Warpath Kickstarter: New Details Incoming!

On Friday, we gave out the launch date for our mini-Kickstarter project to fund the Warpath rulebooks. In case you missed it, it’ll be going live on Monday 21st September. The project will go live at 1:30pm BST and there will be a number of highly limited early bird pledges available.


What is Warpath

Just like Kings of War, Warpath is a set of rules for playing squad-based sci-fi games, following the Mantic philosophy for games design:

– They are simple to learn

– They allow for fast games

– They are fun

– They allow you to scale your games, from small battles to fully fledged planetary invasions!


From a gameplay point of view, Warpath is different from Deadzone, even though they are both set in the same universe and share the same miniatures range (although large Warpath miniatures like Tanks and Flyers probably won’t feature in Deadzone!).

Deadzone is a game system for playing small skirmishes where every miniature is independent, in a tight and claustrophobic battlefield. The largest Deadzone games are the smallest Warpath games, they are specialist mission going on against a backdrop of all-out war.

This is where the squad rules come in – they facilitate faster gameplay whilst simulating larger scale warfare on bigger battlefields, from just a couple of squads and a commander to apocalyptic-sized armies with legion of infantry and squadron of vehicles in support.


With the Warpath Kickstarter, we are funding two rulebooks – Warpath and Warpath: Firefight – enabling you to play Warpath in a way that suits you. Over the course of this week, we’ll be explaining what Warpath and Warpath: Firefight are, and their differences.

We’ll also be exploring what you can expect from the Kickstarter, more on each of the races, and maybe a sneak peak or two of some of the miniatures we have lined up as stretch goals, later this week.

Questions and Answers

Are you interested in the Warpath Kickstarter? Do you have a burning Warpath question you need answering? Leave it in the comments below, we’ll compile them all and answer them in a blog post on Friday.


  1. 1. how long wil this KS last, 30days?
    2. wil some of the model funded in this KS get rules in DZ??
    3. are all the fractions from DZ planed for WP?
    4. are there plans for more battlezone in this KS?

  2. Will Plague be a main faction? That feels weird. When Plague reaches the sort of numbers for an army scale engagement, you’ve already lost.

  3. I am so interested in warpath. I collected most of the miniatures for Warpath that were put out a few years ago and really enjoyed the old rules. Although I do see potential in the new alpha rules.
    My main question is will thw miniatures for deadzone { Like Ripper suits} be repackagen for
    Units in Warpath.
    and is there any chance that solo heroes can be worked into the rules for Warpath or Warpath Firefihjt.

  4. 1 – Will there be rules for the big gun turret from the Battlezones Defence Line sprues?
    2 – Will there be rules for scaling buildings and taking the high ground?

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  5. I hope to see organic machines/huge beasties for the plague. I also hope to see a set of rules focused on how to transition from DZ to Warpath, not just in terms of rules, but also increasing scale. I’d love a £1 only pledge for those who just want pdfs of the rules for now. PDF rules for all is something I love mantic for. I like my hard copies, but its often handy to have the books on my phone as it goes places its hard to carry my whole library to.

  6. Where can I find the alpha rules?

  7. 1. Will warpath have a separate rulebook to firefight? or will the game (and hopefully some of the stats & rules)be folded into the one rulebook.

    2. there has been previous rumours concerning a marine vs z’zor starter set, any news on this?

    3. Essentially with warzone we would be getting miniatures that can function in 3 different games (deadzone (if rules are included which I can only beg repeatedly for), warpath and firefight.

    What about rules that could be played over various miniature ranges? For example, if Warpath is scaled in inches then simply changing the unit of measurement to cm gives you a viable 10mm game.

    How does warpath scale up to ‘BIG’ battles? Would mantic consider producing a 10mm range?

    4. As an aside I would really like to hear more about how the games interact with terrain, I am hoping for breech and clear style tensions as in the fallen frontiers skirmish game.

  8. Will we see at least some sort of presence from the “expanded” races like the cyrstallans, Sphyr, etc? Understandably they may not be separate armies, but will they have unit options?

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