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Crowdfunding Preview: Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish game KS from Spartan Games!

22 Dec

For those who aren’t familiar, Achtung! Cthulhu is  the WW2 era combined with the mythos of HP Lovecraft and his contemparies. Up till now it’s been focused on the RPG side of things, but news is 2014 will see the release of the skirmish version of the popular setting.

I am a big fan of anything mythos, but not so keen on WW2 stuff, but this might change my mind about that. What is clear, is that there are a few great looking mini’s there and no doubt there will be some great opportunities to use some other companies 28mm WW2/WeirdW2/Cthulhu stuff to add more options to the mix! Hey, there’s probably loads of scifi and fantasy stuff that’d be good too, at this rate I’ll be a convert to the elder gods!

check out the Ronald Macdonalds in the Chapman Brothers instalation, why so many clowns…

I can imagine tabletop scenes not unlike the ones made by the renown art duo, the Chapman brothers, whose massive dioramas of WW2 carnage and evil, wouldn’t seem too out of place for the premise of the game, just with added tentacles and gribblies for that extra dimension of “urgh”! I fear that the 28mm wargamer in me is going to resurface if things keep up like this!

This could be a hit for 2014, watch this space. The stars may be right.

Achtung! Cthulhu | Spartan Games.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Cthulhu Wars Kickstarter

9 Jun

Today, although I have a few posts to make, I’m keeping it brief, if you haven’t noticed (a bit of flu I’m afraid!) On to another great looking project is the new baby from Sandy Peterson (of Call of Cthulhu RPG fame) this time with a game called Cthulhu Wars, and as you an guess based on the works and Mythos of HPL himself.

There are some really disgustingly fantastic creature sculpts here, that’s what interests me most about the whole thing, there’s some lovely playing pieces here.  Its a bit out of my price range at the moment, so I’m kicking myself that I can’t get some of the factions for my own purposes, all I can say is roll on that lottery win just so I can get all these miniatures and shinies I keep seeing available!

Check it out and get involved.

Cthulhu Wars by Sandy Petersen — Kickstarter.

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Cthulhu calling! Mythos Foundry Kickstarter!

18 Feb

From time to time I forget to mention stuff, and this is one of the times. Maybe it’s a kind of dementia caused by something unseen, unholy and lurking in the recesses of m psyche…Like something certainly Lovecraftian as illustrated by this excellent KS I honestly forgot to blog about. You too can own a huge great old one in miniature, (if you can say that!).

The folks at Mythos foundry have lots of great looking stuff in this KS, including a cracking miniature of HP Lovecraft mimself! For those out there that love all things HPL it truly is a n excellent thing to get involved in as when it comes to getting a decent sized effigy of the tentacled one, they are few and far between. Scaled at 1/61 or Tru30 (TM? Tru30 is 30mm if you haven’t guessed) its a real monster coming in at 21 inches total (oo-er Cthulhu!) Pledges for backers to get one of these start at $150 (That’s £96.64 for those in the UK)

Can you imagine this terrorising your opponents on the battlefield? They would be shitting bricks!

There are only 6 days left to be in on this, so if you have the funds rattling round and your wondering as to what you’d like to buy yourself or that special deranged cultist in your life, go and take a gander at the project!

Cthulhu, Mythos Foundry Style! by Mythos Foundry.

Right, I’m off to make a sanity check now….

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Quackers over Cthulhu, Disney style….

26 Sep

Quite accidentally I came across something funny, the web is a strange,but informative place.

It so happens that Cthulhu has an alternate version of himself, albeit in Walt Disney style, and a duck. The result is an entity called “Duckthulhu”

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If any of you are old enough to remember the cartoon “Darkwing Duck“, a spin off of “Duck tales” with scrooge McDuck etc. Neither of the cartoons were any good to be honest, and if you did miss out on watching them, you really didn’t miss anything at all. The surprising thing is that this is from the comic version (which I didn’t know existed either) which I believe has quite a following.

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I was never keen on any Disney pap, but Duckthuhu might grow on me. (Not like an organism, but a fondness!) Whatever will be next? In the mountains of Mouseness? All I can say is Mr Lovecraft would be surprised at how successful he was in the long run. It’s a shame that he died before he saw how much a part of popular culture he was to become.

TTFN

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