WHAT IS WARPATH?
Warpath is the science fiction combat game and miniatures range from Mantic Games.
Eight races of the known universe have currently been discovered and the Forge Fathers and Marauders are the first that are available to collect!
THE WARPATH UNIVERSE
The galaxy is burning. The malevolent Corporation is ever expanding its sphere of influence, annexing more and more star systems. Their strategy is to make contact with alien civilizations, dazzle them with a few gifts of techno-bauble and then offer membership ‘as equal partners’ in the Great Galactic Co-prosperity Sphere. In the space of a few years, of course, the governments of those worlds will be changed by bribery, corruption, political intrigue, blackmail, threats and assassination, into puppet-states. They will devote all of their planets’ resources to enriching the Corporation and the few local bureaucrats that ‘run the business’ for it, while their populations plummet into a state of poverty and servitude.
When these more efficient (i.e. cheaper) means fail, however, and a culture resists the colonialist pressure of the Corporation, this evil empire does not shy away from deploying its military might. What follows is full-scale invasion and subjugation, or even complete annihilation of entire races if they prove too troublesome. A system that has been ‘cleared of hostile indigenous aliens’ is then ripe for re-colonization by the humans that form the largest part of the Corporation’s manpower and successive plundering of its natural resources.
From its ancient beginnings on the Solar System, the Corporation has now spread like a malignant cancer across the galaxy, covering entire sectors in its tyrannical rule and suffocating any attempt to live free of its clutches. Their expansion continues implacable, but the galaxy is a big place, and sooner or later the Corporation might meet its match in the remote and unexplored expanses of deep space…
While they are fewer in numbers than the humans, the Forgefathers are renowned across the galaxy for the impregnability of their battle-suits and the tremendous magnitude of their thermal guns’ firepower.
General Klimt trained the first battalion of Orx auxiliaries using Corporation war-doctrine, and he was so successful that the Orx were then employed for decades as shock troopers. What the Corporation did not expect though was that the Orx learnt their lesson so well that soon thousands of Orx rebelled against their masters, deserting and seizing control of a flotilla of spaceships...
Well trained and equipped with the best in military technology, Corporation Troopers are used to fight against much greater number of opponents with ease.
There are two rules - Number 1) No-one talks about the Eighth race. We're sure you can guess the second rule.
The absolute and iron-fisted rule of the Corporation has obviously made it the arch-enemy of many of the galaxy’s intelligent races. It is just natural that all sort of freedom fighters, survivors of races whose worlds have been annihilated, disenchanted Corporation personnel, free thinkers, conscientious objectors and all sort of left-wing space-hippies have flocked to swell the ranks of the underground Resistance movement.
The Zz'or are an enemy that is different from anything the Corporation or indeed any of the other races has faced before – much like bees that are defending their colony, the immense swarms of the insect-like Xor never stop their attacks until they have eliminated the enemy or have been themselves destroyed.
The Corporation best scientists have compiled information on an alien race using a technology so advanced that they appear to have supernatural powers. This has led to the belief of the so-called Asterians: beings that make use of singularities to travel across the galaxy, possibly inhabiting a different dimension on the ‘other side.’
A new and alarming phenomenon has begun to afflict entire quadrants of the galaxy and research by Corporation Troopers and other races’ military has shown that the cause appears to be a most virulent contagion, some kind of unidentified agent that spreads like wildfire...