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Become an Olympian God and fight beside the greatest heroes and monsters to ever live in this beautiful miniatures board game.
Become an Olympian God and fight beside the greatest heroes and monsters to ever live in this beautiful miniatures board game.
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Rising From The Deep

Posted by Monolith Board Games LLC (Creator)
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Out of the depths he comes; Poseidon, Lord of the Depths, is here to greet you!  

Our second big expansion is the water to quench the fire of Hephaistos. It allows you to take your Mythic Battles to sea, and fight the legendary sea monsters that lurk along the rugged coasts of the Mediterranean.

Artwork by Guillem H. Pongiluppi
Artwork by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

For just $59 you get:  

  • A 2-4 player narrative campaign in 8 scenarios
  • 1 new board, with 2 new maps
  • Punch boards containing 8 ships
  • 1 new God: Poseidon
  • 4 new Heroes: Theseus, Andromeda, Periphetes (Kickstarter Exclusive), Antaeus
  • 3 new Monsters: Polyphemus, Scylla, Charybdis
  • 15 new Troops: Harpies (2), Sirens (5), Tentacles (8)
Punchboards and Boards are WORK IN PROGRESS
Punchboards and Boards are WORK IN PROGRESS

The Campaign: Blood Tide

Poseidon was lucky. Of all Greece, his realm was the least affected by the return of the Titans and the resulting devastation. Now, he thought, was his chance to step from his brother’s shadow and claim the crown for himself. But first there was a small matter of revenge. That upstart favourite of Zeus: Athena. She was going to pay for winning Athens from him. 

This 8-scenario campaign follows Poseidon as he lays a trap from Athena, and tries to conquer the remains of Athens and Troy in a bid for both revenge and domination.

The campaign is playable with 2, 3, or 4 players.

A New Battleground As well as the campaign, this expansion includes a new board, with two new maps to play on.

WORK IN PROGRESS by Georges Clarenko
WORK IN PROGRESS by Georges Clarenko

 

WORK IN PROGRESS by Georges Clarenko
WORK IN PROGRESS by Georges Clarenko

 

Now you may think that maps full of sea aren’t as much fun as fiery forges or portals to the Underworld. However, they are the setting for a whole new sort of battle…

War At Sea

When Mythic Battles: Pantheon goes to the beach, it’s not all sandcastles and ice cream. Not by a long chalk.

This expansion includes two new boards to take the war to sea. Aquatic creatures will find this entirely to their liking as it means they get a movement boost. Land units will be less happy about the watery deeps, but war isn’t supposed to be fair, and they have their own new toys: ships.

Artwork by Loïc Muzy
Artwork by Loïc Muzy

The 8 ships provided allow the land units to compete on a more even playing field, even if that field is rather soggy. And, given that Omphalos don’t float, the sea monsters will have to lumber on shore at some point, and then the tables are turned. But wait, it’s not that simple. Ships aren’t indestructible, and your brave warriors may end up clinging to the wreckage before they reach the safety of the shores.

These new maps, new ships, and new rules offer a very different style of play for your games of Mythic Battles.

New Gods, Heroes, Monsters and Troops

This expansion adds many new units to your games of Mythic Battles: Pantheon.

Poseidon

Artwork by Loïc Muzy
Artwork by Loïc Muzy

 

Artwork by Loïc Muzy
Artwork by Loïc Muzy

Poseidon is the only aquatic God, and this gives him the advantage when the map contains a lot of watery areas. Obviously he is most at home on the sea boards that come with this expansion, but streams and lakes are present in many other boards too.

Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron
Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron

Just like the raging sea, Poseidon is famed for his destructive power. He is also known for his resilience, and is almost as hard to vanquish as the ocean itself.

Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron
Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron

In Mythic Battles: Pantheon his first power, Trident, is like the sudden anger he barely contains. Temporarily increasing his range, it makes a devastating attack on several areas at once.

Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron
Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron

His second power, Divine Storm, pushes all units out of his area. This gives you control on the ground, allowing you to move your troops to a safe place or force your enemies into traps to be destroyed.

Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron
Sculpted by Arnaud Boudoiron

Lord of the seas, Poseidon lurks at the centre of a storm his foes should approach with care!

