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Warlord Games wrote:Developed in partnership between Warlord Games and Mythicos Studios, Mythic Americas takes players on a journey through American folklore, using the incredible Warlords of Erewhon engine to power lightning-fast skirmish games between warbands of the Mythic Americas!

This is the Way
For an eternity two opposing forces-The Everliving and the Everchanging, as ordained by the One, have been pushing against each other on uncountable battlefields so as to maintain Balance in all existence. Here on Earth, the One has also created The Ruling Children, or simply, The Children. The Children have come in many forms in the past. Today WE are the Children. As today’s Ruling Children, our only role is to help maintain the Balance or perhaps (no one really knows) to unbalance it.

The Children (as mortal creatures) are as unpredictable as the wind, and choose sides depending on the whims of convenience or the dictates of mysterious prophecies. The Children do not yet know what the fate of all will be. The end is uncertain. One thing the wise Soul Walkers amongst the Children do know…resetting the Balance will mean extinction.



The conflict is raging across vast expanses of varied and imposing terrain. Mighty beasts of nature and magic-driven monstrosities clash against creatures from the Children’s worst nightmares. Death, and destruction spreads across all the lands, across almost unending deserts, in suffocating jungles, on cloud covered mesas, and on vast grass-covered plains.

For those of us today who have been brought into a dream state by a Soul Walker, so that we can witness the ages before ours, and so we can prepare for our own coming struggle, these lands share one name…America. Welcome to the great struggle taking place across the entire Western Hemisphere. Welcome to Mythic Americas.

What is Mythic Americas?
Written by Nelson Martinez, the Mythic Americas version of Warlords of Erehwon still keeps at its heart, a singular objective in mind – to allow for fast-paced and exciting miniature battles upon a standard-sized table between rival forces known as warbands. A warband represents your own band of warriors – courageous humans, blood-thirsty monsters, and even minions raised from beyond the grave to do your bidding.

Warbands might typically comprise a few dozen models organized into loose groups of fighters, commonly five to ten strong each, or a single model in the case of giant monsters and mighty heroes. Mythic Americas: Warlords of Erehwon is large enough to provide scope for scenario building, with plenty of opportunities to reward tactical play, but at the same time keeping things manageable in terms of the size of forces and space required. The game uses ten-sided dice providing for a game with mechanical depth and considerable adaptability. An intuitive universal dice test system means that play proceeds at a good pace once players are familiar with the core mechanics. A host of unique and entertaining attributes ensure that different creatures fight and behave after their own fashion, bringing their mix of strengths and weaknesses to the fight.



The sequence of gameplay is determined by a dice-bag draw, and units are activated one at a time in a way that engages and challenges both players. A draw for your warband is an opportunity to launch your attack, or perhaps to set an ambush, maybe to seize a tactically important part of the battlefield or to cast a spell and turn the tide of battle in your favour. Beware though – for whatever you do there is no guarantee that the next draw might not favour your foe – so you must be prepared for all situations.

In Mythic Americas, however, some new and exciting tactical elements have been added to the Warlords of Erewhon game. So as to give each faction a more unique “flavour” that fits well within the background of Mythic Americas we have introduced the concept of The Way. This allows you to align your warband with either the Everchanging or Everliving, which give you access to secondary scenarios as well as powerful in game effects or spell choices for your magic users.

The Book and the Factions
In addition to containing all the rules to get playing the game, the Mythic Americas rulebook includes six primary scenarios (scenarios that do not require a specific warband alignment), sixteen secondary scenarios (eight devoted to each of the two alignments) and four full warband army lists for the following:

The Tribal Nations
The Aztecs
The Incas
The Maya

Each army list also includes tips and tactics for playing each of the warbands as well as background all the relevant unit stats and magic pertinent to that warband.

You’ll also find tips and painting guides for painting your new warband as well as a wealth of references should you wish to further develop your understanding of the real-world histories, mythologies and cosmogonies of the four warbands.

Being Mythic Americas, these warbands are not limited to human warriors. They have the ability to call upon all manner of beasts, whether through their bond to Mother Nature, the manifestation of spirits or even ritualistic binding of the inanimate dead to fight for The Way.





Pre-Orders Coming Soon
The initial wave of Pre-Orders will be available on the Warlord Webstore from Saturday 26th September. There’ll be starter sets and starter warbands for our first two warbands, the Aztecs and the Tribal Nations. You’ll also be able to procure a special edition Aztec Jaguar Warrior Miniature – only available through pre-orders!

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Holy hell, I'm interested.
   
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I’m super excited for this!

   
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I'll update with more pictures as I can good quality versions, but there have been other previews, like an Incan Emperor on a Spirit Jaguar, or this Tribal Nation warrior on a giant eagle (maybe a "thunderbird"?):


   
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Looking good, might get for Dracula's America
   
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I have no idea what I would really do with these if I bought them, but they looks pretty sweet.

