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!

Ironwatch Magazine, Issue 52

cover_low.pngIssue 52 of the Ironwatch magazine is now available for your reading pleasure.

Please select any of the below links to view the Ironwatch Issue 52 pdf.

Issue 52 Google Docs Link (High Quality)

Issue 52 Dropbox Link (Low Quality)

Issue 52 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 52 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 17

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

 Advertisements 96

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     19

Augusta faces her punishment for reckless actions: to take her warband and enter the Star-Struck City…

 The Dwarven Windmill, by Peter—”Tek Thornisson” 36

Peter shows us how to make a stunning and electrified windmill terrain piece

The Order of Maurice, Episode 5, by Ben Stoddard 68

Our press-ganged thief clashes with the captain, as the deadly city begins to fray nerves and endanger all of their lives

 Road to the Rumble, Part 5, by David Reid 77

David goes over how the Redstone Rumble event transpired, and the rankings of the victors in Kings of War

Warpath, Project Pandora, Dreadball, and Deadzone:

Deadzone: The Cleansing Part 8, by Matthew Lindsay       81

While downloading the files, Augustus realizes he and the other enforcers may have stepped right into a trap

 

 

Ironwatch Magazine, Issue 51

cover.pngIssue 51 of the Ironwatch magazine is now available for your reading pleasure.

Please select any of the below links to view the Ironwatch Issue 51 pdf.

Issue 51 Dropbox Link (Low Quality)

Issue 51 Scribd Link (High Quality)

Issue 51 Google Docs 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 51 Feedback” discussion:

Ironwatch Issue 51 Feedback Discussion

Order a hard copy of Issue 51 Temporarily unavailable as we work on finishing up licensing for print-on-demand products


Table of Contents:

Iron Forge  6

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.

 Advertisements 93

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 4: Memories of a Nightmare, by Ben Stoddard    14

Jephraim is regaled by a dark tale, told by Captain Morticus as they shelter for the night

The Soulshard, by Ender Thompson 21

Mercenaries and dwarves face off against the forces of the Abyss, who seek to regain a lost artifact of power

Lords of the Dead, by Brad P. 41

Brad shows us how to make Undead Bosses for Dungeon Saga with the new Revenant and Apparition templates and abilities

Painting skeletons, by Guillaume Bertin 47

Guillaume shows how to paint Dungeon Saga’s Undead skeletons

Warpath, Project Pandora, Dreadball, and Deadzone:

How To Make Skulls, by Peter—”Tek Thornisson”         60

Peter shows us how he makes the decorative skulls and designs that decorate many of his terrain centerpieces

Deadzone: The Cleansing Part 7, by Matthew Lindsay 67

As the Plague fight elsewhere, Rylor and the Enforcers  search for the vital server, the unknown threat of Annika and her betrayal looms

Cheap Warpath Terrain, by Brad 82

Learn how to make quick and easy Warpath terrain using just a plastic sign and some cotton swabs

The GCPS, by Boz Androic 87

Boz provides a list of GCPS units you can use in your own games of Deadzone

Ironwatch Magazine, Issue 50

cover.pngIssue 50 of the Ironwatch magazine is now available for your reading pleasure.

Please select any of the below links to view the Ironwatch Issue 50 pdf.

Issue 50 Dropbox Link (Low Quality)

Issue 50 Scribd Link (High Quality)

Issue 50 Google Docs Link (High Quality)

Please note that due to Google’s image compression, the colors may look off on Google Docs, although we believe that issue has been corrected.

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 50 Feedback” discussion:

Ironwatch Issue 50 Feedback Discussion

Order a hard copy of Issue 50 Temporarily unavailable as we work on finishing up licensing for print-on-demand products


Table of Contents:

Iron Forge  6

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

The Mantic Calendar 19

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

 Advertisements 99

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 2: Nightmares in the Dark by Ben Stoddard    22

The captain has gone missing at the worst possible time, and groaning horrors now roam the streets

 Road to the Rumble part 4, by David Reid 28

The final post before the Rumble itself, David imparts some wisdom about double-checking and last-minute planning

 The Inquisition, Part 2, by Donn Turner and Alex Younger 32

Donn and Alex give us a set of fantastic Star-Struck City scenarios to use with your Inquisition warbands

 Kings of War Tournament Series and League, by Ken—”dunsforddownunder” 43

Ken lays out the history and success of their Kings of War League, one that ties together multiple tournaments for an ongoing competition

Twinhammer Brewery, by Peter—”Tek Thornisson” 46

Peter gives us a detailed rundown of how to  design his own Dwarven brewery

Warpath, Project Pandora, Dreadball, and Deadzone:

Deadzone: The Cleansing, Part 6, by Matthew Lindsay       79

Rylor is part of the squad now, as they sweep through the accursed settlement of Gamma Tau

How to Paint a Plague Stage 1, by Nicodemus Sandberg 96

Nicodemus shows us how to paint a stunning and fearsome Plague leader

A brief update

Hey everyone,

As I will be out of town for the next week and a half, the release of Issue 50 will not be until on or about October 6th/7th. I apologize for the delay, and thank you for your understanding as I work to get that issue replaced.

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Some of you may have noticed that the print version of Star-Struck City is unfortunately not available at the moment; Mantic has kindly contacted us regarding offering a purchaseable version, and due to legality issues we cannot offer the current print version without getting into trouble. As a result, we are taking it down for the time being, and amending the existing free download copies with a legal boilerplate that helps protect Mantic’s trademarks in Kings of War, and credits Alessio properly for creating such a great game in the first place!

However, the print version is not gone for good: I’m currently speaking with Matt Gilbert at Mantic, and working to make sure the cost of the print version would allow us to pay royalties in the proper fashion under a Mantic license! Ideally, this will become a reality in the very near future, and we can once again offer a print version for your personal use!

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One other aspect I am going to try and implement here following the release of Issue 50, is the development of an Ironwatch Team, communicating through Slack. Numerous people have contacted me over the years indicating an eagerness to help edit and proofread Ironwatch issues, but unfortunately this level of communication and back-and-forth iteration isn’t ideal on forums or email.

To work towards this, I am going to be opening a Slack channel, communicating with anyone interested in helping regarding submitted content, upcoming issue iterations, questions and formatting, Ironwatch Games development, and anything else we need. While I will try to make sure I reach out to anyone who expressed interest in helping before, if you’re interested, please contact us at ironwatchmagazine@gmail.com and let us know!

Thanks for tuning in, and Welcome to the Watch!

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