Wallpaper Wednesday

This week’s wallpaper we continue with some of the awesome new models to come out of Broken Promises. This week we are showing off the Wrastlers. You can check it out by clicking on the image below.

Don’t forget to check out all of our wallpapers and other media offerings on our Media page.

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Mantic Games Unveils Here’s Negan: The Board Game

By Mantic Games

MANTIC GAMES EXPAND ITS THE WALKING DEAD RANGE WITH HERE’S NEGAN BOARD GAME

Reputation is everything as you experience the untold story of how Negan and the Saviors cleared the Sanctuary.

Mantic Games is pleased to announce it is working with Skybound Entertainment to publish a board game inspired by The Walking Dead standalone series Here’s Negan. Comic book fans will have the opportunity to play through a portion of Negan’s background that’s never been seen before.

In Here’s Negan the board game, each player takes on the role of one of Negan’s ambitious lieutenants. To win the favor of their despotic leader, Sherry, Dwight, Laura, John and Tara must help clear the ‘Sanctuary’ of deadly Walkers. Danger lurks around every corner, however it’s not always the Walkers that pose the biggest threat…

Work together to clear the claustrophobic corridors of the abandoned factory, but that’s only part of the mission. You must also do whatever it takes to gain Negan’s respect and players ‘win’ by earning the most ‘Reputation Points’.

Impress Negan and reap the rewards. Fail and face Lucille’s wrath.

Here’s Negan is a co-operative yet competitive board game for up to five players. 12 scenarios tell the story of how Negan cleared the ‘Sanctuary’ and went on to become the tyrannical leader of the Saviors. It comes with 19 incredibly detailed, pre-assembled plastic miniatures, 16 double-sided game tiles, plus all the dice and tokens required to play.

The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game is our most successful retail product ever and we’re delighted to be working with Skybound Entertainment to explore this untold chapter of Negan’s history,” said Ronnie Renton, CEO Mantic Games. “Here’s Negan is a totally unique game that sees players working together but also gives them the opportunity to screw over their teammates to impress Negan. It’s co-operative and competitive so you’ll need to watch your back!”

Here’s Negan will launch direct to retail this November and you can pre-order here. To keep up with the latest Here’s Negan developments, sign up to the Mantic newsletter at www.manticgames.com

About Skybound Entertainment

Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company that houses projects ranging from television, film, emerging platforms, comics, interactive gaming, live events, and more. In 2016, the company expanded to Vancouver with the opening of their Skybound North office, working to expand Skybound’s footprint into the animation and children’s space with top Canadian talent.

Skybound Entertainment is responsible for such television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Outcast, and the new docu-series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics. Moving into new platforms, Skybound produced the first-ever narrative VR series, Gone, for Samsung’s Milk VR platform and in 2018 will produce VR horror series Lies Within. The Skybound Interactive slate includes partnerships with gaming companies Telltale, Starbreeze, Skydance, Scopely, and more. Skybound recently acquired a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios, and has an existing first-look feature deal with Universal.

Projects in the pipeline include the film adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s second-longest running comic series Invincible, the animated television adaptation of children’s property My Singing Monsters, and more.

About Mantic Games

In the nine years since launch, Mantic Games has released several complete tabletop gaming systems including Kings of War®, DeadZone®, Mars Attacks® and DreadBall™. The team’s obsession for making detailed miniatures, simple but challenging games and great value-for-money products has seen Mantic become a global presence in the tabletop gaming arena. Mantic Games has a strong relationship with its community, and crowd funding has raised extra development money for recent product launches – allowing bigger ranges in plastic for the retail launch. To date, backers have pledged more than $7m to help new projects come to life, making Mantic one of Europe’s most funded companies on Kickstarter. Mantic has sales offices in the USA and UK, supplies 20 countries, has a complete design studio team, a global supply chain with production facilities based in Nottingham, England. To find out more, please visit www.manticgames.com

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The Walking Dead Week: The Governor’s Trophy Room

By Mantic Games

Kicking off our new releases for The Walking Dead: All Out War is the iconic Governor’s Trophy Room!

This is a super-detailed Limited Edition resin set, produced in-house here at Mantic HQ. It’s designed to be used as terrain in Woodbury using the Made to Suffer expansion – fitting perfectly into the appropriate room marked on the gaming mat. You could even combine this set with the Woodbury Housing Estate to recreate Woodbury in fine detail. Ideal for collectors and gamers alike!

The focal point of the set is, of course, the Governor’s ‘trophies’. The heads of those who have displeased the tyrannical leader of Woodbury are stored in fish tanks, on display for his own amusement (and personal brooding time). Each of these heads is individual and the selection even includes the head of Scott Moon – infamous for asking why the Governor needed the fish tanks – and finding out the reason.

