Deadzone: The Sci-fi Miniatures Board Game

A project in Halethorpe, MD by Mantic Games

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Deadzone is the sci-fi tabletop miniatures skirmish game played in a fully interactive 3D gaming environment.
Backers: 4306
Average Pledge Per Backer: $283

Funded: $1,216,482 of $50,000
Dates: Apr 26th -> Jun 2nd (38 days)
Project By: Mantic Games
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Latest News

Adventures in Wargaming: Whoa, Kickstarter! Easy now!

July 31st - via:
James M. Hewitt from Mantic Games (The M is always important!) delves into his experiences with Kickstarter and lets you in on a few of the secret goings on behind the scenes. It's quite the ripping yarn! (Read More)


June 2nd - via:
And that’s more Stretch Goals smashed! That’s the Female Enforcer Pathfinder locked in and available to add-on to your pledge. $20 will get you her on foot and on Infiltrator Bike. Not only that but Boomer, the new Marauder Mercenary has also... (Read More)


June 2nd - via:
And that's the Defence Line Upgrade Sprue locked in! Up next: $1,170,000 - Female Enforcer Pathfinder Sniper on Infiltrator BikeWe will sculpt and tool a Female Enforcer Pathfinder with Sniper Rifle on Foot and on Bike. This Enforcer Recon Unit... (Read More)

NEARLY THERE! Battlezone Upgrade and Female Enforcer!

June 2nd - via:
Wow – that’s the Boost your Faction goal smashed and Radgrad is nearly in! Add Radgrad on now either individually or part of a “Get all 6 Bundle” for $45! Up next! $1,150,000 – Defense Line Upgrade Scenery SprueIf we hit this goal we will... (Read More)


June 2nd - via:
And that’s the Stuntbot in and now available to add-on to your pledge! New Add-onWe’ve now added the Accessory Sprue to the front page as an individual add-on for your pledge! NEW! $1,120,000 – Faction Starter Boost!After some discussion with... (Read More)

Faction Boost!

June 2nd - via:
And another one bites the dust - that's Bjarg Starnafall in! $1,100,000 - Marauder StuntbotAn older generation Strider combat suit, the Stuntbot is piloted by a single dextrous Goblin who, with a fully enclosed set of armour and a big gun, suddenly... (Read More)


June 2nd - via:
Badaboom, badabing – that’s a new scenario added to the Nexus Psi campaign! Welcome to all of our new backers and thank you to all of you for supporting us! Next scenario is in 500 backers time – please tell your friends there are now less than... (Read More)

Yndij Hunter!

June 2nd - via:
Well what do you know – that’s the Corporation and the Plague Strider locked in! Up next: $1,065,000 – Eddak P'meraThe twin moons were both full, casting stark shadows across the quiet remains of what had once been a busy loading bay at the... (Read More)


June 2nd - via:
It just keeps going up and up and up! Madness! That’s Sergeant Howlett in AND we're less than 100 backers away from a new Nexus Psi Scenario! Get him here: Next up: $1,050,000 – Deadzone Plague/Corporation StriderWe will sculpt and tool the... (Read More)

Thank you so much!

June 2nd - via:
OK – just wow! When we first pressed launch at the end of April we couldn’t have imagined getting this far. Without your help we certainly couldn’t have achieved any of these things - just check out this list! (and scroll right to the bottom... (Read More)

It's the Big One!

June 2nd - via:
We've done it - Kish is in and available to add on to your pledge! $1,000,000 – Complete Your Strike Team Scenery PLUS Deadzone: Collector’s Edition!We will add 2 Core Worlds Building Sprues into Strike Team, rounding you up to the contents of... (Read More)

I am...

June 2nd - via:
And that’s that – the Ticket is in! Up next:$975,000 – Kish, Plague Character $1,000,000 – Complete your Strike Team Scenery PLUS Deadzone: Collector’s Edition NEW! $1,015,000 – Sergeant Howlett‘nuff said.  (Read More)

Meet the Team!

June 2nd - via:
He's in - Nem-Rath is now available for you to add-on to your pledge! $960,000 – Meet the Team!We cannot thank you enough for the kind support you’ve shown us on the Deadzone Campaign! If we hit this goal, we will put on special events at several... (Read More)


June 2nd - via:
And the Loots Counters are in and available to add-on to your pledge for just $10. Up next, let’s take a closer look at Nem-Rath! $950,000 – Nem-RathShuutavar are observers, or "watchers" to translate their name literally. Their role is a passive... (Read More)

Road to the Big One!

