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Mantic Games’ Riftforged Sees New Incoming Forces

This coming week sees new units being released for Riftforged from Mantic Games. Check out what you’ll be able to bring to the tabletop soon!

Stormslayer

Stormslayers are massive creatures created from the same stock as trolls, but exposure to the Nexus of Power drove them to a rage-fuelled frenzy. Each has a pair of great falchions, with which they could control the lightning that might otherwise consume them. In battle, the Stormslayers are driven by pain-fuelled rage, and with each sweep of their falchions the foe are smote with the very force of the storm.

Stormslayer

Thunderseers

The Thunderseers are abominations, crafted from cyclopes, their souls fragmented by exposure to the Nexus. They are tortured creatures, driven almost to the brink of madness by their gift of foresight.

Thunderseers

Stormcaller on Manticore

Stormcallers act as messengers and emissaries, often delivering the orders of the High Marshalls or even one of the Wicked Ones directly from the Abyss to the field of battle.

Stormcaller on Manticore

Riftforged Orcs Regiment

Infused with the power of Halpi’s Rift, the Riftforged orcs are a breed apart from their green-skinned cousins. Though hunched, they stand as tall as a man, but are considerably broader and well-muscled. Their faces are bestial, with jutting lower jaws and sharp teeth, but these are creatures of brutal intelligence.

Riftforged Orcs Regiment

Mantic Announces the end of The Walking Dead Miniatures Game

It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise but Mantic Games has announced they’ll be ending new releases and support for The Walking Dead Miniatures Game.

Launched in 2016, over five years the game publisher has released seven waves of story arc for the game taking players from Atlanta to the Prison, meeting The Governor and Negan, and up to the Whisperers. It also featured spin-offs like the Here’s Negan board game, and Call to Arms which expanded it to more of a skirmish game.

But, with the comic no longer being published there’s not much more that can be released and such things have been decided that it should wind down.

Gamers will have until March 31st to grab items that will be discounted by 25% by using the code TWD2022 from the Mantic website. If something is out of stock, Mantic asks for those interested to add it to their wishlist to let them know the demand.

There’s a vibrant community around the game that is sure to keep it going in some form with homebrewed rules.

Time is ticking down though, so if you need to complete your collection or have always wanted to get the game, now’s your last chance!

The Walking Dead Miniatures Game

Mantic Games Teases Umbrella Academy: The Board Game

To kick off the year, Mantic Games has teased some of what we can expect in 2022 and that includes a game based on the comic series The Umbrella Academy! The Umbrella Academy: The Board Game was teased in 2019 but it looks like we’re finally going to get it.

Alessio Cavatore and River Horse Games are working with Mantic to design the game. Cavatore designed the rules for Mantic’s Kings of War.

Umbrella Academy: The Board Game is based on the comic series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics which has been adapted into a television series for Netflix.

In the game, you’re tasked with stopping the apocalypse. You’ll need to work together to defeat hazards that threaten to destroy locations across the city. If too many are, it’s game over.

The co-operative game is for 1-5 players and combines cards and miniatures. The game will include detailed plastic minis of iconic characters like Space Boy, Kraken, Rumor, Séance, and Number Five.

Check out Space Boy and Number Five below!

The game will be crowdfunded in early 2022.

The Elf Fleet has Set Sail for Mantic Games’ Armada

The last Armada fleet has arrived in stores! The elves are one of the greatest seafaring races of Pannithor. Their sleek ships cut through the waves and their bolt throwers cut through enemy sails.

You can order your forces now!

ELF STARTER FLEET

It is said that the elves first learned their modern ship-building techniques from the Celestians, but had explored much of the known world before the other races had dared leave the safety of their coastal waters. Elf warships are equipped primarily with bristling ranks of bolt-throwers, whose enchanted ammunition can pierce the hulls of even a dwarf ironclad. Out of necessity, however, the larger vessels also carry some cannon upon their lower gundecks.

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ELF STARTER FLEET

ELF BOOSTER FLEET

Over the millennia, elven ships have changed very little in their design and construction – a testament to the incredible seafaring knowledge possessed by the forebears of the Sea Kindreds. In the groves behind Therennia Adar, warship parts are painstakingly crafted beneath impossibly high forest canopies.

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ELF BOOSTER FLEET

VALANDOR XL SHIP

Developed from the Stormcaller trimarans with which the elves first conquered half the world’s oceans, Valandors are triple-hulled, lateen-sailed warships, whose size belies their staggering speed and manoeuvrability.

