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Pakhet
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Posted: Tuesday, Nov 05, 2013 at 8:47 PM
I so need to get another oracle,

When I graduate (a BA majoring in Ancient Histroy), I was thinking of giving some of my lecturers a painted mini as a thank you gift. Croc has given me so many ideas!

My closest lecturer, who I am likely do do Masters with, did his PhD on Prophetic speech, and was the first to prove the Delphic oracle spoke in her own voice (not gibberish as translated by men). This mini is perfectly clothed, I didn't want to give him anything too racy.

Tom will be given a Demigod of Dionysus, he is an expert in Republican Rome, but he looks like the figure, especially the cheeky gleam in his eyes. Peter will get a Roma emperor. For Susanne, who is an Egyptologist I will paint up a Priestess of Bast. Paul will get a Spartan something. I would like to give him a Corinthian Captain/hero but they wont be ready in time.

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Posted: Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 8:16 AM
In addition to the 165 Trojans and Amazons I ordered, I did a separate PayPal pledge for one of the demi-gods. Am I likely to see this figure on my doorstep in the near future, or has everything been moved back again?

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Posted: Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 1:09 AM
Alcibia said:
In addition to the 165 Trojans and Amazons I ordered, I did a separate PayPal pledge for one of the demi-gods. Am I likely to see this figure on my doorstep in the near future, or has everything been moved back again?
If you made a separate pledge for a Demigod + shipping, it will be going out with the first wave (of the 'Painter' rewards, some of these are shipping this week.)

Please send specific reward questions to us directly through Kickstarter, so that Debs can make whatever notations are needed to your survey & rewards. This thread is for showing off images of new greens and art, lets keep it focused on the fun stuff. Thanks!

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Posted: Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 7:55 AM
Let me apologize, it was never my intention to allow my enthusiasm to make me a nuisance.

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Posted: Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 10:23 AM Edited on 2013-11-17 10:27:13.0
Sculpting progress continues! While working on Helen of Troy, I've been finishing up the last of the Trojan poses, and there are 4 here to show off - Swordsman, Musician, Archer #3 and Archer Captain. These guys are making their first appearance here, but they are already at our moldmaker's for their master-mold now!

I'm still working on Helen, but she is coming along slower than I would like, as most of the last week was spent getting the Demigod miniatures out the door. I'll get pics of her up as soon as she feels she is looking presentable, but it will be a few days...

And now, more Trojans!

New Trojans

The musician pictured above also comes with a shield, but I did not have any handy when taking the photo.

New Trojans 2

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Posted: Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Sculpts are looking cool as always...you must be pleased to see the first batch of rewards going out! I bet sorting through everything can seem a tad daunting.

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Posted: Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Looking great Chris, pleased I pledged for a swordsmen unit.

Plenty of detail in relief, should be a pleasure to paint.

Just out of interest did you end up doing all the shield options?

Cheers

Stu

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Posted: Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 1:46 PM
Chris - Magnificent sculpts as always. Well worth waiting for. IMHO, WarGods are the best looking minis out there - bar none !

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Posted: Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 9:20 PM
Fantastic! Looks great!

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Posted: Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 7:55 PM
Great job really regretting not buying these first

Jon

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Posted: Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 1:12 PM
an update this week?

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Posted: Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:57 PM
I'm still struggling with Helen sculpture, she is proving to be one of the most troublesome figures I've worked on recently. (No surprise really, considering all the trouble she caused for Menalaus back in the day!) I've had a couple false starts on her, but the latest revision is starting to shape up. I'll be posting pics as soon as she nears completion, but that will be a while yet.

For those who are eager to see something new and 'green', check out this thread:

'Generic' Hoplite Tread (images page 2)

I just posted some pics of the 'generic' Hoplite I've been working on-and-off the last couple months. More bits for him are coming in the future!

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Posted: Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 11:15 AM
I realize last week was a holiday event, but am wondering how that Helen is progressing. (not to mention the rest)

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Posted: Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 5:56 PM
Alcibia said:
I realize last week was a holiday event, but am wondering how that Helen is progressing. (not to mention the rest)
Chris is back to work on her after the holiday, she's starting to look vaguely human and female.

We're in the middle of changing our internet service provider, but we should be back online this friday. If all goes well we will have an update this weekend, with pictures!

Debs

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Posted: Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 7:12 AM
Thanks very much!

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Posted: Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 9:54 PM
Nearly there guys! I was hoping to have Helen wrapped up today, but she still needs some work on her face and hair - hopefully I'll have her finished in the next day or so... stay tuned!

We just got the metals of the Oracle as well, the mold turned out beautifully!

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Posted: Monday, Dec 09, 2013 at 11:21 AM
What does "nearly there guys" mean?

