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Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/09/22 12:01:04


Post by: Davidian


With little over a month until Conquest is revealed at Speil Essen games expo, I've been digging to find out more about this interesting new kid on the block....




https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1776012342709583&ref=content_filter

http://www.para-bellum.com/


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/09/22 15:16:10


Post by: ImAGeek


The art and renders are certainly interesting. Like you say in the video, got a Rackham feel, with some Geiger in there. Creepy.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/09/22 18:06:34


Post by: Davidian


That's what's really got my interest. I'd love to paint them up. If I was a betting man, I'd put money on them being 35mm scale like wildwest exodus


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/09/25 01:01:28


Post by: Ernster


Very interesting. The concept is ...well, interesting. 35mm would be my guess as well. it appears the archers are a small squad. 54mm would be too large. Perhaps 32mm?


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/09/25 08:31:01


Post by: Davidian


Yeah, I reckon 32 or 35 seem likeliest. 35 works really well for wold West exodus and it's odd how much that little. Difference opens up in terms of painting potential.

Hopefully we'll get a new reveal this week. There is a painted archer being hidden somewhere


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Just in!

Alessio Calvatore is conformed as the rules guru behind Conquest! With his portfolio it's difficult not to get excited about it!

Gone are deployments and turns instead a new Command Stack mechanic where players preditermine what order their troops will activate coupled with an escalation system that gives true rolls to light, medium and heavy troops. Not only that... The Fog of War is set to be a real thing in game terms!

I was already exited by the prosepect of a complex and mature setting. I'm a mature gamer and sometimes I've found myself looking for something without the token comic relief that's become the norm!










Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/09/28 23:15:36


Post by: Pacific


 ImAGeek wrote:
The art and renders are certainly interesting. Like you say in the video, got a Rackham feel, with some Geiger in there. Creepy.


Definitely see what you mean about the Gieger/organic feel to the miniatures.

Nice to see something coming along that is so distinctive in its styling, and love the look of some of the artwork.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/09/29 00:16:45


Post by: RiTides


Thanks for updating us on this, Davidian! I've looked over the thread a few times and am still not sure what to make of things - it has potential, hopefully the execution will match.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/09/29 07:44:41


Post by: Davidian


I think the main reveal at spiel Essen will be the proof in the pudding.

PB will be doing regular updates (2 a week roughly so far) until then on their Facebook page.

They're sending me a pair of archers and a brute to paint up so I'll do a full review video on the minis when I get them


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/09/29 16:09:50


Post by: Gallahad


The models shown so far don't do anything for me, but the mechanics sound very interesting. Hopefully the other factions spark my interest more.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/09/30 07:30:51


Post by: Davidian


Just need to say quickly, I needed to remove the post of a studio Spire paint WIP by request of PB. They want to wait for the finished thing to release themselves (understandable) but please bear in mind that the purple and red spires that we see above are not the offical studio schemes and the proper ones really do reflect the artwork

On the upside, they did say they would send me a few models to paint and share with you lovely people

Well the next faction revealed is one we've seen a few pictures of so far. (Nords and Dweghom also conformed for release with more as the game matures).

The Hundred Kindoms. Twice in it's existence, the kingdoms were united but the throne sits empty amongst squabbling, treatery and war.

Within this little snipped we can already see The Imperial Court, The Orders (many of by the looks of it) and The Faith.

Hopefully we'll see some minis in the next reveal...





As ever, if you want to stay up to date and follow this project through to retail (it is not being kickstarted btw... just straight to retail) follow them on facebook here...

https://www.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames/


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/09/30 07:43:14


Post by: Carlovonsexron


Is is the faction I wanna see minis for?


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/06 18:51:07


Post by: Pacific


Something of interest, reference from Beasts of War http://www.beastsofwar.com/warcradle-studios/exclusive-roberto-cirillo-joins/

Apparently artist that designed the Tau for GW, miniatures for Hordes/Warmachine and also Wild West Exodus. That's some CV! (Personally.. I like the style of every thing on that list below, which bodes well!)


Some exclusive news out of Warcradle Studios today as they announce that Roberto Cirillo is joining their team as Studio Art Director.

