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I'm hoping for Goblins. I want a fantasy aircraft carrier.
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Honestly I'm more surprised that none of the factions that stuck in my mind as being specifically called out as having a strong naval presence in the lore are in the first wave (Elves and Salamanders, plus obviously Trident Realm)

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 infinite_array wrote:
 Esmer wrote:
Some factions I am hoping for:

- Trident Realm, because sea monsters
- Varangur, Viking raider fleet with little ranged combat but masters at boarding
- Undead, because ghost pirates are a classic trope. Also would work with like half of the Dreadfleet models


Matt was on the Counter Charge podcast and talked about what factions would/wouldn't be getting fleets. Unforuntatly Undead are on the "not" list, since they're not likely to take to the seas in the Mantic world. Similarly, Ogres are unlikely to get a fleet.

We may see individual mercenary ships for them, though.

Varangur would make sense. And Matt talked about how Trident Realms would be difficult, since an underwater faction's most obvious tactics would just be "attack from underneath," which doesn't make for fun gameplay or good visuals.


Hell with Varangur... I want the Northern Alliance for my Viking aesthetic at sea! Maybe big ships carved with magical-ice mastheads, etc...

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 infinite_array wrote:
 Esmer wrote:
Some factions I am hoping for:

- Trident Realm, because sea monsters
- Varangur, Viking raider fleet with little ranged combat but masters at boarding
- Undead, because ghost pirates are a classic trope. Also would work with like half of the Dreadfleet models


Matt was on the Counter Charge podcast and talked about what factions would/wouldn't be getting fleets. Unforuntatly Undead are on the "not" list, since they're not likely to take to the seas in the Mantic world.


This makes Captain LeChuck sad.
   
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 Esmer wrote:
 infinite_array wrote:
 Esmer wrote:
Some factions I am hoping for:

- Trident Realm, because sea monsters
- Varangur, Viking raider fleet with little ranged combat but masters at boarding
- Undead, because ghost pirates are a classic trope. Also would work with like half of the Dreadfleet models


Matt was on the Counter Charge podcast and talked about what factions would/wouldn't be getting fleets. Unforuntatly Undead are on the "not" list, since they're not likely to take to the seas in the Mantic world.


This makes Captain LeChuck sad.


Aesthetic or not, my EoD are going to be as close to Monkey Island Lechuck crew as possible. I can't imagine not making the attempt and then just pouring a pot of Hexwraith Flame over top!

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Hey Matt!

It's great to see the Kraken added to the Armada pre-order page, but can you confirm this won't be a walking, on-land Kraken (and the text description looks like it may still be for Kings of War)? Will they make sure its bottom half is below the sea?

Would love to get it, but if it's hovering above the waves - not so much!

Thanks!

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It's the KoW model. It's there so you can get one for the Capture the Kraken scenario, should you want to.
   
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 infinite_array wrote:
 Esmer wrote:
Some factions I am hoping for:

- Trident Realm, because sea monsters
- Varangur, Viking raider fleet with little ranged combat but masters at boarding
- Undead, because ghost pirates are a classic trope. Also would work with like half of the Dreadfleet models


Matt was on the Counter Charge podcast and talked about what factions would/wouldn't be getting fleets. Unforuntatly Undead are on the "not" list, since they're not likely to take to the seas in the Mantic world. Similarly, Ogres are unlikely to get a fleet.

We may see individual mercenary ships for them, though.

Varangur would make sense. And Matt talked about how Trident Realms would be difficult, since an underwater faction's most obvious tactics would just be "attack from underneath," which doesn't make for fun gameplay or good visuals.


So no Ogres or Undead? My two KoW armies. Guess this game won't tie into KoW games very well for me. Meh.

I can understand it for ogres, they'd need huge expensive resin ships, but undead? Kinda the obvious choice isn't it?

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Matt did mention on the previous page that Undead weren't out of the question, but EoD were a better fit for the game at the start.

   
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But what we really need are Sailamanders

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
But what we really need are Sailamanders


Or Rowgres...