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Posted: Monday, Dec 09, 2013 at 3:45 PM Edited on 2013-12-09 15:46:01.0
OK, that earlier post got away before I had completed it! sorry, basically I was curious about general progress and if I am in the wrong place I apologize, but I think, based on past posts that the Trojans should be pretty much complete, the archers for Mycenae and Sparta as well - although we have not seen the leaders for them yet, we still have the Mycenaean peltasts and Spartan swordsmen on the horizon as well. So, I guess what I am wondering is: with Helen almost there, are the second wave miniatures from the kickstarter (the Trojans) ready soon so we can start getting pumped up for the Amazon greens which should be popping up any minute as well!

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Posted: Monday, Dec 09, 2013 at 10:52 PM
What we need is a work-o-meter :)

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Posted: Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 3:48 AM
The only problem with seeing all these great greens is that it makes me wish I had a bigger gaming budget :(

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Posted: Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 8:18 PM
Alcibia said:
OK, that earlier post got away before I had completed it! sorry, basically I was curious about general progress and if I am in the wrong place I apologize, but I think, based on past posts that the Trojans should be pretty much complete, the archers for Mycenae and Sparta as well - although we have not seen the leaders for them yet, we still have the Mycenaean peltasts and Spartan swordsmen on the horizon as well. So, I guess what I am wondering is: with Helen almost there, are the second wave miniatures from the kickstarter (the Trojans) ready soon so we can start getting pumped up for the Amazon greens which should be popping up any minute as well!
I meant I'm nearly done with Helen. After she's done we'll be getting the Trojans rewards ready for shipping, and once that's done I'll be on the Amazons. Please keep in mind it takes be about 2 weeks to sculpt a figure, and complicated models take longer, so there is still a while before I'll be posting Amazons.

Todd is doing the Archers and Peltasts for the other citystates. We have to compete with other companies for his sculpting time, but he's now currently working on the Peltasts, so we should be able to show off the first of their models fairly soon.

Please bear with me guys, we'll have some more cool stuff to show off very soon!

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Posted: Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:15 AM
Ok sounds great Chris

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Posted: Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 6:44 AM
I'm happy to wait as your stuff is well worth it!

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Posted: Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 9:02 PM Edited on 2013-12-12 21:27:24.0
OK, she's about 99% complete, so let's show her off! All that really remains are her slotta-tab, the straps on the rear sandal (I need to remove her from the cork to get in close enough to sculpt them) and few clean-ups here and there.

Beauty is a very subjective thing, and to sculpt 'the most beautiful woman in history' that pleases everyone is probably an impossible task. I've tried to stick closely the Des' concept design. We loosely based her appearance on a young Sophia Loren, and for the sculpture I tried to give her something of an otherworldly air with her pose and face, as if her physical appearance closely resembled the stylized form of art that the greeks used - that would be the standard of beauty for the day. Hopefully this is a subtle effect, and I'm looking forward to seeing her painted - after looking at her in green for so long, seeing her in color will be a welcome change!

Thanks to everyone for their patience with me as I worked on this mini. Some figures are very challenging, I could probably have sculpted half a dozen rough-and-tumble warriors with swords and spears in the time it to to make her! I'll be cleaning her up and taking some more photos on a base to send out in a general update this weekend.

Hope you guys like her!

Helen of Troy sculpture

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Posted: Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 10:36 PM
This is a really lovely sculpt, even for me being not too great a fan of Sophia :-) , thanks for that.

All the infos about the other progresses (archers, peltasts) are appreciated a lot, as they give me the happy feeling that my Trojan/Amazon army is will show up at my door step early next year :-))

cheers Thomas

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Posted: Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 1:08 AM
FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done! Made me a very happy chappy!

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Posted: Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 9:46 AM
Worth the wait. Great job, Fitz! Guess we better start building a thousand ships now...

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Posted: Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Very nice! I think you may need to consider actually selling this in the store once the KS people get their free copy! I could see painting this model as Helen (of course) but also with a variant paint scheme she could be used for Medea, Circe, Ariadne etc....just sayin'

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Posted: Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 12:24 PM
Chris

She looks really great. I myself would also lauch a 1,000 ships and fight a 10 year War to recover her beauty

SoCal Tony.

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Posted: Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 4:25 PM
Actually I agree with Alcibia about putting her on your website for everyone once us Kickstarter chaps get ours! She is too good to just be an exclusive - give everyone a chance to paint her! : )

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Posted: Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 7:52 PM
GarethPannan said:
Actually I agree with Alcibia about putting her on your website for everyone once us Kickstarter chaps get ours! She is too good to just be an exclusive - give everyone a chance to paint her! : )
I don't think we could do that; she was promoted as a Kickstarter exclusive, and it would not be right to turn around and sell her separately. I'm not going to rule out doing alternate versions of her and the Oracle, with different heads/details, but that would not be until all my promised Kickstarter minis are completed.

Folks who still want to get her can still join up by the Paypal Pledging - I've been holding off closing it until I got the last of the 'exclusive' minis done.

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Really nice Fitz, 2014 is shaping up to be a great year for painting!

