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As there's new news it's time for a new thread

Old thread is here (MODS please lock it thanks)

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/648800.page

Deadzone 2020 previews




Matsudan sub faction - July release

Can team up with Asterians particulary marionettes and drones
- new leader mini
- New heavy gunner minis

Asterians

- Big model mech - The Spectra in resin - blue translucent sheild
- sword and gun options
- mobile and agile
- can be taken by Matsudan


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Leader and Gunner

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Asterian Spectra

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Well that certainly sounds good to me!

Big armored lizards and skinny anime mecha go together like peanut butter and chocolate!

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
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I like the pose on the Asterian, but the shield looks like it's nicked from a Lego set...

Big, round lizards are cool.

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The Asterian looks fantastic.

I should get back into Deadzone. At some point. Maybe.
   
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I'm not sure I need the lizard guys, but the completist in me will probably get that Asterian mech.

Now showing a Saint and a Sinner, and also some Ghost Archipelgo Tribal warriors!


Painting Total as of 11/26/2020: 175 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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I like the Mech and it will be the model that will get me to finally buy an Asterian Strike Team.

Matsudan as Asterian Sub Faction makes it much more intresting as other solutions might have been (Mercs or Rebs)

and now we just need a new Orc plastic box
as Mantic has done a good job with the Forge Fathers and GCPS to upgrade them from the original sculpts, Orcs are the last ones missing that need some love


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Rebs are in the same boat as Orcs only they are even more difficult to do in plastic as they have such a variation in races. But yes the Orcs need new plastics as neither the old ones or the PVC ones are particularly good.

There was talk of plastic Plague stage 2s but Mantic seem to be focusing on KoW right now and Warpath has gone very quiet.
   
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It was said that 2020 will be year of KoW as they want to get 3rd Edition running

But in one of the Podcasts Ronnie said that they are going to rework FireFight too, to bring it more in line with the other games

So I am hoping that new Orcs will be coming sooner than later

And Rebs are tricky but Mantic also became a lot better in doing PVC and their Resin is great so maybe a more generic so a re-worked PVC line with some upgrade bits to turn the GCPS Troops into Rebs might be enough

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 insaniak wrote:
I like the pose on the Asterian, but the shield looks like it's nicked from a Lego set...

Big, round lizards are cool.


Shield should look better in model form, it’s translucent blue plastic I believe
   
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better pictures from the latest Blog:


We’ve also been working hard with the Deadzone RC to ensure this isn’t your standard mech. Rather than plodding along like an Iron Ancestor, the Spectra will be super agile… and even has the ability to fly. For interested, it stands around 10cm high, will be made from resin and features a translucent blue energy shield.

Again, the Spectra was originally due for release in July but we’ll have to wait to see if the world returns to normal!



TOSHIYORI
This is the leader of the Matsudan and one of your command options for the Matsudan sub faction. You’ve also got the option of the Marionette Prime too. The Toshiyori can boost nearby Marionettes to help them shoot and survive a bit better.



SEKIWAKE
Ok, this is one model we haven’t shown before! Although some of the Matsudan are armed with massive guns, the Sekiwake has a couple of Shock Mauls. You really don’t want to be on the wrong end of these.



Originally the plan was for the Matsudan to be released in July but obviously plans are a little fluid at the moment. However, if you still want your giant, sumo-wrestling space lizard fix, Ota Sora is included as part of the Terror in the Deep expansion for Star Saga (which also gives you a decent Nameless Strike Team too).


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Yup, the translucent shield makes a big difference. I like that.

 
   
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Identical pose to the new Ragnar Blackmane but I’m not seeing the same levels of “model jumping off of masonry” hate here

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 Nostromodamus wrote:
Identical pose to the new Ragnar Blackmane but I’m not seeing the same levels of “model jumping off of masonry” hate here


Since this model is meant to fly, it seems to make a bit more sense!

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 Nostromodamus wrote:
Identical pose to the new Ragnar Blackmane but I’m not seeing the same levels of “model jumping off of masonry” hate here

There would be a couple of reasons for that -
- for one, as Polonius mentions, it's meant to fly. So either a flight stick or some sort of 'leaping into the air' is fairly standard.
- for two, not as many people actually care enough to complain, where a lot more people are paying attention to GW releases, and
- for three, Mantic simply don't do it as often.


Edit - three! Three reasons.

I'll come in again.

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Think it is a combination of those 3 reasons
it fits the model, it fits the faction, it there is no model with an identical pose (similar ones but not the same) and it looks good with the shield in front

while Ragnar looked out of place with his pose among the other models in the box and his pose is more of running or leaping forward while small piece he is standing on it looks more like he is jumping
if Ragnar would be placed on the ground with the terrain piece he would look much better and it would fit
(add a Pistol in the free hand and use charging models around him and it would be perfect)

For a lot of models released from GW compared to Mantic, I have the feeling that GW has good ideas but the execution is bad because they want to be all at once
while for Mantic the models have a specific design goal and this is kept until the end (for some it works out well while for others not so much)

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Jumping off of masonry is not nearly as bad as people held up by their scarves, ribbons or hair.

Geeze just give them a flying base!

 
   
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Digital version of Warpath is currently free
https://www.manticgames.com/games/warpath/books-warpath/warpath-rulebook-digital/

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Yup, that's cool.

 
   
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For the first time in Mantic's 10-year history, we've had to cancel our Open Day. This was a massive disappointment because we love hanging out with all the Mantic fans at HQ, spending the time chatting and playing some games.

However, all is not lost because we are going to host a VIRTUAL MANTIC OPEN DAY on May 9th. Who's excited?
That's right! Now we can hang out with fans around the globe and - even better - it'll be free to attend. We'll be trying to recreate the feel of an Open Day as much as possible and currently the plans involve:

live streams of games
the infamous Ronnie Q&A
Needy Cat Games' seminar on Games Design 101
live sculpting session
special website offers

Plus we'll be unveiling plenty of new models.

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That painted Spectra looks so good!

Let's see what the Open Day unveils.
   
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Open day video - in short just the Matsudan and Spectra (final painted image with shield shown) that were already announced.

Matusdan - 5 new models in resin.

Kings of War seems to be the focus into next year so nothing further planned for Warpath at this time.


   
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Those Matsudan are totally my kind of thing. I hope they're a bit bigger than the Dreadball ones.

They look like they should be much larger than they actually are. Hoping for 40mm bases but I'm sure I'll run them if they have a team option regardless.

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
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The matsudan were confirmed to be the same scale as the DB one in the Q&A session. Like some kind of mad in-universe consistency.
   
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Warpath Digital Sourcebook is currently free

https://www.manticgames.com/games/warpath/books-warpath/warpath-sourcebook-digital/

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YEEEES!!! I've been wanting to read the book for quite a while, but couldn't bother picking up the three-pack.
Warpath/Deadzone background is fun, has that dystopian nonchalant vibe similar to early rogue trader.

Thanks Mantic.
   
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Matsudan preview part 1

Preorders Friday 31st July for 24th August release including the Spectra.

https://www.manticgames.com/news/introducing-the-matsudan-to-the-warpath-universe-part-one/

Matsudan Saburi Conclave Faction Starter £29.99

4x Resin Matsudan
10x Hard Plastic Marionettes and 2x Hard Plastic Support Drones
2x PVC Weapon Drones
Rule cards

Asterian Spectra - resin mini £29.99


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This is going to be an expensive August

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Is there a good mail order source for Mantic stuff in the US? Most of the ones I use seem to have dropped most of the Mantic lines, including Deadzone.
   
 
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