The Walking Dead Here’s Negan Boardgame from Mantic Games

Wargame Manufacture Mantic Games hit gold when they launched The Walking Dead All Out War Skirmish Game. Growing their take on the Walking Dead comic book world they have chosen to develop Skybound Entertainment’s stand alone Here’s Negan comic.

Reputation is everything as you experience the untold story of how Negan and the Saviours cleared the Sanctuary.

In Here’s Negan the board game, each player takes on the role of one of Negan’s ambitious lieutenants. To win the favor of their despotic leader, Sherry, Dwight, Laura, John and Tara must help clear the ‘Sanctuary’ of deadly Walkers. Danger lurks around every corner, however it’s not always the Walkers that pose the biggest threat…

Heres Negan - Negan Miniature Mantic Games
Heres Negan – Negan Miniature Mantic Games

Work together to clear the claustrophobic corridors of the abandoned factory, but that’s only part of the mission. You must also do whatever it takes to gain Negan’s respect and players ‘win’ by earning the most ‘Reputation Points’.

The in game miniatures are in scale with the Walking Dead All Out War skirmish game, so you can have some extra miniatures to use in that game also.

The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game is our most successful retail product ever and we’re delighted to be working with Skybound Entertainment to explore this untold chapter of Negan’s history,” said Ronnie Renton, CEO Mantic Games. “Here’s Negan is a totally unique game that sees players working together but also gives them the opportunity to screw over their teammates to impress Negan. It’s co-operative and competitive so you’ll need to watch your back!”

Pre order is available here and if you pre-order before November 19th 2018 to receive pre-order exclusive free cards to use Dwight, Laura, John, Tara, and Sherry as survivors in The Walking Dead: All Out War

 

Here's Negan boardgame box contents
Here’s Negan boardgame box contents

The Walking Dead: All Out War Wave 4 Made To Suffer

The Maggie, Prison Defender Booster Miniatures.

The Waking Dead Table Top Game – All Out War’sWave Four will be with us soon. In fact, you can pre-order now from the Mantic website or your local game store. This wave tells the story of Rick’s ill-fated encounter with the tyrannical Brian Blake – also known as The Governor.

In the Made to Suffer expansion, you’ll find a whole host of new scenarios, objectives, a new map and a cardboard counter of the infamous tank driven by the Governor!

In addition to Night Time Battles, New Scenarios and Special Objectives the factions and alignments have been given a big tweak allowing for large scale battles.

At the moment the game includes the following factions:

  • Rick’s Group
  • Woodbury Army
  • The Hilltop
  • The Kingdom
  • The Saviors
  • No symbol – Neutral (can be taken by anyone)

These factions are indicated by a symbol on a character’s survivor card. As you would expect in the Walker-strewn streets of Atlanta, allegiances are hard to come by. As a result, there’s a special table to show whether Survivors are automatic allies (grey), trusted allies (green), tenuous allies (amber) or enemies (red).

Once you’ve put your gang together, it’s time for war! Unlike a typical game, these battles are not about resource-gathering, or even clearing out Walkers, but instead hinge on bad blood, revenge and displays of power. To win a game you must take out your opposition. Add up the points values – including Equipment – of all the models you killed, and work out the difference.

 

 

Who Are Centesis Pharmaceuticals And What Is Their New Product?

Centesis Pharmaceuticals Two Month Long Christmas Party Dates Announced

22nd November 2017: Centesis, the world leaders in regenerative genetic treatment and healthcare are holding a two month long Christmas party like no other at their Reading Research facility. This will run from 2nd December to 27th January. There is a highly confidential presentation of a new product which they believe has the power to revolutionise human life as we know it. They are placing the publication of our discovery in your hands. They trust that you will respect company policy and only publicise this after the product has gone through testing. Expect the unexpected. Nothing will prepare you for what you are about to see. After all, a party organised by DEAD wacky masterminds is never a traditional office party.

So why are we blithering on about a Pharma company? Well as you have may have guessed (if you have seen the images) this is all in relation to ZOMBIES.

Zombie experience days from Zed Events no less. These guys have terrified over 40,000 victims since their launch 5 years ago will lay on ‘full immersion’ zombie survival events in an 250,000 Sqft abandoned shopping mall for the holiday season. Each event in their Reading facility is an adrenaline and blood soaked survival horror event like no other. From arrival, the thrill seeker will be part of an unfolding story that will play out in real time.