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Posted: Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 at 10:18 AM
well as long as you are considering alternate poses or details for the Oracle and Helen, I guess I will be happy!

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Posted: Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 at 8:17 PM
That's cool! If I wasn't in the KS I'd be happy to get an alternate version. You're just too darn good at this sculpting marlarky!

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Posted: Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM
That is a genius sculpt, I just love it.

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Well worth the wait!

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Posted: Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 at 4:16 AM
Looks great!

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Posted: Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 11:22 AM
I noticed you processed my latest order on New Year's Day! Sorry you had to work on a holiday, but since you were working, you must have some Kickstarter news for us, don't you? (anything at all?)

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Posted: Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 12:32 PM Edited on 2014-01-06 12:38:56.0
Happy New Year everyone!

The latest greens from Todd have arrived, the Peltasts!

Their shield arms are all separate pieces, similar to the Spartan and Trojan Peltasts.

WarGods Peltasts

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Posted: Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 12:35 PM
YES!

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ooOOooooOOOOH!

I like those!

This just keeps getting better and better!

-Alex

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Posted: Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 8:22 AM
So, what's up for this week's update? Some new Amazon greens? Or how about showing us what Trojan shields you decided to put into production. That way, those of us who pledged for Trojans can start day dreaming about what shield options we may choose once the shipping starts. But I will, of course, enjoy seeing anything you are willing to share!

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Posted: Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:02 PM
The new update should be ready tomorrow. Good idea on the Trojan shields, we'll get a compiled photo of all of them and add it to the update.

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That's going to start my weekend nicely! Looking forward to the update. : )

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Posted: Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 10:54 AM Edited on 2014-01-19 17:43:27.0
Still working on the shield images for the update, but here's a preview of a Trojan we've not shown off before... the Trojan Captain!

He'll come with a couple more options for his hand - a spear and a sword. The idea with him was to make him look like he could be leading a unit or riding in a chariot. Hope you guys like him!

(Edited: I just realized I called him the Hero, this is the Captain model! Updated the photo with the correct title.)

Trojan Hero

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Fancy! I am getting so excited for Trojans!

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Posted: Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Looks great Chris

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Posted: Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 1:49 PM
of course he looks great, is he second hero choice? how does this one fit in? we did see one Trojan hero quite a while ago (still pictured on the Kickstarter page), so which one comes with the orders we placed, or is this the Tragic Hero we will see this summer?

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Posted: Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 6:40 PM Edited on 2014-01-19 17:44:16.0
Alcibia said:
of course he looks great, is he second hero choice? how does this one fit in? we did see one Trojan hero quite a while ago (still pictured on the Kickstarter page), so which one comes with the orders we placed, or is this the Tragic Hero we will see this summer?
Each faction has a Captain (Champion) and a Hero.

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Hey guys, any updates?

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Posted: Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014 at 8:34 AM
How about the Trojan Shields? Based on past comments, the Trojans should be in production either now or shortly, time to start putting our orders together for shipping?

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Posted: Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014 at 10:51 PM Edited on 2014-02-07 23:46:37.0
With the Trojan sculptures all complete and at the moldmaker, work has now moved on to the Amazons!

Here are the other 2 variations for the Amazon warriors, without helmets. (The rear-rank-no-helmet is already complete, visible on the Kickstarter page). This completes all the models for the basic unit, with the characters still to go.

The torsos for the Peltasts and Archers are also all done, and these will be going to our moldmaker this week to be made into intermediates. For those curious about the sculpting process, I'll post some pics of these tomorrow (we'll be having a Kickstarter Update then too.)

Here are the latest ladies:

Amazons without helmets

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Posted: Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014 at 11:03 PM
Cheers Chris, they look great.

At this stage is there a rough estimate of when these girls will be done?

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Looking good. Can't wait for July to get the full Olympus book.

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Sweet. Moving forward is always good.

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Posted: Thursday, Feb 06, 2014 at 5:53 AM
As the Amazons are what my Olympian pledge is made up of I'm very happy with these and the other Amazon's that have been shown. Huzzah!!!!

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Posted: Friday, Feb 07, 2014 at 12:34 PM
I am older now, and easily confused, but I am pretty sure this quote from Wednesday would mean that yesterday would have been tomorrow, but is today tomorrow? was yesterday tomorrow? what day is tomorrow? or for that matter, what day is today?

"The torsos for the Peltasts and Archers are also all done, and these will be going to our moldmaker this week to be made into intermediates. For those curious about the sculpting process, I'll post some pics of these tomorrow (we'll be having a Kickstarter Update then too.)"

Anything you can share regardless of what day it is?

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I was not happy with the last 2 Amazons posted, so I did a bit more work on them and updated the picture in my last post. (Basically gave them both the sleeved tunic, and added the sword-arm on the front-rank instead of the spear.)

