Hey everyone, we realise that we’re experiencing some very difficult times at the moment. Although many of you are having to self isolate, it’s been fantastic to see lots of you taking your mind off things with a little bit of hobby time (just take a look at this awesome Nightstalker warband by Ryan Peterson).

Over the next few weeks, here at Mantic we’ll try to keep you as entertained as possible during a challenging period. We’re kicking things off next week with a virtual wargaming event, featuring news, previews and special offers each day. We’ll have more information on that tomorrow but, rest assured, Ronnie will be spilling plenty of figurative beans. Not actual beans, of course, as he is hoarding all those in his bunker.

In the meantime, it’s mostly business as usual for the website. We’re still taking orders (and we’ve got plenty of stock) but they might just take a little longer to ship out as we have reduced staff.

And remember that for the next few days we’re continuing to lower the free shipping minimum spend to just £10/€15/$20 – so you’re able to stock up on those essential hobby supplies.

GOING SOLO

It’s been really sad to see so many gaming clubs being forced to close their doors and events being cancelled due to the outbreak. As such, we know that many of you will be missing out on your gaming fix over the coming days and weeks.

But fret not! Next week we’ll have an idiot’s guide to using Universal Battle – so you’ll still be able to get some Kings of War action in (hopefully while painting your actual army ready for when things return to normal). And today we’ve got a guide to solo gaming with Mantic products. Even if you can’t play with others, at least you’ll be able to play with yourself… hang on, that doesn’t sound quite right. Let’s quickly move on…

DEADZONE

Although Deadzone is typically a furious PvP skirmish between two rival Strike Teams, it can also be played solo! The Nexus Psi expansion contains rules for Artificial Stupidity – basically a way to spawn loads of Plague Zombies and have them rampage across the board of their own accord. There’s even a full campaign to play through as your Strike Team faces off against a horde of zombies.

From today we’re making the digital version of Nexus Psi completely FREE to download – so you’ll be able to play through the campaign and see if you can survive the outbreak. You can download the Nexus Psi digital supplement here.

THE WALKING DEAD: ALL OUT WAR

The Walking Dead: All Out War is probably one of the easiest games to play solo, as many of the narrative scenarios feature co-op or solo play rules. However, if you’ve never played All Out War, a good place to start for solo play is the Prelude to Woodbury starter set. This box set tells the story of Brian Blake, before he rose to power as the tyrannical Governor.

Inside you get everything you need to play solo, including Walkers and tokens. Until the end of the month, we’re reducing the price of the Prelude to Woodbury set to make it super easy to get into the game. Also, if you’ve already got a bunch of Walking Dead minis and just want a new campaign to play – the digital Prelude to Woodbury rulebook is now FREE to download. You can download it here and watch a play through of Prelude to Woodbury below.

HERE’S NEGAN

Now, Here’s Negan is normally about vying for the chance to be Negan’s favourite lieutenant – so there’s a competitive edge to this co-operative game. However, it can be played totally solo, with you taking on the role of all the lieutenants… which means you’re guaranteed to be Negan’s pet.

If you fancy clearing out the Sanctuary of Walkers, then we’ve reduced the cost of the Here’s Negan board game by a whopping 50%. You’ll even get a few extra Walkers for your games of All Out War and Call to Arms.

DUNGEON SAGA AND STAR SAGA

Both our fantasy and sci-fi dungeon crawlers can be played solo. In Dungeon Saga you’ll need to get the Adventurer’s Companion, which comes with rules for solo play. To make that even easier, we’ve created a special bundle that comes with a free Adventurer’s Companion – so you’re all set for solo and co-operative play.

Meanwhile, Star Saga has the Artificial Nexus rules built in, so there’s no need to buy an addition expansion. If you fancy becoming a mercenary and travelling the stars, Star Saga: The Eiras Contract is now 50% off (also handy if you fancy starting a Deadzone Strike Team, as it comes with the Mazon Labs faction).

