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Entries are now open for Mantc's first global painting competition, get ready to show off your painting skills!

What is Brush with Death?

Brush with Death is a chance for Mantic fans around the world to show off their painting expertise in a global competition. This will be run annually, starting with 2016 and will take entries for four categories.



After being judged by the Mantic Studio Team, the winning entrant from each category will win a coveted Brush with Death trophy! To find out more about the categories and how to enter, read on.

What are the Categories?

World of Mantica - Single Miniature

  • This can be a Hero, Monster, Minon or War Engine unit.
  • You can use miniatures from the Mantic Kings of War and Dungeon Saga range.
  • The minature must be mounted on a base of the correct size

World of Mantica - Unit

  • This can be an Infantry, Cavalry, Large Infantry or Large Cavalry unit.
  • Your entry must be a legal Troop, Regiment, Horde or Legion sized unit.
  • You can use miniatures from the Mantic Kings of War and Dungeon Saga range.
  • You can base your miniatures indivdually or mount them on a multi-base. The miniatures must be mounted on bases of the correct size.

Warpath Universe - Single Miniature

  • This can be a Leader, MVP, Infantry or Vehicle model.
  • You can use miniatures from the Mantic Deadzone, DreadBall and Warpath Universe Ranges.
  • The miniature must be mounted on a base of the correct size.

Warpath Universe - Deadzone Strike Team

  • This can be a legal Strike Team of up to 150 points.
  • You can use miniatures from the Mantic Deadzone and Warpath Universe ranges.
  • The miniatures must be mounted on bases of the correct size.

How to Enter

In order to enter, simply take a good quality image of your painted model and submit it by email to brushwithdeath@manticgames.com. Make sure that you include your name and what categories you are entering - you may enter several cateories through one email, but each category may only be entered once.

Alternatively, you can bring your entry to our November Open Day, where we'll take care of the photography ourselves. There will also be an extra trophy awarded to the best overall entry at the Open Day.

You can find the full rules for the competition below:

  • All miniatures must be produced by Mantic Games.
  • Mantica categories - all miniatures must be from the Kings of War and/or Dungeon Saga range.
  • Warpath Universe categories - all miniatures must be from the Warpath Universe range, including Deadzone, Warpath and/or DreadBall.
  • Conversions are allowed, using other miniatures produced by Mantic Games and modelling materials.
  • Scratch built miniatures are not allowed.
  • You may mount your miniatures on a suitable gaming or display base.
  • The person entering the miniatures into the competition must be the person that painted them.
  • You can only enter each category once.
  • By entering the competition, you agree to your entry/entries being photographed and videoed, and that all recordings shall be the property of Mantic Games to be used in whatever manner Mantic Games sees fit.

The closing date for this year's competition will be Midnight (GMT) on Monday 5th December - all entries must be received before this time.  The winning entries will be announced on Monday 12th December.

Good Luck!