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
In a previous Terrain Corner I showed a simple way of reusing old terrain pieces for the upcoming War Banner game Mortal Gods. This time round I’m going to go a little deeper into some [...] The post Terrain Corner – Mortal Gods appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
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
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
I greet you warmly!I invite you to an entry dedicated to Ancient Greece today. There were 2 issues involved:First of all: I'm painting models from the new box from Wargames Atlantic"Skeleton Warriors" in the climate of ancient Greece this time. This hard plastic box set allows you to build up to 32 Skeleton Warriors equipped with bow, spear, sword, or pike and with options for full command.Builds include up to: 8 bow men, 8 pikemen, 8 swordmen, 24 spearmen or many combinations."Skeleton Warriors" box set is compatible with the forthcoming Mythic - the fantasy version of Mortal Gods!https://www.facebook.com/wargamesatlantic/https://wargamesatlantic.com/And second: Mortal Gods. My new love, game set in the realities of Ancient Greece. I'm waiting for my Athenian Lochos set now, and in the meantime I am painting my Greeks, whom I painted ... 6 years ago! The effect in the pictures below.And in a descriptive version, I invite you to the first part of the descript
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With Mortal Gods due at the end of the month I realised that when it came to terrain for the period and the location of ancient Greece I was a bit lacking. This felt like [...] The post Terrain Corner – Refreshing Old & Natural Terrain appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
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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