Roberto

“Since I can remember being able to hold a pen or pencil over a blank piece of paper, not a single day has virtually ever gone past where I did not draw whatever my imagination relentlessly and selflessly has thrown at me, no
matter how monstrous or weird!

Japanese Anime and American superheroes comic art have constantly played a tutor role in my life as an artist but what truly fuelled my brain cells more than anything else has always come from the original Godzilla movies
and later with the art of H. R. Giger (I Loved his style paintings and Aliens!)

I thrived from ‘creating’ of things on paper – I would spend hours every day drawing and ’inventing’ laser guns, massive spaceships and Gundam-like robots with more engines than there were rivets to hold them and to a point that I would even visually try to explain how it all would actually work.

Crazy for some, I know, but for me, that was (and still is in many ways) my doorway to enter a parallel reality which is host to my imagination and that in turn makes the artist I am.

My professional career started back in late 1992 when I was hired by Core Design as an in-game pixel artist. What better place than a video game to ‘materialize’ and put into play all those crazy ideas that otherwise would have been simply gone to waste.

I eventually moved from 2D to 3D in-game graphics (mostly in-game 3D character modelling, texturing and animation) as lead artist on a number of original titles for platforms like Sega Saturn, Play Station and PC.

After 12 years of working in the video game industry as lead artist, I began developing a deep love and an attraction towards sci-fi and fantasy tabletop miniature games especially Intrigued by the high level of detail
achieved on such small ‘figures’.

In 2004 I joined the Games Workshop Studio Design team as a Conceptual Artist. Projects I have been involved with at GW include: Tyranids, Orks, Tau Empire, Cities of Death, Vostroyans, Elves, Lord of the Rings and many
more.

At the beginning of 2007 after parting ways with GW I decided to embark on a freelance career which gave me the opportunity to get involved and collaborate on an even greater and more diversified number of very exciting projects and in some cases, I’ve had the chance and the privilege of being the main creative mind in charge of determining the first look and feel of new IPs.

Some of the key projects I most influentially (and heavily) have been involved with include Dread Ball and Deadzone for Mantic; Hordes and Warmachine for Privateer Press; Relic Knights for Ninja Divison and of course Wild West Exodus for Warcradle Studios.”

The rich knowledge Roberto is able to bring to the team is going to be interesting and it will be fun to see how it develops with Warcradle over the coming months.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/06 21:47:38


Post by: Davidian


oh wow, thanks Pacific. That's really interesting.





I've got my hands on some resin prototypes that were going spare (the production mini's are going to be plastic) to paint up for Para Bellum.

Really really nice in the flesh. There are some really delicate details in places. Can't wait to get started. I've taken my pallet from soe of the artwork

The archers stand 48mm tall to their heads. The brute is enormous standing on a 53mm base. I assume these are 35mm scale. They are pre production resins though so could still be downscaled for th ereal thing(?)



Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/06 23:14:17


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


First saw those archers on Facebook.

Multi- limbed humanoids always catch my interest.

Will be watching most certainly.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/06 23:51:55


Post by: Gallahad


Hmmm... Those resins do not look very good with a lot of shallow details and melty edges. Ratcheting down my excitement level.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/07 07:30:07


Post by: Davidian


The edges aren't melty, its just white light on white resin. I'm sure it will look clearer on pictures once it's primed.

Curious what you mean by shallow detail? Is there a reason to make I think deeper?


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/07 08:48:08


Post by: Pacific


We've seen this kind of problem before with photos of white resin. I would definitely wait for some better, studio-type photos before reaching a conclusion.

Certainly think the aesthetic is something a bit different, which is the important point for me at the moment.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/07 19:17:24


Post by: Davidian


I've got some HD pictures with them primed grey here;

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/741482.page#9638174

You can see that if there is a soft edge, it's intentional. Where the detail is deep, it's appropriate and where its shallow, it's delicate and precise.

I'm very satisfied with the early prototypes and can't wait to get my brushes on them


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/08 04:48:11


Post by: Gallahad


 Davidian wrote:
I've got some HD pictures with them primed grey here;

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/741482.page#9638174

You can see that if there is a soft edge, it's intentional. Where the detail is deep, it's appropriate and where its shallow, it's delicate and precise.