June 2nd - via:
Wow! We're flying guys, it's truly rocking! With Freya currently being funded, let's see what's next. Let's take a look all of the way up to the Million Dollars! $935,000 - Resin Loot CountersIf we hit this goal, we’ll be able to tool a set of... (Read More)

Forgin' On!

June 2nd - via:
Oh wow, only 14 hours to go! Not only have the Solo Zombies Campaign rules been locked in too, we’ve just broken through the Forge Father Faction Booster – thank you so much! The Forge Father Faction Booster contains: 1 Chief Brokkr 1 Brokkr... (Read More)

Asterian Faction Booster unlocked; New Stretch Announced!

June 1st - via:
Beautiful – that’s the Asterian Faction Booster locked in! There are three ways you can get hold of this bad boy: 1) Add it onto your pledge for $20. 2) Get it as part of our Buy any 3 Faction Boosters Get another 1 Free 3) Part of our Buy One... (Read More)

27 hours to go! Zombie Render; Connector Video and NEW Add-ons!

June 1st - via:
We’ve had the first render of the new Plague Zombies in from our digital sculptor and we must say, even though it’s work in progress and unposed, it looks fantastic! From here the model will get rendered and cut up. It’s being designed to be... (Read More)

Man of Mystery

June 1st - via:
And that’s Codename Oberon locked in! Oberon is now included in game pledges of Recon ($100 and Early Bird) and up! BUY ONE GET ONE FREEThe Booster Bundle diagram has now been updated with unlocked Rebs and Marauders, as well as the Forge Fathers... (Read More)

I Spy

June 1st - via:
This thing is storming like a sci-fi steam train! That's the extra figures added to the Asterian and Forge Father Faction Starters. Get in! Whilst we get to work on updating the graphics on the home page, here's what we're chasing down next...... (Read More)


June 1st - via:
Holy Moly this is insane – this is a MONSTER! What a night. Not only have we: a) Secured the Rebs Faction Booster b) Secured the Solo Play and A.I. deck rules c) Got a brand new scenario added to the Nexus Psi campaign - next one at 4,000 backers!... (Read More)

Artificial Intelligence

May 31st - via:
Today has been a mega day guys, thank you so much! We are very close to locking the Rebs Faction Booster in so we thought it was best to give you a little more info on the next goal - so here we go! And if that wasn't enough, there's even two new... (Read More)

Rebel Yell

May 31st - via:
And that my friends, is the Plague Faction Booster UNLOCKED. You can now add on this awesome set of miniatures for just $20. Remember we’re running a 4 for 3 deal on these individual boosters where you can pick up any 4 Boosters for $60. And if... (Read More)

Milestone Moments

May 31st - via:
Earlier in the campaign we sailed through the total backer number for DreadBall, our futuristic sports game. As a special freebie, we included an awesome new Rescue the MVP scenario with the Nexus Psi Campaign. Well, guess what? We’ve just passed... (Read More)

What now, you want more?

May 30th - via:
Fantastic! That’s the shiny new Enforcer Specialists locked in and an awesome Faction Booster sorted. Add it on to your pledge now for more model goodness! Up next: - $705,000 - Deadzone Acrylic Counter Set. Dare we dream and get this one in... (Read More)

Things are about to get ugly...

May 30th - via:
So, you’ve seen the Enforcers… they’re pretty sexy. Acrylic Counters? Yeah, they’re pretty sweet. But what I want to know is, what’s next? Well, things are about to turn ugly… $700,000 - Enforcer Faction Booster $705,000 - Deadzone Acylic... (Read More)

3 Days left in Deadzone ...WTF ZOMBIES!

May 30th - via:
As the Deadzone Kickstarter heads into its last few days, there's still a lot of life left in this one. There are also now Zombies! First of all, if you haven't pledged up to at least $150, you're missing the sweet spot. There's now more Free models at the $150 Strike Team and $290 Assault Team pledges than the ones you're actually paying for, so it's tough to go wrong there. (Read More)

So what happens when an Alien gets the Plague?

