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Mantic Fanatic Kings of War Scenario Book?

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« on: September 19, 2011, 06:32:53 am »

On a slight tangent, my only thoughts on scenarios has been that the Morgoth's Revenge box could really do with a series of linked narrative battles that also act as an introduction to the rules, in the same way that GW starters often do. At the moment you get the minis and you get the rules... and bugger all else.

It feels like more of a thrown-together bulk minis kit rather than the proper intro that it should be. I think that's where DKH has succeeded and KoW has failed. The former is interesting enough, the latter hasn't made any effort to be consumer/newbie-friendly, which mantic needs to be if it wants to stop relying on ex-GW crusties.

Something like:

- Game 1: Small game, melee troops only. (initial skirmish between undead and dwarfs as the grave-robber dwarfs smash up some burial mounds)

- Game 2: Small game, introduce missile troops and artillery. Winner gets a dwarf or undead dog to use in the final battle. (undead rise up in response and try to overrun a dwarf keep held by ironwatch and artillery)

- Game 3: Big game, using all troops, and introducing banners and musicians, unit upgrades, all remaining bells and whistles. (dwarf king sends out an army to face the horde bearing down on him).

Very simple intro, slight linking between the 2nd and 3rd battles, good narrative and introduction. It's not much, but would be a whole lot better than the nothing that currently exists. Print off an extra sheet of A4, bung it in the box, and hey presto, you have a strong narrative, great way of introducing the rules to new players and a nice chunk of background text.
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