Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Hellenica: Story of Greece is a 3.5x competitive game for 1-7 players set in Ancient Greece.
Hellenica: Story of Greece is a 3.5x competitive game for 1-7 players set in Ancient Greece.
1,601 backers pledged $166,425 to help bring this project to life.

Hellenica Production Update 2 - MINIS!

Posted by Mr. B. Games (Creator)
34 likes

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend. We have been slammed with production stuff but wanted to share with you all some pictures of the finished sculpts, and a general "how is it going" kind of thingy (with some Q&A)  :)

When is the PM opening?

Short Answer: ETA is January on the Pledge Manager (PM)

This has been our #1 question. The answer is, likely in January. We are still working with the factory to finalize miniatures, the buildings specifically, and the mythic creatures. These take the most time, and have been our main focus - because until we get these right, we can't properly price out the Mythic Expansion. We will for sure do an update when the PM is ready to open so have no fear and stay tuned for those details. 

AI Decks?

Short Answer: Yes - they will be available as add-ons in the PM

The #2 burning question we have been getting is about the AI. Scott is working on the themed AI decks and extra rules while I have been working with the factory on minis and some token layouts. We will offer these in the PM so fear not (and they are going to be super cool!). 

Retail?

Short Answer - No, unless it was a retail shop that backed the campaign.

Hellenica has been a different campaign for us. We opted to go with a smaller and limited run and the only copies from this limited run that will hit retail are from those shops who backed us at the retailer level. No MSRP has been set yet, but its looking like $150 for the core set (aka our backers, as usual, are getting a SMOKING good deal!). I can't even begin to estimate on an MSRP for the Mythic Expansion - another bonus for those who early adopted! 

We will have a limited number of these Mythic Expansions available in the PM - on a first come first serve basis - and we will offer the best price we can for them.

THE MINIS!

Speaking of minis - lets take a peak at the sculpts that Scott was so kind to hand deliver to the office for us!

*Note - the Zombie is just for scale and to show detail. Scott and I are VERY happy with how the Mythic Creatures all came out!

 Just the Mythics - closer view from my cell phone camera. 

*Note - the Zombie is just for scale and to show detail. Scott and I are VERY happy with how the Mythic Creatures all came out!

 Just the Mythics - closer view from my cell phone camera.

 Release the Cetus! - We LOVE the little ship in its grasp!

 Oh Medusa, you beautiful Snake Lady. Face blurred ever so slightly (because MR. B. Cares about you all, and does not want to turn any of you to STONE!)

What is Next For Hellenica?

Scott is balancing the Themed AI decks, while I keep rejecting miniatures from the Factory. Scott and I have had the motto this whole campaign - "When its ready". 

We are not intentionally dragging our feet or slow to do updates, we are taking our time to do it the way we really want it - all the details. Like how we are doing these kick ass lightning bolts for elite units - oops - did I just spoil that? (Sorry Scott, its early and I am tired, old and forgetful!) 

The truth is, we picked a delivery date we really felt we could hit, so neither of us were rushed and we could both love each item we send to the factory as we complete it.

I suspect we will do our next update after Christmas - possibly a few days later into January, and will have even more great stuff to share then - but you never know, we may just end up drinking egg nog and running AI sims for a month and have nothing new for you - somehow I doubt that though, as Scott never sleeps and rarely do I!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, and like the minis as much as we do!

Sean and Scott

Mandy, furietto, and 32 more people like this update.

Comments

Only backers can post comments. Log In
    1. Scott DeMers
      Superbacker
      on

      FYI, that is the Scylla, not Medusa, in Sean's hand. Scylla is placed in the sea and ravages fleets that dare enter.

      We decided to go with a physical sculptor for our minis. Each of these was hand crafted vs. 3D designed. It gives the minis a decidedly more tactile feel and authentic look in our eyes. I am thrilled with how these look, especially in person. As always, photos simply do not do them justice.

    2. Missing avatar

      John on

      I upped my back pledge to 184 in order to get the individual AI decks do I have to change my pledge again in the PM or will it be taken into account that I pledged in order to get the AÍ decks and don’t have to put an add on

    3. Richard lemanczykafka on

      Sorry, but the sculpts are looking a bit rough to me.

    4. Missing avatar

      Duncan Ley on

      Great update, guys! Glad your focus is on attention to detail. I'm happy to wait for however long it takes, if the end result is as close to perfect as you can make it!

    5. CountryYokel
      Superbacker
      on

      Love the minis, and the sense of humor! Thanks for the update!

    6. Missing avatar

      furietto on

      very, very very, very very very.... AWESOME!