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Kings of War painting competition

The Kings of War Summer Campaign – ‘Edge of the Abyss’ – is fast approaching and we’re currently putting the finishing touches to the special supplement that will accompany the campaign. We hope that by now you’ve started your army, ready for the Summer Campaign and on the blog we’ve been following the (infrequent) progress of Rob, Zak and Dave as they gear up their Kings of War armies… although everyone appears to have taken a break for Warpath! A previous entry in our Brush with Death 2016 competition. However, just in case you need a little more incentive to start/complete an army, we’re pleased to announce that the next Brush with Death painting competition is themed around Kings of War! The categories for this latest competition are: Single miniature Kings of War army For the army, you’ll need at least six units and you must adhere to the normal rules for picking a force. To read the complete rules, head over to the Mantic website. Another entry in our previous competition. Can you do better than this? What’s more, if you’re coming along to the Mantic Open Day on May 6th – tickets are available now, by the way [...]

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:39:43 +0000 Click for full story
The Walking Dead: All Out War Equipment Guide

It’s been a few months since we first launched The Walking Dead: All Out War and we’re seeing that people are starting to get to grips with the  advanced tactics to use the Walkers as an extra weapon against their opponents (just in case you need a little more help with that, there’s a video below). As the game grows in popularity – and with the release of the Organized Play Kit – we’re expecting the tournament scene to really kick off as well this year. When it comes to tournaments though, it’s important to get your gang of Survivors exactly right. You’ll need to make sure you’ve got the best combination of Survivors and equipment to really take the fight to your enemy. To help with that later this month we’re releasing the Equipment Booster, which contains 55 Equipment cards, featuring a selection of cheaper items to help round off your list along with some completely new weapons. However, did you also know that each of the Survivor boosters comes with different equipment cards too? And the expansions Days Gone Bye and Prelude to Woodbury also have their own Equipment cards. As such, up until now, it’s been a [...]

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:42:21 +0000 Click for full story
The Walking Dead and Warpath deals at Adepticon

Mantic Games is proud to announce that for this year’s Adepticon, we’re preparing some AMAZING deals and offering some world exclusive firsts, especially for the show. But you better be quick because we reckon these are going to go FAST! The Walking Dead: All Out War One of the focuses will be The Walking Dead: All Out War and Adepticon will be the first time gamers can pick up the show exclusive booster featuring Lee and Clementine, the stars of The Walking Dead videogame series from Telltale Games. To tempt new players into trying All Out War – which is currently the highest rated Walking Dead game ever on Boardgame Geek, by the way – we’ve got an incredible offer! For just $35 you can pick up the Core Game (saving almost $15 on the MSRP) or for $50 you can grab the Core Game and the Lee & Clementine booster (while stocks last), which is a great saving of just under $20. However, you’ll need to be faster than a Survivor running from a Walker because these deals will only be available on Thursday and Friday at the show! What’s more, we’re bringing the final 150 copies of The [...]

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:52:48 +0000 Click for full story
Negan Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe diorama: a closer look

Since we announced the Negan-themed Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe last month, it’s safe to say that it’s been extremely popular! In fact, it’s been so popular our in-house resin department needs to order 40 gallons of resin just to meet the demand so far… let’s try and get that to 50 gallons! However, just in case you’re still on the fence about this awesome piece (which will only be available in limited numbers, by the way) today we thought we would take a closer look at the individual characters… including one particularly gruesome comparison! Negan Well, where else were we going to start? This is actually the third Negan miniature we’ve sculpted for the game and can be removed from the diorama base and used as a character during play. The Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe diorama also includes an exclusive character card with alternate artwork Rick If you’ve got the All Out War core set, you can see this is a very different Rick, compared to the smart, well groomed police officer in his sheriff’s uniform. By this stage in the comics, Rick has hit hard times and has even lost an appendage! Just like Negan, the diorama includes an [...]

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:33:35 +0000 Click for full story
Dungeon Saga Rise of the Shadow King interview

Did you know there’s an adventure game book inspired by Dungeon Saga? Rise of the Shadow King is a Dungeon Saga Adventure Gamebook in which YOU are the Hero. Set in the fantasy world of Mantica, you can immerse yourself in a quest to defeat the Shadow King, master of undeath. This is a classic adventure where you have plenty of opportunity to battle the undead denizens of Mantica, travel across plains, swamps, forests and an ancient fortress as you journey towards your ultimate goal. You might even stumble upon a Zombie Troll! To find out more about the story behind Rise of the Shadow King, we spoke to the author Matt Gilbert about his inspiration… and even found out he’s a secret He-Man fan. By the Power of Greyskull! How did you get the idea for an Adventure Game book based on Dungeon Saga? It was Fighting Fantasy gamebooks that introduced me to the world of RPGs and war-gaming. From there I progressed to games like Heroquest, Warhammer, BattleTech and Kings of War. I dabbled with my own gamebooks as a kid (I wrote one for He-Man!) but always wanted to write a “proper” one. When I originally proposed [...]

