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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-27-12, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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thats still not free, if you had paid nothing and got $900 then i would clap you, but as it stands you got a good deal, but considering how much mantic stuff i keep getting offered by distributors looking to dump there mantic range i can see why they can give such good deals.

Plus shouldnt they have cleaned up with warpath? surely they shouldnt need to ask the community for donations for a third edition KOW and since warpath was going to sweep away 40k they must have made buckets of cash? for an established company to go cap in hand to the fan base makes me wonder how healthy the company is. Surely they should be looking at real investors or getting money from banks for expansion at this point?
The near $700 of stuff I got in addition to the $225 worth of product I brought was free.

The point of this kickstarter was to bring forward a bunch of the releases slated for the next few years. Instead of waiting 2-3 years for a lot of stuff, they will be releasing over 20 new kings of war kits at the start of next year.

Warpath isn't getting it's proper, hard back book release until next year, there's another "beta" edition and another 12 months of testing first. And there will probably be a kickstarter for that too.

Just how "established" do you think Mantic are bits? They have less than 20 full time employees (matt should know the number) and they've only been around 3-4 years. People often forget how small mantic actually are in terms of man power.

Do you think they could have raised $350k from regular investors in a month? I doubt it. A kick starter gives them a way to raise money to pay for tooling costs and it means the customer gets a whole heap of minis for their money.
Yes, kick starters are companies asking for money, but I'd rather that than have to wait years and years for a unit to get a model like with GW.

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There are probably about 15 people working for Mantic now. The operation is pretty small. However, last year they had a healthy turnover.

Kickstarter is not just for small companies. Kickstarter is all about community funding for new projects regardless of the company doing it. Mantic probably didn't make a lot of profit on this KS campaign but what they got out of it was cashflow. This allows them to accelerate their plans and really get a feel for what the community wants. This is exactly what kickstarter is for.

Warpath is immature and not ready to take on 40K yet and needs a lot more development to do so but expect a similar campaign for that in time. Also, don't forget there is a whole new game coming later in the year which should be massively popular.
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Next up from Mantic is DreadBall: http://www.beastsofwar.com/mantic-ga...mes-dreadball/

Also, the Warpath 2.0 beta rules are out for playtesting.
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One of the new hero sculpts for the new Basilean heroes:


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Wow, I am loving that Lion.

Sorry this is off-topic, but has anyone bought these from Mantic? http://www.manticgames.com/Shop-Home...0-Figures.html

They look great from the pics, but are they suitable for Nurgle Plague Zombies in 40k I am wondering? Could you use parts interchangeably with Imperial Guardsmen?

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Wow, I am loving that Lion.

Sorry this is off-topic, but has anyone bought these from Mantic? http://www.manticgames.com/Shop-Home...0-Figures.html

They look great from the pics, but are they suitable for Nurgle Plague Zombies in 40k I am wondering? Could you use parts interchangeably with Imperial Guardsmen?

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https://heresy-online.net/forums/show...46#post1002546

This is my undead thread, should give you a bit of an idea.

Mantic also do this: http://www.manticgames.com/Shop-Home...0-Figures.html

Which will fit a lot better scale wise!

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That lion looks fantastic!

Basis for a high elf Chracian hero perhaps?

If the rider is separate it would be ideal!

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