Mantic October Releases

Hmm - it appears that Mantic is doing two sets of releases next month.  The first is the The Walking Dead: All Out War on October 5th.  (For this post, my comments will be in italics (as opposed to the text copied from the Mantic release document).
Safety Behind Bars Expansion
MGWD013
£29.99/€39.99/$44.99
Safety Behind Bars is a narrative expansion to The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game, containing a series of scenarios to recreate the ongoing struggles of the Atlanta group, and their discovery of the Meriwether County Correctional Facility, from their struggle to clear the yard, to their first encounter with the prisoners, to Dexter’s violent coup!
The set also includes new characters, equipment, supplies, events and scenery to expand your regular games.
It also contains a printed play-mat with a detailed prison interior, introducing rules for fighting indoors, and finding hidden Lurkers!
Contents:
  • Dexter
  • Andrew
  • Axel
  • Thomas
  • Walker
  • Armored Walker
  • Prison Grounds Gaming Mat/Wave 3 Collector’s Guide
  • Card Scenery and Counters
  • 4 Event Cards
  • 12 Equipment Cards
  • 6 Supply Cards
  • Safety Behind Bars Rulebook.
Miniatures are made from plastic and are supplied assembled and unpainted.
Rick, Prison Advisor Booster
MGWD117
£13.49/€17.99/$19.99
“We are the Walking Dead!” After routing Dexter’s coup, a violent encounter with Tyreese, and a harsh speech defining their brutal reality, the prison was tough on Rick. He then took Glenn and Michonne to field-test the riot gear they’d found, and ended up in Woodbury…
Contents:
  • Armored Rick
  • Harold Abernathy
  • Walker
  • 2 Character Cards
  • 4 Equipment Cards.
Miniatures are made from plastic and are supplied assembled and unpainted.
Michonne Booster
MGWD116
£13.49/€17.99/$19.99
Michonne appeared quite literally from nowhere, clad in a hooded poncho, brandishing a katana, and with two partially dismembered biters chained to her sides. Upon greeting Rick, she relinquished her weapon and joined the survivors inside their stronghold.
Contents:
  • Michonne
  • Mike Walker
  • Terry Walker
  • Chain Leash
  • 1 Character Card
  • 4 Equipment Cards
Miniatures are made from plastic and are supplied assembled and unpainted.
Roamer Booster
MGWD115
£13.49/€17.99/$19.99
This booster pack contains 6 Walker miniatures to bulk out your herd, along with a set of Event cards designed to bring more of the dead onto the table and make your games even more challenging. You will also get a set of equipment cards exclusive to this set, including the Chainsaw!
Contents:
  • 6 Walkers
  • 4 Event Cards
  • 4 Equipment Cards
Miniatures are made from plastic and are supplied assembled and unpainted.
Organised Play Kit – 2017
MGWDOP002
£19.99/€27.49/$34.99
This pack contains everything you need to run a tournament for The Walking Dead : All Out War for up to 12 players, including rules, player rewards, promoRonal material and prizes.
Contents:
  • Rules, Poster, Flyers,
  • 13 x Equipment Card Sets, 
  • 4x Random Spot Prize Miniatures
  • Prizes
    • 3x Rick’s Group Ruler & Counters, 
    • Pre-release Tyreese  Prison Advisor Booster
    • Pre-release Michonne, Vengeful Hunter Booster
Miniatures are made from plastic and are supplied assembled and unpainted.
Requires The Walking Dead: All Out War Core Set to play.


Organised Play Kit – Trophy 
MGWDOP003
£14.99/€19.99/$24.99
This pack contains a premium resin Walker Trophy, measuring 5½” tall, to upgrade your Organized Play Events and provide a top prize for the winner!
Please note that this is only available to those who order the The Walking Dead Organised Play Kit (MGWDOP002), and is limited to 1 per Kit.
Contents:
  • 1 Resin Walker Trophy. 
Miniature supplied assembled and unpainted.
Plastic Walker shown for scale purposes and is not included.

Ok, this looks real cool for a TWD:AoW tournament.  Makes me wonder if we have enough players in this area to host one?