Brian Blake, The Governor

While the scenery is great, this set also comes with two miniatures ready for your games of The Walking Dead: All Out War. The Governor is my personal favourite sculpt of this character, cutting a very imposing figure as he stands with his firearm at the ready, carrying another severed head for his collection. There’s a dressing over his ear on the other side – following one of his injuries from the comics. There’s also an Exclusive Character Card for him – Brian Blake, Trophy Collector.

 

Michonne

 

We’ve taken a tiny bit of poetic license here – this scene never actually takes place in the comics, but the Governor and Michonne face-off so many times that this scene is a great reflection of their ‘relationship’. The new sculpt for Michonne included in the set is stood on guard with her trademark katana, with a look of seething anger and determination on her face. The Governor has a tough fight on his hands here – who will blink first? Like the Governor, Michonne is also supplied with her own exclusive Character Card – Michonne, Beaten but not Broken.

So, with exclusive cards, amazing resin sculpts, and a fish tank full of heads, this set is the perfect companion to Made to Suffer, or a great project for any miniatures collector.

The Governor’s Trophy Room will be available to pre-order this Friday, but quantities will be limited (as it is a Limited Edition), so make sure you’re ready and don’t miss out!

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GEN KKKHHHAAANNNN 2018!

By Mantic Games

,Allright, allright, allright!  We’re just around the corner from one of the largest gaming convention in the world so let’s do a recap on what Mantic has going on this year!

Events

Kings of War/Warpath

This years events starts with a ton of Kings of War Learn to Play events.  You looking to get into King of War but you’re sitting on the fence. Jump in a Learn to Play and have Mike Carter show you the sexiness of Kings of War.  All materials are provided for the Learn to Play events. Throughout the whole weekend we will also be hosting a Kings of War Big Game.  This is a giant board that consist of 2 armies at 10000 points a side.  Swing by and grab a couple of regiments and play some Kings of War! Not a fantasy player?  More of a sci fi player? We have Warpath: Learn to Play events to get you into the Warpath Universe. Jump into one of these events and see what a great game Warpath is.

The Walking Dead

For all you Walking Dead Fans, we have the return of Unhappy Campers. This scenario sees you either taking your survivor band to rescue Sophia or sees you preventing Sophia from returning to her friends, but watch out for Crazy Reggie!  You never know where he’ll turn up.  This year we have a giant Walking Dead game called The Walking Dead: Walker Challenge.  This event sees you controlling one of eight heroes competing to gather three supplies while surrounded by hordes of zombies in a free for all battle.  Can you be the one get your much needed supplies and get out of the hot zone without getting bitten or shot in the back by your opponents?

Star Saga

Those of you who are a big fan of Star Saga, you’re not forgotten.  We have a special Gen Con scenario, Prison Extraction.   In this scenario you’re going to play one of four heroes, who have made some bad decisions. Now they have to do a “favor” for Blaine.  This favor finds you in a subterranean prison doing something your probably wouldn’t be doing if you had a choice. This scenario will feature a 3d board where the map is revealed as you enter new areas.

Dreadball

Want to learn to play some Dreadball but don’t have a lot of time, then the Dreadball 3v3 event is for you.  Based on 3v3 half court basketball, this version of Dreadball provides you with a fast game where your team consists of three players, and play is confined to half the pitch.  This will allow new players to experience the game without the clutter of too many players on the pitch and moves the game at a faster pace for an already fast game. Can you coach your team to a victory only using three players?

 

Tournaments

This years tournaments start on Friday with General Control Cup.  This is the 4th year for the Dreadball tournament and is a NADC qualifier which allows you a free spot at the NADC National Championships.  This tournaments starts at 9am.

Saturday brings us The Kings of Gen Con Kings of War tournament.  This tournament features differing army point values per round.  Each round increases the point value of your army.  This event is hosted by the Ohio War Kings.

Also happening on Saturday is the first annual Walking Dead: All Out War tournament.  This is a 100 point survivor band tournament.  Will Negan rule the day?  Will Rick brood before winning? Will a no name survivor take all?

Exhibitor Booth

This year we’re back in black!  Booth #835!  Let’s talk about what we got going for the booth.

Come by and try out our new Walking Dead game.  If you came to Mantic Open Night at AdeptiCon, then you were treated to a preview of this awesome new board game. We’ll have it to try out here at booth 835.  Not only that we’ll have Hellboy: The Board Game to look at!

