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dogs of war

Dogs of War was funded in a successful Kickstarter project in May and is expected to release soon.  Designed by Paolo Mori (Libertalia, Vasco de Gama, Augustus), this steampunk, renaissance game is set on the battlefields to win influence of the house nobles.

dogs of war contents

The game is for 3 to 5 players and the winner will be who ensures victory in battles, maintaining the most valuable influence.  Dogs of War offers different paths to victory and betrayal is always a possibility among the battlefield.

Components include 30 plastic busts, 50 Soldier Cards, 72 House Influence Tokens, 35 Coins, and 60 Victory Point Tokens.

relic knights

Now available from Soda Pop Miniatures/Cool Mini Or Not is Relic Knights, a miniature strategy game designed by John Cadice and Kevin Clark.

Relic Knights: Darkspace Calamity Rulebook

One by one the Darkspace Calamity has consumed the galaxies of our universe. Now, only a single galaxy remains – The Last Galaxy. Only the mighty champions known as Relic Knights possess the strength to overcome the Calamity and save us all from total destruction.

Relic Knights brings the frenetic energy and over-the-top action of anime and video games straight to your tabletop. In this dynamic miniatures battle game you control a heroic Knight and their enigmatic cypher. Fighting at their side are the warriors, psychics, and soldiers of The Last Galaxy. Pit two or more players against one another in an epic conflict to decide the very fate of the universe!

Relic Knights: Esper Deck

Esper energy flows throughout the universe, binding it together, and permeating all things. The mighty champions of the Darkspace Calamity channel esper to fuel their actions and unleash devastating attacks. This Esper Deck contains everything you need to power your games of Relic Knights.

Contains 42 Esper Cards, 4 double-sided Scenarios Cards, 4 double-sided General Action Cards, 1 Boost Marker Tracker Card, 1 Token Key Card, and 2 Objective Cards.

Relic Knights: CSC: Cerci Speed Circuit Battle Box

Cerci Speed Circuit is not just a race track, but an entire planet given over to the speed and thrill of the race. With the onset of the Darkspace Calamity, these risktakers and daredevils must learn to use their skills to defend the universe from destruction.

Featuring a playable force straight out of the box, a mini-rulebook with the complete game rules, and an esper deck.

Contains 1 Marie-Claude Model – Questing Knight, 1 Esmee Model – Cypher, 1 Royal Wrecker Model – Minion, 2 Pit Crew Models – Minion Squad, 4x 30mm, 1x 50mm Bases, Unit Tracker and Reference Cards, 32 page, full-color, mini-rulebook, 54 card Esper Deck, 31 colored acrylic tokens, and Dashboard Playmat.

Relic Knights: Cerci Speed Circuit: Princess Malya

Heir to the throne of Ulyxis, Princess Malya speeds across the galaxy searching for an end to the Darkspace Calamity. Her cypher, Mr. Tomn, guides her along her path, offering only cryptic clues and riddles about their final destination.

Contains 1 Princess Malya Model – Relic Knight, 1 Mr. Tomn Model – Cypher, 1x 80mm, 1x 30mm Base, Unit Tracker and Reference Cards.

Relic Knights: Cerci Speed Circuit: Betty & Lug

Betty and her chee companion, Lug, have been a fixture on the Cerci Racing Circuit for years. Known for her tough, no nonsense approach to running her crew, Betty is highly sought after by the top racers on the circuit. With Lug backing her up, she has the muscle to make sure both friend and foe stay on course.

Contains 1 Betty Model – Unique, 1 Lug Model – Unique, 1x 30mm, 1x 50mm Base, Character Tracker and Reference Cards.

Relic Knights: SS: Shattered Sword Paladins Battle

The paladins of the Shattered Sword have stood as a bulwark defending the Alliance for millennia. The Darkspace Calamity has seen this gallant organization spread thin throughout the stars in a bid to stem the encroaching chaos.

Contains 1 Francis Malory Model – Questing Knight, 1 Quill Model – Cypher, 2 Paragon Models – Minion Squad, 5 Swordsworn Models – Minion Squad, 7x 30mm, 2x 40mm Bases, Unit Tracker and Reference Cards, 32 page, full-color mini-rulebook, 54 card Esper Deck, 31 colored acrylic tokens, and Dashboard Playmat.

