Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dwarf King's Hold preview

Beasts of War has a look at the upcoming Mantic Games board game and what comes in the box. The actual long title of the game is Dwarf King's Hold: Dead Rising and it looks to be a slimmed down version of say Space Hulk but in a fantasy genre.It also reminds me of Descent a tad bit but minus the role playing aspects.
This is a 2 player, scenario based board game, with one player taking control of the Dwarfs, while the other commands the Undead. There are 6 scenarios to play through, each build upon each other, culminating in a huge, desperate battle which will ultimately decide who controls the King's Hold

Included in this game  are over 25 plastic figures including 5 Dwarf Ironclad Warriors, 2 Shieldbreakers, 12 Skeletons and 10 Revenants. There are lots of little extras that are fully usable within the game, such as the Dwarf Pit Dog, the dead Dwarf, piles of bones plus plenty of fun conversion bits.