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Mantic Games Reveals Armada! Pre-Orders are Live

Mantic Games has opened pre-orders for its new game Armada. Armada is a naval wargame set in the fantasy battle world of Kings of War. The game launches with a two-player starter set that delivers two factions of detailed resin boats, a rulebook, and accessories needed to play.

Check out what you can get now!

TWO-PLAYER STARTER

The two-player starter set has everything you need to begin your adventures in the world of Pannithor. Choose between the heroic Basileans or the piratical orcs with 8 beautifully detailed Mantic ship miniatures. With a full colour rule book, dice, counters, templates, ship cards and a sea-scape gaming mat, this boxed set is packed full of value. So weigh anchor and unleash those broadsides! Pre-order.

TWO-PLAYER STARTER WITH LARGE BOATS!

Mantic has a bundle that adds to the starter set with the Abbess for the Basileans and Smasher for the Orcs. This is a website bundle only available for pre-order. Pre-order.

WANT IT ALL?

Mantic has a pre-order bundle for launch that hooks you up with everything. You get all of the boats available at launch. Pre-order.

RULEBOOKS & TOKENS

If you want to wait for the Dwarfs or Empire of Dust next year but want to learn the rules, here you go. All the rules for playing Armada are included, alongside 10 exciting scenarios. In addition, the rich history of naval warfare in Pannithor is explored in detail and the whole book is brought to life with amazing art. Includes free Armada counters and templates. Pre-order.

BASILEAN FLEET

Basilea is the greatest nation of men in Pannithor, and possesses arguably the best human navy. Their ships are certainly a sight to behold, painted brilliant white, with sculpted golden prows proclaiming their devotion to the Shining Ones. Pre-order.

ORC FLEET

The orcs could never be considered a seafaring race, but from the day they gazed out across the sea and saw two warring fleets ablaze as cannons roared, their greatest Krudger declared: ‘Yessssssss!’ And so began the orcs’ naval adventure. Pre-order.

ARMADA ACCESSORIES

From launch Mantic has a great range of Armada accessories to order, including:

  • Acrylic Template Set
  • Acrylic Base Set
  • 4ft x 4ft deluxe neoprene gaming mat
  • additional dice

Pre-order.

Mantic Games Delivers an Exciting Month for Walking Dead fans

Mantic Games has fans of The Walking Dead covered this month with some exciting releases. The Anthology is the must-have supplement for any Walking Dead player, while the Whisperers faction is going to shake up how the games play, like never before!

THE WALKING DEAD – ANTHOLOGYPre-Order
Walking Dead: All Out War Anthology

The 176-page Anthology book is a handy one-stop-shop for all the published rules for the smash hit Walking Dead: All Out War miniatures game. The rules are updated with all the latest changes and FAQs. The book also includes a host of new exciting content and scenarios and new ways of playing for All Out War, along with the Call to Arms, and Here’s Negan games.

Contents:

  • Core rules for The Walking Dead: All Out War
  • Rules for Large Games and Alliances
  • Scenario Play – including six new PvP scenarios and All Out War Mega Scenario
  • Campaign Play
  • Narrative Campaigns (Days Gone Bye, Miles Behind Us, Safety Behind Bars, Made to Suffer and Fear the Hunters)
  • Three new scenarios for The Walking Dead: Call to Arms
  • Two new scenarios for Here’s Negan: The Board Game
  • Here’s Rick!
THE WHISPERERS FACTION SET – Pre-Order

This faction starter contains the cards and rules you need to bring the dangerous Whisperers group and their gruesome minions to the tabletop and your games of Call to Arms. In addition, bonus cards are provided for the All Out War miniatures game.

THE WHISPERERS FACTION SET
THE WHISPERERS FACTION BOOSTER – Pre-Order

There’s  no limit on the amount of ‘minions’ you can take in your Whisperer gang… and you’re going to need lots. The Whisperers can blend in with the Walkers, so your opponent is never sure if they’re fighting the undead or a Whisperer in disguise.

THE WHISPERERS FACTION BOOSTER

Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game Comes to Kickstarter this Summer from Mantic Games

Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game

Mantic Games has announced that it is partnering with Dark Horse Comics and creator Mike Mignola to bring Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game to Kickstarter this summer. Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game will be a whole new way to explore the Hellboy and B.P.R.D. universe while creating your own spectacular one-off stories or action-packed chronicles.

Powered by the world’s most popular RPG ruleset, Fifth EditionHellboy: The Roleplaying Game gives you the tools to step into the shoes of a B.P.R.D. agent, ready to face the forces of evil. You can become a field researcher skilled in the study of the occult, a hard-nosed B.P.R.D. security agent, a rookie with hidden supernatural powers, and more…. The choice is yours

Developed by Red Scar PublishingHellboy: The Roleplaying Game is being led by ENnie Award-winning writer and game developer Marc Langworthy, who has worked on Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition Roleplaying Game, Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD Roleplaying Game, and the Conan: Adventures in An Age Undreamed Of Roleplaying Game.

