The Conquest of the Gods Kickstarter is live!

The Conquest of the Gods Kickstarter is now live!


Its been a hectic weekend to get things ready in time and i have to thank my talented artists for sending me last minute images and for my close friend Tim Hanlon for helping me (well he did most of the work) with getting the video ready in time.


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Pre-launch update

It has been a busy few weeks in the lead up to the Kickstarter launch. Not everything has gone as smoothly as planned, but we are ready for the launch! The video content is about to be uploaded to Kickstarter and some time tomorrow, it will go live.

Mat, our painter injured his arm in the lead up, so the Norse starter set is not yet fully painted, in fact – Thor is the only one that is done (Sans cape), but we will be updating the starter set image as the campaign progresses. I have also updated the model gallery to reflect where things are up to production wise with the other models. So here is the work in progress of the production models for the Norse, its not an ideal image to be showing off, but it will be updated over the course of the campaign as Matts arm heals and he is able to pick the brush back up. As this is not an established company with full time staff, these kinds of gremlins do crop up, but at least all of the models for the starter sets have had their moulding and we are ready to get this start up off the ground!



a work in progress of Thors paint

Thor paint WIP 02 blur


And here are the production parts for the Troll




I will look forward to bringing you all some updated pictures of the painted models as the campaign progresses. I am also looking forward to providing some images of more production models as they arrive back here over the next few weeks.


Thanks again for your support. I will do another update tomorrow once we are live 🙂

Japanese art preview

Welcome to another pre-launch update for Conquest of the Gods.

After some model previews its time for a final peek at the artwork. Today’s update features some artwork by Anikó Hollósi  and George Evangelista as well as another piece from Daniel Mitchell. Like the other art styles, the Japanese art helps them stand out in the book with their own identity. For the Japanese we have gone with a black and white art style that incorporates a splash of red. The original inspiration for this was from a Japanese tattoo of an Oni I found early on in doing research for the Oni – the tattoo was in black and white with the only colour being the demons red eyes… as you will see below, we have taken the same approach with our Oni’s artwork. Anikó it working on the bulk of the Japanese pieces, with George doing one or two of the monsters.

Shogun, Samurai and Hachiman by Anikó



2page preview
Oni by George

preview Oni

Each unit in the book will receive the full page artwork treatment, and our creative team are busy working away on the rest of the images.

As an added treat, here is a recently finished Egyptian piece by Daniel Mitchell – behold Horus.


As a side, I will also be posting pictures of all of the prototypes/3D prints and where suitable, production casts of the starter set models to compliment the renders that are being shown off. It helps backers be aware that the models do actually exist in the real world.

Kickstarter stretch goals preview

Hi everyone and welcome to another Conquest of the Gods preview! Today i am going to give you all a small taste of what i hope to be unlocking during theKickstarter campaign. I have designed the campaign to include a number of stretch goals, each stretch goal will essentially fund things like printing the hard cover book and the moulding of the models beyond the starter sets that i have not had the personal finances to fund the moulding for myself. Reaching the stretch goals will inject the funding and let me release these much sooner as it is pretty slow going when they are just being funded from whats left of my wage after i have paid the bills. In all but a couple of cases, the stretch goal models have been sculpted and are ready for prototyping. The Conquest of the Gods core rule book will feature 46 different units, covering over 100 sculpts, of these the starter sets only make up a portion of what i have planned.

This is also a great chance for me to show off the scale of the range a bit more and help you all get a better grasp of my vision for the game. Before i show the larger models, here is a reminder of the scales as shown in one of my previous posts:



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Now here is a selection of some of the stretch goal models sitting among our already impressively large Minotaur.


From left to right we have a Japanese Ashigaru (these will come in units), a Greek Orthrus, a Norse Valkyrie, the Greek Minotaur, an Egyptian Alpha Sphinx and a Greek Cyclops.


I have already prototyped a character cyclops (polyphemus) who is ready for moulding, so there is no risk in regards to if i can deliver these, i just need the funding….Here is a quick photo of  the head of Polyphemus next to a Greek Lochagos, please excuse the bent spear, this  play test model has been dropped, trodden on and survived an attack from my 3yo daughter.

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The above imaged do not give the Orthrus the credit it deserves, its a fairly large model by most peoples standards so here is a closer look, keeping in mind that the Ashigaru is a 31mm scale (from the feet to the eyes) miniature. The tail and chains are straight as these will be cast in metal so you can bend them to help customise the look of your model.



Stay tuned as excitement builds as we near the launch of the Kickstarter! There are more previews to come!

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.




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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Hoplites mass.30


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!



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Conquest of the Gods Japaense starter set preview

In the lead up to the Kickstarter i have had a few requests for more images of the various starter sets, last time out i showed you the Egyptian one, this time is the mighty Japanese armies turn. So here it is, behold the (planned) Conquest of the Gods starter set for the Japanese army. I am currently planning for this set to include 10 samurai (metal), 1 Daimyo (metal), 1 Hachiman, Japanese god of war (metal and resin) and one Oni (mostly resin with a few metal parts). As with all of the models in the range, the plan is to include timber bases. I also plan to include all of the model cards as well as a free mini rule book that covers the games core rules with each set.




I thought i would also share some added details on the samurai minatures as well. With these the heads, arms and bodies are interchange, with 6 head options, 5 different bodies and 5 different arm styles, you can mix and match them to come up with a few variations. If things go well with the Kickstarter, i hope to also release more head variants. The 5 poses we have taken from actual kata of ‘form’ stances – so any of you who have studied Japanese martial arts (notably Akido or Ninjutsu) would be familiar with the poses. Again, with these i would love to do more of the popper fighting stances. Below are some of the head variants on offer, with these we have taken some references from several museum pieces – some of the details have had to be exaggerated for scales sake but i think they are fairly honest representations.


All of these models are now at moulding, so i will do an update and show off the production casts as soon as the arrive at my desk. Im glad to report that using my 3D process there has been no loss from render to 3D print, and im yet to see any loss from 3D print to production cast! so what you see is what you should receive.


Stay tuned, next up will be a render of the Greek starter set. Then following that we may even have some painted Norse and some Japanese art work to show off.

Until then, happy gaming!