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President of the Mat Ward Fan Club

Los Angeles, CA

For those of you who are unaware, Mantic Games is a new-ish miniature company that has unleashed a fantastic range of Fantasy miniatures in their Kings of War line. So far they've released miniatures for two army types, the Elves and Undead. If you're a fan of fantasy miniatures and you haven't checked out the models Mantic's website yet, then you're doing yourself a supreme disservice.

While I was at Adepticon this March I got a chance to meet Ronnie, the head honcho over at Mantic. Besides being a fantastically nice guy and showing me the ingenious way they package their miniatures (the package the minis are sold in also doubles as a protective carrying case which is designed to work seamlessly with their line of tote bags!), we talked about some great ways to get the Dakka community involved with Mantic and vice-versa. This contest is the beautiful fruit of that conversation.

Mantic's Name A Dwarf and Win a Deal Contest!

Mantic Games will be launching its third plastic army in June - The Dwarves - and we need your help!

We have a great name for the core unit - The IronClads (heavily armoured Dwarf troopers armed and ready for battle). But we don't have a the perfect name (yet!) for the troops armed with blackpowder rifles and crossbows - and that's where you, the Dakka community comes in! The best idea we've come up with so far is Sharpshooters - and that just doesn't feel very Dwarfish!

This new set you will allow players to build either option (crossbow or rifle) for every trooper, so no matter what game system you play, you will be able to field your Dwarf troopers with your ideal weapon combos.

To get your creative juices flowing we have attached the concept art for the models and some painted 3-ups (we don't have the final plastics yet - they are currently being tooled).

So here's what you need to do: post your suggested name for the unit here in this thread on Dakka, and at the end of the contest we will pick our favorite name and use it for the final release.

Not only will the winner be getting the massive respect of having a unit of miniatures forever carrying their name, but we'll also send the winner a 'Kings of War' premium army deal which retails for $179 along with a Mantic Messenger Bag...all sent to your home free of charge!

I hope these 'Exclusive to Dakka' photos of the new Dwarves offer some inspiration, and perhaps even get you excited about owning a huge army of these fellas - available soon at unbelievable prices -- just $60 for 40 troops and 2 Warmachines!!!

Find out more at:



1) To make your entry, just post it right into this very thread. Its just that easy! You can even make as many entries as you'd like. Not a current member of Dakka? No problem, just click on the Join Us! link at the top of the page and you can become a member in just a couple easy steps.

2) You can keep posting as many submissions as you'd like in this thread until 11:59pm (GMT) on May 25th.

WARNING: If you edit one of your entry posts in this thread, all entries in that post will count as having been submitted at the date/time of your most recent edit (meaning if someone posted the same thing as you 3 pages later but you edit your post after that, they'll count as having submitted the entry before you). So the moral of the story is: Don't edit your posts in this thread, just add another post later in the thread if you think of another entry!

3) The winner will be picked by Mantic Games and will be announced here on Dakka* shortly after the contest ends on May 25th (it may take a day or two to sort through all the last entires).

*If you don't check Dakka on a regular basis, please take a moment to make sure that the email address in your dakka account is current as we will be contacting the winners via email and Dakka private message and if you don't get the email you may miss your chance to collect your prize!

So c'mon Dakka community, get your thinking caps on and start posting, because Dwarves need a name badly (terrible Gauntlet reference)!

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Edited for spelling.

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Neat contest. Heres mine...

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Steelshots or maybe Irondealers, best I can do, names aren't really my forte.
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