Ironwatch Magazine, Issue 58

coverIssue 58 of the Ironwatch magazine is now available for your reading pleasure.

Please select any of the below links to view the Ironwatch Issue 58 pdf.

Issue 58 Google Docs Link (High Quality)

Issue 58 Dropbox Link (Low Quality)

Note: The Dropbox links underwent a change on the 15th of March. This shouldn’t affect the Ironwatch links, but please let us know if you encounter any broken links!

Issue 58 Scribd Link (High Quality)

Due to bandwidth issues, Dropbox files have a lower resolution. They are still perfectly enjoyable online, but those of you printing your issues for home viewing might find the images more pixelated than preferred when printing.

Please submit any comments, criticisms, ideas, or inquiries about how you too can help contribute either here in the comments below, or at the following link to the Mantic Forums “Ironwatch Issue 58 Feedback” discussion:

Ironwatch Issue 58 Feedback Discussion

Ironwatch Issue 58 Hard Copy (They’re back!)


Table of Contents:

The Mantic Calendar          5

Learn what Mantic related events and tournaments are upcoming in your area.

Mantic Q&A Mailbag 7

The Mailbag has returned! Come see Mantic’s official responses to all of your burning questions you need answered!

Quarantine 9

Check out the newest release from Ironwatch Games: space fleet battles!

Advertisements 78

Our section where you can advertise your local Mantic game group or store for free!

Kings of War, Dungeon Saga, and Dwarf King’s Hold:

The Order of Maurice, Episode 10, by Ben Stoddard         10

The demon knows a secret about Morticus that shakes the captain to his core

The Might of Old: Part Three, by Vane Dolenc 16

The final installment, Vane has some amazing new Units, magic items, and spells for you to try out in Kings of War

Portal by Peter—”Tek Thornisson” 21

Peter shows us how to make a stunning diorama using a smartphone to create a swirling magical gateway

Warpath, Project Pandora, Dreadball, and Deadzone:

Ultraviolet Part 2, by Sebastian Pietrzak      63

The Corporation attempts to outwit the cunning Veer-myn, and use their instincts against them.

Survival of the Fastest, courtesy of Mantic Games 73

Mantic has kindly given us a chance to show off the rules they used at their most recent Mantic Open Day for their jetbike racing game

 

Ironwatch Magazine, Issue 57

cover.pngIssue 57 of the Ironwatch magazine is now available for your reading pleasure.

Please select any of the below links to view the Ironwatch Issue 57 pdf.

Issue 57 Google Docs Link (High Quality)

Issue 57 Dropbox Link (Low Quality)

Note: The Dropbox links underwent a change on the 15th of March. This shouldn’t affect the Ironwatch links, but please let us know if you encounter any broken links!

Issue 57 Scribd Link (High Quality)

Due to bandwidth issues, Dropbox files have a lower resolution. They are still perfectly enjoyable online, but those of you printing your issues for home viewing might find the images more pixelated than preferred when printing.

Please submit any comments, criticisms, ideas, or inquiries about how you too can help contribute either here in the comments below, or at the following link to the Mantic Forums “Ironwatch Issue 57 Feedback” discussion:

Ironwatch Issue 57 Feedback Discussion

Ironwatch Issue 57 Hard Copy (They’re back!)


Table of Contents:

Iron Forge  6

See the amazing array of top tier paintjobs from our team of professional-quality painters.

The Mantic Calendar 20

Learn what Mantic related events and tournaments are upcoming in your area.

Mantic Q&A Mailbag 24

The Mailbag has returned! Come see Mantic’s official responses to all of your burning questions you need answered!

Quarantine 27

Check out the newest release from Ironwatch Games: space fleet battles!

Advertisements 91

Our section where you can advertise your local Mantic game group or store for free!

Kings of War, Dungeon Saga, and Dwarf King’s Hold:

The Order of Maurice, Episode 9, by Ben Stoddard    28

A crucial decision comes as our hero must make a choice on who to trust

The Might of Old: Part Two, by Vane Dolenc 35

A collection and update from his previous articles, Vane has some amazing new Units, magic items, and spells for you to try out in Kings of War

The Wild Wood, by Donn Turner 40

Something is lurking in the woods, and it is more dangerous than a mere Elf

Obsidian Golems by Peter—”Tek Thornisson” 49

Peter shows us how to paint some awesome Obsidian Golems, and make a simple and serviceable movement tray

Warpath, Project Pandora, Dreadball, and Deadzone:

Ultraviolet Part 1 by Sebastian Pietrzak      72

A lone Veer-myn scout sees the unseen beauty of the battlefield as he scurries to complete his mission

Tutorial: Shipping Container, by Søren Emil Rosenhøj Bay 81

Søren shows us how to make this simple but effective piece of terrain

 

Ironwatch Annual, Year One

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We are pleased to announce the release of our first Ironwatch Annual, for Year One of the free Mantic Fanzine!

