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So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/07/24 17:14:21


Post by: darkPrince010


Ironwatch Issue 62 has been released!

Check out the best of the first year of Ironwatch in the Annual Year One

The Star-Struck City Deluxe Edition rules are now available.

Quarantine's Basic Edition rules are now available.

Ironwatch: Tales of Fantasy, our first short story collection, is now out.

Mawbeast Madness, our second Ironwatch Games release, is now available!

Information on how you can help submit content to this fan magazine is below!

We're starting a new Mantic fan magazine (Okayed by Mantic themselves!), similar in quality and content to the Mantic Journal, White Dwarf, or Wargaming Illustrated. The magazine will be free to download in a pdf format, and will be published once a month during the first week of the month. We're looking for your help in making this possible, as this magazine will be drawn from the best that the Mantic community has to offer! If you're interested in any of this, message me and I can invite you to the Mantic Fan Magazine group on the Mantic forums (I'll need your Mantic forum username) where we'll organize and submit articles.

Edit: Submissions email address is ironwatchmagazine@gmail.com

If you're interested, right now we're looking for:

(THE BIG THREE. We need as many of these as possible at first, as this will really help flesh out the magazine in its initial format)

1) Artists: Fan art is appreciated and welcomed!

2) Authors: Background stories, fluff, or adventures and history, whatever floats your boat!

3) Searchers: Just looking for and helping us find awesome Mantic related articles of all kinds is helpful, as we then can ask for permission to reprint their article. This includes blog posts or forums outside of the official Mantic ones.

Other help needed (No limit, so if you want to help with more than one, feel free to!):

-Editors: There will be a lot of content, and the more eyes to help us proofread it, the better!

-Rule Designers: We're hoping to include a sample of special rules each issue, to add flavor to scenarios or give fun alternative gameplay methods.

-Battle Reporters: Any battle reports you have would be great! They add a lot of flavor, especially if we can show both pictures of the battle as well as diagrams of troop placements from a program like Vassal or Battle Chronicler.

-Campaign designers: We're hoping to have an ongoing campaign in the magazine as well, with a new flavored scenario that builds off of the results of the last scenario. Players will be able to post if they won/lost and who they fought against, and so we'll need authors for the overarching story, forum people to help moderate and track the web polls, and possibly rule designers for any special rules in the scenarios.

-Comic artist: A nice ongoing comic would be a fun touch.

If you're interested, let us know and we'll invite you to the Mantic forum group. Take the opportunity to help make the Mantic community even more amazing!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/07/25 18:57:32


Post by: LooT


I like the sound of this...

Tell me, would somebody in this have to make regular articles / pictures / other for the PDF? Because while I'd quite like to help out every now and again, I don't think I can actually be a constant centre of Mantic material


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/07/25 20:45:55


Post by: darkPrince010


Occasional content would be greatly appreciated, as every little bit helps. It;s better that we have too much material, and have to save some for the next issue, then be sparse and release a light issue instead of a normal number of articles. I've PMed you with details if you're interested


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Quick note (I've also changed the OP to reflect this): You can submit articles to me via my email address in the OP. Please PM me before emailing them or post on here that you'd like to write an article so I can give you the general formatting we have (What's appropriate or not, making sure spelling is correct, making sure to include the author or artists name/forum handle, etc).


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/07/29 20:41:12


Post by: LooT


Is there anybody else who'd be helping with this from Dakkadakka?

I'll do some Scenarios, maybe with some short stories based on them, similar to the Mage Knight Collector's Guides

I'll also try to add other things if I can. Just don't ask me to take pictures of my miniatures, as both my painting quality and my camera are naff!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/07/29 21:06:11


Post by: scarletsquig


^ Yes, I'm doing the cover art.

Excellent taste in pony, btw. :p


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/07/29 21:26:13


Post by: LooT


Ah, yes, the pony. I took the test on Equestria daily, I think.

Wanted to be Fluttershy *grumble grumble*. My mate did the test and got Fluttershy, despite wanting to control dark magic and all that rubbish :p

And ooh, cover art! Any hints as to what the first issue will have cover-wise?


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/07/29 21:53:09


Post by: scarletsquig


^ Orc Greatax lurking in the forest amongst the gnarly trees and freaky mushrooms.

If I end up as the regular cover artist, I'll alternate between action covers and more passive, arty ones. Issue #2 has good odds of being an Enforcer Captain doing an atmospheric re-entry from space.

We've already got 5 pieces of black and white art complete, several article submissions and about 35 people signed up as contributors.

This is definitely going to be published, and very soon, article submission deadline for issue #1 is August 17th and it looks like there will be at least 2 issues worth of content submitted by that point in time.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/07/30 14:46:43


Post by: LooT


I'll be getting into gear soon after Wednesday

Its nice to know that so many fellows are contributing. if only my mantic Forums profile isn't taking so long to moderate!!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/07/30 17:48:09


Post by: darkPrince010


As soon as it's okayed you'll get an invite on there (It won't let me right now :( )


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/08/31 06:49:53


Post by: darkPrince010


So I'm pleased to announce the new Fan-produced and Mantic-endorsed Ironwatch magazine! We just released our first issue on the 1st, and were looking for feedback of what you liked, what you'd like to see added or improved, and if you might be interested in helping contribute in the future!

Issue 01 - September 2012:
On Google Docs:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3mtDpUP8miZMWtMTnVObGpHbkk
On Dropbox:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/101838900/Ironwatch_Issue_01.pdf
(Please let us know if you cannot access either of these formats, and we can endeavor to get it in an easier-to-download format)

Please feel free to share this with whoever you'd like, and thanks for reading the Ironwatch magazine! For feedback, please visit http://forum.manticblog.com/showthread.php?1898-Ironwatch-Issue-01-Feedback and leave your feedback for us there!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/08/31 09:44:38


Post by: LooT


*cough* Error 404 on both of them, chap.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/08/31 09:51:25


Post by: scarletsquig


Fixed the link: http://tinyurl.com/9932ys5


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/08/31 11:47:03


Post by: privateer4hire


Very nicely done first issue. Not everything in there was for me but the variety is bound to hit sweet spot for many gamers.
My favorite items were the dwarf modeling tutorial, the campaign stuff and the amazing paintjobs on the undead at the end of the book.

Thisis the sort of thing that PDFed and available for download on Mantic's site (including download link with their subscriber emails) could help get/keep people's interest.
In fact, the hobby stuff alone made into individual articles and available on Mantic's site could help draw people in who are searching for terrain and modeling ideas/help.

