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Vanguard of War - Archon Studio

A project in Niles, IL by Load Board Game

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Vanguard of War is a 1-4 player survival co-op miniature board game focused on protection of the objective.
Backers: 1851
Average Pledge Per Backer: $145

Funded: $269,111 of $45,000
Dates: Jan 10th -> Feb 1st (23 days)
Project By: Load Board Game
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Latest News

KS campaign is now over!

February 1st - via:
Hi guys,Campaign for Vanguard of War is now over! A big THANK YOU to all of you who joined us on this ride! Late pledge option will be available soon. Pledge Manager date will be announced in one of the following updates. With campaign conclusion our... (Read More)

Lobotomizer is here! Alternative sculpts!

February 1st - via:
Hi guys, We are in the last 10 hours of the campaign! Our sculptors are in overdrive, working hard and working good! Today we have for you 3D render of Lobotomy crossover Overlord miniature – Lobotomizer!     What is more, we have finished... (Read More)

Just one more day! Final Stretch Goal revealed!

January 31st - via:
Hi guys, Just one more day left on the campaign! We have great 20 days behind and we unlocked all that was meant to be unlocked! But, since numbers are still going up, we decided to save one poor creature who was sacrificed for the greater good... (Read More)

All SG's unlocked! Kophas 3D sculp is done!

January 30th - via:
Hi guys, In a few hours we are entering last 2 days of the campaign! In order to celebrate campaign ending, we unlocked all previously locked SG’s! New hero - Fallow, and new Overlord – Slither Fiend are now joining the Vanguard of War, together... (Read More)

New Game Mode! Kophas WIP 3D sculpt! Taskmaster!

January 28th - via:
Hi guys, We are introducing new game mode! In Chaos Game Mode, you can randomly select or pick any hero card and mix it with a skill card from any other hero! This mode is not competitive and is just to have some laughs while playing. Please note... (Read More)

Greater Werewolf Overlord unlocked! Madness Within Overlord production miniature! Sir Jankovich story!

January 27th - via:
Hi guys, Today’s update brings unlocked Greater Werewolf Overlord stretch goal!    Madness Within Overlord is now here! Produced and shown in all its glory! Our sculptors really did great job on this one and did justice to this Deep Madness... (Read More)

New 5 and 6 player game modes! Church Crystal 3D print!

January 26th - via:
Hi guys, Today’s update brings more goodies to all backers of Vanguard of War! First off, 5th and 6th player expansion is now unlocked as a stretch goal! What this means is that there will be additional rule set in case you are playing with more... (Read More)

Lord Pyrith to the rescue! Werewolf Overlord sneak peek!

January 25th - via:
Hi guys,  Today we called upon Lord Pyrith from LOAD to help fend off the attackers! He is now unlocked as a stretch goal and his VoW hero card and miniature will be given for free to all the backers of Vanguard of War!         EPIC LOAD Lord... (Read More)

Beasts of War game play video! Felsprinter WIP 3D sculpt! Sgt.Specks story!

January 25th - via:
Hi guys,Yesterday Beasts of War uploaded gameplay video showing full Tier 1 gameplay. You can check it out here: If you would like to see continuation of this game, please go... (Read More)

Undead Viking review! Cpt. Makhaira 3D render! Spawn point 3D print! Ashira's story!

January 24th - via:
Hi guys,Beasts of War recorded a full T1 gameplay video yesterday and we saw it today. It looks great and we will share it in update once it is live on their site! Undead Viking also uploaded his Vanguard of War review video today and you can find it... (Read More)

We are playing a game! Candy and Cola and Sir Jankovic production minis! Story of Lt. Xik’krik! Painted Assault!

January 23rd - via:
Hi guys,As we wait for the videos about VoW to be made by the professionals, we started a game on our own which we will uploaded for tomorrow’s update, It should give you at least a feel for the game until Undead Viking or Beasts of War upload... (Read More)

Madness Within Vanguard of War! Painted Artillery!

January 21st - via:
Hi guys, Madness Within 3D render has been finalized! We are very pleased with how it turned out! Do you like it too?     Artillery minion got some color on! And Skolo is to blame for it! :) Check it!     Thank you!Archon  (Read More)

Felsprinters unlocked! Madness WIP!

January 20th - via:
Hi guys,  New SG unlocked today bringing a pack of Felsprinters to the game board! What is more, we are now closing in on some new Event cards!   Our 3D sculptors, busy as ever, are ready to show a WIP sculpt of our version of Madness Within... (Read More)

Avatars, a Painted Brute, and Lord Visserite's Hero Spotlight

January 19th - via:
Good evening, folks! We're close to 500% of our original goal, but we need your help to get the word out. One of the many ways backers can show they support a project is by sporting an avatar for the campaign. Today we have an assortment of Vanguard... (Read More)

Candy and Cola final sculpt! Spawn points and Church Crystal sculpts!

January 18th - via:
Hi guys, How are you today? Our sculptors have been busy and came up with finalized 3D sculpt for Candy and Cola! Check it out! 3D sculpt     Turnaround Vanguard of War Relic Knight by Archon Studio on Sketchfab   3D sculpts for Spawn Points and... (Read More)

New Abominations! Candy and Cola WIP 3D! New Secret SG unlocked! Miniature colors!

January 17th - via:
Hi guys, After a great feedback from you, we have decided to make changes on Darkness and Madness Add-Ons. Abominations included in those Add-Ons were initially duplicates of existing ones but we have decided to replace them with completely new ones!... (Read More)

New add-ons, new pledge level and more!

January 16th - via:
Hi guys, Today we have some new 3D prints to show you! We have printed Lannith and Cpt. Jaso and they will be entering production process soon!   There are new Add-Ons on the project page! First one is a Darkness expansion – adding 5 more Werewolf... (Read More)

New sculpts! Next week plan! New painted miniature!

January 15th - via:
Hi guys, We are on almost 200K and we have 17 more days to go! For the next week we planned several things: - New Add-Ons will be added to the page  - Candy and Cola sculpt will be done  - Game preview will be uploaded  - All in Pledge level will... (Read More)

3D files! 3D prints! Painted Ashira!

January 13th - via:
Hi guys, Today we have a treat for you! We uploaded 3D models of most of the minis we did so far for Vanguard of War so you can rotate and observe them from all angles! Here they are! Heroes:                 Minions:       Abominations:  ... (Read More)

Candy and Cola! Wilt and Warewolf 3D prints! Alternative sculpts! CPT Six 3D sculpt!

January 12th - via:
Hi guys, Thank you for all the messages of support! It really means a lot!    We reorganized SG’s a bit as you will notice if you take a look but we feel you will find them much more appealing this way. Felsprinters have been pushed a bit down to... (Read More)

VoW plans! Foam Inserts! Painted LT. Xik’krik!

January 11th - via:
Hi guys, Campaign is going great and we are happy to see so many returning backers! We are still at the beginning but there are plans in place to see this campaign trough with even greater confidence than LOAD.  We have several crossovers with... (Read More)

Vanguard of War Board Game Up On Kickstarter

January 11th - via:
Vanguard of War (VoW) is an upcoming 1-4 player board game from Archon Studio with highly-detailed miniatures and brutal tower defense gameplay. (Read More)

Amazing! $100.000 reached!

January 10th - via:
Hi guys! This is incredible! In less than 6 hours we have unlocked all SG's up to 100k! But do not worry, there is more to come!    Thank you!Archon  (Read More)

Vanguard of War is Funded!

January 10th - via:
Hi guys, Not a full hour has passed and we are funded! Thank you everyone! Now, lets see how many Stretch Goals we can unlock!   Thank you!Archon   (Read More)

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