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    Conquest! The brand new game from Para Bellum Wargames and River Horse Studios



    From out of nowhere, Para Bellum have come racing out of the blocks with a series of previews for possibliy one of the finest visual experiences in recent years. Combining influences from Geiger, Bacon and more, it's ticking all my boxes so far. As a painter/collector, I'm sold on the minis already ad I'm really looking forward to seeing of the game mechanics can hold up too. I for one am hypnotized by this fulture Large scale (greater than 28mm... maybe 35?) Fantasy Skirmish Wargame.

    If you like what you see and want to find out more as the weeks tick on, Like and Follow their Facebook page to keep up to date; https://www.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames/



    With little over a month until Conquest is revealed at Speil Essen games expo, I've had the chance to have some questions answered by Para Bellum regarding Conquest here;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTieb9B1VFg
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    Re: Conquest! The brand new game from Para Bellum Wargames and River Horse Studios

    Just in!

    Alessio Calvatore is conformed as the rules guru behind Conquest! With his portfolio it's difficult not to get excited about it!

    Gone are deployments and turns instead a new Command Stack mechanic where players preditermine what order their troops will activate coupled with an escalation system that gives true rolls to light, medium and heavy troops. Not only that... The Fog of War is set to be a real thing in game terms!

    I was already exited by the prosepect of a complex and mature setting. I'm a mature gamer and sometimes I've found myself looking for something without the token comic relief that's become the norm!







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    Re: Conquest! The brand new game from Para Bellum Wargames and River Horse Studios

    Just need to say quickly, I needed to remove the post of a studio Spire paint WIP by request of PB. They want to wait for the finished thing to release themselves (understandable) but please bear in mind that the purple and red spires that we see above are not the offical studio schemes and the proper ones really do reflect the artwork

    On the upside, they did say they would send me a few models to paint and share with you lovely people

    Well the next faction revealed is one we've seen a few pictures of so far.

    The Hundred Kindoms. Twice in it's existence, the kingdoms were united but the throne sits empty amongst squabbling, treatery and war.

    Within this little snipped we can already see The Imperial Court, The Orders (many of by the looks of it) and The Faith.

    Hopefully we'll see some minis in the next reveal...





    As ever, if you want to stay up to date and follow this project through to retail (it is not being kickstarted btw... just straight to retail) follow them on facebook here...

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    I've got my hands on some resin prototypes that were going spare (the production mini's are going to be plastic) to paint up for Para Bellum.

    Really really nice in the flesh. There are some really delicate details in places. Can't wait to get started. I've taken my pallet from soe of the artwork

    The archers stand 48mm tall to their heads. The brute is enormous standing on a 53mm base. I assume these are 35mm scale. They are pre production resins though so could still be downscaled for th ereal thing(?)

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    Damn... I better up my game on mine XD

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    More top artwork for The Hundred Kingdoms and the promise of more to come shortly along with a run down of what to expect from the reveal at Essen Spiel

    https://www.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames/

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    Re: Conquest! The brand new game from Para Bellum Wargames and River Horse Studios

    Interesting stuff. Mass battle games seem to be making a comeback. Odd though that the only pics I see show minis that look distinctly 'skirmish-y'. I would like to see what the rank and file will look like.
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    Odd though that the only pics I see show minis that look distinctly 'skirmish-y'.
    This.

    See, in an interview with one of the creative team (none rules writer) said that, "although it's not a mass battle game it certainly will be a battle!" It's definitely on skirmish bases from what I have seen (and received) so far.... I wonder if its small skirmish units(?). The minis are 35mm... the brutes are enormous XD they sit on a 55mm round base! So if it really is a true mass game... we might need bigger tables XD

    They are demoing the game at Essen Speil weekend after next so hopefully should have the full picture by then.
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    A little late but not forgotten some of you followinfg the facebook page will already have seen these but for those who haven't...

    Para Bellum have been hard at it getting enough models painted to demo the game at Essen Spiel next weekend... which also gives us a glimpse at the unit coherancy.

    With the minis being closer to 32/5mm scale, this has the postential to have that big game feel without the high mini investement ??

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    Spire brutes and.... CLONE SPEARMEN? :O




    Lots of anticipation for Essen next weekend!

    In the meantime, I've been given the opportunity to paint up my samples

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    Re: Conquest! The brand new game from Para Bellum Wargames and River Horse Studios

    So more news just in... And some images to follow...

    As ever, you can join the infotrain on ParaBellumWarGames Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/ParaBellumWarGames

    The game is designed for play on a 4x4" board and give the mass war feel with far fewer physical minis than conventional mass wargames have come to expect.

    Whilst on round bases, multibase movement trays are incorporated to improve in game admin yet models are removed individually to indicate casualties.

    Units enter play dependant on their level. Low level skirmishes take place early on to establish the front lines where reinforcements get to deploy from almost any table edge using the Offside mechanic where pushing the enemy line further your reinforcements to deploy closer to the lines ending in much grander clashes as the game escalates.

    By all accounts, I was excited for this game for other reasons... Now my interest has been peaked again. These sound d like some really innovative additions to give the game that mass war feel with a lower investment. Discussion has also hinted towards the game scaling down well so that units can be used with only one or two bases for small scale battles... Have some eyecandy





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    fantastic interview and a concise demo. No fething around ;D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dknw9jstpRQ
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    Fantastic miniatures and fast good rules, for sure one of the highlights at the SPIEL in Essen!
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    Good to hear, I was really impressed with th ereveals at Essen. I was originally dissapointed to find it was not a skirmish game but with what I know now, I'm even more excited

    Also... a Pheromancer found lurking at Essen :O

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    Here comes the studio...




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    The Brute Drones can't be controlled through simple orders. Their minds are lost to rage. Instead, The Spire rely on manipulating the most base instincts....

    Enter, The Pheromancers:





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    Some of the models are totally cool! Especially ''The Spire Abomination''.

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    As Conquest gets closer....

    The abomination is confirmed as part of the core set....
    Abomination. Core. set. :O

    I'm so pleased right now




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    WITH STEEL AND BLOOD!







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    Re: Conquest! The brand new game from Para Bellum Wargames and River Horse Studios

    This is the confirmed contents of the Conquest starter set

    RRP is 80 for 80 MODELS!

    Not pictured are the rulebook, unit cards and 2 objective markers





    Close up pictures will follow

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