A Zed Events experience is like being in a film, except you are not acting. The fear will be real. This is what is meant by ‘Full Immersion.’ The team use movie quality Special Effects, weapons and props (provided by Hollywood SFX artists) to achieve something that is unrivaled in live survival horror. This will be something that you will never forget. You simply turn up and take part. Everything is taken care and provided for you, you just need to survive. Sounds easy, right?

Over 16 and can get to Reading? Check out the video below and you can book your experience here: Zed Events Zombie Xmas Event

Kings of War: Vanguard

Kings of War: Vanguard is a Skirmish game from Mantic Games (Who make Deadzone, Kings Of War and The Walking Dead Miniatures Games).

Mantic wanted something that would compliment their existing Kings of War range and also provide a starting point for those looking to start their own Kings of War army. (Like Me).

This is a good thing as not everyone has time or space for a sprawling 2-3 hour game of large format combat. A one hour skirmish game is great, played on a smaller area.

The format is looking to be skilled warriors, along with a few supporting troops, rather than the more typical rank and flank.

Skirmishes are also looking to feed into larger games:
“It was also clear how these battles could feed into larger games of Kings of War too. So if you play a game of Vanguard in which the objective is to light beacons to show the way, in Kings of War you’ll be able to deploy your troops in a more advantageous position. Likewise, the scenarios can go the other way too, so you start with a big battle and then play a game of Vanguard in which you loot the corpses. Of course, Vanguard can be played independently of Kings of War and there will be a full campaign mode.” – Rob Burman, Mantic

Kings of War: Vanguard Fluff

Mantica is a world ravaged by war, a constant fight for land and resources, or prestige and power. The borders of countries wax and wane like the phases of the moon. The sound of mighty armies marching to war echoes throughout the land.

But wars can be won before the first arrows have been fired, or sword has smashed against sword. Small warbands of hardened warriors clash in desperate struggles to gain the tactical advantage before the battle lines are drawn. These are the bloody skirmishes before the war, where warriors become legends.

Kings of War: Vanguard will be launching on Kickstater soon.

Vanguard Character Cards

Vanguard will feature character cards that include all the stats you’ll need to play. Each of the heroes, special characters and warriors will come with their own cards, giving players a great reference during the game. When you’re playing a campaign, we’ll also be making a roster sheet, so you can track upgrades/new abilities/xp.

Kings Of War Vanguard Stat Card

Vanguard Character Cards Key

NAME – if they’re a named character, this will be their name, e.g. Grekle Cacklemaster, or if they’re a standard miniature it’ll be the name of the unit.
RACE/TYPE – first up you can see what Race the model is. The model’s Race is also a keyword that may interact with other rules, e.g. a unit could receive a bonus when attacking a Race they particularly despise. Next, models will be one (or more) of the following Types: Grunt, Warrior, Support, Command, Spellcaster, and Large. Type is important when building a Warband and, once again, the Type is a keyword that may interact with other rules.
POINTS – this is how many points it costs to add the model to your warband.
STATS – this is where you can find all the stats for the model.
Speed (SP)

This value shows the distance the model can move in inches.

Ranged (Ra)

This is the target number the model needs to roll to hit a target when using a Ranged attack, typically as part of a Shoot or Cast action.

Melee (Me)

This is the target number the model needs to roll to hit an opponent when making a Melee attack.

Armour (Ar)

This is the target number a model needs to roll to avoid taking damage and suffering wounds.

Nerve (Ne)

This is the target number for any Nerve tests the model needs to take. This will come into play if the Warband is broken or if something unnerving happens.

Wounds (Wn)

This shows the number of wounds the model can suffer before it is removed from play as a casualty. The larger the number, the more resilient (or stupid!) the model is.

Height (H)

The height of a model affects how it interacts with other models and terrain for line of sight and visibility of targets.

5. SPECIAL RULES – here you can see any special rules the model has. Some of these will be similar to those seen in Kings of War, while others will be completely new.

6. POWER DICE – this indicates how many Power Dice the model generates. The Power Dice work a little like the Command Dice in Deadzone and we’ll have a closer look at Power Dice in a future blog.

