Mantic Games Give First Look At New Firefight Starter Set!

March 9, 2022 by brennon

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Firefight is going to be making its way to the tabletop soon from Mantic Games and their recent previews have been showing off what's included in the new Sci-Fi Starter Set.

Firefight Starter Set - Mantic Games

Firefight: Second Edition - Starter Set // Mantic Games

The new Firefight Starter Set is going to come with the Rulebook, Force Lists, Tokens, Dice and then seventy-one miniatures! Who wouldn't want to take to the tabletop as the Enforcers or the Marauders after seeing that lovely collection of plastic?

So what is Firefight? Well, it's going to be the squad-based Sci-Fi wargame from Mantic Games with armies that number somewhere between forty and sixty miniatures. Tanks, aircraft and infantry will all be involved in a combined arms affair and feature all manner of factions that you've come to know and love from the Warpath universe.

What's New For Firefight?

Well, here is what Mantic Games has listed as being updated for this new edition...

  • FAST GAMEPLAY – games last an hour or two, rather than the entire afternoon, thanks to some innovative rules for measurement and movement.
  • TACTICAL GAMEPLAY – use Command Points to unleash potentially game-changing special abilities. We don’t want games to be won at the list building stage, we want your decisions to matter and change the flow of the game.
  • FUN GAMEPLAY – we don’t want you spending your time with your nose in a book! At Mantic we’ve become well known for easy-to-learn rules and Firefight is no different. We want you to spend less time reading rules and more time making ‘pew pew’ noises while rolling handfuls of dice.
  • GREAT MINIATURES – we’ve got a fantastic range of hard plastic miniatures and sci-fi vehicles that haven’t really had their opportunity to shine! Second Edition gives players the opportunity to break out their Sturnhammer Tank or Enforcer Interceptor and finally get them on the tabletop.
  • MAKE THE MOVE FROM DEADZONE INTO FIREFIGHT EASIER – Deadzone continues to be hugely popular, so we want to ensure that people can easily move to large games in Firefight. Although elements like the grids are gone, Firefight still shares a lot in common with Deadzone (including D8s) that will ensure Deadzone players feel right at home.

I like that things are going to carry over from Deadzone in many ways. It means that you can start off small with a literal handful of models and then expand and update your force as you get stuck into Firefight. It's the natural progression that a lot of games need.

Firefight: Second Edition is going to be available for pre-order from this Friday so watch this space as we'll no doubt take a closer look at it.

Are you going to be picking up this new edition of Firefight?

"Firefight: Second Edition is going to be available for pre-order from this Friday..."

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