CHOOOOOO! CHOOOOOO! What’s that noise? Oh, it’s only the Kings of War: Third Edition Hype Train pulling into the station once more. So far this week, we’ve previewed the new rulebook and the excellent two-player starter set. Today, we’re taking a look at some BIG models before talking more about the Northern Alliance (and another wonderful surprise) tomorrow.
With Kings of War: Third Edition we wanted to make sure that every army has a standout centrepiece. You know, that mighty mini that you get inspired by and build your army around. We’ve got some already for Second Edition – with the likes of the Steel Behemoth, Chroneas or Greater Water Elemental – but for Third Edition we want to go even BIGGER! So, say hello to the Titans!
Titans are a new class of unit in Third Edition and typically come on a 75mm base. Of course, we’ve already seen some – like the Giant, Terror and Greater Earth Elemental – in Second Edition, but the launch of Third Edition gives us the chance to make even more (and even bigger) Titans.
Let’s start with one of the biggest: the Frost Giant. If you were smart enough to jump on the Vanguard Kickstarter, there’s a chance you’ll have this lumbering, angry mass in your collection already. Standing 18cm (7 inches) tall, this is a part plastic and resin kit to turn the standard plastic giant into a chilly beast. You might be able to guess what army this will be part of – but just in case, we’re happy to announce the Frost Giant will be joining the ranks of the Northern Alliance.
LORD ON CHIMERA
The Frost Giant isn’t the only Titan the Northern Alliance can add to their army. The Lord on Chimera is a spectacular monster that’s likely to strike fear into even the toughest of foes. A fearsome mix of dragon, goat and Frostfang, the Chimera isn’t a Titan to be messed with. For those interested, this will be a resin kit.
The Kraken wakes! We’ve been talking about the Kraken for a while and with Third Edition it’s finally getting a release. You can add the Kraken to your Trident Realm army… but it probably wouldn’t look out of place as an alternate Terror for all you Nightstalker fans out there. The Kraken is a plastic and resin kit.
Basileans rejoice, the Phoenix is flying into view. The Phoenix has been in the Basilean army list for a while and we’re delighted to bring it to the tabletop.
BREAKING NEWS – just been informed the Phoenix will also be flying its way into the Salamanders army for Third Edition.
Last, but certainly not least, we’ve got the Goblin Slasher. Dragged from its cave with a sharpstick thrower clumsily strapped to its back, it’s no wonder the Slasher looks so pissed off. Then again, the goblins look pretty pleased with themselves.
The release schedule for these mighty Titans is as follows:
- Frost Giant and Chimera – October
- Kraken, Phoenix and Goblin Slasher – December
Of course, these aren’t the only Titans we’ve got up our massive sleeves and 2020 will see plenty of surprises. I mean, what army could the Hellfane be for?
Anyway, make sure you head back to the Mantic Blog tomorrow for more Kings of War: Third Edtion reveals, including a closer look at the Northern Alliance.