News & Updates
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
We are into the final 30 hours of the WarGods of Olympus Kickstarter and we just unlocked the Amazon Cavalry! Thank you to all of our backers for your support and for helping to spread the word, you all have made this possible!
Now that the Amazon Cavalry has been unlocked, here are the details... the release will have 3 packs - Mounted Horse Archers (5 miniatures for $40), Mounted Amazons with Spear and Shield (5 miniatures for $40) and Mounted Queen Penthesilea ($20). Kickstarter backers can get the whole set of 11 miniatures for $80, and save $20 off the retail price! We expect these miniatures to be ready in September, 2014 - you can add these to your pledge, and we can have them shipped when the are available (US backers for an additional $6, International varies depending on what country.)
The battle is still being waged for the city of Troy. As of this moment, we are only $8,500 away from unlocking Helen of Troy, and when that happens, her miniature will be included in ALL reward levels of $160 or more. Based on our progress over the last day, there is a great chance that this can happen - so long as we continue to get the word out. Please tell your friends, Facebook, and online gaming forums, and we can make this happen!
Last of all, we have another set of concepts to show off - the one-eyed giants known as the Cyclopes! These guys can be used in a warband lead by a Demigod of Hephaestus for a little extra muscle!
Thanks again for your support!
--Chris & Debs
The Automatons have been unlocked! Thank you to all of our backers for helping to make this possible! We've now added the Clockwork Owl to ALL reward levels that include miniatures (basically, everything except Watcher and Warrior.) So, if you have miniatures coming, you'll also get this little guy:
You now also have the option of purchasing the rest of the Automatons as Add-Ons. You can get the whole set (Minotaur, Bull, Hoplite, Warhound, and Owl) for a special Kickstarter price of $42 - that's saving $10 on the set!
Our next stretch goal is at $100,000 - the Gates of Troy! This is the big battle we've been working toward... if we can unlock the Gates of Troy, we'll be adding a second wave of Trojans that can be purchased as Add-Ons, or grouped together for a special Kickstarter pre-order price. The new Trojan miniatures planned are: Trojan Chariot, Trojan War Altar & Guards, Trojan Seer and Temple Guards, Tragic Hero, and Price Hector and Paris! Check out the great concept art by John Wigley:
Above we have 'Man-Killing Hector' and his brother Paris - that womanizing rascal that started all the trouble!
And here's a peek at the new Trojan Specialists we have planned:
The god Apollo is the primary god of the city of Troy. He has gifted some of his priestesses with the ability to see the future, but there is a price... for her foresight, the priestess has lost the sight of her eyes. On the battlefield, she can make predictions that often come true. And she is protected by two temple guards (like the Honor Guards allowed to Demigods). The other Specialist is the Tragic Hero, a great warrior who is fated to die heroically in battle, and the knowledge of his certain doom instills him with a supernatural bravery!
That's all for this time - let's keep spreading the word, and thanks again for all of your support so far!
--Chris & Debs
The WarGods Kickstarter is now live, and will be running throughout the month of June, ending Sunday June 30.
To view our project, please, click the link below:
Be sure to check back periodically over the course of the month, as we'll be adding new rewards and surprises as the project progresses. Fitz is hard at work on even more new miniatures, hopefully we'll be able to show them off soon!
A special thanks goes out to Mike Biel and Adam Majka for their hard work shooting and editing our Kickstarter video! Thanks guys, we couldn't have done it without you!
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
We got the master castings of the first batch of Trojans from our moldmaker last week, and so we thought we'd show you how well they paint up! Both of these were painted by Debs FitzPatrick, and we think they came out great!
Less than a week to go before we start the Kickstarter!
If you'd like to see more and larger photos of these, join the fun on the Croc Forum:
For bigger images and to discuss the Trojans, have a look on the: Croc Forum.
We'll try and convince Debs to let us all know what colors she used!
From the depths of the wine dark sea rises the son of Poseidon! Armed with a deadly trident and wearing scaled bronze armor, he is ready to lead your Olympus warband to victory on the battlefield! With the Demigod of Poseidon you will command the creatures of the deep, ride into battle in a chariot pulled by a pair of magical Hippocampi, and cause the earth to shake and flatten your enemies!
This miniature was sculpted by Chris FitzPatrick. and is based on concept art by Des Hanley. He will be a part of our upcoming WarGods Kickstarter program, starting at the beginning of June!
If you'd like to help get this miniature released, please help us spread the word about our upcoming Croc Kickstarter -- we have only a week remaining before the start. You can click on the link below to share the story on your Facebook page.
To see more and larger images and to discuss the Demigod of Poseidon, join the fun on the Croc Forum
The Trojans are preparing for battle! Fitz has finished all the ranks of the Trojan Spearmen, so we thought we'd take a few pictures and show them off.
Just like our Spartans and Mycenaeans, the Trojan Hoplites will come in a unit of 12 models, with 4 rear rank, 4 middle rank, and 4 front rank models. The cascading arrangement of their spears creates a cool 'wave' effect on the completed unit! These guys are shown without their shields, but the assembled unit will have them, of course! And there will be several shield options to choose from, so you can pick your favorite, or choose different options for each unit to create units with their own flavor!
Please help us spread the word about the upcoming Croc Kickstarter -- we have just over a week to go, the more people who hear about it, the more likely we'll be able to succeed. You can click on the link below to share the story on your Facebook page.
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For bigger images and to discuss the Trojans, have a look on the Croc Forum:
-- The Croc Team