Friday, February 25, 2011

News: Mantic Sale!

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Hello all, Slick here. Mantic's latest newsletter is out and they are having some more excellent deals!

Mantic Games Newsletter
Mantic is Moving!

We need to clear some space in the warehouse, so there is 15% off Mantic Products* until the end of February! This is a one off event, and ends soon.

Spend over £50/€75/$99 in the Mantic Store and we’ll apply the discount automatically, so you don’t have to do a thing!

*Please note that after the raft of extra minis we’ve stuffed into them, this offer excludes the Super-sized Army Deals. The Abyssal Dwarfs and Dwarf King’s Hold are also exempt.

Around this time last year, Mantic moved offices. Desk space had become a premium and chairs had become a luxury, so off we moved to a new location that allowed ourselves some more leg room and everyone a nice comfy seat. Well, now it’s time to expand again and this time we are moving warehouses!

In the next month or two we’ll be moving to a bigger location. This means that we will deliver quicker order turnaround, faster response rates, hold more items in stock and offer an improved ability to service the most important aspect of all; our hobbyists. With Dwarf King’s Hold and the Orc range coming as well as one or two surprises coming later, we’re gearing up for one heck of a year.

Anyway, we’ve decided we need a little bit of help in clearing out our old warehouse and we figure the best way to do this is to offer you all 15% off until the end of February!

This offer covers almost our whole range of products, everything from our Mantic Journal all the way up to our biggest army deals like the Liche King’s Eternal Horde!

So what are you waiting for? Order Now!
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Dwarf Kings Hold!

All of us here in Mantic Towers are very pleased with how the Dwarf King’s Hold game is shaping up, when we look over the quality of the figures (there’s nothing like having them in your hands!), the production values that have gone into the artwork and packaging, the rules and the way the game plays, it’s easy to think that this might just be the best darn thing to come out of Mantic yet.

We think the cover looks exceptional:

Jonas Springborg has blown us away again with this piece of art, we can't wait to see what he has for us next!

Jake Thornton has written us a fun, action packed game that will keep you entertained for hours on end.

Here is an example of what a game of Dwarf King’s Hold will look like:

There are 6 official scenarios with the rules, but the fantastic tiles from Tears of Envy have been designed to allow you to think up your very own scenarios - the possibilities are endless! And having heard the plans Mantic and Jake have for follow-ups and expansions this will be a very interesting game series.

We are very proud of Dwarf King's Hold. If you have been following Beasts of War you will see that they have started to look at the game, and keep an eye out as very soon Jake will be heading over to join them for a number of interviews, where they present an exclusive first review of the game with the rules writer himself, definitely worth a watch!

Dwarf King’s Hold: Dead Rising will begin shipping on the 28th March and you can pre-order your copy here.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Apocalypse: 80K Pt Mega-Game

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Hello all, Slick here again. Here are some pics from our recent Apocalypse game. We hat a little more than 80K points on the table for this battle. Highlights of the game include a lone Skull Champion wrecking an Imperial Banehammer, the Sanguinor killing Kharne, Abbadon dying to a Hellhammer, and a Chaos Superheavy going critical on Turn 1 with Typhus along for the ride.

Imperial Guard: Manticore WIP

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Hello all, Slick here. Today I have a wip shot of my first Manticore. The missiles still need to be detailed a bit but overall the tank is finished. Comments welcome!

News: Eldar Wasp Assault Walker

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Hello all, Slick here. FW's latest bit of news reveals another new unit for the Eldar, this time the Wasp Assault Walker. Basically a War Walker with jump jets, it will add some more mobile firepower to the Eldar. Check out Forgeworld's website for more information:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blood Angels: Sanguinor updated pic

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Hello all, Slick here with an updated pic of the Sanguinor. This was from our recent mega-apocalypse battle. Comments welcome!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

News: Forgeworld Newsletter #264

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Hello everyone, Slick here. The latest FW newsletter brings the release of the Malcador Infernus as well as another conversion set for Imperial Guardsmen in the form of the Cadian Hostile Environment set. If you have ever wanted to make snowtroopers, what better time than now!

"Hi There,
We have a newsletter packed with Imperial Guard releases for you this week: a brand new super heavy tank, three new detailed infantry upgrade sets and two new transfer sheets. We also have more information about our first three events of 2011, and we’re also making a few changes to the process of placing Reservation orders for the Open Day, so read on for more.

