New for The Walking Dead: All Out War

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Mantic takes us through what 2017 is bringing to The Walking Dead: All Out War.

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Despite the fact that The Walking Dead: All Out War didn’t hit retail until the end of the year, it’s already having a huge impact on the gaming community. Since launch we’ve seen some incredible paint jobs over on the The Walking Dead Fanatics Facebook group, and watched some great gameplay videos…

Wave 2

The first wave of the Kickstarter shipped in November and we’re now busy at work on Wave Two. All the rulebooks, equipment cards, Survivor cards and event cards have been approved by Skybound, while the studio has been busy playtesting and proof-reading the new expansions.

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We’re planning to start shipping wave two to Kickstarter backers in the spring. Wave Two includes a host of great products, like the Greene Farm and Woodbury expansions, plus Survivors such as the mutilated version of the Governor, Tyreese, one-handed Rick and Hershel. All these releases will then be spread out at retail through the remainder of 2017 and 2018.

Creating your own Survivors

Just in case you didn’t know, in the Days Gone Bye expansion, there are rules for creating your own Survivors. Recently we’ve seen more and more community-created characters (including a few cheeky tributes to well know film and TV characters) and we’ve been really impressed with the creativity out there. We’re sure that 2017 will bring more fantastic community-created Survivors and we can’t wait to see them.

Organized Play

We’re already seeing that The Walking Dead is an extremely competitive game, thanks to the simple rules and ability to tool up your Survivors with different equipment. With that in mind, in 2017 we really want to expand the options for organized play. After all, we know that a competitive tournament scene is the key to getting more people involved with a new game.

Shortly we’ll be launching an organized play kit for The Walking Dead, which will be packed with exclusive content, and we’ll be keeping you posted with more details in the New Year. We’re also planning to make some acrylic gaming aids, like a new Killzone template and rulers, to give you the edge in competitive play.

Brush with Death

We recently announced the winners of our first Brush with Death painting competition. Those of you who were following the progress of the contest may have noticed that there wasn’t a Walking Dead category.

Well, we’re pleased to announce that in the New Year we’ll be launching a Brush with Death competition themed around The Walking Dead. There will be two categories: single miniature and diorama. For the diorama category, the diorama must feature at least two All Out War miniatures.

Details on how to enter will be shared in the New Year.

And finally…

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Tigers! I have a feeling this can only lead to zombie-tigers one day.

  • euansmith

    Do we get zombie-eating pigs next?

    • Mira Bella

      Pshhh!
      Don’t tell the saviors! 😉

    • Victor Hartmann

      Mmmm. Bacon.

  • Victor Hartmann

    Might not be a tiger. Could be a furry with jungle fever.

  • Victor Hartmann

    I wonder if the zombie craze will fade now that the government has gone Republican. There’s an old theory that when the Democrats are in power, zombies are feared/popular (mindless hordes devouring the middle class) while when Republicans are in power, vampires are feared/popular (hidden elitists devouring the middle class).

    Seems like there should be zombie vampires (hordes of mindless elitists devouring the middle class).

    Not sure how the werewolves fit into it.

    • Mira Bella

      😀

    • euansmith

      I’m expecting a resurgence in Cold War Espionage Drama; like, “The Manchurian Candidate”.

    • Snord

      That is such a bats**t mental theory that it must be true…except that the government-elect’s platform was anti-elitist. Perhaps that means the zombies won?

      I like the car and pickup. Does anyone know if they are the right scale for Zombicide?

      • DeadlyYellow

        His platform was only a jumping point so he could get into office. I wouldn’t expect him to push for anything outside promoting his own self-interests. Feels like it fits into the vampire theory.

        I believe the games are in the same basic scale, though I think the cars from the WDAOW scenery pack are a little larger.

      • euansmith

        The minis for Walking Dead are chunky, “Heroic 28mm” style of things; while the Zombiecide ones are more of a “realistic” 25mm/28mm sort of thing. The cares, therefore, will be tool large to go alongside Zombiecide minis. However, I think that Zombiecide minis will scale well with 1/72 or 1/64 scale vehicles.

    • Kazzigum

      At some point in Marvel comics, Morbius the Living Vampire becomes a vampire zombie…

      • euansmith

        Morbius the Living Zompire… Vombie?

        • Severius_Tolluck

          He straight up said that yes… He and I quote as I took a pic on my phone with it, “I am a Vampire!, I am a Zombie! I am a Vambie! I am Unstoppable!”