Hot on the heels of the Asterians and Veer-Myn, two more Factions join the fold! Repackaged in new sets especially for Deadzone 2nd Edition, the Marauders and Rebs are now available to pre-order! Mean and Green The Marauders are mercenaries for hire. Once shock troopers for the GCPS, they rebelled and escaped. Now the Marauder fleets ply the stars, fighting for those who can afford them, or against those in their way. A loose conglomeration of related races, they excel in combat, possessed of far greater intelligence and cunning than their appearance suggests. It is a foolish commander who underestimates the Marauders. From Commandos to Mawbeasts, these two sets contain everything you will need to field a brutal Marauders strike team in games of Deadzone. Surge forward with your strong commandos, pick off key targets with goblin snipers and use your Commando Captain to outwit the enemy commander. Children of the Revolution Not everyone willingly accepts GCPS rule. In its greedy and materialistic conquest of the galaxy, humanity has made more than one enemy. Everywhere are victims of the GCPS’ exploitation or oppressed aliens under their rule. Whilst they aren’t a threat individually, they form into groups and fight [...]
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The fans have spoken! DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game is coming to Kickstarter in late July and we recently asked what you wanted to know about 2nd Edition. Below is our question and answer session. From Joseph Mallen What are you doing to make it more worthwhile to bring star players? They are too expensive and unavailable during normal play, and leave your team too fast, and they eat up XP that could have gone to players you would keep. There are a couple of suggestions to make it more worthwhile to take your star player miniatures. The first is the introduction of Team Captains as upgrades your team can take. We’ve effectively got one MVP of the same race as a team, and each is suitably in a unique and heroic pose, so those miniatures would be repurposed as Team Captains – meaning you actually get to play with those miniatures! For example Riller would become a Team Captain upgrade for the Zee team. They’ll keep their identities so all the background will continue to exist, but they’ll likely have their benefits toned down for balance’s sake. Those miniatures that don’t go on to be Team Captains, for [...]
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Summertime like Fresh Prince! Chopper and Jonny P are back to discuss all things Mantic and what cool things are happening at the American Team Championships, Lady of the Lake GT and Gen KHANNNN! 00:00:00 Intro 00:06:10 Deadzone (new edition, campaigns) 00:32:33 Kings of War (upcoming events, new releases) 01:01:55 warpath (beta testing, release dates) 01:15:56 Dreadball (new kickstarter, future of game) 01:26:24 Dungeon Saga (new releases, Gencon adventure) 01:40:55 Outro
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Warpath is coming along well, with many thousands of words of background written for the sourcebook, and the rules in a very polished state, about to go into layout. However, we can’t finish this game on our own – 6 armies and infinite combinations is just too much for our team to test. We’ve read a lot of battle reports and had a lot of really useful feedback come in, but we need more, and we want to make the most of the next few weeks before we lock it all down. For both Warpath and Firefight, the core rules are pretty solid, so it’s the army lists that need the focus. Here are the latest versions of the rules: Warpath Mass Battles Beta Rules Warpath Firefight Beta Rules This is your chance to be a part of this game and make it better – your help is invaluable to us. Between now and the 25th July please play as many games as you can with as many armies as you can, and let us know how it goes. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the right models – we’ve had people testing with Mantic miniatures, other companies’ miniatures, [...]
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We’ve received some great pictures of people getting started with the new Industrial Battlezones. James has put together this fantastic Deadzone Board after he caught the Scenery bug in our Open Day Free-Build! There’s even a great shot in action with a game of Deadzone! Tyler, on the other hand, has built his own Jungle board, followed by a massive industrial warehouse! Wow! Keep your pictures coming in – we love seeing them! Fancy trying it for yourself? Check out our Battlezones Scenery and get building!