I'm very satisfied with the early prototypes and can't wait to get my brushes on them


Thank you for those pictures Davidian. They grey does look better than the white.

That being said, they still look difficult to paint for those of moderate skill (like myself) with details that are not well defined, and ill suited to washes and dry-brushing. They seem to suffer from many of the same problems that 3D sculpts do: Details that look fine on the monitor are too shallow in scale. An example is the weaving/stuff on the back of the over the shoulder tabard/clothe of the 3 arm archer, the details are too shallow to take a wash effectively, and it looks like an area that will be difficult to paint.

I only raise these items in the hope that the new 3D sculptor guy will be able to deepen the details and better understands the scale detail issue before mass production.

I am open to the idea that my concerns are just based off of the photography/color effect, but every time someone claims "they are better in person, really!" I have ended up disappointed.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/08 07:27:06


Post by: Davidian


That's okay man. I know what you mean. The "shallow" bits on the shoulder throw are definitely like that by design. They are clearly intended to be very delicate and yes, that will make it difficult to paint for some. I'll put that in my next feedback message. Though the red armoured images that the studio showed were block painted, washed and dry brushed to demo what a quick paint job would look like here;



Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/09 21:27:48


Post by: Davidian


Damn... I better up my game on mine XD



Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/10 07:12:32


Post by: Pacific


Definitely got a real Clive Barker's Nightcrawlers/monsters type of look to it.

In between this and the three-armed archers it's certainly distinctive!


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/14 21:55:39


Post by: Davidian




More top artwork for The Hundred Kingdoms and the promise of more to come shortly along with a run down of what to expect from the reveal at Essen Spiel

https://www.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames/



Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/15 12:08:21


Post by: Pacific


that's some lovely artwork again

Please keep the posts up Davidan, Good to see all of this stuff!


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/15 12:20:57


Post by: Elbows


Interesting aesthetic. A 35mm scale for me would kill it dead, but I'm liking the look of the human faction so far.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/15 14:44:05


Post by: Davidian


No probs

That's a pitty Elbow. I've got some spire minis now and they're lovely but they do appear to be 35mm scale (maybe 32 using my mk1 eyeball).

Why is that a turnoff? I assume it's more a cross compatibility thing. It's nice to use fantasy stuff across multiple games... I do with kow, 9th Age and Mordheim etc.

Having painted some WWEx minis I've come to appreciate 35 it works well for skirmish... I just wish I knew if this was a skirmish game or not yet -_-


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/15 20:03:33


Post by: Pacific


I sometimes wonder if manufacturers would be better off saying 'the same as your other common wargaming minis'when they talk about scale. Saying they are more than 28mm seems to make it sound like they are some massive scale, when in actual fact you can bet these will line up eyeball to eyeball with AoS minis and the like.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/15 21:54:50


Post by: Iron_Captain


Looks very interesting. I am loving the aesthetic so far.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/20 09:36:52


Post by: Davidian


A little late but not forgotten some of you followinfg the facebook page will already have seen these but for those who haven't...

Para Bellum have been hard at it getting enough models painted to demo the game at Essen Spiel next weekend... which also gives us a glimpse at the unit coherancy.

With the minis being closer to 32/5mm scale, this has the postential to have that big game feel without the high mini investement ??

Men at arms -




Spire brutes and.... CLONE SPEARMEN? :O




Lots of anticipation for Essen next weekend!

In the meantime, I've been given the opportunity to paint up my samples



Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/20 16:21:39


Post by: Gallahad


Ooh, I like those men at arms alot! Thank you for posting Davidian, and your flesh tones turned out very nice!

It is interesting that they choose to have the main colors of both factions be white and red for their launch minis. From a distance, they will look pretty samey. Also very interesting to see them multi based. Can't wait to hear back reports from Essen.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/20 16:30:34


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Every time I see those archers and that brute I'm surprised nobody went and gave them that pallid skin look that the Dirz guys all had.

Looking forward to hearing about some demos next weekend!