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Goblin sprue


   
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big improvement there from their previous goblins,

i'm sure I could find a use for them (wonder how the prices will compare with shieldwolf's offering)

 
   
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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
big improvement there from their previous goblins,

i'm sure I could find a use for them (wonder how the prices will compare with shieldwolf's offering)


£15.90 on Wayland for 20 Mantic Goblins

https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/mantic-entertainment/77748-goblin-regiment?search_query=Goblin+regiment&results=3

Vs £29 for 25 Shieldwolf Goblins from Northstar or €27.75 (£25) direct from shieldwolf

https://www.shieldwolfminiatures.com/forest-goblin-infantry-hard-plastic.html?sl=EN

I’ve ordered 2 regiments from Wayland and I have 75 Shieldwolf Goblins so I’m hoping they are similar sizes and parts can be swapped around they both have flat arm connectors. At least all Mantics Goblins get quivers and there’s a few firing arms for the bows.

I also have 15 Oathmark Wolf riders that I might put Mantic Goblin heads and arms on if they are a similar size. Bit more work for that as Wolf riders have necks on the body and Mantics have necks on the head so cutting and filing required.

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Those goblins look great. I really like the long droopy nose aesthetic they went with for their goblins. It looks like a very useful kit with a lot of extra pieces.
   
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Those goblins look really good, definitely more of an old-school fantasy feel about them. Hopefully they are better made than the old Mantic golbins as they were some of the worst miniatures I have ever put together!

I see Armada is up for pre-order now both on the Mantic store (which is doing a few bundles) and from independent stores. In the UK, Wayland and Firestorm Games seem to have a good 15-20% discount level with free shipping which is pretty good.

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 .Mikes. wrote:
Now there's an IP Mantic need to get....


James Hewitt recently tweeted an interest in writing rules for that particular IP. Probably just a coincidence.
   
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I like the look of those ratkin. But like with the gobbos, I don't know why they're cheaping out on variety. There's just 5 sculpts of every item repeated twice. I don't understand the point of tooling two sprues when everything is duplicated. Either make the full 10 different dudes or save money and just tool one sprue without repeats?

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I really like the new goblins, they will find a use in many games.
   
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 Tabletop_Magpie wrote:
 .Mikes. wrote:
Now there's an IP Mantic need to get....


James Hewitt recently tweeted an interest in writing rules for that particular IP. Probably just a coincidence.


Wow.. really, are you serious?


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I am! But I can't find it now... I smell a conspiracy ha ha


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In Armada News, I got a pre-order in with Wayland. £59 for the two player starter set with their 20% discount.

Now to wait patiently and absolutely not get distracted by everything else like Vanguard Ogres and the Halpis Rift two player set...

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It's practically official

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There's a lot to like in goblins - but their arm muscles are really weird.


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I hope the naval game does well - but in the short term, what I need to know is how it scales with DREADFLEET. They look too big, but I'm not sure.

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 kestral wrote:
There's a lot to like in goblins - but their arm muscles are really weird.


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I hope the naval game does well - but in the short term, what I need to know is how it scales with DREADFLEET. They look too big, but I'm not sure.

Same with Uncharted Seas

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
https://twitter.com/manticgames/status/1297584389375832064



It's practically official


Holy crap !

That was a ridiculously random guess.

Can we start having a collection to get this game made?

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Sorry not sure what they are talking about?

Anyone got any pics of the new Armada ships next to other ships ranges

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No, but I found a nice tutorial for terrain
https://scarhandpainting.com/tutorial-kings-of-war-armada-islands/

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Sorry not sure what they are talking about?



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayce_and_the_Wheeled_Warriors

Straczynski (B5 fame) did a ton of the episodes and took it into a non-childish direction. The toys were great: small vehicles with lots of options weapons, saws, guns, hooks, etc. The basic plot was that the Monster Minds (plant monsters) wanted to rule everythings...with plants. The Lightning League opposed them.

Great nostalgia, and the vehicles would look great as minis.

While we are on that topic, I should like to see M.A.S.K. and Ulysses 31 make a comeback.

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