A third faction will emerge onto the tabletop battlefield with the release of the Night’s Watch starter set. This boxed set includes a complete Night’s Watch force, with two units of Sworn Brothers, one unit of Veterans of the Watch, a unit of Ranger Trackers, and heroic leaders to command them including Jon Snow, the Direwolf Ghost, and Jeor Mormont. In addition, the set has dice, tokens, terrain, and the other components needed to play the game.
In September, a variety of other heroes will release, representing the two main factions as well as neutral personalities:
Stark Heroes I presents a half dozen iconic characters from that house, including Brynden Tully, Eddard Stark, Bran Stark, his companion Hodor, and the direwolf Summer. In addition to the 6 miniatures, this set has 2 unit cards, 5 attachment cards, 24 tactics cards, 3 NCU cards, and 1 movement tray. MSRP is $34.99.
Lannister Heroes I features five characters: the Hound, Tyrion, Lord Tywin, Maester Pycelle, and the High Sparrow. This set has 5 miniatures, 4 attachment cards, 18 tactics cards, and 3 NCU cards, for MSRP $34.99.
Unaligned personalities can be found in Neutral Heroes I, which has Roose Bolton, Ramsay Snow, Petyr Baelish, and Lord Varys, a total of 5 miniatures, 4 attachment cards, 26 tactics cards, and 3 NCU cards. MSRP is $34.99.
Night’s Watch forces can be expanded with miniatures from three sets releasing in October:
Sworn Brothers adds another unit of core troops for the arm, equipped with strong armor and two-handed greatswords. This set includes 13 unpainted miniatures (12 Sworn Brothers and 1 Watch Captain), a unit card, an attachment card, and a movement tray. MSRP is $34.99.
A ranged element can be added to the army with the Ranger Hunters expansion, featuring a dozen archers, a unit card, and a movement tray. MSRP is $34.99.
Meanwhile, the Builder Scorpion Crew adds a siege engine to the force, which includes a large projectile launcher and its three-man crew on a large movement tray, as well as two unit cards. MSRP is $34.99.
The other factions also get some reinforcements in October:
For House Stark, the Umber Greataxes offer a versatile and flexible unit. This set has a dozen axemen, a unit card, and a movement tray for MSRP $34.99.
House Lannister, meanwhile, can turn to the arcane Pyromancers to add some firepower to their forces thanks to their volatile green “substance.” This unit comes with a dozen figures, a unit card, and a movement tray. MSRP is $34.99.
Click on the gallery below to see images of the miniatures and packaging for the expansions.
Scheduled to release in August, A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game (see “Stark and Lannister Clash for Control of the Seven Kingdoms”) will be supported by five expansions upon release (see “Big Q3 for CMON’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’”).