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S&T: Monolith Arena – Unfolding the Guardians

S&T: Monolith Arena – Unfolding the Guardians
Last time we’ve talked about the Dragon Empire and our propositions as to what to prepare inside the Monolith and the reasons behind those choices. This time it’s time to take a closer look on Ignacy’s favorite dwarfs and thee different setups for their Monolith. Guardians of the Realm are known for being able to take a punch or two with their special Feature from a banner, so with that in mind, let’s go over three setups that will make your opponent question moving any close to your walls of Golems and Axemen. Cannonball (Combat Platform x1, Veteran x1) With early access to Combat Platform, you will be able to cover a large area, with its high initiative and Ranged Attack in 4 different directions, but because you have only one copy of it, you have ...

Monolith Arena Strategy & Tactics – Unfolding the Dragon Empire

Monolith Arena Strategy & Tactics – Unfolding the Dragon Empire
We’ve gone through each Faction in Monolith Arena, discussing their strengths, and tactics to make the best use of their unique aspects. However, we’ve never tackled the Monolith aspect itself. Setting up the Monolith at the start of the game is crucial, but what should we choose? What tile combinations could work the best for us? When to unfold them? How can a good setup bring us closer to the win? Let’ go through a few options that we encourage you to try with the Dragon Empire. Area Control (Pickmen x2) If you want to cover many spaces at once, you should consider going with two copies of Pickmen inside your Monolith. They cover up to 4 sides, and if rotated correctly they can build a sharp wall, or even spread aside taking out many enemy tiles ...

Monolith Arena Strategy & Tactics: Harbingers of the Forest

Monolith Arena Strategy & Tactics: Harbingers of the Forest
Dark elves from the magical and mysterious forest accompanied by other creatures will swiftly cut their enemies and drive many arrows through them. My personal favorites, they are tricky, they can poke their enemies while keeping save positions, and they are good at keeping their distance. And that’s where they excel if you keep your distance.your enemies will curse the day those damn elves decided to leave the forest and appear at the arena. Running in circles Let’s start with Banner – you want to have it in the middle of the board, or at least in the central zone. So how come you aim for the center if you’re going to keep your distance? It’s pretty simple, you want to take advantage of its special Feature. Move your units around the Banner, shot with Sparks over your Banner and don’t let your opponent catch up to your Units. Run and shoot, ...

Millennium Blades X Monolith Arena

Millennium Blades X Monolith Arena
Welcome to Crossover Collusion, a series where we talk about the crossover games featured in the upcoming Millennium Blades Collusion Kickstarter. We’ll take a look at why we love these games, and how they’ve inspired the cards in their respective Millennium Blades sets!

Monolith Arena Strategy & Tactics: Lords of the Abyss

Monolith Arena Strategy & Tactics: Lords of the Abyss
Darkness and hellfire, creatures of the night, simply speaking – Demons. A faction filled with horrors and nightmares that will leave your opponents in total fear. Lords of the Abyss and their champions names are frightening, but what is even more terrifying is their ability to teleport all around the map and to poison their opponents. Their goal is to bring chaos on the battlefield, to leave their opponents confused, but it doesn’t mean their game is chaotic, you must plan your strategy from the very start to make sure that the underworld will be pleased with your results. Control your chaos. Venomous touch First, make sure that you take advantage of your most fearsome feature – Venom. Place your banner in a way that you will be able to reach your opponents banner with champions connected to your banner. It’s ok even if your banner will end up adjacent to ...

Monolith Arena Strategy & Tactics: Dragon Empire

Monolith Arena Strategy & Tactics: Dragon Empire
Armor plates, swords and charging towards the enemy with an intention to stab and slash – Yeah, sounds like human knights at their best. Chivalry and Honor are important to any knight, but above it all a great plan on how to dominate your enemies. Dragon Empire is filled with close combat, armored units that will strike opponents swiftly. Although you won’t win if you charge like crazy without thinking about your position, you’re not an Ork, right? Right, you are a noble knight, and you need to lead your troops intelligently. Power Charge! So when we talk about position, let’s start with your banner. Ideally, you want to keep it one space away from your opponent’s banner to utilize its special Feature and increase the strength of your charge attack. Place your Knights besides your banner, with an empty space between those banners. As soon as possible, charge with one ...

