Mantic Shows Giant Renders For Kings of War: Vanguard

Big miniatures are my favorites. Sure, I have a fondness for Gretchin and Skinks and such. But the really huge figures are my real favorites. And Kings of War: Vanguard has some huge minis coming with it. Mantic is showing off renders of the giants that you can get as part of the Late Pledge campaign for the game. These figures clock in at 180mm tall, with plenty of alternate parts to customize your kit and create different types of giant.
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Kings of War: Vanguard Beta Test Happening Now

When a company puts out a game, they obviously want it to be as perfect as possible. But even with a couple dedicated playtest groups, things can be missed. That’s where a public beta can help. And that’s just what Mantic’s got going on for Kings of War: Vanguard. Most of the rules are done and ready. It’s just the details that could use some work still.
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New Scenarios Released For The Walking Dead: All Out War

Mantic’s The Walking Dead: All Out War pits you against your opponent for control of the board and resources. Oh, and there’s hoards of zombies walking around. Can’t forget those (it is kinda right in the name). The game is rather scenario-heavy, and it can potentially lead to running out of new ones to try. Well, fear not, as Mantic has posted up some new scenarios you can try not.
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Dreadball Season 2 Available to Pre-order From Mantic Games

True story: DreadBall was the first game I ever backed on Kickstarter. However, as excited as I was for the game, it didn’t last once I got it on my tabletop. While Mantic put out the best game they felt they could at the time, they’ve since seen where things could’ve gone better. It’s alright, it happens to most games at some point or another. Well, the revamp is done and you can now pre-order DreadBall 2nd edition from the Mantic webshop.
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Late-Pledges open for Kings of War: Vanguard

There was kind of an explosion of Kickstarters here in the past several weeks. With all the campaigns going on, its easy for one to have slipped by your notice, to you just didn’t have the funds for one because you wanted to back another. It happens. Thankfully, there’s the late-pledge time for many campaigns. If you’re wanting to get in on Mantic’s Kings of War: Vanguard, now’s your chance, even though the Kickstarter’s over. They are taking late pledges now through the month of February.
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Clash of Kings 2018 Now Available From Mantic Games

It’s important to have a game that’s balanced. No gamer likes looking across the field and thinking, “well, that’s a cheesy force.” People want to play the figs they want to play and have a chance at winning. Well, when problems are found, the company behind those games should make sure they fix things. That’s what Mantic’s got with their Clash of Kings supplement for Kings of War. It rebalances various units to make them even across the board. It also has brand new formations for all the Kings of War factions, plus several new Living Legends. This book’s got it all, and you can get your copy now.
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Mantic Announces Hellboy Board Game

The BPRD, along with their most iconic asset, Hellboy, will be making their way to your tabletop later this year. Mantic has announced that they’ve entered into a partnership agreement with Dark Horse Comics. As such, the big red guy, Abe Sapien, and more will soon be under your control. The Hellboy board game will be a cooperative affair as you and fellow paranormal defenders face off against some of the most iconic villains from the series. You can expect the game to be on Kickstarter this April.
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Mantic Games After-Holiday Sale Happening Now

So you just got some extra gaming funds via holiday cards. What should you spend it on? Well, you obviously want that money to stretch as far as possible, so why not check out what Mantic’s got on sale over in their webshop? Their Christmas Sale is going on now through the start of next year.
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Northern Alliance Added to Kings of War: Vanguard Kickstarter

It’s getting cold out. Some people are more used to cold than others. Those that live in the cold, northern part of Mantica are certainly used to it. But they are heading south, looking to get some feeling back into their fingers. As such, the Northern Alliance is making its way into the Kings of War: Vanguard Kickstarter campaign.
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Mantic Taking Pre-Orders For Star Saga

Star Saga is Mantic’s space-faring sci-fi miniatures game. It’ll take you and your fellow intrepid adventurers into the depths of space, looking to root out evil wherever you find it. The game includes several different play modes, including cooperative and one-vs-many, as well as solo variants. Grab your character and laser rifle and get to dungeon delving in the stars. They’re taking pre-orders now not just for the core set, but also accessories like templates, rulers, terrain, and more. Those that pre-order the core set will also get an exclusive figure.
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Mantic Launches Kings of War: Vanguard Kickstarter