Gen Con will be the release day of Terrain Crate!  A giant line of fantastic fantasy terrain.  The sets range from a wizards study to a dwarf mine.  Piles of gold and gems to a tavern.  These pieces are great to spruce up your D&D or Pathfinder game.  Dungeon Saga’s dungeon doors and furniture have been a great hit and Terrain Crate just blows the doors off.  Get a Dungeon Depths set, $80, and receive a Terrain Crate Mini Set for free.

Looking for more Walking Dead: All Out War?  Grab a Core set, an expansion of your choice and any 6 boosters of your choice for $150.  This years show exclusive model is Peg Leg Dale.  Supplies are limited so come grab yours before they run out.

Star Saga core set are marked down to $50 for Gen Con only and Dungeon Saga and any two expansion are bundled for $130.

As always we offer free shipping to Gen Con for any purchase on the webstore.  Just add the Ship to Gen Con button to your cart.

 

Mantic Open NIght

Saturday night sees the return of Mantic Open Night. Starting Saturday night at 8pm at the Hard Rock Cafe in the backstage room.  Get your ticket for this event on the Mantic Webstore.  The cost is $30 and you’ll get a vehicle of your choice, a drink ticket good for any drink at the hosted bar, and random goodies from Mantic plus choice items from Ironheart Artisan and Outrider Hobbies.

Grab some dinner while you’re there and have a chat with Community Pat, Ronnie Renton, Rob Burman, and Dreadball aficionado Martin Thirlwell.  Who know maybe even Crazy Bobby might drive down from Detroit.

After dinner there will be a short Q&A with the guys that talk funny and the one guy who talks normal.  From there we move on to the fun stuff.  Hellboy: The Board Game will be on hand to play and try out before the close of the pledge manager on the Monday following Gen Con. The new Walking Dead game will also be on had to play.  Come and see what coming down the pipe from Mantic before everyone else does!

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I looked and did not see this one mentioned yet here.

I looked and did not see this one mentioned yet here.

You gotta love a creator that posts an update: Yes I do not have a license to make this game … but I’m sure I’ll get one before I produce the game for your reward!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1195895964/dr-horribles-evil-league-of-evil-the-board-game

Dr. Horrible’s Evil League of Evil: The Board Game

A competitive strategy board game inspired by the hit musical comedy-drama “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”

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Ronnie on what’s coming up for The Walking Dead…

By Mantic Games

Kicking off our latest Walking Dead Week, Ronnie is here to talk about the future of All Out War.

When we first thought there was a chance we would get a license to make a game based on The Walking Dead we had a lot of conversations about what type of game we should make. Should we do a simple board game to bring the game to as wide an audience as possible? Or should we develop a more open-ended skirmish game, so fans were free to recreate all the adventures of Rick and his crowd – and to see if they could do any better?

We also wanted to make sure that everyone got a chance to see their favourite character come to life – and no board game would ever do that – because the comic’s story lines cover so many different and interesting episodes.

The game we made got a fantastic response on Kickstarter, and that helped us develop the story all the way up to Alexandria. We have Rick finding his family outside Atlanta, heading to the Greene Family Farm, and then on to the Prison; and just recently we saw Rick and The Governor going head to head in Woodbury. Throughout these releases we had consciously decided to make new products available via local gaming stores. This supported those stores and kept the range fresh and interesting for backers – as there was something new to add to their collection post Kickstarter.

But now we have come to the end of the Kickstarter funded products… so does that mean the end of the Walking Dead new releases?

Nope, not a bit of it!

The great thing about having had a year to see the range come out, and see how people are playing it, means we can now shape the future releases to develop what we have already. We can also make the game more interesting to a wider audience, while also doubling down on the bits gamers love. We also want to make sure our games have a life long after Kickstarter so we can continue to support gaming stores. Walking Dead is definitely one of those games – it has already sold more than 3 times as many copies via retail as it did on Kickstarter – and the show exclusives, resin master sets and retail specials all keep on rolling to keep excitement high.

So what’s next?

My feeling is that once Rick gets to Alexandria the story changes from a wandering group fending off attacks from Walkers, to one where they are defending and fighting for their homestead, their values and their beliefs. We want to mirror this change in the story by scaling up the game. It’s no longer about those small supply runs into the Atlanta suburbs. It’s more about large skirmishes with other groups of survivors that are tooled up with all the weapons and supplies they have found. All Out War is finally becoming all out war!

However, before that we are going to release the Hunters – these were the last (and particularly horrible) group Rick met before finding Alexandria. At the same tiem he also met some of the big stars of the story, including a certain red-headed tough guy and his party of travellers. Watch out for the last narrative expansion Fear the Hunters in September. This latest expansion, combined with the previous expansions, not only walk you through the whole of Rick’s storyline up to meeting Negan, but they also introduce new and more in-depth ways to play. These can be something simple, like new scenarios, or more complex elements, like character creation. Fear the Hunters is totally different again. It introduces map-based, inter-linked campaigns and even a map to track your progress. This means each week you can head to your local gaming club and track the progress of your gang.