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Elite Strike Teams fight across the surface of worlds quarantined and erased from existence. Inside a Deadzone, everything at risk and one false move could be your last. Surrounded on all sides by aliens, soldiers and mutants, how long can you survive? Each player commands a Strike Team of five to ten models from one of seven factions, playing across a table top covered in 3D Plastic Buildings. Battle in claustrophobic firefights as you try to outmaneuver your opponent and secure critical objectives. Alternatively, you can surge forwards and close in for the kill. Whatever happens will be brutal and unforgiving. With Deadzone released a month ago, we thought we’d take a look through some of the factions that are available and those that will soon be on order. Enforcers The ruthless secret army of the GCPS, the Enforcers create and maintain Deadzones. Equipped with the best weapons and armour that credits can buy and unwaveringly dedicated to the Council of Seven, they are a mobile, devastating force on the battlefield. Elite basic troopers are backed up by a wide variety of specialists, allowing the Enforcers to excel in any role that they choose, calling upon the swift Jetbikes or [...]
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We’ve always been fans of letting people try our games for free. People tend to catch the ‘Mantc bug’ after they’ve played one of our amazing games like Kings of War or Dungeon Saga. We also use this as an opportunity to playtest upcoming games and gain valuable feedback form the community, as well as maintaining FAQs for any books we have on release. So, it’s high-time that Deadzone joined in on this! Click here for your Free Rules! Available from our website, you will find a free copy of the core rules from the Deadzone Rulebook, as well as Force Lists for the Enforcers and Forge Fathers. With these you can take a good look at the rules and get started straight away, using proxy models to play through this fantastic game. In addition to these, the Free Rules page is also the home of our FAQ and Errata documents. We’re releasing the first versions of these today to support Deadzone games going forward. You’ll find two FAQ; one for the core Rulebook and one for Deadzone: Infestation. These have been written and checked by Jake and the Rules Committee, based on player feedback. If anything else is found [...]
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If you missed out on part one, you can find it here. This project was a mammoth task and I don’t quite think I knew what I was getting myself into. Painting models and painting terrain is something I have been doing for over 20 years, but I had never created a diorama… especially one as epic as this. Painting such a large model is great fun for me. Oh how I do love my airbrush. All about the hazards. Adding a nice boarder to give it a nice professional finish. Zombies!!! Water effect and some leaves. Challenges of LED’s LED’s here we come. LED’s. Oh where do I begin here… fully capable of wiring my house, but this nearly killed me. I will be honest these required a lot of planning, and should have been the first thing I did, not the last. Holes needed to be drilled to hide wires, which was very hard with an assembled piece. But I couldn’t be happier with how they came out. Smoke Inspiration. When it came to the smoke, we had a few options, sprayed cotton wool, wire wool and expandable foam. I felt cotton wool would look the least [...]
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Mantic Battlezones is a system of inter-connecting hard plastic terrain tiles that can be utilised to easily build a wide range of three-dimensional scenery for any tabletop game you see fit. From the per-fabricated Battlezones of the far future, to the war-torn ruins of urban America, you can build whatever you like, or even combine different sets to build outside the norms. This month the range expands with the release of the brand new Industrial Battlezones Scenery! These sets are made up of hard plastic components, all of which are fully compatible with any others in our Battlezones range. There are a number of new specialised connectors in order to allow the tiles system to interface with some of the new pieces – such as pipe networks, industrial equipment, fans and scaffolding. These can be built to represent an industrial colony, such as Exham IV, combined with existing tiles to add realism and variety to you Deadzone terrain, or even built to represent the bowels of an immense GCPS vessel (possibly infested with Veer-Myn!). Although the new tiles are based around the concept of a futuristic industrial environment, you can use many components with any period of terrain. Combine these [...]
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Hey there, sports fans, the titanium ball has entered the arena for the last play – it looks like we’re approaching the end the season. For the past 4 years, all over the world thousands of coaches have taken to the pitch to play ball, win tournaments and claim trophies – or often to just bash their opponent’s heads in, forgetting about the ball and scoring strikes… yet all good matches must come to an end, and it’s time for the first edition of Dreadball to be no more! Over the years DreadBall has grown beyond the simple core game and 2 expansion teams we originally had planned! It developed into 6 season books, 25 teams, a cast of MVPs, a multi-player expansion, several stand alone expansions and a supporting range of accessories, pitches and giants. Two of those books and several teams are now out of stock and the range has become intimidating to new players and unbalanced as new teams have joined the game. With the core game going out of print and 4 years of community feedback under our belt, it’s time to tidy it all up and make it into something even better. So, please [...]
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