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Dungeon Saga is Back!

The adventure begins anew as the Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest core game and expansions are back in stock at the end of the month – if you weren’t able to get everything the first time, now’s your chance! Look out for Dungeon: The Dwarf King’s Quest and expansions being available in stores from the end of June, or pre-order now to reserve yours. What is Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest? Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest is the exciting 2-5 player dungeon crawling adventure game, set in the world of Mantica. One player takes control of the evil Necromancer, Mortibris. Bent of world domination, he seeks the legendary book of Valandor to expand his power. Opposing him are the four heroes, Danor, Madriga, Orlaf and Rordin. Each of these can be controlled by a player, or all of them controlled by one player (or any combination in between). The Necromancer raises his undead minions – skeletons, zombies, zombie trolls – to stop the heroes and bring them down. Though these creatures are not powerful foes, they have numbers and immortality (of a sort) on their side. As the heroes venture deeper into the dungeon, the threats get [...]

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:30:52 +0000 Click for full story
The Walking Dead: All Out War painting competition

Hope you’re enjoying The Walking Dead: All Out War Week on the blog. Yesterday we highlighted the five reasons you should try the game. Today we’re going to give you a little Hobbying inspiration with some pictures from our recent Walking Dead-themed painting competition. The closing date for the contest was Monday and, although we haven’t picked a winner yet, we thought we would show off some of the entries we received. It’s great to see so many fantastic miniatures from the community. Although the competition has closed, we still love to see your finished miniatures, so continue to share them on Facebook or Twitter. Anyway, here are some of the entries for Brush with Death…. Robert Kittner – Diorama Eric Gueguen – Single Miniature‘My gun is full of bullets – soon, you will be the same’ Adam Peacock – Single Miniature Brian Payne – Single Miniature Christophe Roque – Diorama 1 Matt Saunders – Diorama Marcel Popik – Single Miniature Emmanuel Capron – Diorama 1 Richard Errington – SIngle Miniature Joshua Collins – Diorama 1 Hope you enjoyed looking at those! Of course, they’re just a few of the entries we received and there are plenty more over on [...]

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:49:49 +0000 Click for full story
Five reasons to try The Walking Dead: All Out War

The Walking Dead: All Out War launched just before Christmas and in that short time it has become our most successful retail launch ever. We’ve already seen numerous unboxing videos, battle reports and painting guides but, unbelievably, we’ve been led to believe that some of you out there still haven’t played The Walking Dead: All Out War. So, here are our top six reasons why you need to play…  1. Recreate iconic moments from the comic series The Walking Dead comic series has been around since 2003 and it’s currently on issue 164! In that time there have been numerous iconic scenes, like the time SPOILERSPOILERSPOILER met up with SPOILERSPOILERSPOILER and killed SPOILERSPOILERSPOILER or that amazing scene when SPOILERSPOILERSPOILER cut off SPOILERSPOILERSPOILER… ouch! Although you’re free to recreate these moments yourself, we’re also releasing several expansions that give you the chance to actually live these stories and become a Survivor. We’ve already released Days Gone Bye, which details how Rick Grimes manages to meet back up with his family, and Prelude to Woodbury, which gives you the first glimpses of Brian Blake’s transformation into The Governor. However, these are only just the beginning and later this year you’ll be able [...]

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:51:54 +0000 Click for full story
Star Saga Open Playtesting Announced

/transmission incoming /authenticate ID: ********** /authentication accepted /decrypting connection credentials … … /initializing connection – stand by … … M: Infiltration complete, target located. 8th: Good. Other has been contacted and a contract negotiated. Prepare for extraction and await further instructions. M: Query – collateral damage? 8th: Full discretion – only the target matters. /disconnecting … … /end transmission Welcome to Star Saga Mantic Games is proud to present the open beta for its newest game: Star Saga! As a new product, of course we need any and all feedback from our fabulous playtesters from around the world. Star Saga is a sci-fi dungeon crawl designed for 2-5 players. You can find the core rules as well as the currently available missions here. If you’re interested in helping us in our playtesting, be sure to download and print some surveys.  Fill them out during/after your games and then go to our online survey and tell us about your games.   Basics One player will be the nexus player. The nexus player tells the story, controls the enemy models and directs the flow of the game. The remaining players control the heroes, a band of mercenaries working to fulfill their mission [...]

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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:10:29 +0000 Click for full story
Ronnie introduces The Walking Dead: All Out War Week

Hey, Ronnie here with a quick update on goings on at the Mantic bunker and we’ve got lots of great things to wipe away those February blues! You can watch the video below for some more details or carry on reading… The great news is that The Walking Dead: All Out War is receiving rave reviews – it currently sits as the highest rated Walking Dead game on Board Game Geek – thanks to all those that have submitted reviews or comments. With rock solid game play, an easy skirmish format to pick up and a range of fantastic minis we really hope we have a big hit on our hands. Oh, and please, please if you love the game share it with your friends, or take it down to your local club/shop. Your word of mouth is the best endorsement we can get, and helps us a lot! And for those of you who are already fans – check out the blog all next week when we have a Walking Dead themed extravaganza! Not only we will be unveiling the show exclusive booster that will be available at shows all around the world (and online on Mantic Open Day [...]