The Kickstarter update is taking a bit longer than expected, but we'll have it out this weekend. In the mean-time, here's another green that has just rolled off the assembly-line:

Amazon Casualty

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Posted: Saturday, Feb 08, 2014 at 12:57 AM
Sweet looking model Chris the Women of Olympus are really looking awesome.

Oh and by the way I played a game last night against an Amazon Warband being lead by a Daughter of Ares.

Wow talk about tough, two units of slingers with a Misc rating of 5 is brutal. And with the special rule "Hatred of Men" all the Amazons had an Attack rating of 5. Also the Battle Honor Spear Sisters is really wick after two rounds of melee with my Corinthian phalanx. The Sisters had lost enough warriors to have a +3 damage modifier. My phalanx did not last to long after that. But it was a great game and a great opponent. Thanks Joe (Akori)

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Posted: Saturday, Feb 08, 2014 at 8:30 AM
You are making me a very happy chappy Chris! Well done. : )

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Cracking stuff! Looking forward to these :-D

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Posted: Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 4:42 PM
Chris as always, appreciate the update and they look great.

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Great work!

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Posted: Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 2:46 PM
Amazon progress continues!

For those who like to see some insight into how some of these are being sculpted, I've snapped a couple photos of the Amazon Peltasts/Archer models 'in-progress'. I'm doing these using a time-saving technique by making 'intermediates' of their legs/torsos, getting castings made of these parts, and then sculpting onto the castings to make the completed models.

There's going to be 8 different models using these 2 intermediates - with means I save myself having to sculpt an additional 6 legs/torsos. This may not seem like a lot, but that is probably a couple weeks of sculpting saved right there! The finished models will all have a different look, of course, with unique heads/weapons, arm poses, etc.

Here's a photo of the 2 intermediates:

Amazon progress 1

And here's a photo of one of these cast, with the master casting right next to the original. Halfway there with another Amazon!

Amazon progress 2

I'll post more progress on these in a few weeks, when I get castings of both back from our moldmaker.

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Posted: Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 3:23 PM
Here's another sculpt to show off... the Amazon Peltast Captain!

I spent a looooong weekend, working late to finish this one. Her shield/javelin arm is a separate piece, and will be compatible/interchangeable with all of the other Amazon Peltasts. I'm not sure I like the 'eagle-claw' motif on the shield, so it may be a different image on the finished miniature (if I come up with something I like better.) Other ideas may include the moon, flying bird, spiked boss, or something geometric.

Hope you guys like her!

Amazon Petast Captain

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You Sir are awesome. Great work Chris thanks for the update.

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Posted: Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:05 AM
Great sculpts as always

These pics again show me it was the right thing to pledge for this kickstarter (the first I ever took part).

cheers Thomas

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Chris, looks great and thanks for the update.

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Really looking forward to getting these and the wendigo on the table now!

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Posted: Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 8:11 AM
We are not going to see Trojans in production this month either are we?

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Posted: Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 3:49 PM
Alcibia said:
We are not going to see Trojans in production this month either are we?
Guys, I am happy to answer questions like this, but this thread is show off and discuss the new sculpts. If you have questions that are not on this topic (about the greens), it would be better to post them in their own thread.

To answer the question - sorry no, we are still waiting for the last of the production molds to be completed. Our moldmaker was down with the flu for the first part of the month, so we're further behind than anticipated. Believe me, we want to get these to our backers ASAP, so as soon as we have all the molds, we'll get it underway and it should go quite quickly. In the mean-time, work continues on the Amazons, and we should have some new pics to show off this weekend.

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Progress continues on the Amazons... I'm heading to our moldmaker's tomorrow to pick up the castings of the conversion bodies for the peltasts and archers. Ready to go are a forest of javelins and shield arms - as soon as I have the bodies I'll post some more pics 'assembled', before the second round of sculpting starts on them.

Peltast Bits

Just completed is the Amazon armor rack... I'm considering adding a shield or javelin as well. Once we have all of the citystates complete, these are going to make an awesome armory!

Amazon Armor

The Honor Guard is nearing completion so we should be able to show off the first model this week.

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Posted: Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 4:18 PM
Nice work Chris.

Really appreciate the updates.

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Awesome as always sir.

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Posted: Friday, Mar 07, 2014 at 8:25 AM
Here we have the first of the Amazon Honor Guards. There will be a second, who will be holding the polearm in her other hand - so they'll look cool when placed on either side of Penthesilea.

She still has a bit of cleanup to do, and possibly some more trophies hanging from her polearm, but she's basically finished except for her slotta-tab.

Hope you guys like her!

Amazon Honor Guard

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Posted: Friday, Mar 07, 2014 at 8:49 AM
Nice, the only problem I see is that I haven't included them in my Kickstarter list........... ;-)

DJ

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Posted: Friday, Mar 07, 2014 at 9:35 AM
as usual, jaw-dropping. however, have you considered an alternate arm? one without a severed head?That grisly trohpy may make the miniature a bit limited for diorama work.