HELLBOY: THE BOARD GAME

Finally, Hellboy is another game that has co-operative play and solo play built in from the ground up. Take on the role of a B.P.R.D. agent and face off against some of Hellboy’s most notorious foes!

What’s more, for a limited time only we’ve got some left over stock of the Kickstarter Edition for Hellboy, along with the Box Full of Evil (which contains two new expansions). The Kickstarter Edition comes with the B.P.R.D. Archives expansion, so you can create endless adventures featuring a random mix of enemies and bosses. In fact, with the endless replayability of the B.P.R.D. archive you could play a mission every day!

So, there you are a quick run of Mantic Games with solo or co-operative play and some cheeky little special offers if you need to pick something up to keep you busy.

This is just first stage of our emergency hobby measures and, as mentioned, we’ll have lots more next week. Tune in from Wednesday at 6pm to our social media channels for lots of fun and Mantic silliness.

On the newly settled planet of Nexus Psi the Plague has taken hold, twisting the colonists into horrifying monstrosities. The Council’s Enforcer strike teams must cleanse the planet before the Plague escapes to spread its contagion across the galaxy.

This exciting expansion features two new campaigns for Deadzone. One introduces solo-play – ‘Artificial Stupidity’ for a series of games against the Zombie hordes. The second campaign focuses around Nexus Psi and the hunt for the origins of the Plague outbreak.
In addition, there are also two new Elite Army lists, introducing new leaders for the Plague and Enforcers – the mutated Dr. Gayle Simmonds and Enforcer Recon Pathfinder N32-19.
A copy of the Deadzone rules are required to use this product.

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All Out War is a game of fast-paced, head-to-head skirmishes in the world of The Walking Dead. This is gaming as it should be – fast, furious and fun! The Prelude to Woodbury is a narrative single-player adventure featuring Brian ‘The Governor’ Blake and his exploits from before he rose to power in Woodbury and encountered Rick. The introductory quick-start tutorial will take you through the rules step-by-step as you play out the Governor’s story, and the box contains everything you need to get.

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Here’s Negan is a co-operative board game for 1 to 5 players, based on The Walking Dead comic-book series. Each player takes the role of a Survivor, recruited by the ruthless Negan. Under Negan’s instructions, the Survivors must battle to clear out a large factory complex to create a safe haven in the brutal wilderness. By scavenging supplies, securing key objectives and fighting The Walking Dead, the players hope to win Negan’s favour and ultimately become his top lieutenants.

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The Galactic Co-Prosperity Sphere is the most technologically advanced civilisation in the history of mankind. When a powerful corporation starts stealing secrets, a team of the galaxy’s deadliest mercenaries is hired to retrieve them. Their target: a network of laboratories hidden deep beneath the surface of the planet Eiras. The reward is high, but so is the risk! If the elite guards weren’t enough, our heroes will also have to deal with the monstrous creations of Eiras’ twisted master… Welcome to Star Saga, a game of high adventure in a futuristic world of space travel, advanced technology, and myriad alien races. Choose your character and take to the table-top to defeat evil scientists, merciless Marines, and devious puzzles. As the story takes unexpected twists and turns you’ll be forced to make difficult decisions to stay alive.

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Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest is the Classic Dungeon Crawler of Swords and Sorcery. Embark on a fantasy adventure for up to 5 players in the Dungeon Saga board game! With highly detailed game-pieces and learn-as-you-play rules, this set contains everything you need to transform your table-top into a magical world of heroes and monsters.

For a limited time comes with a free adventurer’s companion. 

Begin your own Dungeon Saga with the Adventurer’s Companion. It contains all of the core Dungeon Saga rules and exciting additions such as building and developing your own character, building your own dungeons, solo play, and full co-op and much more!

 

 

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Inspired by the legendary tales of horror, myth, and folklore by Mike Mignola, Hellboy: The Board Game is a fully cooperative experience for 1 to 4 players. You become a member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defence (BPRD), ready to investigate occult threats that threaten our very existence. You will explore gothic locations, hunt down clues, discover artifacts, fight horrific creatures and face off against terrifying bosses.

 

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