Keep it up, Guys!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/08/31 15:12:51


Post by: darkPrince010


Fixed the link! Oddly enough, url format doesn't like ellipses


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/09/01 12:30:16


Post by: LooT


I liked it first off, and I loved the skirmish article for KoW, the conversion for Dwarf Rangers, and the Warpath Battle report.
However, may I suggest adding more photos of the battle reports instead of maps? Or at least making the maps a little bit smaller and not as dominating on the page.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/09/11 03:42:55


Post by: BunkerBob


I've been looking into Mantic's stuff. I love the dwarves so once my chaos and tau are done their next on the block. My local area needs it jump started so I can gladly sign onto it (I LOVE MANTICS RULE BOOK). My strength has been in writing and I feel I can pump out all sorts of fine stories at this stage.


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All I really need is background to chew on and give myself a basis and points to relate upon and the factory will churn out the rest. My stories though are detail oriented and from there it may change upon circumstances so you are warned.

Beyond that, I also do like the idea of aiding in the creation of campaigns as well, so I shall gladly help out there.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/09/11 04:32:19


Post by: darkPrince010


Cool. Thanks Bob!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/09/11 15:11:33


Post by: BunkerBob


Also tack on proof-reading. I can do that as well.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/10/01 05:01:43


Post by: darkPrince010


Second issue is now available!

Link to our website, with available download links:
http://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-02/

Please leave C&C on either the website or the Mantic Forum.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/11/01 18:04:27


Post by: darkPrince010


Third issue is now available!

Link to our website, with available download links:
https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-03/

Please leave C&C on either the website or the Mantic Forum.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/11/06 21:11:05


Post by: celeborn


Are you still looking for people? I'd be happy to help with proofreading/checking and all that

It's a great magazine by the way


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/11/06 21:43:32


Post by: darkPrince010


We'd love that! I just sent you the PM with the details!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2012/12/30 08:56:53


Post by: darkPrince010


Sorry for the lack of updates, December has been a bit hectic!

However, here are issues 4 and 5 for your reading pleasure. As always, if you're interested in contributing, just contact me over on the Mantic forums or PM me here!

Issue 4:
https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-04/

Issue 5:
https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/ironwatch-magazine-issue-05/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/04/08 21:38:07


Post by: darkPrince010


For anyone interested in writing for the Ironwatch, we now have open submissions! Please be sure to see our thread about it over on the Mantic Forums!

http://forum.manticblog.com/showthread.php?3859-Looking-for-articles-for-the-Issue-09-of-the-Ironwatch!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/04/30 19:46:49


Post by: TheAllfather


I am interested as well. I would be more than willing to submit short stories and fan art. Is there a link or something similar we can get to start downloading it when the time comes?


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/04/30 20:04:39


Post by: darkPrince010


If you're interested in content, be sure to check out the threads for articles over on the Mantic forums, or you can just email me the articles directly..

Also, if you're interested in reading the newest issue of the fanzine, be sure to watch for it on the first of each month over on https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/.


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Issue 09 has been released! Thanks to all you contributors who've helped make this a massive success!

http://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-09/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/06/01 04:38:57


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 10 is now out! We made it to the big 1-0!

http://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-10/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/07/03 19:52:01


Post by: The Dwarf Wolf


This may be a good oportunity to start writing some fan fic... Maybe i even get some publication

If i have not this small problem with english language...


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/07/03 22:16:50


Post by: Rolt


Great issue as always, really like the new Iron Forge section, it'd be great to see that continue.

Keep up the good work.



So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/07/03 23:32:06


Post by: darkPrince010


@The Dwarf Wolf: No worries! Send us what you have, and I can fix any grammar stuff. We always love more content!

@Rolt: Thanks a ton! Glad you enjoy it, and Iron Forge will become a regular monthly piece (Hopefully with more artists in the future as well!)


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/07/04 17:16:17


Post by: GrimDork


I'm not sure how well my mantic minis would stand next to the others (painted for tabletop, really), but perhaps after I get a proper lightbox I could consider submitting them for approval.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/07/04 22:29:20


Post by: darkPrince010


@Grim: We don't really have a vetting process for minis, so as long as you're satisfied with them, we'd be happy to include them!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/07/04 22:33:40


Post by: GrimDork


I appreciate that. I can't make them look better but I can certainly take better photos so until I get a better process for that I'll have to be satisfied looking at the nice minis everyone else has been submitting.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/08/05 06:20:35


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 12 is now out!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/ironwatch-magazine-issue-12/

In addition, stay tuned for the Year 1 Ironwatch Annual, coming to an internet near you in about 2 weeks!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/08/05 16:45:47


Post by: GrimDork


Sweet downloading now!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/08/06 08:56:17


Post by: frozenwastes


I'm seriusly impressed by the consistency and quality of this fan endeavor.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/08/06 14:09:55


Post by: carlos13th


This is the first time ive read the fan magazine but I really like it.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/08/06 16:38:14


Post by: Kanluwen


Every time I see a new issue of "Ironwatch" I feel a bit giggly.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/08/06 17:14:36


Post by: Alfndrate


I looked at the google docs link and was like, "the colors all seem off and cartoony" and then I downloaded the file.

Glorious magazine guys! Top notch effort


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/08/07 00:50:18


Post by: darkPrince010


Yeah, Google Docs automatically compresses images into a lousy 16-color series of gifs. Scribd and/or dropbox keep the original colors though!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/09/04 12:40:14


Post by: Kanluwen


Mantic wrote:Mantic Games ‏@manticgames 43m

Lucky for some - Ironwatch Magazine's thirteenth issue is up for download!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/09/04 14:20:26


Post by: darkPrince010


Thanks Kanluwen! Changing the title now!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/10/02 07:59:24


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 14 is out!

http://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/ironwatch-magazine-issue-14/

In addition, hard-copy printing of issues is now available too!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/10/05 07:19:27


Post by: Azazelx


The header says issue 134...


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/10/05 21:13:35


Post by: greenskin lynn


 Azazelx wrote:
The header says issue 134...

its them damn time traveling posters again


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/10/05 22:04:01


Post by: darkPrince010


Oops! Fixed it in OP.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/11/02 03:47:28


Post by: GrimDork


Oh ack! I kind of forgot about these! And just when I was looking for something to read


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2013/12/01 09:14:41


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 16 is now available!

http://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-16/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/01/06 07:39:04


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 17 is now available!

http://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/ironwatch-magazine-issue-17/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/02/01 13:12:10


Post by: carlos13th


Thanks. I really like the painting and modelling guides , battlereports and the photos of minitures, armies etc.

No intrest whatever on the written stories so I mostly just skip through them. Sure there are others that do enjoy them though.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/02/01 14:01:57


Post by: GrimDork


I'm waiting for the ones coming out in parts to be finished then I'm gonna read them straight through, same with TV shows... I'd rather wait out the season and watch the whole thing at once

I do like the various articles and painted models as well. I'll have to submit my Warpath stuff, waiting to see if tax time yields a better camera.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/02/01 23:21:57


Post by: Azazelx


I'm wondering if the image quality in the mag will be improving? I know it's done to keep the file size down, but the images being reduced to ..I dunno. 32 colours or whatever it is makes them look horrible, detracts from the magazine and makes the showcase and painting articles kind of pointless. And, well, all of the images, really.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/02/01 23:40:58


Post by: darkPrince010


 Azazelx wrote:
I'm wondering if the image quality in the mag will be improving? I know it's done to keep the file size down, but the images being reduced to ..I dunno. 32 colours or whatever it is makes them look horrible, detracts from the magazine and makes the showcase and painting articles kind of pointless. And, well, all of the images, really.