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Posted: Friday, Mar 07, 2014 at 9:38 AM
Alcibia said:
as usual, jaw-dropping. however, have you considered an alternate arm? one without a severed head?That grisly trohpy may make the miniature a bit limited for diorama work.
She's a one-piece model, but the other Honorguard will not be holding a head.

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Posted: Friday, Mar 07, 2014 at 11:27 AM
OK, thanks.

I know this is not the right place to make this statement, but I got a surprise Amazon casting in my last order, and wow, just wow. I am so glad I went for both the Trojan's and Amazons!

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Sweeeeeeeeeet!

Can't wait to get painting on these!

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Are we still looking at july for the book or has that been put back?

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Posted: Sunday, Mar 09, 2014 at 5:09 PM
As others have said, lovely work Chris.

Updates are great.

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Since it seems that the exclusives have been finished I was wondering if the Spartans have been shipped out yet.

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I hope that my last post didn't sound rude. I have wanted to play with Spartans since I started Wargods.

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Posted: Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 9:47 PM
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Since it seems that the exclusives have been finished I was wondering if the Spartans have been shipped out yet.
Nope, we still need the production mold for Helen to fill any of the $160+ rewards. The minis are at our moldmaker now though, so it should be happening very soon.

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Posted: Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 3:41 PM
OK, thanks. I can't wait, all of the sculpts look stellar, they all have such character.

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Posted: Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 8:16 AM
It is now March 20, 2014. Got anything new to show us?

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Alicibia I sure wouldn't want to work for you ,you probably have the people that work for you manacled to there desk. Lol but like to see a pic soon

Jon

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Love the peltast bits ,will be making a a baggage train and theses would be great to fill a wagon another with anvil and armor and one more with wine barrels

Love and respect Jon

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Posted: Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 6:05 AM
We are putting together a new update, it will be going out this weekend. Stay tuned!

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Posted: Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 7:35 AM Edited on 2014-03-21 08:05:37.0
That's great to hear

Have to say as a newcomer to the site and forum it is not at all clear what will be available when.

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Posted: Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 4:34 AM
The archer captains from Todd are starting to arrive! First up is the Corinthian Captain, seen below. He's working now on the Spartan and Mycenaean Captains, which we should be seeing soon. I'll be doing the Captain for the Athenians, but he's a bit further down the list...

Corinth Archers

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Amazing sculpts as always

I was hoping though for a bit of a schedule of what figures will be available in the near future and when, both to KS/Paypal donators and others who are simply wowed by the tempting sculpts and wondering when they can buy them?

I should point out I am not particularly interested in playing the WarGods games, although I am sure it will be amazing, I am just after figures to spice up my Ancient Greek wargaming army.

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Looking good guys!

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Heck yeah. Corinth is started up. Bring on the rest of that city state looking awesome btw

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Heck yeah. Corinth is started up. Bring on the rest of that city state looking awesome btw

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Agree looking good guys.

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I feel like I have my nose pressed against a shop window not knowing when it will be open.

Perhaps I will come back in 6 months and maybe by then there will be something to buy?

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Posted: Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 9:36 PM
armchair said:
I feel like I have my nose pressed against a shop window not knowing when it will be open.

Perhaps I will come back in 6 months and maybe by then there will be something to buy?

Sorry for the delay on your answer, these minis are part of our Kickstarter program - we've been showing them off here as we get them all completed. They won't be available through retail until after book gets printed (estimated late summer). Sorry for any confusion, there is a lot of information about all this, but it is scattered throughout the Kickstarter program page, and because the program funding period is over we can't update the main page.

We're actually prepping for the second wave of fulfillment now (the Trojans), and the Demigods have already shipped. If you are wanting to join the program, you can through the Paypal pledging system - it is still open, and will be until we start casting the Trojan orders (which will be very soon.)

If you have other questions, please email Debs at sales@crocodilegames.com and she'll try to help.

--Fitz

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Thanks for the reply.

It is a shame all these figures are tied in with the rule book. As I mentioned above I wanted them for my Ancient Greek army for gaming Hail Caesar

I have already donated a sum via paypal in the hope of receiving a unit of 12 Amazon peltasts. It sounds like it will be 6 months before I receive them

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I'm curious if there will be the chance to get the mercenary hoplites added to our pledges?

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Posted: Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Corinth minis look great. Great sculpts from Todd. As always.

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Posted: Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 11:07 AM Edited on 2014-03-31 13:54:22.0
OK, here's an in-progress shot of some of the Amazon Peltasts and an Archer.

The Archer is completed, and the Peltasts are nearly there - they just need their correct shield arms (I stuck one of the warrior shields on the center model, but the finished models will all come with shield/javelin arms just like the Peltast captain posted a couple weeks back. These arms are all already complete, but they are at the moldmaker, and so not available for the photo!)

