Mantic: Who are the Salamanders?

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Mantic is bringing the HEAT with the New Salamanders for Kings of War!

The World of Mantica is ever growing as Mantic fills in more background information and helps bring the world to life. Now it’s time to take a look at the fire-infused Lizards known as the Salamanders that fight for the Forces of Nature!

via Mantic Games

The Infant Sea was once home to many prosperous peoples. Before Winter’s Flood, this was a verdant landscape covered in cities and temples; all that remains now are crumbling ruins beneath the waves. Few recall what transpired here, for it was once the home of the reptilian Clan Lords and their Salamanders.

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As the unnatural ice age caused by Winter’s magic arose, a prophet emerged among the Salamanders. She was adept in the ways of fire magic and wise beyond her years. She claimed that their salvation lay with the Three Kings, and as Winter’s armies attacked, a great migration was declared. Many died as the bitter cold and dread minions took their lives, but eventually they found their haven – three volcanic peaks that rose above the ice. The Prophet sacrificed herself, creating a magical barrier around the realm that protected her people until Winter’s defeat.

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In the years since, the reptilians have thrived. Not just Salamanders, but Gekkotah, Arkosaurs and many more scaled allies besides. The Salamanders remain at the forefront of their armies, naturally suited to combat and hot-blooded throughout. They fight alongside the Forces of Nature to maintain the natural balance of the world – they know that another war like Winter’s would be their end.

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They march into battle with fire in their control, physically exuding heat and channeling it into their weapons. Scaled hides remove the need to wear armour and sharpened horns and claws give them an extra edge in melee. Wielding weapons and shields created from volcanic rock, they are a tough foe to face.

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The new Hard Plastic Salamanders Regiment comes with twenty of these hulking lizards. Bulky, vicious and covered in scales and bone plates from head to toe, they look awesome. The sprue includes options for your reptiles to be armed with shields and a collection of maces, axes and blades, or two-handed weapons. There are also arms with no weapons for conversions, a banner, horn and flaming sword to build a command group and flames that can be glued on to bases to heat things up in battle.

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If you fancy fielding your own wall of scales and claws, why not pick up the Clan of Fire? Representing the Salamanders at war, this amazing bundle consists of 60 Salamanders, who can be built with either shields and hand weapons or two handed weapons (plus flames and command options) and Legendary Hratth from Dungeon Saga – a powerful Salamander Veteran, or even a Clan Lord. This creates a sizable force for either the Forces of Nature or the Salamander Armies from the Uncharted Empires Book.

Forward! For Fred the Happy Clan Lord!

The Salamanders Regiment is available for pre-order now, as well being included in the Forces of Nature ArmyForces of Nature Mega Army, and the Clan of Fire. Shipping at the end of the month!

The new lizards sound pretty terrifying to face. Channeling heat into their weapons and armor makes them one spicy meatball of death marching at you. That Clan of Fire deal isn’t too bad either: 61 miniatures for £49.99. Here come the Salamanders…

 

Fire? I’m BORN of this!

  • Dwarl

    Cool! I really hope they flesh out more ofnthe Uncharted Empires armies, as there was a lot of really interesting content in there, like salamanders, Naiads, and Nightstalkers.

  • Anti-Gravity

    They are quite nice. As a Lizardmen player, these could definitely be viable counts-as for Kroxigor (depending on scale, not familiar at all with KoW stuff).

    • euansmith

      Here’s a picture of an unpainted Salamander next to a rather dusty old Assault Marine.

      • Seb

        Scale comparisons are so rare – thanks!

    • Matthew Bradbury

      they are saurus warrior stand ins, not kroxigor.

    • DeadlyYellow

      These might be more comparable to Saurus. Kings of War models tend to be a little less chunky and a touch smaller then GWs heroic scale.

  • Agent OfBolas

    Great news!
    Another alternative miniatures for T9A.

    • Marky

      People play KOW and 8th where I live….

      • Agent OfBolas

        that’s fine! KoW is also a great game.

        But you should try out The 9th Age as it’s nothing else than 8th edition but fixed to a point where it’s brilliant to play! 🙂

  • …Now I want some Salamander cavalry…Maybe on raptor-esque critters native to the volcanic peaks and oh oh! Maybe a Cherufe for a monster!

  • Hamish

    While I really love Kings of War as a game, I feel like their backstory is a bit breathless. It seems they go “which warhammer fantasy army can we do? Oh we havent done lizard men yet. Sorted pal. We’ll make up some backstory tonight at the pub.”

    • Heinz Fiction

      I read through all of their fluff in their rulebook and liked most of it. It’s not as rich and detailed as Warhammer was after 30 years and countless publications, but it’s more than enough for a strategy game. And it’s not worse than any generic fantasy background i could think of.