Use the Scribd or Dropbox links for viewing. The 32-color is only on the Google Docs, because Google Docs compresses all images into low-color-count gifs (Some people had issues with accessing scribd and dropbox at work, so we provided the Google Doc link so eople with those restrictions could still see the articles)


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/02/01 23:49:30


Post by: scarletsquig


I would continue to recommend putting the dropbox link as the first one on the list when posting the three download links on the blog.

It just removes the risk of someone seeing the poor quality images in the google docs one, thinking that that's all there is and possibly not coming back to it in future.

Also, for thumbnail images make sure you avoid screencapping the low quality google doc. The goblin on the front is green, not grey!

Other than that it is excellent. Text on the front cover isn't a bad idea, but the font and layout could be better. Articles are wonderful.

I'd have liked to have made more contributions lately, but unfortunately recent health problems have got in the way a bit.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/02/02 05:37:20


Post by: TheAuldGrump


I liked the interview with Hewitt in the most recent issue (#18).

Glad to read that the folks at Mantic are looking at replacing the godawful Men at Arms, but sorry to see that the full rules for KoW are only going to be print and digital, not the free version on the site. (Mostly annoyed because I have been trying to get Basilean Legacy, with nary a sight of it in the stores.)

The Auld Grump

*EDIT* Edited for clarity.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/02/08 09:54:17


Post by: Azazelx


 scarletsquig wrote:
I would continue to recommend putting the dropbox link as the first one on the list when posting the three download links on the blog.

It just removes the risk of someone seeing the poor quality images in the google docs one, thinking that that's all there is and possibly not coming back to it in future.


I've been doing that. Well, not never coming back to it, but I pretty much download them, browse for a minute, then close it since the images hurt my eyes (almost literally). I then forget I've downloaded them and never come back to those issues.

I had no idea it's available without the highly compressed images.


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Just downloaded Dropbox versions of the whole run to date. Have only browsed quickly so far, but they look SO much better. I'd definitely second SS's suggestion to NOT have the Google Docs link as the first one. There's no indication anywhere that the magazine is at all different depending on the links chosen.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/02/08 17:47:02


Post by: GrimDork


I collected them all as well. Gonna start reading them shortly.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/02/08 23:31:24


Post by: scarletsquig


 Azazelx wrote:
 scarletsquig wrote:
I would continue to recommend putting the dropbox link as the first one on the list when posting the three download links on the blog.

It just removes the risk of someone seeing the poor quality images in the google docs one, thinking that that's all there is and possibly not coming back to it in future.


I've been doing that. Well, not never coming back to it, but I pretty much download them, browse for a minute, then close it since the images hurt my eyes (almost literally). I then forget I've downloaded them and never come back to those issues.

I had no idea it's available without the highly compressed images.


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Just downloaded Dropbox versions of the whole run to date. Have only browsed quickly so far, but they look SO much better. I'd definitely second SS's suggestion to NOT have the Google Docs link as the first one. There's no indication anywhere that the magazine is at all different depending on the links chosen.


They're a great read, lots of good little articles scattered about. Also, I did some of the cover art! Issues #2, #8, #9 and #13 to be precise.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/02/14 03:56:32


Post by: GrimDork


Been reading through (mostly the scifi stuff, though I'm bookmarking most of the fantasy stuff for later when I'm in that mode), up to issue 6 or so. There's some good stuff. I especially like the short stories and such by Michael Grey, and a couple of the dreadball stories almost made me wanna get a starter set

That Kings of War RPG in issue 5/6/7 looked sort of interesting. A bit lite in terms of depth, but that's kind of indicative of something related to mantic, and not necessarily a bad thing. If I was reading it correctly, it would potentially let your Heroes fight kings of war units in the wargame itself, which would be kind of cool for epic battles. Instead of generating something in house or buying up another 20-50 dollar rule supplement, built in


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/03/02 06:48:52


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 19 is up!

ironwatch.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/ironwatch-magazine-issue-19/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/04/01 06:43:44


Post by: Azazelx


The dropbox link to issue 20 takes you to issue 19 instead! No joke!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/04/02 00:54:55


Post by: darkPrince010


The problem has been fixed! It was a bade joke!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/04/02 02:55:48


Post by: privateer4hire


 TheAuldGrump wrote:
...sorry to see that the full rules for KoW are only going to be print and digital, not the free version on the site. ...The Auld Grump


The rules that will be available for free, aren't those the ones that are already up?
Basically full rules without siege, fluff, and the magic item listing---and with still available separate army lists?
If so, I can understand them selling a deluxe version with all those bells and whistles.

If they're pulling the basic rules (which to me are pretty darn close to being full rules) then that's another thing.
Hoping that's not what you're saying.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/04/03 01:39:33


Post by: Azazelx


Thanks! Got it!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/04/03 03:17:44


Post by: carlos13th


 TheAuldGrump wrote:
I liked the interview with Hewitt in the most recent issue (#18).

Glad to read that the folks at Mantic are looking at replacing the godawful Men at Arms, but sorry to see that the full rules for KoW are only going to be print and digital, not the free version on the site. (Mostly annoyed because I have been trying to get BL, with nary a sight of it in the stores.)

The Auld Grump


What's bl


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/04/04 00:18:35


Post by: darkPrince010


 carlos13th wrote:
 TheAuldGrump wrote:
I liked the interview with Hewitt in the most recent issue (#18).

Glad to read that the folks at Mantic are looking at replacing the godawful Men at Arms, but sorry to see that the full rules for KoW are only going to be print and digital, not the free version on the site. (Mostly annoyed because I have been trying to get BL, with nary a sight of it in the stores.)

The Auld Grump


What's bl

Probably Basilean Legacy, the KoW supplement book released as part of the KoW Kickstarter


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/04/04 20:33:45


Post by: TheAuldGrump


 darkPrince010 wrote:
 carlos13th wrote:
 TheAuldGrump wrote:
I liked the interview with Hewitt in the most recent issue (#18).

Glad to read that the folks at Mantic are looking at replacing the godawful Men at Arms, but sorry to see that the full rules for KoW are only going to be print and digital, not the free version on the site. (Mostly annoyed because I have been trying to get BL, with nary a sight of it in the stores.)

The Auld Grump


What's bl

Probably Basilean Legacy, the KoW supplement book released as part of the KoW Kickstarter
That's the bunny!

