April 3, 2015 by dracs
The horror of H. P. Lovecraft is once again coming to the tabletop as Paranoid Miniatures seek to turn his terrors into an atmospheric skirmish game.
Paranoid are teaming up with Steamforge Games, the guys behind Guild Ball, to make a game that will feature a variety of factions all inspired by the works that go together to form the Cthulhu Mythos, and each featuring cool models which, if the concept art and sketches are anything to go by, will be incredibly creepy.
The Sea Queen Conquers Salute
Paranoid will be appearing at this year’s Salute, showing off all their project work to date, and will be bringing with them their first exclusive miniature; the Sea Queen.
The guys there were kind enough to send us a couple of exclusive images of this new sculpt, giving us our first idea of what the miniatures for Mythos will be like.
Wait, is the guy holding the miniature wearing The One Ring? No wonder they are creating such evil!
The model matches up with the concepts and render very well and I particularly like how well picked out the tentacle suckers are. This definitely bodes well for the rest of the game’s range.
The backstory for the Sea Queen is that she is a daughter of Cthulhu, awakening now as the Great Old one stirs in his sleep and she is sent out into the world to hasten his coming by spreading bloodshed and terror. Unfortunately, she is apparently a bit too powerful to be in any of the game’s factions, but she it still a superb collectors sculpt that could still be used in plenty of games.
Anyone who watches The Weekender will probably have heard me wax lyrical about Lovecraftian horror in the past. I love Arkham Horror, Call of Cthulhu and other such games. The idea of a straight up Lovecraft inspired miniatures game is certainly an intriguing one. The rich background of the Mythos certainly lends itself well to a selection of interesting factions, especially when backed up with cool miniature designs. I wonder what Paranoid have planned next?
Dare you risk your sanity and find out more about Mythos? What do you think of Salute’s Sea Queen?
"Paranoid are teaming up with Steamforge Games, the guys behind Guild Ball, to make a game that will feature a variety of factions..."
"Paranoid will be appearing at this year’s Salute, showing off all their project work to date, and will be bringing with them their first exclusive miniature; the Sea Queen"