Then two weeks later (October 20th) come new releases for Kings of War and Dungeon Saga


Undead Revenant King on Undead Wyrm
MGKWU203
£29.99/€39.99/$49.99
Wyrms are distant relations of the great drakes that inhabit the mountains of Mantica. Ferocious and tough, they adapt quickly to suit their environment, giving rise to the sea-wyrms of the Naiads, or the sand-wyrms found in the deserts of the south. Ancient human kings favoured these creatures as mighty steeds and were often buried with them, only to be resurrected to fight once again.
Contents:
  • 1 Revenant King on Undead Wyrm
  • 75mmx75mm Base
Miniature is made from resin and is supplied unassembled and unpainted.

My question is since I just added one to my demo undead army, do I now replace it with the new Mantic one?

Undead Wyrm Wings Upgrade Pack
£9.99/€14.99/$19.99
While a Revenant King on an Undead Wyrm is terrifying enough to face, one mounted on a winged Wyrm is worse still. Taking to the sky on leathery, decaying pinions, these vicious creatures swoop down upon isolated victims, devouring them whole. When a winged Wyrm soars above the battlefield, nowhere is safe.
Contents:

  • 2 Resin Decayed Wings
  • Each wing Measures approximatly 160mm/6"
Miniatures supplied unassembled and unpainted. Requires superglue. DOES NOT INCLUDE WYRM!


Dwarf Steel Behemoth
MGKWD401
£29.99/€39.99/$49.99
These innovative fighting vehicles are powered by ingenious internal combustion engines fuelled by the black blood of the earth. Protected by thick metal plates and equipped with flame-spittng weaponry, they are a nightmare made manifest for the Dwarfs’ enemies.
Contents:
  • 1 Steel Behemoth
  • Dwarf crew
  • 100mmx50mm Base
Miniature is made from resin and is supplied unassembled and unpainted.

How do I fit this into my dwarf demo army?  The Greater Earth Elemental is 160, the cannon is 110, and drop the rifles to a troop (saves 40) - add in this plus a Standard Bearer and a throwing mastiff for one of the regiments.

Not only is Mantic releasing two cool new monsters, but they are also putting out some army deals including them.  Dwarfs, Undead, Abyssal Dwarfs, Elfs and Abyssals are all getting a Monster Bundle and Mega Monster Bundle - that includes a game edition rule book, the new monster for that race, and their starter or mega army.  All for £84.99/€119.99/$129.99 for the starter Monster Bundle or £119.99/€159.99/$194.99 for the Mega Monster Bundle! 

These are listed on the Mantic web store, though they haven't flipped the switch to allow you to pre-order them yet.  They may also be in limited quantities and will only be available until October 20th!



Dungeon Saga: Eye of the Abyss
MGDS07
£34.99/€39.99/$49.99
Welcome to The Eye of the Abyss, an expansion box for Mantic Games’ hugely popular Dungeon Saga game. Within this expansion you’ll find a whole host of exciting new adventures to take your gaming and dungeon exploring to new levels, including a brand new adventure that ties in with the events and heroes of the Kings of War Edge of the Abyss Campaign. This set includes five single-piece heroes, with push-fit bases for gaming. You’ll also find all of the cards and rules to use these new heroes in your games of Dungeon Saga and a second campaign featuring the heroes of Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest!
So strike the flint and light your lantern adventurer, for fame and glory await you once more!
Contents:
  • 4 Resin Heroes;
    • Artakl
    • Eckter
    • Jarvis
    • Magnilde
  • 1 Resin Mau-Ti-Bu-Su Villain
  • 9 Plasic Abyssal Minions
  • 5 new Hero Cards
  • 5 new Item Cards
  • Rulebook with 13 new Dungeon Saga Scenarios.
Miniatures are supplied assembled and unpainted.
Requires Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest to Play.
Miniature Renders and Box Artwork are NOT final.

I want this.  I have three friends (shut up you in the back - I actually have LOTS of friends) that have been going through all the DS adventures with me as the Overlord - we just have the dragon (and now this) to finish.

I was originally concerned because I asked if the EoA heroes were going to be included, and I was told no.  Now they are - I do wonder if these are the same as being sold individually (and just pre-assembled) or are new sculpts.  Of course it doesn't ship until three weeks after the campaign is over.

Edit (10/3/17) It has been confirmed that these are one piece - however this doesn't change my original question - are these pre-assembled versions of the previous released sculpts or new one piece sculpts. Since they are specified as resin AND the pictures sure seem to be the EoA heroes, I suspect they are simply pre-assembled.

It has also been mentioned that you may need to have the Infernal Crypts expansion for this as well.

Because it is all fun and games . . .