Mantic Forgefathers Review

1000 points of FORGEFATERS

1000 points of Forgefathers

Mantic Forgefathers

Mantic Games is in the process of developing their SCI-FI miniatures game WARPATH, currently a Second Edition is being tested. I jumped in with the Ultimate Warpath army deal and purchased two armies. I previously blogged about the Marauder Orx, today we’ve got the Forgefathers under review. The Forgefathers are a Technologically superior faction. They are resilient and good at shooting. They are a little on the slow side, but have some decent special melee weapons. The model range has expanded a little compared to the Orx, in fact I ordered some extra heads, torsos and the Drakkarim models(5 guys in metal with some weapon options), luckily I did as it helped in building my 1000 point force. I’m building 1000 point forces to demo and learn the game. The models are a bit more expensive than you’d expect, but they are decent sculpts especially the Metal models. Unfortunately there are some scale issues, namely with the Stormrage Veterans, and the rules and model line sometimes don’t mesh exactly. Add to that no instructions, very limited pictures available, and the fact that some of the parts aren’t as compatible as they could be, made for a small challenge, but once I got into it, it was a fun and easy project. I decided to build a 5 and 10 man squads of Steel Warriors(basic troops), a 10 man squad of Drakkarim(close combat specialists) and a 10 man squad of Stormrage Veterans(heavy weapons experts). I’ve decided to paint them yellow(like Imperial Fist Space Marines), as practice for my Space Hulk/Lamenters project up next! The extra heads an bits did help a lot, as I was able to assemble some cool squads, with subtle differences with helmets despite limited options. I primed them with some Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter, that worked out great. This is a range that needs some attention, as well as the Orx. I’m looking forward to a Mantic Warpath KICKSTARTER campaign, after the current runaway hit with Dreadball, and the previously highly successful Kings of War campaign. Until then I’ll be trying out the game and  getting some paint on my demo armies. Overall I’d rate the models for the Forgefathers around a 7, and that might generous, because I want WARPATH to take off. I’ve been very interested in trying out some other miniatures games Sci-Fi and Fantasy, and I’ve got some older ones I’ll be writing about soon. Here are the Forgefathers and I’ll play some games and write about that in coming posts!

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