Ead Brown

Malcador Infernus Heavy Tank
Malcador InfernusThe venerable Malcador chassis, a precursor to the Leman Russ battle tank in the Imperial arsenal, is capable of mounting a wide range of devastating weaponry. The Malcador Infernus is one such variant, and is armed with a centre-line Inferno Cannon capable of engulfing the enemy in a storm of burning promethium. The Infernus is a powerful weapon deployed both against enemy fortifications and massed infantry.

This resin and plastic kit, designed by Phil Stutcinskas and Daren Parrwood, will be fully detailed in Imperial Armour Volume 11: The Doom of Mymeara, published later this year, but we have managed to secure these experimental rules that you can download now.

The Malcador Infernus is available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing the 28th of February

Cadian Hostile Environment Conversion Sets
Cadian Extreme EnvironmentMany worlds in the vast Imperium of Man boast conditions inimical to human survival, yet are critically important due to the mineral wealth they contain or their strategic worth. Imperial forces fighting in these deadly warzones rely on hostile environment equipment to enhance their body armour and survive.

The Cadian Hostile Environment Conversion Set contains 10 resin torsos, sculpted by Stuart Williamson and Mark Bedford, for use with the plastic Cadian range of kits available from Games Workshop.

Mark and Stuart have also sculpted the Cadian Hostile Environment Plasma Squad which contains enough resin torsos to build three Special Weapon teams, and again is suitable for use with the plastic Cadian range.

The Cadian Hostile Environment conversion set and Plasma squad are available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing the 28th of February.

Imperial Guard Transfer Sheets
Imperial Guard Vehicle Transfer SheetTwo new A4 decal sheets are also available to pre-order in this Newsletter – the Imperial Guard White Vehicle Transfer Sheet and

Imperial Guard Black Vehicle Transfer Sheet. Each contain well over a thousand individual decals including regimental insignia and blazons, kill markings, vehicle names in different styles, and also feature both the Aquila and Machina Opus symbols – a plethora of different decals to truly individualise your Imperial vehicles.

Both the Imperial Guard Black Vehicle Transfer Sheet and the Imperial Guard White Vehicle Transfer Sheet are available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing the 28th of February."

GW News: Incoming! Tomb Kings

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Hello all, Slick here. GW has dropped word on the next Fantasy army, and it's finally the Tomb Kings! Check below for more information:

"Lightning shall sunder the skies, the rivers will flow with blood and war will come to the land. The legions of the long-dead kings shall once more rise eternal in conquest, and death shall ride beside them."

- Settra, The Eternal King of Nehekhara.

In May, the Tomb Kings army will be receiving new models as well as an army book. Take a look at the Astronomican today to read the Studio's Incoming article, which gives you a little more information about the legions of the Undead. For now we'll leave you with these previously unseen images - join in on the speculation of what this might be on our Facebook page.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Blood Angels: Saguinor WIP

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Hello all, Slick here with an update for my Blood Angels. I've been working on the Saguinor as I finish painting up the various HQ choices I have. After finishing Dante, I knew I wanted to try the Saguinor. It's just such a great mini. Right now he's about 65-70% finished. I need to tidy up a bunch of spots and get to work highlighting all the various blood drops etc. The sword also needs some more detail as does the halo. Lastly, the armor needs some fine edge highlighting. Comments and suggestions welcome!

News: Greenskins Incoming!

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Hello all, Slick here. GW's latest newsletter brings us previews of the new Orcs & Goblins and the massive new Giant Spider kit! Our store just received the new Black Box and I mus say this kit is HUGE, even the base is about twice the size of a chariot base. A preview copy of the new O&G army book is in as well. It'll be interesting to see what the first real 8th ed army book is like. It does seem like Fantasy is increasingly adding a massive new plastic kit (or two) for each army. Whether this is a good thing or not is something that we'll have to wait and see.

In this issue: The greenskins are coming!

Join the green tide...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Blood Angels: Stromraven Trio

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Hello all, Slick here. Today I have a pic of the next big reinforcement for my Blood Angels: a trio of Stormravens which also allows me to make use of the new Apocalypse formation available to them. So far I have one assembled and it's an excellent kit. I'll have a pic of all three once assembly is finished. Hopefully the release of the Stormraven leads to an eventual plastic T-Hawk!

GW News: Blood Angels!

