Welcome to Kings of War! Kings of War is a mass-battle fantasy wargame set in the world of Mantica, taking all of the fantasy archetypes and embedding them into a rich history full of exciting characters and enigmatic new races. This book contains all of the core rules for the game, along with complete army lists for eleven different forces, and a selection of magical artefacts for them to carry into battle.
This second edition (released in 2015) brings together everything that we’ve learnt in the last six years, after a very popular first edition, two Kickstarters, an ever-growing miniatures range, and thousands of games. The loyal fans who have been with us through the previous editions will be able to see the progress that has been made. We simply couldn’t have done this without our wonderful community – the copious amounts of feedback and many long hours of hard work from our volunteer Rules Committee have made this the most solid set of rules we’ve ever put out – we couldn’t be prouder. Huge thanks to every one of you.
The game itself is very fast to play and easy to learn, but it will take time and experience to master. With few and simple rules, there is little to get in the way of the fun and carnage of epic tabletop battles where huge armies clash. Mantic’s affordable prices enable you to build an affordable and great-looking army that’s simple to assemble and paint. This unobtrusive rule set makes Kings of War a challenging game of strategy, much like chess. Kings of War allows you to pit your wits against your opponent, the battlefield and the strengths and weaknesses of your own army… and, of course, the dice! The innovative turn structure lets you play Kings of War using a stopwatch or a chess clock. As the seconds tick away, the pressure and excitement makes Kings of War unlike any other largescale war game you’ve ever played before.
by Alessio Cavatore @ Mantic