By Crom! A Conan King Pledge Unboxing

This week, a year after the expected shipping window, Monolith delivered their Conan board game Kickstarter. I'm not really a board game person - the only other one that I have backed and received so far is Loka, River Horse's 4 way elemental chess game - so the sheer scale of the content is a little overwhelming. Still, that won't stop me taking pictures of everything!

King pledge - Main box, Stretch Goal box with little add-on boxes to the left.


I was initially a little concerned when it arrived, as it appeared to have been ripped open after being drowned somewhere between France and my house.


I was able to peel away individual layers of the cardboard box thanks to the moisture level.

What follows is now an attempt to see how far I can stretch Blogger's photo limits. It'll also mostly be pictures. I'm not likely to get a game of Conan soon, having played one game of anything this calendar year, so can't really review much in the way of rules and cards. What I can say is that there are a lot of concerns regarding these and the translations made from French to English, which can be found in the Board Game Geek forum, here.

The main box - Cassius for scale - it's huge!


The rules - one for the bad guy, one for the heroes.

Hero cards, used by the players.



Gems!

Item cards and the dice requried.

Giant Snake

Thog - it's a monster alright.




King Conan's Lion, one of the less detailed minis


Bad guy cards and tokens



More important stuff



the game boards - 2 double sided boards - 4 maps




The Core minis. Good guys in white, bad guys in grey


The Book of Skelos, the Overlord's tray

Minions!

The man himself - Conan


The white plastic on the heroes doesn't help the detail, but on most figures, it is there.
King Conan


Shevatas


Hadrathus


N'Gora


Belit


Lots of the female minis have softer facial features which really don't come out well on the light plastic.
Zelata

Valeria


Perhaps thanks to how they are packed, some models have qutie a forward slant on them.

Princess/Thalis


Zelata's Wolf


Zaporavo


Khosatral Khel


Captain


Zogar Sag


Outer Dark Demon


Thak


Dark Demon



Skuthus



Hyena - 5 in the box


Bossonian Guard - 15 in the box


Belit's Guard - 5 in the box


Pirates - 15 in the box


Mummy - 10 in the box


Pict Hunter - 15 in the box


Skeleton - 15 in the box



Bossonian Archer - 5 in the box


And thus ends the core box. Onto the stretch goal box!



Scenario booklets - One French, One English

Character cards for the new playable characters

A Map!



Dice Bag

Additional Dice, spell cards and artifact cards (double the cards as in both languages)
Thaug (giant water monster)







More cards


A third double sided map


The rest of the miniatures



Another Conan


Olgerd


Warlord Conan


Conan the Wanderer



Pallantides


Conan the General


Amboola


Taurus


Kothian Archer


Savage Belit



Kerim Shah



Balthus & Slasher (below) - Robert E Howard tribute minis



Pelias


A Mythic Battles Promo Spartan - Mythic Battles is Monolith's next KS


The Trusty Camel


Khemsa


Ageera


Kyperborean Primitive


Constantius


Warlock


Akivasha


Gitara


Natohk


Giant Scorpian


Giant Spider


Man-ape


Swamp Demon


Bone Golem



Forest Demon



A shot for scale - the monsters are larger than Conan, so tower over most other characters
Sarcophagus

Bookshelf

Torch Stands

Chests

Crates

Tables, Stools and Benches

Piles of skulls - always handy

Tentacles - 10 in the box


More guards - 5 to be exact


Pict Archers - 5 in the box


Pict Warriors - 5 in the box


Pirates - 5 in the box

Mummies - 5 of this design.


5 more Skeletons


And another 5 like this.


The last 5 Mummies look like this.


If you're still here, congratulations. That's the end of the King pledge - pretty hefty! Lots of the minis have a large amount of detail and others will hopefully look better with some primer and paint on them.

The journey isn't over yet, for the add-ons are to come below!

I'm a sucker for Dragons.

The dragon comes with an Overlord tile in both languages.

The dragon's price on the KS was $33 with a retail of $40, which indicated he might be a little bigger than he actually is.




Cassius for scale again, so he's roughly a space marine tall. Not particularly large, but that's the risk with Kickstarter.
Vanir Valkyrie

Overlord tiles and hero cards allow for dual use.

Possibly the most disappointing mini of the lot, particularly as she was an add-on so extra was paid for her.

Even focused in, it's hard to make out any detail on her face

That textured fur cloak on the box art appears to have lost all its texture - the occasional downside of digital sculpting.
Lovely artwork on all three of the guest boxes


Conan and Belit, complete with extra equipment cards and hero cards
Conan the Thief


Belit - more soft details that are hard to make out





King Conan and Belit the Princess



The only male mini I noticed that was slightly harder to get the camera focused on face wise







No more Conans in the Paolo Parente box - Salome and Valeria

There is also a hero card for Taramis, who uses Salome's model

Salome



Valeria

It took me a while to work out what was on her face - it's the chain shown in the artwork on her card.



Phew! That's a lot of photos taken and edited. Overall I was pleasently surprised by the quality of the majority of the miniatures - a select few are lacking in detail in places or need weapons straightened but on the whole I'm happy with the investment.

Now I just need to get all two hundred and something miniatures added to my inventory list and find somewhere to put the boxes as my cupboard is full!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for alle the pictures! I'm awaiting my pledge any time now, so this was most welcome. I can't wait to get some primer on those character models to get at real feel of the details (or lack thereof if we are unlucky).

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    1. No problem! I enjoy doing unboxings, it gives the collector side of me the chance to show off ;)

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