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Wrath of Kings

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An epic fantasy miniatures war game set in a stunning world. Beautiful miniatures, great art and fast rules!
Backers: 3754
Average Pledge Per Backer: $191

Funded: $717,962 of $50,000
Dates: Aug 14th -> Sep 15th (33 days)
Project By: CoolMiniOrNot
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Latest News

Singapore games publisher takes Hong Kong's GEM route

December 1st - via: businesstimes.com.sg
CMON, a local tabletop games publisher behind popular games Zombicide and Arcadia Quest, has come onboard the Hong Kong stock exchange's GEM board - an alternative stock market for growth companies - in a placing listing that gives the company a market capitalisation of HK$415.4 million (S$76.5 million). (Read More)

$650k achieved! - the end of the beginning...

September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all for showing so much love for Wrath of Kings!  Here's a look at the upgraded Faction Starters for Kickstarter with the unlocked characters.  With just a few hours left on the clock, we won't be adding more stretch goals (boo...), but... (Read More)

600k unlocked!

September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Ancient King is now at 215 models for $200! We'll add a bonus figure to each Faction Starter. These are Rank 2 characters (in plastic) with full rules. They'll be released at retail as normal but are not included in the Faction Starters. Read more... (Read More)

15 hours to go! Can we squeeze in one more stretch goal?

September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We've got 15 hours to go on the clock...  The Characters from this update: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/wrath-of-kings/posts/586337 will have plastic versions included free in each corresponding Faction Starter.  These models... (Read More)

Monster special!

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
For the larger games you can take up to 4 Rank 2 Specialists - and if you really feel like scaring an opponent, how about 4 Monsters?  With this special, it just got a lot more affordable..  If you get 3 identical Monsters, get the 4th one of the... (Read More)

Final 24 hours for Wrath of Kings on Kickstarter

September 14th - via: tabletopgamingnews.com
Wrath of Kings is in their final 24 hours up on Kickstarter and they’ve added in a deal-sweetener for those of you gamers who, like me, love the giant monsters. If you buy 3 of the same one, you’ll get 1 free. (Read More)

Faction Starters ... the missing Shael Han

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Looks like this was missing from the previous update!  (Read More)

Faction Starters boosted... again!

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
With the $500k stretch goal done and dusted, every Faction Starter has now gets a free Rank 2 Character!  Can we unlock one more?  (Read More)

More characters!

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
We're kind of into new release territory here, but what the heck.... time for a real stretch Shael-Han – Hong Yao, the Red Demon Hong Yao may have been the very first of the Children, though his transformative blessing did not come from the War... (Read More)

Ancient King unlocked!

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
The legend in his adventuring days is now free with $200 or more pledged or Ancient King / Ancient King Early Bird!  (or $10 otherwise).  (Read More)

More free stuff? Rank 2 Character with every Faction Starter

September 11th - via: kickstarter.com
As we head into the final stretch, here's a little something for everyone!.  If we hit this stretch, we'll add a bonus figure to each Faction Starter. These are Rank 2 Characters (in plastic) with full rules. They'll be released at retail as normal... (Read More)

$425k reached! 50% more infantry for the 3rd infantry box

September 11th - via: kickstarter.com
An additional 50% more Leaders and Infantry will be added to these boxes below! These bonus models are Kickstarter only, and not added to the retail boxes. So the Brood Warriors (for example) will ship with 1 bonus leader and 3 additional Brood... (Read More)

$400k breached! Onwards to $450k!

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We've hit our $400k stretch goal upgrading the pictured Rank 1 leaders with bits or variant poses! So... what's next on our plate? How about a bit of fluff.... in physical form? When the Ancient King roamed the world in his mortal form - he's a... (Read More)

Kingdom Death Xover requirements

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Just so this is explicit, if you are backing this campaign only for the Kingdom Death crossover, there is a requirement to pick up one Faction Starter or at least $50 worth of Wrath of Kings models per Twilight Knight.  If you do not wish to touch... (Read More)

Cosplay or Death! Xover mayhem!

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Cosplay or Death Alyana Heska, Senior Hakar of the Ashman Legion, searched the devastated ballroom for suitable weapons. The shambling hordes of mindless undead had already passed through once, and she’d been forced to hide. But now, she had just... (Read More)

Mold sneak peeks

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
The first part of mold making is generating excellent masters, figuring out where cuts to the model need to be made, and creating the plugs for each piece. Enjoy!  (Read More)

Infantry boost!

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
At the risk of being obvious, you asked for it and you got it!  If we hit this stretch..... All Infantry boxes pictured get 50% more models - Kickstarter only. Note, we don't have all the sculpts to show yet, but there are 3 sculpts of each infantry... (Read More)

Sluggy Freelance shout out

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Pete Abrams over at Sluggy Freelance, one of the web's longest running online strips (1997!), has given us a pretty nice shout out! If you think Killer Bunnies are funny, go check it out!  Full disclosure, Pete also plays some of our other games.  (Read More)

Infantry box 3 - the Leaders!