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/20 19:12:39


Post by: Davidian


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Every time I see those archers and that brute I'm surprised nobody went and gave them that pallid skin look that the Dirz guys all had.


You know I had an extensive Alchemists of Dirz collection back in the day, the whole biomancy vibe is what immediately grabbed my attention b


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/21 07:49:26


Post by: Davidian


So more news just in... And some images to follow...

As ever, you can join the infotrain on ParaBellumWarGames Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames

The game is designed for play on a 4x4" board and give the mass war feel with far fewer physical minis than conventional mass wargames have come to expect.

Whilst on round bases, multibase movement trays are incorporated to improve in game admin yet models are removed individually to indicate casualties.

Units enter play dependant on their level. Low level skirmishes take place early on to establish the front lines where reinforcements get to deploy from almost any table edge using the Offside mechanic where pushing the enemy line further your reinforcements to deploy closer to the lines ending in much grander clashes as the game escalates.

By all accounts, I was excited for this game for other reasons... Now my interest has been peaked again. These sound d like some really innovative additions to give the game that mass war feel with a lower investment. Discussion has also hinted towards the game scaling down well so that units can be used with only one or two bases for small scale battles... Have some eyecandy





The Spire Abomination... Oh my!



Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/21 08:41:42


Post by: Carlovonsexron


Big fan of the men at arms, but the spire stuff doesnt appeal to me much. Im hopeful that a third faction a bit less. Gw chaos meets kingdom death pops up.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/21 09:37:19


Post by: Davidian


Ah, well four factions are planned for initial release, the Spire, The Hundred Kingdoms (where the man at arms slot in), the Nords (self explanatory I think) and the Dweghom... Something mentioned about dragons blood but again, being awfully cryptic about this last faction. Also, more factions planned as a second/third wave to introduce different styles of play.

So there might be more than one that interests you, if not now, in the future maybe


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/21 13:04:12


Post by: RiTides


Those men at arms look interesting, but the spearmen... are they completely unposeable? I see what you mean by "clone"!


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/21 19:17:18


Post by: Pacific


That spire abomination thing looks pretty mental!

Wonder what material it's going to be made out of?


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/21 21:25:55


Post by: Alpharius


Getting a very good (as mentioned earlier) Confrontation Dirz vibe from the Spire - very nice!


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/26 21:49:39


Post by: Davidian


fantastic interview and a concise demo. No fething around ;D




Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/27 05:40:23


Post by: Gallahad


Wasn't able to finish the whole video, but like what I saw a lot! The Para Bellum guy said they won't be doing a Kickstarter and that the miniatures we be plastic and on sprues (which I interpret as HIPS plastic)! If that doesn't get people to pay attention I don't know what will. Also there were human guys with big two handed swords and knights.

The mechanics also looked interesting: You use a deck of cards that you order to control which of your units activate when, the game begins with an empty board with light units showing up first, followed by medium then the heavies as the game progresses. Morale failures cause causulties rather than whole units turning tail.

The big spire abomination looks awesome.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/27 07:01:28


Post by: Davidian


You nailed it mate. They will be in hard plastic.

Also, if units loose heavy casualties, they become broken, where RALLY becomes a mandatory first action.

Stanrs are in terms of class, a class 3 marksman rolls to hit on a 1,2 or three so like gates of Antares, it's high stat low roll.

Aces (rolls of one) occasionally trigger special rules eg. Spread archers generate additional hits (multi limbed)


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/27 09:49:19


Post by: Vertrucio


This is looking really good, anyone know if some kind of Undead or swarming army is going to show up in this game soon?

I miss having a WHFB undead army and I really like what this game is trying to do for 28mm mass battles (by making them less massive).


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/27 11:37:34


Post by: Davidian


The 4 planned factions for release are the spire and hundred Kingdoms in the demo. Nords and the ancient Dweghom (absolutely no idea about them).

But that is just for starters. There will be further waves of factions for release.

I'll ask for you mate.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/29 07:30:14


Post by: Gallahad


I finished watching the video. The mechanic if being able to bring in your reinforcements up to the distance on the board you control is brilliant. The rules sound great.

