The Kings of War Return!
Hail Kings of War backer!
Back in the summer of 2012, we launched this Kickstarter campaign to fund a great range of new miniatures and expansions for Kings of War.... Read more
It's time to get Xtreme!
Hello Kings of War-ers!
It’s been a while and I hope you are enjoying building you armies.
Our Kickstarter journey started right here with Kings of War, and we just... Read more
Kings of War: Complete!
It’s been an incredible 18 months since the Kings of War ended and we’ve learnt and grown a lot. And we couldn’t have done it without your help, support and... Read more
Mantica isn't going to get invaded too, is it?
So, how's the painting going? We hope your Kings of War rewards have been keeping you busy!
We’re really keen to see pictures of your painted units and armies –... Read more
We're opening our doors once again!
We couldn’t be more pleased to have shipped the Kickstarter out and we hope you're enjoying assembling and painting your figures.
Now that the dust has settled and your parcel... Read more
From Around the Web
It’s all systems go at Mantic HQ at the moment as we’re in the final stage of completing the Kings of War Kickstarter. Whilst you wait for your package to... Read more
Shipping nearing completion
With approximately 100 Kickstarter packages left to send out, our monster packing operation is coming to a close…
The last boxes are being in the process of being shipped out...... Read more
We march to war!
Last Monday we started despatching the final Kings of War Kickstarter shipments and we’re now half way through completing this operation.
On one level it is exhilarating to see all... Read more
Strap on your armour and grab your weapons – the first lot of the final Kickstarter packages will begin shipping the start of next week!
The bulk of the Basileans... Read more
A very exciting delivery!
Yes, The Basilean Legacy just turned up in the warehouse. After weeks of work it's really satisfying to see the finished product, and I've got to say, Ben and Curis... Read more
The Thunderous Charge
Ronnie and Stewart have returned from their China travels and they’ve come bearing goodies… We’ve got the first test shots of the Elf Stormwind Cavalry and Twilight Kin Dark Knights... Read more
The Basilean Legacy
We’re working full pace preparing the warehouse for the massive influx of Basileans and to make room so we can pack the remaining rewards. We’re going to need a bigger... Read more
Army of the Gods
Just before we delve into more pretty pictures of the Basileans, this is your last chance to fill out your third and final survey!
If there’s anything you’d like to... Read more
Kings of War – Shipping complete!
All of the Wave 2 shipments have now been picked, packed and dispatched.
It was one heck of a job from our warehouse team who worked some obscene hours over... Read more
Kings of War Part 2 is now shipping!
Ladies and gentlemen, Kings of War part 2 is now shipping!
That’s all manner of plastic goodness heading your way!
We will ship most of the orders over the weekend,... Read more
What a ride! Over the past couple of weeks we've displayed pictures of Basileans, Trolls, Werewolves, Mummies, Ogres, heroes and war machines. What could possibly be left to show you?... Read more
Ready to Rumble
Wow, we've got a big update coming tomorrow. We're really keen to show you the rest of the models in the best light possible, so we're getting everything... Read more
We Can Be Heroes... (or should that be villains?)
Hi guys! What a weekend - don't know if you were keeping up with the Deadzone Kickstarter, but it ended just over a whopping 1.2 million dollars! As you can... Read more
Stomp! Smash! Destroy!
Before we get started, Mantic CEO Ronnie Renton has a message for you.
First up, we’d like to apologise that there have been a few quiet days on... Read more
Holding Out For A Hero?
Who fancies a proper look at the new Basilean Men at Arms, then?
The Men at Arms of Basilea take to the battlefield in formations based on their ancient Primovantian... Read more
Life In The Fast Lane
Today, we're looking at a couple of new battlefield contraptions that can bulk out your greenskin armies!
First up, the Orc Gore Chariot:
This war engine is as simple as... Read more
Born to be Wild
When we put the Basilean army list up on Monday, it got a lot of attention online. Alessio (superstar that he is) has spent the last couple of days filtering... Read more
Bad Moon Rising
One of the things I love about the Kings of War Undead army is the way it incorporates so many different B-movie monsters – zombies, vampires, mummies, werewolves, and plenty... Read more
Don't stop believing!
