Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mars Attacks Wargame Mantic Games....

We're pleased to be working with Topps on a new licensed Mars Attacks tabletop wargame, due for release in 2014! Here's the full story:


Set against the backdrop of the new and expanding MARS ATTACKS universe, the game will feature all of the fun and thrill of the classic series, plus new characters and factions that will see action in upcoming comic books and toys.  It will also tie-in closely with Topps' just-announced all-new trading card series, Mars Attacks: Invasion, releasing in October.

 "MARS ATTACKS is a world where giant robots, mutated insects and hordes of Martian soldiers face off against Earth's military and innocent civilians— how could you not want to see a game out of that?" says Topps' Adam Levine. "Mantic has quickly become one of the best in the business, and they're the perfect team to adapt our outrageous visuals into this exciting new form."
Mantic plans an early 2014 release.

Is your tabletop ready to be invaded?  The Topps Company and Mantic Games have joined forces to bring MARS ATTACKS to life as a miniature-based tabletop war-game!  Combining high quality sculpted figures with fast and fun tactical gameplay, Mantic will deliver an exciting new dimension to the resurgent sci-fi property.
Mantic Games, makers of the popular WARPATH and DREADBALL tabletop games, will make MARS ATTACKS their first license.  "MARS ATTACKS is a cult classic series that fans have been falling in love with generation after generation," says Ronnie Renton, Mantic CEO. "Its oddball blend of retro sci-fi visuals, dark humor and over-the-top violence will make for a unique tabletop experience… our team can't wait to bring the Martians to life in ways no one has ever seen before!"


  1. Next post "back to something more sensible" hahahahaha! :-D

  2. I'm also very drawn to this and it isn't exactly the silliest thing around... at least one of the sides has some basis in historical reality, at least that's my excuse anyway.

    Forum comments to the contrary, there has been no comment from Mantic themselves about whether to expect a 'Flames of Mars' or a 'Raygun Action' type set up. The released statement implies that there will be 'characters', 'factions' and indeed war machines, so it could conceivably go either way as far as scale... 20mm could even be an option, who knows?

    As you say though, the centrepiece will be the Martians themselves... how would you convey that in 15mm? I've seen separate clear helmets done in 28mm, could they do that in 15mm? The War Machines themselves largely appear singly or in pairs on the cards, as do the giant insects, so if the game is scaled for them, you lose the characterisation of the figures, which is only possible really in 28mm.

    Whatever scale they choose though, I'm sure it will be fun...

    1. Jim
      Damn that was may excuse 1950's US..... :-)
      I guess much like many of my gaming picks, I have to be sold on the castings first, rules come second.

  3. If this comes out in 28mm, I'm sunk! I just know I won't be able to resist!