May 29th - via:
What an incredible night – that’s the multi-mat and multi-player rules for the game locked in and included free in every pledge level! For more on these, check out Jake’s blog post Super Size Me! Up next – $700,000 – Enforcer Faction... (Read More)

Dangerous Encounter

May 29th - via:
And that’s Wrath, the Judwan assassin, included free into game pledges of Recon ($100 and Early Bird) and up. Get in! With this stretch goal smashed, we’ve unlocked a new goal - you asked for it, so here it is! $705,000 – Deadzone Acrylic... (Read More)

Fear his Wrath!

May 28th - via:
Fantastic! What a day yesterday – that’s the Hard Plastic Zombies locked in! We’ll throw 1 sprue of 5 plastic Zombies into game pledges of Strike Team ($150 and Early) and up - that doubles up to 10 Zombies in Assault Team and trebles to 15 in... (Read More)

Buy One Get One Free!

May 28th - via:
It’s time for more stretch goal madness as we delve into the mysteries of what’s next – here we go again! $700,000 – Enforcer Faction BoosterFrom the start of the campaign we committed to producing six fantastically varied Factions bursting... (Read More)

Big on Miniatures

May 27th - via:
We are half way to securing the Hard Plastic Plague Zombies (Seriously, $15 for 20, you just can’t go wrong!) so it’s time for our next, next, next goal… yup, if Asterian and Forge Father Specialists AND Wrath wasn’t enough… $675,000 –... (Read More)

Invoking the Wrath of...

May 27th - via:
We're into the final week and we're going to be rolling out a number of goals as we build up for a massive finish! Of course, the Plague Zombies are up next - and we've got some updated concept art! Concept Art is work in progress After that comes... (Read More)

Stompy Stompy

May 27th - via:
Good morning everyone! Happy Bank Holiday Monday from sunny Nottingham. How about an awesome sculpt to kickstart the day? The mighty Teraton: Though wouldn't a Plague version be cool? Work in Progress Concept Art Help us get through the Plague... (Read More)

Er, I think he might have the Plague?!

May 26th - via:
Fantastic – that’s the rules for Zombies in! In case you’ve not already seen a link, Jake’s written an entire post on Quirkworthy about the Zombies, definitely worth a read if you want to know more! Next up – yep, we’re hunting down the... (Read More)

More Stretch Goals smashed! So, what's next?

May 26th - via:
Wahey – that’s the Deadzone Compendium Stretch Goal swatted aside, great work guys! We'll now include a free digital copy with every pledge! Not only that, but we’ve broken through 3,000 backers, an amazing milestone, meaning that we can now... (Read More)

More Stretches Smashed - can we get a third today?

May 25th - via:
Well well, would you look at that? That’s twice in a day ladies and gentlemen, and we’re well on our way to the third… Just how many stretch goals can we break?! Nastanza, the Twilight Huntress, has now been added to game-only pledges of Recon... (Read More)

So close we can almost taste it!

May 25th - via:
You guys are just knocking them over – that’s the Asterian and Forge Fathers Faction Starters boosted with a load more troops. Just check out the Expanded Universe Bundle now… that’s better! Of course, we’re NOT done yet – there is more... (Read More)


May 24th - via:
We’re really stepping things up as we finish off the core game and start going big! Just check out these goals – and make sure you read all the way to the bottom ;) $600,000 – Deadzone Compendium: The Ultimate Gamer’s GuideIf we hit this... (Read More)

Bringing out the Big Guns

May 23rd - via:
Wow – fantastic! That’s the Asterian and Forge Father Faction Support in, meaning we’ve now added the Inferno Drill and crew member to the Forge Father Faction Starter, and the Asterian Weapon Drone with Fission Beam and Shield Generator... (Read More)

Beta Rules Released - Ruined Buildings Locked in!