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VALANDOR XL SHIP

ELF FLIERS

The importance of air support has been at the forefront of naval warfare since the earliest days, when the elves first encountered hostile fleets upon the oceans. It was in battle with their age-old rivals the dwarfs that the elves, led by Aethmar, the Prince of Fathoms, first unleashed a flight of drakon riders upon the unsuspecting foe. The elves still continue their ages-long tradition of riding to war on fierce drakons, the smaller cousins of the majestic dragons.

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ELF FLIERS

New Halfings are Coming for Kings of War in November

AERONAUTS

The graceful Aeronauts are a sight to behold, flying in their hot air balloons. Staying high overhead and dropping bombs onto the hapless enemies below, their mere presence in the sky can be as much of a psychological threat as a physical one.

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AERONAUTS

FOREST TROLL GUNNERS

Cunning halflings soon realised that there’s a good degree of safety to be had by riding on the back of a hungry killing machine where the enemy can’t reach you, but you can point a very large gun at them if they get too close.

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FOREST TROLL GUNNERS

Halfling General on Winged Aralez

Like all armies, the halflings have some commanders, champions and individuals that play unique and crucial roles in keeping the army organised, outwitting the enemy, or just throwing in a lethal surprise.

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Halfling General on Winged Aralez

There are also two new battegroups to purchase – stalwarts and poachers.

Mantic Games Reveals Clash of Kings 2022

Clash of Kings 2022

This bumper edition of Mantic’s annual Kings of War update introduces two brand new army lists, a campaign with new scenarios, and a raft of new background information, new maps and artwork. Learn all about the halflings and the new army created by the Wicked Ones, harnessing the power of Halpi’s Rift.

The annual game updates bring a slew of changes to all existing armies, plus new magic, heroes and artefacts to deliver a big and exciting update to the game for the coming year.

Contents:

  • 112 pages packed with new rules, amended army lists and new lore!
  • Halfing background and army list
  • New evil army background and army list
  • New campaign: A Storm in the Shires
  • Clash of Kings 2022 updates, including changes to Special Rules, New Special Rules, Formations, new spells, new/revised Magical Artefacts, 38 pages of army updates for every single faction!

You can pre-order the book now.

Mantic Games Announces Deadzone: Third Edition

Mantic Games has announced Deadzone: Third Edition which comes to retail stores starting October 25. The release features a brand-new starter set, rulebook pack, terrain, minis, and more!

Deadzone: Third Edition 2-player starter set

You can dive right into the new edition with a two-player starter set. The box set features the GCPS facing off against the insidious Veer-myn, the starter set is the perfect introduction to the game. Includes all of the below:

  • Rulebook pack (core rulebook, force lists book and token sheet)
  • Starter leaflet
  • 10x GCPS Troopers
  • 1x GCPS Hero
  • 10x Veer-Myn Nightcrawlers
  • 2x Veer-Myn Nghtmares
  • 1x Veer-Myn Hero
  • 12 bags of Battlezones scenery, including the all-new Battlezones Street Accessories
  • Paper Gaming Mat
  • 8x Command Dice
  • 8x D8
Deadzone: Third Edition rulebook

Everything you need is here including scenery and the all-new Street Accessories pack. Fight through the streets of Magnetar Central!

If you just want the new rules, Mantic has you covered. The rules are spread over two books for you to dive into.

  • Core Rulebook – this is where you’ll find all the rules, scenarios, keywords and a campaign mode
  • Force Lists – this is where you’ll find the stats for all 10 factions

The bundle also comes with an updated token sheet. 

But, there’s so much more coming in the coming months. Mantic Games has old and new players covered with brand-new models coming for all of the Deadzone factions. That starts with reinforcements for the two factions featured in the starter set: GCPS and Veer-myn.

Starter sets and boosters are also getting new releases making them more affordable and easier to collect. With the launch are new starter sets for GCPS, Veer-myn, Asterians, Enforcers, and Forge Fathers.

For those that want to build up their terrain collection, Mantic has you covered as well. The Deadzone Terrain Booster comes packed with hard plastic terrain including the all-new Street Accessories set!

