Mantic Games

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 20th, 2015
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Kings of War keeps rolling along. The new edition seems to be going over rather well and new army lists are being released online. But while army lists might be nice, we know one of the real draws of miniatures games is right there in the title… miniatures. So what does Mantic have up its [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 19th, 2015
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Mantic has a new army list up on their website for Kings of War 2nd edition. This time around it’s the Twilight Kin. Yeah, I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the name of the army, either. It’s their evil elves faction. Do they sparkle in the sunlight? Perhaps. You could use some iridesc...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 15th, 2015
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Hey there, TGN readers. It’s time again for another Review Roundup. So without further ado, today we have reviews of: Dark Tales, Litko Age of Sigmar Tokens review, Deadzone Contagion Expansion, LUGU, Cacao, The Burning Wheel RPG, Rhino Hero, Bad Beets, Spyfall, and Systema Gaming Base-0 Level ...
By Polar_Bear
In Kings Of War
Aug 11th, 2015
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It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Podcast Roundup. Tired of listening to your coworkers? Grab your headphones and get your nerd on. In this batch we have: Multiple videos from Through Gamer Goggles as they tooled around at Gen Con, Mantic posts an unboxing of Abyssal Dwarv...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 10th, 2015
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Mantic is always happy to put the rules for their Kings of War game up online so you can get a look at them for free. It’s not just the base rules for the game that they do this for, but also the army lists. That way, you can actually proxy-test some armies if you […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Aug 4th, 2015
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Hard to think that it’s been three years already. Certainly, time does fly. But Ironwatch Magazine, the Mantic fanzine, has released issue 36, marking the third year of the publication’s existence. *hands out cake and party hats and those “pfweee!” blowie-thingies to everyone*...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 31st, 2015
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Day 2 is about to be in the books (as it’s only got about 15min. left and then I’m going to go to sleep). It was quite a wild and busy Friday. The frantic-ness of Thursday turned into a more calm, but no less busy Friday. Everyone was buzzing about the games that they’d picked [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 30th, 2015
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While Mantic posts their rules for free online, there’s no “bells and whistles” to what you get in that free packet. For those that like the extra fluff about the various races and units, there’s the full Digital Edition of the rulebook. Pre-orders for those have begun over on...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 28th, 2015
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Yes! More about Gen Con! It’s the greatest 4 days in gaming! Of course there’s more to talk about! This time, it’s Mantic....
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jul 21st, 2015
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You’ve seen it played in the glitz of professional arenas all around the galaxy. You’ve seen it taken to the back alleys and abandoned warehouses. Now, see DreadBall in an entirely new light as the game heads in all new directions, almost literally. Mantic has announced DreadBall: Xtreme ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 10th, 2015
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The time has come, everyone. They’ve been promoting it for a while, but now Mantic has posted up their Kings of War 2nd edition rulebook. You can go download the rules for free, as well as the rules for the various factions, off of the Mantic site....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 3rd, 2015
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In this day and age, with so many miniatures games out there (heck, just so many games total), it’d take a millionaire to be able to buy all of them to find out how they play. Thankfully, some companies put the rules for their games up online for free. Mantic’s been doing that with Kings ...
By Polar_Bear
In Job Opportunity
Jul 2nd, 2015
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Seems it’s the hiring season for game companies. We’ve had Fantasy Flight Games and Warlord Games looking for new team members. Now it’s Mantic’s turn. They’re on the lookout for a new Graphic Designer. Personally, I can’t draw a stick figure without 6 weeks of lea...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jul 2nd, 2015
3 Comments
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An initial version of a game, while it may be playtested extensively and been in development for years, may not always be the perfect game that designers had hoped for. Things crop up that weren’t an issue initially. Rules interact differently than originally intended. That’s what happens...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jul 1st, 2015
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Most fans are content to just play the games they love. Others will actively learn all they can and talk about the game with others. Even others will make podcast shows about those games. And then there’s the ones that go out of their way to make a magazine based on their favorite games. Having...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 24th, 2015
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Well, we’re mostly caught-up here after the Expo last weekend. Still a few things to deal with, but my inbox was actually down to a manageable level after going through it yesterday. Of course, it’s now filled back up again, but waddyagonnado? Another thing that’s full is the box wi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 22nd, 2015
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Mantic is heading down to the dungeons beneath their Kings of War world in Dungeon Saga. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the game is now coming out for everyone. You can get your pre-orders in now over on Mantic’s webshop. If you do, you’ll get a free, limited-edition miniature a...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Jun 15th, 2015
1 Comment
