of War, coming from ancients, this is exactly what I want in a fantasy game. Its at the right complexity level for this time in my life; the community is great, and the multibasing is great for creativity.

I like searching for the miniatures I want for my vision of my army; and I always prefer rank and flank games.

So Mantic has announced 3e and their starter set for it. Since it is armies both my son and I are looking at, we'll probably get it.

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Hope you like!

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2019 9:32 a.m. PST

How do you think these new Northern Alliance sculpts will match up with Frostgrave/Northstar figures? I am sure the FireForge northmen will be larger than both, as they seem sized to match Warhammer plastics. But if these Mantic figures go well with Frostgrave plastics then it would make a really great, diverse army.

Piano Man08 Aug 2019 11:36 a.m. PST

Thats what I am thinking. I already have Varangur, which are Viking types from Shieldwolfe, Footsore, and Bad Squiddo so I am excited about adding this and the Frostgrave ones and using some of my Varangur for Northern Alliance.

Barakvarr08 Aug 2019 1:09 p.m. PST

The models in this box are some of the best Mantic have done IMHO. Things are looking up for us KOW players.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2019 4:37 p.m. PST

Very nice looking miniatures and the best thing about them is…

They are not done by GW.

How do you think these new Northern Alliance sculpts will match up with Frostgrave/Northstar figures?

They should match up quite well.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2019 11:17 a.m. PST

Oh and just got the Email about pre-ordering their stuff.

Neli Creoruska10 Aug 2019 4:25 a.m. PST

The game may be fun. But the miniatures are simply not good. No where close to the quality of sculpts you get from GW. You get what you pay for.

Piano Man11 Aug 2019 8:00 p.m. PST

I didnt post this for a GW vs Mantic rant either way.

I disagree that you always get what you pay for. The GW miniatures ARE better, even though I do not personally like their current aesthetic. But I could find miniatures that I DO like better, cheaper than GW.

Rules wise, GW games are much worse if you want a wargame, and much more expensive.

Thats my opinion.

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