Peltasts and Archer

So where are we with the Amazons? Let's do a quick run-down:

Completed: Warriors with spear & shield (all completed), Peltast Captain, Peltasts (2 of 3 poses completed), Archers (1 of 3 poses completed), Hero, 1 Honor Guard, Casualty, Armor Rack, Sword Sprue

Still to go: Amazon Champion, 1 remaining Peltast pose (in progress), 2 Archers, 1 Archer Captain (in progress), Penthesilea (in progress), Herald & Musician, 1 Honor Guard conversion

If everything goes well I should have all of the Peltasts and Archers wrapped up this weekend.

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Thanks a lot for the pics chris. The models are awesome, as usual :-))

These are the kind of minis I joined that kickstarter business in the first place.

cheers Thomas

P.S. I really like this complete overview about the state of the sculpting process.

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Chris

Appreciate the update. Looking forward to these girls.

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Awesome! Can't wait!

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Best yet, they are GORGEOUS!!!

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These are great. Can't wait to convert some...

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AWSOME!!!!!!!!! Thanks Chris! : )

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Whoops, I meant AWESOME!!!!!

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Any more updates on Trojan production or shipping?

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Posted: Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 2:07 PM Edited on 2014-04-09 14:08:09.0
Amazon Archers complete!

All of their quivers are a separate piece that contains a quiver & sword. I may do another variant that has some grisly trophies as well, like scalps or a severed head.

Amazon Archers

As for the Trojan production, we're working on the details today, and should be posting an overall Update on the kickstarter page in the next 24 hours - production is almost ready to begin!

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Stunning!

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Simply stunning.

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Yowza! They are bril!!!

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It has been a long time since I managed to pop into this tread, but man, am I glad I pledged for Amazons and Corinthians... they look awesome!

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Just checking in to see if there are any updates

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Posted: Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 12:20 PM
We're currently packing thousands of Trojans, so no greens update this week.

I'll be back on the sculpts as soon as we get these out the door!

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wish you were packing mine.. but i'm waiting on the amazons as well :(

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Not a problem Chris, glad to see things progressing.

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Love the Amazons! Can't wait to see them in stores.

I'm really wondering on the status of the rules and the rulebook. Would love an update on that. Once that is available I feel I actually have a chance of getting more people into this game. Until then, I'll enjoy the nice new minis...by myself.

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Posted: Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 1:01 AM
Mordante said:
Love the Amazons! Can't wait to see them in stores.

I'm really wondering on the status of the rules and the rulebook. Would love an update on that. Once that is available I feel I actually have a chance of getting more people into this game. Until then, I'll enjoy the nice new minis...by myself.

Work is progressing on the book, especially on the art front. We've been focusing on the minis in the Kickstarter updates, as those were promised first, but once we deliver the Trojans and the Amazons we'll have lots of updates on book progress. (We'd just get a lot of grouchy backers if we were posting book stuff and the minis were still unfinished -- so first things first!)

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Lol if you think you have grouchy backers you should check out another kickstarter I backed. Keep up the good work.

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If I need to change the address that my models are shipped to who should I contact?

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Hahaha, Greg is right!

The Kickstarter we backed ended 30 days before this one and had Dec 2013 delivery dates. Croc has already started shipping some of their Kickstarter Gear, while the other Kickstarter does not even have a light at the end of the tunnel. They can't seem to get their most iconic miniature, the Valkyrie, done properly. 5 months after they were supposed to have shipped the game and they are still going back and forth with the mini manufacturer about the designs... we'll be getting that game in 2015!

People are pissed!

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GoldenSpat said:
If I need to change the address that my models are shipped to who should I contact?
You can message us through Kickstarter, or email us at sales@crocodilegames.com

Please let us know as soon as possible, we are shipping the first of the Trojan rewards this week.

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Akori said:
Hahaha, Greg is right!

The Kickstarter we backed ended 30 days before this one and had Dec 2013 delivery dates. Croc has already started shipping some of their Kickstarter Gear, while the other Kickstarter does not even have a light at the end of the tunnel. They can't seem to get their most iconic miniature, the Valkyrie, done properly. 5 months after they were supposed to have shipped the game and they are still going back and forth with the mini manufacturer about the designs... we'll be getting that game in 2015!

People are pissed!

I chose not to back that one because I thought they were being overly optimistic in their delivery dates...mind you, I also expected the Croc one to run behind due to being quite successful (and putting more work on Osiris's desk). But then I also add 6 months to the estimated delivery date of any gaming related Kickstarter now as all the ones I've backed have been late.

So far Croc is a bit late with the Trojans and Amazons, but we still have 3 months before they're late with the rulebook

That said, I know that they'll deliver and they have been keeping us reasonably well updated

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Just got the email update to confirm my address in preparation for the shipment of the Trojans! Awesome!

For the record, I participated in two other kickstarters that started before this one, and to date I have yet to see anything from them. As far as I am concerned, it is all good, cause the Sons of Troy will be here soon! Thanks for Chris and Debs for all your hard work.

