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Gencon is almost here!

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We very excited to finally be able to reveal the name of the Wrath Of Kings “Book 2″. At Gencon next week, and then in stores later this month, you’ll be able to get your hands on Wrath Of Kings: Rising Conflicts!

This book takes the place of the previous rulebook, includes all the rules, loads of great new lore that drives forward the story of Arikania, and the rules and background for more than 30 new units!

Additionally you’ll be able to add to your Hadross and Goritsi forces with their new boxed sets: the Shell Crackers and Carcharian Pit Fighters for Hadross, and the Ravener Alpha for Goritsi.

Finally, we’ll have a brand new deck of cards for you. The Wrath Of Kings Book 1 Premium Card Deck contains the unit cards for ALL the Leaders, Infantry, and Specialists from the first Wrath Of Kings book, as well as a handy Defense Chart reference card AND all of the Motivations provided in card form!

So, if you are at Gencon next week, please stop by and say “Hi”, and pick up few new excellent models, cards, or book to add to your Wrath Of Kings collection. If you can’t make it to the show, don’t worry, these should be available in your local store by the end of August.

• Wrath Of Kings: Rising Conflicts – $30

• Wrath Of Kings: Book 1 Premium Card Deck – $20

• Hadross Shell Crackers (2) – $20

• Hadross Carcharian Pit Fighters (12) – $35

• Goritsi Ravener Alpha (1) – $35

(prices are in US dollars)

Colors of Arikania – Nasier

Colors of Arikania is an irregular series of articles designed to help you get your Wrath Of Kings miniatures painted quickly and well and boost the look of your forces on the tabletop. We’ll start to covering the three key colors associated with each Faction.

House Nasier – Ashman Swordsman & Pelegarth Bloodmask – painted by Dave Taylor

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For House Nasier, we determined that the three main colors for our basic force would be:

• Black – primarily for the clothing/boots of the Ashmen/Pelegarths.
• Deep Red – the Nasier all wear their ritual demon masks, and most of those are a deep red.
• Purple/Grey Flesh – the warriors of House Nasier have flesh that is as hard as stone, in a purplish grey.

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To help understand where the highlights and shadows would fall on the models, I first primed them all over with a black primer. Once that was dry, I sprayed the Pelegarth with a white primer from a raised angle (about 30 degrees) to create shaded areas on the model. As the Ashmen are primarily black or metal, I left this model primed black.

Throughout this article we’ll refer to various paint colors from both the Vallejo and Army Painter ranges. These are typically available from your FLGS, or through our webstore. You’ll be able to recognize these by the prefix we use: VMC – Vallejo Model Color, VGC – Vallejo Game Color, VMA – Vallejo Model Air, AP – Army Painter.

Ashman Cloth

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Step One – Highlight the black areas with VMC German Grey
Step Two – Highlight with a 1:1 mix of VMC German Grey and VMC Basalt Grey
Step Three – Highlight with VMC Basalt Grey
Step Four – In order the soften the highlights and give the highlights a slightly brown appearance, shade with a thinned wash of AP Strong Tone

Nasier Masks

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Step One – Basecoat the mask with VMC Hull Red
Step Two – Highlight with a 1:1 mix of VMC Hull Red and VGC Bloody Red
Step Three – Highlight with VGC Bloody Red

Pelegarth Purple Flesh

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Step One – Basecoat the flesh with a thinned VGC Hexed Lichen
Step Two – Highlight with a 2:1 mix of VGC Hexed Lichen and VMC Light Grey
Step Three – Highlight with a 1:2 mix of VGC Hexed Lichen and VMC Light Grey
Step Four – Highlight with VMC Light Grey

Completing the Nasier Infantry

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All that remained was to finish off the details (gold, wrappings, weapon hafts, etc) and complete the base of the models. For these bases I simply used PVA glue and sand to fill the base, then added a couple of small rocks and some tufts of grass from The Army Painter.

The Colors of Arikania – Goritsi

Colors of Arikania is an irregular series of articles designed to help you get your Wrath Of Kings miniatures painted quickly and well and boost the look of your forces on the tabletop. We’ll start to covering the three key colors associated with each Faction.

House Goritsi – Skorza & Wardancer – painted by Dave Taylor

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For House Goritsi, we determined that the three main colors for our basic force would be:

• Grey – primarily for the skin/fur of the Skorza warriors.
• Polished Steel – the Goritsi take a lot of pride in keeping their killing blades clean and sharp.
• Purple – A deep, rich purple is often associated with nobility and dark horrors, perfect for the Vampiric warriors of House Goritsi

To help understand where the highlights and shadows would fall on the models, I first primed them all over with a black primer. Once that was dry, I sprayed the models with a white primer from a raised angle (about 30 degrees) to create shaded areas on the model.