Davidian, any chance we can get a scale shot of the spire dudes you have on hand? I want to understand what 35mm means in context of the other fantasy miniatures I own.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/29 19:44:17


Post by: Davidian


I have a few that might give you an idea.

Thr brute drones are massive even by infantry standard, the archers are 45mm tall..

I'm not at home atm but the best I can do are these atm... you might be able to get an idea. I have to say, th esizer of them makes them so easy to paint but the infantry are no bigger than say, a priamris space marine.





and then theres this guy :O



He's been made just for tournament trophies. With a game this fast and tactical, it should lend well to comp play too


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/10/30 19:53:21


Post by: Theophony


That’s just a 3up isn’t it? With arms positioned slightly different from the smaller model.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/01 00:44:45


Post by: Davidian


Yes it does appear to be a 3 up but the guys at Para Bellum have told me that they have made 3ups for the purpose of tournament trophies


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/01 22:12:13


Post by: Davidian


A Pheromancer found lurking at Essen :O




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Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/02 20:07:29


Post by: Iron_Captain


This game is looking really cool... Both miniatures and what little background I have seen so far look really intriguing. Does anyone know when it will be released?


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/03 02:54:28


Post by: Davidian


Nothing yet but I'll keep pestering my contact


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/03 20:48:56


Post by: Davidian


Here comes the studio...





Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/03 21:44:34


Post by: jorny


The hundred kingdom guys look interesting. IT requieres a LOT of guts to go in for a mass battle game instead of just the standard route of a kickstarter boardgame with a gazillion pvc monsters.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/04 11:30:52


Post by: Davidian


Currently release forecast is Q1 2018

And they will all be hard plastic sprue too

I know it fits the description of mass battle but with big models and a 4x4" field of battle, you won't have to invest in the vast amount of models that has become the status quo in recent years.

The biggest units you'll be likely to field will be 6 stands of infantry (24 models).



Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/04 13:20:04


Post by: Pacific


Those are some really beautifully painted minis!

The bone-archer is very cool, assume you would have a higher rate of fire with the three arms!


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/04 14:26:07


Post by: Davidian


Ah, well the Spire Clone archers are Rank 3 marksmen.
Obviously elite shootists from the fluff

What this means, is that with each ranged attack they make, they succeed to hit with each D6 roll of a 1(Ace), 2 or 3.

They also have a special rule for their multiple limbs allowing them to knock and loose arrows simultaneously

With each roll of an Ace to hit, they generate an additional hit

So yes, three arms helps


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/04 17:16:37


Post by: anab0lic


Hmm my interest for this game is slowly increasing.

One thing that might make things a little awkward for me though is my gaming table is exactly 4x4 and the mass units deploying from offboard thing could make things somewhat cumbersome.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/04 18:11:52


Post by: Davidian


Well fear not then dude! Because this game is specifically designed to be played on a 4x4" board!


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/07 22:51:04


Post by: Shrapnelsmile


How I wish a solid rank and file rule set would come out with accompanying minis as lovely as these that was in 15mm scale.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/08 01:58:51


Post by: Carlovonsexron


@Shrapnel- Im sure touve seen it already, but the 15mm minis in the tale of legends kick starter are looking fantastic...


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/10 23:10:11


Post by: Davidian


The Brute Drones can't be controlled through simple orders. Their minds are lost to rage. Instead, The Spire rely on manipulating the most base instincts....

Enter, The Pheromancers:







Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/18 09:23:18


Post by: Davidian


As Conquest gets closer....

The abomination is confirmed as part of the core set....
Abomination. Core. set. :O

I'm so pleased right now





Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/18 16:02:53


Post by: Shrapnelsmile


Carlovonsexron wrote:
@Shrapnel- Im sure touve seen it already, but the 15mm minis in the tale of legends kick starter are looking fantastic...


Indeed I did, thank you for the heads up. I'm not much into board game style tabletop, however. I like free-measure the most. We tinker with 15mm systems like Hordes of the Things, but I really like what I'm seeing here. The american market, however, is resistant to 15 mm and most at our local stores buy 28mm rule sets predominantly.

