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December’s Tabletop Gaming News

December 20th, 2012 by Mad Dave Comments

December see’s a return of our Tabletop Gaming news which i hope to run bi-weekly or monthly bringing all the latest news from RPG’s to CC’s. Skirmish battle systems to large scale all out wargaming you will find it here.

First up we have some breaking news from Games Workshop thanks to Natfka over at Faeit 212

Leaks of January’s White White have hit the web in a big way showing pics of a new Dark Angel codex and lots of new mins to go along with it.

This is just some of the images on offer for more great images and unit details head over to Faeit 212 and remember to say hi from FTN.


Privateer Press have a few great releases coming up from Cygnar Stormguard plastic boxset to Trollblood Longriders so lets have a look at whats on offer.

Cygnar Stormguard (10)(plastic) Releasing Now!


The Stormguard march to war darkening the air around them with the promise of an electrical reckoning. Each is a master of the voltaic halberd, a mechanikal pole arm constructed to hack through flesh and steel while torrents of lightning strike deep into the ranks of the enemy. Every halberd strike charges the sergeant’s nexus generator, and this coiled potential can be unleashed in a massive lightning strike to blast apart enemy formations.

Retribution Vyros, Incissar of the Dawnguard Releasing Now!

The Retribution of Scyrah has no greater champion than Vyros of House Nyarr. The leader of the Dawnguard rides to war astride his powerful warhorse Solarys, his hunting hawk circling overhead. Through her eyes he sees the battlefield unobstructed, allowing Vyros to direct his army rapidly to close gaps in the line or capture critical ground, ensuring he is never outmaneuvered in battle.

Trollblood Trollkin Long Riders (5) Releasing Now!

Long riders gallop into battle as inexorably as the tide, riding thick-framed and powerfully muscled bison that pound the earth beneath thundering hooves as they charge to shatter enemy lines. The impact of these great steeds can send even titans tumbling back into the mud, all while the riders lay down deadly blows with their long-handled axes.


The Events Calendar lets up for no one and Mantic will be at shows all through January and February. Don’t miss out:

If for some reason you don’t get what you hoped for from Santa there’s always January to look forward to as Mantic have a whole host of events coming up.
18th January 2013 Season Opener – Confetti Creative Institute of Technology, Nottingham, UK 
Situated in the centre of Nottingham, we’re going to be kickstarting the 2013 Season with an awesome event in association with Confetti at the Antenna Building.

With representatives from Mantic, Confetti and Nottinghamshire gaming clubs Hammers ‘N’ Ales and FANG, this will be a whole evening of DreadBall gaming and we’d love for you to come down, meet us and play some games!

Play starts from 7pm right through to 11pm and drinks will be available from the bar. Let us know if you’re coming on Facebook.

20th January – The Outpost, Sheffield, UK 
“Our first event for this amazing game will be on the 20th of January 2013. Entry is £5.00. Mantic will be providing prize support alongside The Outpost with prizes being announced on the day.”

Full details see The Outpost Forum.

26th January – Copper Bowl, Enfield, UK 
To celebrate the Chinese New Year (the most widely celebrated holiday across the Universes) Surf Shack Games have teamed up with Mantic to bring you COPPER BOWL!

For full details see the listing on our Forum here!

26-28th January – Cancon 2013, Canberra, Australia 
There’ll be a DreadBall Demo event at Cancon 2013 – come and learn how to play!

27th January – Mini-con 2013, Gloucester, UK 
We’ll be demoing DreadBall at Mini-Con in Gloucester – come and see us!

2-3rd February – PAWS
PAWS are demoing DreadBall in Plymouth and there will be a large Kings of War demo ran by our Pathfinders too. Check out details here.

3rd February – Vapnartak – DreadBall Heat 1
10th February – Hammerhead – DreadBall Heat 2 

We’ll be at both Vapnartak and Hammerhead with the first official Mantic DreadBall Tournament of 2013. We’ll be holding a special DreadBall Heat at each event where the winners will be invited to an undisclosed location to play each other and determine who is the victor. Register on the day for the event at the Mantic Stand to participate!

Let us know on Facebook if you’re coming!

9-10th February – Clash of Kings UK Tournament
Clash of Kings UK is being held on the 9-10th November and will be held at theNorthwest Gaming Centre in Stockport.

We’ve already got a considerable number of players and we’re going to have some of the major fantasy tournament players at the event as well. It’s already set to be a great event but we want to turn it up to 11 – get your ticket here!

All of our events are listed on our Facebook – let us know if you’re coming!


GameLaunched, new crowdfunding platform for gamers

GameLaunched, LLC announcing the launch of a new crowdfunding website for gaming called GameLaunched. GameLaunched is not your typical crowdfunding site, for starters it’s exclusive to gaming. GameLaunched will offer developers a chance to raise money for all game genres. The team at GameLaunched wanted to create a platform that catered to gaming designers and developers, while adding feedback from past and present campaign creators that failed to raise funds on other sites.

GameLaunched created a Launch Crew, a panel of industry experts and gaming personalities will help select featured projects each month and maybe even provide some mentoring. Crowdfunding can be challenging, but a little guidance and mentoring can go a long way.

After games are successfully funded and developed, campaign creators can use GameLaunched as a marketplace to help sell and promote their games. We believe in continuing to support the efforts of the designers and developers who utilize GameLaunched to fund their game.

As a game funding site everything we do will focus on the gaming experience, so we added a little competition and incentive for users to our site. GameLaunched users can level up just like playing a game. We created XP points for every backing amount and when someone backs a project or shares a campaign on another social network site, they gain XP points. XP points accumulate to level up users while competing on our XP leaderboard. Users can even exchange XP points for merchandise in our marketplace.

GameLaunched will be accepting game campaign submissions starting 12/12/12 in both the US, and internationally. Game campaigns will go live on 1/1/13. For more information, visit our website at

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I'm Mad Dave one of the team's growing collection of tabletop gaming nerds. I was raised on a healthy diet of TV like Blake 7, Doctor Who and Star Trek with a side of sword and sorcery / sc-fi movies and a large dollop of board games like Cluedo, RISK and Hero Quest. You know your a gaming nerd if: You bring toy soldiers to work? You bring toy soldiers to work and you work has nothing to do with toy soldiers? Most of you jackets / coats have dice in one of the pockets? You hate throwing away packaging because you know it's actually a ruined building or field generator? You have a collection of old packaging? You can find something relevant to your hobby i.e. books, magazines, figures etc in almost every room in your house? I no I'm a nerd because I've done all of the above, how many of these made you smile and nod yes to?