CMON has just announced the latest game they have in the works; A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game. Based on George R.R. Martin’s famous novels, which many will know from the adapted television series “Game of Thrones”, the new game brings the conflicts and characters to life with a great selection of pre-assembled miniatures and a simple rule set.
The miniatures are set to be produced by Dark Sword Miniatures, Inc. Known as a producer of multiple award-winning miniatures and miniature related products, Dark Sword are no strangers to the tabletop scene. Having worked with famed fantasy artists like Larry Elmore, Keith Parkinson, Clyde Caldwell, and Jeff Easley to produce high quality miniatures based on their work.
“I have been a big fan of what CMON has done in the tabletop miniatures space since 2004. Their expertise in plastic miniature production and their extensive body of work with both board games and tabletop miniatures games, that not only look amazing but are actually fun to play, made it an easy choice on who to collaborate with on this project.”
Jim Ludwig – Founder and President, Dark Sword Miniatures Inc.
The game promises to be strategic yet easy to learn, allowing a low barrier of entry for those not familiar with wargames while still providing enough depth for more experienced players. You’ll be controlling units and heroes from your favourite Houses, leading them into battle against opponents while you create your own stories and recreate favourite moments from the books.
“CMON’s relationship with Dark Sword dates back over a decade, and we have contemplated a more serious collaboration for a very long time. This project allows us to dig deep into George R.R. Martin’s mind and recreate the iconic battles from his award-winning novels on the tabletop.”
David Doust – CMON Founder and President
Apparently, the rules have been designed to accommodate both large-scale wars with hundreds of miniatures and simple skirmishes between a few units.
“…The game features several unique systems, including alternating activations that keep the players engaged; a Rank System that changes a unit’s capabilities as the battle rages on; a Tactics System that provides strategic powers fueled by a finite resource each round; and, most importantly, the iconic Heroes, such as Robb Stark and Jaime Lannister, that can change the course of war both on and off the battlefield…”
CMON have been obviously been running this under the radar for a while, with playtester Polar_Bear from Tabletop Gaming News revealing his involvement and backing up the statements by CMON in a recent article:
“…I think you’re going to like it. It’s a great mix of a rank-and-file miniatures game that runs smoothly like a skirmish game does, with great scale-ability. Meaning you can easily play a small skirmish between just a couple units, or have a huge battle where entire houses are attacking each-other on the battlefield…”
Polar_Bear – Tabletop Gaming News
While at the Gama Trade Show in Las Vegas, the team at Watch it Played were able to grab this sneak peak, which reveals heaps of great details about plans for the game, how it will play and a preview of the potential contents of the first box set. Check out the video below:
Heading to Kickstarter in Q3 of 2017 with the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game: Stark vs Lannister Starter Set. Retail stores will be receiving the game sometime in 2018 and there’s a promise of regular retail releases and support to follow.