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Hektor said:
Just got the email update to confirm my address in preparation for the shipment of the Trojans! Awesome!
Hope I get one of those soon!

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Wolf said:
Hektor said:
Just got the email update to confirm my address in preparation for the shipment of the Trojans! Awesome!
Hope I get one of those soon!
And I just did! Yay!

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Click-n-ship notification just showed up! Can't wait!

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Hey Chris, have you got any progress on penetheslia at all?

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Shipping notice arrived! Excited doesn't begin to describe it.

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She is threatening to open it herself, that will not do

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My wife called to tell me there is a parcel from Fitz at the house. Sure bet it's the Trojans. Suddenly the chances of me staying late to finish this project at work tonight have begun to seriously diminish... ;)

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Hektor said:
She is threatening to open it herself, that will not do
"Fly you fool!"

Run home man, run home now!

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Wolf said:
Hektor said:
She is threatening to open it herself, that will not do
"Fly you fool!"

Run home man, run home now!

Ha! I did just that! Fortunately she didn't make good on her threat.

They are outstanding. I know that is no surprise, but still has to be said. Going through them now. A lot to absorb. Helen is brilliant, concept art brought to life. I have no idea how I'm going to do the model justice, but it's going to be fun trying.

The demigods rock. Hephaestus' pics appeared big and strong but in person he's even more powerful looking than I expected. Demigod of Poseidon is ace.

Aeneas (though I will be using him as Hektor - no surprise there!) is probably my favorite of the lot. Fantastic.

One happy camper here. Great work, Fitz and Debs!

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Ares
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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 3:14 AM Edited on 2014-05-15 03:15:28.0
Mighty Ares has received his Trojans. Mighty Ares will build and paint these warriors with as much excitement as when he is at war, killing and slaughtering. Mighty Ares has spoken!

Perseus
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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM
I have had one Kickstarter that actually shipped ahead of time (one month before the target), all others have been delayed, many by more than six months. As long as the communication is OK, I do not mind it.

All that being said, since I am receiving Corithians, Amazons and almost anything non-aligned, I am not expecting anything before the turn of this year. Knowing Fitz's quality, I will rahter wait a few weeks or months longer then miss said quality!

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powerfrog99
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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 12:43 PM
I envy you guys who have already got their parcels a bit ;-) I have to wait until the Amazones and even the Automatons are done.

Maybe you can show round a few pictures of your first painted samples or so, please....

cheers Thomas

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Hektor
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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12:34 AM
powerfrog99 said:
Maybe you can show round a few pictures of your first painted samples or so, please....

cheers Thomas

Planning to do exactly that. I am knee-deep in Samurai for Ronin right now for an upcoming weekend bash. Arrival of the Trojans took me by surprise and I have to finish what is on the painting table right now first. As soon as they are done, the Trojans go up next. Though I daresay my paint scheme won't stray too far from what Debs did. I like it pretty much exactly as is.

Not really sure how I am going to approach the Demigods yet. Going to try to tie them into the Trojan paint scheme if I can.

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powerfrog99
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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:18 AM
"Planning to do exactly that."

That sounds great

thanks, Thomas

P.S. First in first out on the painting table, I have the same attidude, but often fail when it comes to new stuff....

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Wolf
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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Well my USPS tracker says my Trojans were delivered this morning to my work address. And I am off work today! Guess I'll be making a trip in to work after all...

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Perseus
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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:57 PM
Wolf said:
Well my USPS tracker says my Trojans were delivered this morning to my work address. And I am off work today! Guess I'll be making a trip in to work after all...
Now that is an unpleasant coincidence!

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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 3:59 PM
Went to work and got my Trojans. Totally excited but disappointed too. Not because of the Trojans, but because we are packing up to move house so I won't get to play with my wonderful new toys for a while.

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Kiljoy
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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:41 AM
Received my Trojans and they are just amazing the extra sculpts well the photos don't do them any justice, and neither can I adequately describe how wonderful the sculpting is. Now I wish I could have afforded at the time all the factions, however as soon as they are available I'm in for them all. Paul

Osiris
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Posted: Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 5:57 AM
Great to hear some of you guys have started getting your Trojans! I'm now back at the sculpting table, and working on the next Kickstarter update (should be ready tomorrow).

Asian Sensation
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Posted: Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 10:21 PM
I absolutely love the progress the Croc had been making through this Kickstarter! I didn't purchase any of the Trojan units but I can't wait to get my Amazons and wait patiently for the accolades to pour in from everyone who hasn't already played this outstanding Wargods game system! You have my full support and admiration Fitz!

Very Respectfully, KEVIN (Now in Liverpool, NY)

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Posted: Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 11:35 PM
So, how are those Spartan's coming?