Mantic Games’ OverDrive is Available for Pre-Order

OverDrive

OverDrive is now available for pre-order from Mantic Games‘ website and your friendly local game store! In OverDrive you’re a coach that’s in control of a team of three players, chosen from a cast of larger-than-life characters, including a teleporting space turtle, walking shark, mind-controlling jellyfish, and more!

Before each game, you must draft your Players from the line-up available, which means you may never play the same team twice. All future releases of new Players can be added to the line-up, giving you even more choices.

After choosing your Players it’s time to hit the arena in one of six different game modes:

  • King of the Hill
  • Capture the Flag
  • Pass the Bomb
  • Invade
  • Kill Streak
  • DodgeBrawl

The core game also includes rules for league play and a short story to introduce you to the world of OverDrive.

The core game box includes:

  • 1x PVC Plastic Karadon
  • 1x PVC Plastic Brank Reborn
  • 1x PVC Plastic Skarathron
  • 1x PVC Plastic Synechdoche
  • 1x PVC Plastic Dozer
  • 1x PVC Plastic The Spawn
  • 6 Player Cards
  • 6x Tri-Hex Bases
  • 12x Six sided dice
  • 56-page Rulebook
  • 63 tokens
  • Game board

If you pre-order the game, you’ll also get a set of exclusive resin counters.

OverDrive

Also available is Rivals Pack: Tigrax and Shadow. Tigrax stalks the arena, looking for its latest victim, while Shadow’s advanced programming allows it to turn the opponent’s attacks against them with devastating results.

The Rivals Pack includes two resin players, tri-hex bases, and Player Cards.

Rivals Pack: Tigrax and Shadow

And finally, get Coach Abilities and Sponsorship Cards for the game. As you learn powerful new Coach Abilities and earn lucrative Sponsorship Deals during an OverDrive League, use these cards as a handy reminder during matches.

Coach Abilities and Sponsorship Cards

You can get the above separately or an all-in-one bundle that features the exclusive resin counters.

Hellboy: The Board Game from Mantic Returns to Kickstarter

Mantic Games, Dark Horse Comics, and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola to bring Hellboy: The Board Game back to Kickstarter. This latest campaign will complete the current board game story arc and launch some exciting new additions to the franchise, including Hellboy: The Dice Game, which is a whole new way to explore the rich Hellboy universe.

In this Kickstarter, fans can complete the storyline in Hellboy: The Board Game with the Storm and the Fury expansion. Inspired by the graphic novel, in this epic conclusion to the saga, Hellboy will face his toughest foe yet: Nimue in her dragon form! This is not an experience for the faint of heart and features the biggest miniature Mantic has produced for Hellboy: The Board Game.

With the story complete, it’s time to move onto a whole new chapter. The PandemoniumHell on Earth, and End of Days expansions take their inspiration from the dramatic B.P.R.D. comics. With these new additions to the game, players can add new playable agents, new cinematic boss encounters, and vicious minions to their Case Files. Designed by original developers, Needy Cat Games, each of these expansions builds on the tension-packed co-operative experience of Hellboy: The Board Game but turns the danger up to 11, thanks to the all-new RAGNAROK mode. That’s right, saving the world just got a whole lot tougher.

But that’s not all! As part of this Kickstarter Mantic Games will also be funding the creation of Hellboy: The Dice Game. Created by Mantic Games, Hellboy: The Dice Game is a pick-up-and-play Hellboy experience for the whole family. In this push-your-luck game, you’ll have to decide when to take risks or play it safe, as you explore a mysterious location and encounter some of Hellboy’s most notorious foes.

Hellboy: The Dice Game

Hellboy: 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 in April 2019, the game is now available in multiple languages and has been reprinted several times after selling out worldwide.

The Kickstarter has kept it simple with backers able to get everything for about $110. There’s also a pledge level for retailers as well. The game has already blown through its goal and unlocked numerous stretch goals with more to come!

Hellboy: The Board Game is Getting Expansions and Dice Game through Kickstarter

Mantic Games has more to come for their popular Hellboy: The Board Game. While specifics are still coming, the game is getting four new expansions plus an all-new dice game based on the character and comics created by Mike Mignola.

Mantic launched the original campaign for Hellboy: The Board Game in April 2018. It went on to raise £1,454,343 from 12,716 backers. A follow-up roleplaying game based on the property was also Kickstarted in August 2020 raising £360,519 from 6,071 backers.

The campaign is coming soon and you can sign up to get notified.

Hellboy: The Board Game
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