KMANT Studio 1 Nearing Completion


Wait a minute… a studio?!? Is that like the studio in Sons of Anarchy?

Err, not quite, ours will definitely have less bikers hanging about and hopefully less naked people in too. The plan is to offer you news, reviews, how to play and general hobby related content in video as well as written form from now on. The coming months should bring some exciting times for KMANT and we hope you’ll come with us for the ride!

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Deadzone – Painting The Plague


Scifi has always won over fantasy for me. I think I like the guns, aliens,vehicles and the scope for a bigger conflict over an entire solar system. With scifi I never feel limited either, if you want a new battlefield you just swap worlds, changing forest for jungle, or low tech ruins for ultra modern cityscapes.

So when Deadzone hit Kickstarter I waded in… deep. I’ve been a big fan of Mantic since Dreadball and Deadzone was even more like my kind of game! Initially the Enforcers were my faction of choice, but over the course of the Kickstarter part of me started to feel the lure of the Plague. I painted my first set of them fairly quickly. With such small forces there really wasn’t an excuse for fielding unpainted figures and I just wanted to get them on the table

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Zombicide Compendium #1


This is a hardbacked A4 sized 92 page book that comprises of 31 new scenarios, 2 mini-campaigns and a designers note on meta-gaming for fun. They’ve been designed by not only the staff at Guillotine Games, but also by various members of the public as part of a contest.

Of the 2 mini-campaigns that were created, 1 was done as a reward for those that backed the game on Kickstarter, Switch City, while the other, Boomtown, was created specifically for this compendium. The various scenarios range in difficulty from easy, to medium, to hard and are an extremely varied collection, some being quite carefully thought through, while others are fun, but seem a little thrown together.

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Guild Ball Pitch’ing and Moaning


Staying with the theme of crowdfunding, Steamforged Games took a step towards redemption today with an update on their Guild Ball play mat.

Guild Ball was funded on Kickstarter and fair do’s to them the miniatures that turned up are great. The game is kind of a cross between a skirmish battle and a Blood Bowl style sports experience, with teams from various Guilds playing a violent form football.

So you’ve got some brutal looking manics ready to play ball, now you need a pitch right? Cue the Indiegogo campaign to give us game mats to play on.

Sounds ok so far, what happened next?

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Fireteam Zero – A Kickstarter of Heroic Baddassery


One of the companies I think are nailing Kickstarter at the moment are Emergent Games. The product in question is Fireteam Zero, a game described as “a fast and furious cooperative boardgame of brutal squad tactics versus a relentless onslaught of horrifying foes.”

A lot of Kickstarters are teases. They get you all excited at the time and you’re shoving money in their under… oh wait, sorry that was some thing else… what was I talking about? Ah right, yes, Kickstarters.

So what is it I think they’re doing right?

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Games Day 26/04/2015


Here’s some photos from the Guerrilla Gamers UK mini games day  held at Coffee at 37. It was a brilliant day, with great friends new and old and we got a great selection of games in.

We started off with some Star Wars X-Wing Hunger Games action. Alliances were made as we all headed for the rumble in the middle and the chance to grab some loot. Shots were fired and it didn’t take long for ships to start dropping. The final victory, in true Hunger Games style, went to 2 tributes, Mark Jones and Paul Anderson, who both blew each to bits!

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Vampire Hunters on Kickstarter


Dark Gate Games hits Kickstarter with their vampire slaying game.

A cooperative boardgame for 1-4 players, which at 1st glance looks a bit like Blade meets Zombicide… where do I sign up?!?

Take the role of a hunter against vampires!

Players must work together to complete 10 different missions, with 10 different maps (made using the included modular maps tiles), using many powerful weapons and their special abilities. 

Stay together to increase your attack and defense strength, be precise, be strong, but most of all be fast, because the night is coming.

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X-Wing Wave 7 Sighted


As Prince Vultan would say, Wave 7… diiiiive!

The 1st wave 7 pics are out and like a moisture farmer choosing droids, the community is giving them a mixed reception.

The pics surfaced at the Star Wars Celebration in California, where Fantasy Flight have previewed the 4 ship line up:
For Rebels: the K-wing
For Scum & Villainy: the Hounds Tooth and the Kihraxz fighter
For the Empire: the TIE-Punisher

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Neon Sanctum on Kickstarter


Having recently backed FAITH: the Sci-fi RPG, I’m liking the look of this new breed of card/rpg hybrids.

Neon Sanctum is a card based RPG set in a unique world where the post apocalypse and cyberpunk collide. This world takes inspiration from films such as Blade Runner, Dredd and Ghost in the Shell as well as games such as videogames such as Shadowrun Returns and The Last of Us.

Cards are used to represent all the things players would expect in a traditional roleplaying game (RPG). A character’s skills, their cybernetic implants, their equipment and even the enemies they meet are all brought to life with beautiful cards.

The game uses a fixed deck distribution model where the players receive all the cards they need to play the game. There is no random element, but the game is modular so new cards can be released as fixed sets and slot into your game easily.

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