2017 was a big year for Mantic’s sci-fi miniature wargames. 2018 promises more exciting releases.
This year Mantic launched Warpath and Firefight, and four new factions: the Enforcers, Forge Fathers, Veer-myn, and Asterians. There will be more released in the new year to complete the seven factions in the rulebook – and more will be added on top of that.
First up are some additions to the GCPS that will allow you to turn your Deadzone Strike Team into a full fledged Warpath army.
There will be separate releases for each of the units including GCPS Marines, Heavy Weapons Teams and Ranger Specialists. You’ll also see the arrival of two new Hard Plastic Vehicle kits – the GCPS Mule and Hornet. The Mule is a land based transport, not unlike a Jeep or Humvee, which can carry 10 GCPS infantry safely into combat and support them with its own mounted weaponry. The Hornet is a dropship, capable of vertical take off and landing – swiftly redeploying troops across the battlefield. A common tactic used by GCPS commanders is to air drop squads of heavily armed rangers from Hornets. These vehicles are widely used by not only the GCPS, but can also be found in Plague and Marauder forces, too.
Later in the year we’ll be reinforcing the armies with more units. We’ll be bringing back the Forge Father Urban Pattern Iron Ancestor – renamed the Hellermal in the current rules – by putting it through our new in-house resin casting. We’ll also be releasing some of the units that were featured in the Kickstarter, including the Veer-Myn Tangle, and even a few new miniatures that have never been seen before!
On top of this, there are more Hard Plastic vehicles on the way. Namely the massive Asterian Chira Transport/Chroma Force Platform and Plague variants of the Mule and Hornet.
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For those playing now: what are your tips for new players just starting out?