Hello, everyone, and welcome to a new year. 2019 is looking to be full of possibilities and we’re really looking forward to a great year full of amazing releases. But, starting it all off, we’ve got a trio of new games that you can pick up down at your FLGS or online now, including a new faction for the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game, plus some training material for those whose 2019 resolutions include “take over the world.” Let’s take a deeper look at each.
In the lands of Westeros, there are many greater and lesser Houses that have basically carved up the land into their own fiefdoms. However, far to the north, beyond the Wall, lies many people who do not hold allegiance to any House. Southerners know them as the Wildings, but among themselves, they are referred to as the Free Folk. And what this rag-tag group of individuals lacks in fancy armor or impressive fortresses, they make up for in numbers and sheer determination. They are looking to create their own homeland south of the Wall, and they’re willing to fight for it. In the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game, the Free Folk Starter Set has everything a new Free Folk Commander might need to field this force. It contains two full units of Free Folk Raiders and Savage Giants, along with a unit of Free Folk Trappers. Additionally, it has various Unit Attachments, Commanders, and NPCs to customize what players field. Also included is the game rulebook, dice, tokens, measuring sticks, and terrain templates. Not just a small taste, the Starter Set gives a fully-capable army ready to take the field immediately.
Releasing at the same time as the Free Folk Starter Set, the Free Folk are also getting a capable unit that shows the gender equality within the faction. While most armies in Westeros tend to only have men take the field of battle, the Free Folk feel that ignoring a full half their population due to some strange sentiment about “the women’s place is in the home.” That is exemplified in the Spearwives Unit Box. They are a threat in close combat as well as at range, since their short spears are light enough to hurl like javelins at enemy units. When teamed up with a Spear Wife Matriarch Unit Attachment, which also comes in the box, they become a truly devastating force on the field, able to maneuver quickly and effectively wherever they might be needed to strike at vital points in the enemy’s line.
For our final release of the month, we leave the fields of Westeros for an alternate version of Earth during the Victorian era. The world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, has gone missing. Unfortunately for the leaders of the world, his absence has been the signal to every evil genius that now is the time to strike. In Victorian Masterminds, players take on the roles of these ne’er-do-wells, as they look to finish creating their mechanical monstrosities, steal famous buildings, and kidnap scientists to toil away in their labs. They’ll do this by sending out their trusted agents all over the world. Each one has a special skill, and keeping your enemy on their toes is key, lest someone else steal a vital landmark or scientist out from underneath you. The world’s police forces will try and wrest control back, of course, but that just means you’ll always have to stay one step ahead if you want to end up as the undisputed ruler of the world.
And there we have it. A new force hitting the tabletops in the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game as well as a new board game of world conquest. All of these are available now. We certainly hope the start to your 2019 has been grand. Who knows what else the year has in store? Stay tuned to find out!
Learn more about the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game here.
Learn more about the Free Folk Starter Set here.
Learn more about the Spearwives Unit Box here.
Learn more about Victorian Masterminds here.