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
First off, hooray for breaking $350k!  Looks like we'll need to dream up new stretch goals soon.... we've got more Xovers and more coming up for the last week of the Kickstarter! Remember to spread the word! Get the free Rank 2 Specialist pictured... (Read More)

3rd Infantry type

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
As promised, we've moved forward production on the 3rd infantry type and here they are!  Each Infantry box will have 3 poses and variant bits. Shael Han - Iron Lotus Warriors The deadly warriors from the all-female School of Scything Flowers... (Read More)

Spanish / French rules planned - downloadable

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Our Spanish and French distributors will be providing translations to the game rules (but possibly not fiction) and we will make these available when they are complete, likely around the time we begin shipping the rewards. This may or may not include... (Read More)

Character story time! - Hadross

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
And for our final batch of character biographies, we bring you the wettest characters of all.... Ooroth Ooroth Trencher is a man out of place. He’s gregarious, charming, and brilliant, which one rarely expects from the transformed in Hadross’s... (Read More)

Character story time! - Nasier

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Continuing our series on backgrounds of the unique characters of the world, we present the Nasier! Galderath Heshberod, Bloodchild of Harikir Alderath Galderath is one of a new breed of Ashmen whose war masks allow the bound elemental more control of... (Read More)

Wrath of Kings mini-site

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
We've collected all the information released thus far on the Factions and published them on a mini-site here: http://www.wrathofkings.com/ks/ If you haven't seen the blown up images of the painted figures, they're also available there, together with... (Read More)

Character story time! - Gortisi

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We've unlocked the free novella (and we hope to expand that to a full 60k+ word novel), so what better way to celebrate than with more character backgrounds? Korrad Ungarash   While vampires are renowned for long lives, most non-Tellorians forget... (Read More)

$300k unlocked! Faction Starters boosted!

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Each Faction Starter has now been updated with bonus models! Onwards to the next stretch!  (Read More)

Kingdom Death Xover!

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We're super pleased that the boys and girls at Kingdom Death:Monster have agreed to let us realize a version of the Twilight Knight right in Arikania! This model is a bit of cross over fun, and isn't tournament legal but will have rules. Dame... (Read More)

Teknes Character story time!

September 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
As we while away a sleepy Labor Day, here's more background, this time on Teknes! Felskar – Sorik the Unfinished The world at large perceives the addannii as a race of tinkerers and mad scientists. Many of these diminutive humans disdain the... (Read More)

Meta questions about the campaign answered

September 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
These answers are buried in comments or responses to queries, so in order to put them in one place here's what's been discussed so far: Faction choicesKing and Ancient King levels can have any mix of Faction Starters you want.  Duplicates are ok.... (Read More)

Resin previews

September 1st - via: kickstarter.com
It's a long weekend in the USA, so here's some more previews and fluff for you! These are characters that we're preparing in the studio for later release, and they are nowhere in tooling yet or balanced rules.  However, they do offer a great peek... (Read More)

$275k stretch goal hit! Bonus models for everybody!

August 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Just as we're about to start demoing at Dragon Con too :)  (Read More)

Wrath of Kings measuring tape

August 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Actual tape case may vary, this is just a mockup.  We're getting a bunch of these customized with the Wrath of Kings logo since someone keeps stealing ours at shows, and we thought you might like to have one too! It's not exclusive or anything, but... (Read More)

A closer look at - Shael Han characters!

August 29th - via: kickstarter.com
We're continuing our exploration of Arikania with some of the characters you can get! The Warchild Tae Lin was one of the very first Children transformed by the Celestial war goddess. Never particularly devout, it was in a minor skirmish along the... (Read More)

And finally.... Hadross!

August 28th - via: kickstarter.com
And here's the last of the Faction cards, this time for our wet friends. http://www.coolminiornot.com/images/kickstarter-wok/WoK-Kickstarter-Hadross.pdf As usual, rules questions, feedback and error reports should go to rules@wrathofkings.com, or... (Read More)

We've got character(s)..

August 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Let's close out the day with a few more stretch goals... Get a free Rank 2 Character Specialist of the same Faction if you get the Rank 2 Character Leader set! We'll open another tool here to either get variant parts/poses or sculpts for the pictured... (Read More)

Time for some bling!

August 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Right in the middle of the campaign, we thought we'd offer something entirely different... We were going to print all the Faction Cards on gold foil cards as tournament prizes, and we thought it'd be a nice little piece of bling for those of you that... (Read More)

250k away! Bases and a quick Faction Starter recap

August 27th - via: kickstarter.com
We've added base inserts as an option.  Basically $20, get base inserts for your entire Faction Starter, including stretch goals.  These will be in the themes shown for each Faction - or mix and match, they're only $0.50 each, and missing from this... (Read More)

Goritsi preview cards

August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Continuing our card releases, here's the Goritsi in all their shadowed glory! http://www.coolminiornot.com/images/kickstarter-wok/WoK-Kickstarter-Goritsi.pdf As usual please send rules feedback to rules@wrathofkings.com  (Read More)

