Deadzone: What to Look Forward to in 2017

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Brand new factions and beta rules you can try out now!

The second edition of Deadzone came out in May – offering a faster, streamlined game to go with a large offering a minis to put on the tabletop.  Mantic is delivering more to Deadzone players in the new year. Take a look…

If you’ve played the second edition then you’ll hopefully agree that we’ve achieved all those three things. If you haven’t played the second edition, then we’re pleased to announce that you can currently pick up the hardback rulebook for half price, which means you can give it a go at home! Oh, and if you need a new Deadzone mat, the Exham IV Deluxe Gaming Mat is currently half price too!

But what does 2017 and beyond hold for Deadzone?

GCPS Faction

In 2017 we’ll be releasing brand new GCPS units as part of the wider Warpath launch. You’ll be able to pick up new, highly detailed, hard plastic GCPS troops with various weapon options.

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So, it seemed only right that the GCPS should get their own faction in Deadzone too. This means that in the summer, we’ll be releasing a GCPS Faction Starter and Faction Booster containing everything you need to get your troops on the table.

In fact, earlier this year we released the beta rules for the GCPS faction, to ensure the Deadzone community can test them to destruction before release! If you’ve got some existing GCPS troops or you’re one of the lucky Warpath Kickstarter backers, then you can use the beta rules and take them for a test drive right now!

Nameless Faction

If you followed the Star Saga Kickstarter, you’ll know that during the campaign we funded new, pre-assembled, plastic Nameless miniatures. The Nameless have always been one of the most popular teams in Dreadball, while the enigmatic Project Oberon has remained a firm favourite in Deadzone.

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For Star Saga we’ll be producing a number of new Nameless minions, alongside some big bosses. Just like we’ve recently done with the GCPS beta lists, we’ll be working with the Deadzone Rules Committee to produce a list for a Nameless Deadzone faction.

The exact date is TBA but we’ll keep you updated throughout 2017. Plus, if you missed out on the Star Saga Kickstarter, late pledges will be available in early 2017, so you can pick up some Nameless miniatures in preparation for your Deadzone faction.

 

What do you think of the new factions?

  • Gunsheeplol

    Those soldiers look awful

    • Rainthezangoose

      Everything mantic release look awful. Its not even cheap.

      • GingerPowered

        It used to be cheap, and that’s what was great about it. Nowadays, not so much… Really the only thing from them that’s worth it is the terrain

        • ZeeLobby

          Still very cheap to be honest, only a 20% increase in prices on what was basically dirt cheap before. But I do love their terrain.

    • Morat

      Walky legs are a bit off, but the main problem is the paint scheme. All blends together too much. Contrast is important.

      I’ll be sticking to the enforcers.

      • ZeeLobby

        Enforcers look pretty solid.

    • Parthis

      #mantic

  • Big Fat Fred

    I am a massive fan of the game but those troopers…..meh.