Exklusiv: Bad Squiddo Shieldmaidens!
Bad Squiddo Games haben für Januar 2018 einen Kickstarter für mehr als 50 (!!) Shieldmaiden-Modelle angekündigt und der Brückenkopf hat dazu die erste Exklusiv-Vorschau! Ganz nebenbei wurde auch noch die griechische Göttin der Weisheit und des Krieges veröffentlicht.
Als Annie Norman, Chefin und Besitzerin von Bad Squiddo Games am 8. Dezember ihr Profilbild änderte, hätten wir eigentlich etwas ahnen sollen…
Trotzdem hat uns die News in der offiziellen Bad Squiddo Facebook Gruppe heute doch eiskalt erwischt:
Ok… here we go.
We are bursting into 2018 with the biggest project yet. The company was originally set up so that Annie had some shieldmaidens to play with, and a few years on, we’re going back to our roots to create an enormous shieldmaiden army.
Suitable and designed for dark ages wargaming, these are incredibly versatile and will find homes in many fantasy games as well as other historical periods.
Over 50 brand new miniatures, predominately sculpted by Alan Marsh (of Bad Squiddo WW2 fame, as well as existing shieldmaiden characters and more). Featuring complimentary sculpts from Shane Hoyle, John Morris and Phil Hynes. Mostly single piece yet stunning poses and attention to detail. Even more perfect than ever to lure more people to the hobby.
Whilst ambitious as heck, our relationship with a new casting company is allowing us to fulfill this at breakneck speed, so we wrap up Early February and deliver March-April. Hopefully all of it in March. They showed how amazing they are with the My Last Sunrise Kickstarter and have worked with us long enough now that we are more impressed with their quality and speed (and kindness) than anything else we’ve come across.
Stay tuned as we dribble some beautiful and breathtaking sculpts at you over the following weeks. The incredible paint jobs are by Paul at Here Be Goblins.
I (Annie) am incredibly excited by this, and I know you will be too.
Januar 2018 wird der Kickstarter online gehen, Anfang Februar enden, und schon im März bis April sollen die Sachen ausgeliefert werden! Mehr als 50 neue Modelle sind geplant, um die bestehende Reihe aufzuwerten und es zu ermöglichen, eine komplette Armee aus Shieldmaidens aufzustellen! Die Modelle werden aus Metall und größtenteils aus einem Guss sein. Modelliert hat die meisten davon Alan Marsh, der schon viele der 2. Weltkriegs- und bisherige Shieldmaiden-Modelle für Bad Squiddo erschaffen hat. Preislich sollen einzelne Charaktere zu Fuß 4,00 GBP und 4-er-Gruppen zu Fuß 12,00 GBP kosten, also wie gehabt, allerdings wird’s im Kickstarter (und später durch Box-Sets) natürlich auch Vergünstigungen geben.
Der Brückenkopf hat folgendes Bild als Exklusiv-Preview zur Verfügung gestellt bekommen:
Außerdem werden als Teil des Kickstarters drei Bären aus Resin erscheinen. Die hier gezeigte Mama mit Baby, ein weiteres Bärenjunges in besonders niedlicher Pose, und ein noch geheimes, drittes Fellknäuel.
Momma Bear and cub by Phil Hynes. Isn’t it adorable?
Und weil sie so schick sind, hier nochmal die bisher erhältlichen Modelle aus der Shieldmaiden-Reihe von Bad Squiddo:
Von den Vikingern zu den alten Griechen: Eigentlich schon für April 2017 geplant, kam dann vor ein paar Tagen endlich Athena in den Bad Squiddo Shop!
Athena – 8,00 GBP
Sculpted by Shane Hoyle, display painted by John Morris.
Rock and helmet included!
Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War
Athena, also referred to as Athene, is a very important goddess of many things. She is goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.
She is known most specifically for her strategic skill in warfare and is often portrayed as companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavour.
Athena was born from ZEUS after he experienced an enormous headache and she sprang fully grown and in armour from his forehead. She has no mother but one of the most commonly cited stories is that Zeus lay with Metis, the goddess of crafty thought and wisdom, and then swallowed her whole as he feared she will give birth to a child more powerful than him because of a prophecy – but she had already conceived.
Facts about Athena
- Athena was the Goddess of War, the female counterpart of ARES.
- She was the daughter of Zeus; no mother bore her. She sprang from Zeus’s head, full-grown and clothed in armor.
- She was Zeus’s favorite child.
- According to Homer’s account in the Iliad, Athena was a fierce and ruthless warrior. In the Odyssey, she was angry and unforgiving. In the course of the Trojan War, she struck Ajax with madness.
- Known for protecting civilized life, she was the Goddess of the City.
- According to some sources, Athena was praised for her compassion and generosity.
- Athena was a patron of the arts and crafts, especially when it came to spinning and weaving.
- In later poetry, Athena embodied wisdom and rational thought.
- Athena served as a guardian of Athens, where the Parthenon served as her temple.
- Zeus trusted her to wield the aegis and his thunderbolt.
- Her most important festival was the Panathenaea, which was celebrated annually at Athens.
- She is referred to in poetry as “gray-eyed.”
- The owl was her bird, and the olive tree was hers.
- She turned the weaver ARACHNE into a spider after the mortal woman insulted Athena and the Olympian gods.
- Athena reared Ericthonius, son of HEPHAESTUS. He was half man, half serpent. Athena put the infant in a chest and gave it to others to watch over, forbidding them to open it. When they did, she drove them mad as punishment.
- She is one of three virgin goddesses; the other two were HESTIA and ARTEMIS.
- Athena invented the flute, but she never played it.
- Hermes and Athena went to the aid of PERSEUS IN HIS QUEST TO KILL MEDUSA. Looking directly at MEDUSA would turn any man to stone, so Athena provided PERSEUS with her polished shield. Using it, he was able to see Medusa as if looking in a mirror. Again, Athena guided his hand as he cut off Medusa’s head with his sword.
- HERA and Athena fought against Paris in the Trojan War since he had awarded the Golden Apple to APHRODITE.
- The sacred image of Athena, a wood statue called the Palladium, protected the Trojans as long as they had it.
- ODYSSEUS and Diomedes executed a plan to steal the image, greatly encouraging the Greeks in their hopes to end the long-suffering war.
- Athena helped HERCULES when, as a part of his penance, he was required to drive away the Stymphalian birds. She got them moving, and Hercules shot them.
Athena: https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net – Greek Gods & Goddesses, September 19, 2014
Link: Bad Squiddo Games