Beware the Greeks…

It is not my intention just to copy paste every time Spartan add an update to their Kickstarter for the Modular Terrain, but this one, like the last, was just too good to pass over without comment.

In the latest update we have the terrain being used with a new art design, and a bunch of 40mm Greek Hero and monster figures, to create a sort of epic Greek Hero throwdown.  The models look absolutely stunning, from the heroes, to the skeletons and monsters.  One of the creatures that makes me stop and go giddy, is the render of the Scorpion, a true behemoth at 125mm long and nearly as high!

One of the other key things of interest, and the reason this post has me particularly excited, is because of the mention of a rules set I know has been kick around Spartan HQ for a good long while… Death or Glory! Here is what the KS page has to say:

What is Death or Glory?

The idea behind Death or Glory, or DoG for short, is fairly simple: create a set of skirmish rules that are quick to play, fun, colourful, different and provide a gaming experience that allows Legends and Heroes to be just that! We wanted to play games featuring mythical warriors such as Perseus, Hercules, Achilles and other Greek Heroes, but beyond that the game engine had to embrace many, many genres. One engine to learn – a myriad of tabletop options. Achilles one week, Robin Hood the next or maybe an Elven Warrior the next.

The focus of development was therefore to create rules that favoured the heroes and legends of past centuries at the expense of the common warrior. To make such heroes and legends quite literally deadly on the tabletop. BUT – and this is a big BUT – they are not unbeatable. If you charge a hero into a unit of enemy warriors on his own, with no support or strategy, it’s going to hurt – or could even be fatal! But use him as he should be – a heroic fighter – and he will carve his away around a battlefield, just as these inspiring characters do in the movies.

The idea is to use DoG to re-enact scenes from a movie, book or graphic novel, or make up your own encounters using lots of models. Whether you have Leonidas cutting a path through Persian Immortals to save an injured companion, or Jason trying to fight his way through skeletons to the safety of his ship, DoG is perfect for recreating such encounters.

Our first set of rules and statistics fit in the Greek world, where we start with the mythological world of heroes and monsters like Perseus, Herakles, Cyclops, Minotaur, Aeetes, Medusa and so on. Names of characters that invoke exciting ideas of recreating those pivotal moments in movies as the hero (or villain!?) wins the day. We look forward to seeing your adventures and hearing about your heroic adventures in the world of Death or Glory!


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