Theseus

Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez
Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez

 

Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez
Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez

Theseus is an odd Hero, with unique Powers. Both are clearly useful, and enhance the Hero’s already good basic stats to make him a deadly foe.

Sculpted by Stéphane Simon
Sculpted by Stéphane Simon

Shining Strike is a new Power that allows you to search for an activation card, and then gives you the Initiative Talent, and a +2 bonus in attack and defence for the rest of the turn. That makes him extremely powerful when he can afford to pay for the Power, and allows him to take on opponents who are normally too dangerous for him to face.

Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez
Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez

His second Power, Ariadne’s Thread, enhances his survival. This lets him avoid one attack per turn, moving one area before the attack lands. Even the most dangerous foe is not much threat if they can’t hit you.

If you can time the use of his Powers right, Theseus can beat almost any hero or monster in a straight fight.

Antaeus

Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez
Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez

 

Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez
Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez

As you would expect from his story, Antaeus can regenerate one lost Vitality at the end of every activation, just like the Hydra. This means that you need to kill him in a very short space of time, because he will simply get better if you don’t finish him off quickly.

Sculpted by Stéphane Simon
Sculpted by Stéphane Simon

When it comes to the offence, Antaeus has his Wrestler Power, which means that any unit in melee with him is at -1 attack and -1 defence. He also has Mighty Throw, to cast aside unworthy opponents, and Block to keep those he wants to fight nearby.

Sculpted by Stéphane Simon
Sculpted by Stéphane Simon

At range, Antaeus uses his Force of Nature Talent to throw pieces of scenery at his enemies.

Andromeda

Artwork by Pascal Quidault
Artwork by Pascal Quidault

 

Artwork by Pascal Quidault
Artwork by Pascal Quidault

Andromeda is all about self-sacrifice. She has an attack of zero and a defence of only 4. However, her first Power cancels all damage done to her or any friendly units that turn, leaving just a single wound on Andromeda as payment. She is, therefore, an amazing guardian, despite not having Guard or any other Talent.

Sculpted by Yannick Hennebo
Sculpted by Yannick Hennebo

She can also ensnare her enemies, just as she was bound to the rock, by using her Andromeda’s Chains Power. This places 4 tokens on an enemy unit, which can then do nothing but attack them until it is free.

Sculpted by Yannick Hennebo
Sculpted by Yannick Hennebo

A strange unit in every way, Andromeda cannot help but make any army that includes her a bit out of the ordinary.

Artwork by Pascal Quidault
Artwork by Pascal Quidault

Periphetes (Kickstarter Exclusive)

Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez
Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez

 

Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez
Artwork by Stéphane Gantiez

 

With an attack of 6, and defence of 7, Periphetes is not a bad fighter before you consider his Talents and Powers. Sneak Attack gives him +1 attack if a friendly unit is in the same area, making him a social fighter rather than a loner. More importantly, his Bronze Club Power effectively causes a unit struck by Periphetes to miss a turn. And while they are stunned, he can hit them again, and again…

Sculpted by Gautier Giroud
Sculpted by Gautier Giroud

Periphetes’ second Power is related to his brigandry. Whenever he attacks a unit, he can steal an Omphalos held by them.

Sculpted by Gautier Giroud
Sculpted by Gautier Giroud

Polyphemus 

Artwork by Loïc Muzy
Artwork by Loïc Muzy

 

Artwork by Loïc Muzy
Artwork by Loïc Muzy

The size of Polyphemus is a clue to his strength. With attack and defence of 8, and a range of 1, he is a major threat to his foes. His Cyclopean Strength Power allows him to turn a piece of terrain in his area into a missile, making a 7 dice attack up to 3 areas away. This reflects the boulders he hurled at Odysseus as he sailed away.

Sculpted by Gaël Goumont
Sculpted by Gaël Goumont

As he is so strong, Polyphemus can use his second Power to gain the effect of Mighty Throw on every attack, regardless of the dice roll. In the game, this means he is the perfect unit to clear the enemy out of an area.

Artwork by Loïc Muzy
Artwork by Loïc Muzy

Finally, because he has such a long reach and a special tool, Polyphemus can claim Omphalos from adjacent areas, not just his own. This can have a big impact on the game, sneaking Omphalos out from under the noses of enemy units, to pass back to his patron God.