It’s here, folks. Mantic has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new skirmish game, Vanguard. If you’re a fan of their Kings of War game, but kinda want something with a smaller model count, this is just the game for you. The two systems are actually fully compatible. So feel free to mix-and-match between the two.
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Mantic Games Posts Vanguard Alpha Rules Online

The Kickstarter campaign for Mantic’s fantasy skirmish game, Kings of War: Vanguard, starts tomorrow. But if you know me, you know that I like to know what I’m buying before I put my money down for it. The folks over at Mantic feel that you should also know what you’re getting into before you put your money down. And so, they’ve posted up the Alpha rules for the game online. You can download them now, read them over, and if the game is for you, pledge tomorrow to get yourself a set.
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Kings of War: Vanguard Coming to Kickstarter November 1st

Mantic is headed to the skirmish realm with their fantasy range with Kings of War: Vanguard. For when you don’t want to push whole trays of infantry around, but would instead like to focus on smaller conflicts, it’s just the game for you. Mantic’s posted up some previews you can check out, and be sure to be on the lookout for the Kickstarter campaign to launch in just under a week.
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New Huge Minis Available To Pre-Order for Kings of War

I’ve always loved oversized miniatures. You know, the ones that their base is the size of a CD or a notepad. For you Kings of War players, Mantic has a couple new huge minis that they’re taking orders for. You’ve got the Revenant King on Undead Wyrm and the Steel Behemoth. They’re certain to make an impact on the battlefield… possibly literally.
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The Walking Dead: All Out War Collector’s Edition Available To Order From Mantic Games

Mantic is now taking orders for the Collector’s Edition box for The Walking Dead: All Out War, their miniatures skirmish game of zombie-hunting and resource-gathering. What makes this box so special? It contains several expansions beyond just the Core Box game, including the 2017 and upcoming 2018 Show Exclusive packs. Plus, there’s terrain and a neoprene game mat for you to play on. It’s sort of an all-in-one deal.
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Mantic Games Posts GCPS Deadzone rules

We all know my love of getting to see the rules for things before I buy them. I like being an informed consumer. Well, Mantic is known for having rules online, and that includes for things that aren’t even out yet. The GCPS is the new faction coming for Deadzone, and to get you excited for them and so you can know what you’re getting when they come out, Mantic’s posted their stats online.
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Review Roundup

Hey everyone. We’ve made it around to another weekend. I said I was going to probably be doing some baking. Well, I’ve got some magic cookie bars cooling right now. I love these things… probably too much… *looks at my stomach* … definitely too much.
But issues with my waistline aside, I hope you’re having a good weekend so far. I’m sure many of you are out gaming, which is awesome. But if you’re stopping by here, I know it’s because you want to check out those gaming reviews I know you all so desperately desire.

So, as I sip on a Pineapple Crush and wait for these bars to finish cooling, today we have: The Walking Dead: All Out War, Exit the Game, Legendary: X-Men Expansion, Orleans, Quantum, Race for the Galaxy App, First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet, Serengeti, Stone Age, Maze Racers, Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty’s Trail, Memoarrr!, The Goonies Adventure Card Game, Photosynthesis, Incantris, Hafid’s Grand Bazaar, Ascension X: War of Shadows, Fate of the Elder Gods, and The Champion of the Wild.