I have the print version, but I like having PDFs as well.

The additional rules for Zap! were quite welcome, and the Basileans are an iteresting army to do battle with. (I have not played them, only killed them....)

Going back to the older post and changing BL to Basilean Legacy, for the sake of clarity.

The Auld Grump


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/05/01 06:55:31


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 21 is now available!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/06/01 08:48:43


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 22 is now out!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/06/01 20:47:13


Post by: TheAuldGrump


Possibly a silly question, but would you accept army lists?

I have been toying with a fantasy French & Indian War, with the orcs as aboriginal Americans, elves as French, the humans as the British, and both dwarfs and ogres standing in as mercenaries from the Germanies. (This simplifies things considerably - in point of fact there are British elves as well, but they are not put into positions where their loyalties might be tested.)

Plenty of atrocities on both sides.

Technology and tactics roughly similar to the 1750s.

And should such lists be balanced against base KoW armies, or just against each other?

The Auld Grump


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/06/02 07:13:11


Post by: darkPrince010


Heck yes! We've already had an army list for (iirc) Warhammer Kislev (Or might have been Cossacks. My memories elude me), and so more stuff would be great!

As for balance, while it would be preferable (And more widely usable) if they were balanced against regular KoW army lists, it's fine if you want them to just be balanced against each other; Just be sure to note that in the article!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/06/02 12:05:26


Post by: GrimDork


I skimmed the first couple of posts looking but I didn't see anything regarding how you would like to receive photo submissions. In terms of big-'we'll edit them to size ourselves' or 'smaller so our email/etc doesn't explode', and such. I've got some tabletop quality corporation marines, z-corp, forge fathers, and several things of a deadzone persuasion that are all begging for a photo shoot if you guys are still taking fan submissions for models. I know you got some proper "staff painters" so you might not need as many of those though.

Looking forward to catching up the last two issues, had a great time reading all of the scifi stuff leading up to deadzone. A couple of the fan authors really give the stuff in the Containment Protocols book a run for it's money, and there are lots of fun articles besides. Might have to print these out and bind them sometime for a coffee table book


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/06/02 23:49:33


Post by: darkPrince010


Well, bigger is preferable, but it's by no means set in stone; if your email is giving you fits about sending us big files, smaller images is totally fine by us. We always like more pictures to use, and so feel free to send us what you've got!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/06/02 23:54:35


Post by: GrimDork


Cool, I think I've finally got enough battle zones painted to serve as backdrop so as soon as I get some time and proper lighting... will have to send some out.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/06/04 01:27:32


Post by: TheAuldGrump


 darkPrince010 wrote:
Heck yes! We've already had an army list for (iirc) Warhammer Kislev (Or might have been Cossacks. My memories elude me), and so more stuff would be great!

As for balance, while it would be preferable (And more widely usable) if they were balanced against regular KoW army lists, it's fine if you want them to just be balanced against each other; Just be sure to note that in the article!
The difficulty with being cross compatible with standard KoW armies is the effectiveness of the Land Pattern musket - 175 yard effective range (with close fitting balls) or 50 yards (with loose fitting balls), rate of fire between three and four shots a minute in the hands of an experienced soldier (again, with the loose fitting balls). Some twenty years ago I could fire a Brown Bess three times in a minute. I could either get four shots per minute - and miss with most of them, or three shots, and hit on a regular basis.

The easiest way of handling the increased RoF is to modify the stat line - with a unit being rated for experience.

Green, Regulars, and Crack... maybe. With Milishy being a separate unit type.

Maybe allow a choice between a doubled Attack or an added bonus to Range/Piercing - made at the beginning of the game. (While it is possible to carry both, it didn't much happen. More often troops went with the looser balls - RoF is everything.)

The orcs need to be skirmishers, and rules for night battles. (Elves and orcs can see just fine in the dark - when do you think that they will be attacking the humans?)

Contrary to popular fantasy convention, by the time of the French & Indian War (a nine year theater in the Seven Years War) the Algonquin Nation (American Indians) were largely using the exact same weapons as the Europeans - a bow and arrows may look cool, but....

Also - orcs are not the bad guys (and some are allied with the the humans), elves are not the good guys, and the upper echelons of both European powers in the area were riddled with incompetence.

The British managed to screw up relations with most of the tribes that would have joined them - at a time when they needed allies. Their fantasy counterparts are no more competent.

Meanwhile the French colonial government was amazingly corrupt, and their troops were over supplied. (Enough that it slowed them down.)

The French & Indian War also had some brutal early examples of combat fatigue/PTSD.

Part of the inspiration for this was the excellent song The Boatman's Cure, by George Ward -
I fought all through this wilderness in '59....
I still fancy I see shadows movin', time after time.
I still fancy I see shadows movin', time after time.
If it doesn't lift your spirits, it will leave you numb,
Best cure for shadows is a bottle of rum,
Only cure for shadows is a bottle of rum....

The Auld Grump - another influence is the song The Piper's Refrain -
I'll tell it you you,
As they told it to me...
By the light of the campfire, burning.
How by the banks of blue water,
Where we sported and played,
They once faced the fury of battle....


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/06/06 07:54:40


Post by: Azazelx


 darkPrince010 wrote:
Well, bigger is preferable, but it's by no means set in stone; if your email is giving you fits about sending us big files, smaller images is totally fine by us. We always like more pictures to use, and so feel free to send us what you've got!


I sent some photos of painted Mantic models back at the beginning of March. Would they have typically been used by now? Also, what about army shots that feature both Mantic and Non-Mantic (and GW) models?


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/06/07 00:44:13


Post by: darkPrince010


Apologies about the pictures! They look like they got left out on accident when I was swapping email systems. I've got them added to the pool of photos I draw from for new magazines!

Also, army shots with other manufacturers are fine, as long as the Mantic stuff is the primary subject of the image, or there aren't a ton of GW models in the shot (Just to avoid GW C&D nonsense)


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/06/07 03:42:55


Post by: Azazelx


Understood. Most of the GW models at the moment are old, way OOP models. There's also ones from other manufacturers slowly getting painted up to go in there as well, so it's a far cry from a standard OK army being used for KoW.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/07/01 04:17:35


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 23 is out!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/08/02 15:33:33


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 24 is out!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/08/02 15:49:54


Post by: GrimDork


Looks pretty solid, as usual!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/09/02 06:27:49


Post by: darkPrince010


@Grimdork: Thanks!

Issue 25 is now available!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/09/02 11:51:56


Post by: squall018


Always great to see a new issue. Thanks for all the time you guys put into this!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/09/02 12:22:58


Post by: GrimDork


Just skimming through it looks like another solid issue! Looking forward to getting to try out some of these Kings of War scenarios, missions, and campaigns, and the deadzone game looks fun too!

