Greek starter set preview

With only a week until the Kickstarter launches, things are heating up here at Demigod Games. The Kickstarter video is being edited by my talented mate Tim, who enjoyed several laughs as we tried to film the video with the limited resources at hand, i will do a development blog post on this for those who like to see what goes on behind the scenes when trying to create something like this on a shoestring budget.

 

Resin and metal models are arriving at a regular rate, as i have previously mentioned, all of the starter set models have been sent off to moulding, i have taken photos of the prototypes along the way and will share those as well as pictures of the production models throughout the Kickstarter campaign. My original plan was to only post photos of painted models, however time has crept up on my and the deadline for the launch is almost here. With that in mind for the Egyptian, Japanese and Greek sets, i will be showing of the 3D models, assembled in the software and then rendered to reproduce what will arrive, with the view to photograph the production models and upload them as they become available. This is because a handful of resin parts from each of the sets is yet to land here in Australia. For the Greeks the culprit is the blood for Ares spear, that should arrive here before the end of the campaign.

 

Today i want to share what will be released in the Greek starter set, as with the other sets, this one will include the mini rule book – this book is essentially just the rules section of the larger hard cover rule book. In the Greek starter set, you will receive 10 hoplites, 1 Minotaur, 1 Lochagos, and one Ares: Greek god of war.

 

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Ares was a fun challenge to take on, i felt that he was one of the gods that was never done to my satisfaction in other ranges, so i hope you like the Demigod Games interpretation of this classic figure from the Greek mythos. As with all of the models in the range, we have avoided diluting the original concept of what each creature, god or unit is and have tried to deliver it in its purest form. This no compromises approach really gives the game an immense sense of scale, aligning if with the ‘clash of the titans’ on the tabletop look that concept that i started with back when the game was just an idea.

 

Ares back

 

The hoplites have been deisnged to form a phalanx, and really come to life when you feild them in larger units, just for fun i threw 40 into the render engine to show you what they look like when you take a few of them

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Mat, our talented painter is working away on the Norse starter set and i hope to be showing it off later in the week, between now and then ill do a few more posts giving you a look at the Japanese artwork, some of the expansion goals and that behind the scenes look at the how we filmed the video…

Once the painted miniatures are on hand i can also do the long awaited game play video!

 

I hope you are as excited about the Greek releases as i am, and for those of you wanting Vikings, you wont be disappointed, they are looking amazing!

 

John

Owner: Demigod Games

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