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Mantic Games Previews GCPS For Deadzone

While the GCPS isn’t normally the ones headed into Deadzones, sometimes that’s all that will work against whatever threat to humanity is to be found there. And keeping humans safe is what the GCPS is all about. Ever since the Mandrake Rebellion, they have redoubled their efforts to make sure the future is for humans. We get a look at this new faction in this preview that Mantic has posted up.
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The Walking Dead: All Out War Wave 3 Available To Pre-Order From Mantic Games

At Gen Con over the weekend, Mantic had their display case set up. Inside was a lot of cool stuff, including the upcoming releases for The Walking Dead: All Out War. Well, you can get your hands on these new figures soon. And if you want them immediately as soon as they’re available, the best way to make sure of that is to put your name down on the list during their pre-order time, which is happening now.
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Photos From Gen Con Day 3

Gen Con this year has been everything I was expecting it to be. Mostly: filled with awesome stuff to see and filled with lots of people! Saturday has always been the busiest day, and yesterday was no exception. And while there was a mildly-noticeable larger crowd, we weren’t all packed in like sardines, for the most part. You could still get around to see all the great booths here at the show. Though taking pictures was sometimes difficult. But take them I did. And here they are for you to see.
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Galleries From Day 2 at Gen Con 2017

Once more it’s early in the A.M. and I’m up. That’s just my schedule. But I’ve got another batch of galleries to show off from Day 2 of Gen Con. Remember, the best way to see these immediately is to follow us over on our Facebook page. Anyway, let’s get to it!
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Mantic Games Posts Gen Con Specials

Everyone’s chomping at the bit to get to Indianapolis and get Gen Con started. Much of that is because of all the cool special deals, pre-releases, and show exclusives that’ll be available. Mantic’s going to be there. And they’re letting you know what sort of specials they’re going to be running.
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Mantic Releasing New Warpath Vehicles in August

I mentioned earlier not wanting to just walk to battle. Where’s the fun in that? No, you want to in style, like in some awesome combat vehicle. Well, the Enforcers and Forge Fathers in Warpath don’t want their troops just hoofing it to the conflict, so they’re getting some new vehicle releases next month.
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New Releases Available for Kings of War

The latest releases for Kings of War, Mantic’s fantasy battles miniatures game, are now available over in the Mantic webshop. There’s quite a lot to check out. There’s the Edge of the Abyss summer campaign supplement book for you veteran players. But you don’t have to be a veteran to play in it, of course. And to help new players get started, there’s the Battle of the Glades 2-player starter. That’s also available. Add to that some movement trays and some heroes, and you’ve got quite a thorough set of releases for the month.
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New July Releases Available to Order for Kings of War

Kings of War is exploding this July. Mantic’s Edge of the Abyss campaign looks to greatly add to the game, and hopefully bring in lots of new players. Mantic has filled up their webshop with lots of new releases, and they continue to add to it. This time around, it’s the Tree Herder, Vampire on Undead Pegasus, Spell & Magical Artifact Cards, and some new Movement Trays.
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Podcast Roundup

We’ve made it to Tuesday. The week is well underway. I know it started off busy enough yesterday. Seems this weekend was the time to send out all the news!! But then, it is that time of the year. Summer’s here, and so are a bunch of new releases. And a way to get some more info about them is to listen to some podcasts. That’s just what we’ve got for you here.

On the radio today we have: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 219: Runewars Miniatures Game; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 28: A Game of Trains, Isle of Skye and Century: Spice Road; Mantic Radio Episode 11; Forgot My Dice Episode 14 (21): Method LARPers; Singled Out Episode 38: The Guild Ball British Championship With Ed Ball; The Cardboard Herald Episode 35: Jamey Stegmaier returns!; The Brit, The Yank and the Hobby Podcast Episode 25: David Pentland Historical Art; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 102: Barenpark; SAGA Thorsday Episode 45: Spanish Battleboard and Tactics Pt 2; All Us Geeks Episode 78: Causing Terror During the Draconis Invasion; Geeks of the North Episode 41: Warhammer 40,000 8th edition; and The Drift Podcast Episode 6.