May 23rd - via:
Fantastic - that’s the Ruined BattleZone locked in! Thank you so much! We’ve now unlocked all of our scenery options for the time being, meaning you can now choose the Ruined BattleZone as part of your scenery-only pledge or scenery add-on. To... (Read More)

Urban Struggle

May 23rd - via:
Antenociti Upgrades! So we’ve been speaking to Jed at Antenocitis Workshop and you know what? They’re mighty fine guys. So much so that they’ve added even more into the Urban Detailing Bundles, doubling up on a couple of the items. This means... (Read More)

Faction Focus: The Marauders

May 23rd - via:
In this update we explore the Marauders, showing you all of the sculpts we have so far, including a little Rebs teaser at the end - here we go! The Marauders, as they became known after the Mandrake Rebellion, are a terror of the shipping lanes,... (Read More)

Reinforcements have arrived!

May 22nd - via:
And that’s Recon Unit N32-19 locked in!! We’ll now include him free in pledges of Recon ($100 and Early Bird) and Strike Team ($150 plus Early Bird)! Up next: $550,000 – Ruined BattleZoneFeaturing area cover pieces, debris, and a mix of newly... (Read More)

Just what does a BattleZone Build?

May 22nd - via:
BattleZones have been great ways of bundling together the scenery and getting you great value for money on the modular hard plastic scenery. But - what does a BattleZone look like? Well, we set our 3D Artist to work to show you some examples of how... (Read More)

Enemy Spotted

May 21st - via:
Fantastic - that's the Short Story Compilation now locked in, thank you so much! These rebels patrol the deserted city. Since Friday we've now added in a free faction starter of your choice (that's up to 13 free models,) the book and a special unique... (Read More)

The Pathfinder

May 21st - via:
We came ever so close to locking the Short Story Compilation in and moving towards the Ruined Walls BattleZone and it looks like we have a little more work to do to get there. Well, we’re in the mood for dropping our shoulder and racing towards the... (Read More)

So... you survived?

May 20th - via:
Well well, two stretches in a space of two days and one not so far away at all… it’s going well guys, very well! Can we hit two in a day? Up next we have the Ruined Buildings sprue, one of the last BattleZones we will be doing. The Ruins are... (Read More)

Ruined, it's all ruined!

May 20th - via:
Heck yeah – that’s Doctor Simmonds IN DA HOUSE! Concept Art – some of you have mentioned the pose looks a little too Zombie-ish – no worries, we’ll get that changed when we come to doing the sculpt. Next up… $525,000 – FREE Deadzone... (Read More)

Sprue details unveiled!

May 19th - via:
Since the Deadzone Kickstarter began, a lot of people have wanted to know more details about the terrain sprues - what's on them, how many buildings can be made, and so on. Well, we've just received final confirmation of the Core Worlds sprue... (Read More)

BattleZones Upgraded! What's Next?

May 19th - via:
Superb! That's an extra sprue locked in for all of our BattleZones - fantastic job guys, thank you! We'll get all of our graphics updated on the front page tomorrow. So, what's up next? $520,000 – FREE Doctor Gayle SimmondsOne of the stars in the... (Read More)

What do you mean you want to know what's next?

May 18th - via:
Unbelievable! We’ve done it – that’s half a million dollars achieved… simply a mindblowing amount in the time frame! So to recap, that’s now: - A fifth free faction of your choice added to a pledge of Strike Team and up!- The Asterian... (Read More)

Deadzone clears the $500K Mark!

May 18th - via:
It has surpassed $500K, and eclipsed more backers than any other kickstarter Mantic Games have run to date... and it has fifteen days to go. So, this one is officially getting interesting! Mantic has a bona fide winner on its hands with the Deadzone. This kickstarter is huge in the scope of what it's offering to gamers- regardless of if you intend to play Deadzone as a boardgame or not. (Read More)

Cypher Spotted?

May 17th - via:
Over on the DreadBall Kickstarter we’ve just posted up this shot of the master resin for The Praetorian MVP – you may recognize the design… The origins of the Praetorian is clouded in mystery – some say he was a lone spacefarer who crash... (Read More)

Silent and Deadly

May 17th - via:
I am a product of the greatest military programme in the history of the human race. Standing alone I am a one-man army. With my squad by my side there is nothing we cannot overcome.  I am briefed on all forms of combat, and every enemy known to the... (Read More)

Bearded or beardless?

May 16th - via:
Before we press on with some Forge Father concepts, Ronnie and Jake are currently in the office playing the Alpha Rules before recording the next Podcast - don't they look happy?! Following on from our rather sad story earlier (Poor poor Fillon…)... (Read More)

Don't call them short; they hate that.