Good to see some more battle zones terrain too, some really creative folk have gotten ahold of it.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/09/03 02:35:54


Post by: darkPrince010


Sure! Thanks for taking the time to give us a read!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/10/01 06:22:44


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 26 is now available!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/10/01 12:14:11


Post by: GrimDork


Great stuff! The deadzone jungle board is a top notch how-to with good pictures and solid explanations! Perhaps when I get around to doing my desert outpost board I'll try to follow this one as a guide and can one day submit that

The Q&A with Chris is always fun to read, and as usual there are lots of nice painted minis and some cool artwork. Banking the rest to read for a rainy day.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/11/02 01:12:05


Post by: GrimDork


Woot! It shall be downloaded and consumed! Verily!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/12/02 09:51:59


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 28 is now available!

http://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/ironwatch-magazine-issue-28/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2014/12/02 14:27:21


Post by: GrimDork


Dear lord that cover is maybe the best art EVAR! Hilarious and awesome at the same time



So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/01/02 06:30:53


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 29 is now available! Happy new year!

http://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/ironwatch-magazine-issue-29/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/01/02 06:52:57


Post by: GrimDork


Thanks for sharing, looks like another solid issue.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/02/01 17:20:59


Post by: GrimDork


Cool beans, thanks for sharing

Where do we send pictures again?


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/02/03 02:18:31


Post by: darkPrince010


Just send them to ironwatchmagazine@gmail.com please!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/02/03 03:46:01


Post by: GrimDork


I'll probably have to wait for a good sunny day, but I've got some stuff I could send, never hurts to have backups


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/02/06 23:00:41


Post by: darkPrince010


We have a special post over on the blog about the future of the Ironwatch Magazine!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/state-of-the-watch-2014-2015/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/02/07 01:47:16


Post by: frozenwastes


I'm glad things are still going to happen going forward.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/02/07 02:04:00


Post by: GrimDork


Yeah, I can totally fit *two* magazines in my reading queue... and you guys will have that edgy fan-made feel still


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/02/12 10:55:18


Post by: scarletsquig


I like the new logo.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/03/06 00:00:58


Post by: Vermonter


My hat is off to the miniature painters featured in this latest issue. I've seen their work in past issues, and maybe it's just me, but I think this is their best stuff yet. Very useful color schemes (for, ahem, "quoting from") and some very polished work.

Did I miss it, or was there no Q and A this month?

I look forward to reading the articles - nice to include a choose-your-own-adventure.



So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/03/06 00:06:56


Post by: GrimDork


Yeah it said in the foreword that they didn't have one due to scheduling and apologized for the lack thereof.

Another solid issue, I really need to get my lighting situation sorted so I can help bolster the ranks for their photos.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/03/06 02:43:58


Post by: darkPrince010


Next month should be a double-size Q&A though, as we will likely have even more questions that need answering!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/05/02 07:51:45


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 33 has been released!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2015/05/02/ironwatch-magazine-issue-33/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/07/01 09:29:06


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 35 has been released!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-35/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/07/05 03:10:12


Post by: Vermonter


Does anyone know offhand what line the head swaps Boston Miniatures used on page 10 were from?


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/07/10 18:39:53


Post by: darkPrince010


I PMed him, and he said they were from Pig Iron:

http://www.pig-iron-productions.com/head-sprues-c-4.html


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/08/01 10:58:15


Post by: darkPrince010


Happy 3 years! Ironwatch Issue 36, is out, with a brand-new spiffy formatting to make it even more enjoyable of a read. Take a look!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-36/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/08/01 21:24:13


Post by: GrimDork


Cool stuff, thanks for sharing


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/08/02 00:26:20


Post by: Azazelx


Thanks!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/08/04 02:02:17


Post by: darkPrince010


Glad you guys liked it! What'd you think of the new styling?


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/09/01 07:05:33


Post by: darkPrince010


Ironwatch Issue 37 is now out!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-37/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/10/14 22:45:07


Post by: AegisGrimm


The expanded magic for KOW is interesting.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/10/15 06:16:34


Post by: darkPrince010


Glad you liked it! It's a nice callback waaaay back to our first-ever issue.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/12/04 15:16:56


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 40 is now out for you reading pleasure!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/ironwatch-magazine-issue-40/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/12/04 17:23:23


Post by: NewTruthNeomaxim


Terrific issue, and congrats on hitting issue #40!

My only small note to readers, above and beyond the one already printed in Iron-Watch... The fan contributed army additions for KoW seem thoughtful, and a lot of fun (i'd love an actual book of unit/item/spell additions for armies formally), but even at a glance some of those are crazy broken. :-p

Wanderlust Stone for Ogres at 5pts would be the most auto-include item I have ever seen in my Ogre armies. :-p


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2015/12/06 00:13:06


Post by: TheAuldGrump


Hmmm, the Dropbox version is now giving an error -
Error (429)
This account's links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!

Congratulations? (Lots of traffic is good, not being able to get my read....)

The Auld Grump


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/02/01 08:28:27


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 42 is out, with loads of articles for those terrain-builders out there!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-42/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/02/26 05:41:06


Post by: darkPrince010


We're proud to bring you the first Ironwatch Game: The Star-Struck City!

The Star-Struck City sets players in the sunken ruins of Casa-Omnicidi, a Primavantor city of incredible wealth recently risen from the seabed. Treasure and danger alike await your warbands, as they travel through the waterlogged city in search of the shards of the meteor that struck down the once-mighty port city and drove it beneath the waves.

Star-Struck City is a skirmish game, designed around playing with small warbands of 5-15 models on a 4' x 4' table loaded with terrain. Warband members advance, gaining new skills, equipment, and injuries as they survive the rigors of battle in this deadly locale. Climb up buildings and run between rooftops, leap down to ambush enemies from above, hire war machines and epic heroes from the Kings of War armies, and build your warband's reputation as the fiercest and toughest fighters in all of Mantica.

The rules are based heavily on Kings of War, so players of the full-size wargame should feel right at home. It's heavily inspired by other skirmish games such as Mordheim, but with the ease-of-play the Kings of War rules provide so gameplay is quick and decisive.

What we're posting now is the basic rules; Behind the scenes, we're working on a "deluxe"/full version complete with stories from Ironwatch issues, pictures, and art such as the custom piece we teased earlier from artist Boris Samec. The deluxe version will also be available for free, and we'll be putting up the deluxe version for printing off of Lulu at-cost if you would like a hard copy as well.

As the surviving veterans of The Star-Struck City have said: Casa-Omicidi now only offers riches or death. What will you find?
http://bit.ly/1Tb0zES


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/02/28 22:01:36


Post by: AegisGrimm


Man, now I have to get my Skaven skirmish force painted that I was working on for a different Skirmish ruleset.

I really like the KoW rules, but hadn't worked myself up to getting a full army yet, as it really ,eans I have to have two, so anyone I can wrangle into playing with me can have one (like my wife).

