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Conquest’s next faction revealed!

Para Bellum Wargames, the developer and publisher of the fantasy Regimental Miniature Wargame Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings and Skirmish system Conquest: First Blood, launched a new special event on its interactive lore platform, the Living World. Codenamed ‘Project 8,’ the event presented three candidate factions for release after the City States, (the seventh faction to join the ranks of Conquest in February 2023). The choice was between the elemental Sorcerer Kings, the hardened and versatile Dogs of War, or the spawned creations of Hel, the Conquest Community will decide!

With the most voting of any Living World event in the history of Conquest’s interactive platform, Para Bellum has announced that Sorcerer Kings will be the 8th faction, coming out in 2024. The community spoke, and while the contest was a tight race, the Sorcerer Kings with a vote total of 41.76% nudged out Hel which came in second with a vote total of 39.68%. The Dogs of War ended the vote with 18.56%.

What are the Sorcerer Kings – God-killers. Masters of Elements. Founders of not mere kingdoms but of an entire continent and its civilization. Once members of an elite cabal of practitioners of the Old Dominion who drunk hastily into the power left behind by the Anathematic, the Sorcerer Kings eagerly shift in their elemental thrones as the winds of fortune change, inviting them home… An exciting race, one that will make for an exciting introduction to Conquest gameplay in 2024.

Conquest The Sorcerer Kings

The City States arrive for Para Bellum’s Conquest

The City States has arrived for Para Bellum‘s Conquest games. The new army is ready to go with new units and a new two-player starter set to get you started!

New Two Player Starter! Nords vs City States!

Grab a friend and dive into the world of Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings and Conquest: First Blood with our new 2 player Starter Set! With proposed scenarios designed to ease you into the system of Conquest, the box contains a starter warband and a commander unit for each faction – City States, our 7th and newest faction vs the Nords! The City States are our faction of Ancient Greek human warriors. These figures will take you back in time, with the highly detailed sculpting that ancient Greece is famous for. The Nords are a fantastical group of Slavic style of miniatures, including a giant – the Mountain Jotnar! The set is ready for two players to clash on the field. play a rank and flank style of game with the Last Argument of Kings rule set, 2 copies of the new 2.0 edition rules are included. You are also welcome to use your same miniatures to play our Skirmish style of game with First Blood. Whether you rally the might of the Nords or command the City States, the objective is one and the same: Conquest.

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The Polemarch

Raised almost exclusively within the walls of the Scholae, aspirant Polemarchs are selected from the teeming multitudes of the City State through the rigorous yearly exams that feed the City State’s administration. Chosen for their leadership skills and physical proficiency, their exhaustive, ten-year curriculum is rounded out with at least a decade’s worth of actual combat experience before they can claim the title. Leading from the front lines and inspiring their troops, Polemarchoi have become iconic figures epitomizing the martial strength of the City States. This has led ignorant northern scholars to translate the title of Polemarchos as ‘Warlord’. This is wrong, the correct title is ‘Lord of War’.

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The Polemarch

The Aristarch

Much of a City States bureaucratic apparatus is selected through a rigorous civil service exam, but the Aristarch is an exception. Handpicked from the pool of Aspirant Polemachoi by the ruling power of a City State; be it a Council, a Tyrant or even a God, an Aristarchos embodies all of the virtues of a city State and is thus chosen to lead its forces on campaign. Tested and trained to a standard even higher than that of the Polemarch, his studies focus instead on strategy, philosophy, politics and economics, allowing him to serve the role of general, ambassador or governor as needs dictate to further the power and glory of his City.

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The Aristarch

The Hoplites

Unlike the feudal obligations of the Hundred Kingdoms, the City States have embraced a higher ideal for their people and armed forces. The bulk of their army is composed of Hoplites, citizen soldiers mustered to protect their city and its interests. Armed and equipped from the advanced foundries of their City State and drilled relentlessly, a phalanx of Hoplites is an almost immovable obstacle on the battlefield, capable of holding their own against the best any challenger might throw at them.

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The Hoplites

The Phalangites

While Hoplites are the citizen soldiery of a given City State, the Phalangites are its professional army. Hardboiled and scarred veterans of countless campaigns, Phalangites take everything that makes a phalanx deadly, and kick it up a notch. Eschewing the use of the hoplon (shield) their daily drills allow them to employ their pikes, the dreaded sarissa, while holding formation. This turns them into both a hammer and an anvil, allowing them to retain their defensive nature while crushing the opposition behind an impenetrable hedge.

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The Phalangites

The Community will decide the Eighth Faction for Conquest

Para Bellum Wargames, the developer and publisher of the fantasy Regimental Miniature Wargame Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings and Skirmish system Conquest: First Blood, has launched a new special event on its interactive lore platform, the Living World. Codenamed ‘Project 8,’ the event presents three candidate factions for release after the City States, (the seventh faction to join the ranks of Conquest). The twist? The decision will be made by the player base of Conquest, in a 3-round ‘competition’ between the three candidates! Whether it will be the elemental Sorcerer Kings, the hardened and versatile Dogs of War, or the spawned creations of Hel, the Conquest Community will decide!

