New Teams for Dreadball Announced

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It’s fair to say that things over at Mantic are moving at a frenetic pace, so here’s hoping that we can keep up. They have just released their first ever non Kickstarter backed supplement; Galactic Tour Series: Azure Forest, which Mantic have hinted will be the first of many. Their focus has now firmly shifted back to Kickstarter where it all began and the launch of Dreadball Xtreme. Having now exceeded their pledge goal, Mantic have 2 extra teams to unlock early as part of Dreadball Season 6. They have released initial concept art for both teams and they look like they will pose very different challenges to the existing teams.

Introducing the Koris, a bunch of aliens from another dimension with a real grudge against the Asterians.

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They are a team with a real bad attitude and access to some awesome looking technology, which early reports suggest will not only allow them to teleport across the arena like the Teratons, but in an interesting twist also warp opposition players out of the way or even off the board entirely. This could open the door to some great new tactics and could make the Koris a nightmare to play against.

The second team Mantic will be launching are the Hobgoblins. Of all the possible species and types of alien from the infinite number of galaxies they could have chosen I am a little surprised they went with this one, but we’ll give them a go.

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There is very little information out about them at the moment other than the fact that their guards are quite literally the Hulk. With Hobgoblin and the Hulk maybe this is the perfect team for Marvel fans.

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At first glance, based on the pictures, the models should look good. There is an argument they could be mistaken for another version of the Marauder team, however the addition of strikers should make them very different to play with.

I’m looking forwards to seeing the finished models and giving these teams a go.

There’s 48 hours left of the Kickstarter. If you feel like pledging then go here.

Dreadball Galactic Tour Series Unveiled

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It seems that whilst everyone is either mastering the multiplayer madness of Dreadball Ultimate, or anticipating the interesting looking Dreadball Extreme, Mantic have released a supplement for Dreadball season 3 – Galactic Tours Series: Azure Forest.

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It looks like the Dreadball we know and love, but played in a deadly rainforest…what could possibly go wrong? With new events and characters it is well worth a look.

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The supplement includes a 32 page rulebook  as well as 14 new event cards for your team to survive including angry local lifeforms. However most interestingly you will also get the new MVP A’teo Adysi, who unlike the rest of the Dreadball range, will be made of metal, an exciting departure from their normal rastic miniatures.

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Could this be the start of a series of supplements for new planets, arenas and challenges in the Dreadball universe? We certainly hope so  and will be watching this closely.

The Galactic Tour Series: Azure Forest is out now and available from Firestorm Games priced £13.49.