Relic Knights: Shattered Sword: Sebastian Cross

Sebastian Cross is First of his Order, and has been an immovable bulwark against the horrors of the universe for over a decade. Now, with the Darkspace Calamity consuming the universe, Sebastian must lead the Order of the Shattered Sword against the greatest threat ever known.

Contains 1 Sebastian Cross Model – Relic Knight, 1 Rook Model – Cypher, 1x 80mm, 1x 30mm Base, and Unit Tracker and Reference Cards.

Relic Knights: Shattered Sword: Austrican the Ogre & Isabeau Durand

With the fury of an avalanche Austrican sweeps aside his foes with blows from his hammer, Divine Crater. Isabeau follows in his wake, tending to the fallen and purifying the reclaimed ground.

Contains 1 Austrican the Ogre Model – Unique, 1 Isabeau Durand Model – Unique, 1x 30mm, 1x 50mm Bases, and Unit Tracker and Reference Cards.

Relic Knights: BD: Black Diamond Battle Box

Black Diamond is the largest mercenary force in the universe. Originally created to manage the disparate private Security Charters, Black Diamond has become increasingly centralized and cohesive. It now maintains a force to rival any of the most powerful organizations in the Last Galaxy. Leopold Magnus spearheads Black Diamond’s research and development. Naturally the best place to test his fiendish creations is on the field of battle.

Contains 1 Leopold Magnus Model – Questing Knight, 1 Static Model – Cypher, 1 M8-Blitz Auto-Tank Model – Minion, 5 Diamond Corps Models – Minion Squad, 1x 50mm, 1x 40mm, 6x 30mm Bases, 32 page, full-color mini-rulebook, Unit Tracker and Reference Cards, 54 Card Esper Deck, 31 colored acrylic tokens, and Dashboard Playmat.

Relic Knights: Black Diamond: One Shot

One Shot is aptly named. It is said her relic’s massive Goliath Cannon can bring down a starship. It is a theory that few enemy commanders are willing to test. One Shot combines her devastating fire power with an unmatched skill commanding her troops, guiding their fire into the enemy ranks with surgical precision.

Contains 1 One Shot Model – Relic Knight, 1 Fritz Model – Cypher, 1x 80mm, 1x 30mm Bases, and Unit Tracker and Reference Cards.

Relic Knights: Black Diamond: Sophia Drake

Sophia Drake grew up among the mercenaries of the Galactic Merchants’ Guild, so it was no surprise that she would join Black Diamond as soon as she was of age. Now she commands Black Diamond’s elite heavy infantry division, the Black Dragons, and seeks to restore Black Diamond and GAMA to its former glory.

Contains 1 Sophia Drake Model – Unique, 1x 40mm Base, and Unit Tracker and Reference Cards.

Relic Knights: NE: Noh Empire Battle Box

The Noh Empire has terrorized the stars and haunted the nightmares of the universe’s sentient species since time immemorial. Their Dragon Fleets reap souls and slaves to feed the Endless Hunger of their Hydra God, Nozuki. As Nozuki’s High Priestess, Zineda fulfills the terrible God’s commands and prophecies with merciless relish. Those forced to face the Noh in battle pray to die in battle. To be captured alive is a fate worse than death.

Contains 1 High Priestess Zineda Model – Questing Knight, 1 Spite Model – Cypher, 1 Render Model – Minion, 2 Kyojin Berserker Models – Minion Squad, 1x 30mm, 1x 40mm, 3x 50mm Bases, 32 page, full-color mini-rulebook, Unit Tracker and Reference Cards, 54 card Esper Deck, 31 colored acrylic tokens, and Dashboard Playmat.

Relic Knights: Noh Empire: Kasaro To

Kasaro To, The Beloved of Nozuki, is Dragon Fleet To’s slave master. Through his serpent’s cunning the slave pens of Dragon Fleet To are the envy of all. His reputation, even outside the Noh Empire, is infamous and his name has become a byword for the depredations of the Noh species.

Contains 1 Kasaro To Model – Relic Knight, 1 Azi Model – Cypher, 1x 80mm, 1x 30mm Bases, and Unit Tracker and Reference Cards.

Relic Knights: Noh Empire: Momaro To

The Grand Warlord of Dragon Fleet To, Mamaro To, has ascended to his position with ruthlessness and skill. By all rights he is lord of his dragon fleet, yet the elevation of Kasaro To to Relic Knight has forced him to once again prove himself worthy in his deity’s eyes.

