Saturday, 30 November 2013

Mantic Open Day

Mantic Games had an open day today in Nottingham. This was split between a slightly creepy abandoned medical centre (which is apparently going to be their new HQ at some point in the near future) and their current headquarters.

The 'Hospital' hosted the tournaments (Dreadball and Kings of War), demo's of some of Mantics game systems as well as hosting demo's from the guys behind Dropzone Commander and the Judge Dredd game. Their headquarters meanwhile hosted the seminars in addition to having some cabinets filled with some fun new stuff that very few people have seen yet. 

I'll leave the sneak pics till the end...that way you might look at the rest of this article as well, lol.

Demo's under-way...
Judge Dredd, Dropzone Commander, Kings of War, Loka and Warpath.

I had a couple of demo's myself in fact...
Dropzone Commander...

New terrain sets.
You got a free model if you bought a starter set at the show...I was too poor to do so unfortunately...
...and the Judge Dredd game...

There were also some nice things in the cabinets...
Ogre Warlock and Zombie Troll Shaman...and some bits just behind them if you look closely...

Mars Attacks...

...and some other things of of these photos (Abyssal Molochs) is courtesy of a gentleman  from the 'Mantic Madness' Facebook group as their one was clearer than mine.

A few other people with us were also taking pictures so if they've snapped anything of note then I'll post them as they appear.

I'd also like to thank Mantic Games for hosting the event and Titan Games for arranging the minibus.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Aliens Vs Predator - Final Lot of Predator Detail Pics...

Well this funded spectacularly well and I'm sure will raise even more when the surveys are sent out as we all know you always end up adding stuff in at that point...or is that just me...

I thought Titan Games's Predator pictures covered the detail but I had a couple of requests for close-ups of certain areas so here they are. Should I get my hands on anything new then I'll do another post but for now I think this aspect of the game is pretty well covered...

Predator 1 - Front, Back and Both Sides.

Predator 2 - Front, Back and Both Sides.

Plasma Caster - Multiple Angle Close-Ups

Throwing Disc - Mounted, Deployed and Held.

Wrist and Arm Detail, Trophy Belt Close-Ups and Face Mask.

I think that's pretty much everything that I've been asked about, lol.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Mantic Newsletter - Deadzone

I'll be heading to their open day myself tomorrow...It's not just Deadzone that's going to be of interest there either ;-)

Happy Holidays!
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Before we start, we would like to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!

If you're looking for a Black Friday deal or something nice for the holidays, check out our Christmas specials section on the website, which has now been updated with new goodies!

Deadzone gets a street date!

Yep, Deadzone will be available from retailers from the 14th December – just in time for Christmas!
Control the most dangerous soldiers in the galaxy as you fight your way through urban battlezones to achieve your objectives!

Our Kickstarters have already begun shipping – which will include pledge rewards for retailers who backed the project - and our web pre-orders will ship slightly after that. Exciting times!
Mantic Open Day is tomorrow!

Tomorrow is our Open Day, and we’re very excited.

Not only have we got our DreadBall and Kings of War tournaments, Mars Attacks, Deadzone and LOKA demoes, as well as Kings of War PLUS our sculptor, painter and artists all on hand.
Find out what our creatives are up too.

We’ve got guests for the first time in the shape of Hawk Wargames, who make the very lovely Dropzone Commander, Warlord Games and Mongoose have Judge Dredd there too.

All in all, we’re expecting a full house. Scratch that, we’ve got so many people coming, we’re actually having to spread out across both of our sites. If you're coming, make sure you still head on over to the address on the ticket product page as normal, just be aware that for seminars etc, we will be ferrying people across to our main offices.
We will also have our shop where you can purchase all of the latest Mantic goodness, and you can even pre-order Deadzone too, though that won’t ship for a couple of weeks yet.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
A helping hand
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Congratulations to Prodos and the Alien versus Predator Kickstarter – the product looks gorgeous and we appreciate the little joke ;)

Kickstarter is a wonderfully glorious place and our friends at River Horse, Battle Systems and War and Peace are all running projects of their own.

If you’re into card games and are inspired by the elements – or the neat rules by Alessio and the glorious art by Ralph Horsley, then the Tarot of LOKA might be for you! It's already looking great, and that's just going by the few cards that have been drawn up as samples!

The game has 16 days to go and has already reached 69% of its funding goal; if you're interested in helping it smash past 100%, head over to the project page and get involved!

Furthermore, if you’re looking for some interior spaceship tiles ideal for sci-fi games like Project Pandora, then just check out Battle Systems Sci-fi Modular Terrain.

This awesome terrain requires no glue, no painting or cutting as it’s made from pre-punched Card. Battle Systems have even been kind enough to feature our models on it and I’m sure you’ll agree, it looks stunning.

The last one we wanted to share with you is the Tables and Terrain by War and Peace which is a wargames club in Nottingham hoping to raise enough funds to fill out the hall with more tables to attract new members - if you can help out that'd be great!

Ironwatch 15 is now live!
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The latest issue of Ironwatch is available for free download!

Featuring this rather fetching front cover of a Forge Father Brokkr being chased by the Plague – not a situation we recommend you find yourself in – the fanzine includes Rogue Agents - a brand new Warpath RPG, Breach Part 5 and the Zombie Endless Swarm - and article on how best to make the most of your Undead host...
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