The three candidate factions, codenamed ‘Hel’, ‘Dogs of War’ and ‘Sorcerer Kings’, will be presented in a new and escalating fashion, in three rounds. Looking to create strong impressions, the atmosphere and feel of each faction will be the first thing released before showcasing concepts. The rounds will be exploring Faction Lore and Sub-factions, Faction Playstyle, and Early Concept Art. Each round has more teased details to allow fans to change their minds about their favorite factions as they learn more about each. Cast your votes with care, as there are no points for second place! Project 8 will ONLY decide the eighth faction to be released! Who knows what Conquest has in store after that?!

Project 8 voting in the first round, along with all details of these factions is available now. The program is ending January 27th, and anyone can participate in Project 8, assuming they are a registered user of the Para Bellum Games website. Get ready to cast your votes!

Para Bellum reveals its Conquest 2023 pricing and new releases

Conquest has announced its first third-of-the-year release schedule for 2023, and new 2023 pricing. 

January will bring the newest items for the Old Dominion to market, including the Founder’s Exclusive Heavy Metal diorama. This is a numbered edition of 750 units, available while supply lasts. The Mounted Strategos brings the “Undead” to “life” on this mounted steed, a truly beautiful sculpt, while the deadly whimsy of the Kanephor and Karaytid have a very distinctive look for player tables. 

February, brings the launch of our 7th faction, City States. More details and rules will be revealed in the new year. Check out the new Hoplites and Phalangites infantry sets in their painted glory. The City States will be the Conquest view of the classic Greek Warriors, with compelling sculptures, fantastic creatures including new Minotaurs, and unique giants like the new Hephaestian and Promethean. A new 2-player starter set will also debut in February, the City States vs the Nords. Everything 2 players need to start playing right away, at an incredible value – $179.99, which saves the gamer $200 over the individual pricing for the sets, and includes 2 exclusive Character sculptures – a unique Polemarch and Konungyr for these armies.

In these inflationary times, Conquest worked hard to maintain, or REDUCE, as many items as possible to continue to have miniature wargaming be accessible to players – new and current. We are making Conquest an inviting game for players! We hope you will help us welcome gamers to our Conquest Community! 

Highlights of the 2023 pricing program:

  • Character miniatures went from $28.99 to $24.99 MSRP, while Premium Sculpts are now $29.99.
  • Infantry Sets move from $42.99 to $39.99 MSRP, and Premium Sculpts are $44.99.
  • Brutes and Cavalry are steady at $49.99, with Premium Sculpts at $59.99
  • There’s incredible value in the 1-Player Starter Sets at $149.99 which is unchanged and $179.99 for the larger 2-player starter sets. 

Peruse the 2023 catalog in digital form, it is linked here!

Here’s the upcoming release schedule:

DecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchApril
Nords: Sea Jotnar Artisan SeriesOld Dominion: “Heavy Metal” Founders ExclusiveConquest Army Support Packs Wave 4City States: Army Support Pack W4First Blood 1 player Starters – all factions
Conquest 25ct Dice – C logo Red and BlackOld Dominion: KaryatidsConquest Objective Markers and TokensW’adrhŭn: ChieftainCity States: Mechanist
Old Dominion: KanaphoresCity States vs Nords 2 Player Starter SetW’adrhŭn: VeteransCity States: Promethean
Old Dominion: Mounted StrategosCity States PolemarchOld Dominion: AthanatoiCity States: Hephaestian
Spires: Incarnate SentinelsCity States AristarchOld Dominion: Varangiansand more….
City States: HoplitesDweghom: Herald of Magma
City States: PhalangitesOrganised Play: Paint & Take
City States: Minotaur Thyreans
City States: Minotaur Haspists
City States Faction Dice on Gray swirl Dice
TLAOK Softcover Rulebook – English 2.0

The Mounted Strategos arrives for the Old Dominion in Para Bellum’s Conquest

The origins of chivalry and the feudal order can, like almost all institutions of the Hundred Kingdoms, be traced back to the establishment of the Kataphraktoi Taghmata in the Old Dominion. Their cost of their mount, equipment, and deployment as well as effectiveness on the battlefield set these warriors on a league of their own. A Mounted Strategos is the epitome of this ancient warrior code, a paragon of a bygone age mounted on his ritual companion, whose faded glory and tattered panoply cannot dim the blazing intellect and sheer will that smolder within this faded vessel

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Old Dominion Mounted Strategos

Kanephors and Karyatids revealed for Para Bellum’s Conquest

The Kanephors

Deep within the great temples of Capitas, one could find the Telestria, great halls in which people were initiated into the mysteries of Hazlia’s cult. Ringing these richly appointed halls, dozens upon dozens of Kanephors stood guard, bearing the bounty and gifts their lord would shower unto Hazlia’s new initiates. In a dark parody of their former role, these terrifying animate constructs can be unleashed upon the battlefield to deliver their god’s last gift: Death.

