Vanguard: Your Club, Your Story

It’s amazing to think that it’s been less than a year since Vanguard was released at retail. In that relatively short space of time we’ve released seven warbands (Nightstalkers, Basileans, Northern Alliance, Abyssals, Dwarfs, Forces of Nature and Goblins), an equipment deck and held a sold-out tournament here at Mantic HQ.

However, that’s really only the beginning of the Vanguard story. In the months to come we’ll be releasing the Ice & Iron supplement, featuring new campaign play and updated unit stats, alongside the new Undead faction. We’ve also got the Trident Realm release and our second sold out tournament (32 players, no less) at Mantic HQ in November. It’s all going rather swimming – and we’re just referring to the Trident Realm!

Martin’s dwarfs, who even starred in their own video.

Now cast your mind back to the launch of Vanguard and you’ll remember that we produced a serious of My Warband, My Story blogs. These blogs charted the progress of Mantic staff as they built and painted their warbands (or didn’t, in the case of Dave).

In typical hobby fashion we all changed and swapped as time progressed too! Martin started with Northern Alliance, then moved on to Dwarfs and eventually ended up with a Nightstalkers faction. Rob cracked on with Abyssals, then decided he should do Trident Realm and finally stayed true to his greenskin roots with a goblin warband.

Rob’s goblins in all their sneaky goodness.

As we enter the next few months of Vanguard releases, we really want YOU – yes you, reading this blog – to get involved with your Vanguard hobby progress. We’re looking for six players from four gaming clubs or stores to produce a series of My Club/Store, My Story blogs! That’s right, you could be telling the world about your Vanguard games and gangs!

We want to chart the story of players receiving their warbands, building and painting their minis and then dabbling with their first games. In fact, it would be great to see the progress of a full campaign too and hear about how characters progress… or get killed in truly spectacular fashion.

As part of this, we’ll send the four clubs/stores enough warband starters and boosters for each of the players, along with the rulebooks and dice required to get playing. Yes, YOU dear reader, could get everything you need to start playing Vanguard at your club.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED!

If this sounds like something you want to get involved with then we need the following details:

  • YOUR NAME
  • NAME OF YOUR GAMING GROUP
  • LOCATION OF YOUR GAMING GROUP
  • SIZE OF THE GROUP
  • ANY LINKS TO A GROUP BLOG/WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE
  • HOW OFTEN THE GROUP MEETS
  • NAMES OF PLAYERS TAKING PART
  • HAVE YOU GOT ANY EXPERIENCE PLAYING VANGUARD ALREADY?
  • WHY YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE A GOOD CHOICE!

Just email all this information to [email protected]

In return for receiving some wonderful Vanguard goodness, we would like you to provide regular (at least once a fortnight for three months) updates on how your Vanguard journey is shaping up. These updates can be via your own club blog, gameplay videos, hobby videos, Facebook updates that we can share on the Mantic page or blogs sent in for publication on the Mantic Blog.

4 Comments

  1. This is a superb idea – I am hoping to organise a KoW:V league soon anyway, but this opportunity should get a few other interested. What is the planned start date?

  2. Awesome event and can’t wait for this to happen! My gaming group is really hyped for this and we could get some completely new people into Vanguard, with this! 😀

  3. This is why Mantic is a great company!!!

    we are from Chile,, and already sent you a mail,,

  4. such a good idea !
    De experienced Vanguard a while back and played some games from time to time but this, this could be a great step for playing a campaign and motivated the troops !!!

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