Arena Rex




Arena Rex is reaching the last few days of its Kickstarter run, and I've said very little about it. Above is a recently released gameplay demo, while below is the originally posted Kickstarter video.




Arena Rex ticks quite a few boxes for me. The models look fantastic, as do the concept art for those models being made thanks to the Kickstarter. At 35mm they might not swap over to other systems well, and being resin there's the cost/detail thing to take into account, although there's a very low model count. There's a nice mix of historical and mythical creations which lets you tailor selections to your preference. The rules look deep and tactically interesting, and with each model having different abilities means replayability should be impressively high.

Enough to get you interested? Go support the Kickstarter

8 comments:

  1. I have been looking at this for the past few days. The models are fantastic looking! I really fond of a lot of their ornate helmets, ha ha. The only thing holding me back now is the reluctance to start a new miniature based game...

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    1. I'm certainly shying away from getting into more systems via Kickstarter for the same reason; there's only so much you can play. That's not to say some things aren't drawing me in with great models though.

      Arena Rex is a case in point, and does sway me by models alone, and being resin I'm not sure I'll want to pay RRP when the game launches.

      I have got the fear about the things that will be turning up eventually thanks to Kickstarters, and that I'll be truly overwhelmed (I might be now, but I can kid myself).

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  2. I'm with you guys, too easy to get drawn into another great looking game / system via Kickstarter, especially when offering a great bargain on RRP. Recently pitched in to Godslayer with 2 factions, have resisted Arena Rex so far but I'm very close to backing this too.
    Haven't watched the game play video yet but I think that is what will sway me one way or another...

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    1. I wonder if we're going to see Kickstarter bought games hit eBay not just through people buying to sell on, but also people realising they've got too much. I'm regretting pulling out of the Wild West Exodus kickstarter, but I would have spent way too much otherwise, and ended up with more models that wouldn't get painted.

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  3. Not sure whats its done to my name on my previous post?!

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    1. Never seen that happen before. Following the link runs up against an AOL page saying there's no page for Opaque Indentifiers. At which point, I have no idea what's going on. Best of luck, mystery person, and thanks for the comment.

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  4. I have to say that now having viewed the gameplay video, I'm not pitching in on this one. Something I can't quite put my finger on, but I think maybe it comes across a bit two dimensional (I don't mean the cardboard proxys!) or perhaps I think it doesn't have sufficient complexity or longevity. Oh well, I might miss out on a cracking game but my wallet will thank me. Gorgeous models though.

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    1. The video does seem to focus a bit too much on winning a fight by throwing people into pits, rather than a longer battle with more back and forth. Given the small number of models per side you need more time in the game with them. Hopefully it's just that things have been foreshortened for the video.

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