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The Karyatids

While Hazlia’s Fall and subsequent annihilation of the population of Capitas infused the very stones of Capitas with his power, nowhere was this more evident than in his greatest temples. Here the very blood of Hazlia oozed from the walls, infusing his holiest icons and statuary with a dark parody of life. The beautiful Karyatids that once ringed the great temple’s temenoi have come to life and, in a grotesque parody of their ritual purpose, now hunt down all interlopers in their god’s domain. Only the most zealous and dedicated of Hazlia’s servants can hope to bind these unholy creations in common purpose to unleash their horror upon the battlefield, where missiles created of divine blood and sheer spite make a mockery of mortal armor and flesh.

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The Old Dominion gets a Founder’s Exclusive and it’s Heavy Metal!

Para Bellum Wargames, the developer and publisher of the fantasy Regimental Miniature Wargame Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings and Skirmish system Conquest: First Blood, has revealed the next release in their limited edition “Founder’s Exclusive” series. Sporting four, highly detailed Resin Miniatures, set on a specially made scenic diorama base, “Heavy Metal” delivers on the promise of its name. With a thematic representation of a Strategos character, standing imposingly over the field of battle, surrounded by his Retinue of companions and clad in the wicked elegance of the Old Dominion aesthetics, the “Heavy Metal” diorama is as refined as it is imposing.

Heavy Metal is bringing to the field an Old Dominion Strategos, clad in the full might of the Dominion’s Regalia, with three Retinue characters bearing his arms and banner. As ever in the dioramas of Conquest, the individual raisin characters are set on their own base, ready to be moved and fielded when the time for battle comes, while perfectly resting in their diorama base when one wants to simply show off their forces. Be it for hobby or play, Heavy Metal promises to draw the eyes of enthusiasts and gamers alike!

The Founder’s Exclusive models are designed by the creative direction of the founder, Stavros, and fill a space in the Conquest world of unique pieces that can be used in the game, while also being fantastical models for any fan of miniatures. Each one is a limited, numbered edition.

Releasing in January of 2023 and sequentially numbered to seven hundred and fifty (750), seven hundred (700) of the pieces will be available for sale. The other fifty (50) will be offered as prize support in 2023, making them a spectacular prize in every collection or on any table –  124.99 USD/EU!

Para Bellum’s Conquest Character Bundles for One Week Only!

Enjoy Thanksgiving with one of Para Bellum‘s new character bundles available for all factions for the Conquest miniature games!

A great way to expand your starter sets, these character bundles add more options to your army, including Officers for First Blood!

This offer will be available for ONE WEEK ONLY so grab them while you can!

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The new Nords Sea Jotnar joins Para Belum’s Artisan Series

Para Bellum Games, publisher of fantasy Mass Combat Miniature Wargame Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings and Skirmish ruleset Conquest: First Blood, unleashes the dreaded Sea Jotnar, in this latest addition to the Artisan Series resin models. Rising from the frozen seas of Mannheim, the Sea Jotnar Artisan Series combines the unfiltered creativity of the Para Bellum team with the unique touch of renowned sculptor Michael Kontraros, bringing to the community a beautiful miniature, bound to thrill Conquest players and hobby enthusiasts alike.

The Sea Jotnar Artisan Series builds on Conquest’s tradition of quality resin miniatures, setting a standard for what gamers and hobbyists can enjoy. Apart from a finely designed miniature offering hours of hobby pleasure to any enthusiast, they are also a terrifying weapon in any Nord warlords’ hands, bound to bring mayhem to their enemies with their offensive might. And if the enemy thinks avoiding it can work,  let them think again; that chained anchor is not just for show…

The Sea Jotnar Artisan is available on Pre-Order and will hit the shelves in December 2022 for a SRP of 134.99 USD/EU. As with all the Artisan Series entries, initial production is limited. Claim your Sea Jotnar now!

Conquest: First Blood gets a Two Player Starter Set: W’adrhŭn vs The Old Dominion

Grab a friend and dive into the world of Conquest: This special 2-player starter set is themed for the fast paced narrative game, First Blood. With 50 Conquest miniatures, these may be used to play either First Blood or the mass fantasy battle game The Last Argument of Kings. One miniature set, one world of Eä, two game styles to play! The box set features the Old Dominion, the newest, 6th faction, to be released for the Conquest series.

Your starter army contains the Kheres, Moroi, Praetorians and Legionaires infantry set with the Xhillarch character. The W’adrhŭn starter army comes ready to play with Blooded, Braves, Hunters, and Slingers infantry sets with the Predator character. This includes 2 deluxe paperback copies of the new 2.0 First Blood Rulebook (in English), Narrative Quick Start Scenarios, Living World Information Cards, and a path of Conquest guide that helps players understand how to next advance their gameplay!

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First Blood! is 2.0 a fully-fledged competitive, skirmish wargame! To do that we focused on the nuances of individual Model positioning and intra-Regiment synergies. The rules now treat individual teams of soldiers as building blocks together which form powerful ad-hoc formations. It is each player’s job to find the weak point in their enemy’s formation and disentangle it through smart maneuvering and intelligent order of play!

A5, 96 page fully illustrated and color rulebook.

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First Blood! rulebook
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