We've added "Media Mail" as the default shipping for books, for all orders shipping to USA addresses. This means that for most of our books (including the new WarGods of Olympus) we can ship them to US customers for less than $8! But note: Media Mail only allows printed material, so if miniatures are added to a book order, it will automatically revert to Priority Mail shipping (which is a bit more, but for most US address under $15.)
Now's a great time to order those books you've been thinking about, and pre-order WarGods of Olympus!
Today we received a package from our printer, containing two very exciting things!
The first is the first printed sample of the WarGods of Olympus hardcover rules! This is the actual book, taken from the print run and next-day aired to us. The rest are being boxed and loaded onto a trireme, and they will begin their journey this coming week - which means they should be here in about 4-5 weeks if things go as planned.
We made a quick flip-through video to show off the scope of the book - this thing is huge, clocking in at 344 pages, 350 if you count our printed end-papers and overleaves! Please note that we just shot this with our phone, so the video resolution is not great, but is should give a decent idea how it looks (though lots better in person!) We'll get a better (and longer) video and some high-res photos done in the next few days.
Until then, enjoy this preview...
We've also added a pre-order page to the Croc Store, if you have a friend who missed the Kickstarter and wants to be first in line to get a book once we've shipped them all to backers! You can get yours here:
Oh, and what was the second cool thing in the box from the printer, you ask? Well, the hour is late, and the camera-battery on the phone needs to be charged, so it will have to wait until next time! We'll be back in a few days with another update and all will be revealed!
The Amazon cavalry miniatures are available now, in the CROC STORE!
Fierce and wild, the Amazons are women warriors who are descended from the war-god Ares, and born with his love of bloodshed and a seething hatred for all men. The Amazons have a strong kinship with horses; though the men of Hellas typically ride into battle in chariots, the Amazons ride on the backs of their horses, trampling their enemies beneath thundering hooves. The are led by Queen Penthesilea, the daughter of Ares, who rides a snow-white stallion called Boreas, said to be as fast as the blowing wind and able to outrun the winged Harpies in flight.
The Amazon cavalry miniatures were sculpted by Chris FitzPatrick, based on concept art by Des Hanley. Corinth color painting by Paul Jeacock. The display models were painted and photographed by D Felicity FitzPatrick.
The new Amazon cavalry range contains the following packs:
WGO-317 Amazon Outriders unit (5) - $45.95
WGO-318 Amazon Raiders unit (5) - $45.95
WGO-219 Queen Penthesilea, Mounted - $19.95
Want to know more about the Amazons in the WarGods world? Check out this preview from our upcoming rulebook, with rules and background for Amazon warbands: Amazon Background
The new range of miniatures for Corinth is available now, in the CROC STORE!
Arrogant and wholly corrupt, the Corinthians are the wealthiest city-state in all of Hellas. The army of Corinth is equipped with the finest weapons and armor, their shields emblazoned with a white winged horse, and wearing luxurious cloaks of the deepest black – a grand sight on the battlefield, even if their bravery is sometimes questioned. Yet what need is bravery, when enemies can be bribed and betrayals bought with full coffers of Corinthian silver?
The Corinth miniatures were sculpted by Todd Harris and Chris FitzPatrick, based on concept art by Des Hanley. Corinth color painting by Paul Jeacock. The display models were painted and photographed by D Felicity FitzPatrick.
The new Corinth range contains the following packs:
WGO-906 Corinthian Warband Starter Set - $74.95
WGO-133 Corinthian Captain, with Casualty - $8.95
WGO-134 Corinthian Hero, with Armor Rack - $8.95
WGO-323a Corinthian Hoplite Unit - White Wings (12) - $39.95
WGO-323b Corinthian Hoplite Unit - Soldiers of Fortune (12) - $39.95
WGO-323c Corinthian Hoplite Unit - Suitors of Aphrodite (12) - $39.95
WGO-325 Corinthian Archer Unit (10) - $35.95
WGO-324 Corinthian Peltast Unit (10) - $35.95
To see LARGER painted images of all of these Corinth models, check out this thread on the Croc Forum.
Want to know more about Corinth in the WarGods world? Check out this preview from our upcoming rulebook, with rules and background for Corinthian warbands: Download PDF.
The new Demigods are now available in the Croc online store!
They include: Apollo (version 2), Ares, Artemis (version 2), Athena, Dionysus, Hades (version 2), Hecate, Hephaestus and Poseidon
Sculpted by Chris FitzPatrick, display models painted and photographed by Felicity FitzPatrick.
You can get yours here: CROC STORE
We are happy to announce that the Hydra is now in-stock and available for purchase!
The Hydra miniature was sculpted by Chris FitzPatrick, and measures roughly 5.5 inches long (or about 140mm). It is a multi-part resin kit, and contains 5 heads, 1 body, 2 legs, 1 tail, 1 resin scenic base, and 1 laser-cut wood gaming base. It was molded and cast by the experts at On the Lamb Games, and they did a great job capturing the serpentine detail of the original sculpt. The miniature is supplied unpainted, and require some assembly.
You can get yours now, in the Croc Online Store.
We also have a downloadable PDF of the Hydra rules for WarGods of Olympus, available HERE.
The above photo shows the size of the Hydra next to a 28mm miniature.
Oh yeah, do you need a Golden Fleece for your Hydra to guard? We have one of those too!
The Golden Fleece is also available HERE.
We are happy to announce that our Cyclopes are in-stock, and now available for purchase!
The Cyclopes miniatures were sculpted by Todd Harris, and the display models painted by Felicity FitzPatrick. Each model is a little over 3" tall, making them about 18 feet tall (if the were real - they are not, of course!). The head/neck joint of each Cyclops is the same, so you could put each head on either body. Also, each Cyclops has a separate bit hanging from his belt - one has a huge hammer and tongs, for helping Hephaestus at his forge, the other has a big jug of wine and the leg of a slow-moving farm animal... in other words, lunch! Each of these belt ornaments have a universal connection, and so they be swapped onto the other Cyclops if you like. So, collectors who like lots of variety can make 4 different Cyclopes by swapping their heads and gear around!
Each is a resin and pewter model supplied with a laser-cut wood base. The resin components were cast by our friends at "On the Lamb" games, and they did a super job capturing the detail and nuance of Todd's original sculpture. The miniatures are supplied unpainted, and require some assembly.
You can get yours now, in the Croc Online Store.
We also have a downloadable PDF of the Cyclops rules for WarGods of Olympus, available HERE.
The above photo shows how tall the Cyclopes are compared to a 28mm miniature. We think the unlucky Trojan may be in a spot of trouble!
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:
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