Grab you spear and shield because we're going to take a look at Footsore's Mortal Gods. Take control of a small band of 15 - 25 models and carve your place in history. In a fast paced game where you alternate actions with your opponent, do you slay your foes of focus on the scenario objectives? Either way the burning question - is it good? [...] The post Mortal Gods – Skirmish clashes in Classical Greece appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
off the desk this week another unit of Breton warlord cavalry, again from the footsore miniatures range. Should be quite flexible to be Alans, Goths, Franks and late Romans. A real pleasure to paint with LBM transfers.CheersMatt
Next unit to join my Breton army are some Alani-Goth cavalry from the Footsore range. These. Will be for my later 5th century Armorican army, but I will possibly also use them for Goths, Visigoths or Burgundians.The Vandals, Alani (including Sarmation confederation tribes) and other confederate Germans crossed the Rhine in 406AD pushing far into western Roman territory. Alan tribes settled along the Loire and up the Sarthe river beyond Le Mans and west to the Mayenne river. Many place names in the Pays de la Loire region still relate to this period of 40 odd years of occupation. This I believe also lead to the unique horse breeds in western Pays de la LoireThe Alani leader Goar agreed with the romans to ally with them and in 440 the Alan's were gifted Orleans and the lower And Upper Loire to act as a buffer in the west with the Bucaudae of Armorica, and to the south the Visigoths and Burgundians. The Alani also played in the internal politics of the western empire supporting Jovinus as emperor 411-13. The Ala
I recently purchased a collection of dark age figures and a number were Footsore miniatures Welsh and Irish, while the remainder were gripping beast plastics.Recently I have read some interesting articles about some of the early kings after the departure of the Romans, the spread of Christianity, the arrival of the Alans, then the Franks, the coming of the Viking invaders, then the Normans.I had planned to build a Breton army so with a little thought I could build something to represent Breton Dark age army from the 5th century through to the 11th by swapping out a few units it could fight Alan's, Late Romans, Franks, Vikings and Normans. We have six major battlefield sites within a hours drive from late Roman through to the Norman conquest, and a further 11 battlefields within two hours. I plan to develop some tours and wargame events around these sites.First off the desk some Domnomée skirmishers. The kingdom of Domnonée seemed to have major ties with Britain, even sharing the same king at one time. T
Whilst work on the Spanish continues at pace with a deadline of Thursday to get them tabletop ready, a rather fun distraction with Paul rolling out his fantastic Greek collection for Mortal Gods.The mechanics are simple with each unit/character gaining a pebble, White for units and Black for leaders and heroes. You also have three Red omen pebbles which generate a positive or negative event card which can impact characters or battlefield events. Be careful though once all the red stones are drawn the turn ends.Combat uses specialist dice with Swords for attack and Shields for defence, depending on your character you might get to use the pegasus symbol to aid you. You roll off attack dice vs defence dice but only if you burn your unt action (in which case you take your colour pebble out of the bag.) otherwise you roll against your armour, this is good as it can pin troops if they choice to burn defence dice to keep casualties down. As you would expect Hoplites are good in defence but skirmishers with no armour
Hello everyone!Today I continue painting the Athenian army to the Mortal Gods system.I invite you to see the first base of Hoplites. My Athenians will have a coherent motif on the shield in the form of owls. I leave the dials more elaborately for the Mercenary Hoplites painted for them at the same time.Other entries:Mortal Gods core box set Athens at war. Peloponnesian war. Part I / Athenian Lochos - Box Set / Light armed hoplite (Peripolos)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Characteristic. Part II.The very beginning of the conflict was inauspicious for Athens. Sparta decided to use the tactics of destruction, hoping that this would lead to a swift conclusion of peace.Spartans invaded Attica and during the harvest they destroyed farmland and burned buildings. In addition, an epidemic broke out in Athens. Pericles died in 429 BC by the disease that also reached
After a name and brand bickering, that I first thought was an April fools joke, Footsore Miniatures - who took over Musketeer Miniatures back in the day, came back to their name. With Gangs of Rome, they went with the name of Warbanner and recently Games Workshop got in touch with them, as Warbanner would […]
Hello everyone!In addition to the recently shown Athenians, simultaneously working on mercenary Hoplites, one of the less powerful Polis.Therefore, today the first painted base (and some bonuses) from the CORE BOX described some time ago for the Mortal Gods game, treating the conflict in ancient Greece.Plastic minis attached to the basic set can also be found in the Mercenary Armoured Hoplites 5th to 3rd Century BCE from VICTRIX LTD.They look beautiful and are definitely my favorites among plastic historical models.The official Mortal Gods group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mortalgods/Polish system group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/644981805931421/---------------------------------------------------------------------Hoplites, the heavy infantry fighting in close formation called the phalanx werea common view of the battlefields in ancient Greece in the mid-seventh century BC.The hoplite troops were made up of free, wealthy citizens of Greek cities, that is, polis and peasants who had a
