Crocodile Games launches WarGods of Olympus Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 2nd, 2013
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Crocodile Games has launched their Kickstarter in order to fund WarGods of Olympus. They’ve already made their funding goal, so it’s stretch goals for the next 28 days.

From the campaign:

The WarGods of Olympus softcover rulebook will contain over 250 pages, lavishly illustrated throughout with color and black & white artwork by renowned artists Des Hanley and John Wigley. The rulebook will include an extensive gallery of miniatures painted by some of the best talents in the game industry, and a stunning scenery gallery by Herb Gundt (aka H.G. Walls.) Also included are 2 full-color sheets of Command Counters. The rulebook contains the rules for 6 city-states (Sparta, Mycenae, Troy, Athens, Corinth, and the Amazons) and the Titans. It also includes all the rules and powers to create 10 different Demigods. WarGods uses 10-sided dice, available from all hobby and game stores. The rulebook is planned for release in July of 2014.

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  • blkdymnd

    Ha! Only what, ten years after they had originally planned it? No thanks. Is Egyptus even done? I completely lost track of its development.

    • KelRiever

      I’d rather have 10 years of good than a suck update every two years. Or suck sculpts.

      WarGods is fine with me, and I hope they keep doing what they do! 😀

      • Veritas

        I really like the sculpts and the rules, but I hate the company’s schedule. They seem like a bear to me. They have a few months of furious activity before they go into hibernation for a couple of years before they start the cycle over again.

  • BlazeXI

    Well, Croc is a small company and kickstarter is just a place for small companies with vision to get funds in order to make that vision. The pipeline seems to have 3 factions ready by september.

    Aegyptus has an extensive range and both games are compatible. On top of that the game has excellent mechanics.

  • rsanderson

    IMHO best miniature game system out there. Love the minis, the background, the mechanics, everything. Additionally, Fitz and co are great folks. Sincerely hoping that this kickstarter is a huge success.

  • Veritas

    Croc is definitely a company that could use a Kickstarter. I love their models, I just worry about their ability to deliver the Kickstarter pledges in a timely fashion.

  • blkdymnd

    Yeah, stretching it to July ’14 doesn’t even make me feel like they’ll deliver on time

  • the Paper Warrior

    the sculpts are some of the best for mass fantasy. I would like to see Crocodile Games to use the Kickstarter to add more variety to their units. They’ve already got, I think, 15 different armies. Making cavalry would be good, maybe some monsters, war-machines or hounds would be nice additions. That’s one thing GW is good at: putting big monster things on the table.

    I do hope Crocodile Games reach $35,000 though I’ll probably pick up some Amazons if their wearing bikinis or something properly Amazon. The Trojans look really good too. I might buy some to use as 28mm Elves because so far I haven’t found any 28mm Elves that I like any way.

  • Sejanus

    …and the first stretch goal is……stretching out yer stuff til 2014.
    I remember when they were promising this stuff back in 2011….

    I’ll pass thanks.

  • Marauder

    Lol, I had never really looked too much at Croc games. Had no idea that Chris Fitzpatrick was the lead guy. I loved my Dark Elf army that I picked up c2001. Fantastic models. Good luck on the kickstarter – seems like a company that actually needs it to get the next product out instead of just hyped pre-sales.

    -Tim

  • Perhaps they should complete the AEgyptus stuff first? I remember falling in love with the rules and wanting to play this back in 2003 when looking for a new fantasy system. To date, the armies and configurations I wanted to play back then have not been released.

    It is because of their glacial release schedule that I have given Privateer Press literally thousands of my hard-earned dollars. Not that I haven’t enjoyed Warmachine and Hordes, but I really wanted to play WarGods.

    • KelRiever

      What? Aegyptus has been done for a while.

  • basilbrush

    Launched and now fulled funded with the first stretch goal – the Amazons behind them! So a choice of 4 different armies for your pledges!