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Hello, TechRaptor readers! Here’s what you may have missed in the world of tabletop wargaming over the last week.

First up is Mantic Games’ recent announcement concerning the second season for their futuristic sports game Dreadball going up on Kickstarter. The next iteration of Dreadball features an improved rule set based on player feedback, two new teams (Draconis All-Stars and Ninth Moon Tree Sharks), and two Kickstarter exclusive coaches. The Kickstarter campaign has 12 days left and has blown past its $80,0900 USD funding goal, sitting at over $123,000 as of this writing.

Image courtesy of Mantic Games

Image courtesy of Mantic Games

Games Workshop announced pre-orders for both the Shattered Dominion Realm of Battle board and base sets. The board and bases are set amongst the war-torn ruins of the Mortal Realms and will make an excellent way to add a unique flair to your Warhammer: Age of Sigmar armies. The company also announced the release of several Start Collecting! boxes as well. The Ironjawz, Stormcast Eternals, Sylvaneth, Khorne Bloodbound, and Flesh-Eater Courts starter boxes will be available in stores on July 30th.

Both Games Workshop and Corvus Belli released FAQs for the General’s Handbook and Infinity respectively. The General’s Handbook FAQ covers a small amount of player related questions and a handful of corrections. The Infinity FAQ is a bit more in-depth, covering questions and issues brought up after the release of their recent Human Sphere expansion.

Steamforged Games now has several additional mascots available for their Guild Ball teams. Naja, Strongbox, Tentacles, and Truffles are now available for the Hunters, Union, Fisherman’s, and Butcher’s Guilds respectively. The miniatures are available in both resin and metal directly from the Guild Ball store and should be available in your FLGS soon.

Image courtesy of Privateer Press

Image courtesy of Privateer Press

Privateer Press recently released a resculpt of the Khador Behemoth Heavy Warjack. The new model (code PIP 33121) replaces the previous version of the model (code PIP33036), which is no longer available from Privateer Press. The new Behemoth is a resin and white metal model and will be released on July 27th retailing for $69.99 USD.

And finally, Wyrd Miniatures has released previews for all seven of the new Master’s Crew boxes that will be released alongside the upcoming Ripples of Fate expansion pack. The Pen Is Mightier, An Oni’s Wrath, The Mercy of Death, A Fistful of Scrip, The Queen’s Return, The Sky Pirates, and Beacon of Knowledge. The previews give Malifaux players a look at both the box art and model renders as well, giving players an opportunity to salivate and plan out their upcoming GenCon purchases as well.

 

 

What news snippets caught your attention? What are you saving your pennies for? Any games you’d like to see more coverage of? Let us know in the comments below!


Michael Johnson

Staff Writer

I'm one of the tabletop writers here at TechRaptor as well as an IT security analyst and full-time geek. If I'm not actively playing, I'm either painting something, enjoying burying my nose in a book or arguing on the Internet.