NOTE: the deadline for the Kings of War survey is now the 2nd June.
You had a good look at the Paladins and Sisterhood this afternoon, but before you complete... Read more
Living On A Prayer
First of all, an announcement! We’ve had a lot of feedback about the lack of time to complete your survey considering how it’s taking us a while to get all... Read more
The Final Countdown…
It’s just over a week until the deadline for the Kings of War Second Shipment surveys, so over the next week we’re putting out daily updates about the new models!... Read more
Meet the Team!
Can you believe it was almost a year ago that the Kings of War Kickstarter went live? It seems crazy when you think how much has happened since then.
The... Read more
The Second Wave
With the recent Clash of Kings tournament in the UK, and the US Clash of Kings and Mantic Open Day coming up, we've had gamers chomping at the bit for... Read more
Men-At-Arms Preview and Mantic Open Day!
We’ve increased our sculpting resource dramatically whilst putting together the 22 new units for Kings of War and one of the things we’ve started using is 3D Sculpting. The Men-At-Arms... Read more
Time For Some Thrilling Heroics
Despite the mountain of new Kings of War units making their way to you this year, we haven't forgotten our existing races. The Kings and Legends book created by this... Read more
Following last week's Basilean Paladins previews, we've got a sneak peak of the Sisterhood!
Called “Sisterhood” no matter what denomination they might be, these warriors fulfil all the... Read more
Defenders of Basilea
All is well behind the scenes with Kings of War as the last unit sculpts have been sent off for tooling. This means we are bang on schedule to deliver... Read more
Heroes of Legend
Things never stop around the Mantic Bunker and we’ve had a crazy Christmas made all the more manic given the monumental effort from our creative design team to get the... Read more
Angels, Skeletons, Trolls and Sisters!
Ho ho ho – happy December everyone!
Work is continuing apace as our best artists and sculptors get to work on producing the mighty fine units you guys funded.
We’ve... Read more
An Axe Fit For An Ogre
We're making steady progress on the new sculpts for our Kings of War range as those of you at our Open Day can attest, and sculptor extraordinaire Rémy Tremblay has pretty... Read more
Ogres... This Time in 3D!
2013 draws ever closer, and we are steadily making progress towards our astounding total of 22 new units!
This week Rémy has been hard at work with our Ogres, and... Read more
August shipping, and something a little different...
Dear KoW backer,
Just a quick note to keep you all informed of the latest developments, following the arrival of the books on Wednesday. The packages have been piling up... Read more
The Kings of War have arrived!
Fantastic news - we had an epic delivery this morning!
This lorry turned up with all of the Kings of War Hardback Rulebooks – and these bad boys contain the... Read more
As promised, new Werewolf concepts!
Couple these with the original concept art and we're going to have one incredible looking unit!
Comments below please!
Roberto Cirillo has been busy concepting Trolls, Werewolves and Ogres and we thought it only right to start with the latter….
Please leave your comments below!
At last! We can see the floor again!
For now at least...
That's right, the July shipment of Kickstarter goodies has left the building. Some of you lucky people will have already received your package, and I'm pleased... Read more
Electronic Hardback Rulebook now available - boxes are being made!
Amazing news – the first Electronic item is now available to download digitally. Please check your inbox for how to go about claiming your Electronic Copy of the Kings of... Read more
Video Update - Ronnie and Orky talk KoW Kickstarter!
Recorded on the 20th July, Ronnie sits down with the Mantic pet to give you all an update of the progress of our Kings of War Kickstarter.
And if... Read more
The land of Mantica
Frantic activity at Mantic Games as we prepare all of the various rewards and bonus items - thank you to everyone who got the surveys back to us! If you've... Read more
Kings of War is a game where you don’t remove casualties – we think you should have as many models that you’ve lovingly built and painted on the table for... Read more
It has been brought to our attention that some backers are having problems accessing the site or sending surveys back in.
For the vast majority of you who already have... Read more
Fit for a Champion
If you’ve not handed in your survey yet (and remember you’ve got until the Sunday 8th July to get yours in!), then have you considered adding a Mantic Champion T-Shirt... Read more
Survey Deadline Approaching
We’ve now had in excess of 1000 surveys back as we quickly approach the deadline.
