Warlord Games has picked up the license to create miniatures and games based on the popular, British sci-fi magazine, 2000 AD. This magazine includes comics such as Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Nemesis the Warlock, and others. The weekly publication has been around for over 40 years. Warlord had been distributing for the Judge Dredd Miniatures Game from Mongoose, but now they will be in charge of it directly.
Paul Sawyer, Head of Product Design at Warlord Games, said, “Many of us at Warlord are ardent 2000 AD fans so the chance to take on a licence to work with the stories we grew up with and continue to avidly enjoy was something of a dream come true. We have many ideas to bring the wonderful stories from our favourite strips – old and new – to the tabletop and work had begun in earnest to do justice (pun intended) to Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Flesh, Slaine, Kingdom and many of their sister strips. If a mere Earthlet might dare to quote The Mighty Tharg, this is going to be scrotnig!”.
Keith Richardson, licensing manager for 2000 AD, said, “Knowing how many of the Warlord staff are fans of 2000 AD and seeing the wonderful craftsmanship in their work has me really excited. Together I’m positive that we will produce some truly zarjaz games!”
It’ll be interesting to see where Warlord Games with these new titles at their disposal.