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Salute also marks the first UK appearance of the Wendigo Warband Guide, our beautiful new full-color book that details the rules and background for playing the Wendigo. Pick up your copy at the booth, and save yourself those pesky international shipping charges! We also have a 2-book special for new players, buy the WarGods of Aygyptus rulebook & the Wendigo Warband Guide and get them both for only 30 quid!
We'll also have the latest miniatures there, including the ever-huggable "Crocogamer" Sebeki Convention Attendee miniature, both of the new WarGods Minotaurs, Typhon Swordsmen, the Necropolis Guard & Hero, and Satyrs & Satyr Heroes, the "Bathtime for Bubbles" vignette, "The Emperor" miniature! We'll also have a very limited number of WarGods Warband Starter Sets and other popular miniatures, but if you are looking these, be sure to stop by early, as they'll have only a small supply! We will not have the Mycenaeans ready at the show, they are nearing completion but we were not able to get them to the UK in time.
Here are some pics of the figures we'll have in quantity:
Be sure to stop by the Croc booth and say hello!
For those eager to play these factions, the miniatures for the Spartans are available now, and the Myenaeans are the next Croc release, coming in a few weeks. The next issue of Croc Tales will feature the complete rules for these factions, updated and expanded from the old playtest manual. Watch for some more Mycenaean sneak-previews coming over the next few days!
Continuing in our series of inspirational scenery ideas for your WarGods games, we present the Monument of Khanum, by Herb Gundt, of HG Walls.
This is a simple scenery piece that looks great on the gaming table. It is basically a monolithic statue mounted on a stone plinth, with an access door in the rear. This sort of construction would be found in temple sites dedicated to Khanum, Amun, and Ra, typically 'standing guard' at the entrance to the complex.
The statue itself was a collectible from the YTC Summit company, and is still available here and there online (its call the Large Criosphinx, and the original is black). It was mounted on a base cut from thin plywood, and textured with the Sandstorm Technique. The hieroglyphics on the rear around the door are from the taken from an Usborne Cut-out Models book called "Make This Egyptian Temple", which is now out of print. The Croc's Temple Door from the "Icons & Artifacts" range could easily be used instead. The whole thing was painted and weathered, and based on a 1/8" thick hardboard base.
Last week we received our shipment of the Wendigo Warband Guides and we sent out the call to all our local fans to come and help us get the books ready for shipment. Check out the photos from our Wendigo book stuffing day. A big heartfelt thanks to all our volunteers for their hard work, we couldn't have done it without you!
Here is an impressive piece of scenery which we think you'll find inspirational: the Great Temple of Amun, by H.G.Walls.
The temple complex was based on a typical Egyptian design, using surviving historical examples as a template. The temple was designed with a central courtyard that is open to the sky -- a detail that is both historically accurate, as well as game-friendly, allowing miniatures to move and maneuver within the temple interior (see thumbnail images below.)
The entire complex is mounted on 1/4" thick particle board, which provides a stable foundation and allows the building to moved safely.
The forward statues were produced by Jimmy Flintstone.
The colonnade of sphinxes is typical of ancient Egyptian temples, and they were produced by Monolith Designs, UK.
The hieroglyphic engravings on the temple walls are actually cut from a paper-model kit, called the USBORNE CUT-OUT MODELS series of books called "Build This Egyptian Temple" (ISBN 0-7460-0461-3). Usborne publishes a number of accurate paper kits of ancient buildings, which are great for reference, but somewhat small for the game table.