Contains 1 Mamaro To Model – Unique, 1x 50mm Base, and Unit Tracker and Reference Card.

Relic Knights: SNC: Star Nebula Corsairs Battle Box

The chaos and anarchy caused by the Darkspace Calamity has created the perfect environment for piracy. Yet as the Star Nebula Corsairs plunder and grow wealthy off of the fleeing refugees, even they cannot help but wonder if the Calamity is boon or bane. Captain Harker has made it his life’s work to discover the cause of the calamity, but when he discovers it will it be to stop it or merely to profit?

Contains 1 Captain Harker Model – Questing Knight, 1 Caeser Model – Cypher, 1 Broadside Model – Minion, 5 Corsair Models – Minion Squad, 7x 30mm, 1x 50mm Base, Unit Tracker and Reference Cards, 32 page, full-color mini-rulebook, 54 card Esper Deck, 31 colored acrylic tokens, and Dashboard Playmat.

Relic Knights: Star Nebula Corsairs: Calico Kate

Calico Kate is the most successful pirate to ever ply space. Her bombastic personality and penchant for explosives have united the Star Nebula Corsairs as never before. No longer content with just the spoils of the space lanes around the Star Nebula, Calico Kate has made the entirety of the Last Galaxy her personal plundering grounds.

Contains 1 Calico Kate Model – Relic Knight, 1 Skully – Cypher, 1x 30mm, 1x 80mm Base, and Unit Tracker and Reference Cards.

Relic Knights: Star Nebula Corsairs: Moffet & Kenobo

Moffet and Kenobo have plundered the space lanes for over a century. While the two have never become friends they share a mutual respect forged in crucible of battle. Both are unswervingly loyal to Captain Harker and never stray far from his side.

Contains 1 Moffet Model – Unique, 1 Kenobo Model – Unique, 1x 30mm, 1x 50mm Base, and Unit Tracker and Reference Cards.

Relic Knights: DOC: Doctrine Battle Box

The Doctrine has long studied the harnessing and manipulation of Esper. Their prestigious academies have trained the greatest scholars, sages, and mystics the universe has ever known. If the Darkspace Calamity is to be stopped, the Doctrine’s knowledge and skill will be of paramount importance, and its students will be challenged as never before.

Contains 1 Delphyne Model – Questing Knight, 1 Ekhis Model – Cypher, 1 Librarian Model – Minion, 3 Novitiate Models – Minion Squad, 4x 30mm, 1x 40mm, 1x 50mm Base, Unit Tracker and Reference Cards, 32 page, full-color mini-rulebook, 54 Card Esper Deck, 31 colored acrylic tokens, and Dashboard Playmat.

Relic Knights: Doctrine: Kisa & Scratch

Where Kisa goes, bad luck is sure to follow. Cursed to an insatiable curiosity and mercurial nature, Kisa always struggled within the rigid confines of the Doctrine Academies. The appearance of Scratch, her cypher, gave her the freedom to explore the universe and uncover all of its many mysteries.

Contains 1 Kisa Model – Relic Knight, 1 Scratch – Cypher, 1x 30mm, 1x 80mm Base, and Unit Tracker and Reference Cards.

Relic Knights: Doctrine: Fiametta, Togan & Cecilia

Doctrine Codifers and esper users beyond compare, each manipulating it in their own unique way. Fiametta is known as the Acolyte of the Flame for her fiery pyrotechnic displays. Togan, on the other hand, brings chaos and mischief wherever he goes. Poor Cecilia is left picking up the pieces.

Contains 1 Fiametta Model – Unique, 1 Togan & Cecilia Model – Unique, 1x 30mm, 1x 50mm Base, and Unit Tracker and Reference Cards.

 

zombicide rue morgueIts bigger and better than ever – it’s Zombicide Season 3.  Packed with more zombies, more survivors, more weapons, and TEAM actions – you can Kickstart Rue Morgue here.

Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue brings players back into the Zombicide universe a few months after the previous games! The world is even more worn down. Buildings are dilapidated, food is scares, and, most importantly, medicine is in short supply!