Bigger is better…

And, of course, after dealing with the Hunters, Rick and co. then go on to start an All Out War with you know who!

So next year we are going to release a full large-scale skirmish rules set, to really allow you to min/max those army list combos and go super hardcore on your enemy. These encounters will be a bitter fight to the death to see who will be the biggest and best leader in the world of Walking Dead. We will be getting beta rules out for this before release – so we can ensure it’s balanced and competitive, plus we’ll get your feedback ahead of a massive online campaign in 2019 that incorporates the new skirmish rules.

And last, but by no means least, we have a board game for a certain anti-hero as he and his Lieutenants look to find some sanctuary (see what I did there!). But as you’d expect from a mash-up between Skybound and Mantic, the game play has a real big twist – and one I think you are going to LOVE! I’ll stake my reputation on it…

Watch out all this week on the blog for more info on all things Walking Dead – with Wave 5, our big boxed game announcement and a very special and very limited edition set to make your Governors collection come to life!

Best wishes, I hope to see some of you at Mantic Night at Gencon, or some other event in the next few months.

Ronnie

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Gen Con 2018 Newsletter

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Wyrdos,

Gen Con is near! We’ve been pretty busy gearing up for the best four days in gaming (August 2nd – 5th) and can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store this year for the big event. If you’re making your way to Indianapolis this year, be sure to stop by our booth (Booth #1129)!

In this special edition newsletter, we’re covering all things Gen Con. You can find details on our Tyrant Tournament, our upcoming releases, and all of the awesome promotions we’ll have at the Indiana Convention Center below. 

We’re jumping off the top rope and bringing down an elbow drop of awesome onto this year’s Tyrant Tournament at Gen Con. That’s right; if you’re one of the lucky qualifying entrants, you’ve got a chance to win yourself a Malifaux 2018 Champion belt. While it might not keep your pants up, this beauty will definitely look great draped on your shoulder or hanging triumphantly above your minis collection. 

But there’s only one way to claim this prize: you gotta win. Make sure to bring your A-game so that you can rightfully claim that you’re the best (of who showed up)! 

We’ve got a bunch of promotions that we’re offering this year at Gen Con. You can find a list of our promos below:

  • Get a FREE He-kome model when you spend $100 or more (available in person and during online Gen Con sales).

  • Get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Mansion when you purchase any 2 Edge of the Quarantine Zone Wyrdscape terrain boxes. The Mansion will be delivered to your provided address, at release (available in person and during online Gen Con sales – which will be automatically registered).
  • Play a demo of The Other Side for a chance to win a gift box from one of the Allegiances, delivered to you at release. 

 

  • Get a raffle ticket for each $50 you spend for a chance to win one of the many goodies we’ll have to offer at our raffle at the end of Gen Con!

Every year, we like to offer something special at Gen Con, and this year’s no different. While you might have already seen our preview of this year’s NightMARE Gremlin box, we’ve still got a lot more to get excited about. Above, you can catch a glimpse of one of our promotional offers exclusive to Gen Con: a He-kome, a male Shikome!

There is one little thing we’re doing differently this year. Like the color of the Burning Man’s flames, our schedule is shifting a bit. The next Malifaux book won’t be coming to Indianapolis. But don’t worry – the sky’s not falling. We’ve got some big plans for our friends across the Breach coming in the new year, and you’ll be able to hear about those plans soon. 

Below you can find a list of the pre-releases we’ll have at Gen Con. 

Pre-releases

 

WYR20140 Domador De Cadaveres $16.00
WYR20141 Monster Hunters $21.00
WYR20142 Riotbreaker $24.00
WYR20352 Neil Henry $11.00
WYR20353 Paul Crockett $11.00
WYR20442 Bultungin $21.00
WYR20445 Hinamatsu $15.00
WYR20540 Freikorps Engineer $18.00
WYR20541 Prospector $21.00
WYR20642 Bayou Smuggler $18.00
WYR20643 Gautraeux Bokor $24.00
WYR20731 Gwyneth Maddox $11.00
WYR20732 Charm Warder $24.00
WYR20907 The Undying Encounter Box $60.00
WYR20908 Backdraft Encounter Box $60.00
WYR21094 Alt Graves and Tannen Box $25.00
WYR21096 Alt Lenny w/ Pig $20.00
WYR21097 Alt Rogue Necromancy $35.00
WYR21098 Alt Vanessa $15.00
WYR21099 Alt Ototo $15.00
WYR30108 Through the Breach: Above the Law $40.00
WYR30208 Through the Breach: Penny Dreadful – Northern Sedition $28.00
WYR20247 Gravediggers $24.00
WYRWS016 Wyrdscapes – Abandoned Store $60.00
WYRWS017 Wyrdscapes – Solarium $65.00
WYRWS018 Wyrdscapes – Haunted Spires $60.00
WYRWS019 Wyrdscapes – Pathways $50.00
WYRWS020 Wyrdscapes – Makeshift Defenses $55.00

Wyrd has a variety of media available for free to everyone.