But for the effort of one army, that's like 4-5 warbands.

Kind of a huge bummer for Ogres, though. I wanted to go the GW Stormcast-as Ogres route like in KoW, but Ogres are so expensive that any normal starting warband (50gp) will be one guy by himself!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/02/29 05:41:30


Post by: Lach


Thanks - been looking for a nice skirmish ruleset and we gave this a run through today. Is there any place we can ask our rule questions as they come up?


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/02/29 09:13:18


Post by: darkPrince010


 AegisGrimm wrote:
Man, now I have to get my Skaven skirmish force painted that I was working on for a different Skirmish ruleset.

I really like the KoW rules, but hadn't worked myself up to getting a full army yet, as it really ,eans I have to have two, so anyone I can wrangle into playing with me can have one (like my wife).

But for the effort of one army, that's like 4-5 warbands.

Kind of a huge bummer for Ogres, though. I wanted to go the GW Stormcast-as Ogres route like in KoW, but Ogres are so expensive that any normal starting warband (50gp) will be one guy by himself!


I'd advise if one or more players are starting with Ogres, to bump the starting gp up to 150; Alternately, allow the Ogre player to start with a higher gp, since other players should be able to catch up (slowly) over the course of several games through Underdog experience.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Lach wrote:
Thanks - been looking for a nice skirmish ruleset and we gave this a run through today. Is there any place we can ask our rule questions as they come up?


Glad you like it! You can either ask them here, or on the Mantic forum thread, and I'll reply as soon as I can.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/02/29 17:22:24


Post by: toasteroven


I love a good skirmish game, checking it out now.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/03/01 00:41:02


Post by: Lach


Thanks for the link. I've posted on the Mantic forum to avoid cluttering this one.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/03/01 07:13:53


Post by: darkPrince010


 toasteroven wrote:
I love a good skirmish game, checking it out now.


Awesome, thanks! Let us know what you think!


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Lach wrote:
Thanks for the link. I've posted on the Mantic forum to avoid cluttering this one.


Awesome, thanks! The Mantic Forums are kinda finicky with their filter, so your post might not show up for a day or so...

ETA: Saw your post, but apparently the Mantic filter thought it might be spam, so it has to be approved first. Hopefully should be approved shortly.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/03/02 07:30:16


Post by: darkPrince010


Ironwatch Issue 43 is now out!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/ironwatch-magazine-issue-43/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/04/01 08:25:08


Post by: darkPrince010


Ironwatch Issue 44 is now out!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-44/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/04/22 05:05:23


Post by: darkPrince010


For those of you who have enjoyed our skirmish ruleset The Star-Struck City, we've just released the polished-up v1.1 ruleset. Let us know what you think!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/v1-1-update-for-the-star-struck-city/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/04/22 16:13:46


Post by: toasteroven


Right on.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/05/02 20:23:53


Post by: darkPrince010


Ironwatch issue 45 is now out!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/ironwatch-magazine-issue-45/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/05/03 15:43:30


Post by: toasteroven


Nice to see a battle report for the skirmish game. Gives me a better idea on what can be done.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/06/01 09:38:52


Post by: darkPrince010


Ironwatch Issue 46 is now here!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-46/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/07/01 09:44:56


Post by: darkPrince010


Ironwatch Issue 47 has been released!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-47/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/07/01 16:15:44


Post by: lord_blackfang


No room for Might of Old this month?


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/07/04 03:57:02


Post by: darkPrince010


I was running a bit short on time, but they will definitely be in next issue.

Also, my apologies for splitting them up between two issues; I hadn't seen your intro and additional 4 lists when I put together Issue 46 until it was too late. Please let me know if you had any other Might of Old supplements you had coming that you'd like me to publish together, as I don't want to miss them!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/08/03 16:02:22


Post by: darkPrince010


We’re excited to bring you the deluxe edition of The Star-Struck City. Featuring fantastic artwork from Boris Samec, custom miniatures and terrain images throughout the work, and rule tweaks to help further improve your campaign experiences, and much more. We’ve also worked to make sure the at-cost print edition from Lulu is as polished as possible, so if you’re looking for a hard copy for your gaming table we’ve got you covered!

The Star-Struck City sets players in the sunken ruins of Perditus, formerly known as Casa-Omnicidi. Once, it was a Primavantor city of incredible wealth recently risen from the seabed. Treasure and danger alike await your warbands, as they travel through the waterlogged city in search of the shards of the meteor that struck down the once-mighty port city and drove it beneath the waves.

Star-Struck City is a skirmish game, designed around playing with small warbands of 5-15 models on a 4′ x 4′ table loaded with terrain. Warband members advance, gaining new skills, equipment, and injuries as they survive the rigors of battle in this deadly locale. Climb up buildings and run between rooftops, leap down to ambush enemies from above, hire war machines and epic heroes from the Kings of War armies, and build your warband’s reputation as the fiercest and toughest fighters in all of Mantica.

The rules are based heavily on Kings of War, so players of the full-size wargame should feel right at home. It’s heavily inspired by other skirmish games such as Mordheim, but with the ease-of-play the Kings of War rules provide so gameplay is quick and decisive.

As the surviving veterans of The Star-Struck City have said: Perditus now only offers riches or death. What will you find?

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/the-star-struck-city-deluxe-edition/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/08/03 21:00:34


Post by: .Mikes.


You've done fantastic work on this Austin. Nice one.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/08/03 21:06:29


Post by: darkPrince010


Thanks! Glad you're enjoying it, and be sure to let us know how your own warbands and their adventures end up!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/08/04 03:08:23


Post by: CaptainLoken


I agree. Solid stuff. Great job.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/08/04 09:11:31


Post by: darkPrince010


Thanks Loken! Let us know what you think of the rule tweaks!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/08/06 08:04:27


Post by: darkPrince010


Celebrate four years of Ironwatch with Issue 48!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/ironwatch-magazine-issue-48/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/09/01 10:18:15


Post by: darkPrince010


Featuring a battle with over 100K points of Kings of War, Ironwatch Issue 49 has been released!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/…/ironwatch-magazine-issue…/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/09/05 19:36:57


Post by: lord marcus


Can we get a teaser picture of thatc100k pts for those of us on a phone that for some reason considers the iron watch to be in an unsupported file type?


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/09/06 19:02:56


Post by: darkPrince010




So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/10/08 18:44:52


Post by: darkPrince010


Ironwatch Issue 50 is now available!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/ironwatch-magazine-issue-50/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/10/08 20:18:27


Post by: .Mikes.


"Welcome the fall weather with Ironwatch Issue 50!"