7. RANGED & MELEE – this shows how many D8s the model rolls during combat. That’s right, we’ll be using D8s for Vanguard, rather than standard D6s. Even better we’ve got exploding D8s during combat to help create some crazy cinematic moments.

8. EQUIPMENT – equipment will play a large part in Vanguard, as warbands uncover and buy new items during a campaign. Some models will come equipped with weapons/items as standard and they’ll be listed here.

9. SPELLS – spellcasters will have their spells listed here. We’ll be expanding the number of spells available, compared to Kings of War. Also, you may notice it says (short) after the spell name. Just like Deadzone, models will be able to perform two short actions or one long action. Some spells will be long actions, while others will be short. What’s more you’ll be able to boost spells to make them more powerful. As spellcasters gain experience in a campaign, they will also get the chance to learn new spells from an advanced spellbook or faction-specific magic.

10. SPECIAL ABILITIES and RULES – if the model has any special abilities they’ll be listed here. Special Abilities use the Power Dice mentioned earlier, so we’ll go into specifics in a future blog.

Kings of War: Vanguard Power Dice

The Dice are as follows red – weakest, white – slightly better and blue –best. These dice come with differing amounts of stars on (up to a maximum of three) to represent the amount of successes rolled.

The Power Dice are an integral part of Vanguard that really help to create those cinematic and exciting moments you expect to see in a skirmish game

A Bit About Vanguard Combat

Combat system relies on D8!

Starting on point 7 of the stat card above.

Once we’d settled on D8s, we deliberated about whether or not the number 8 should ‘explode’ when rolled. Ultimately we decided that the opportunity to go into ‘overdrive’ by rolling 8s fitted nicely with the idea of individuals going all out for victory. It also helped to create those cinematic moments that you’ll end up talking about after games. ‘Remember, that time the goblin took out an Earth Elemental after rolling six 8s?’ It may be extremely unlikely, but all us goblin lovers can dream.

Anyway, going back to the stat card. Firstly you’ll check the range or melee attack stat to see how many D8s you’ll be rolling. Next up, check the ‘Ra’ or ‘Me’ stat for the target number you’ll need to roll. Any successes count as potential hits against your opponent. Finally your opponent rolls the number of dice equal to the potential hits and is trying to equal or exceed the ‘Ar’ statistic. This gives the defending player the opportunity to add some extra dice using any spare Power in order to keep their most valuable units alive!

Rob Burman – Mantic Games

The defending player can also retaliate against the attack – immediately – cool, as you would wouldn’t you.

Gallery Of Random Vanguard Unit Art Work

The Walking Dead: All Out War Wave Three – Skirmish Game.

Producers of the amazing The Walking Dead: All Out War Skirmish Game, Mantic Games have revealed details of the Wave 3 Character booster packs.

The Walking Dead: All Out War is a miniatures game of fast-paced, head-to-head skirmish game set in the iconic world of The Walking Dead comic books.

You can buy The Walking Dead Game from your FLGS or online retailers like Element Games or Amazon.

The Walking Dead:Safety Behind Bars!

The Walking Dead Prison Grounds Play Mat
The Walking Dead Prison Grounds Play Mat

In this expansion, Rick and the other Atlanta survivors travel from Hershel’s Farm to the Meriwether County Correctional Facility.

For the first time in The Walking Dead, you’ve now got to fight the Walkers in the claustrophobic confines of a map with an interior! Though many players have been using buildings to date.

Armored Walkers are introduced. These are prison guards in riot gear turned, so they are extra tough.

The Safety Behind Bars expansion contains four new survivors, Dexter, Axel, Andrew and Thomas this coupled with new equipment cards (Tear Gas Grenade, Riot Helmet, Riot Shield, Riot Gear, Riot Baton) make this the toughest expansion yet.

Then there are the Wave 3 character boosters.

Maggie, Prison Defender Booster

The Maggie, Prison Defender Booster Miniatures.
The Maggie, Prison Defender Booster Miniatures.

The Maggie, Prison Defender Booster comes with models for her and her sisters, Susie & Rachel, and an extra walker.

Maggie has grown and this is shown in her new stats. Her previous card’s ability Survival Instinct, which allowed her to choose the preferred of two panic dice, has been upgraded to Faithful Unto Death. She will now never panic as long as Glenn is alive and on the board. With Steadying Influence, Maggie is also able to control the threat level, rolling 1 White Dice when making a Hold Your Nerve action, reducing it by that much. Both of these combined can help your groups of survivors keep their cool in those tense late-game turns.