Throughout this article we’ll refer to various paint colors from both the Vallejo and Army Painter ranges. These are typically available from your FLGS, or through our webstore. You’ll be able to recognize these by the prefix we use: VMC – Vallejo Model Color, VGC – Vallejo Game Color, VMA – Vallejo Model Air, AP – Army Painter.

Skorza Fur

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Step One – Wash with a thinned VMC Basalt Grey
Step Two – Wash with AP Strong Tone
Step Three – Highlight with VMC Basalt Grey
Step Four – Highlight with VMC Light Grey

Weapons and Armor

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Step One – Paint all the areas that aren’t fur with VMC Black then basecoat the metal with AP Gun Metal
Step Two – Wash with a thinned 1:1 mix of AP Dark Tone and AP Blue Tone
Step Three – Highlight with AP Gun Metal
Step Four – Highlight with VMA Aluminium

Wardancer Purple

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Step One – I gave the model a zenithal prime, like the Skorza Skirmisher
Step Two – Basecoat with VGC Hexed Lichen
Step Three – Highlight with a 2:1 mix of VGC Hexed Lichen and VMC Pale Sand
Step Four – Shade with thinned AP Dark Tone

Completing the Goritsi Infantry

 

All that remained was to finish off the details (gold, wrappings, weapon hafts, etc) and complete the base of the models. These bases are from the Planking sets from the Micro Arts Base System.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Neritic Horror Sneak Peek

Welcome, Arikanians, to another Wrath of Kings Sneak Peek. This week the Neritic Horror emerges for House Hadross. Comprised of an entire living ecosystem, magically empowered by the Deep Voices, the Neritic Horror reigns destruction on the enemies of Hadross. Its terrible presence weakening the resolve of both Troops and Leaders alike! Stare upon its terrible visage:
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Honor and Treachery: Battle of Ravenwood Two-Player Starter Set Now Available

Wrath of Kings was introduced to the tabletop gaming world in early 2015. The game has steadily grown to become a major competitor in the table top wargaming market, featuring 5 different factions for players to choose from. Today, we introduce players to the new Honor and Treachery: Battle of Ravenwood Two Player Starter Box.
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Shell Cracker Sneak Peek

Welcome back, citizens of Arikania, to another Wrath of Kings Sneak Peek. We haven’t had a new model to show off in the past few weeks, but we think this one will make up for it! Meet House Hadross’ Shell Crackers. These devastating units combine crushing might with impenetrable toughness.
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Arkazan Greatwing Preview

In Wrath of Kings, Resilience can very much mean the difference between keeping a figure on the field and having them taken off as a casualty. Sure, there are your wounds backing you up, but if you’ve got a good Resilience score, you might never have to worry about taking a wound. Well, in any good arms race, if there’s a good defense, there’s going to be an offense created to try and crack it. That’s where the Arkazan Greatwing comes in. It’s also what we get a preview of today. Read more »

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Wrath of Kings’ Honor and Treachery 2-Player Starter Announced

The Honor and Treachery: Battle for Ravenwood 2-Player Starter Box includes models for the Goritsi and Naiser factions, a quick start rule set, terrain templates, and unit cards. This box was designed as an inexpensive way for two players to begin playing Wrath of Kings, learn the rules, and start building their own forces.

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The Wrath of Kings: Honor and Treachery 2-Player Starter Box is set to release March 12th 2016 and will retail for $59.99.

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Wrath of Kings Sneak Peek: Pack Master Kozakar

The Wrath of Kings Sneak Peeks continue with a look at the new Pack Master Kozakar for House Goritsi. Kozakar is a skilled huntsman, usually deploying far in advance of allied forces. Utilizing his unique tracking and pathfinding skills, he can lead other Goritsi units across the battlefield further and faster than they ever could alone. Pack Master Kozakar is an imposing presence on the battlefield, as you can see from his art and figure on an 80mm base, which includes his three pets.


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Gorbal The Rampager Previewed

So people have asked, “Just what does the future hold for Wrath of Kings”?

Horrific monsters. Lots and lots of horrific monsters!

We’ll be previewing more upcoming items from our new wave of releases as time goes on, including sculpts, cards, and stories. Note that everything is subject to change, so go a head and tell us what you think!

So, our first preview to showcase: GORBAL THE RAMPAGER!