May 16th - via:
Another missile impacted against the habtainer wall, but miraculously it held. Fillon didn’t know how many more it could take, but her options were limited. They were surrounded on three sides leaving only an open kill-zone to fall back into. Of... (Read More)

So, why Forge Fathers and Asterians?

May 15th - via:
When we first started this campaign one of the biggest things that appealed to us was knowing more about the Factions. We wanted to learn all about how the Enforcers went to war or who the different types of Alien were that rebelled against the... (Read More)

$500,000 Stretch Goal

May 14th - via:
Well, that’s the Chovar locked in then – thank you so much! We are heading towards a big milestone, and it is time to get serious! We are chasing down the $500,000 goal and we are here far faster than we thought possible… after all we only... (Read More)

Chovar Sculpt; Line of Sight Gameplay Video!

May 14th - via:
Happy Tuesday everyone! We kickstart today off with a shot from the Open Day of the finished sculpt of the Chovar Mercenary: The Chovar is a multi-part miniatures kit, with each on the large tendrils on a ball joint for poseability. The Chovar... (Read More)


May 13th - via:
Absolutely brilliant! That's the Fortifications BattleZone unlocked - incredible! The Fortifications BattleZone contains 3 Buildings Sprue of approximately 6 tiles and 1 Connector Sprue. By hitting this goal you have: - Unlocked the Fortifications as... (Read More)

And he goes to make the Strik... wait, what's that alarm?

May 12th - via:
You guys are incredible! That’s a third stretch goal hit, with 2540 backers reached beating the total number on our DreadBall campaign. Welcome to all of you new guys and a big thank you to everyone who has made this an incredible couple of... (Read More)

Fortify that Position!

May 12th - via:
Amazing - That’s 2 stretch goals broken! We've now passed a major milestone - 2500 Backers - and Jake will now be adding a brand new scenario to the Nexus Psi Campaign Pack. We'll be adding a bonus scenario when we get 2540 Backers in. Furthermore,... (Read More)

The Right Gun for the Job

May 11th - via:
So what a day the Open Day turned out to be! We’ll have plenty of pics to show you over the next couple of days but judging from the comments we’re seeing spring up on the interwebz looks like Deadzone went down a storm – and that’s to say... (Read More)

From the Workshop

May 10th - via:
Here’s a little treat for you ahead of tomorrow’s open day… the first of the Reb sculpts have been painted! Some of the more eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed some gorgeous resin scenery pieces in the shot above. These are from... (Read More)

LZ Secured!

May 10th - via:
Get in! Hitting this stretch goal means we’ve now opened up the Landing Pad BattleZone! You can now pick the Landing Pad as your choice of BattleZone if you’ve pledged for the Scenery-Only One-Click Urban Battlefield ($100 + Early Bird) pledge... (Read More)

A Special Kind of Trooper

May 9th - via:
We’re closing in on the $400,000 milestone and we are less than 100 backers away from achieving a brand new scenario for the awesome Nexus Psi campaign pack. We can’t wait to see where the story will go! So then, where next? Between now and the... (Read More)

A word from the Boss PLUS Stretch Goal preview and The Army Painter!

May 9th - via:
In today’s update, Ronnie – big boss man here at Mantic Games – hi-jacks the camera from Jake and shows off the new Core Worlds Building Tiles and the Deluxe Gaming Mat… Note – we’re sorry for the sound quality on this one - we'll look at... (Read More)

Coming in hot...

May 8th - via:
Wahey! That’s a new Core Worlds Building sprue added to every pledge of Recon ($100), Strike Team ($150), Captain ($500) and up – get in! Note - the new scenery sprue is not included with the One-Click scenery pledge levels. That’s an extra 6... (Read More)

Urban Skirmish

May 8th - via:
Wow – what a start to our Scenery Spectacular! We’re already chunking through the Early Bird Pledge Levels – looks like there are going to be some pretty densely covered wargames tables out there! For those of you playing Deadzone or just... (Read More)

Build it and they will come!

May 8th - via:
From the comments and conversations on the kickstarter campaign it appears the gaming world would love some beautifully designed, hard plastic, hard core sci-fi scenery – and who are we to deny the hobbyist what they want? That is not the way... (Read More)

What's coming up? PLUS New Scenery Stretch Goal!

