News & Updates
This model is one of the largest figures that we produce, nearly a pound of metal and lots of parts to assemble. We've always wanted to be able to sell it for a better price, and to make it easier to assemble, so we've teamed up with On The Lamb Games (specialists on resin production) to produce an improved model - made in high-quality resin.
What did we do differently with this version? The new Snowbeast has been remastered from Ben Siens's original sculpture, but is now lighter, less expensive, and with fewer pieces to assemble. The body/chest area has now been made into one single piece, rather than 2 parts that were difficult to glue, and inevitably ended up with gaps that had to be filled with putty. The new model fits together much easier! What's more, the resin castings actually have less distortion than the earlier metal castings. And did we mention that it is now less expensive? We're now able to sell this giant model for $59.95, that is $15 less than the old price of the metal casting.
The Wendigo Summoner model is still included, and he still has a metal body - but his horn is now in resin. Because the resin is a little lighter than the metal, the Summoner is now less top-heavy, so he'll stay on his feet when the Snowbeast stomps around, shaking the table!
The new Snowbeast is available HERE.
The new parts:
Want to know how big the Snowbeast is compared to the rest of our Wendigo? Here's a photo that shows them together:
At last, our new range of Amazons is available now, in the CROC STORE!
When we set out to design our new range of Amazons for WarGods, we wanted to make sure they were special. They needed to look beautiful, with a hint of wildness and danger about them. We wanted to make sure that they were equipped to take on any man in a fair fight... our Amazons wear bronze and leather armor over the parts of the body you need to protect -- you'll find no high-heels or chainmail bikinis here! We also wanted them to grounded in reality, and so ours take inspirations from ancient greek hoplites, scythian tribesmen, hollywood, and all blended together to with a subtle exaggeration to give them that 'WarGods' look. We think these women warriors are ready to take on any opponents! The miniatures are based on concept art by Des Hanley, sculpted by Chris FitzPatrick, and painted by D Felicity FitzPatrick.
The new Amazon range contains the following packs:
WGO-904 Amazon Warband Starter Set - $74.95
WGO-118 Amazon Captain, with Casualty - $8.95
WGO-119 Amazon Hero, with Armor Rack - $8.95
WGO-313a Amazon Warrior Unit - Spear Sisters (12) - $39.95
WGO-313b Amazon Warrior Unit - Horse Widows (12) - $39.95
WGO-313c Amazon Warrior Unit - Red Hands (12) - $39.95
WGO-315 Amazon Archer Unit (10) - $35.95
WGO-314 Amazon Peltast Unit (10) - $35.95
To see LARGER painted images of the new Amazons, check out this thread on the Croc Forum.
Want to know more about Amazons in the WarGods world? Check out this preview from our upcoming rulebook, with rules and background for Amazon players: Dowload PDF
Still want more? Just wait - Fitz is just finishing up the sculpting on the next wave of Amazons, including mounted archers, armored cavalry, and a mounted version of Queen Penthesilea! We'll be showing them all off in the next few weeks, with pre-order details to follow.
The Stone Colossus has always been a tricky model for us - at over 5 inches tall and made of solid metal, the production cost was extremely high. Not to mention, it was difficult to assemble, and more than a little top-heavy once put together. Well, at last we have found a solution that we are happy with - we have partnered with On The Lamb Games (experts at resin miniature production) to make an improved version of the original sculpt.
So what is different? The new Colossus has been remastered from Jeff Wilhelm's original sculpture, but is now lighter, less expensive, and with less pieces to assemble! We've made the feet a permanent connection to the base, and also connected the model at the waist - this means that the finished model on the tabletop will be MUCH more durable. For those who are worried about the detail, the moldmaker did a superb job mastering the sculpture, and the resin castings actually have less distortion than the earlier metal castings. And did we mention that it is now less expensive? We're now able to sell this for $49.95, that is $10 less than the metal casting.
For those who still want a metal casting, we do have a few remaining in the store, but once they are gone then the metal version of the model will be permanently retired.
The new Stone Colossus is available HERE.
The new parts:
Croc Games has been busy for the last month sending out the remaining Corinth miniatures to our Kickstarter backers, and we'll be closing the late Paypal Pledging for this wave on April 1st. If you want to add some extra miniatures, or if you are not a backer and want to get a set, now is the last chance until their retail release. Note, these are ready to ship now - all orders we receive before the 1st of April will ship during the first week of April.
The Corinth Warband deal contains: Warband Starter Set (12 Warriors, Herald, Musician, 2 Honor Guards, Bellerophon the King of Corinth) Archer Unit (12 Archers) Peltast Unit (12 Peltasts) Hero with Armor Rack Captain and Casualty Kickstarter exclusives: Bronze owl, Titan Hunter, Helen of Troy, and Oracle of Delphi. -that's 49 miniatures total, for $170, plus shipping.
We have a few additional Hoplite units also available at $40 each, if you want to add some, be sure to specify your shield preference (White Wings, Suitors of Aphrodite, or mercenaries with assorted shields).