Scylla

Artwork by Guillem H. Pongiluppi
Artwork by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

 

Scylla, aided by her many tentacles, is capable of inflicting a large number of attacks on adjacent enemies at once. She can, through her powers of Tentacles and Scylla’s Fury, regenerate her tentacles and use them as protection as well as weapons, which makes her extremely versatile and difficult to overcome. Like Charybdis, Scylla has very high characteristics and will be a major thorn in the enemy’s side.

 

Sculpted by Stéphane Nguyen
Sculpted by Stéphane Nguyen

 

Artwork by Guillem H. Pongiluppi
Artwork by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

 

Charybdis  

Artwork by Guillem H. Pongiluppi
Artwork by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

 

Artwork by Guillem H. Pongiluppi
Artwork by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

Charybdis is slow-moving, but very dangerous. She is always alone in an area, pushing aside any who get in her way with her Groundswell power. Her second power, Sea Abyss, is a violent area attack, which combines with her Mighty Throw to cause serious damage to an opposing force. Charybdis’ extremely high characteristics make her ideal to control an area of the battlefield, destroying everything that comes within reach.

Sculpted by Stéphane Nguyen
Sculpted by Stéphane Nguyen

Harpies

Artwork by Loïc Muzy
Artwork by Loïc Muzy

 

Artwork by Loïc Muzy
Artwork by Loïc Muzy

These are the only unit of flying Troops available so far, which gives the army that recruits them a unique tactical option. Flying allows a unit to cross areas containing enemy units or impassable terrain, and also gives the unit the ability to evade attacks. By paying an Art of War card, the flyer can dodge any attack from a unit without a range of 2 or greater, or the ability to fly themselves.

Sculpted by Gaël Goumont
Sculpted by Gaël Goumont

 

Artwork by Loïc Muzy
Artwork by Loïc Muzy

 

Sirens

Artwork by Guillem H. Pongiluppi
Artwork by Guillem H. Pongiluppi

Probably the most interesting feature of the Sirens as a unit in the game is their ability to sing. This draws enemy units closer to the Sirens where they can attack them in melee. They find strength in numbers, gaining +1 attack for every 2 Sirens remaining. This is coupled with Torment to make their attacks land more easily.

Teaming the Sirens up with a powerful melee unit can be a deadly combination, drawing in the enemy, regardless of their own plans.

Here's a quick shot to give you an idea of the scale and proportions of the miniatures
Here's a quick shot to give you an idea of the scale and proportions of the miniatures

Finally…

While these characters are all part of this campaign, don’t forget that they all work just as well in the skirmish mode of the game too. Simply add them to the draft when you next play, and see how they change the tactics of the familiar Gods, and add new synergies to familiar units.

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    1. Missing avatar

      Wagner Ortega on

      Hi What is Polyphemus scale compared to the spartan?

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      Juraj P. on

      I was hesitating if I am really into this kind of game (nor even to buy an expansion), but the sirens' picture (with Poseidon as the second best) got me into this. I've never heard about Luic Muzy before, but seeing also his other pictures, he quickly became one of my favourite artist ever. I sincerely hope, that the sirens' miniatures will not be changed, because it would propably make me regret pledging for this expansion and consider choosing some other.

    3. Pedro Creao on

      I do not understand how the andromeda skill works, I use it on the opponent's turn, but I only lose life on my turn if I activate andromeda, is that it?

    4. Clancy Fern on

      I'm *obsessed* with that Scylla mini. And Poseidon looks eerily attractive.

    5. Ricardo E. Ortiz Calderón de la Barca on

      Please change at least the face of Poseidon. He´s too lovecraftian. More like a monster than a god.

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      Raymond Hale on

      While the anchor is a bit much, I actually really liked the Polyphemus sculpt.
      Many believe that the cyclops legend was created from misinterpretations of seeing an elephant skull. (see the linked picture) https://siciliangodmother.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/dwarf-elephant-skull.jpg
      It even has toes reminiscent of an elephant. I feel the designer had this in mind.