May 7th - via:
Well the update yesterday seemed to get everyone’s creative juices flowing with the highest number of comments on a post we’ve ever had… please keep the ideas coming! Some are even making it into concepting… Any thoughts on as to what these... (Read More)

Deadzone Scenery Preview! New Stretch Goal!

May 6th - via:
As this bank holiday draws to a close we’ve got a special video for you previewing what’s coming later in the week… Feast your eyes on this! This is just one segment of a much larger video that shows off the different types of build you can... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed; Marauder Faction Focus P1!

May 6th - via:
Get in – that’s an additional Rebs Yndij included in every Rebs Faction Starter! Those Faction Starters are starting to get big! Up next, we’re moving onto the glorious greenskins – it’s time for more Marauders! $347,500 – Marauder Sniper... (Read More)

Building Blocks

May 5th - via:
Lots of you have been asking for scenery add-ons and the good news is that they are coming - later this week in fact! To get us in the mood, here's a little piece on what you can expect from the new sprues... Concepting a worldAll of the Deadzone... (Read More)

Assault Protocol Confirmed; Rebs Faction Focus Part 2!

May 5th - via:
We are so close to the Enforcer with Assault Blade we can almost taste it, so let's take a look at what's coming next... $340,000 – Rebs Yndij When the first elements of Mining Fleet 411 landed on Azure IX they came across the Yndij, a race of... (Read More)

Faction Focus: The Rebs

May 4th - via:
Happy Sunday everyone! Since we are sooo close to nabbing that Enforcer with assault blade (please help us spread the word!) we felt it was time for another shiny video from Jake! Since there’s not been much on them yet, it’s time for the Rebs…... (Read More)

Time To Unveil Our Secret Weapon...

May 4th - via:
That’s $325,000 broken and the Nexus Psi Digital Campaign added to all pledges of Recon ($100) and up - thank you so much! Now, with every 500 backers we get we'll add an additional scenario to the pack, expanding the story and enriching the... (Read More)

Faction Focus: Enforcers!

May 4th - via:
The Enforcers are the Council of Seven’s elite peacekeepers, dispatched to tackle threats that are beyond the scope of regular military units. Each Enforcer is a superior soldier, trained in countless forms of combat and equipped with the best... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed; Deadzone Rulebook; Nexus Psi Campaign!

May 4th - via:
Wahey, that’s the Helfather in - thank you so much! The Helfather is now available to add-on to your pledge for $8 The Deadzone RulebookThe Deadzone Rulebook is being spec’d as an 80 page full colour book that contains all the rules you need to... (Read More)

Alpha Rules Released! New Gameplay Video! New Stretch Goal!

May 3rd - via:
Here it is guys – the Deadzone Alpha Rules! Deadzone Alpha Rules (PDF) Note that these rules are still in development and are neither the complete nor final version. As always, feedback and comments are very welcome as that can only help to improve... (Read More)

Milestone Moments - 2000 backers, $300,000 Goal Smashed!

May 3rd - via:
Thank you to everyone for carrying us through these 2 landmark milestones. We were pleased with how Deadzone was shaping up during the development – but did we expect to be 2000 backers and $300,000 pleased after less than 7 days? Once again we are... (Read More)

Shooting and the Plague

May 2nd - via:
In our second update of the day we’ve got some gameplay tidbits from Jake, some add-ons for your pledge and a look at the Plague… Gameplay – Shooting!First up, we’re going to be posting up a number of videos across the weekend featuring... (Read More)

Alpha Rules coming tomorrow PLUS Dev Diary, Live Chat + Mantic Open Day!

May 2nd - via:
Afternoon update for you today as there are a ton of things going off at the moment: Jake’s Deadzone Development Diary Jake talks Grids, boards in a wargame and line of sight in a 3D environment in this enthralling blog post on quirkworthy –... (Read More)

Boom - stretch smashed! Now funding: Deluxe Gaming Mat!