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:01:13 +0000 Click for full story
First details of the May 2017 Mantic Open Day

The next Mantic Open Day takes place on 6th May and we’re currently hard at work preparing lots of fun activities for you to take part in. As usual, this will be an action-packed day for all you Mantic Fanatics and we’ll be making sure there are plenty of great offers in the on-site shop too. Here are just some of the exciting things we’ve got planned for the day: Enforcer faction schemes – try out some different colour schemes for your Enforcer faction. We’ll provide a miniature, paints and brushes for you to use, and staff will be on hand to help out or give advice. Seminars – we’ll be running a series of seminars, including a preview of our Kings of War summer campaign, and what the future holds for our other games including Warpath and The Walking Dead. Brush with Death painting competition – as part of our next Brush with Death competition, you’ll be able to enter on the day for the chance to win the Best of Show trophy. Just bring along a fully painted 1,000 point Kings of War army (all miniatures must be Mantic models). To get you started, take a look at [...]

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:34:44 +0000 Click for full story
The Walking Dead: All Out War battle report

Last night over on Twitter @pfwgames and @mjcr live Tweeted an entire game of The Walking Dead: All Out War. To save you the time of scrolling through all the various updates, we’ve listed them below so you can see exactly what happened and who managed to survive! Let the live-tweeting commence. Abraham, Michonne & Jim Vs Negan, Derek & Sandra in Walking Dead: All Out War. @mjcr has the initiative… — Paul Wake (@pfwgames) February 16, 2017 @pfwgames @manticgames @aLostVictorian And I have the badge! — Michael J. C. Rowley (@mjcr) February 16, 2017 Lucille is thirsty! One Zombie put down. Threat level 2. #TheWalkingDead #Mantic — Paul Wake (@pfwgames) February 16, 2017 @pfwgames @manticgames @RobertKirkman Jim is on the move. #thewalkingdeadalloutwar — Michael J. C. Rowley (@mjcr) February 16, 2017 Here’s how things stand at the end of turn 2. Derek got bit! #TheWalkingDead #Mantic @mjcr @manticgames — Paul Wake (@pfwgames) February 16, 2017 @thebattlehammer @pfwgames @manticgames I’m all about the swordplay. — Michael J. C. Rowley (@mjcr) February 16, 2017 . @pfwgames @aLostVictorian @manticgames I don’t like what’s going on here. #thewalkingdeadalloutwar #negan — Michael J. C. Rowley (@mjcr) February [...]

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:21:12 +0000 Click for full story
Hobby Time – Preparing for the Summer Campaign Quick Update

Hi everyone, Sorry, we realise it’s been a couple of weeks since we posted anything about Zak, Dave and Rob’s progress for their Kings of War armies. Little things like the office party and Valentine’s Day have unfortunately gotten in the way of our weekly Tuesday night gatherings… however, that doesn’t mean the guys haven’t been busy on some quality hobby time at home (well, Rob and Dave have). Rob’s Dwarfs Rob has arguably taken the lead at the moment with five units painted: two regiments of Ironclad, a regiment of Shieldbreakers, a regiment of Berserker Brock Riders and an Ironbelcher Cannon. This clocks in at a respectable 670 points so far and he’s just about to finish off another Ironbelcher Cannon… well, it wouldn’t be a Dwarf army without a decent gun line, would it? Then it’s on to the Earth Elementals, with a couple of Earth Elemental regiments and a couple of Greater Earth Elementals, which will hopefully form the backbone of Rob’s army. You can see Rob’s progress on his latest units below: Rob’s Brock Riders, which features the metal command upgrade for his leader. Hmm… if only that were available on the website *hint hint* Don’t [...]

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:14:10 +0000 Click for full story
Star Saga Kickstarter Exclusive Blaine unveiled

Late pledges for the Star Saga Kickstarter are available until February 28th and to provide you with a little bit of inspiration, today we’re unveiling the Kickstarter Exclusive Blaine miniature that will come with the Star Saga core pledge. To whet your appetite even more, here’s a little background about the game… Through his network of underground contacts, Blaine has been offered a job. It is a simple one, though not without risk, and requires some amount of discretion. Although the use of small military forces, or ‘shadow teams’, in corporate espionage is quite common within the GCPS, it is still something most corporations prefer to keep off their official books. Data relating to vaccine development has been stolen from the client corporation and taken to a research facility hidden beneath the surface of Eras. The job is to recover this data and destroy all records of its presence. Bonuses will be paid for any samples of the target corporation’s own work recovered and anyone on the job will also be free to keep anything else they find of value during the op. There is a front operation that will need to be penetrated and there will be armed guards. [...]

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:43:08 +0000 Click for full story
Kings of War Army Guide: Dwarfs

Hi everyone, it’s Bensome here from the Direct Misfire podcast. It may just be me, but I’ve been noticing a lot of talk amongst newer players about Dwarfs lately; asking for opinions on certain builds, which units are good and “what should I take?” I thought I might throw in my two bob and give you my musings on some safe, effective unit choices for the newer player. If you’re after a more in depth analysis of the entire army, you could also download our Dwarf Army Review and have a listen. The dwarf army as a whole is a slower moving but highly resistant and reliable force. The choices available to a dwarf player are wide and varied allowing many different and effective builds. I’ve seen the all cavalry army, the gun line, the massed ranks of infantry, the monster-mash, and even the Multiple Small Unit (MSU) list decked out with Throwing Mastiffs. So I guess it’s no wonder that when a fresh dwarf player is confronted with options available, they ask for help. So here I am to save the day! Below are my top three choices for the new dwarf player: BERSERKER BROCK RIDERS The first and [...]

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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:28:07 +0000 Click for full story

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