The license covers miniatures games, scenery and collectible miniature sets based on series and characters from the 40-year-old weekly comic magazine, which is home to Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, and Nemesis the Warlock among others. Warlord Games is known for the Bolt Action (see “New Edition for 'Bolt Action'”), Beyond the Gates of Antares, and Terminator Genisys wargames. They also have a license to produce a Doctor Who miniatures game (see “Warlord Games Acquires 'Doctor Who' License”).
Game development and designs are in the early stages, but the first planned release will be based on the world of Strontium Dog, a post-apocalyptic series where mutated humans are force to become bounty hunters.
"Many of us at Warlord are ardent 2000 AD fans so the chance to take on a licence to work with the stories we grew up with and continue to avidly enjoy was something of a dream come true,” said Paul Sawyer, Head of Product Design at Warlord Games. “We have many ideas to bring the wonderful stories from our favorite strips - old and new - to the tabletop and work has begun in earnest to do justice (pun intended) to Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Flesh, Sláine, Kingdom and many of their sister strips.”
The long-running s2000 AD recently published its 2000th issue (see “Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, Kevin O'Neill, More”).