Megalith Previews Halodynes for Godslayer

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Even more loveliness from Megalith Games for Godslayer. Say it with me now…WANT!

These two are for the Halodynes…

DEMARCHON

The Demarchon is a leader in the City-State armies – a battle-hardened veteran with extensive strategic acumen and a strong spear arm.

Although the Demarchon has decent melee skills (especially considering the 2-inch range of his spears), his most effective role is not as a combat warlord; rather using the six abilities and tactics he possess for boosting troops of the warband.

When equipped with a large shield he is a tough nut to crack due to good defense and high armor, especially when using his ability to join the phalanx of a unit.

This means he can be in the thick of the battle supporting his units with orders.

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MODEL DETAILS

Sub-Faction: City-State
Model Type: Warlord
Classification: Infantry
Deployment Limit: 1
Unit Size: 1
Base Size: Small

Model            MOV MEL MIS MAG DEF ARM LEAD ACT
Demarchon     3        8        4       4       13      7       10       6
Items: 1 Spear, 1 Large Shield, 1 Armor, 1 Talisman, 1 Potion
Abilities: Archilochos, Heroic Valor, Reverence
Tactics: Defiant in Death, Grace of Achallon, Sudden Feat
ORACLE

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MODEL DESCRIPTION
Leading the religious duties of each temple is a high priestess known as an Oracle, who has dedicated her life to a particular deity of the Asrae.

Oracles are among the most powerful spell-casters on Calydorn.

She has access to a vast number of spell-options and magical items enabling you to tailor your warband by boosting it in numerous ways.

She also has excellent casting skills with a MAG of 8, so will rarely fail in casting a spell, and she is able to sustain two spells per round.

The Oracle can lay waste to entire enemy units, but she is fragile and must be well protected.

She is most effective when used in conjunction with a statue or minimally a familiar to boost the range of her powers.
MODEL DETAILS

Sub-Faction: Temple
Model Type: Spellcaster Warlord
Classification: Infantry
Deployment Limit: 1
Unit Size: 1
Base Size: Small

Model   MOV MEL MIS MAG DEF ARM LEAD ACT
Oracle      3        5        4      8        14       3        8          6
Items: 1 Dagger Pair, 1 Talisman, 1 Potion, 5 Spells
Abilities: Aegis of the Gods, Magic Resistance, Theadeptic
Tactics: Faith, Levitate, Trance

Godslayer Kickstarted

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With about 46 hours to go (at time of publishing) I’m delighted to say that the Godslayer kickstarter has smashed not only the £25,000 target but the £30k mark as well meaning it’s not only funded but hit a stretch goal as well. This, I think you’ll agree, is fantastic news.

Now, to address a question that a few people have asked me; why Godslayer?

It’s true there are a lot of games out there. A lot of games companies, model companies and kickstarters, so why lend my support behind Godslayer? For two very simple reasons.

1. The game genuinely and wholeheartedly excites me. And it excites The Chaps. These are guys who don’t have a lot of time and money and so, without my unique position to look at lots of different games and model ranges, choose what to get into very carefully. And they, like me, got as giddy as a school girl when I showed them the rule book. And excitement is the best possible contagion to catch.

2. I believe in what Megalith are doing. As easy as that. They’re not looking to line their pockets with gold, just open up their game to a new market and in so doing, allow them to expand the range and further improve the enjoyment of gamers. I also really like the idea of the community helping wargamers in Germany to enjoy a game.

And now a serious question; why didn’t I pledge?

Again, the answer is simple; I can’t pledge and then throw my support behind something. It’s a conflict of interests. If I tweet or blog about a project on Kickstarter it is because I think it deserves to succeed. The second I pledge money I’m a stake holder and I can no longer be impartial.

But anyway, it’s great to see Godslayer doing so well and it’s also great to see a new model rearing its ugly head(s)…

God-Emperor

The Cerberos is the latest release for the Halodynes. Cast in metal and standing 75mm tall, it is an imposing menace. These creatures, which are bred by the temple-cults and blessed by the gods, are used to guard the weak-points in the fabric of reality. They also accompany Halodynes into battle, leaping ahead of the troops to take out light units, characters and war-machines.

With up to five attacks per turn (plus slay-movement), this triple-headed creature is an excellent offensive monster to intimidate your opponent.

And I leave you with a rather natty video review of the game by Wee Gamers

Godslayer Giveaway

GodslayerTitle copyFollowing on from my Godslayer review, those lovely chaps at Megalith have sent me no less than 3 Godslayer starter boxsets to give away to my fine and lovely readers.

Up for grabs are the Halodynes, Nordgaard and Troglodytes each worth £35 each.

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All you have to do is answer the following question:

What is the name of the highest pledge level of the Godslayer Kickstarter?

If you think you know the answer fill in the form below. Three lucky winners will be chosen at random and contacted by email.

One entry per person, no prize alternative offered, my decision is final. 3 winners will be chosen and announced on The Shell Case on Friday 8th February 2013.

Good luck!

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