Saturday just gone saw me attend Mantics open day. This was the first of these events I had attended and as the majority of my friends were at Warhammer World on a Blood Bowl Tourney I was on my own (que sympathy) anyway I arrived nice and early and ended up chatting to Ronnie Renton about the Walking Dead miniatures gave over a bacon butty! Ronnie also ran back inside and got some of the production plastics of the miniatures that will be released and I have to say they are immense. I am a huge fan of the comic book and these minis are just the perfect embodiment of the comic characters.
The doors finally opened and somehow I was lucky enough to receive 2 of the exclusive Teraton Shock Trooper minis for Deadzone - which the open day was primarily showing off in its second edition.
I bought Deadzone first time round but wasn't that've enamoured with it but I got to play a couple of demos which led to me buying the new box set (just can't resist the shiny)
I took part in the painting comp, speed painting a stage 3A plague troop thingy. Not a bad result I think but nothing compared to a few other of the entries.
A couple of Mantic pathfinders were running a Deadzone scenery contest where you got a bag full of bits and had to build something cool. This was tons of fun and the amount of different builds were superb. Unfortunately I forgot to take pics. Even better though is that you got to keep the scenery you built. Cheers Mantic.
After a demo of the Walking Dead (brilliant game and can't wait to get my Kickstarter stuff) I sat in on a seminar/Q & A session about the Walking Dead game and got to find out about the production details and spoke with Mark Latham about how the rules were put together.
Overall a very good day out.
|Kings of War|
|Deadzone Demo Board|
|Deadzone Demo Board 2|
|My Painting Comp Entry|
|Painted versions of the Walking Dead Miniatures|
|The Walking Dead Plastic Minis - these are identical to what will be retail|