With only a 4' x 4' board, I wish Para Bellum had taken a different scale approach. These sculpts, however, are fantastic tin my eyes and I may still give it a go. Truly lovely work. We'll see who's interested within my group.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/18 17:40:03


Post by: Carlovonsexron


@Shrapnelsmile: Indeed- I don't know why the US is so resistant to it, but you're totally right. I'm hoping that ToL can help change that with good looking minis. That's what Im hoping to do in Taipei once I get my hands on the minis. (Note: I'm from the US, came out to Taiwan to live and work)

Another thing to note is that Ill probably magnetize the bottoms of the bases so I can use the minis with multiple systems. The board game style of ToL intrigues me, but I also want to try DBx and HoTT style games.



Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/20 21:19:16


Post by: Shrapnelsmile


Carlovonsexron wrote:
@Shrapnelsmile: Indeed- I don't know why the US is so resistant to it, but you're totally right. I'm hoping that ToL can help change that with good looking minis. That's what Im hoping to do in Taipei once I get my hands on the minis. (Note: I'm from the US, came out to Taiwan to live and work)

Another thing to note is that Ill probably magnetize the bottoms of the bases so I can use the minis with multiple systems. The board game style of ToL intrigues me, but I also want to try DBx and HoTT style games.



Thankfully the 15 mm disinterest is starting to shift slowly -- especially among older gamers here. I just played HoTT recently and it was a blast. Since you don't need many figs, I would love to use some of these Conquest minis in HoTT or Kings of War. I do wish Para Bellum all the success they deserve. These are finely crafted models.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/20 21:21:41


Post by: Llamahead


Dunno whether it's American so much as Sci-fi/Fantasy most models are still brought with a vague idea to combine with GW which makes 28mm by far the most popular scale.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/28 07:15:38


Post by: Davidian


I really don't beleive that "combining with GW" has anything to do with it at all these days. Probably once upon a time, yes but They are irrelevant to games designers now and 28mm was always popular even before GWs earlier dominance.

All that aside... WITH STEEL AND BLOOD!










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Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/30 12:50:32


Post by: Davidian


This is the confirmed contents of the Conquest starter set

RRP is €80 for 80 MODELS!

Not pictured are the rulebook, unit cards and 2 objective markers





Close up pictures will follow


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/30 13:10:02


Post by: Carlovonsexron


I hope- I am vastly interested in the mounted knights and the hero!


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/30 13:26:20


Post by: Tonhel


Is the plastic HIPS in the same way as GW, Warlord, Perry's, Victrix and etc or is it PVC?


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/30 14:01:42


Post by: Davidian


HIPS, yes


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Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/11/30 18:48:28


Post by: Gallahad


That looks like a great value starter set!


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/02 01:49:45


Post by: Shrapnelsmile


 Davidian wrote:
HIPS, yes


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Great teaser video and I subscribed to your youtube channel.

This is definitely on my radar.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/02 05:26:36


Post by: Baron Klatz


Those kingdom minis are fantastic!!

Round based, great on their own game and scale with my AoS Freeguild armies as well?

Sold!


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/02 15:20:29


Post by: Iron_Captain


That starter set looks like something I am going to buy. I really do not need more miniatures. I have no time to paint them. But I want them...

Is it known if they are monopose or multipose miniatures? If they are multipose I might even get more than one box...


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/02 19:57:57


Post by: Davidian


That aren't posable multiparts like space marines etc. They are relatively simple in construction with all parls compatible with each other. Not sure how many varients there will be on the final sprues.
That was the compromise. Detailed & affordable for relatively simple construction. What I will say about it though. It makes them easy to put together and paint without any fiddly parts and undercuts.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/02 20:11:22


Post by: Gallahad


 Davidian wrote:
That aren't posable multiparts like space marines etc. They are relatively simple in construction with all parls compatible with each other. Not sure how many varients there will be on the final sprues.
That was the compromise. Detailed & affordable for relatively simple construction. What I will say about it though. It makes them easy to put together and paint without any fiddly parts and undercuts.


Are they one piece, or just multi-part single pose like the new GW starters?

Any idea on when we will get to see the bare plastics Davidian? Or what the targeted release date is?