  • Every Wednesday, a new wallpaper is available on our website for Wallpaper Wednesday. There is a large collection of Malifaux options available, as well as a variety of options for some of our other games.
  • We have a free ezine available, Wyrd Chronicles. The Chronicles have stories, hobby articles, RPG adventures, and more! Be sure to check out this magazine, currently available on DriveThruRPG.
  • Most Mondays, we release a look at something upcoming in our Monday Preview. These are a great opportunity to see what Wyrd is working on and what’s coming down the pipeline. We have a lot of things to show off, so check back every Monday!
  • Every other Thursday, we release a free podcast called the Tales of Malifaux as part of our Breachside Broadcast. This podcast goes through the Malifaux fiction one story at a time, starting all the way back to the first book in the first edition. It’s a great way to catch up on our old stories or go through them again.

Are you ready for the best four days in gaming? We’ve got more announcements to share at Gen Con, and there’s only one way to be the first to find out. If you’re making your way to Indianapolis, why don’t you make the trip to the Wyrd booth and say hello? We’ll see you there!

 

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Privateer Press Posts Free Core Rules for Monsterpocalypse

By Privateer Press

Privateer Press Posts Free Core Rules for the Monsterpocalypse Hobby Miniatures Game

July 16, 2018 

 

Bellevue, WA — Privateer Press has just released the core rulebook for the upcoming Monsterpocalypse Hobby Miniatures Game for free. The document is available to download on monsterpocalypse.com.

Monsterpocalypse centers on two or more giant kaiju monsters that brawl, blast, and body-slam each other in a dense destructible urban environment. Alongside these towering monsters, lesser minions, such as powerful tanks, fighter jets, flying saucers, fearsome dinosaurs, and demonic fiends fight to capture important locations and help power their monster to victory.

The Monsterpocalypse Hobby Miniatures Game rules represent an updated and streamlined second edition of the original 2008 collectible game. The digital rulebook will allow players to view all of the updates to the game in order to prepare for the game’s launch this September. The game will launch with two different Agendas for players to choose from when building their armies: the noble Protectors, who want to save the world and the creatures that inhabit it from destruction, and the evil Destroyers, who seek to enslave and destroy the Earth for their own diabolical purposes. Each Agenda will have its own starter box and each box will contain everything one player needs to begin playing games of Monsterpocalypse for that Agenda including: 1 85mm monster model, 5 15mm unit models, 26 custom dice, a two-sided battle map, 6 cardstock apartment buildings, 6 stat cards, 12 rubble/hazard tiles, 10 tokens, and a print copy of the core rules.

“Last week, we kicked off our ramp up to the release of Monsterpocalypse with our first livestream play-through of the new Monsterpocalypse on our Weekly Rumble livestream,” said Executive Director William Shick. “And with plenty more fun livestream and gaming content on the way, as well as two Organized Olay events scheduled to release right along the product’s launch, we wanted to get the full rules into players’ hands so they could begin to prepare to reach out and crush someone on day-one of release.”

For the latest news and information about Monsterpocalypse, visit the game’s official website monsterpocalypse.com

About Privateer Press, Inc.

Privateer Press, Inc., is a privately held producer of entertainment and hobby brands based in the Seattle area. Its products include the award-winning WARMACHINE and HORDES hobby miniatures games, the award-winning Iron Kingdoms property and Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game, the Monsterpocalypse Hobby Miniatures Game, the Formula P3 hobby line, No Quarter Prime magazine, and digital fiction through the Skull Island eXpeditions imprint. LEVEL 7 is the property of Matthew D. Wilson, used under license. To learn more about Privateer Press, visit www.privateerpress.com or contact the president, Sherry Yeary, at (425) 643-5900 or sherry@privateerpress.com.

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Outbreak Week: New Items and Abilities…

By Mantic Games

Today is the last day of Outbreak Week – we hope you’ve enjoyed it! Here’s a quick recap of everything we’ve covered so far –

  • first up we introduced the Mazon Labs faction
  • next we looked at the new missions in Outbreak
  • then Andy Sharp gave some fantastic tips on using the Nameless
  • yesterday we went over the new units available to all of the current factions

Today, we’re going to look at the new items and abilities that Outbreak brings to the table. Some of these will have been printed elsewhere but have now been included in Outbreak for easy reference.