Shael Han cards and Wrath of Kings forum

August 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's a link to the preview Shael Han cards, as usual feedback should go to rules@wrathofkings.com.   http://www.coolminiornot.com/images/kickstarter-wok/WoK-Kickstarter-Shael-Han.pdf For fully threaded discussions on WoK, please check out the... (Read More)

Preview rules for your weekend reading

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Here's the preview rules less fluff for your reading - we'll have the graphic free one out a little later for those of you who want to print it on black and white printers. We've also got the Nasier and Teknes unit cards for your reading pleasure. If... (Read More)

Story time part 5 - Shael Han

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
While we wait for Leif to do a final check on the current preview rules, here's the final chapter of our stories, this time focusing on the Shael Han. Game Changer The Winterhawk worried at his tea. Not obviously, not quite visibly, but anyone that... (Read More)

275k, 300k and 325k stretch goals!

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Here's a good long peek almost $100k ahead in stretch goals! Each Faction Starter gets the listed Rank 1 Infantry and a Leader to coordinate them in battle!  This is just for Kickstarter backers! The pictured Specialist will be added to each Faction... (Read More)

Story time part 4 - Nasier

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
It's time for more fiction, this time featuring Nasier!  Veil of Truth Alyana Heska hit the ambassador’s office door like a battering ram. She wasn’t wearing her mask. “Have you seen this?” She threw the dispatch on the startled... (Read More)

Gameplay core concepts video

August 21st - via: kickstarter.com
In this video we go into detail on troop types, how armies are organized, how combat works, and how leaders vastly increase the effectiveness of individual troops through joint activations. Please leave any questions you have below and Leif will... (Read More)

Story time part 3 - Teknes

August 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Continuing our fluff release is part 3 featuring Teknes! Potential Unchained Gulraast drummed his tiny fingers on a desk too large for him. He couldn’t tell if the woman was lying, mistaken, or simply confused. Such uncertainty didn’t happen... (Read More)

Wrath of Kings demo interviews at Gencon 2013!

August 20th - via: kickstarter.com
We did a couple of interviews at Gencon for people who ran through the demos with us, to give their first impressions of the gameplay and the models. If you were at the show and had a chance to demo, please chime in too!  (Read More)

Monster scale comparison shot

August 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Some of you were asking how the monsters look next to the other figures, so here's a scale comparison shot. Enjoy!  (Read More)

New Options Appear On The Wrath of Kings Kickstarter

August 20th - via: beastsofwar.com
The guys at Cool Mini or Not are working hard on their Kickstarter for Wrath of Kings and new options menu to add to your pledges. (Read More)

Monsters are in town!

August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
First, some good news.  We've already secured French and Spanish distribution at Gencon for Wrath of Kings!  Europe is the spiritual home of Arikania, where many of the artists and sculptors hail from, and this is very good news indeed for the... (Read More)

Story time part 2 - Hadross

August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We continue with our 2nd of 5 parts... Deep Thoughts Ooroth stomped along the darkened streets of Fructus City as well as his tentacles would carry him on land. A walk sometimes did him good when he was angry, but this time the words wouldn’t leave... (Read More)

Gencon painted figs

August 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Here are some pics we took in the case just to give you a sense of the relative model sizes. Studio shot pics when we get home! (Read More)

Story time! Wrath of Kings intro, part 1

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
These are a series of shorts (5 parts in all) that will make it into the rulebook, and help describe the continent of Arikania.  We hope you enjoy it! New Player, Old Game Irene heard the sailors, of course, long before they dragged her into the... (Read More)

Production prototypes!

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
We just got these delivered to us at Gencon and took some quick photos of them in the case. These are production test shots, we might need some mold adjustments to improve mold lines but these have had minimal clean up, and in our opinion, look... (Read More)

Stretch on towards 200!

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
As we get closer to unlocking the last infantry variant, by popular request here are the next two stretches! We've got a great looking dice bag for Wrath of Kings which we want to give you! It's a neat piece of swag which you'll find handy for your... (Read More)

More variant sculpts please

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
With your support it looks like the Faction Starters will have a lot of different figures in them.  Opening new tools isn't cheap, so we were concerned about having too many sculpts of any one troop type, but it looks like the dream could be... (Read More)

Variant sculpts for infantry - add a little variety!

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
For this stretch goal, we'll open additional tooling to reduce the number of duplicates in each Faction Starter!  All Faction Starters will benefit (i.e. one duplicate model will be replaced with a variant sculpt).  (Read More)

First stretch goal hit before it's announced!

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all of you we've hit our first stretch goal even before announcing it!   For Goritsi and Shael-Haen, get 3 additional elite infantry per Faction Starter. For Nasier, Hadross and Teknes, get 6 additional regular infantry per Faction... (Read More)

Funded! Onwards to stretch goals!

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We're funded!  Thank you all for such great support!  Our stretch goals are coming.... with additional infantry, specialists, alt sculpts and leaders to round out your Kingdoms!  (Read More)

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