Once the Kickstarter launches, you will be able to try the roleplaying game for yourself with a detailed quickstart that features six pre-generated characters, all the rules needed to play, and a unique adventure inspired by the Hellboy graphic novels, written by Red Scar.

Mantic Games launched Hellboy: The Board Game on Kickstarter in 2018 and raised almost two million dollars during the campaign. The board game is a co-operative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous foes. Up to four people take control of iconic B.R.P.D. members––Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and Johann Kraus––before exploring gothic locations, uncovering ancient artefacts, and battling one of Hellboy’s most notorious foes, Rasputin! After launching at retail last year, the game is now available in multiple languages (French, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian) and is on its fourth reprint after selling out worldwide.

To be notified as soon as the Kickstarter goes live, head to the pre-launch page and click ‘notify me.’

Hellboy the Roleplaying Game

New Nightstalkers and Northern Alliance Comes to Kings of War in July

July is packed with new Kings of War releases from Mantic Games. There are five new releases for the Nightstalkers and Northern Alliance.

NIGHTSTALKER SOULFLAYERS

Death incarnate, the Soulflayers sit astride ghostly mounts whose six demonic hooves burn with a cold blue fire. Soulflayers and their steeds are borne across the mortal realms on invisible streams of evil, leaked from another plane, and can summon icy winds to chill a body but keep the mind alive and fresh for later.

NIGHTSTALKER SOULFLAYERS

NIGHTSTALKER DREADFIEND

The highly influential beings who weave lies and distrust are like beacons to the most powerful and wilful of the fiends. They wait in the shadows, watching and learning the weaknesses of their prey slowly plaguing their thoughts thriving on their fears of failure. When the time is ripe, these Dreadfiends creep through the smallest of cracks in the skin of the universe to claim their prey.

NIGHTSTALKER DREADFIEND

NORTHERN ALLIANCE CLANSMEN WITH TWO-HANDED WEAPONS

The humans of the north are tougher and stronger than those in the south*. They regularly take to the battlefield hefting great two-handed weapons, trusting to their hardy constitution and thick armour to deflect damage long enough to get them within arm’s reach of their foes – who are then brutally cleaved in two.

NORTHERN ALLIANCE CLANSMEN WITH TWO-HANDED WEAPONS

NORTHERN ALLIANCE PACK HUNTERS

Clansmen from across the wild lands learn to hunt not long after they learn to walk. While the Ice Kin favour the bow their heritage demands, the clans have a variety of tools at their disposal. From bows to javelins, suitable for taking down the larger prey that roam the tundra.

NORTHERN ALLIANCE PACK HUNTERS

NORTHERN ALLIANCE ICE NAIADS

There are Naiad populations spread all over the world, even beneath the polar ice. These beings have adapted to colder climate that dwell in and can survive near freezing temperatures both above and below the waves. Wielding weapons with crystalline ice blades many times harder than steel, these implacable beings fight alongside the warriors of the Alliance.

NORTHERN ALLIANCE ICE NAIADS

The Whisperers Comes to Mantic’s Walking Dead Miniature Games this August

Mantic Games has teased its releases for the next few months and the anticipated The Whisperers are coming to their Walking Dead tabletop miniature games.

Available in August, The Whisperers is a brand new faction that will be split across two sets – a faction starter and faction booster. Both packs will come with the cards required to play the Whisperers in All Out War and Call to Arms.

The Whisperers are joined by The Walking Dead Anthology. This is a supplement that’s been asked for numerous times by the community. It brings together all the expansions in one handy book, plus a bunch of new scenarios. It comes in at a mighty 170+ pages and will be an absolute must-have for any TWD fan.

The Whisperers The Walking Dead miniature game

Giant Robot Hellboy Comes to Hellboy: The Board Game for Charity Plus Create Your Own Missions, Hecate, and Baba Yaga

Mantic Games has announced it is working with Dark Horse Comics and visionary comic creator Mike Mignola to help raise money for charity with the release of Giant Robot Hellboy–a new playable character for Hellboy: The Board Game. What’s more, players of Hellboy: The Board Game will soon be able to create their own missions with the release of the B.P.R.D. Archives expansion.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Mike Mignola has been entertaining fans with new illustrations nearly each day. These range from characters from the Mignolaverse to icons in popular culture. However, one of the most eye-catching was Giant Robot Hellboy–a massive mechanical version of Hellboy. 

Each limited-edition Giant Robot Hellboy will be handmade in resin by the team at Mantic Games. It will be a new playable character that can be used to play Hellboy: The Board Game in solo mode. After all, a huge robot isn’t likely to need a great deal of help dispatching the forces of evil
For each Giant Robot Hellboy sold, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to World Central Kitchen–the same charity Mike Mignola has been raising money for with his charity auctions during the COVID-19 outbreak. World Central Kitchen has served more than 10 million meals to students, families in need, seniors, and frontline healthcare heroes in North America and Spain during the pandemic.

  • Giant Robot Hellboy

The limited-edition Giant Robot Hellboy is available to pre-order now for $44.99. The miniature will be available to order throughout June and is expected to start shipping in late July, depending upon demand.