Started back in August of 2012, Ironwatch’s first year contained a variety of awesome content, and we’ve selected some of the cream of the crop for your reading enjoyment. Relive the exciting moments of Lazarus or the opening installment of Breach, learn about how to paint eyes on elves and craft your own Dwarven special weapons squad (complete with gore!), follow the adventures of the Weedy Elves and the excitement of the first Dreadball matches with A Word from Our Sponsors.

Please select any of the below links to view the Ironwatch Annual Year One pdf.

Annual Year One Google Docs Link (High Quality)

Annual Year One Dropbox Link (Low Quality)

Note: The Dropbox links underwent a change on the 15th of March. This shouldn’t affect the Ironwatch links, but please let us know if you encounter any broken links!

Annual Year One Scribd Link (High Quality)

Due to bandwidth issues, Dropbox files have a lower resolution. They are still perfectly enjoyable online, but those of you printing your issues for home viewing might find the images more pixelated than preferred when printing.

Please submit any comments, criticisms, ideas, or inquiries about how you too can help contribute either here in the comments below, or at the following link to the Mantic Forums “Ironwatch Annual Year One Feedback” discussion:

Ironwatch Annual Year One Feedback Discussion

Ironwatch Annual Year One Hard Copy (They’re back!)

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Ironwatch Magazine, Issue 56

cover.pngIssue 56 of the Ironwatch magazine is now available for your reading pleasure.

Please select any of the below links to view the Ironwatch Issue 56 pdf.

Issue 56 Google Docs Link (High Quality)

Issue 56 Dropbox Link (Low Quality)

Note: The Dropbox links underwent a change on the 15th of March. This shouldn’t affect the Ironwatch links, but please let us know if you encounter any broken links!

Issue 56 Scribd Link (High Quality)

Due to bandwidth issues, Dropbox files have a lower resolution. They are still perfectly enjoyable online, but those of you printing your issues for home viewing might find the images more pixelated than preferred when printing.

Please submit any comments, criticisms, ideas, or inquiries about how you too can help contribute either here in the comments below, or at the following link to the Mantic Forums “Ironwatch Issue 56 Feedback” discussion:

Ironwatch Issue 56 Feedback Discussion

Ironwatch Issue 56 Hard Copy (They’re back!)


Table of Contents:

Iron Forge  6

See the amazing array of top tier paintjobs from our team of professional-quality painters.

The Mantic Calendar 18

Learn what Mantic related events and tournaments are upcoming in your area.

Quarantine 23

Check out the newest release from Ironwatch Games: space fleet battles!

Unboxing The Walking Dead, by “D&E Miniatures and Board Games” and Donn Turner 24

Check out these preview pictures of the contents of a brand-new The Walking Dead: All-Out War game

Advertisements 91

Our section where you can advertise your local Mantic game group or store for free!

Kings of War, Dungeon Saga, and Dwarf King’s Hold:

The Order of Maurice, Episode 8, by Ben Stoddard    27

Our pressganged protagonist has been captured and tortured by a foul sorceress for all he knows

The Ironleaf Kin, by Judanas—”Ikiry0” 34

Judanas has an awesome Star-Struck City warband and Kings of War army for you to try

The Might of Old: Part One, by Vane Dolenc 45

A collection and update from his previous articles, Vane has some amazing new Units, magic items, and spells for you to try out in Kings of War

The Skull Crypt, by Peter—”Tek Thornisson” 50

Peter’s got a great walkthrough tutorial showing how to make your own Undead-themed terrain with a few leftover decorations

Guardians of the Sea, by Donn Turner         72

A brash young Elf seeks to join the illustrious Sea Guard, but first he must prove himself to his potential commander  

Warpath, Project Pandora, Dreadball, and Deadzone:

Ultrasonic Part 2, by Sebastian Pietrzak      81

The Veer-Myn have pressed the offensive, and even the tactical expertise of an Enforcer may not be enough to save them from the horde

 

Ironwatch Magazine, Issue 55

cover.pngIssue 55 of the Ironwatch magazine is now available for your reading pleasure.

Please select any of the below links to view the Ironwatch Issue 55 pdf.

Issue 55 Google Docs Link (High Quality)

Issue 55 Dropbox Link (Low Quality)

Note: The Dropbox links will be undergoing a change on the 15th of this month. This shouldn’t affect the Ironwatch links, but please let us know if you encounter any broken links!