Her melee attacks have an added red dice, bringing her up to two, while her shooting has been upgraded from a red dice to a white dice. While her health has also gone up to five and all of these upgrades have only cost 6pts more than her previous incarnation.

Glenn, Prison Defender Booster

Glenn Prison Guard - The Walking Dead Skirmish Game
Glenn Prison Guard

Clearing out the prison is a dangerous job, so Glenn is equipped to deal with the Walkers in his Riot Gear! However, he’s not the only one with a little bit of extra protection, and the Walker is also protected by armour also.

Alongside Glenn, the booster also includes Wes, one of The Governor’s henchmen from Woodbury. Although on paper Wes appears to be a little useless, the Adrenaline Junkie ability could make him useful in the later stages of the game… if he manages to survive that is!

Game is produced by Mantic Games – You can find them online HERE.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Comes To DVD and Blu Ray in the UK

The Walking Dead Series 2 - Click To preorder Series 2 DVD

ON BLU-RAY? AND DVD FROM 27TH AUGUST 2012

The end of civilization was just the beginning for Rick Grimes and the other survivors. As the fight to stay alive intensifies and personal rivalries continue to fuel, the group struggles to hold on to their humanity in a time where slim chances are all that is left.

Including UK Exclusive Character Profiles Bonus Feature

The second installment of the post-apocalyptic, smash hit TV series follows police officer Grimes as he continues to lead a group of survivors in the midst of a zombie epidemic.? As the group struggle to retain their humanity whilst the world implodes around them, personal rivalries are brought to the fore in a world overrun with the walking dead…

Armed with all-new special featurettes as well as deleted scenes, the new release promises to take viewers even deeper into the desperate world of The Walking Dead with a series of exclusive extras, including insights from the cast. Viewers can also hear directly from Executive Producer Glen Mazzara in the special optional deleted scenes commentary, learn more about the special effects and wardrobe and enjoy UK exclusive bonus character profiles.

The Walking Dead has received widespread critical acclaim since it debuted in 2010 and reigns as the most watched drama series on basic cable for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in the USA. The series has garnered an Emmy? Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up and a Golden Globe? Award nomination for Best Television Series ? Drama, among other accolades.? Critics have heralded the series as ?the most suspenseful show on any network? (Boston Herald) and ?the greatest thriller ever produced for television? (Entertainment Weekly).? The Walking Dead airs first on FX in the UK and season three will premiere this autumn.

The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Starring Andrew Lincoln as Rick James, Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes; Laurie Holden as Andrea; Steven Yeun as Glenn; Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon; Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale, Chandler Riggs as Carl; Lauren Cohan as Maggie; Scott Wilson as Hershel; Iron E. Singleton as T-Dog and Melissa McBride as Carol. The series is executive produced by Glen Mazzara, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and David Alpert with Greg Nicotero as co-executive producer.

Experience the nerve-racking thrills of a season whose finale was watched by a record-breaking 9 million US viewers as Rick Grimes and his family and friends fight to survive in a world fraught with dangers where they must overcome their differences in order to stay alive.

The Walking Dead Season 2 UK Bonus Features

Featurettes

????????? All The Guts Inside

????????? Live Or Let Die

????????? The Meat Of The Music

????????? Fire On Set

????????? The Ink Is Alive

????????? The Sound Of The Effects

????????? In The Dead Water

????????? You Could Make A Killing

????????? She Will Fight

????????? The Cast On Season 2

????????? Wardrobe of The Walking Dead

Deleted Scenes

Deleted scenes from the following episodes (with optional Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Glen Mazzara)

????????? “What Lies Ahead”

????????? “Save The Last One”

????????? “Secrets”

????????? “Pretty Much Dead Already”

????????? “Nebraska”

????????? “Judge, Jury, Executioner”

????????? “Better Angels”

????????? “Beside The Dying Fire”

UK Exclusive Bonus Feature

Character Profiles

RELEASE INFORMATION

Talking Dead ? Cast to Meet Fans at Birmingham Comic Con

Fans of The Walking Dead are in for a zombielicious treat at the MCM Birmingham Comic Con with stars Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride and Madison Lintz all confirmed for the 31 March – 1 April show.

