New Army Sets

Goblin Army

After a long run, we’ll be retiring the current Goblin and Ogre Armies and Mega Forces in March. These will be replaced with new sets featuring revamped contents, which will be released on the 24th March.

Each of the new sets include one (or more) heroes – so whether you are starting a force from scratch or bolstering an existing army, your troops will be inspired on the battlefield. You can see each of the new sets below.

Goblin Armies

Ogre Armies

We will continue to sell the existing armies as long as we have stock, but once these are gone, they are gone. The Goblin Army set itself has already sold out, but you can pre-order the new set here or snap up the existing mega force, perfect for preparing for the Summer campaign! Meanwhile the current Ogre starter force and mega force sets are in short supply too, so you’ll need to be quick to add one of those to your collection.

Goblin Metal Upgrades

For the Goblins, we will be releasing the oft-requested metal arms  for the Goblin Sharpsticks and Rabble as upgrade sets. Sharpsticks are relatively brave goblins who fight the enemy from arm’s length with spears and battered metal shields – they can take charges, relying on strength of numbers to drag their foes down. Rabble, on the other hand, are those unfortunates who, having scavenged a ‘sword’ (or a rusted knife to anyone else) and meager protection are marched to the front lines of an army to act as chaff for the enemy to we themselves down on, while the rest of the army is unscathed.

Each one comes with 20 weapons and shields (enough for a whole regiment!) and a full set of command components allowing you to upgrade any unit of Spitters, including the ones found in the army sets above or any you may currently have hidden under your bed waiting to be assembled!

These metal upgrades will be the first in a new line of metal upgrades for Kings of War and Warpath. Over the coming weeks we’ll be introducing more sets, including command upgrades, different weapons options and more. So stay tuned to the blog for more details.

The introduction of the Rabble and Sharpsticks upgrade kits does mean we will be discontinuing the Sharpsticks and Rabble Regiment sets. These will be sold until they are out of stock (the Sharpsticks already are) and replaced with the upgrade sets.

Reinforcements

Finally, we will be releasing some smaller sets designed to bolster existing armies with a small number of units, or to get started with Kings of War on a budget. There are two of these (at the moment) for Goblins and Naiads, which will be released on the 24th February.

The Naiad Patrol includes 30 Naiads, 3 Water Elementals and a Naiad Centurion/Envoy. The plastic Naiads can be built with either nets and tridents (Ensnarers) or harpoon launchers (Heartpiercers) allowing them to be fielded in a variety of roles. Backed up by the inspiring presence of the Centurion (or the cheaper Envoy) and the strength of the new Water Elementals these troops will make strong addition to a force, or even act as a starter army in their own right. This set can be used either as part of the new Trident Realm of Neritica army or as part of a Forces of Nature army.

The Goblin Raiding Party includes 20 Spitters, 10 Fleabag Riders and a Biggit. Use the Biggit and the Spitters as a stationary firebase, while the Fleabag Riders range ahead of the mainforcer to outflank the enemy. These units can be used as part of either a Goblin army, or as Red Goblins working for Ogre mercenaries.

 

16 Comments

  1. I love the new smaller sets, looks like a great way to get into the game without breaking the bank. Any chance you will be selling them at PAX East? Hoping to try the game at the con and if I think it something I could play with my son I would definitely pickup the Goblin Raiding Party!

  2. I absolutely love the rework to the army sets! Although it is too late for my Ogre collection to get another ogre mega army, I always thought that having the Fleabag Riders in the set would be an awesome upgrade! Thanks for continually thinking of your community and keeping things fresh!

  3. Yeah… so from now on a rabble regiment will cost 27£… yeah…awesome…

    • Yeah, this makes GW the value leader for sure in the US.
      20 GW Goblins are $35 US; but 20 Mantic Goblins are in the $50ish range with the upgrade. Hard pass for those lumps of gobbos here in the US. Fix your US prices Mantic.

  4. Are the goblins different from the old army set, because the casting I got was awful. The old restic pieces were fine, I have worked with it before. Its just the plastic spitters look terrible. I bought the goblin hereos and well, at first I thought they looked good, they had character. Then I turned them to different angles and they looked less than appealing. Hence why they only show the photogenic side. I stll love the wiz model, I finished him. But I know you can do better, I had sstarted with dreadball, assembled the dwarfs king hold set and they looked good. Bravo to the guy who painted the goblins on your site, he worked miracles on that plastic with paint.

    • In short, the goblins are still form the current range.

    • Yeah, I love Mantic, really, but in euro zone thats gonna be a little bit too expensive, rabble or sharpsticks are going to cost 10£ (12€) more than any other army regiment, and I just started collecting my gobbos army :'(

  5. SO at this point on (as soon as stock runs out) you can no longer buy goblin sharpsticks? You have to buy the regular goblin regiment, and in addition to this buy the upgrade kit? Not trying to sound aggressive here, just trying to make sure I understand.

    • That’s correct, you’d need one regiment and one upgrade set. Or an army set with spitters in and an upgrade set.

  6. Isn’t the purpose of Mantic to provide affordable miniatures? Right now GW got you beat with their goblins then and thats pretty sad state of affairs for Mantic I think. Hope yous figure this out soon because I have been putting my money where my mouth is and I have been buying heavily into Mantic stuff (heavy heavy into Warpath) but it will be a hard sell to people when the models costs more than GW.

  7. Will these be at the same price bands as the current sets? I.e. £60 and £100?

  8. Dave, is there a reason why you ignored the comments of Buck and I? You obviously had the opportunity to answer both of those because you replied to another more recent post…

    • Sorry about that – I drop in and out in between web admin and such, and the backend shows comments differently than here. I’ll answer Buck’s now, but yours is more of a statement than a question.

      Yes, this will mean that the GW goblins are cheaper per model on those two products. We try to keep prices down as much as we can but there’s always a bottom line to be considered. Beyond these, I wouldn’t worry about competitive pricing – Warpath and KoW are still very inexpensive to get into and we will try to keep it that way. Thanks for your support, it’s really helpful to have people like you playing our games and caring about them.

      Now, back to web admin…

    • Yes, I know that for us it’s hard to tell what’s behind every single miniature, we just see the surface of your job (which is great, I really feel you are working WITH your customer, and that’s fantastic), what I’m saying it’s that it’s a pretty huge price-up… 50%, it’s really high.

  9. Great comment dave! Warpath is a hell of a lot cheaper than 40k (and its a hell of a lot better game, the terrain rules are excellent btw!)

    And then kings of war and age of sigmarines shouldnt be compared now. Kings of war is an amazing game. Yes a few sets are more expensive than GW. But more mantic sets are cheaper than gw. Over all the mantic armies are a lot cheaper.

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