Mantic Posts Deadzone Outbreak Preview

Outbreak is the new campaign coming for Deadzone. However, it’s not just a new campaign that you can take part in anywhere you might be. It’s also a new major update and supplement for the Deadzone game. Mantic is basically calling it Deadzone 2.1. Included in the book, there are two new factions, the Nameless and the Mazon Labs (I might’ve preferred chocolate labs, but there we are, then). Take a look at these new factions in this preview.

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After yesterday’s preview of the Deadzone summer campaign, today we’ve got a sneaky peek at the brand new Deadzone Outbreak supplement. This 88-page book will be going on pre-order later this week but first we wanted to whet your appetite about what’s inside. Firstly though, let’s explain a little bit about the background behind this book…

If you’re a Kings of War player you’ll know that over the past few years we’ve released a couple of new supplements: Clash of Kings (which updates the rules and introduces new units) and the Edge of the Abyss book. The latter was a campaign book written specifically to accompany the online campaign last year. It told the story of the campaign, introduced a load of new units and described each scenario to be played during the campaign. It was hugely successful and helped form the foundations of the campaign.

However, the only problem is that because it’s tied so closely to the campaign, some players didn’t realise there are units in there that can be used outside of the campaign. Anyway, with Outbreak we (and the ever-vigilant Rules Committee) wanted to create something that acted as a foundation for an online campaign but wasn’t tied directly to it. Instead, it’s a major update to the rules that also introduces two new factions (Mazon Labs and Nameless), plus a bunch of new units for existing factions. What’s more, Deadzone 2.0 was released in 2016 and the RC felt it was time to look at re-balancing unit stats where necessary. Think of Outbreak as Deadzone 2.1.

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