Dead Earth Games Are Riding Stags & Bears Into Battle

October 26, 2015 by brennon

Dead Earth Games are going to be back on Kickstarter on November 1st 2015 with a fundraiser to help make both the Bear Riders and Stag Riders a reality for their Fantasy game, The Shattered Crown

My What Big Horns You Have…

The Stag Riders are for the Khra faction within the game and are looking awesome. I like that the stag herself is blaring out a war cry of his own while her rider flies the banner of her force.

Stag #1

Stag #2

Hopefully we’ll see some Stags in a bit more of an action pose too. I’d like to see them with heads down charging into battle, or leaping with riders on their backs ready to strike.

Not The Nice Kind Of Bear Claw…

Following in her hoof-steps we have the Bear Riders for the Hellesburne faction. This faction draws on lots of inspiration from Nordic and Saxon armies, and I think they will most likely be my pick if I decide to get stuck into this game.

Bear #1

Bear #2

I like that the bear isn’t overly armoured as it gives them a bit more flexibility and believability on the battlefield. I big clanking bear tank wouldn’t be very fast at all.

Once again I’m hoping for some nice alternative sculpts here with maybe one raised up on its hind legs to deliver a massive smash attack. I would also like to see some little diorama or vignette where the rider is dead on the floor, or has fallen, and the bear is snarling, protecting its master.

That would make for  a great objective marker!

What do you think?

"I would also like to see some little diorama or vignette where the rider is dead on the floor, or has fallen, and the bear is snarling, protecting its master..."