Issue 55 Scribd Link (High Quality)

Due to bandwidth issues, Dropbox files have a lower resolution. They are still perfectly enjoyable online, but those of you printing your issues for home viewing might find the images more pixelated than preferred when printing.

Please submit any comments, criticisms, ideas, or inquiries about how you too can help contribute either here in the comments below, or at the following link to the Mantic Forums “Ironwatch Issue 55 Feedback” discussion:

Ironwatch Issue 55 Feedback Discussion

Our print copies are temporarily unavailable as we work on finishing up licensing for print-on-demand products


Table of Contents:

Iron Forge  5

See the amazing array of top tier paintjobs from our team of professional-quality painters.

The Mantic Calendar 13

Learn what Mantic related events and tournaments are upcoming in your area.

 Quarantine 16

Check out the newest release from Ironwatch Games: space fleet battles!

 The Walking Dead: All-Out War Showcase, by Andrew Schaffert 17

Andrew shows us his beautiful Walking Dead miniatures and custom terrain

 Advertisements 87

Our section where you can advertise your local Mantic game group or store for free!

Kings of War, Dungeon Saga, and Dwarf King’s Hold:

The Battle of Crowburg Grove, by “BAE”          24

Chikauq readies himself for battle against the foul greenskin armies

Clash of Kings Australia: Best Painted Army, by Ben Rantall 33

Come see Ben’s Abyssal Dwarf force, one of the best-painted Mantic armies in the world. Don’t  forget to check out his costume!

 At What Price, by Donn Turner 39

Two Inquisitors share a tale of their past, amongst the ruins of the cursed city

Warpath, Project Pandora, Dreadball, and Deadzone:

Ultrasonic Part 1, by Sebastian Pietrzak      48

 A squad of GCPS marines ventures to flush out a Veer-myn infestation

 Exham IV: Ironbreaker, by “redemption”         57

A desperate GCPS force attempt to hold off the howling hordes of plagued locals attempting to flee off-planet

Quarantine

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We’re proud to bring you the second Ironwatch Game: Quarantine!

Set on the fringes of civilized space, Deadzone and Warpath are games of futuristic battles fought among the ruins of human colonies against a variety of alien threats. Quarantine represents the actions of the spaceships orbiting above the shrouded worlds.

Quarantine is played with model ships on a battlefield that is represented by a gaming mat. As a player you will take command of a squadron of vessels manned by the elite of human and alien spacefarers. Each turn you decide which of your models to move and what they will do, advancing through space and shooting at your enemies.

This is game is based off of Deadzone, and focuses on the Containment Protocol operations in space. It is designed as a set of simple to play space combat rules based around the Mantic system and should therefore be easy for Deadzone players to learn and add seamlessly into their games. The original concept was to add an insertion scenario at the start of a Warpath or Deadzone campaign and end it with a daring escape from the planet, whether the team plays heroic Rebs, steely-eyed Marauders, profit hungry Forge Fathers or even the malevolent Plague leaders intent on spreading the Contagion beyond the worlds they had already infected. Naturally the Enforcers will try to protect the rest of mankind from the risk of the Plague, even if they have to kill a significant number of people to do so.

What we’re posting now is the basic rules; Behind the scenes, we’re working on a “deluxe”/full version complete with stories from Ironwatch issues, pictures, and art from artist Boris Samec. The deluxe version will also be available for free, and we’ll be putting up the deluxe version for printing off of Lulu at-cost if you would like a hard copy as well.

Can you man the helm and survive the enemies you’ll face in the unfeeling void?

Quarantine – Basic Rules, v1.0 as of 2/3/2017

Ironwatch Magazine, Issue 54

cover_low.pngIssue 54 of the Ironwatch magazine is now available for your reading pleasure.

Please select any of the below links to view the Ironwatch Issue 54 pdf.

Issue 54 Google Docs Link (High Quality)

Issue 54 Dropbox Link (Low Quality)

Issue 54 Scribd Link (High Quality)

Due to bandwidth issues, Dropbox files have a lower resolution. They are still perfectly enjoyable online, but those of you printing your issues for home viewing might find the images more pixelated than preferred when printing.

Please submit any comments, criticisms, ideas, or inquiries about how you too can help contribute either here in the comments below, or at the following link to the Mantic Forums “Ironwatch Issue 54 Feedback” discussion:

Ironwatch Issue 54 Feedback Discussion

Our print copies are temporarily unavailable as we work on finishing up licensing for print-on-demand products


Table of Contents:

Iron Forge  5

See the amazing array of top tier paintjobs from our team of professional-quality painters.

The Mantic Calendar 18

Learn what Mantic related events and tournaments are upcoming in your area.

Advertisements 87

Our section where you can advertise your local Mantic game group or store for free!