New Items

Outbreak introduces four new items that can be found during missions, so alongside the classic ammo, stun grenades, booby traps, etc. you can now find Combat Blades, a Shock Baton, Adrenaline Shot and Stimulant Shot. “But why did you add these items” you may shout at the screen. Well, the main reason is that the original selection of items really only benefited those armies that were good at shooting. A Forge Father Steel Warrior would happily gather up some armour piercing ammo, whereas a Plague Victim would just try to eat it. So, these alternate items can now be chosen instead of the standard item list before you play a game.

Each of these use an existing icon on the item counters, so you can easily include them in your games by replacing an existing item, so the AP Ammo counters now count as Combat Blades and so on. The book conveniently includes tables that let you choose or randomise which items you are using in a game.

Combat Blades – Nice and simple. These are a one-use melee weapon with Frenzy (1) – handy if you want to augment a combat unit or give a non-combat unit a chance in a fight.

Shock Baton – This gives the carrier’s attacks the Knockback rule, but it’s important for another reason. The Shock Baton can negate the effects of Rampage. Stand a unit holding the Shock Baton next to your Plague Victim to prevent it from going too crazy when it is injured. These will be powerful tools for Veer-Myn and Plague players, making some units less of a risk on the battlefield.

Adrenaline Shot – Another one-use item, this one gives you a short burst of speed, adding +1 to the carrier’s Speed for this round. If you get one, save it for the late game to catch objectives at the last minute. Or, use it to bring your melee fighters into combat before they’re shot to pieces.

Stimulant Shot – This one-use item allows you to add an extra dice to a single Shoot or Fight roll. Great to give you the deciding edge, especially in close combat.

New Abilities

The new abilities in the Outbreak book are designed to be used in additon to the ones in the core book. This section adds abilities that have been around elsewhere, like Flight, to completely new ones like Stealthy. Here’s a quick-fire list of some of the fun ones.

Aerial Deployment – Deploying with style! After both sides have deployed, you may set the model with this ability up anywhere on the board, so long as it is two cubes away from an enemy model and the cube doesn’t contain an objective. You must set the model up on the highest point (i.e. on the roof of a building). This is useful to deploy surprise threats your opponent can’t account for in their deployment plans. This ability is used by GCPS Rangers as they drop from a Hornet into the firefight, for example.

Comms Relay – This handy little gadget counts as having one Extra Activation command dice per round. You can’t re-roll the dice for another result (it’s an imaginary dice) but you get this for free in every round that the carrier is still alive. This is employed by the Asterian Support Drone from the Marionettes Sprue.

Evade – If a particularly swift model survives a shoot action without being pinned, they can choose to dodge one cube in any direction. This can pull your faster units into cover if they get caught in the open by surprise. Units with this ability include the Enforcer Jetbike, Asterian Sky Razor, and Brokkr Bike.

Flight – As more avian creatures are found in Deadzone, their ability to rise above the rest becomes clear. Models with this ability can move up and down cubes without needing a wall, ladder, or ramp to climb. They can also cross gaps on any size walkway without issue. Just note that the model must be physically able to be placed where its move ends – no floating in mid air above the table! This ability is used by a host of units, including the Plague Murderbirds, Asterian Sky Razor, and Enforcer Jetbike.

Stealthy – Through technology or other more esoteric means, this model is able to hide in plain sight. Models targeting units with this rule may never claim the extra two dice for a Clear Shot. This ability is used by Nameless Needle Drones, Assassins, and the Terror.

There are many more new abilities to be found in the book, plus some errata for existing ones. Some units have now been updated with new abilities, too, so odds are you’ll be using something different on the table no matter which faction you play!

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Furioso reviewed in Wargames Soldiers Strategy magazine 97

We just got our copy of the new print issue of number ninety seven for the WSS (Wargames, Soldiers, Strategy) magazine here at Alternative Armies and we were delighted to find a review of the core Furioso rule book within it. Written by Steve Danes the review was written by Ian Beal. 
The Furioso rules are easy to learn and feature some great mechanics for the state of ‘furioso’ which gives the rules their name. Playable in any scale (though we focus on 15mm scale) you battle in the time of the wars of the Renaissance with army lists in the book or of your own. You can see the book plus its expansion on our website HERE in print and digital download. 
In a compact and fair review Mr Beal said some nice things about Furioso, he liked the rules and we thank him for his impartial look at the book. You can find out more about issue 97 of WSS magazine on the publishers website HERE.  The magazine is a top quality read with a lot of content.
Thanks for your time. 
GBS

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Privateer Press Launches Coloring Contest for Monsterpocalypse

By Privateer Press

Privateer Press Launches Coloring Contest for Monsterpocalypse Hobby Miniatures Game

July 12, 2018 

 

Bellevue, WA — Privateer Press has announced an original coloring contest in support of its upcoming Monsterpocalypse Hobby Miniatures Game slated for release in September and its Formula P3 hobby paints range.