Please ensure you’re survey is back with us by Sunday 8th July.
By getting your... Read more
Yreth slowed his breathing, felt the tension of the string, and shifted his aim to compensate for the subtle change in the wind. He sighted down the shaft, seeing the... Read more
Kings of War is in!
We’ve an exciting day ahead!
Not only is the survey now complete - this will be emailed out by the end of today - the Kings of War Hardback Rulebook... Read more
Cat Cavalry are in! Thank you all so much!
From Ronnie - So there we are, one of the most exciting months in the life of Mantic Games! An incredible kickstarter, with thanks due to so many people, especially... Read more
Goblin Mincer is in - now get Cat Cavalry!
This is beyond bonkers!
The Goblin Mincer is now in and you can now add one to your swag in the Buy One Get One Free!
Do you think we've... Read more
Mounted Paladins are in - New Stretch Goal Added!
Does anyone have an any idea where we might finish? Because all of our predictions keep being blown away!
Whilst we sort ourselves out with the Mounted Paladins, you'd better... Read more
OK - you asked for it...
OK – so we might have said final Stretch Goal. And you said – WE WANT MORE!
So, we hope you don’t mind too much, but here’s one more to... Read more
Ogre Hero is in - Thank you so much!
That’s the Ogre Hero in and there’s still 7 hours to go!
Everyone who has pledged $100 or more will get a sprueless plastic Ogre hero included whilst everyone... Read more
Abyssal Golems are in - Final Stretch Goal Added
Well we hadn’t anticipated that – another stretch goal passed!
We cannot thank you all enough.
Abyssal Golems are in and a unit of 3 is now being included in... Read more
Paladins are in!
Just amazing – we’re stunned.
26 hours to go and another stretch goal broken – a major milestone achieved.
That means the Celestiansnow have a fourth unit to keep... Read more
The Art of War
We’ve shown a lot of new art off during this project including an awful lot from Roberto Cirillo, who has designed the following:
Undead Werewolf (Concept)
Troll -... Read more
Where's my Mummy?!
We’ve been inundated with requests for concepts of the Gargoyles and the Mummies this week to help choose whether they’re something you’d want to get in the Buy One Get... Read more
Men-at-Arms are in - Human Paladins are next!
Amazing – in less than 24 hours the Celestian Men-at-Arms are in! Thank you so much!
We’re now included 1 Men-at-Arms model in all pledges of $100 or more, and... Read more
Mark the occassion with a Kings of War Kickstarter T-Shirt!
Amazingly, today we hit 1000 backers! To celebrate we’ve added a host of new items to celebrate including the Kickstarter Exclusive T-Shirt.
Designed by Samantha Lee, this exclusive Kickstarter T-shirt... Read more
Celestian Sisters are in!
That’s the Celestian Battle Sisters in and a major milestone in the project achieved – we’re over 4,000% funded!!
To celebrate this amazing milestone, we will now include 1... Read more
We're on the home stretch and hurtling towards the Celestian Sisters (the unit name is still unconfirmed!) and we've got the other two images Bob Naismith drew of these hardened... Read more
New Brock Rider Concept
In our pack of concept art that Bob sent over yesterday with the Celestian female warriors was this little gem - another Brock Rider concept!
Bit more fluffy than the... Read more
Angels are in - now get down with the Sisters!
The first kit to support the new Kings of War expansion – the Celestian Angel Paladins – is in!
That means that everyone who has pledged $100 or more... Read more
Celestian Angel Paladin Concept Art
Words cannot describe how incredible yesterday was - we recorded the biggest day we've had so far!
So we're not going to say much in this update except:
Angel Paladin... Read more
Renton Ramblings - Celestians and more!
In the second update of the day, Ronnie puts down his thoughts on the new stretch goal:
Today we have passed a landmark milestone. To mark this monumental achievement we... Read more
Cavalry are in - bring on the Angels!
That’s Elf Stormwind Cavalry and Twilight Kin Dark Knights added to the sculpting list!
ACHIEVED – Elf Stormwind Cavalry/Twilight Kin Dark Knights!
We will produce both a sprueless... Read more
Immortal Guard are in!