Enter Rue Morgue, a hospital that seems perfect for looting! Promising survivors with the possiblity of weapons, food, and medicine, this hospitial could be filled to the brim with supplies, but could also be over-run with zombies!

Season 3: Rue Morgue offers Zombicide players with an exciting and deadly new setting! Rue Morgue’s tiles range from city streets and helipads to hopital hallways and outbreak tents that could be swarming with zombies!

zombicide pieces

 

Cool Mini or Not have some upcoming Zombicide products release very soon, starting with Zombicide Compendium #1 next month.

zombicide compendium

Zombicide Compendium #1

An expansion to the base game,  Compendium #1 is a 92-page book entirely devoted to your favorite game! Inside, you’ll find updated versions of all the official Campaigns and Missions published for Season 1, as well as brand new Missions, a precious Designer’s Note, and an exclusive campaign, Boomtown.

zombicide season 3

Season 3

Announced at the end of May, Season 3 will bring 12 new survivors and competitive play to Zombicide.  Season 3 is expected to hit Kickstarter later this month.

angry neighbors

Angry Neighbors

This expansion will also introduce Seeker zombies, who spawn and can extra-activate on the same card.  A new terrain element, holes, which can trap heroes and zombies alike, will also be introduced.
 
Cool Mini or Not also teased a stand-alone (not Season Three-specific) mini-expansion that introduces an RPG element for players who are interested in being immersed in the game.

 

xenoshyft

 

There’s a new cooperative deck-building game up on Kickstarter from the folks over at Cool Mini or Not entitled Xenoshyft.

Its made over triple its funding goal and has the following features:

  • 1 – 4 players – Single player compatible, fully cooperative gameplay.
  • Strong focus on coordination and strategic planning – to overcome the game’s intense difficulty players will need to work together.
  • 60 Minute game length
  • Base-Defense with deck-building elements
  • Incredible art – Illustrated by three amazing artists, XenoShyft features beautiful and consistent art. All of which creates one cohesive and frightening universe.
  • Inventive and exciting armor and weapon upgrade cards – You’ll need to outfit your troops with the best equipment if you hope to survive.

xenoshyft cards

You can pledge the game here.

arcadea quest
In Arcadia Quest, players lead guilds of intrepid heroes on an epic campaign to dethrone the vampire lord and reclaim the mighty Arcadia for their own. But only one guild may lead in the end, so players must battle against each other as well as against the monstrous occupying forces.
Arcadia Quest is a campaign-based game for 2 to 4 players, where each player controls a guild of three unique heroes, facing off against the other players and the various monsters controlled by the game. Players need to accomplish a series of quests in order to win each scenario and choose where to go next in the campaign.
Players are able to choose the path their campaign takes, navigating through six out of eleven available scenarios, so each time the campaign is played it can have a different configuration of scenarios. As the campaign progresses, the heroes are able to acquire new weapons, equipment and abilities that give them powerful options to tackle the obstacles ahead. Furthermore, by fulfilling specific quests in a scenario, players unlock exclusive features in subsequent scenarios.
2-4 players
Ages 13+

arcadia quest

Cool Mini or Not (Super Dungeon Explore & Zombicide) have announced a new adventure, fantasy, miniature game by designer Eric Lang (Chaos in the Old World, Star Wars: The Card Game, Warhammer: Invasion).

Arcadia Quest is an exciting new adventure board game created by Eric Lang, Thiago Aranha, Fred Perret and Guilherme Goulart. It is a campaign-based game for 2 to 4 players, where each player controls a guild of three unique heroes, facing off against the other players and the various monsters controlled by the game. Players need to accomplish a series of quests in order to win each scenario and choose where to go next in the campaign.

Players are able to choose the path their campaign takes, navigating through six out of eleven available scenarios, so each time the campaign is played it can have a different configuration of scenarios. As the campaign progresses, the heroes are able to acquire new weapons, equipment and abilities that give them powerful options to tackle the obstacles ahead. Furthermore, by fulfilling specific quests in a scenario, players unlock exclusive features in subsequent scenarios.

The rules in Arcadia Quest are fast and furious, and every player can focus on using their heroes’ abilities and equipment to achieve their goals, without the need for anybody to get stuck with the role of solely controlling the monsters.

There are only limited images at this time but will contain 37 highly detailed miniatures, 252 cards, over 300 tokens, 9 double sided game tiles and 9 custom dice.