B.P.R.D. Archives expansion

But that’s not the only Hellboy: The Board Game news. Later this month Mantic Games will be releasing the B.P.R.D. Archives expansion. This allows players to create their own missions for Hellboy: The Board Game by selecting their own Case File cards, adding new minions, and choosing what terrifying boss the team will face in the dramatic final confrontation. The B.P.R.D. Archives, along with Baba Yaga and Hecate boss expansions, will be launching in stores this June.

The B.P.R.D. Archives expansion comes with

  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic werewolves
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic wolves
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic witches
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic killer birds
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic harpies
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic bat swarms
  • CASE FILE CONSTRUCTOR CARDS
  • 1 Rules card
  • 6 Environment cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Investigation cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Threat cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Objective cards + 1 title card
  • 6 Twist cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Showdown cards + 1 title card
  • 1 Confrontation card + 1 title cards
  • 5 Enemy Cards
  • 10 Deck of Doom cards
  • 3 Unexpected Threat cards
Hellboy Hecate

The Hecate monster booster is an expansion that brings the evil  Hecate to your adventures. The expansion includes:

  • 1 x pre-assembled plastic Hecate
  • 1 x Unexpected Threat card
  • 1 x Hellboy enemy card
  • 2 x Boss Behaviour cards
  • 1 x Case File Confrontation Card
Hellboy Baba Yaga

Hecate is joined by Baba Yaga, another monster booster also available for the game that adds the cunning Baba Yaga to your adventures. Baba Yaga comes with:

  • 1 x pre-assembled plastic Baba Yaga
  • 1 x Unexpected Threat card
  • 1 x Baba Yaga enemy card
  • 2 x Boss Behaviour cards
  • 2 x Confrontation Case File card

Mantic Games Releases a Vanguard Two-Player Starter Set

Vanguard two-player set

Since Vanguard launched Mantic Games has been told that people and stores wished there was a starter set to easily get into the game. Mantic is making that a reality with a set that contains everything you need to start playing, including:

  • 2 player Set booklet
  • Resin Basilean Dictator
  • Resin Nightstalker Banshee
  • Multi-part PVC Plastic Paladin Defenders/Chaplain
  • Multi-part PVC Plastic Men-at-Arms Sergeants/Veteran Sergeant
  • Multi-part PVC Plastic Sisterhood
  • Multi-part PVC Plastic Sisterhood Scout
  • Multi-part PVC Plastic Gur Panther
  • Multi-part PVC Plastic Butcher
  • Multi-part PVC Plastic Horror
  • Multi-part PVC Plastic Reaper
  • Multi-part PVC Plastic Phantom
  • Multi-part PVC Plastic Shadowhound
  • 5 Multi-part Hard Plastic Scarecrows/Spectres
  • 5 Multi-part Hard Plastic Men-at-Arms/Crossbowmen
  • Cardboard Counter Sheet
  • 16 Power Dice
  • 8 D8 dice
  • Bases
  • Mantic Tape Measure
  • Hardback Vanguard Rulebook

Phew! That’s a lot of stuff. Plus, if you order from the Mantic website, you’ll get a FREE digital copy of the Ice & Iron supplement, which includes new scenarios and campaign rules.

The new Vanguard two-player set starts shipping from June 15th, so look for it in your local store this month.

Mantic Games Announces the Virtual Mantic Open Day

Mantic Games

For the first time in Mantic‘s 10 years, they’ve had to cancel their Open Day. However, all is not lost, they’re moving online with the first-ever Virtual Mantic Open Day. The event will take place on May 9th.

Even better… it’s free to attend!

Virtual Mantic Day includes:

  • live streams of games
  • the infamous Ronnie Q&A
  • Needy Cat Games’ seminar on Games Design 101
  • live sculpting session
  • special website offers

There’ll also be reveals of plenty of models!

WE’ll have more details as to how you can attend as they become available.

Hellboy Heads to Mexico in the Hellboy: The Board Game Expansion

Hellboy in Mexico

Mantic Games has announced a new limited-edition expansion for Hellboy: The Board Game is in stores now. Working with visionary creator Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Comics, Mantic has created Hellboy in Mexico featuring new heroes, new missions and new terrifying villains.

Previously only available as an optional extra in the Kickstarter campaign, this limited-edition expansion tells the story of Hellboy’s lost period in Mexico, when he became a Mexican wrestler, fought vampires alongside three luchador brothers and faced off against the horrifying Camazotz – a giant wrestling vampire bat!

Available direct from Mantic Games or from gaming stores around the world, Hellboy in Mexico is a limited-edition, one-print expansion that will not be available again once it has sold out.

Hellboy: The Board Game is a cooperative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous foes. Up to four people take control of iconic B.R.P.D. members – Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and Johann Kraus – before exploring gothic locations, uncovering ancient artifacts and battling one of Hellboy’s most notorious foes, Rasputin! After launching in April 2019, the game is now available in multiple languages (French, Italian, Brazilian and Russian) and is on its third reprint after selling out worldwide.

Hellboy in Mexico
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