Announcing Conquest of the Gods Kickstarter launch date – 24 November 2014

I am pleased to announce that the launch date for the Conquest of the Gods Kickstarter will be November 24. I am just ironing out the final details for a few things before the launch date!

What can you expect to see from the Kickstarter?

We will be launching it with army starter sets for each of the 4 factions. These are a great way to introduce people into the miniatures range and the game. I also think they are comparatively good value when compared with other similar starter sets from the main industry players. Expansion goals will open up additional units and models to add to your pledge. There will be a few free add-ons in the expansion goals but they will largely focus on opening up the models and units that need more funding to get into production.


What will each starter set contain?

Each starter set will contain 1 god, 1 basic commander, 1 monster (70mm) and a unit of 10 troops, though the number of troops in the Egyptian set is still being worked out due to the increased costs of having Horus in their set (it may mean getting 5 troops and a scarab swarm instead). With the exception of Horus and the monsters, the other models are all 31mm scale. Each miniature will come with a high quality timber base.


Where are we up to production wise?

The Norse set is being painted by Matt at the moment; the Greek starter set has been moulded and will go to painting before the campaign, I am waiting on a shipment back for a few of the resin parts (notably the blood for Ares spear). The Japanese and Egyptian starter sets are going through moulding over the next few weeks. Some of the resin parts  probably won’t be ready in time but I can think I can work around this by showing off the master models.

The book is going through editing, and the artwork for all of the starter set units will be completed before the campaign! So we are on track with the book (assuming we generate get enough funding to print it!) the Mini (rules only) version of the book just needs a few art assets and it’s also ready to print off.



As always I will leave you with some eye candy, here is a first rendering of the planned contents for the Egyptian starter set.

Egyptian starter set

Egyptian starter set model update & proposed Kickstarter launch date

The last of the starter set models for the 4 armies were prototyped this week and I am very excited to share the prototypes with you. Below you can see Horus (base not pictured), The Uraeus, Egyptian Archers and the Greatest of 50 prototypes.

Horus is a pretty large miniature, once he is on his base he will be nearly as tall as the imposing minotaur and troll sculpts. His ‘scale’ is 51mm, however the base significantly adds to his height. There is also a small swarm of Scarabs in the image, ill reveal more on those later.

Horus B&W


Like Horus, the Greatest of 50 and Pharaoh have already had their renders shown off, so here are the models in their parts. You will notice that the Pharaoh comes with two head options and both the Pharaoh and Greatest of 50 have weapon options.

Pharaoh B&W

Greatest of 50 B&W


The archers are your basic Egyptian infantry. They are a cheap ranged unit that you will need to keep out of close combat.

Archers B&W


Finally the Uraeus. This is the large fire breathing cobra we previewed the art work for a few months back.

Uraeus_1 B&W

The Uraeus will come with an optional fire part that can be assembled and glued into the mouth of the model. This is just an added value part that I felt help sells what the model ‘does’ in the game. I hope to cast these in a red opaque or transparent resin. Once I have this confirmed I will let you all know how the fire parts will arrive – worst case scenario they will be cast in the regular resin I use but just tinted red.

Uraeus_3 B&W

Once assembled he should look something like this:


This milestone means that the models for all 4 starter sets are prototyped. It is now a matter of moulding and casting the last of these, though I am anticipating Horus to be an interesting challenge for my casters. These Egyptian models are all going to moulding over the next 2 to 4 weeks. The resin parts might not quite make it back in time for the Kickstarter so these bad boys will probably be shown off as renders at the launch of the campaign, their images will hopefully be updated at some point during the campaign with their cast and painted incarnations. The part count may change slightly as I am thinking about reducing the part count for Horus’s weapon by welding some of the parts together before they are moulded. I am also yet to confirm what parts will be in resin and what will be in metal for Horus and the greatest of 50’s whip (that will probably be in resin).


As mentioned above, the Kickstarter is nearing; we have a tentative launch date of November 17. This will be confirmed once I know that my advertising partner is good to go for that date, and I will make a more formal announcement. If things change I’ll probably survey everyone as to when they would like to see the Kickstarter live and aim for a close date that works for everyone.