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The Lannisters And Starks Invade Kickstarter With Song of Ice & Fire Miniatures Game

The Lannisters And Starks Invade Kickstarter With Song of Ice & Fire Miniatures Game

Cool Mini Or Not might be looking to crash Kickstarter (again), releasing the much-anticipated Song of Ice and Fire 2-player starter box on the crowdfunding platform. Backers will get the core box and stretch goals for a pledge of $150.

We’ve previewed some of the game’s painted miniatures shown at CMON Expo, as well as given our first impressions of this 2 player box’s gameplay. Miniature wargamers familiar with Warhammer Fantasy Battles will be very familiar with the basic mechanics, but designers Michael Shinall and Eric Lang have streamlined ranked battle mechanics such that players who are completely unfamiliar with pushing around miniatures in trays can still pick up the game with ease.

The box features the Lannisters vs. Starks, with characters like Jamie and Robb (with Greywind, of course) leading their troops.

The Kickstarter has given us a pretty clear idea of what miniatures we can expect in the box. The resin samples we had our hands on in our demos were highly detailed, but if the casts are remotely like the resin samples, the 3D renders are as good as what you see is what you get (as you can see in the composites in the gallery below, with our photos of the painted minis on the right and CMON’s 3D renders on the left.)

All in all, we’re really excited. If you haven’t pledged your banner to either house of Westeros, fear not: CMON has said they’re planning a full retail release next year with more than what’s in this core box. Additional houses and characters are definitely on the table (pun intended).

If you want to know what we at G&S think about the game, check out our full rundown. Don’t forget to let us know in comments which character you love the most from the universe!

Feature Image Credit: Teri Litorco
Image Credit: Teri Litorco, CMON

Teri Litorco is a miniature wargaming and tabletop YouTuber, as well as the author of The Civilized Guide to Tabletop Gaming. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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