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So many great skirmish game releases over the past few years. This is really a golden age for smaller model count wargaming. Ghosting GW was made easy by this trend.

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This is the promo Jaguar Warrior for preorders, by the by.
   
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The “wealth of resources” for further reading seems to encompass the fluff section of the book, the most exciting part.

I’ll be interested in plastic minis, and that’s pretty much it.

   
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These could be great for the Shadow Sea setting. They already have an Amazon style faction and I think these models would compliment them well.
   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I’ll be interested in plastic minis, and that’s pretty much it.


Unfortunately I think you're going to be disappointing. A "small" release like this won't justify plastic minis, but maybe resin.

Wargames Atlantic plans to release a plastic Aztec box in the future.

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I am glad to see some one doing something with Meso-American and pre-columbus cultures on the tabletop.

I am not sure this is what I would want to see..... but it is something and that is good.

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Putting arthropod legs on Quetzalcoatl is an... interesting design decision. Thought he looked alright otherwise, until I took a closer look at the reversing belly plates and the strange wing design. Shame; could have been a nice mini. Some promising figures otherwise perhaps.
   
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I don't think it is meant to be Quetzalcoatl explicitly. File image is 'snake monster' while the other stuff is fairly explicitly named(Wendigo, Sasquatch, Jaguar Warriors, etc).
   
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I was actually one of the writers on this game before its integration with the Warlords engine, and I have to say it is a real labor of love for the team's creator. Representing his culture and the folklore of the region was always a big part of this one.

I haven't been involved for a good while, but I am guessing this is going to be excellent.

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NewTruthNeomaxim wrote:
I was actually one of the writers on this game before its integration with the Warlords engine, and I have to say it is a real labor of love for the team's creator. Representing his culture and the folklore of the region was always a big part of this one.

I haven't been involved for a good while, but I am guessing this is going to be excellent.

That is actually a hell of a good thing to hear. I might have to pick up that Tribal Nations starter and the rules, if only so I can paint a dang Sasquatch!
   
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Here's another mini, an Incan Emperor on a spirit jaguar:




   
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For those interested in the theme it's worth checking out Paymaster Games https://www.paymastergames.com/ as they've got a good range of Native Americans and mythic creatures (both North, South and Central)

 
   
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 Easy E wrote:
I am glad to see some one doing something with Meso-American and pre-columbus cultures on the tabletop.

I am not sure this is what I would want to see..... but it is something and that is good.


This. It's also what attracts me to Seraphon in AoS. It's a very under-utilized historical style, for some reason.
   
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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
For those interested in the theme it's worth checking out Paymaster Games https://www.paymastergames.com/ as they've got a good range of Native Americans and mythic creatures (both North, South and Central)


Oh, nice!

   
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 infinite_array wrote:
Here's another mini, an Incan Emperor on a spirit jaguar:




I'm interested to see if there was more Incan stuff shown off?
   
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Not that I know of, unfortunately. We'll have to wait to Saturday to see, unless they have more previews.

   
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This is really cool looking.

Paymaster Games has been plugging away at this niche for a few years now and the quality of their releases have continued to improve, so it'll be interesting to see what happens when a bigger company comes to shake things up.

As a gamer though that just means a lot more options for us to use, so I'm cool with it.

Always nice to see an exploration of non- European cultures on the tabletop.

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 infinite_array wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I’ll be interested in plastic minis, and that’s pretty much it.


Unfortunately I think you're going to be disappointing. A "small" release like this won't justify plastic minis, but maybe resin.

Wargames Atlantic plans to release a plastic Aztec box in the future.


I’ll buy WGA’s box. Hopefully there will be some good resins for this game that can compete with Paymaster Games’.

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I love the idea. Miniatures aren't inspiring much excitement for me though...

   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
I don't think it is meant to be Quetzalcoatl explicitly. File image is 'snake monster' while the other stuff is fairly explicitly named(Wendigo, Sasquatch, Jaguar Warriors, etc).
Well, the name is rather besides the point (it's not like the Aztec depictions often have him with actual wings anyway), it's really just that randomly sticking arthropod legs on a snake body looked strange to me - and very unnecessary. They don't fit the aesthetics and I'm not sure what function they're supposed to serve either.
   
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I hope the Aztec faction has some human sacrifice mechanics. It played such a huge role in their culture, it would be a shame for it to be left out.
   
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 Gallahad wrote:
I hope the Aztec faction has some human sacrifice mechanics. It played such a huge role in their culture, it would be a shame for it to be left out.


Without actually depicting it you could just pay a 5% army total cost to grant the army +x” movement or reduce army size by 10% to increase all army with +1 to any stat, or something along those lines. That way it shows the “cost” but also the benefit.

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I'm really excited about an all-Native Peoples skirmish game. I hope that they leave Europeans out of this entirely and let it focus on cool 'what-if' fantasy Native match ups.

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