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Hello everyone, Slick here again. Blood Angels everywhere! The Stormraven is finally along with the excellent plastic Furioso kit! There is also the Blood Angels Battleforce available. The latest White Dwarf also features some excellent new Blood Angels Apocalypse formations which really convinced me to get the third Stormraven needed for one of the formations. The Stormraven is an excellent kit and I was pleasantly surprised at just how well all of the pieces fit together on this one - very well designed!

In this issue: Blood Angels weekend: new releases, tactics and army lists.

The Sons of Sanguinius go to war...

Reinforcements have been added to the range of Blood Angels: available to buy now are the Stormraven, Furioso Dreadnought and Battleforce. Make sure you check out to see the new models, or you can head down to your local Hobby Centre to join in with the in-store activities.

More Blood Angels on

The entire Blood Angels range The entire Blood Angels range

If you're new to the Blood Angels, or you're a more experienced player looking to expand your host, then take a look at our full range online - just the thing if you're looking for shoulder pads, alternate weapons or tank upgrades.

News and sprues News and sprues

Not only did we show a nifty 360-degree image of the new Stormraven, but we got our hands on the Black Box that gets sent out to stores and gave an overview of the new models. Take a look at this blog post to see the Stormraven in all its glory.

How to destroy your enemies How to destroy your enemies

We talked to some of the guys from the Studio about some of the most effective ways to use the new Stormraven and Furioso Dreadnought in battle, to give you a flavour of their rules and tactics. Visit the blog to get a taster of this new firepower and learn how to crush your enemies in battle.

Sample army lists from the Studio Sample army lists from the Studio

Simon Grant from the Studio wrote the second installment of Blood Angels: Sample Armies. Each list takes a look at a particular strength of the Blood Angels and showcases the tactical flexibility of the Sons of Sanguinius. Take a look for some great ideas on how to build your Blood Angels army.

News: Mantic's Abyssal Dwarfs

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Hello all, Slick here. Back again after some vacation time. Mantic has been up to some good stuff and now they are releasing Abyssal (Chaos) Dwarfs. With the dearth of 8th ed Fantasy releases since the rulebook came out. Mantic is releasing these and filling Fantasy's Dark Eldar (Chaos Dwarfs have been ignored for well over a decade now). It is also good that they are getting these out before Warhammer Forge starts putting out their Chaos Dwarfs. The Warhammer Forge ones will easily be more detailed but the fact that Mantic's armies are so affordable you may just want to build up your army solely from Mantic's offerings. In either case, kudos to Mantic for giving fantasy players a long missing army and one-upping GW in the process. What do you guys think?

Mantic Games Newsletter
The Abyssal Gates Open......

Well, they may have gone insane in the process and are now sporting all manner of wild and wacky headgear but the guys from Golem Painting Studio have been splashing the paint around and, hands hurting (ever tried wielding a paintbrush covered in thorns? Darn that dark magic), have produced some fantastic paintjobs for our excellent Abyssal Dwarf miniatures! And what better way to start the show than with the staple unit in any Abyssal Dwarf Army; the Black Souls!
These guys are the mainstay of any Abyssal Dwarf army; more numerous that their Immortal Guard brethren, and better armoured that the Decimators, whose use of the lethal blunderbuss restrict the amount of armour they can carry.

Speaking of Decimators:

Abyssal Dwarf Decimators carry lethal blunderbusses that blast forth huge gouts of fire, creating a wall of flames for enemy troops to battle through before they can even reach the twisted Dwarf that wields it. Abyssal Dwarfs use these weapons to engulf there enemies in flames, searing flesh and armour, laughing maniacally as their enemies scream in pain.

Backing up the Decimators we have the Katsuchan Rocket Launcher:
The Katsuchan Rocket Launcher is a nightmarish machine that fires devastating rockets into the enemy ranks. Hated and feared in equal measure, armies fighting against the Abyssal Dwarfs know they must silence these arcane warmachines as quickly as possible, before their fiery barrages decimate their numbers.

Finally we have the Immortal Guard:
Bitter and twisted warriors slaughtering their way through decades of war and mayhem, these individuals are the elite of the Abyssal Dwarfs, few enemies can stand before these nightmares without meeting a very bloody and gruesome end.

If you would like to see more pictures of any of these menacing units just click here.

The Abyssal Gates are opening, and the wrath of the fallen is decending upon us...................

.............The 25th of February is when the mayhem begins............."
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