Achtung! Cthulhu

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Achtung! Cthulhu

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Spartan Games and Modiphius Entertainment announce the Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Game for 2014

Spartan Game’s Neil Fawcett and Modiphius’ Chris Birch recently met over a slap-up fish & chips supper and a pint of Somerset cider and discovered they had a few things in common. Talking about cool miniatures and game projects ‘til the cows literally came home to the farm next door, the two soon realised that they had to turn at least some of those crazy ideas into a reality.

So, the first project out of this rather dangerous meeting of minds is the Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Game, to be launched in 2014. Building on the massive range of Cthulhu creatures, Allied Investigators and Nazi Villains funded by the Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter, Spartan Games will launch a full-blown skirmish game line under license from Modiphius Entertainment.

“If they had indeed once been human, little remained of their origins now.
Viscous, membraneous flesh undulated beneath their robes. Grotesqhue digits grapsed with obscene, boneless dexterity and the twisted tentacles that formed the face were crowned with a single, unblinking eye”.

The Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Game will utilise a variation of the fast-paced, action-packed rules used in Spartan’s Dystopian Legions game, and plans for the range include starter sets, faction sets, hero sets, large creature sets and experimental vehicles, as well as a full-colour stand alone rulebook.

“We [Spartan Games] have chewed over the idea of a WWII game for a couple of years now, but never had the all-important time to devote to creating the world. Then along came Chris and his enthusiasm, coupled with a fabulous game setting and some lovely miniatures. It didn’t take long to figure out what we could do together. I’m very excited by our plans for 2014,” explains Spartan Games Creative Director Neil Fawcett.

“Behind the hideous servitors that screeched and chittered towards us, a different creature approached. Formed from the officers that once led the men who had succumbed to the taint of that foul place, these new horrors exhorted their minions forward with vile guttural speech. Atop their pulsing, wet heads, their eyes gleamed with sadistic anticipation for the slaughter.”

The first range of 49 miniatures will be extended to include more Mythos creatures, Nazi Villains, Allied Heroes and strange experimental vehicles. Spartan plan to utilise their hugely popular laser-cut scenery line to add some stunning battlefield scenic accessories so that players can bring to life some of the stranger aspects of the Achtung! Cthulhu world, whilst Spartan’s high quality resins will allow some truly larger-than-life Cthulhu creatures and war machines to dominate the battlefield.

“They came, reeking and wet, armed with the scavenged chattels of their victims. in low guttural tones, they coordinated their attack in a vile and repellant imitation of the soldiers they now sought to slaughter.”

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