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Mantis Games Announces Expansions for ‘Mars Attacks’ Miniature Game

Mantic Games has announced several upcoming expansions for its new Mars Attacks–The Miniatures Game, including a boxed set, Humanity Resists, as well as several troop units, a Martian Attack Saucer, and a Martian Dredd miniature for November release, according to hobby news retailer

Mantic Games licensed the Mars Attacks property from the Topps Company to produce a tabletop war game in mid-2013 and launched the game via Kickstarter in October.  The Kickstarter raised $558,076 from 2,753 backers ($202.72 average/backer).

The Mars Attacks–Humanity Resists box set will include eight new scenarios, new special rules, new characters including Agents Falco and Natalya, and the All American Flatbed Truck.  There are several pieces included in the box expansion that will also be available for individual sale, including the Martian Attack Saucer, the Novas Vira Resistance Soldiers, Stealth Martians, and Martian Marines.

The Stealth Martians and Martian Marines are upgrades soldiers with unique rules.  Stealth goes against Martian rules of battle, so Stealth Martians are both revered and considered cowardly by their brethren.  The Martian Marines are elite scouts for the Martian army, but only available in small numbers.

The Novas Vira Resistance Soldiers   are humanity’s greatest hope–with advanced training and special weapons.  They have been secretly trained by a mysterious benefactor to prepare for the inevitable alien invasion.


The Martian Dredd miniature  is a premium miniature launched from the mash-up of Mars Attacks and Judge Dredd , which IDW Publishing published as the comic cross over Mars Attacks Judge Dredd in 2013.  The Martian will be dressed in Dredd’s armor, and unlike the famous Judge, travels with his helmet off, so it can blend in with the rest of the force.




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CoolMiniOrNot Announces Expansion to ‘Rivet Wars’ Miniatures Game

CoolMiniOrNot has announced three expansion packs for its fast-paced tactical military miniatures game Rivet Wars, releasing on October 3rd–Spearhead, War Room and Terrain Pack, according to hobby news website


Rivet Wars: Spearhead introduces new units to the game, which allow players to fight with fixed turrets, canine units and new infantry types.  New heroes come with new abilities to defeat the enemy defenses.



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The box contains the 33 total models (16 Allied, 17 Blight). Allied forces include:  Lt. Edwina Brasseldun, Lt. Macleod, Lt. Macleod (plug), 4 Mountaineer (two of each sculpt), 3 K9 Engineering Corps, 3 Guard Dogs, 2 Slammer Turret, and 2 M-20 Base; and the Blight forces include: Lt. Dora Rollen, Baron Munchen, Baron Munchen (plug), 4  Trench Raider (two of each sculpt), 3 Angriff Hundefuhrer,  3 Kampfhund,  2 Flamme Turret, and 2 Mark IV Mount.  The box also contains 12 Shield markers and 16 Stat cards.  As an expansion, the base game is required to play.


Rivet Wars: War Room comes with three new heroes for both the Allied and Blight forces, with new abilities and their own martial prowess to add new levels of strategy to the game.


The box contains Uncle Rivet,Terror Nova, and General Patston (in Power Suit) for the Allies; and Iron Chancellor, Cruel Minie, and General Romler (in Jeep) for the Blight. It also contains the Neutral character of Dr. Vorne.  As an expansion, the base game is required to play.


The Rivet Wars: Terrain Pack includes six types of features and objectives to enhance the battlefield itself.  The box contains 6 Bunkers, 6 Objectives, 6 Mine Fields, 6 Barbed Wire, 6 Tank Traps, 6 Allied Flag Markers, and 6 Blight Flag Markers.  As an expansion pack, the base game is required to play.






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Asmodee to Release ‘Dixit’ & ‘Seasons’ Expansions


Popular hobby industry news website reports that Asmodee plans to release expansions for Dixit and Seasons in 2014: Seasons: Path of Destiny will arrive in Q2, and Dixit: Daydreams will release in Q4.

Dixit: Daydreams won’t be released until Q4, and details are few.  The Spiel des Jahres winning  storytelling card game was designed by Jean-Louis Roubira, and Asmodee has already released three expansions and the series received a huge “TableTop Bump” after the game was featured on the first season of the show.

Seasons: Path of Destiny is the second expansion for Regis Bonnessee’s sorcerer battle game of cards and dice: Seasons.  This expansion adds new powers, enchantments and special abilities, and there will be new strategies for game play, tied to the new Die of Destiny.  The box contains 62 cards (42 Power cards, 10 Enchantment cards, 10 Replica Power cards), 30 tokens, 1 Die of Destiny and a rulebook.  The first edition printing will also include a special promo card.   As an expansion, it requires the base game to play.  The game is for 2 – 4 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 45 minutes.  The game will release in late April or early May. Source:


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