Here's a link to the 'Paypal Pledging' page, complete details are available here:
Or, we can be contacted via email or Facebook, and we can send a Paypal invoice for anything you need.
As you may be aware over the past several months, a few people have been experiencing issues accessing the Crocodile Games online store and Kickstarter PayPal page from select Mac OS and browsers. You may also have experienced this elsewhere on the web.
We now have an explanation for this from our web hosting service and this is what they said: "Lion is too old and does not support TLS 1.1 or greater. You will need to upgrade to a newer operating system or use a third party client. Firefox should work on OS X if it is really the latest version, but it may be using the OS X SSL/TLS library. Your browsers will stop working on major ecommerce sites in the very near future when TLS1.0 is disabled on those sites."
Our Awesome Webmaster explained this to us in plain English, as it didn't make much sense - "Basically website encryption is being upgraded and the older OS's and Browsers don't have the necessary support for this newer encryption."
So if you are running into this issue, it’s probably time to upgrade to the latest version of your Operating System and/or Internet web browser.
So, we hope that this helps shine light on the mystery of the sporadic access.
Thanks for your support, Chris and D. Felicity Fitzpatrick
Croc Games is off to Historicon!
We've packed the truck with boxes and boxes of WarGods minis, the the house-sitter has arrived, and we're heading to Virginia.
We'll have a very small number of Amazons and Automaton miniature sets available for sale, leftovers from the Kickstarter fulfillment. We don't expect these to last long, so if you are attending the show and want to get some before their retail release next year, be sure to stop by the booth early!
Debs has just finished painting up the Trojan and Amazon warbands, and the Automaton minis as well - we'll have these on display in the case. Check out the photos for a few previews!
We hope to see you there!
It's been a while since our last update, we have been keeping very busy working on all of the new miniatures!
Here is the latest on our Kickstarter miniatures - as of now, the First 2 waves have shipped to backers -- the Demigods and the Trojans. We are currently preparing the molds for the next 2 waves, which will include the Spartans, Mycenaeans, Amazons & Automatons. PayPal Pledging is still open for factions that have not shipped, but Demigod and Trojan rewards are now closed.
In addition, pledging for the Spartans and Mycenaeans has also closed.
You can still pledge for the remaining citystates - Amazons, Athenians and Corinthians, as well as the Wargods of Olympus rulebook. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
To see the sculpts as they progress, check out the sculpting thread on the Croc Forum:
If you were unable to back us on Kickstarter don't worry, there is still time. We have set up a PayPal pledging page and for a limited time you can jump on board as a new backer and still receive all of the Kickstarter exclusives.
You can find the PayPal page here - PayPal Pledging
So what's next?
Right now, we are hard at work on all of the fantastic miniatures and extras that we promised! Chris is busy sculpting away and I (Debs) am compiling all of the responses to the surveys, trying to answer questions in a timely fashion and pack croc orders! It will take a while to get of all this together, but we'll be posting progress updates along the way, and we appreciate your patience.
But you can still help! If you are a veteran WarGods player why not talk to your local gaming store or club about organizing a game or running a demo, be active on the forum posting pictures from your games and getting involved in the discussions.
If you are new to the game, come join our community! You will find lots of helpful information and resources on the forum, along with a new WarGods players google map. We will be adding new content as time goes on, so stay tuned!
Thanks again for your support!
--Chris and Debs Crocodile Games
We are into the final few hours of the WarGods of Olympus Kickstarter - the program will end at 5:05pm EST today.
The walls of the city of Troy are said to have been built by Poseidon, and invulnerable to the force of men.You call forth the limping son of Hephaestus from the rear of your army. He advances forward, accompanied by a towering colossus of bronze with the head of a bull. Three times the Automaton strikes the gates of Troy, and with the third blow the gates shatter. Your army surges forward into the city, and the battle wages throughout the day. By nightfall the defenders are either slain, fled, or captured, and the beautiful Helen is yours at last!
Both the Kickstarter Exclusive Helen of Troy miniature and the Hydra have been unlocked and we on our way to unlocking the Harpies! There is still time, so please keep spreading the word and if you haven't backed us yet, now is your chance!
Thanks for your support!
--Chris & Debs
The Daughter of the goddess Athena has arrived, to lead us to victory! She wears shining bronze armor, and a shield that bears the terrifying image of a gorgon! The daughter of Athena is a master of strategy, an inspirational leader of men, and unmatched in her skill with sword and spear!
This miniature was sculpted by Chris FitzPatrick and based on concept art by Des Hanley. She is one of eight Demigods that will be available at the start of the Kickstarter program in the initial goal.
If you'd like to help get this miniature released, please help us spread the word about our upcoming Croc Kickstarter -- we're hoping to go live on Saturday (assuming Kickstarter approves of our project!)
To see more and larger images and to discuss the Demigod of Athena, join the fun on the Croc Forum