Crowdfunding Spotlight - Time of Legends: Joan of Arc

Published: October 24, 2017 11:00 AM /


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Time of Legends: Joan of Arc was far and away the best new game that we saw at Gen Con 2017.  The game's Kickstarter started earlier this month, and it took no time for this awesome looking miniatures game to secure its $100,000 funding goal. At the time of this writing, the game is rapidly approaching the million dollar mark, sitting comfortably at over $863,000 raised with 17 days left in the campaign. The success of the Kickstarter up to this point means that nearly 30 stretch goals have already been unlocked, with some additional for-cost add-ons revealed as well.

Joan of Arc Stretch Goals
Look at this list of stretch goals that have already been unlocked. It's safe to say that this list is only going to get longer.

There are only two pledge levels for this campaign. The first is a $1 minimum pledge that gets you updates and gives you the option of purchasing add-ons without springing for the full game, and a $120 pledge that nets you the game, all unlocked stretch goals and two "Super Exclusive" miniatures that will not ever be available outside of the Kickstarter campaign. Shipping is pretty standard for games like this at this point and will be charged at the end of the campaign, the details of which can be found on the campaign page. The for-cost add-ons include a compendium book for $30 that includes art, a painting guide, and a campaign mode for the game; a massive terrain expansion called Siege for $80; an Ars Nova pack for $20 that includes some units and tiles; a Legendary battles pack for $60 that includes a huge number of units; Unleash Hell for $30 that includes the awesome looking Devil miniature; and the jaw-dropping Dragon for $65.

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Even though they are smaller scale than standard, the miniatures look amazing when painted.

One thing that makes Time of Legends: Joan of Arc stand out is the scale. Mythic is calling the miniatures scale "Legendary Scale" for the game, which puts humans at about the 16mm mark. This is quite a bit smaller than the standard 25 - 30mm range used in most skirmish games, but the miniatures are still incredibly detailed. The game has a historical theme, but mixes it with the supernatural as well, and the smaller scale actually works in the game's favor when you start to add mythical beasts, such as the enormous dragon, to the table. The sense of scale that the game provides is stunning, especially considering the ease of using terrain miniatures, such as buildings and castle walls, at this scale. It really is impressive when you see the miniatures laid out on the table in person, and the smaller scale means that you can actually have huge battles between large numbers of miniatures on a moderately sized table.

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The Dragon is massive, and it seems even bigger next to the buildings and human-sized miniatures in the game.

The gameplay itself, from what I've seen anyway, is also rock solid, putting as much emphasis on player interaction and storytelling as on pure combat. You can catch a gameplay playthrough in our Gen Con coverage here. I'm in for $215 at this point for a Maiden Pledge, the Unleash Hell add-on and, of course, the Dragon. I can't wait until the planned delivery date of December 2018 to get my hands on this game. Even at this smaller scale the miniatures look amazing once painted, and I'm already having daydreams about sending scores of tiny men to their fiery deaths against that dragon.

Mythic Games' Leonidas Vesprini is very active on the Kickstarter, including running numerous live Q&A sessions, so head over to the Kickstarter if you have any questions and you won't have to wait long to get them answered.

What do you think of Time of Legends: Joan of Arc? Have you seen enough to convince you to pledge? Can you resist the allure of that massive dragon miniature? Let us know in the comments below.

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