Mantic: A Beginner’s Guide to Warpath
Thinking of a new sci-fi tabletop game? Here’s Mantic’s take on Warpath.
It’s the far future and mankind spreads across the stars like a cancer. Immense Corporations driven by greed invade, strip and sell whole planets or even entire systems to make their profits. Those who aren’t part of humanity’s realm are subsumed; those who resist are eradicated.
Warpath is the strategic, action-packed game of war in the far future. Take control of mighty armies, powerful vehicles, advanced infantry and heroic commanders as you fight across the tabletop to decide the fate of whole worlds. Fight apocalyptic scale battles with hundreds of miniatures on the tabletop or intense squad level skirmishes amongst the densely packed battlezones of the GCPS.
Both games use an innovative command system, which enables your commanders to coordinate troops to counter enemy assaults, while pulling off feints and inspired tactics of their own. Each commander can choose from a wide variety of orders, including a selection of faction specific commands for each races in the game.
Warpath is designed for big battles. The rules are streamlined for quick, tactical play, allowing you to control platoons of infantry and squadrons of vehicles in world ending conflicts. Like Kings of War, these games can be played in a short amount of time, so you can field as much as you want to and still expect to finish a game in an afternoon.Advertisement
Warpath Firefight ‘zooms in’ on the action, where your force will consist of a a handful of well equipped squad and a couple of vehicles. Individual models are more important and can sway the outcome of a conflict. There’s more granularity as you have greater choice to customize your units and leaders, making individual heroes stand out more. The gameplay is still fast and tactical; as easy to pick up as any Mantic game.
Both Warpath and Firefight share miniatures with each other and with Deadzone. So if you already have a Deadzone Strike Team, you can easily add to them to build a Warpath force. All it takes is a few more infantry and maybe a vehicle.Subscribe to our newsletter!Get Tabletop, RPG & Pop Culture news delivered directly to your inbox.
Warpath bring new vehicles into the fold, from the lumbering tanks of the Forge Fathers to the precise aircraft fielded by the Enforcers. Each kit comes with variants and weapon options, so you have no reason not to field many of these armoured constructs. In coming months the larger vehicles will become available, but there are already a number smaller armoured units available, like the Forge Father Iron Ancestor or GCPS Strider.
Any army will require boots on the ground. Warpath has wide variety of infantry available to use, from elite Enforcers, to monstrous Veer-Myn Nightmares. You can easily field vast hordes of miniatures to overwhelm your enemies with sheer umbers, or equally field only a few carefully selected specialist teams, who out-manoeuvre and eliminate foes with tactical precision. Warpath’s army creation is very open, so you can really choose to field almost any force you choose to.
There’s already a number of units available for the forces in Warpath, which you can either pick up through local retailers or the Mantic webstore, including:Advertisement
- Veer-Myn Night Terror
- Veer-Myn Progenitors
- Plague 1st Generation Mutant
- Forge Father Steel Warriors
We’ll be adding more specialists and vehicles to these, so you can upgrade and expand your armies. If you want to get started form scratch, we’ll be creating great value army set to launch your own crusade amongst the stars, as well as the Operation Heracles Two player set – perfect for getting started with Warpath or Firefight. Warpath has been a long time coming and we intend to support the game for many years to come with releases.
~So who’s playing Warpath these days? What do you think of the game’s evolution over the years?