May 1st - via:
Wow – stretch goal smashed! Thank you so much! That’s the Enforcer with Assault Blade, alternate 2nd Gen, alternate Yndij and two extra sets of Ripper Suit Weapon arms thrown into the faction starters - how far we've come since Friday! Right... (Read More)

Step into the Deadzone

May 1st - via:
Not even letting the grass grow after their successful Dreadball kickstarter, Mantic Games returns with yet another offering- a scifi skirmish game also set in their popular Warpath universe. On the frontiers of Corporate space, prepare for... The Deadzone. Okay, I'll admit it, I wasn't planning on covering this one. At LXG we generally try to aim for covering projects that the mainstream might otherwise miss, and helping the smaller guy get some attention. However, when one of your most loyal readers personally requests an article, in my book it's only right to do it. So, for everyone out there that'll get it... Roll Tide! (Read More)

New Stretch Goal: Deluxe Gaming Mat!

April 30th - via:
So it seems that yesterday’s teasers went down very well (in that everyone was suitably teased!) so now it’s time to add some meat to the bones by getting onto our next stretch goal! $300,000 – Deluxe Deadzone Gaming Mat In the sparsely... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Teasers, New Add-ons and the Mantic Open Day!

April 30th - via:
Bit of a bumper update today as we've got new add-ons, the opportunity to play Deadzone at the Mantic Open Day AND a stretch goal teaser or two... are you ready for this? You'd better be. New Add-ons!We've had a storming start to the Deadzone... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! Now get...

April 29th - via:
Excellent – stretch goal smashed! We’ll throw in an extra scenery sprue in all pledge levels of Recon ($100) at up, meaning you’ll be getting more tiles with which to construct your buildings - and we can’t wait to see what designs you’ll... (Read More)

Snipers are in! NEW Stretch Goal: Get more scenery!

April 27th - via:
You guys are the best! That’s tooling for the four Deadzone Specialists secured. Mental stuff!! The Enforcer Sniper, Marauder Sniper, Alternate 2nd Generation and the mighty Rebs Teraton all locked in! We’ve now added each to their relevant... (Read More)

Survivor Achieved; New Stretch Goal: Snipers, 2nd Gen and... Teraton!

April 27th - via:
Phew, we’ve barely had time to catch our breath – what a weekend! Welcome to all 1430 backers (and hello to any of our newcomers since I started writing this update!) The Survivor Kickstarter exclusive model has been locked in and included in... (Read More)

I'm a Survivor

April 26th - via:
Incredible – what a day!! That’s the funding for the faction support models secured and two new models into every faction starter! That’s 2 Sentry Guns, 2 Mawbeast Bombers, 2 Plague Hounds and 2 Rebs Drones into every Faction Starter (included... (Read More)

Accessory Sprue is in - now get Exploding Chainsaw Dogs and more!

April 26th - via:
And that’s a new Accessory sprue locked in – excellent! These bits are great for adding character to your battlefield - we've got lots of cool pieces planned - and the walkways and barricades mean you can make some very impressive buildings. Some... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Smashed! Now get...

April 26th - via:
WOW – that didn’t last long! Thank you so much! That's now a Grogan with alternate Heavy Weapon, Marauder in Ripper armour with long-ranged weaponry, Enforcer Engineer AND a Plague 2nd Gen funded and included in your faction starters. Sublime.... (Read More)

Stretch Goal: Deadzone Specialists!

April 26th - via:
Ha – Major Milestone complete, take that new scenery designs! Like a runaway train the Deadzone Kickstarter keeps hurtling forwards so it’s now time for some stretch goals! $125,000 - New Deadzone SpecialistsIf we reach this goal we will be able... (Read More)

Deadzone is funded!

April 26th - via:
Holy Moly! Well, we’d hoped Deadzone might be popular (with such beautiful scenery and gorgeous miniatures, we could only hope!) – but seriously… hitting our goal in 33 mins? Absurd!! Thank you so much for making Deadzone a reality, you’ve... (Read More)

4 Reasons Why Deadzone Will Break Kickstarter Records

April 26th - via:
There have been plenty of teasers from Mantic Games, including (but not limited) to their only half-joking April Fools Day post and, more recently, the Salute 2013 previews. Today, Mantic Games official launched their Kickstarter-campaign for Warpath Deadzone. It’s the fourth Kickstarter from Mantic Games, following last year’s Kings of War and DreadBall, as well as this year’s Loka. It’s probably the first Mantic Kickstarter that will cross the magic 1 Million US$ mark. (Read More)

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