Monday, 14 March 2016

Kings of War - Kingdoms of Men Project

Mantics Fantasy Mass Battle game Kings of War has taken off at my local wargames club quite spectaculary, with many club members porting over their old Grandma Wendys armies to represent the similar Kings of War variants.
It would not be like me if I didnt jump feet first into yet another games system and start another long term project (whilst trying to still continue on the many others that I have building up!!!!)

Starting my scenic bases

Anyway, not having any old Warhammer stuff I was in a quandry as what army to get and also limited for funds (Salutes coming up and Im saving for a splurge) I looked for various alternatives.
Fortunately I managed to find that I still had tons of old Lord of the Rings miniatures that I had never got round to sorting out for the skirmish game - so what to use???

Bases complete bar a few extra scenic tufts
I decided that the majority of  my miniatures were human so thought if I can find the right models I could get two armies out of one range, the armies being Kingdoms of Men and Varangur.
After emptying loads of old box files full of figures I worked out that I had enough Easterling miniatures to make up at least 2000 points with a few minor purchases (Warmachines, Large Griffin, Lycans etc)

Starting the Shieldwall Horde
Also I had enough to be able to convert as well - more on these later but they will be making my Chariots and Mounted Scouts.
Soon my small order of Warbabses MDF bases arrived and I got straight to making up scenic multibases and started on my first Horde which will be a Shieldwall unit.

One of the best things about Kings of War is that there is scope for multibasing your units using a minimum model count which is also accepted in tournaments. This makes building a unit a tadge easier as a Horde is listed at having 40 models but the minimum count is half + 1 so thats 21. My Horde and future Hordes (Heavy Pike etc) can field 25/26 models so im well in line with the accepted norm and ready for any upcoming tournaments.


  1. Great plan and greater idea to use mini's sitting around. Look forward to seeing the force take shape :)

    1. Aye that was my thinking mate. Just got to stick with it now as its really popular, so will get regular games.

  2. Good call on using the Easterlings, their regimented look will work well in hordes and the cavalry are just cool.

    I always wanted to do a Chaos army using them.

    1. Cheers Kieron. That's why I thought they would work for Varangur as well