Thanks for all your info.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/02 22:14:23


Post by: Davidian


They are multipart single pose but all the varient parts are compatible. (as mentioned that was the compromise to get 80 models for 80 Euros)

For example, The two spire archers I have, have the same body and left arm. The bow and vanbracer, the armour of the left arm, the heads, the quiver and the right arms are all seperate parts. Of those, the heads, armour and right arm assemblies are different.

so with a 2nd body varient I could make 4 completely different minis by mixig them up...

I havent seen th eplastic sprue yet so cannot coment on how many varients of each component their will be (I'll keep asking though ).

Release date will be 3rd June with the launch co-inciding with the UK Games Expo in Birmingham NEC


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/09 14:48:45


Post by: Davidian


Getting to know The Spire







Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/15 20:39:10


Post by: Davidian


Just astounding now.

And first talk of dragons. I really think they'll have something to do with the Dweghom. One of the 4 factions in the first wave release.







Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/18 15:58:52


Post by: alleus


This looks fantastic! Hard plastic on sprue made me interested for real. I like the Abomination, but I hope it can be posed a little more dynamically. The pose in the pictures/video is a little boring.

In either case, the lore is a good read so far, and the models are looking great! Will definitely keep my eyes open for this one


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/18 21:34:40


Post by: Baron Klatz


Yeah, this is looking amazing all round.

What are the merchant princes, though? I don't think it mentioned them as actual human merchants or something else.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/18 22:37:34


Post by: Davidian


You know I've never noticed talk of The Merchant Princes before. The sound has a very mercenary/free company/privateer ring to it but somethingt with a nobel tone... They aren't one of the 4 planned for initial release (Spire, 100 Kingdoms, Nords, Dweghom) but they may feature in a furture faction

....Rage of Dragons.... that got my attention. Maybe the Dweghom can teach us more :?


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/19 04:08:35


Post by: Baron Klatz


Yeah, the few mentions of them and how they've affected things outside the main focus is very intriguing but with the Spire's mentions it's hard to imagine them as regular people. More info is very welcomed.

Dragon wars sounds awesome, more of that too.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/22 20:38:58


Post by: Davidian


The plot thickens...



Come and +1 for our campaign for a Conquest artbook https://www.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames/posts/1865513873759429







Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/22 21:23:34


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Those are some very interesting concept pieces.

They get something like that in to plastic, I will happily support them!

Dirz will have some stiff competition in the biomechanical department!


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/22 21:29:41


Post by: Baron Klatz


Haha, thought that last picture was her smoking a cigarette for a minute there.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/23 18:50:28


Post by: Sarouan


Hm, this is really impressive. An intriguing background, good miniatures, good material, good price, mass battle rules, Cavatore involved...Looks like the beginning of 2018 will already be harsh to my wallet.

Now I wonder what they will propose for the support of the player community...no matter the game, if you are the only player in your town, it will end in a sad way.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2017/12/23 19:44:33


Post by: rollawaythestone


I like the art and aesthetic. I like the otherworldy horror vibe of the creepy faction, and that big monster gives off a Kingdom Death vibe (which is a good thing IMO).


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/01 16:40:35


Post by: Davidian


HOOOOOMANS!









Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/01 19:50:22


Post by: Baron Klatz


Sweet!

Great background with lots of variety alongside a awesome knight model. Double win!


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/02 21:55:24


Post by: Nova_Impero


I hope we get a look at the other factions that they mentioned.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/02 22:18:27


Post by: Davidian


fingers crossed we'll see simlar fluff pannes for the Nords and Dweghom soon...

...I'm intregued to find out about the latter


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/14 08:29:08


Post by: Davidian


You aren't made to fight for your masters but to die at their convenience.

Life is cheap when you're made to die









And another presentation from Leo at BoW. Lookout for game play and a battle report video soon.




Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 04:18:13


Post by: Nova_Impero


A lot of cool stuff shown in that video. I can't wait to see the Nords.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 08:42:06


Post by: Baron Klatz


So now we know the merchant princes have airship fleets.

They're my biggest interest in this biomancer stuff so far.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 08:47:37


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Ernster wrote:
Very interesting. The concept is ...well, interesting. 35mm would be my guess as well. it appears the archers are a small squad.