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Mantic Taking Pre-Orders For New Kings of War Heroes

The Edge of the Abyss campaign is Mantic’s summer event for Kings of War. In it, there’s several stand-out characters, whose actions will determine the fate of all. If you’d like to add these characters to your armies, you will soon be able to, as Mantic has begun taking pre-orders for them over in their webshop.
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Ironwatch Issue 59 Now Available

When you’re done checking out TGN for the day, what else can you do in order to fill up your day with gaming? How about picking up a gaming magazine. In this case, you can grab yourself a free copy of Ironwatch Magazine issue 59. It’ll help tide you over. As always, it’s filled with all things Mantic and is available for your downloading and reading pleasure.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

The work week continues on. We’ll make it to the end, though. Just another day and a half and we’ll be back at the weekend. And with weekends comes gaming (hopefully). And with gaming comes gaming tables. So let’s do our part to make your gaming tables look as good as possible.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Apocalypse Miniatures Running Fantasy Resin Terrain Kickstarter, Sally 4th Posts Terra-Former Kickstarter Update, Late Pledges for TerrainCrate RPG Scenery Available Now, and Hellgate: Fantasy Gaming Mat Available from Pwork Wargames.

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Edge of the Abyss Summer Campaign Book Available to Order for Kings of War

I do so love a campaign system for games. I’ve never been too hot on tournaments. Too much pressure all at once. But a nice campaign, over the course of a couple weeks or months, spreads all of that out and is just more enjoyable, in my experience. Well, Mantic is giving players the tools to run a summer campaign in Kings of War using the Edge of the Abyss book. It’s available for pre-order now.
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New Warpath Army Deals Available From Mantic

Getting into a new game, or even just a new force within a game you already play, can be a bit of a chore. Trying to figure out what all you need isn’t always the easiest to figure out. That’s where ready-to-play (once assembled, anyway) army forces can really help out. In the case of Mantic’s Warpath, there’s a bunch of new army deals available over in their webshop.
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New Warpath and Walking Dead Releases Available From Mantic

You might think to yourself, “man, all these zombies around here. I should just blast myself into space. It’s probably safer there.” But that might not actually be the case. There’s war among the stars, too. So you might as well pick your poison. Take on some new releases for The Walking Dead: All Out War, or possibly die on a planet far from Earth in Warpath. Both are available now over on Mantic’s website.
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Podcast Roundup

But, but but… it’s Wednesday!
I know. I know. But this has been a strange week. Got home from the Expo the other day and spent the first part of Monday at the mechanic to get my car checked out. Then got home and found that, due to a crack in my tub underneath my bathmat, water had been leaking into my bedroom closet. Apparently, it’s been doing it for a while, since the carpet and several boxes were moldy (I lost a whole box of 3.5 and a couple 4.0 D&D books). Then there was the server migration and… yeah, I am ready for the weekend. So, as I sit, waiting for the repairmen to come over to resurface my bathtub, I’m going to pop on some gaming podcasts. Yes, it’s a day late, but better late than never.

Today we have: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 209: Vexillia Card Games; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 24: Dark Souls, Farsight, Petrichor, Ravage and Exit; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 105: Crossfire Road with Emerson; Gamers Lounge Episode 137: A bit of a mystery; Mantic Radio Episode 9; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 118: 2017 Summer Movie Preview; The Cardboard Herald Episode 27: Reiner Knizia, designer of ALL THE GAMES; Lords of the Dungeon 3: On Rails vs Sandbox Campaigns; Singled Out Episode 33: Talking Season 3 Brewers with Sherwin; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 98: Yokohama; Tales of Malifaux 55; and News of the North – 2017-05-16.

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Thursday Terrain Corner

Well, it’s Thursday. This week has gone by super-fast, mostly because of how busy it’s been. But that’s what happens the week before a show. Also, we’ve had a lot of people in the office to help prep. So that makes time go by, too. At the CMON Expo, there’ll be plenty of games going on, all of them on some good-looking tables. If you’re looking to make your tables look good, you should check out these stories.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Deep-Cut Studio releases sandy game mats for dedicated games, New 28mm British Houses Available From Sally 4th, New Terrain And Graffiti Transfers From Micro Art Studio, Torture Chamber unlocked as TerrainCrate total hits $400k, Two New Mats Available In Neoprene From Pwork Wargame, and BattleMats Releases Death Road Map.

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