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Typhon

Alternative Armies Unique Greek Mythology Skirmish Game System

 

'Challenger of Zeus, most vast and terrifying of monsters, the sinew of coiled snakes and venom: a bringer of horrifying battle and despair.

The spreader of deceit and bane of all the Gods of Greece and beyond'
- Typhon, King of Evil.

 

 

A 'Heroic Scale' game with 50mm scale miniatures, re-create the battles of Greek Myth and wage your own quest to become a Hero of the stamp of Hercules. True to the actual myths and warriors of Greece.

'Heroic Scale' miniatures stand are much larger than our 28mm figures (centre Flintloque miniature) as this image illustrates, allowing you to skirmish in a much more imposing scale.

 

Game System and Supplements

Typhon - Authenic Greek Mythology rules set

 

The Warriors of Greece

The Hoplites of Greece - Heroes of Men

The Shades of Hades - Denizens of Hades

The Cyclopean Warriors - Offspring of the Hundred Handers and the Cyclopes

 

The Monsters of Greece

Terrifying Creatures and those of Myth who seek to destroy men.

 

In the 'Before Time', all was Chaos and Darkness nothing had the form of existence or a place to dwell. Mother Earth burst from this Chaos and sprang forth with lush grass and blue waters from the soil and cliffs of a New World, the universe was born and grown. Along with the simple beasts and the birds of the air were her first children, the hundred -handed ones. After these Giants came the master builders, the Cyclops of a Single-Eye, builders of massive walls and binders of the lands. Banished to far away from Thrace, some to Tartarus they dwell still, or so say their decedents still of the One-Eyes. Titans came from the earth bound by the hammering of the One-Eyes and admired and then feared by the Gods who now came to the world. These Titans fought the Gods and were destroyed by Zeus, Father of the Gods of Olympus and son of Cronus who tried to kill his son. Mother Earth assisted Zeus and used the hundred-handed ones to destroy Cronus and the Titans. Being mightier than the Titans the hundred-handed ones hold them prisoner beyond view and under locks.

 

The Gods of Olympus through Zeus were now the sky above and though the ravaged land grew once more it was empty of divine works. From Serpent's teeth, the hands of Prometheus and the richest fruits of Mother Earth came the First Men. These men were golden creatures, eaters of honey, dancers and immortal though they perished and passed peacefully when Cronus went from the World. Then were the Sliver Race of Men, like The Golden they were divinely created but they lacked drive and did not worship the Gods though they never warred with each other. Zeus killed them all for this idleness and brought about third the Brazen Men who were evil and were seized all by Black Death.

 

The Fourth Race of Men is the time of Legend, frail and brazen but begotten by mortal mothers they fight gloriously. They blazed at the Siege of Thebes, battled at Troy and with the Trojans, sent far voyages such as that of the Argonauts and fair Odysseus. Battling monsters and each other they will all end in Elysian Fields, but not here and not now. Now is the time of Heroes. The time of Olympus and the time for creating Legend: your time.

 

   

 

In the Typhon rulebook you will find the times of fable background, full rules for playing the game, creating your Hero his Sacred Band and the foes he must fight, the primary gods of Olympus and their powers, making your own 'myth' or small campaign, the array of battle and monsters (extra rules) along with the core scenarios and several pre-made play sheets.

 

Features

Fully supported by;

- a full range of superb authentic 50mm miniatures

- miniatures available painted and unpainted

- authentic myth background material based on the work of Homer and other sources

- 'black vase' style Greek artwork

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