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Warpath, Mantic’s sci-fi miniatures wargame, has a new edition of their rules up online for you to check out. The basic stats for Corporations are in there. Then there’s the Forge Fathers, Enforcers, and the Plague. The rules have been being worked on for five years, so hopefully you̵...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jun 10th, 2015
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DreadBall combines various sports and mashes them together on your tabletop… which invariably has your players mashing into one-another on the tabletop as well. It’s a good time had by all (if you enjoy mashing, that is). Xtreme takes DreadBall to the streets. It’s wild. It’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jun 4th, 2015
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Ironwatch, the Mantic fan magazine, has issue 34 now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. As always, they give you a fan’s look at what’s going on over at Mantic. Get yourself a copy and see what they’ve been up to....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 2nd, 2015
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Mantic has started showing off some more previews for the Kings of War 2nd edition that will be hitting gaming store shelves this August. But there’s just one problem… They don’t have a name that they’ve liked come up yet for the 2-player starter box they’ll be making. S...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
May 29th, 2015
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Are you ready for some DreadBall!? While the stereotype has it that gamers don’t even know the most basic fundamentals of sports, the truth is that many of us are sports fans (my personal preferences being hockey and college football). And a lot of us want to play game that are meant to simulat...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
May 25th, 2015
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Mantic Games wants to give you free stuff. Do you want free stuff from Mantic Games? Of course you want free stuff from Mantic Games! Everyone wants free stuff from Mantic Games! They’re having a special contest over on their website where you could win £800 of DreadBall stuff (for American rea...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 22nd, 2015
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*does a little “It’s Friday” dance around the office* un-cha, un-cha, un-cha, un-cha, wakachika, wakachika, wakachika, wakachika, boom-nau-nau da-boom-da mananga-nanga, boom-nau-nau da-boom-da mananga-nanga. Oh, hey there. Did you know that it’s Friday? 3-day-weekend sort of F...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 21st, 2015
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Mantic has been feeling hot, hot, hot lately. Apparently, it’s because they’ve been working on the new Forces of the Abyss for both Kings of War and Dungeon Saga. They’ve posted up previews of just what they’ve been working on, giving us a look at 4 different units for Kings o...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
May 7th, 2015
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Mantic brings the Mars invasion to your tabletop with Mars Attacks. Now they want to give one lucky Facebook follower a whole invasion force of their own. When they hit 23k likes, they’ll select one winner to get a massive Mars Attacks prize pack worth of £300. All you have to do is “Like...
By Polar_Bear
In Deadzone
May 4th, 2015
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Ironwatch, the Mantic fanzine, has issue 33 now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. This issue has a couple reports from Clash of Kings events, a look at the Deadzone tourneys at Adepticon, a guide to enhancing your Mars Attacks Martian Machines, and more. From the release:...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Apr 22nd, 2015
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Mantic has updated their Mantic Points program. Don’t know about the Mantic Points program? It’s pretty simple. Buy Mantic products, get Mantic points. Trade them in for free stuff. They’ve updated their program to add new minis from Mars Attacks. Whether you favor towards saving hu...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Apr 20th, 2015
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Mantic is expanding their Mars Attacks world off the gridded battlefield of Greenville and taking to the wide-open spaces of a miniatures gaming tabletop. Mars Attacks: World War expands on the basics of the Mars Attacks board game to make it a fully-customizable miniatures skirmish game. Now you can...
By Polar_Bear
In Deadzone
Apr 16th, 2015
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Mantic will be making their way to Salute and they’ll be bringing quite a lot with them. First off, they’ll have Kings of War demos going on the Tablescapes Tiles they have from Secret Weapon Miniatures (Mantic’s the exclusive distributor of those in the UK and Europe). You can also...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 13th, 2015
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Mantic is prepped for the third wave of invasion from the Martians coming to Earth. They’re now taking orders for the next set of Mars Attacks minis. The figures are pre-assembled in colored plastic, so they’re ready to play right out of the box. The exception to that is the giant robot, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 11th, 2015
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It’s Saturday! Hope you’re getting in some gaming. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m currently getting my arm repeatedly jabbed and ink permanently applied to it. It’s fun!… Really!… Actually, it’s not so bad, honestly. And I’m sort of a wimp when it comes ...
By Polar_Bear
In Mantic
Apr 7th, 2015
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Tuesday has come back around. We all made it through Monday. As per our tradition, we’ve collected the various Podcasts we’ve collected over the past week and present them here to you now. This installment we’ve got: Mantic Games April Podcast, Screaming Heretic 80: Adepticon Wrap-u...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 6th, 2015
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Mantic has just a couple hours left in their Deadzone Kickstarter campaign. They’re closing in on 7x funded and have unlocked quite a few of stretch goals, but they could always make it through a few more. They’ve added Forge Fathers, and they’d certainly love to unlock Hund, Bounty...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Apr 2nd, 2015
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Ironwatch, the Mantic fan magazine, has issue 32 now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. In this installment, they’ve got such articles as a Q&A with Mantic about upcoming releases, a Kings of War battle report between Elves and Orks, how to paint DreadBall Xtreme Convicts...