 

Players, collectors, and hobbyists are encouraged to download art images of six key kaiju monsters from the game and submit their own unique color schemes for any or all of these monsters. All images shared to Privateer Press’ social media with the #FP3MyMonster hashtag by September 1st will then become eligible for the contest’s grand prize: the winner’s color scheme translated onto a model of that monster as painted by Privateer Press’ studio director and awarded to the winner to display or to play in their future games.

“It’s going to be exciting to see what crazy colors our community comes up with,” says Studio Director Dallas Kemp. “I cannot wait for the opportunity to bring their creation to life.”

Adding additional fanfare to the contest, Kemp will paint the model during an episode of “Get Your Paint On,” the official Formula P3 live stream, presented on twitch.tv/privateerpress every Thursday.

Details for the Monsterpocalypse Create-a-Color-Scheme Contest and the downloadable images for coloring can be found at privateerpress.com/hobby/monsterpocalypse-create-a-color-scheme-contest

Monsterpocalypse centers on two or more giant kaiju monsters that brawl, blast, and body-slam each other in a dense destructible urban environment. Alongside these towering monsters, lesser minions, such as powerful tanks, fighter jets, flying saucers, fearsome dinosaurs, and demonic fiends fight to capture important locations and help power their monster to victory. 

The game will feature two different Agendas players can choose from when building their armies: the noble Protectors, who want to save the world and the creatures that inhabit it from destruction, or the evil Destroyers, who seek to enslave and destroy the Earth for their own diabolical purposes. Both Agendas feature three different Factions, each with its own unique monsters and units. Players can freely mix and match any models from the Factions within their Agenda when building their army. The game will launch with two different one-player starter sets, one for each of the two Agendas. These starter sets will be expanded by Monster, Unit, and Building packs, which will contain new models for players to use in their games.

The Monsterpocalypse Hobby Miniatures Game represents an updated and streamlined second edition of the original 2008 collectible game’s rules. Additionally, instead of using pre-painted collectible figures to play, the new game’s most noteworthy difference is its use of highly detailed resin and metal hobby miniatures, which players get to assemble before playing. As a hobby game, this upgrade to the Monsterpocalypse experience provides the opportunity for players to customize their armies through painting and modeling them. The Create-a-Color-Scheme Contest allows players a chance to try out their painting concepts in advance of the game’s release.

For the latest news and information about Monsterpocalypse, visit the game’s official website monsterpocalypse.com

About Privateer Press, Inc.

Privateer Press, Inc., is a privately held producer of entertainment and hobby brands based in the Seattle area. Its products include the award-winning WARMACHINE and HORDES hobby miniatures games, the award-winning Iron Kingdoms property and Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game, the Monsterpocalypse battle miniatures game, the Formula P3 hobby line, No Quarter Prime magazine, and digital fiction through the Skull Island eXpeditions imprint. LEVEL 7 is the property of Matthew D. Wilson, used under license. To learn more about Privateer Press, visit www.privateerpress.com or contact the president, Sherry Yeary, at (425) 643-5900 or sherry@privateerpress.com.

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Outbreak Week: New units for existing factions…

By Mantic Games

Hope you’ve been enjoying Outbreak Week so far. Just to recap everything we’ve covered so far –

  • first up we introduced the Mazon Labs faction
  • next we looked at the new missions in Outbreak
  • yesterday Andy Sharp gave some fantastic tips on using the Nameless

However, it’s not all about the exciting new factions and missions… we wanted to make sure the Deadzone: Outbreak supplement had something for everyone! What do you mean, everyone?

If you’ve got an existing Deadzone faction, it’s likely you’ll find a little extra or two in Outbreak. Some of these may have appeared in other supplements or a PDF but now they’ve been brought together in one handy book! So, let’s break down the factions and see what’s changed compared to the original rulebook.

ASTERIANS

A new faction starter for the Asterians was introduced last year, which brought with it a number of new units for the aloof Asterians.

Black Talon Prime – a new leader for the Asterians that gives Cyphers or Black Talons +1 dice on a Survive roll when they’re the target of a Shoot action.

Kalyshi Dervish – want some more Kaylshi action in your Asterian list? Well look no further than the Dervish leader. With a Fight stat of 3+ and the ‘Dance of Death’ special rule, this Kalyshi is going to cause havoc for your enemy.

