November 6, 2017 by dignity
Vanguard recreates cinematic, brutal skirmishes between small warbands of handpicked fighters, set in the same universe as our hugely popular Kings of War wargame. Players carefully select their squad of characters then fight it out to complete life or death missions – that can help turn the tide in the battle to come!
These can be played as one-off narrative missions between elite fighting forces, but Vanguard is also fully compatible with your larger games of Kings of War. By linking battles in Vanguard to your mass battles, thanks to the innovative interlinked campaign system, victory in Vanguard could mean you’ll gain access to better magical artefacts, new units or even the chance to deploy in better positions. Meanwhile, defeat could force your units to arrive late or your deployment options will be hampered.
As your troops successfully complete missions, they’ll become a renowned force, so we’re also developing an in-depth war band progression system to reflect that. As you play more games, your key heroes will gain new and more powerful abilities and discover new equipment – but wounds suffered might mean they pick up game-changing injuries! No Vanguard campaign will ever play the same, and each force will develop its own style and skills.
The 28mm plastic miniatures in Vanguard will also represent the small bands of elite battle-hardened warriors – the ones any good general would rely on to complete his most important of missions – but because these fantastic sculpts are compatible with our wider range of fantasy miniatures, your new Vanguard miniatures make fantastic heroes for your Kings of War armies too!
As always, I will be playing the Dwarven side learning the newest rules as I go. Will I be lucky with the exploding eight’s or will the dice Gods be cruel in my turn, let’s find out in this Beta version Demo Game.
Have you jumped into Kings of War: Vanguard?