Paladins of the West Kingdom on Kickstarter

With yesterday’s publication of my Architects of the West Kingdom review, I’ve probably been remiss in not reminding you about its companion game that’s currently on Kickstarter.

Image taken from the Kickstarter page

Paladins of the West Kingdom is still on Kickstarter for 7 more days, and it funded so quickly that I’m not sure any time device known to man actually measured it.

It’s also designed by Shem Philips and S J Macdonald with art by the Mico and is from Garphill Games and will be available later at retail by Renegade Games Studios.

In this game, you’re defending the kingdom that you built in Architects.

Let’s blurb this thing!

Paladins of the West Kingdom is set at a turbulent time of West Francia’s story, circa 900 AD. Despite recent efforts to develop the city, outlying townships are still under threat from outsiders. Saracens scout the borders, while Vikings plunder wealth and livestock. Even the Byzantines from the east have shown their darker side. As noble men and women, players must gather workers from the city to defend against enemies, build fortifications and spread faith throughout the land. Fortunately you are not alone. In his great wisdom, the King has sent his finest knights to help aid in our efforts. So ready the horses and sharpen the swords. The Paladins are approaching.

The mechanisms look great, the game play looks amazing from what I’ve seen (check out this overview of the game from 3 Minute Boardgames that will give you a lot of information in a short amount of time.

It sounds like it will be a bit more complex than the other games, which isn’t a bad thing as far as I’m concerned.

If all goes well (and given Garphill Games’ past Kickstarters, they probably will), it’s going to be reaching backers in December 2019.

You have 7 days left! The Kickstarter campaign ends on Thursday, March 21 at 8:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time.

I backed it on the first day, so I hope you join me.

(Note: This is not a paid ad at all. I’m just that enthused about this game coming, and since this is also an opinion blog, that’s my opinion!)


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