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Dungeon Saga: Dwarf King’s Quest FAQ

After some hard work from the Dungeon Saga Rules Committee, we’re please to announce that FAQ 1.1 is now available! Stuart Kerrigan and Ciaran Morris are here to explain more… It may appear from our silent countenances, pallid complexions and aversion to sunlight that the Dungeon Saga Rules Committee have been buried in Mortibris’s darkest dungeons. In truth we’ve been using the valuable feedback from the amazing Dungeon Saga community to create the first in a series of FAQs for Dungeon Saga. Our primary focus for this first release (Version 1.1 – June 2017) was for the Core Rules and on the areas that cause the most confusion for players or just didn’t appear clearly (Ed – that’s whole aim isn’t it?). Examples of this in our Errata section are the Line of Sight rules that we have completely replaced with a more concise reflection of what the rules actually intended (but did a poor job of explaining originally). Other examples of essential Errata were in areas of Feats and Raising Dead, really clarifying for players when and how often a Feat can be used and what options are (or are not) available when a new model is summoned to [...]

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:13:06 +0000 Click for full story
The Walking Dead Greene Family Farm MDF Kit

Wave Two of the The Walking Dead: All Out War focuses on the story after Rick and the gang leave the ‘safety’ of the Atlanta Camp. The Miles Behind Us expansion centres around the Atlanta survivors meeting the Greene family, encountering Tyreese and discovering the farm under the dramatic circumstances. One of the key elements of Miles Behind Us is that it takes place on Hershel’s Farm. Those of you that have read the comics or played the scenarios in the expansion already will know that the barn plays a key part in that storyline. So, we’re delighted to announce that just like we did for Wave One with Dale’s RV, for Wave Two we’re producing an MDF replica of the Greene Family Farm, complete with an MDF barn (with removable roof, interior elements and opening doors), MDF tractor, six MDF fences and four resin hay bales. As you can see from the quick picture we snapped earlier, the barn towers above the Walking Dead miniatures and would certainly make an impressive centrepiece for your games. Even better, the items included in the Greene Family Farm set are designed to be the perfect scale for your games and are the [...]

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:23:31 +0000 Click for full story
Event report – Clash of Kings Double at Mantic HQ

Andy, Mantic’s new Events & Organised Play Coordinator has a summary of the weekend’s Kings of War event here at the Mantic Bunker… That was one hot weekend! Hosting 30 enthusiastic Mantic gamers in the Mantic Bunker is always a terrific idea – then the temperature hit 30-degrees outside and pushed mid-to-high 30s indoors. We Brits simply aren’t prepared for that and so we broke out the fans, refilled drinks, opened the doors, and muttered about it being ‘jolly muggy out’. Packed gaming hall + hottest day of the year = overheating players! Possessed by the spirit of gaming, our 16 intrepid teams battled through five games over two days, to discover who would be crowned our inaugural Kings of War Clash of Kings Doubles champions. At the end of Game five, our top team was Scientists Agree. Only two Tournament Points behind them were Burt & Monty and a single point separated them from third placed Rick & Chris (for those filling in their stat books at home, Rick & Chris got a podium spot due to cumulative victory points). Tight gaming indeed! The winning team take the trophy, while Andy stands on proudly. Talking about the spirit of [...]

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:09:41 +0000 Click for full story
Kings of War Edge of the Abyss summer campaign interview

Summer is coming… yesterday the Edge of the Abyss summer campaign supplement went up for pre-order on the Mantic website and is also available to order from your local game store. The book will be released on July 24th, while the campaign will last from August 19th until September 30th. Beasts of War will be uploading all the results from your battles and you can see an example of one of their current campaigns here. Stores and clubs will be able to participate and each will get their own mini hub to track the battles of their members… so you can have ultimate bragging rights in your community. With the release fast approaching, we sat down with Rob, the editor of the summer campaign supplement to find out more about people can expect in the book. Why did Mantic want to create a summer campaign for Kings of War? It’s something that’s been talked about for a while, in fact I believe it was mentioned during the last Kings of War Kickstarter. However, it’s a massively time consuming project and it never got off the ground previously. So, last year we sat down with Beasts of War who have loads of [...]

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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:52:24 +0000 Click for full story
Kings of War Army Guide: Abyssal Dwarfs

With the Kings of War Summer Campaign fast approaching, you might be considering what army you want to play during the campaign. So, we’re pleased to announce that Bensome from the Direct Misfire podcast is back with another of his in-depth army guides. After previously looking at Dwarfs and Ogres, today he’s back with Abyssal Dwarfs. Over to you Bensome… Welcome once again to another Kings of War “Top units for beginners” guide where we’ll tackle one of my favourite armies: The Abyssal Dwarfs. Differing greatly from their non-Abyssal kin, an army of Abyssal Dwarfs (AD for short) is much more than beards, bellies, brews, and broken organ guns. You’re much more likely to see just a couple of dwarfen masters spurring on an eclectic mix of monsters and slaves. In fact most AD armies I’ve seen have very few actual dwarfs! Before I begin in earnest I must point out that there are so many effective builds available to an AD player (except for maybe a pure gun line), so please don’t be offended if I fail to discuss your particular favourite unit – they’re all my favourite too. Limited time and space is what’s keeping me back from [...]

