May 1, 2015 at 4:35 pm #9270
Reviews. Battle Reports. There’s even an article on Beasts of War. All within the last year or so. Not bad for a “dead” game and company, eh?
Yeah. That’s what I thought, too. But metals… hmm… I know it’s heresy, but I kinda prefer plastic myself. Less hassle.May 1, 2015 at 4:48 pm #9271
I guess I’m still old-fashioned (I started painting miniatures in about 1979!) but I still have a soft spot for metal miniatures.
Given the new world of Kickstarter, I’m sure someone will grab the licence one day and re-release this.May 1, 2015 at 6:16 pm #9272
I’ve read that CMON holds the rights for the minis game. Cyanide for computer games (did you know there’s already several games based on Aarklash already?). But if WoK is CMON’s entry into the field, can we expect Confrontation to be revived?May 1, 2015 at 6:46 pm #9273
Frankly, I wouldn’t be too happy about it being revived right after the launch of Wrath of Kings. One fantasy tabletop miniatures game per company is enough, especially when they are so similar in style (eg Wolfen/Scourge).May 2, 2015 at 2:43 am #9274
Yes. Frankly, I was amazed at how similar the Wolfen/Szkorza were. First cousins, to be precise.
CMON has 2 miniatures games in their IP: WoK and Dark Age. Really wonder what they’re going to do with the Confrontation IP in the long term.May 2, 2015 at 3:35 pm #9275
I’m not even sure if CMON does have the Confrontation licence. Cyanide got it to make video games, and licenced Legacy Miniatures to make miniatures, who made a few which they sold from the CMON website. In a 2011 interview, they said they had about 85% of the masters.
What happened to Legacy Miniatures? Who knows, they seem to have disappeared for several years now.May 2, 2015 at 10:47 pm #9277
Huh. Really? Wonder if the Confrontation IP is up for grabs, then?May 3, 2015 at 12:27 am #9278
Ah. Found this online:
“Rackham collapsed in 2010 but several companies decided to continue the Confrontation line. Legacy Miniatures started to reanimate the line in 2011. They have even produced some brand-new miniatures that had not been in the market due to Rackham liquidation. In April 2012, CoolMiniOrNot announced via Ravage magazine that they would be publishing a new edition of Confrontation based on the 3rd edition rules”
What that last sentence now means is anyone’s guess since WoK came out.May 3, 2015 at 9:53 am #9279
Couldn’t find that anywhere, nice one. Well, maybe they decided to go with WoK instead, or maybe a Confrontation revival is still in the works. Personally, I hope the former, but then I’m selfish as I already have large Confrontation armies, and its revival would mean less attention for WoK.May 3, 2015 at 7:19 pm #9285
Too late! I’ve already started ordering the Dirz faction from MM (although SOMEONE swooped in and bought ALL the flyers… hellhounds something. Sheeesh).
But yes. More WoK for now. Re-starting a dormant line of minis is probably as difficult (if not more) as starting a brand new line.May 3, 2015 at 8:59 pm #9286
I’ve probably shot myself in the foot by promoting the game, now other people are buying up all the last figures! Can’t recall any fliers among the Scorpions …May 3, 2015 at 9:42 pm #9287
The ‘Syhar Sighthounds’ have the flight ability – ignore fighters and obstacles.
In Confrontation 3 they were called ‘Tigers of Dirz’ but without the skeletal wings – one of them had the Leap ability which would be similar to CAoR’s Flight.
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