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:53:38 +0000 Click for full story
Road to Firefight: The Fast and the Ordnance

Hey, what’s up, everybody? John Jack here for another installment of my Forge Father 1000 point list for Firefight. I’ve been working on the Brokkr Valkyr bikes and the older model Jotuun Weapons platform. These will be a, hopefully, nice dichotomy of sitting still and shooting the crap out of the enemy and speeding across the table to seize key points. Fast Forge Fathers? What a concept. As usual, my paints are mostly Reaper paints, Citadel washes, and Army Painter metallic. I am trying out the Secret Weapons Weathering Acrylics paints on a couple things. There’s some really nice in-between colors I couldn’t find a substitute for. Everything was primed gray with Dupli-Color automotive primer. To start off I painted the tires with, what else, Secret Weapons Tire Black and then went over it with a dry brush of Rubber.                         Next up, the flesh on the Brokkr arms and face I used Reaper Tanned Flesh and painted the coveralls with a Reaper Tanned Leather. I think the standard orange/red jumpsuits they sometimes are seen with look like convict uniforms so I went a more industrial garage mechanic look. [...]

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:46:11 +0000 Click for full story
Road To Firefight: The Big Stuff!

Here we are folks, 4 days before AdeptiCon and the second to last installment of Road To Firefight.  In this episode I’ll be talking about the two big baddies that I took, The Hulk and The Stuntbot. So I took the Hulk for it’s AP goodness.  Now being a “different” species of ork, I decided to change up the skin a little and went with a darker color.  For the base I used Vallejo US Dark Green.  From there I did a 50/50 mix of Olive green with the US Dark Green and then highlighted with Vallejo Game Color Goblin Green.                                             For the armor I did the color scheme for the Commando Gray uniforms. For the Stuntbot I just did a basic Gray scheme with Vallejo Stonewall Gray as the base and since it’s a big model I didn’t do too much with the highlighting as natural shadows will work for me.  For a secondary color I did a mixture of Stonewall Gray with Ghost Gray.  I did about a 60/40 mix of Stonewall to Ghost. For the [...]

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:13:57 +0000 Click for full story
Ronnie explains why YOU need to try Warpath!

For several centuries humanity has continued its inexorable quest into space, thanks to its pursuit of greater knowledge and bottomless need for raw materials. Many that have stood in its way – Grogan, Judwan, Yndij, Teratons and Chovar – have been subsumed or crushed, as the power and wealth of the GCPS has driven endlessly onwards. However some have been able to strike an uneasy truce with the Corporations and the secretive Council of 7. The Forge Fathers’ technology, determination and practicality allow them to trade with the GCPS, while their ferocious, easy-to-fight stance, ensures an ‘eye for an eye’ policy is enacted swiftly and brutally whenever humanity oversteps the mark, which maintains that status quo. But as humanity continues its growth, new threats and challenges are threatening its very existence. Subservient races are once again finding their voice (and their weapons!). In the dark expanse of space, an unseen foe keeps striking at remote outposts, trading ships and medical stations, taking them offline without warning. Mysterious relics unleash virulent plagues, closing down entire planets and unleashing Deadzones wherever they are discovered. Finally, circling the edge of the Outer Sphere sits an ancient and civilised race, watching the balance of [...]

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:36:50 +0000 Click for full story
Mantic is recruiting! Could YOU be our new Events & Organised Play Co-ordinator?

Events & Organised Play Co-ordinator Reporting to: Online Sales & Social Media Manager Full-time Position Based in Nottingham, UK The Role We are looking for someone to help grow the number of Mantic Hobbyists through a variety of activities. The role will include being responsible for our Organised Play program for all of our games. You will be creating Organised Play packs that will be used in stockists and gaming clubs, as well as promoting the program and producing all the online resources needed to support it. You will also be responsible for running all our shows and events, demonstrating and selling our products. Seeking out and booking new shows to attend with a trade stand across the UK as well as Europe. You’ll also be planning and running events here at our Mantic HQ including Open Days and tournaments. You will be driving to and from the shows, unloading stock and equipment and setting up the stands, sometimes on your own. As well as this, the role will involve recruiting, training and managing our team of Pathfinders. Pathfinders are our passionate Ambassadors who run demo events at stockists, shows and clubs to help introduce more people to the Mantic [...]

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:21:11 +0000 Click for full story
ADEPTICON!!!!

Ok Mantic peeps!  We are officially one week from AdeptiCon.  I just wanted to give a shout out to what we got going on this year! Let’s talk Kings of War.  Thursday sees the return of the Kings of War Team Tournament.  This was a group favorite last year and everyone had fun.  A team of two each plays 1000pt armies.  Last year the Shoemakers took home the gold.  Can they repeat?  Friday we have the first annual historical tournament.  The Kings of War Historical is a brand new book and we wanted to give an outlet to all the historical players out there.  Next is Saturday and the start of the Clash of Kings National tournament.  The day sees players competing in 4 competitive games and finishes on Sunday with the crowning of a new Champion?! Deadzone is on the plate next.  Now that the Enforcers have such a cool hog of a jetbike, the GCPS decided to trial out the newest sport of Jetbike racing.  4 heats with 8 competitors battle it out, literally, on the new AdeptiCorp Jetbike track.  AdeptiCorp was gracious enough to construct a challenging course for all racers.  The top two winners of all [...]

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:20:46 +0000 Click for full story


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