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Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:58:04 +0000 Click for full story
The Walking Dead Wave Two: Negan and Ezekiel Boosters

After looking at the Miles Behind Expansion yesterday, today we’re taking a closer look at the retail exclusive boosters you’ll find in Wave Two. Each Wave of The Walking Dead: All Out War features retail exclusives that weren’t part of the Kickstarter. For Wave Two, this means you’ll be able to pick up the new Negan booster and the Ezekiel booster. NEGAN BOOSTER So, let’s start off by taking a closer look at the Negan booster. Although Kickstarter backers already have a version of Negan, this is a new sculpt of the infamous baseball bat-wielding tyrant, although the abilities on the card will be familiar to those who have the Kickstarter exclusive variant. As you can see Negan is a bit of a beast in combat and he also has a fairly brutal Leader Ability, which allows him to execute a fellow Survivor and give the rest of his gang more actions. Finally, we’ve got a decent use for Liam! Also included in the booster is Negan’s pal Andy. Again, a little like Negan, Andy can use the other Survivors to his advantage by using them to attract roaming Walkers, rather than heading towards him. Cowardly, yes but certainly tactically [...]

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Wed, 24 May 2017 15:03:28 +0000 Click for full story
The Walking Dead: Miles Behind Us Expansion

Wave Two of The Walking Dead: All Out War is almost here, so we thought we would spend some time on the blog looking at what you’ll find in the next batch of releases, including the Miles Behind Us expansion. While Wave One was set around Rick Grimes waking up in hospital to find Atlanta overrun by Walkers, Wave Two sees the story move out to the countryside, as Rick and the gang meet up with Hershel Greene. Just in case you’re not familiar with the plot, Hershel and his family are holed up in their farm, seemingly safe from the attacks of the undead… however, it’s probably best not to ask what he’s keeping in the barn! The centerpiece of Wave Two is a brand new expansion: Miles Behind Us. In this expansion you’ll find six story driven scenarios that detail the events surrounding Hershel’s farm. The scenarios can be played solo, if you want to experience the story for yourself, or you can play them co-operatively with a friend. Each scenario comes with suggested participants, such as Rick or Glenn. But if you want to try out a different gang to see how they would survive in the [...]

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Tue, 23 May 2017 13:34:41 +0000 Click for full story
Edge of the Abyss Kings of War Summer Campaign – New Rules

Although the Edge of the Abyss summer campaign may seem like a long way off, now is actually the time to start planning your army. Will you go for an evil army and attempt to rip Mantica apart or will you defend it from destruction? Yesterday, we looked briefly at the background of the summer campaign and talked about the new characters that will be introduced. Today, we wanted to look a little more at the rules of the summer campaign. SUMMER CAMPAIGN RULES Firstly, it’s important to note that the rules/special abilities in the Edge of the Abyss are designed to be used in summer campaign games. They’re not tournament legal (unless the TO wants to include some of the characters/rules) and they do not replace any existing Kings of War rules. In fact, they’re entirely optional! If you want to play a standard game of Kings of War during the summer campaign, then go ahead. But if you fancy trying some more ‘thematic’ rules, then this is the place to take them for a test drive. The Kings of War Rules Committee spent several months designing and tweaking them, after being inspired by the background stories of each [...]

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Thu, 18 May 2017 10:25:36 +0000 Click for full story
Edge of the Abyss Kings of War Summer Campaign – Introduction

This summer you will have the opportunity to change the face of Mantica forever! In August we will be launching the Edge of the Abyss summer campaign for Kings of War, which will give players around the globe the chance to choose their side, then either destroy or protect the realm of Mantica. During the Mantic Open Day we talked a little bit more about the summer campaign and also teased some of the exciting elements of the event. You can watch the video of Matt and Rob here but, alongside this, over the next few days, we’ll be delving more into the details of the Summer Campaign. Artakl – Ghekkotah Clutch Warden. One of the new heroes for the summer campaign. THE BACKGROUND For centuries it has remained still, but now The Abyss is growing. The denizens of this terrible place have finally unlocked its awful secrets and now it spreads like an open wound across the face of Mantica. Whatever gets in its way – woods, armies, farmlands, mountains, even entire cities – are swallowed into its chaotic depths, where they feed the fires of its cruel inhabitants. The evil races of Mantica are thriving on the terrible [...]

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Wed, 17 May 2017 11:00:59 +0000 Click for full story
Final chance to back the TerrainCrate Kickstarter

This weekend is your FINAL CHANCE to back the TerrainCrate Kickstarter. For those Terrain Spotters that have already jumped on board the Hype Terrain, we hope you’re enjoying the ride but for those still to join, we’ve got a quick recap of what’s happened since we launched two weeks ago and why you should pledge for all this great scenery and terrain! Firstly, just in case you’ve missed the numerous updates here’s a great big picture of everything that’s currently unlocked for each Crate: Across all three Crates, we’ve unlocked 283 items (and counting). If you’re one of the lucky backers who manages to grab one of the limited $180 three Crate bundles, that means you’ll be paying just 63c or 49p per piece (and there are still more stretch goals to come). We’ve designed TerrainCrate scenery to be used in a range of games, from dungeon crawlers (like our own Dungeon Saga) to RPGs and lots more. We’ve also made sure the scale is compatible with a lot of existing terrain ranges. The Battlefield Crate is also particularly handy for mass battle games like Kings of War and you currently get almost 6ft(!) of plastic walls to scatter around [...]

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Fri, 12 May 2017 20:59:06 +0000 Click for full story


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