Overall though it was a really enjoyable wargaming experience. Lots of fun. Many, many years ago one of my first war game experiences was playing Warhammer Fantasy with the box set that had plastic goblins and elves. It was great fun and this game recaptured the fun element. As that game currently has a brick of a rule book bigger than any university text book I have ever known I won't return to that game. Not to mention the figure costs now. Sheeeesh!
It is interesting that the creator of Mantic does come from the GW stable. However the point of difference is surely the affordability of Kings of War. I highly recommend you go check it out yourself. If fantasy is not your thing then consider substituting figures as I plan to do for a Human army. A longer term plan but one day an Early Imperial Roman Army in 28mm.....one day. Check out what's been created here on converting Kings of War for historical gaming.
From Brendon (The Kiwi)