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Click on the image above to go through to the April Releases Intro Video from CMON’s Miniatures Brand Manager, Bryan Steele.
It’s that time again, we can finally unleash the New Releases for April. Our apologies for the delay on getting these to you, but our recent warehouse move impacted quite a few things along the way. Check out the Executioners and the Shadow-veils in our webstore by clicking on their names in the descriptions below AND scroll down for the Nasier vs Shael Han Battle Report!
Hailing from the Moonclave sept from the far northern parts of Telloria, the Executioners are masters of finishing off foes already wounded by others on their army. Armed with hooked chains for dragging in their victims, the Executioners polish them off with massive cleavers just perfect for removing heads.
Box contains: two (2) Moonclave Executioner models, two (2) 50mm bases, and one (1) Wrath of Kings unit card.
The Sarvoth Shadow-Veil masks, made by the Sarvoth temple in Qel Sallum, are relatively new and quite rare. Despite this rarity, they have been hailed for the incredibly high success rate for bonding with applicants. The masks not only strengthen the warriors and improve their stamina, but they also confer the ability to cast minor illusions, such as distractions that allow the Shadow-Veils to step away from engagements and strike for other angles.
Box contains: two (2) Sarvoth Shadow-Veil models, two (2) 40mm bases, and one (1) Wrath of Kings unit card.
We are proud to present our first Wrath of Kings battle report in quite a while! Bryan and Dave throw down with some Celestial Host against Pelegarth action in this (somewhat lengthy) game. Click on the image below to check it out.
Originally we had hoped to unleash our April releases last Friday, but with the warehouse move finally settling down, and various changes at our new facility being ironed out, we felt it would be better to wait another week.
So, here you go. This Friday we’ll be releasing the Goritsi Moonclave Executioners (above – $30 a box) and the Nasier Sarvoth Shadow-veils (below – $15 a box). We’ll also have a new Wrath of Kings battle report that pits House Nasier (run by Dave Taylor) against House Shael Han (run by Bryan Steele). We hope you enjoy it.
In the coming months we have something for the other Houses, including possibly our all-time favorites, the Union Bombardiers!
Keep an eye out on Friday for the release details and links etc. Until then, happy gaming!
With CMON Expo just a month away, we wanted to show you something that those attending will get to play on if they choose to join in the Battle of Ravenwood feature game. We first tested this special scenario (designed by Bobby Limoyggio) out at AdeptiCon on a mat with various terrain features like buildings and woods, but at CMON expo, you’ll get to play on the awesome table designed by Rob Hawkins (check out his wonderful blog HERE). Rob used a variety of pieces to accomplish this build, including some of the Ruins of Daldorr castle sections from our friends at 4Ground, and gravestones from Rob’s own range of gothic terrain pieces.
The table represents a slice of Telloria, home of House Goritsi. The forces of House Nasier have landed on the north coast of Telloria and are pushing inland. They are stopped outside a ruined castle by a combined force of werewolves, vampires, and hired swords. We are very excited to see how the game plays out on this brand new surface!
Additionally, Dave Taylor has been rounding out some of the Goritsi forces for the battle, including adding Duke Anton here.
Over the weekend of March 23-26, we were rushed off our feet at AdeptiCon (in Schaumburg, Illinois). There was so much going on, and our booth was incredibly busy the entire time. Lots of people excited to expand their existing forces, and many more finding out about Wrath of Kings for the vey first time. The most popular boxed set was obviously the Celestial Host, not many could resist the lure of two huge elephant models.
Anyway, as well as the busy booth, we also had several events running for Wrath of Kings. We ran two “Build & Plays”, where people new to the game can purchase a Faction Starter Set, sit down with other people new to the game and assemble their models and the play some games in a friendly, learning environment. These events were both filled with enthusiastic gamers!
We also ran two Skirmish-level tournaments, and had over 16 players in each. Above are some photos courtesy of Barrett Brooks. He had a lot of fun with his Hadross force, and will be the team lead for Wrath of Kings later this year at the NOVA Open event!
And finally, we had a great event game, the first of it’s kind that we have messed around with, written and run by Wrath of Kings veteran Bobby Limmoggio – The Battle of Ravenwood. Two veterans and two new players teamed up to play in this big clash of arms. House Nasier and House Goritsi fought it out and in the end, Nasier won the day by the narrowest of margins. Thanks to Bobby for organizing the game, Chris Weinstein fore the use of some of his Goritsi models, and to Bobby again for these photos.
We would like to give our thanks to everyone who played in our events, or even just stopped by the booth over the weekend. We are very grateful for your support, and look forward to more wonderful Wrath of Kings over the next year!
We are VERY excited to be able to announce that we now have a UK distributor again!
As of yesterday afternoon we completed a deal with DiaCash UK to start to bring Wrath of Kings back into the UK. Obviously this doesn’t mean that the latest products will start appearing on the walls of your local gaming stores by the weekend, and there’ll be a process to go through to get to that stage, but this is the first and biggest hurdle to overcome.
So, if you live in the UK and would like see Wrath of Kings product carried by your local gaming store, then have them contact Paul Scott of DiaCash UK at [email protected]
We are looking forward to working with DiaCash again, and putting together a bundle support for the UK Nationals coming up at the end of May!
The Wrath of Kings team
We are very excited to present the latest in Wrath of Kings greatness – the March releases! You can find them in the coolminiornot.com webstore by clicking on their titles in this post.
WOK02011 Hadross Neritic Horrors (2) – $35.00
The so-called ‘Neritic Horror’ is best described as a carnivorous, ambulatory, coral reef. Indeed, the ‘creature’ isn’t a single entity, but rather a microcosm consisting of hundreds and hundreds of living and growing corals. Not only is the shambling collection of corals razor sharp at all extremities, it can let out a screech to stun weak-minded foes and cripple those of stronger mental fortitude.