    8. FILS DES LOUPS
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      totally agree with "meanwhale" about what he says concerning Poseidon, and Polyphemus, and the ugly Sirens... :-(
      Not sure to take this add-on although a "Poseidon add-on" was an auto-buy for me.
      What a pity ! :-(
      Please... change Poseidon and the Sirens minis at least !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Maxime Mougin on

      Pour Andromede, je trouve que la figurine a un manque par rapport à l'illustration. Si le rocher et les vagues étaient intégrés à la sculpture, je trouve que cela donnerait bien plus d'ampleur à la figurine. Et le rocher et les vagues font complétement partie de ce qui est évoqué lorsqu'on pense à Andromède.

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      Crahay on

      Just like others, i was teaching my son than in greek pantheon and legend, the sirens where half birds and not half fish... And then i saw this �

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      Raymond Hale on

      How large is Poseidon comparatively?

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      Laurent R on

      Je viens de les voir 8 tentacules.

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      Laurent R on

      Il est mentionné 23 miniatures je n'en vois et compte que 15 , où sont les 8 manquantes?

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      Doctor Faust on

      So, Poseidon is Cthulhu's brother... rather than that of Zeus or Hades... at least by familial resemblance.

    15. Ukail on

      @galenosteam.. according to differents sources Periphetes may be the son of the two gods.

      Can you be more specific on your sources ?

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      Ryan
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      Sigh. That Andromeda mini. Facepalm. And why no closeups of the sirens? Worried that backers are going to question how this game represents women?

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      Johannes Thaler on

      I love this expansion. But I am really disturbed by Polyphemus' face. It looks nothing like a cyclops but like a Lovecraftian monster. Doesn't fit imo in a Greek mythology based set.

    18. galenosteam on

      Hello
      You have an errata, Periphetes is son of hephaestus, has nothing to do with poseidon, it would be a success if you change the mini to the other expansion

    19. galenosteam on

      Hello
      You have an errata, Periphetes is son of hephestos, has nothing to do with poseidon, it would be a success if you change the mini to the other expansion

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      Tinnete on

      @meanwhale Itou :(

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      meanwhale on

      Clairement une extension que je ne prendrai pas. Tant pis pour Scylla et Andromède (dont j'aime beaucoup l'idée de gameplay). En fait, parmi pas mal de choses que je n'aime pas, par dessus tout je ne comprends pas la figurine de Poséidon et son succès auprès de la communauté...

      Arès, Hadès, Athena, Hermès, Apollon, Zeus... Ils ont tous un look classique et excellent, alors pourquoi Poséidon se retrouve affublé d'un masque monstrueux, d'une tête de mort très fantasy en guise de décoration pour la ceinture et de tentacules pour plaire aux fans de Chthulu ? Polyphème dont j'apprécie l'allure générale, pourquoi lui avoir mis une ancre en guise d'arme, c'était pas plutôt un "spécialiste" du lancer de rocher ? Et Thésée, pourquoi cette énorme épée à deux mains ? Et ces sirènes dont vous n'avez pas osé montrer un gros plan, elles ont pas l'air de ressembler à grand chose. :/

      J'adorais tout ce que vous avez proposé jusqu'à maintenant (à l'exception de l'add-on de Minos), mais là y a pas mal de faux pas, qui j'espère ne seront pas réitérés par la suite. En plus, 75 dollars (donc 75 euros dans le commerce en France ?), c'est quasiment le prix de deux jeux "classiques" alors pour une simple extension, c'est non.

    22. Eduardo Guimarães on

      I can accept the poetic license of puting anchors and 2 handed sword in the game, but now we can't use the excuse "have you looked at the portraits of the epoch?" . Damn that was a good excuse to justify half naked woman :-P

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      Francesco Novara on

      This is one of the most wonderfull game,i'm in love whith this!!!super exited about this new add on,incredible the beauty of the minis!!!...and about the sirens,it's true,they were birdwomen,but the mistake is justified.i really like!!!

    24. Teowulff
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      @Caleb "By the way, is Polyphemus a time traveller? Where did he get that anchor?": I was wondering the same about Theseus and Periphetes with their big 2H sword and flanged battle mace.

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      cpmartinez on

      is it possible to play poseidon and other minis of this add on, on another map (in classic mode). I mean on 'non sea' map. which would be weird ...

    26. Nathan Anthopoulos on

      Wow! There was so much content elsewhere I near completely forgot my favorite Greek God, Poseidon, hadn't made it into the game yet! I love this expansion, though I do wish Poseidon looked less like a sea-monster here. Really impressive work all around, guys!