Chandler plays Carl Grimes, the son of Kentucky police officer Rick and his wife Lori, in AMC?s hit TV series based on Robert Kirkman?s Eisner Award-winning zombie apocalypse comics. Meanwhile Melissa plays Carol Peletier, wife of abusive bully Ed, and Madison plays their 12-year-old daughter Sophia.

Currently on its second season with a third already confirmed, The Walking Dead has met with critical acclaim as well as public success, scooping an Emmy and being nominated for Best Television Drama Series at the Golden Globes and Best New Series at the Writers Guild of America Awards.

Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride and Madison Lintz will be meeting fans at the MCM Birmingham Comic Con on the weekend of 31 March – 1 April. The brand new Birmingham Comic Con will run alongside the long-established Memorabilia show at the NEC ? there?s no need to choose between them, though, as ticket holders for either event will have access to the other show free of charge!

To buy tickets to the MCM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia Birmingham, visit: https://www.mcmexpostore.com/store/

For more about MCM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia Birmingham, visit: http://www.birminghamcomiccon.com/ and http://www.memorabilia.co.uk/

The Walking Dead Series 2

The Walking Dead Series 2 - Click To preorder Series 2 DVD
I have been playing catchup with The Walking Dead Series 2 and I am pleased to say it is still exceeding expectations.

I must admit after the first season I was worried about the longevity of a Zombie TV series, but now (personally 4 episodes into the new series) I am actually seeing that this is becoming more of a soap opera against a Zombie Apocalypse background than a shoot’em up, same each episode series with a peril of the week.

The characters are developing well. All of which have their quirks but the series spaces itself from the common stereotypes from Zombie Movies.

The program does shock, but not usually from the walking dead themselves. Suggestions of the horror of what has gone on hang heavy (like a blood and gore splattered child car seat) more than the occasional onscreen devouring of the living.

From the cast of characters one by far has shown the most development and become the most likable. That is ‘Redneck with a Crossbow’ Daryl played by Norman Reedus (who’s other genre credits include Blade II and Pandorum).

So The walking Dead has proved it can keep me interested for 10 episodes and I now have a lot more faith that it will keep my interest well into season 3.

PS – my only real problem in the series is that the Zombies are runners and not shamblers.

October 2010 London Zombie Walk

London Zombie Walk
London Zombie Walk

London, UK ? October 26, 2010 ? Today commuters across the globe were cowering behind their briefcases as hordes of zombies took over 25 major worldwide cities.

The global attack was orchestrated to mark the worldwide release of The Walking Dead, a new TV series which see its UK premiere on FX Friday, November 5th at 10pm.

London commuters were shocked to see the zombies crossing Millennium Bridge, dragging their decomposed bodies along Southbank, terrifying traffic on Westminster Bridge and finally venturing down to the depths of the London Underground.

Taking direction from The Walking Dead?s legendary make-up artist Greg Nicotero, swarms of local zombies consecutively took over major cities worldwide during a 24 hour period and were centred in and around the world?s major landmarks. The invasion kicked off in Taipei and spread across cities including Hong Kong, Dubai, Istanbul, Rome, Madrid, Buenos Aires and New York City with Los Angeles as its final stop.

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Similar to a theatrical film release and unheard of within the TV industry, the international debut of The Walking Dead follows just days behind the show?s US premiere Sunday, October 31st on Fox International Channels. The Walking Dead will launch to 250 million households in 120 countries in 33 languages all within the same week.

The Walking Dead, AMC?s original series, is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Kirkman serves as an executive producer on the project and three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) serves as writer, director and executive producer. Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as executive producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as executive producer. Charles ?Chic? Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serves as executive producer.

The stunt is also happened in the following cities:

Taipei, Taiwan
Hong Kong
Dubai, UAE
Istanbul, Turkey
Sofia, Bulgaria
Belgrade, Serbia
Madrid, Spain
Rome, Italy
Johannesburg, S. Africa
London, UK
Lisbon, Portugal
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Santiago, Chile
Caracas, Venezuela
Bogota, Colombia
Mexico City, Mexico
Guatemala city, Guatemala
New York City, US
Washington DC, US

Boston, US

Chicago, US

San Francisco, US

Los Angeles, US