Boxed set contains: two (2) Neritic Horror models, two (2) 80mm base, and one (1) Wrath of Kings unit card.
For centuries the leaders of Shael Han have worked in concert with the many elemental forces flowing through Achrion. The Celestial Host are the ultimate manifestation of the agreements that have been struck, powerful Celestial spirits given corporeal form. From Monkey to Bear, from Snake to Elephant, there is a Celestial warrior for almost any task.
Boxed set contains: one (1) Avatar of the Monkey model, two (2) Avatar of the Serpent models, two (2) Avatar of the Bear models, two (2) Avatar of the Elephant models, one (1) 30mm base, four (4) 40mm bases, two (2) 50mm bases, and four (4) Wrath of Kings unit cards.
The New Releases continue for Wrath of Kings with these two excellent units – the Neritic Horrors for House Hadross (above) and the much-anticipated Celestial Host for House Shael Han (below). To hear a little bit more about these models, set to be released this coming Friday (March 10) you can check out this promo video from Bryan Steele!
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 by covering the key colors associated with each Faction.
For House Shael Han, we determined that the three main colors for our basic force would be:
• Pale Flesh – The very pale flesh color of the Wrath is important to capture.
• Red – Red is a very vibrant color that appears on many Shael Han models.
• Gold – A perfect compliment to the red and black found on many models.
As the Shael Han models were awaiting a lot of light and bright colors, I decided on a black spray primer first, followed by a white primer sprayed from above.
Throughout this article we’ll refer to various paint colors. For this article they are all from the Army Painter range of colors, as noted by the prefix AP.
Step One – Basecoat Wrath’s skin with AP Barbarian Flesh.
Step Two – Highlight with a 1:2 mix of AP Barbarian Flesh and AP Brainmatter Beige
Step Three – Highlight with a 1:1 mix of AP Brainmatter Beige and AP Matt White
Step One – Basecoat the pants with AP Dragon Red.
Step Two – Shade with the AP Strong Tone.
Step Three – Highlight with AP Pure Red (this may require two or three thin coats).
Step One – Basecoat the cloth with AP Greedy Gold
Step Two – Shade with a AP Strong Tone
Step Three – Highlight with a 2:1 mix of AP Greedy Gold and AP Plate Mail Metal
All that remained was to finish off the details (accessories, weapons, uniforms etc) and complete the base of the models. For these bases I simply used the Tau Ceti bases from the Micro Arts Studios range, found HERE.
We have another two boxed sets for the factions of Arikania releasing today – the Character Box 3 for Nasier, and the Butchers box for Teknes.
It is important to note that if you would like your local store to stock Wrath of Kings (or they already do and you want to buy these releases direct from them), and they are in the U.S./Canada, please have them contact our Sales guy, John Smith, via email – [email protected]. John will be able to get them sorted. For our UK and European fans, we are still working hard to get a UK distributor. We suggest you get your local store to contact their favorite UK-based distributor so that we can show these guys that there is a growing demand in your part of the world!
New leadership in House Nasier’s battlefields come in two opposing styles. Flying in from above is the nightmare monster Kor Kallum, Greatwing Prototype, who razes the enemy with sword and flame. Skulking in the darkness is the precision killer Vallenya Rhabar, The Shadow’s Step, whose magic claw and sword bring fast death to her enemies.
Boxed set contains: one (1) Kor Kallum model, one (1) Vallenya Rhabar model, one (1) 80mm base, one (1) 30mm base, and two (2) Wrath of Kings unit cards.
Infusing a deeper sense of rage and bloodlust in the most depraved of House Teknes’ veteran pig-men, the Union Butchers are devoted soldiers that thirst for the pain and deaths by way of their flesh-rending, bone- splintering cleaver-blades.
Boxed set contains: two (2) Teknes Butcher models, two (2) 40mm base, and one (1) Wrath of Kings unit card.
We have a lot to go over in this update! we’ll try to keep it snappy : )
In the photo above you can see the very cool releases we have hitting the webstore this Friday (February 3rd)! The Specialist Characters for Nasier – Kor Kallum and Vallenya Rhabar, plus the brutal Specialists for Teknes, the Butchers
It is important to note that if you would like your local store to stock Wrath of Kings (or they already do and you want to buy these releases direct from them), and you are in the U.S., please have your store contact our Sales guy, John Smith, via email – [email protected]. John will be able to get them sorted. For our UK and European fans, we are still working hard to get a UK distributor. We suggest you get your local store to contact their favorite UK-based distributor so that we can show these guys that there is a growing demand in your part of the world!
More details for the releases on Friday!
Badges have gone on sale for GenCon 50. We will be returning to Indianapolis this year with an increased slate of events. Those events are currently being planned and will be submitted to the GenCon team very soon.
Speaking of events, we want to make sure you know that the registration for the NOVA Open begins TONIGHT (February 1st) at 7pm EST. We have two great event leads for Dark Age and Wrath of Kings who have already made sure all the details for the events they’ll be running are up on the site, along with primer details to answer all your questions. Such and incredible improvement on last year, so thank you Daria Winter and Barrett Brooks! You can register HERE for the NOVA Open (after 7pm tonight, of course).
And finally, we have the LVO. We aren’t running any tournaments at this weekend’s event, but rather we are attending to get a feel for it and to expose hundreds of curious minds to the dark world of Samaria. If you are at the show, please swing by the CoolMiniOrNot booth in the vendor area and we’ll chat about all sorts of things!
So, until Friday, take care Samaritans, and have fun!