35mm is roughly Kingdom Death scale, which looks *great* for true scale minis.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 18:56:03


Post by: Davidian


Spire infiltrators look sick as feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeth As much as I want Nords, the two player set is on my one to by list. It looks like a no-brainer to show it off to my buddies.

but DWEGHOM though! So it turns out that they are Para Bellums imagining of dwarves by the look of the artwork but ofcourse no use of the D word in the Interview..... created by the Dragons to recover the essence of War from deep within Eá so that they may unleash it upon the world.... :O



Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 20:47:24


Post by: Thunderfrog


 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Ernster wrote:
Very interesting. The concept is ...well, interesting. 35mm would be my guess as well. it appears the archers are a small squad.


35mm is roughly Kingdom Death scale, which looks *great* for true scale minis.


Wait,

So is it 15mm or 35mm? I thought a read a bit back people were unhappy with the smaller size?


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 20:55:03


Post by: CthuluIsSpy


 Thunderfrog wrote:
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Ernster wrote:
Very interesting. The concept is ...well, interesting. 35mm would be my guess as well. it appears the archers are a small squad.


35mm is roughly Kingdom Death scale, which looks *great* for true scale minis.


Wait,

So is it 15mm or 35mm? I thought a read a bit back people were unhappy with the smaller size?


Looks way too big to be 15mm. 15mm is Dropzone Commander scale.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 20:58:56


Post by: Davidian


no no, it's 35mm.... which actually isnt far off GW's current fantasy 28mm "heroic" scale.

All infantry models fit comfortably on 25mm round bases for example.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 21:00:20


Post by: Alpharius


 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
 Thunderfrog wrote:
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Ernster wrote:
Very interesting. The concept is ...well, interesting. 35mm would be my guess as well. it appears the archers are a small squad.


35mm is roughly Kingdom Death scale, which looks *great* for true scale minis.


Wait,

So is it 15mm or 35mm? I thought a read a bit back people were unhappy with the smaller size?


Looks way too big to be 15mm. 15mm is Dropzone Commander scale.


I thought Dropzone Commander was 10mm?

But yes, this one is 35mm.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 21:05:22


Post by: CthuluIsSpy


 Alpharius wrote:
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
 Thunderfrog wrote:
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Ernster wrote:
Very interesting. The concept is ...well, interesting. 35mm would be my guess as well. it appears the archers are a small squad.


35mm is roughly Kingdom Death scale, which looks *great* for true scale minis.


Wait,

So is it 15mm or 35mm? I thought a read a bit back people were unhappy with the smaller size?


Looks way too big to be 15mm. 15mm is Dropzone Commander scale.


I thought Dropzone Commander was 10mm?

But yes, this one is 35mm.


huh, so it is. Could have sworn I read it was 15mm. Maybe I was thinking of Epic.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 21:12:20


Post by: Thunderfrog


Haha everyones all confused lol


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 21:15:49


Post by: Alpharius


Yeah, since Epic was 6mm, wasn't it!


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 21:17:28


Post by: CthuluIsSpy


Turns out it was flames of war the whole time


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 21:49:23


Post by: JohnHwangDD


 Thunderfrog wrote:
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Ernster wrote:
Very interesting. The concept is ...well, interesting. 35mm would be my guess as well. it appears the archers are a small squad.


35mm is roughly Kingdom Death scale, which looks *great* for true scale minis.


So is it 15mm or 35mm?


Time of Legends: Joan of Arc is 15mm. This is supposed to be 35mm.

For mass battle, I like the look of 15mm better. Though 10mm is better yet again. A unit of 12 figures just doesn't look right compared to a unit of 50 or 100 or 200.


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 22:00:25


Post by: Davidian


honestly, I just want to paint nice models well, which I can't do a 10 or 15mm 'cause theyre too small and I don't want to paint 100, forget 200 XD

12 to 24 in a warband will suit me just fine


Conquest! The new fantasy wargame from Para Bellum and Allessio Calvatore @ 2018/01/15 22:14:50


Post by: JohnHwangDD


At 15mm or 10mm, you're not doing eyes or other details. Basic color is enough.