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Posted: Saturday, Jun 07, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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So, how are those Spartan's coming?
Goon news for Sparta fans - we just received the last Spartan sculpt needed for their rewards - the Spartan Archer Captain. Todd did a great job on him, I'll be shooting photos of him for this weekend's update. (It is coming, I'm just trying to wrap up an Amazon sculpt to include in the update as well. )

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Posted: Saturday, Jun 07, 2014 at 5:41 PM Edited on 2014-06-07 17:44:23.0
Hi all,

I received my Trojans this week.

It is hard to comment on the figures without saying something that hasn't been said before, or is known to the visitors of this forum anyway. Besides Fitz's magnificent scupting, it may be mentioned that the casting and material used is also of the finest quality.

Since I'm not gaming but collecting the figures, questions like the number of different poses, alternative weapon arms etc. matter much to me. Thus, I thought I'll give a short review of the Trojan warband for those who are still waiting for their stuff.

Aeneas & Honor Guards (2): Aeneas is bigger than the "normal" Trojans. Being a son of Aphrodite, is he technically a "Demigod of Aphrodite"? The crest of his helmet is sculpted like a stylized horse head, a nice detail adding to the faction identity flair. The (two different) honor guards are armed with swords and shield. While their shields have a different shape, their star decoration nicely matches that of Aeneas' shield.

Captain (& Casualty): The Captain has a separate weapon hand sprue, with choice of spear, javelin and sword. Shield with a horse motif, but different from spearman unit.

Hero (& Armor Rack): Separate weapon arm sprue with spear or sword to chose from. Again a different shield with horse motif.

Archer unit: A Captain and 11 archers in 3 different poses.

Peltast unit: A Captain and 11 peltasts in 3 different poses. Shield hands separate, with two different types (one or two spare javelins in hand).

Spearman unit: A musician with trumpet and bare head, a standard bearer with dagger and vexillum type standard, the pole ending in a horse head (another nice detail). The ranks come in three types, hind rank with upright spears (2 poses, 4 total), mid rank with slightly inclined spears (also 2 poses 4 total), and front rank with separate spear arms (2 different per sprue). What surprised me was the fact that the 4 front rank spearmen come in 4 different poses!!! Some of the differences are subtle, so it took me a moment to realize it.

For all units, I found that the numbers of figures for the different poses are as close to being equal as possible (e.g. 4:4:3 for archers and peltasts). This could be good luck, but I actually suspect this to be the result of considerate packing (thank you, Debs!).

Overall, I'm more than pleased with the delivery. I just hope you'll keep that high standard with the other factions.

Best wishes, Frank

GarethPannan
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Posted: Saturday, Jun 07, 2014 at 6:27 PM
Good reveiw sir! I have no doubt the rest of the factions will be up to the high standard Chris & Deb have set for Wargods. : )

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Posted: Sunday, Jun 08, 2014 at 6:08 AM
Osiris said:
GoldenSpat said:
So, how are those Spartan's coming?
Goon news for Sparta fans - we just received the last Spartan sculpt needed for their rewards - the Spartan Archer Captain. Todd did a great job on him, I'll be shooting photos of him for this weekend's update. (It is coming, I'm just trying to wrap up an Amazon sculpt to include in the update as well. )
Awesome news ... Though I think I still need to wait for the Mycenaean captain to fill my pledge order

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Posted: Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 2:46 AM
Here's a big pic of the Sparta Archer Captain, posed with his recruits! Great sculpting courtesy of Todd Harris!

Sparta Archers

GoldenSpat
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Posted: Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Awesome sculpt! Can't wait!

Karameikos
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Posted: Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 1:21 PM
Oh my! Great sculpt for the Captain! However, this update just helped me to realize that I overlooked both the Spartan and the Mycenaean archer captains in my add on selection I take it that the generic archers will be the same for Athens and Corinth, with a specific captain attached for each? Or will they be getting "city state" specific archers as the Trojans and Amazons have?

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Osiris
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Posted: Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 3:10 PM
Here are some in-progress shots of the Automaton Hoplite. He's about 90% done, just need to add a few details (hands, etc), and make an alternate head and sword arm.

Automaton Hoplite

Tjaroy
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Posted: Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 4:40 PM
Great looking figure Chris can not wait to field this guy.

Thanks Nocal Tony

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Hektor
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Posted: Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 8:55 PM
Spartan captain looks great, and that automaton...fantastic. How will those work? Are they summoned by the Demigod of Hephaestus? How many can you take in a warband? (Please tell me it's a whole phalanx) ;)

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Posted: Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 2:23 AM
Hektor said:
Spartan captain looks great, and that automaton...fantastic. How will those work? Are they summoned by the Demigod of Hephaestus? How many can you take in a warband? (Please tell me it's a whole phalanx) ;)
Demigods of Hephaestus can include Automatons. Right now the Hoplite works as a single character, but I'm considering trying to incorporate them into a unit if I can make the rules balance out. We'll see...

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