Kings of War, Dungeon Saga, and Dwarf King’s Hold:

Lonewolf Tournament of Texas, by Mark Cox 22

Details and stories for an upcoming tournament, and events of previous years

The Order of Maurice Episode 7, by Ben Stoddard 26

Morticus reveals the story of where he came from

Lapse of Vigilance, by William Buchanan 35

The Green Lady’s story of her involvement in the breaking of the mirror

Gaming On Your Kitchen Table, by Donn Turner 48

Learn how to make quick and space-efficient board tiles for easy gaming

Warpath, Project Pandora, Dreadball, and Deadzone:

Deadzone: Session Report, by Tas Stacey 51

Tas walks through their experiences playing with Veer-myn over several games

Deadzone: The Cleansing Part 10, by Matthew Lindsay 49

The thrilling conclusion to the series, too good to spoil here!

A Brief Update

A quick update on our upcoming non-regular-issue content!

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As the response to our poll has indicated people are looking more for a curated list of content than an all-inclusive collage of the first year’s articles, we’ll be working to refine and find the best possible options for you readers out there!

However, this will slightly delay the planned release of the Year One Annual to next month. Instead, we’ll be looking to get the Basic Rules version of Quarantine out before the next issue of Ironwatch, as our editors have already looked over the rules and we’re ready to move to the next step!

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Thanks for tuning in, and please be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!

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Ironwatch Magazine, Issue 53

cover_reg.pngIssue 53 of the Ironwatch magazine is now available for your reading pleasure.

Please select any of the below links to view the Ironwatch Issue 53 pdf.

Issue 53 Google Docs Link (High Quality)

Issue 53 Dropbox Link (Low Quality)

Issue 53 Scribd Link (High Quality)

Due to bandwidth issues, Dropbox files have a lower resolution. They are still perfectly enjoyable online, but those of you printing your issues for home viewing might find the images more pixelated than preferred when printing.

Please submit any comments, criticisms, ideas, or inquiries about how you too can help contribute either here in the comments below, or at the following link to the Mantic Forums “Ironwatch Issue 52 Feedback” discussion:

Ironwatch Issue 53 Feedback Discussion

Our print copies are temporarily unavailable as we work on finishing up licensing for print-on-demand products


Table of Contents:

Iron Forge  5

See the amazing array of top tier paintjobs from our team of professional-quality painters.

The Mantic Calendar 7

Learn what Mantic related events and tournaments are upcoming in your area.

 Advertisements 71

Our section where you can advertise your local Mantic game group or store for free!

Kings of War, Dungeon Saga, and Dwarf King’s Hold:

The War Journal of Sister Superior Augusta, by Alex Younger     10

Continuing the tale, Augusta and her warband make the voyage to the cursed city of Perditus

The Order of Maurice, Episode 6, by Ben Stoddard 29

Jephraim and the rest of the crew are beset by demons on all sides

 International Campaign Day, by Kris Kapsner 34

Learn how to help participate in the biggest worldwide Kings of War event in history

Warpath, Project Pandora, Dreadball, and Deadzone:

Martians in the Deadzone, by Shane Knerl         39

Shane goes over his impressions on the prototype Martians list for Deadzone in an array of brief battle reports

 Deadzone: The Cleansing Part 9, by Matthew Lindsay 49

The Enforcers flee for their lives as the Plague attack from all sides. Will the fire support they need arrive in time?

 

Update for Issue 53, Ironwatch Annual Year One, and Dropbox

Hey everyone,

Just a quick update for the upcoming Issue 53, our first Annual for Year One, and upcoming changes to Dropbox and Dropbox file viewing.

Issue 53

Due to being out of town, the release of Issue 53 will be delayed until around the 7th of January. We have a lot of great content planned, but it will just be coming in a smidge later than normal in order to ensure you’re getting a quality issue to sit back and enjoy!

Ironwatch Annual – Year One

We’re incredibly excited to announce that the Ironwatch Annual – Year One will be releasing in January! We’re currently assembling the rough draft, and it’s going like an absolute dream due to changes in our process for assembling the Annual from old issues. As soon as our editorial staff has looked through the rough draft and we’ve cleaned it up properly, we’ll be releasing it as a 740-page monster of a document!

Dropbox

Recent changes in Dropbox means that in the new year, starting in March, you won’t be able to view the Dropbox files unless you are logged into a Dropbox account. This change will affect both upcoming as well as past issues. We apologize for the inconvenience, and would strongly recommend checking out the Google Doc link for future and past issues in order to get the best viewing experience, as Scribd can also present barriers to some folks who aren’t logged in due to their sharing/viewing format.

Thanks for reading, and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!