Kings of War: Forest Shamblers

If you go down to the woods today…

For my Kings of War Forces of Nature army, The Children of the Forest

I have a smattering of miniatures for the Forces of Nature, including a starter army from the November 2014 Kings of War 2nd ed kickstarter, delivered second half of 2015. In addition to the second edition rulebook, they also funded a few polystyrene plastic troop miniatures, and a bunch of secondary metal minis in this KS. Most of these have been lying about in a box since then.

But for some reason I had taken out just these Forest Shamblers, prepped and built them ages ago and they were standing pround in one of the Drawers of Doom™ when I was rummaging around after something to paint the other day.

These minis are each made in four parts, main body, head, both arms. Ball and socket-joints permit a bit of poseability. Easy to assemble (easy for being metal … as in I needed to drill and pin all the parts just like all heavy metal bits need…), and also good on the details. These are some of the better minis Mantic have made. Probably why I chose to prep them and very few of the others back when I received them.

The metal castings I recieved were of higher quality than earlier metal minis I have from Mantic. They might simply early runs in the mould, but it might also be that Mantic managed to up their quality control on the metals a bit, which they sorely need(ed) to do.

So here they are, all spruced up.


Forest Shamblers

Forces of Nature faction

Kings of War

Mantic, 2015


40mm bases

available from


Painted so far this year:   (Miniatures:  125 /365 goal // scenery and terrain: 10)

January: 30

February: 44   //  10

March: 17

April: 34

Categories: Kickstarter, Kings of War, Mantic, MetalTags: ,


  1. Very cool colors! I really love these.

  2. Yeah, very cool. I think I have these, but multipart heavy metal is a bane of my existence. Seeing how well they’ve turned out here with your models means I may even give them a second chance one day! I really like the effect you’ve given the eyes in particular.

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Tom Trussel

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