Warpath (Game) (often abbreviated to WP) is a sci-fi tabletop wargame created by Mantic Games set in the Warpath Universe.
The Warpath Universe contains the games:
Warpath, Warpath: Firefight and Deadzone use the same model range, while Dreadball is set on the same universe but uses different miniatures.
The game was designed by Alessio Cavatore, who previously worked on the rules for The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, Warmaster, Warhammer 40,000 and Mordheim while working for Games Workshop and the Kings of War rules for Mantic Games.
The game was first announced in 2011. Second edition was launched in 2017.
"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..."
Playable factions of the Warpath Universe
Warpath, Warpath: Firefight and Deadzone have 7 playable factions:
- FORGE FATHERS - 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.
- ENFORCERS - Well trained and equipped with the best in military technology, Corporation Troopers are used to fight against much greater number of opponents with ease.
- VEER-MYN - There are Veer-myn everywhere in the galaxy today. They live deep within the settlements of many races, from airless colony moons to continent-spanning mega-cities, and infest the depths of spacecraft...
- MARAUDERS - Originally Orx troops for the Corporation the Marauder's are now a mercenery force of space-faring brutes, lethal in close combat.
For a list playable Dreadball factions, see the Dreadball article.