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Relive the golden age of chivalry in a 2-4 player narrative battle game of knights and peasants, heroes and dragons, angels and demons.
Relive the golden age of chivalry in a 2-4 player narrative battle game of knights and peasants, heroes and dragons, angels and demons.
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GOG & MAGOG

Posted by Mythic Games, Inc. (Creator)
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For this Kickstarter campaign, we came up with the idea of the Super Exclusive. These are miniatures that are only available to backers who take a Maiden pledge during the live campaign. Any late pledgers will miss out. We chose to do this as an extra thank you for the people who have faith in the game and support it from the outset.

Although we’ve shown you these miniatures on our front page, we’ve never really told you a lot about them. We’ve also not shown you close-ups that demonstrate both how big they are (the bases are 65mm across), and quite how much characterful detail has been packed in. The 360 turnarounds on this page will let you see that for yourself. The rest of the article will give you an idea of how they work in the game.

The descriptions of Gog and Magog, and the understanding of their meaning, has changed throughout the years. We have chosen to interpret them as two giant brothers who act as heralds of the End Times. Their appearance is a sign that the Apocalypse is imminent, and that the final battles between Holy and Unholy forces will be fought very soon. The fact that they have appeared in Joan of Arc defines the tone of the fantastical version of the game and also that we will have Holy and Unholy armies. It may give you a clue to the subject of our final add-on.

  • GOG
Gog
Gog

 Gog and Magog are very different. While both are powerful fighters, Gog’s real interest is in the mystical and healing arts. To demonstrate his familiarity and prowess in this regard, he gets a 1-point reduction on the cost of every myth card he uses. He can also spend myth or experience points to heal units in his area (including himself), which is especially useful for the Unholy army as it includes several large, multi-wound units, like Gog.

He also has a once-per-game ability to take back his player’s reroll token. What’s one of those? At the start of a game, each player has a reroll token. This is a one-use token that the player can discard to reroll a set of dice they don’t like. Gog can get this token back to use a second time.

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However, this is not all he can do. As a giant he is just naturally good in a scrap and he will be more than a match for most mortals. Every enemy turn he can discard one dice from an adjacent enemy unit’s attack, regardless of whether it is directed at him or someone else. This effectively increases his own defence as well as that of any allies he can help. Coupled with the Heal skill, this makes him a very useful support option.

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Magog
Magog

 

On the face of it, Gog’s brother is a simpler fellow. He just likes fighting, and he’s pretty good at it too. He has Charge, so he can move and attack with all 4 dice as a single action. In effect, this gives him an extra area’s distance of threat range. He’s also a rather tough cookie, and can even use his 7 wounds to Bodyguard friends in the same area. This skill allows him to jump into harm’s way and take the damage that a friend has suffered onto himself instead.

 

Finally, Magog has the ability to intimidate all the enemy units in an adjacent area so that it cannot be activated without paying extra activation cubes. This is a great way to slow down a foe’s advance or impede his attack by either forcing them to lose an extra activation, or go around the interdicted area and waste resources that way. Messing with your enemy’s plans is always a good thing to do, and learning when and where to use that ability allows you to get the most out of Magog.

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 We have sent the brothers off to be painted by our friend Seb, and hope to see at least one of them back with us so we can show you before the end of the campaign. For now, you can dream of smashing your foes, and see what details you can spot in the 360s.

 

 The Voice in Her Head

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    1. Angela M.
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      Loved these two chaps from the beginning, and seeing them in close-ups is awesome.
      Because of my minor painting abilities I appreciate the fact, that both of them are blind - no need to paint eyes then, which I find quite hard.

    2. Quirkworthy Collaborator
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      @Mike the Knight - the sculptor was the very talented Mr Olivier Thill. Hard to pick a favourite part, though I do like the brazier of souls on Gog's back.

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    3. Mike the Knight on

      Whoever sculpted Gog and Magog did a great job. Magog is my favorite of the two, he's going to look wicked painted up right. Hope I can do it justice.

    4. Quirkworthy Collaborator
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      @Nicolas Corai - great idea! The chap who deals with our YouTube account is at Essen, so will be back on station soon. We've added this to his list of tasks :)

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    5. Nicolas Corai on

      @Quirkworthy - Could someone upload the 360º videos to Mythic Games' YouTube account?

    6. Quirkworthy Collaborator
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      @Tungsten - "work very well in SciFi"? Wouldn't it just?

      @Adam Dodge - that's what I like to hear. Antici.... pation :)

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    7. Adam Dodge
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      The two of us loved hearing the background on these and seeing the comparison pics and 360 turnarounds. Can’t wait to get painting them myself, and I’m dreading going up against them when the missus is using them, she’s brilliant with really tactical rules like what these two have.

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      Tungsten on

      The move to 15mm was a masterstroke. I'm hoping that this game starts a trend for "legendary" scale, that is combining 15mm mins with some large models. This would also work very well in SciFi.

    9. Quirkworthy Collaborator
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      @Ukail - I think it works brilliantly for finally showing off things like Giants and Dragons at the awesome size I always imagined they should be - something that's much harder and far more expansive in 32mm. Of course, everything is more expensive than free ;)

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    10. Ukail on

      I love so much the difference of scale between Magog and simple humans.
      15mm minis is a great success fantasticaly used in JoA.

    11. Quirkworthy Collaborator
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      @Tungsten - there are some Holy reinforcements on the way :)

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      Tungsten on

      They are very nice figures. The details will make them great to paint.

      Between them, the dragon and the devil, feels like the holy side needs some units? Or are the angels super powerful?

    13. Bazz
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      Both look amazing, I cannot wait to bring some giant terror to the battlefield :)

    14. LUCCHINI on

      Smells like... apocalypse here !!!!

    15. FILS DES LOUPS
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      I love them both :) My only cons is this weird "thing" on Gog's back... I know : these are souls he captured or whatever, but on the mini, it just looks out of space. Surely, great painting skills could deal with that, but for people who won't paint Gog, it will remain bizarre.
      Just my 2 cents...
      Anyway, I do love them both and the fact that they are super-exclusive is a very nice thank you to us !

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      Ben Wall on

      They were a part of my decision to back so I am glad to see how awesome they are looking :)

    17. BreezingThrough
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      I liked the original look do not get me wrong, but Magog looks much better, much more threatening.

    18. JLo on

      Thanks for the background on them. Stunning detail on each!

    19. Mark-Ders on

      Thanks for this.They look awesome and have great playability. I hope we will see them as miniatures soon on Leo Live :)

    20. feanor2k
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      Awesome...really awesome. I like all the details on that minis.