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      Kathrin Brüser on

      How can i add optional things like the addon to my cart? Btw it looks awasome!

    28. Ukko Kaarto on

      The person who accepted the sirens sculpt should be fired. No wonder there was no close up.

      Poseidon looks wicked though.

    29. Perry Grosshans on

      Hmmmm....upon a looksy in the interwebs, it appears that Sirens have been portrayed both ways: as bird women and mermaids. Interesting. I prefer the mermaids though, since we have harpies. :)

    30. Perry Grosshans on

      AWESOME! Amazing, simply amazing. LOVE IT! I'm not a total fan of Polyphemus' look, but I can live with it. Oh, and I'm not sure why everyone is thinking Siren's are bird women. Sirens lived in the sea, and tried to lure Odysseus from his ship just before they sailed into the clutches of Scylla and Charybdus. :)

    31. Hex on

      With that helmet (with two snakes facing each other) Theseus looks like one of those Thulsa Doom's goons from the original Conan movie - might have to make a scenario with him... :)

    32. Zach Ross on

      F* you, take my money ! :)

    33. Caleb on

      By the way, is Polyphemus a time traveller? Where did he get that anchor?

    34. Mr Bushtroll on

      freaking awesome minis...these will be making appearance in my D&D campaigns.....me thinks i need to buy 2 of this add on
      as for Poseidon........AAA+

    35. Dan Fuller on

      This looks great and I'll have to increase my pledge at some point. While I understand that add-ons are entirely optional I do wish they would slow down a bit, (seems as though we are getting an add-on about every two days or so. Again I want to reiterate my understanding that these are completely optional, however the inclusion of Kickstarter exclusive models while not making them must buy certainly has an effect of moving/presenting them as such. This is not meant as a complaint just my observation/opinion. Hopefully no one takes any offense as none is intended, nor is this meant to indicate any dissatisfaction with the campaign so far. Perhaps if the Kickstarter exclusives in the Poseidon and Hephaestus add-ons and any other similar add-on expansions planned that will have a Kickstarter exclusive figure might be grouped together as a small add-on for those who would like the chance to get those Kickstarter exclusive figures but may not be able to afford each optional but at the moment.

    36. Xavier
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      on

      Love the Poesidon
      And CHAINE NEBULAIRE!

    37. Caleb on

      also, don't like the Ctulhu-Poseidon, why are you guys going farthe away from classic looks?
      I mean, Athena, Zeus - classic! But then the hell judges and now this...
      I just wish it would be less fantasy...

    38. Caleb on

      I mean, I can picture a bunch of human(oid) troops riding a ship, but centaurs, spiders or hell hounds as a crew? Thet's just silly

    39. Eric
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      on

      The character figures look so incredible. Love the male and female models.

    40. Jared Bond
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      +1 Bundle

    41. Caleb on

      how exactly ships work?

    42. Carlos D
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      on

      Who needs Kraken (not part of the Greek Mythology) ... when we got Scylla. This is a must get add-on :D

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      Charles Lister
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      Most impressive!!

      Love the sculpts - esp Poseidon (thats his leg - right?) Andromada and Scylla
      Be good to see the Siren minis??

    44. partenopei on

      oh, but agree with others, sirens were (are?) bird-women, not mermaids

    45. partenopei on

      woooooow

      was holding off on this as have backed two other KS recently and need to scale back but this expansion eroded resistance.

      as you can tell from my name, I kinda like sirens etc

      a truly exciting KS project. extremely impressive guys!

    46. Ian Allen
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      Why is Andromeda not wearing a burka? I am feeling all tingly inside ... what does it mean?

      But seriously - that all looks amazing - I will be upping my pledge! Nice job!

    47. Xavier
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      Need perseus

    48. Andrew Rees on

      Is there a mistake with Charybdis card? As it says "Abyssal Maw, Scylla makes a 6 dice area attack on all adjacent areas"

      Then in the description below her stat card it says "Her second power, Sea Abyss, is a violent area attack, which combines with her Mighty Throw to cause serious damage to an opposing force."

    49. Enrique
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      Show sirens please.

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      Tiancai on

      I'm speechless. This expansion is orgasmic.
      I'm raising my pledge