So, you are full of turkey and mince pies, have survived present shopping and the family gathering and are enjoying the small break in time before the new year dieting starts. Congratulations!
Here at Mantic, we love celebrating (as the office night out proved) so what better way of bringing the festive season home with previews of all of the new, exciting things we’ll be bringing to you in the 2016. We have a lot to to cover and will be blogging our hearts out for the next twelve days – the twelve days of a Mantic Christmas!
Kicking it all off, we have new expansion book for Kings of War – Destiny of Kings. This awesome tome is about the same in size as Uncharted Empires and is utterly packed with new content – more than I can likely go over here.
Taking centre stage is a new chapter in the Kings of War and Dungeon Saga world. Mortibris has moved on from Dolgarth and now threatens to destroy the world of Mantica as we know it. Leading a combined force of Undead and Abyssals, he marches on the civilised world.
Standing before him are the free peoples of Mantica, including the Legendary Heroes of Dolgarth themselves. This is the Quest of the Necromancer campaign, and everything you need to know to play through it are included in the book.
The war is fought of a series of several linked battles, whose rules can be used for either the armies specifically stated or any forces of your choosing. Each one is simple, yet tactical – giving you and your opponent a new set of challenges.
There’s also a new scenario for Dungeon Saga, as four masters of evil infiltrate a Dwarf Hold to retrieve a powerful artifact.
Finally, there are full, balanced rules for fielding the Heroes of Dolgarth, the necromancer Mortibris, the terrible Ba’el and the mighty Valendor in your games of Kings of War.
In addition to the narrative campaign, the book contains an additional six scenarios – similar to those in the campaign, but each set to their own theme. You can make a valiant last stand, protect a valuable baggage train or try to break through and enemy stronghold. Each of these can be used with existing armies, so there are hours of games for you and your friends to enjoy. On top of all this, there are also revised rules and guidelines for playing your own campaigns.
We’ll be running a global campaign using these rules in the summer, so you have until then to muster your forces. Will you side with the forces of good? Or will you bring ruination to the world with Mortibris’ Legions? Will your army be led by Legendary figure such as Rodin or Ba’el, or will you carve your own legends in glory? Choose your side now, for the Abyss is opening and the world will change.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Destiny of Kings is now available to preorder from your local retailer and the webstore.
And now you can take Destiny of Kings with you wherever you go – the enhanced digital edition of Destiny of Kings is available to pre-order from Mantic Digital, for your shiny new mobile device of choice!