But it's spring!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/10/10 03:29:39


Post by: CaptainLoken


Thanks for posting the missions for the Inquisition. I sure had fun writing them.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/10/10 04:48:20


Post by: darkPrince010


Of course! Thank you again for the awesome game/lore addition!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/11/01 07:47:20


Post by: darkPrince010


Ironwatch Issue 51 has been released!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-51/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2016/12/01 10:53:52


Post by: darkPrince010


Ironwatch Issue 52 has been released!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-52/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/01/08 09:30:11


Post by: darkPrince010


Happy new year! Why not start it off with a bang, and enjoy Ironwatch Issue 53?

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/ironwatch-magazine-issue-53/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/02/02 10:24:06


Post by: darkPrince010


Ironwatch Issue 54 is now available!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/ironwatch-magazine-issue-54/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/02/03 08:48:21


Post by: darkPrince010


We've just released the Basic edition rules for Quarantine, the space-battle game based off of Deadzone and Warpath. Please be sure to give it a try, and let us know what you think as we improve it and prepare it for the Deluxe edition release.

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/quarantine/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/04/01 23:26:26


Post by: darkPrince010


No joking, Issue 56 has arrived!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2017/04/01/ironwatch-magazine-issue-56/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/04/12 07:47:20


Post by: darkPrince010


We are pleased to announce the release of our first Ironwatch Annual, for Year One of the free Mantic Fanzine!

Started back in August of 2012, Ironwatch’s first year contained a variety of awesome content, and we’ve selected some of the cream of the crop for your reading enjoyment. Relive the exciting moments of Lazarus or the opening installment of Breach, learn about how to paint eyes on elves and craft your own Dwarven special weapons squad (complete with gore!), follow the adventures of the Weedy Elves and the excitement of the first Dreadball matches with A Word from Our Sponsors.

Please let us know what you think!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/ironwatch-annual-year-one/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/06/02 09:36:08


Post by: darkPrince010


Beat the heat with Ironwatch Issue 58!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/ironwatch-magazine-issue-58/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/07/02 08:04:52


Post by: darkPrince010


Ironwatch Issue 59 is now out!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/ironwatch-magazine-issue-59/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/07/02 08:43:59


Post by: lord_blackfang


Man that is a sweet cover!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/08/03 09:23:11


Post by: darkPrince010


Happy anniversary to us! Issue 60 is now available!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/ironwatch-magazine-issue-60/


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 lord_blackfang wrote:
Man that is a sweet cover!


Yeah, that one is probably one of my favorites Boris has done so far!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/08/10 08:47:49


Post by: darkPrince010


For over half a decade, Ironwatch has been one of the best sources for amazing stories and legendary epics within the world of Mantica. Now, for the first time, the collection of Ironwatch short stories is now available in collected form, and within you can find tales of deadly battles and cunning revenge, stories of horrifying mysteries and tender reunions, and legendary epics of stalwart heroes and vicious monsters.

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/ironwatch-tales-of-fantasy/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/10/07 09:16:46


Post by: darkPrince010


Issue 61 has been released!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/ironwatch-magazine-issue-61/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/10/10 04:46:37


Post by: MangoMadness


great mag, is there anyway to download them in bulk?

Maybe bundling them in batches of 12 would make it easier to download older issues, just a thought.

Also dropbox links prior to issue 55 seem to be missing, here are a few examples
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101838900/Issue51_FinalDraft_lowquality.pdf
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101838900/Issue52_FinalDraft_lowRes.pdf
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101838900/Issue54_FinalDraft_lowRes.pdf
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101838900/Issue53_LowRes.pdf


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/12/12 09:26:09


Post by: darkPrince010


Announcing the second full release for Ironwatch Games, we’re proud to bring you Mawbeast Madness, from the mind of Glenn Allan!

Featuring all the high-adrenaline excitement of racing combined with the temperamental and homicidal Mawbeast nature pitted against the devious cunning of Goblins, Mawbest Madness uses the Dungeon Saga rules as a base to enable you to race your friends and enemies around underground tombs, forgotten lairs, and forsaken ruins! Use hidden passages to zip across shortcuts, pick up items to improve your own odds and impede your opponent, and of course get into good old-fashioned brawls along the way.

Featuring custom cover art from Boris Samec, this short-but-sweet rules supplement is a must-have for those seeking to throw down a checkered flag of challenge at your next tabletop wargame session!

Find out more here!


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 MangoMadness wrote:
great mag, is there anyway to download them in bulk?

Maybe bundling them in batches of 12 would make it easier to download older issues, just a thought.

Also dropbox links prior to issue 55 seem to be missing, here are a few examples
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101838900/Issue51_FinalDraft_lowquality.pdf
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101838900/Issue52_FinalDraft_lowRes.pdf
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101838900/Issue54_FinalDraft_lowRes.pdf
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101838900/Issue53_LowRes.pdf


Oh shoot, I hadn't realized those older issues on Dropbox had been completely nuked. Dropbox did a weird thing with their link formatting in March, and I had thought I had caught the problems it was possibly going to cause. I'll do my best to repair them in the meantime, but due to current real-life complications it might be several months before I can get to those. My apologies!

Also, good idea for bulking the downloads! That's something relatively-easy to do via Google Drive, so I'll see about trying to get that up later this week.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/12/16 21:30:35


Post by: amazingturtles


The mawbeast thing looks neat, and it's a good reminder to me that i still want to try dungeon saga out!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2017/12/20 23:37:11


Post by: darkPrince010


 amazingturtles wrote:
The mawbeast thing looks neat, and it's a good reminder to me that i still want to try dungeon saga out!


We hope you like it, and please let us know how your games have went!


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 MangoMadness wrote:
great mag, is there anyway to download them in bulk?

Maybe bundling them in batches of 12 would make it easier to download older issues, just a thought.

Also dropbox links prior to issue 55 seem to be missing, here are a few examples
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101838900/Issue51_FinalDraft_lowquality.pdf
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101838900/Issue52_FinalDraft_lowRes.pdf
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101838900/Issue54_FinalDraft_lowRes.pdf
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101838900/Issue53_LowRes.pdf


While the Dropbox issue is still at-large, we now have a zipped by-year downloads page on our main site:

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/archive/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/10 07:58:06


Post by: darkPrince010


Ironwatch Issue 62 is now available! Welcome in 2018 in style!

https://ironwatch.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/ironwatch-magazine-issue-62/


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/26 04:40:27


Post by: darkPrince010


In light of recent social media statements by Dakkadakka, Ironwatch will no longer be posting on this site.

You can continue to follow us on Facebook, the Mantic forums, Warseer, Google Plus, and of course follow us on our Wordpress blog directly and subscribe to our newsletter.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/26 11:37:16


Post by: .Mikes.


Wait, what statements?


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/26 18:12:47


Post by: Alpharius


None, really.

Dakka Dakka has a Facebook Page which randomly (yes, randomly!) posts links to various posts here.

We're looking into ways to make sure that controversial (and quite often locked) threads don't end up there, but it is a work in progress.

