Mantic Games Release New Ogre & Goblin Packs For Kings Of War

September 10, 2020 by brennon

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Mantic Games has a bunch of awesome new pre-orders up for those diving into the world of Kings Of War and their skirmish miniatures game, Vanguard. We start with what seems to be a theme today as we dive into a new Ogre Warband.

Ogre Warband Set - Kings Of War Vanguard

Ogre Warband Set // Kings Of War Vanguard

The first Ogre Warband Set comes with a selection of classic looking Ogres from Kings Of War that many of you will know (all available in PVC) plus the new resin miniature for the Ogre Paymaster that lead the way into battle. I have always been enamoured by the Ogres from Mantic Games as I think they've captured a bunch of character in their sculpts and they are a little different from your classic lumbering oaf.

Beyond that, you've also got an Ogre Warband Booster which comes with a couple of new miniatures which we previewed on The Weekender.

Ogre Vanguard Booster - Kings Of War Vanguard

Ogre Vanguard Booster // Kings Of War Vanguard

This set introduces two new characters and some wild creatures that are under their employ. You get the Berserker Bully which is one of my favourite models from their new collection and the Boomer Sergeant who is blasting fools away with his rudimentary firearm. All of these are available in resin alongside the Crocodogs which seem like they'd have your arm off!

You can also get yourself the support pack which adds in the Ogre Matriarch to lead the way. The design here, again, is pretty on point and continues the wild theme of the Ogres from their previous iteration.

Ogre Matriarch - Kings Of War Vanguard

Ogre Matriarch // Kings Of War Vanguard

As well as working as might Ogres I also think these warriors would work as big bulky Orcs if you wanted to try and do something more in line with the look and feel of World Of Warcraft. This might be a pretty darn good reason to start considering playing some Kings Of War, either as a full wargame or just in Vanguard. I really like the idea of running a full monster army and it does mean painting a lot fewer miniatures for a mass battle game!

Ogres Hit The Battlefields Of Kings Of War

In addition to the Ogres tied into Vanguard more specifically, you can also pick up some new Regiment options for the mass battle game (or for skirmishes if you like). At the head of this set of releases, you've now got the Ogre Siege Breakers who are long-awaited!

Ogre Shieldbreakers - Kings Of War

Ogre Shieldbreakers // Kings Of War

Armed with mighty shields and heavier armour, these warriors are going to be taking to the front line and holding off all-comers as they seek to break through your lines. These would be a good way to lock down some of your enemies infantry to make sure they can't cause trouble for the rest of your force.

Both these and the Ogre Warriors Regiment upgrades you'll see below come in a PVC material with the upgrades and add-ons in resin.

Ogre Warriors - Kings Of War

Ogre Warriors // Kings Of War

This set just allows you to throw a few more interesting characters into the mix to change up already bulky PVC armies. If you've got a horde of massive Ogres on the tabletop you are going to notice repeat sculpts a little more often. So, this offers up a good way to try and make sure that you have a unique looking army.

Sneaky Goblins!

In addition to all of the Ogres, you've also got a new option for Goblin players. A new Warband Set will feature their hard plastic Goblin Infantry plus two resin characters which will lead the way.

Goblin Warband - Kings Of War Vanguard

Goblin Warband // Kings Of War Vanguard

The plastic miniatures in this set are obviously a great option for Kings Of War players in general but I think that the two resin characters here really do take the prize. I have always liked the idea of playing as a Goblin Assassin/Rogue in a D&D game and this Sneak here would be ideal for that! The Stinggit also looks brilliant and seems like he'd drag you off into the darkness with a sly grin on his face.

A few more additional options are on the way but we'll look at them separately! For now, let us know what you think of these Goblins and Ogres and how you're going to go about painting them! Watch out for their release towards the end of September.

Are you tempted by these new miniatures? 

"I have always liked the idea of playing as a Goblin Assassin/Rogue in a D&D game and this Sneak here would be ideal for that!"

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