Welcome!It's time to look at the next set recently received from FOOTSORE Miniatures & Games and this is: Athenian Lochos - Box Set.As it happens on DwarfCrypt, I also painted one of the models that is part of the box and it will be a lightly armed hoplite (Peripolos).Below is also a handful of basic information about the conflict between Athens and Sparta.I also invite you to:The official system group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mortalgods/Polish system group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/644981805931421/Mortal Gods core box set inboxing Athens at war. Peloponnesian war. Part IAfter the Persian wars, the situation in Hellas was very tense, and any careless and hasty operation of any of the policies could be a pretext for starting warfare.It was influenced by the rise of the two main strengths of Athens and Sparta. Until the outbreak of the war between these forces contributed a minor conflict between Korkyra (today's Corfu) and Corinth regarding the i
Welcome!I invite you to watch the first runestones that you can find in the Warhead Studio offer. I recently received a package from sets from a polish producer of terrains, scenery and bases, and I must say that it is VERY good. Described today set divided into two parts. In this version, 3 out of 5 runic stones.Set of Runic Stones casted in resin perfect for those Viking raids in game of Saga, Hail Caesar or other historical games from Dark Ages. Runic Stones can be used as a stand alone piece of terrain, part of bigger diorama, objective or as a scenery piece for a base.I encourage you to look through the expanding range of Warhead Studio:https://warheadstudio.com/https://www.facebook.com/WarheadStudio/And a handful of facts. Part IThe runestones were created mainly in the years 200-1100. The runes were also used later in some isolated regions of Sweden and Norway, but the runestones ceased to basically engraved before 1100. They have survived in the entire Nor
Hello to you!I unboxing the first of the recently received sets from FOOTSORE Miniatures & Games today and it is:Mortal Gods core box set (+ limited hero model),and next I will take for Athenian Lochos - Box Set.To unboxing also was not too boring (model kit can already be familiar with the ancient Greeks sets of Victrix) painted model of a hero (Medium Promachos 1), which also suddenly found himself in my package (Thanks guys and mr A. !) :)I invite you!Mortal Gods is a new game from Footsore Miniatures & Games (formerly War Banner), the people behind Gangs of Rome, scheduled for release in early 2019. Greece has proven her might and the forces of the vast Persian Empire have been repulsed. Each City-State believes it played a key part in the victory and this new found pride has brought about rivalry, greed and conflict. Generals and statesmen vie for power and wealth in the chaos, risking exile or execution while the boldest and amb
So my mate, Alan, has been waiting with fevered anticipation for this to arrive and so when the postie delivered Mortal Gods (originally by a company called "War Banner" but who have now had to change their name to "Dark Peak Games" and then to "Footsore Miniatures and Games" due to having received cease and desist letters from GW and Peak Games - see the announcement here) to him a couple of weeks ago he has been been busy as the proverbial painting up the core set figures. And Alan being Alan, had also got the Spartan and Athenian boxed sets as well as a number of "extra" models so he has gone pretty well all in on the game!So when I went up to his house last week he had a couple of warbands pretty well all painted and ready to goAll set up and ready for actionEach player creates a Warband with each individual warrior, group of warriors and hero costing a number of points with 300 points being suggested for a reasonable sized game. Each Warband (or "Lochos" to give it it's proper title) is led by a "Lo
Ever heard of Dark Peak Games? Quite possibly not, but I’m pretty sure that you may know all about them. The reason that you will not have heard of them is that at the moment [...] The post War Banner Limited to become Dark Peak Games appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
Here we are again with another helpful page of resources! This time for War Banner/Footsore Miniatures upcoming game Mortal Gods – Test of Courage. You can find further information on their Facebook page, but we’re cramming as much into this Test of Courage resources page as we can! Before looking into the project I can safely say my knowledge of the ancient Greek world was limited to a few films exhibiting sketchy historical accuracy, as well as a handful books. I did a chunk of reading and picked up loads of useful information. So, a bit like the Test of Honour page I did I thought I’d try to compile some stuff and help people out. I’ll try to keep adding new bits to this Test of Courage resources page as I find them or others suggest them. Game Rules FAQ (Link) History Timeline of Ancient Greece (Link) Ancient Greek City States (Link), (Link) Battle of Marathon (Link) Battle of Salamis (Link) The Great Greek Turncoat (Link) Battle of Thermopylae (Link) Thracians and their Kin (Link
Hello everyone!I return today to the colorful history of early Medieval Ireland and give another story about the retreat, bravery and deeds that are permanently inscribed in the pages of the history of the Green Island.The models painted today, the army standard bearer and Brian Boru come from one of my favorite producers of metal historical minis - Footsore Miniatures.The banner is the work of Little Big Men Studios.BRIAN BORU - THE LAST GREAT HIGH KING OF IRELAND: The line between Irish Legend and Irish Myth has often been blurred, especially as the retelling of heroic deeds has been passed on through generations. Brian Boru was no legend although his life deeds were legendary. He was very much a real man and was in fact the last great High King of Ireland and perhaps the greatest military leader the country has ever known. Brian Boru was born Brian Mac Cennétig. He mother was sister to the mother of Conor, the King of Connaught. His