CMON gives some more details and shows off some of the minis for their next Kickstarter – they look really nice!
CMON announced the game back in March – they’re now giving us a better look at what will come in the starter set and what the gameplay will be like…
A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game is a new miniatures game designed by Eric M. Lang and Michael Shinall. You and your friends will lead armies from your chosen Houses into battle, controlling trays of infantry, cavalry, and more from throughout the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series. Iconic characters such as Jaime Lannister or Robb Stark – both available in the two-player starter set heading to Kickstarter later this year – The rules are designed to allow veteran tabletop miniature players a wealth of strategy, while players new to the table will find the game accessible and easy to learn, no matter the size of the battles.
First check out the minis, which were approved by George R.R. Martin himself….
Robb Stark’s tactical and strategic brilliance has led the Direwolf banner to victory in every engagement under his direct command. Though quite young, Robb Stark’s gifts for leadership and warfare combine to make him a powerful figure in the War of the Five Kings.
Confident, handsome, and deadly, Ser Jaime Lannister the Kingslayer is one of the most feared combatants in the War of the Five Kings. By leading from the front and fearlessly engaging even at surprising odds, Ser Jaime inspires his men to similar acts of heroism and glory. Ser Jaime knows instinctively just where to strike an enemy for maximum effect, whether that be man-to-man or unit-to-unit.
Lead your house into battle by forming your army out of units of cavalry, infantry, named characters and more. Units are arranged in movement trays with one to twelve models each. You can scale battles from a few units up to a grand sized army to recreate the Battle of the Bastards or any of the historical battles of Westeros – the rules work for either.
Your general gets the use of a Tactics Deck that gives your force different abilities based on the general’s strengths and abilities. And each house has it’s own fighting style – Stark is aggressive, the Lannisters have a little more subtle approach. The game includes cards to help players keep track of their units’ abilities, and is based on a D6 combat system with an alternating activation turn structure. You will not be left waiting while your opponent takes their turn – the action is fast and challenging.
You can find out more about the gameplay here. This is something the community has been wanting for ages – we’ve gotten card games and board games, but not a minis game. Until now. The Kickstarter is slated for later this year, likely in Q3.
Are you in for this one?