Okay, it’s just a notion, but I’ve been wrapping my head around what to do with my (expensive) Leviathans sets ever since trying to play the rules they published. In addition to that I have some odd bits laying around the basement, purchased here and there over time, like some monsterpocalypse pieces, and some Pico Armor, and some old unpainted Dystopian Wars armor sets… and it hit that all this stuff could coalesce nicely as they are roughly in scale with each other. What really convinced me was this event at HISTORICON 2013:
Honestly, I forget what this was called. I did like the reuse of several different gaming bits, like Leviathans, Risk Pieces, and Dystopian Legions units. I LOVE the WWI “trench” feel to the terrain. Perfect.
So, I got to thinking.. I don’t want to remake that game exactly, but a game where brave humanity fights a threat from below? What if the general rising of Cthulhu actually happened– as is often threatened in the works of Messrs Lovecraft, Derleth et al but never actually comes to pass? The books refer to the event as the end of mankind, but surely we’d make a better fight of it than that?
So here’s the plan..
Cthonian Side: The word CTHONIAN means “of or pertaining to the deities, spirits, and other beings dwelling under the earth.” I want a good catchall phrase for “An army of creepy tentacly squamous monsters in roughly 1:600 scale”. For that, my main players are going to be the lower end units, which I’m mostly recruiting from Monsterpocalypse. I picture them as being somewhat ill disciplined, with higher level monsters called Overseers keeping them in line. There will be some much larger Cthonian units as onesie and twosie figures.
I have to have something to face the Levianthans with after all.
Of course, there are several candidates from Monsterpocalypse:
There are many more Monsterpocalypse units, you get the idea.
Khurasan’s Magellenic Nomad looks like a possibility, as well.
It’s a shorter list.
Selected Dystopian Legions Armor units. I have some of these already, and might pick up a few of their mechanical walking men as well.
Pico Armor Mark V tanks:
Infantry Stands from Tumbling Dice/Odzial Osmy’s “Universal Items” list.
So, putting some of that together, and I’m fairly pleased with what I’m looking at here.
I’m not sure when this will finish up, or what rules I will use. Something home grown for sure. It wont’ get done quickly since I’m going to have to troll the flea markets to get some decent figures. Possibly in 2014 some time….