Dakka Dakka as an 'entity' remains quite apolitical, as seen on the Rules of the Site page here:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/core/forum_rules.jsp

So anyway, this feels like a reflexive overreaction to something that was misunderstood - wish they would have asked for clarification first.

But best of luck to them wherever they post, of course!


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/26 21:18:51


Post by: .Mikes.


Ok I think I see the post referred to. Yes, it's disgusting and I'm glad to see it was locked, but it is still up there on Twitter and Facebook. A removal and a quick apology of "This is not the type of discussion that we represents us" would go a long way.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/26 21:22:22


Post by: Ouze


 .Mikes. wrote:
A removal and a quick apology of "This is not the type of discussion that we represents us" would go a long way.


Well, not sure about that last part there There are any number of thread topics that will invariably lead to a poop fling and a lock within 3 pages tops, so the thread in question actually seems to pretty accurately describe the community here. Start another thread on the same topic, or a similar one in a week or two, and see if it goes any differently.



So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/27 07:15:06


Post by: Illumini


Hmm, very curious about what topic this was, anyone want to link?

To darkPrince, good work on your magazine. Some feedback for improvement is that the pictures often have a too heavy filter, which makes the colors look very unnatural. I bought your book as well, and it is the same thing there. I would suggest trying out some different photo editing. Lightening the image and increasing contrast a bit often goes a long way IMO.

Different sections in the mag could also often use a clearer separation. No need to conserve pages in an e-mag


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/28 04:59:21


Post by: AegisGrimm


Well, damn. That sucks. I really liked what they were doing, it reminded me of the old days of Specialist magazine (and the game-specific ones before that, like BFG magazine).


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/28 10:22:50


Post by: NTRabbit


They haven't stopped making the magazine, they've just stopped posting about it here


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/28 13:31:12


Post by: AegisGrimm


I meant about linking it here. I don't really frequent the Mantic forums much.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/28 19:12:56


Post by: Alpharius


Me neither.

I'm afraid that if it isn't posted here, I'll quite forget about it entirely, eventually...


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/28 21:45:41


Post by: lord_blackfang


 Illumini wrote:
Hmm, very curious about what topic this was, anyone want to link?


If it's what I'm thinking, it was some anti-SJW rant.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/28 21:56:21


Post by: .Mikes.


'I'm Not Sexist, But Women Are Ruining The Hobby And Here Are My Reasons - an Essay'


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/29 20:43:54


Post by: insaniak


 .Mikes. wrote:
'I'm Not Sexist, But Women Are Ruining The Hobby And Here Are My Reasons - an Essay'

...which is not a 'media statement by DakkaDakka' but simply a post made by someone on this forum.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/01/29 21:31:02


Post by: .Mikes.


Yes, that's been cleared up already. My point was, regardless it was - and still was of the weekend - promoted on official Dakka social media. The results of which are a fractuing of the community such as this. However small, a simple delete Tweet and an apology that a mistake was made would go a long to show publicly that those views are not the image Dakka wants to have with the wider world.

And with that, I'm done.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/03/12 12:17:04


Post by: Magnian


 darkPrince010 wrote:
In light of recent social media statements by Dakkadakka, Ironwatch will no longer be posting on this site.

You can continue to follow us on Facebook, the Mantic forums, Warseer, Google Plus, and of course follow us on our Wordpress blog directly and subscribe to our newsletter.


If this is the offending article "I'm Not Sexist, But Women Are Ruining The Hobby And Here Are My Reasons - an Essay" then that is a political statement, and the apolitical response is to neither agree nor disagree.
Personally I'm not particularly keen on any business that takes a strong political view towards either the left or right. It is generally wise for business to be apolitical as far as possible, because the political landscape can swing in either direction. We are very diverse in our gaming group and we've all agreed long ago to not discuss politics or religion. It's just better for everyone.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/03/12 13:43:29


Post by: usernamesareannoying


bye... it sucked anyways.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/03/15 06:55:34


Post by: ScarletRose


If this is the offending article "I'm Not Sexist, But Women Are Ruining The Hobby And Here Are My Reasons - an Essay" then that is a political statement, and the apolitical response is to neither agree nor disagree.


I'm sorry but what? The apolitical response to calls to discriminate is "no, that's not ok". Passively consenting to it isn't apolitical at all.

Yes, that's been cleared up already. My point was, regardless it was - and still was of the weekend - promoted on official Dakka social media. The results of which are a fractuing of the community such as this. However small, a simple delete Tweet and an apology that a mistake was made would go a long to show publicly that those views are not the image Dakka wants to have with the wider world.


Pretty much spot on, there's no shame saying the random thread selection still isn't perfect yet.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/03/15 07:45:53


Post by: Magnian


 ScarletRose wrote:
If this is the offending article "I'm Not Sexist, But Women Are Ruining The Hobby And Here Are My Reasons - an Essay" then that is a political statement, and the apolitical response is to neither agree nor disagree.


I'm sorry but what? The apolitical response to calls to discriminate is "no, that's not ok". Passively consenting to it isn't apolitical at all.


Not quite. If someone wrote a post extolling the virtues of Apartheid as implemented by the Israeli state and these are the 3 responses:
1) yes it's great
2) no, that's not ok
3) no response

Which of these 3 was the apolitical response?


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/03/15 16:13:12


Post by: feeder


 Magnian wrote:
 ScarletRose wrote:
If this is the offending article "I'm Not Sexist, But Women Are Ruining The Hobby And Here Are My Reasons - an Essay" then that is a political statement, and the apolitical response is to neither agree nor disagree.


I'm sorry but what? The apolitical response to calls to discriminate is "no, that's not ok". Passively consenting to it isn't apolitical at all.


Not quite. If someone wrote a post extolling the virtues of Apartheid as implemented by the Israeli state and these are the 3 responses:
1) yes it's great
2) no, that's not ok
3) no response

Which of these 3 was the apolitical response?


Not really an apt comparison, as the ramblings of one inadequate dude are not the same as the actions of a government.

Dakka FB can (and should) remove posts that cast the hobby in a bad light. A post that aims to exclude 1/2 of the population of earth from the hobby definitely fits the criteria for removal.


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/03/15 19:26:18


Post by: ScarletRose


Not quite. If someone wrote a post extolling the virtues of Apartheid as implemented by the Israeli state and these are the 3 responses:
1) yes it's great
2) no, that's not ok
3) no response

Which of these 3 was the apolitical response?


So not being a bigot is "too political", gee I wonder what agenda this serves?


So long, DakkaDakka... @ 2018/03/15 19:35:13


Post by: Manchu


Thread locked for derailment.

We can have a discussion about how the Dakka Dakka Facebook account links with Dakka Dakka content (if someone wants to start a thread in the N&B subforum) but the summary is: the owners and staff also do not want to see controversial content promoted through Facebook even if there is some room for discussing controversial subjects on the forum itself. We're working on figuring out the best way to screen for that.