Mantic Games Fire Up Pre-Orders For Deadzone 3rd Edition!

September 14, 2021 by brennon

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Mantic Games has been firing up pre-orders for the newest edition of their Sci-Fi skirmish game, Deadzone. Third Edition is on the way with a brand new Starter Set PLUS loads of options for those who are veterans of the game.

Deadzone Third Edition Two Player Starter Set - Mantic Games

Deadzone Third Edition Two Player Starter Set // Mantic Games

At the core of the game is a brand new Starter Set which is features above. This set comes with two factions, the GCPS and the Veer-Myn, alongside a host of Battlezone scenery which is incredibly modular. You will also find everything that you need for you and another player to dive in and start experiencing this new and improved skirmish wargame.

The folks at Mantic Games sat down for a run-through of the changes to the new edition below. It's a handy hour-long video that goes into a lot of detail as to what you can expect...

Deadzone Briefing // Mantic Games

To give you a rundown of some of the changes there are streamlined rules including updates from Outbreak and Escalation. Improved line of sight mechanics, simple army building for TEN unique factions and of course loads more. You'll also find sixteen scenarios in the core rulebook (ace), a separate force list book for making your teams of soldiers and plenty more where that came from for veterans.

Deadzone Rulebooks & Counters - Mantic Games

Deadzone Rulebooks & Counters // Mantic Games

As I mentioned, there is a lot for you to check out if you're diving in and giving Deadzone a go. Veterans of the game might just want to get their hands on the books and perhaps some of the terrain sets like the booster pack you see below.

Deadzone Terrain Booster - Mantic Games

Deadzone Terrain Booster // Mantic Games

The folks at Mantic Games have really gone to town on this new edition and produced a range of fantastic options for newcomers and veterans alike. Gaming mats, dice packs, token sets and more are all available over on the Deadzone section of their webstore HERE.

Start Your Own Deadzone Team

As well as the core releases for those needing to get into the game, the folks at Mantic have also shown off some of the optional Faction Starters that you can use to play as factions that are not the GCPS or Veer-Myn. Here is a list of some of them below...

GCPS Recon Squad Starter - Mantic Games

GCPS Recon Squad Starter // Mantic Games

Veer-Myn Claw Pack Starter Set - Mantic Games

Veer-Myn Claw Pack Starter Set // Mantic Games

Enforcer Strike Protocol Starter - Mantic Games

Enforcer Strike Protocol Starter // Mantic Games

Forge Father Hold Warriors Starter - Mantic Games

Forge Father Hold Warriors Starter // Mantic Games

Asterian War Clade Starter - Mantic Games

Asterian War Clade Starter // Mantic Games

This is just the tip of the iceberg though when it comes to the world of Deadzone. There are also lots and lots of Booster Sets which you can snap up which build on the options available for all of the factions you've seen above and more.

To give you an idea of the factions we mentioned above, here is a list of who you can play as...

  • Asterians – aloof aliens that use incredibly advanced androids and mechs to bring balance to the galaxy… no matter the cost
  • Enforcers – the ruthless army of the Council of Seven, used to stamp out insurrection and control the Deadzones with extreme prejudice
  • Forge Fathers – an ancient race of stoic dwarfs that use their incredible engineering skills to strip a planet of its resources and won’t let anyone get in their way
  • GCPS – each corporation has its own private army who are often left to fend for themselves in the containment zones when the enemy dropships arrive
  • Marauders – piratical greenskins that travel the galaxy waiting to pounce on a Deadzone and sell their wares to the highest bidder
  • Mazon Labs – a corporation that has become obsessed with secret experiments that twist people into deformed monsters used as terrible ‘field tests’ in abandoned Deadzones
  • Nameless – humanity’s greatest threat could be this mysterious race of semi-aquatic aliens that have been driven to conflict by religious fervour
  • The Plague – an insidious virus that spreads throughout the galaxy and turns its victims into ravening beasts that only have one purpose… to further the spread of the disease
  • Rebs – determined to fight against the seemingly tyrannical spread of the mega-corporations, the Rebs are a mix of humans and aliens that fight from the shadows
  • Veer-myn – underneath sprawling cities or hiding in the dark corners of vast space stations, the Veer-myn are giant rat-like creatures just waiting to strike in order to protect their nest

You'll note that a few of the factions haven't been expanded on with Starter Sets and such yet but watch out for them in the future. I know a lot of people are very eager to snap up the likes of the Marauders for example and the Rebs.

Whilst you might not see your favourite faction as part of the pre-order page, you can find existing releases as part of the larger Deadzone Section of their webstore. Just scroll on down and you'll find what you need!

Are you going to be diving into the world of Deadzone?

"The folks at Mantic Games have really gone to town on this new edition and produced a range of fantastic options for newcomers and veterans alike..."

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