Monolith Arena Strategy & Tactics: Guardians of the Realm

Monolith Arena Strategy & Tactics: Guardians of the Realm
On one hand, I’d say playing Guardians is the easiest from all four factions – these are dwarves, everybody understands how to play them. Defend, stay in the corner and then, once a while hit, hit strong. You get these yellow tokens, you see the artwork, and immediately you know what to do. But let’s face it. The basic strategy for this army is simple. But a winning strategy… That’s another pair of shoes. The wall Put your banner in the corner. You want to have three free spaces next to it. Many of your units attack in 3 directions, and that is the best way to use the space. You warriors next to your banner will get additional life point (Shield icon!), and you are set to defend! Runes If not warriors, put runes next to your banner. Runes cover the space, so the enemy cannot attack the banner, and more interestingly, ...

Portal Games Christmas gift!

Portal Games Christmas gift!
Portal Games has a Cristmas gift for you 🎄! Monolith Puzzles are a set of challenges designed for the Monolith Arena board game. Fight on the arena, learn new tactics, and complete the puzzles in this brand new single player mode 😉! You can download the puzzles for free here 👉http://bit.ly/Monolith-Puzzles Solutions: http://bit.ly/Monolith-Puzzles-Solutions We would also like to wish you happy holidays, many game sessions with your friends, and a lot new board games in the upcoming year! 🎄🎄🎄 Merry Christmas! 🎄🎄🎄

Monolith Arena Strategy and Tactics: Lords of the Abyss

Monolith Arena Strategy and Tactics: Lords of the Abyss
In this article, I’d like to discuss the essential strategies to play with Lords of the Abyss. As many point out, this faction reminds of Black and Blue decks in Magic the Gathering. How to get most out of it? Poison your enemy. Set up your banner in a way you have two adjacent spaces ready for your units to attack. Each of your units adjacent to the banner gets the Poison ability, and this is crucial for your strategy. If possible, you might even place your banner adjacent to the enemy banner! Put your Chaos unit behind your base, and then you can even shoot over your banner with a deadly poisonous force. Remember, don’t waste your Battle orders too early. First, poison enemy banner and then start the war, then activate as many battles as possible. An early played battle is a waste of opportunity. Teleport. Your ability to teleport your units ...

Monolith Arena – Photo Gallery

Monolith Arena is fast paced, tactical fantasy skirmish game. You will play with those big hexagonal tiles, that represent your armies, your Bannerman, and magical runes at your disposal. There are four armies in the box: Elves, Dwarves, Humans, and Demons. Each type of unit has different illustration, there are also a lot of tokens and markers in the box. This is a colourful, good-looking game. Check it out:

BLOG: Monolith Arena – Charge!

BLOG: Monolith Arena – Charge!
There are four factions in Monolith Arena. Dwarves, Elves, Demons and… The fourth faction in Monolith Arena is called Dragon Empire. I call them Knights, and I guess, everybody calls them Knights. They have horses, lances, they charge so who’d bother calling them Dragon Empire, huh? Charges Knights army has a special order – Battle/Charge. They can start a regular Battle with it or decide for a single Charge! That would mean they choose one cavalry unit, move it and attack with it. No Battle started, no opponent had a chance to strike, nobody gets activated and react, nobody but your knight. This one knight runs into the enemy tile and deals damage with no chance for a reaction from the opponent. Well, maybe there is a reaction – a few curse words, and a look that kills, but that’s fine. You understand it, right? Shields Many of the Dragon Empire units have ...

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