Cypher Warden – a new troop version of the Cypher that’s slightly better in combat but is no longer such a demon when it comes to shooting. It’s still Vulnerable though, so choose your fights carefully.

Support Drone – a brand new specialist for Asterians that can be given Camouflage, Communications and Automatic weapon options. As the name would imply, this is a great unit for supporting your troops.

Oh, and on the subject of Drones – you can now buy the Pulse Bombard on its own from the Mantic website.

ENFORCERS

On the surface it looks like there’s nothing new in the Enforcer list but you would be WRONG!

Strider – the Strider can now be used as the Ajax Siege Strider with the Aggressor Shield and Grav-Ram Spear. Say goodbye to those pesky Iron Ancestors.

Stealthy Jet Bikes – jet bikes now have the option to take a Stealth Device, which gives them the Stealthy special rule. Look out for some ‘invisible’ jet bikes on the website soon

Fusion Gun – a new weapon option for the Specialists

FORGE FATHERS

There’s plenty to get excited about in the Forge Father list.

Forge Lord – at 42 points this new leader is very points heavy, but for that cost you basically get a mini Iron Ancestor. Good luck taking this guy out!

Thorgarim Huscarl – it’s hammer time with the Thorgarim Huscarl leader. This new leader is great at upgrading your hammer-wielding troops and is very handy in combat, thanks to a 3+ Fight stat.

Thorgarim – talking of Thorgarim, as well as getting a new leader, the Forge Fathers now have the option to take the Thorgarim as a troop.

Hammerfist Drop Trooper – what better way to surprise your enemies than dropping onto the battlefield from orbit and smashing them with a great big hammer? You can pick up the Hammerfist Drop Team from the Mantic website.

Bomb Bot – finally, just a small change here, but the Bomb Bot is now a piece of equipment, rather than a unit

GCPS

Although the GCPS has been available in PDF form for a while, this is the first time it’s officially been released in print. It’s a bit long to describe them all here but you can check this previous article about the various units available in the list.

MARAUDERS

There are a couple of new units for everyone’s favourite green skinned guns for hire.

Goran Auxiliary – although not as well trained as the Marauder Commandos, these are a cheap troop option for the Marauders because they only cost 10pts.

Goran Saboteur – with the Scout ability, the Saboteur is great at claiming those objectives nice and early.

PLAGUE

You’ve now got even more options for overrunning a planet with deadly plague toxins. Hooray!

Stage 3A ‘Lieutenant’ – another Leader option for the Plague, the Lieutenant’s Recon stat is worse than the ‘General’ but they make up for it with an improved Shoot stat.

Murderbirds – giving new meaning to the phrase ‘death from above’ the Murderbirds are a particularly nasty specialist that can quickly move around the battlefield. Oh, and they’re available to order now from the website.

Plague Bursters – these bloated plague victims can explode on demand, showering any surrounding people with their foul projectile pus. It’s like a typical night out in Grimsby town centre. If this sounds like your thing, you can order the Bursters on the site now.

Stage 3A Weapons Team – technically this is a new unit, giving the Plague the option to take a mortar.

Plague Strider – now has the option for taking the Burst Laser. Suppress your enemies and then hack them to death. Lovely!

REBS

The Rebs have a slew of new unit options as more systems join their cause.

Rebel Cell Leader – this is an exciting new leader for the Rebs because you can choose the race of the leader. Select from a human, Rin, Sphyr or Kraaw before heading out. Each of these units comes with their own speciality too.

Rebel Weapons Team – a slight change to the existing entries that combines the Sphyr Loader and Rebel Specialist into one. A far more sensible choice.

Rebel Sorak Swordspawn – why take one sword into the shower, when you can take two? The Swordspawn has Frenzy(1) and a Fight stat of 5+, so can help the Rebs deliver their message of rebellion up close and personal.

Teraton Shock Trooper – this heavily armoured Teraton is smaller than his female counterpart (size 2, rather than size 3). But that means he can Teleport into places the female version can’t reach.

Defender Shield – a minor update but still an interesting one. Rebs can now be equipped with a Defender Shield. You could potentially upgrade the Teraton Shock Trooper, which would grant a bonus to the Teraton’s armour and a size one model in the same cube.

VEER-MYN

This list is almost entirely new compared to the original rulebook. With new leader options, new specialists and new vehicles, like the awesome Tunnel Runner. Also, the great news is that the Veer-myn are now a competitive list, particularly when they’re armed with smoke grenades. You can get the low down on the Veer-myn here.

So, as you can see from the list above, no matter what faction you currently play, you’ll find something for them in Outbreak. Whether it’s something small, like a new piece of equipment, or an entirely new unit, you need a copy of Outbreak in your life.

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