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The Dark Age Chronicles Return.

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We’ve been posting quite a bit recently about tournaments – the March to Immortality Tournament System, the Immortals tournament itself, and so on. You might even be forgiven for thinking that competitive play is all we care about, but that is certainly not the case. We love that we have developed a very tight set of rules that can be played in a competitive setting, but we are also fans of more casual and narrative play.

A few years ago, we released a pretty sizable document called Dark Age Chronicles: Forsaken that contained special scenarios for each of the Forsaken sub-factions, along with some special “named character” versions of Forsaken unit leaders. Well, although it has taken us a little while to revisit this format in a slightly modified manner, we have returned...

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The March To Immortality begins anew

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With the 2017 Immortals Tournament now in the bag, and the 2017 Master Rules book out in the wild, it is time to unleash the 2017-18 March to Immortality (MTI) Tournament document onto the world!

This document is the official, CMON-approved, Dark Age tournament format for the next 12 months (until the 2018 Immortals event), and provides an excellent base for all event organizers to start from. You can run a tournament using this document with no changes, OR you can adapt it to suit your needs (running team/doubles tournaments etc). Just remember to provide all details to your players before the event.

You can go HERE to download the PDF, read through it, and get started on playing through the scenarios.

Next week we’ll do a little feature on some of the great new terrain and objective ma...

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The 2017 Master Rules are here, and a lot of other great stuff too.

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NEW RULES

We have been diligently working away on these rules for the last year or so, running them through lots of playtesting with our teams out in the wider world. We are very happy with a lot of the central Dark Age rules as they are, but there were a few things that we needed to evolve, to adapt, or to replace. We always strive for clarity in our rules writing – aiming definitely for ‘rules as written’ over ‘rules as intended’ – and the 2017 Master Rules no doubt hits closest to that mark of any of the previous editions.

It is currently available on our site for FREE DOWNLOAD and the printed book is available in our webstore.

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DAG0014   Dark Age: 2017 Master Rules – $19.99

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Samaria is a very compelling setting, there are plenty of great factions with different playstyl...

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The Immortals!

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Wow, what an incredibly cool and very hectic weekend at CMON Expo.

We certainly had a lot of moving parts in play, and not all of them have continued to move (but they will soon).

The focus of much of the show for us, however, was the 2017 Immortals Tournament for Dark Age. We had 26 players in the field, many of whom had travelled considerable distances – Boston, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas. There was a great spread of armies that faced off across the ruined landscape of Samaria, covering all major factions. All players acquitted themselves well through the initial three rounds of the tournament. At that point, the top 4 players (all undefeated) went on to the semi-finals...

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The Immortals are almost here!

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It is a little over a week until the start of the CMON Expo, and on Saturday May 13, it’s the the awesome Dark Age Immortals tournament!

In all the hustle and bustle of the event preparation, it seems that a message has been confused/muddled/misplaced, and it concerns the idea of a “painting requirement” for the Immortals tournament. This message to to clear up any confusion.

There IS a painting requirement for the Immortals Tournament at CMON Expo 2017. This means that all players are required to field models that are painted. This is our premier event for the year, so we want it looking as good as possible. We are also all adult enough to understand what constitutes painted. Base coats are absolutely fine, bare models or primer only are not...

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ADEPTICON – Crazy times!

AdeptiCon 2017 wrapped up just over a week ago, but it has taken us that long to get our heads back into some semblance of order after such a hectic event! Sooooooo many things going on, and all of them good for Dark Age. Our numbers were up across the board from last year’s event (which was a great one for us too). Path To Glory was on sale for the first time, we sold a lot of our new Faction Starter Sets, and many blister pegs were empty by there end of the show. We also had almost 100 people participate in the various events that we ran, including highlights such as the 17 people involved in one of the Dark Age “Build & Plays”, 16 players for the 750pt MTI Tournament, and 28 PEOPLE in the 500pt MTI Tournament! Many thanks to event organizers John Sawicki and Aaron Behm!

Here are a few ...

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FINALLY!

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We are VERY excited to be able to announce that we now have a UK distributor again!

As of yesterday afternoon we completed a deal with DiaCash UK to start to bring Dark Age back into the UK. Obviously this doesn’t mean that the latest products will start appearing on the walls of your local gaming stores by the weekend, and there’ll be a process to go through to get to that stage, but this is the first and biggest hurdle to overcome.

So, if you live in the UK and would like see Dark Age product carried by your local gaming store, then have them contact Paul Scott of DiaCash UK at [email protected]

We are looking forward to working with DiaCash again, and putting together a bundle support for the UK Nationals coming up at the end of May!

Thanks!
The Dark Age team

 

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A pretty big update! – Releases, GenCon, NOVA Open, and the LVO!

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We have a lot to go over in this update! we’ll try to keep it snappy : )

New Releases for February!

In the photo above you can see the very cool releases we have hitting the webstore this Friday (February 3rd)! Lots of great Shadow Caste models and the hotly anticipated C.O.R.E. models, including the 2015 Immortal model, the L1ghtbr1nger!

It is important to note that if you would like your local store to stock Dark Age (or they already do and you want to buy these releases direct from them), and they are in the U.S., please have them contact our Sales guy, John Smith, via email – [email protected]. John will be able to get them sorted. For our UK and European fans, we are still working hard to get a UK distributor...

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Welcome to 2017 – the year of Dark Age!

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2017 has only just begun, but we are very excited to see how it all plays out this year. We have lots of wonderful, exciting things that we are doing this year, and one of those is heading to the Las Vegas Open, and awesome wargaming event in (you guessed it) Las Vegas, Nevada!

Click HERE to see Bryan’s excited face as he describes some of the cool things we’ll be doing at the show.

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Community Feature – Rich Blondel’s Prevailers

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We’ve been excited to bring you this article since the first time we saw Rich Blondel working on his Esh. Rich spent quite a bit of time this summer working on his Prevailer collection, and earlier this month sent us these photos and words to let us know how he goes about his Prevailer painting. We hope you enjoy this little holiday treat, and we’ll see you all again next year! Now, over to Rich:

“This time I will show you my favorite faction, the Forsaken Prevailers. From early in my childhood, I have been fascinated by the European Middle Ages, and also really attracted by the stories, books and movies about post apocalyptic universes, that’s why I fell in love when I discovered the Dark Age Prevailers range...

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