Unbelievable - it was only this morning that we were talking about Elf Palace Guard and Goblin Fleabag Riders and since then the last Eternal Warrior reward has gone and... Read more
5 Days to go...
What a weekend – we've got Elf Palace Guard, Goblin Fleabag Riders, the last Eternal Warrior reward and we’re very nearly getting Immortal Guard as well!
Since the current stretch... Read more
WOW - Fleabags are in! Immortal Guard are next!
Wow - another stretch goal achieved, another unit in the sculpting process! Fleabag Riders have now been added to the ever expanding list of units to produce, alongside the Gargoyles,... Read more
Palace Guard are in!
Ridiculous! Another day, another stretch goal busted – more free models with your swag!
That’s right, we ‘ll start working on getting the metal Elf Palace Guard converted over to... Read more
Berserker Riders are in!
So here we were writing about Dwarf Berserker Brock Riders in our newsletter and wow, we look up and we’ve got them – amazing stuff, thank you so much!
ACHIEVED!... Read more
New Goblins! Get yourself sculpted!
We still cannot believe our eyes – what a night!
Chris and Charlotte pledged an amount and took us from $94,000 right through the last two stretch goals! Thank you... Read more
Milestone Moment - $100,000
We’ve broken $100,000 – there are no words… wow!
This is a milestone achievement – 547 backers and over $100,000 pledged towards bringing fantastically detailed, affordable miniature kits... Read more
Dwarf Riders MKII
It’s great to we’ve sparked so much debate with our Brock Rider concepts!
Bob’s been scribbling and done another set of concepts, this time looking at a few different mounts... Read more
We've promised a goodie unit if we can get Gargoyles and the Skeletal Dog Handler so we've commissioned a new piece of Brock Rider concept art which we should have... Read more
Mummies are in!
Amazing! 11 Days to go and we've got Mummies - get in!
That's a major milestone for us - 500 backers and $85,000 pledged, allowing for the creation of... Read more
Work has already begun on the essentials and today we've got some prototypes of the Dice and Wound Counters to show-off!
Here’s a pic of the prototype Mantic Splat Dice... Read more
Wow - $80,000! We’re certainly closing in on the Mummies!
One of the things we’re learnt is just how complex a Kickstarter for an entire gaming system is and much... Read more
Trolls achieved! Mummies up next
There you have it folks – Trolls are in!
We’ll refine the concept art and get them out to sculpting as soon as possible (and of course keep you all... Read more
Get painted armies with the guys from Worthy Painting
We’re excited to have hooked up with Nick and the guys at Worthy Painting for our Prince, Warmaster and Eternal Warrior Pledges. Nick was excited too, so much so he... Read more
We have found that running this for a wargame system is a little trickier than straight board games with so many unit choices, different armies, and some people having already... Read more
New Stretch Goal - Trolls!
It looks like we're very close to passing through the $65,000 which is an unbelievable achievement - that'll mean a free copy of the Kings and Legends supplement for everyone... Read more
We've been running this Kickstarter for two reasons - 1) to help fund the development of new miniature kits for Kickstarter and 2) to reward you guys for your support!... Read more
Kings and Legends!
Some of you have asked what do we mean by the Kings and Legends supplement as the $65,000 stretch goal, so here's what we're planning:
Kings and Legends will be... Read more
Wow - after a little bit of tidying up today in preparation for the weekend, we were godsmacked at how much stuff you've helped us do!
The Stretch Goals are... Read more
Orc Chariot - Achieved! Become immortal with Kings and Legends!
Unbelievable– the Orc Chariot and Fight Wagon was a long way down our release schedule but thanks to you we can start concepting and sculpting! We simply had no... Read more
FAQ and New $50,000 Stretch Target
Wow – we’ve now broken $40K! Simply amazing, thank you so much!
We’re currently hurtling towards our stretch goal of $50,000:
Based on your feedback, we will design and produce... Read more
New Pledges Levels!
UPDATE 2 28/05/12 - My word… what an incredible weekend!Not only have we hit our goal of $5000, allowing us to produce the Vampiress from the cover of the... Read more
Incredible - $5000 achieved!
UPDATE 1 26/05/12 - incredible! we have already achieved our first goal and sailed past the first few stretch targets!
We promised the fun would really start after that (although... Read more