Achtung! Cthulhu Rise of the Black Sun
"More than one player of Achtung! Chtulhu have thought how cool a war game with the same premise as the RPG would have been where the action is even more brutal and the battle objectives even better defined. Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish is the answer to that line of thinking ... A!CS will be instantly compared to other alternative WWII games out there, and easily holds its ground, and has a few aces up its sleeves, both in fluff as well as crunch." RPG Net review.
Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish: Rise of the Black Sun is the first Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish campaign which will complete a whole story arc set around the first battles fought by the secretive Allied forces Section M, set up by the British to combat the Mythos threat and their US counterparts Majestic.
Take command of brave Allied forces like Badger's Commandos and the Pathfinder Demon Hunters alongside regular historical army units, and lead them to victory against the Axis hordes. Deploy special hero units like Sgt Brandon Carter, Professor Richard Deadman or Natalya Petrova to take on the might of the Nazi war machine.
Set against them are arrayed the powerful forces of Exarch Weissler's Black Sun, who as well as conventional troops and weapons can bring devastating magical power to the battlefield, summoning ancient and terrible creatures like the unholy Servitors of Nyarlathotep as well as powerful allies such as the Deep Ones War Party and Mi-Go Expedition to crush the Allied threat.
Rise of the Black Sun Two-Player Starter Bundle Contents:
- Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish: Commander's Set (134 page rule book including full units stats for the Black Sun, Allies and Mythos horrors, 3 counter sheets including templates, a double-sided reference sheet, 15 dice and a 54 card deck of TAC Cards, Mythos events and spells.
- 32 Page Rise of the Black Sun Campaign Book
- 3 x Allied Investigators (Professor Deadman, Natalya Petrova and her creature, Sergeant Carter)
- 3 x Pathfinder Demonhunters
- 6 x Badger's Commando's
- 3 x Black Sun Villains (Black Sun Canon, Master and Die Tote guard)
- 10 x Black Sun Troopers
- 10 x Servitor's of Nyarlathotep Horde
That's a £65 saving on the price of the individual sets!
Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish is powered by Spartan Games' Dystopian Legions 2.0 rules set (re-written by Matthew Hope (Relic Knights, AE-WWII, Wrath of Kings, Sedition Wars). The game allows for fast playing battles from small skirmishes up to full-scale conflicts. Modiphius has added new rules for Mythos powers, creatures, artifacts and spells to allow players to experience the full flavour and terror of the Achtung! Cthulhu universe with their heroes and troops. The range is designed to work alongside other popular 28mm miniature lines.
The Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish rule set features:
- A fast paced wargame rule set combining World War Two and the Cthulhu Mythos.
- Based on the highly successful Dystopian Legions by Spartan Games.
- New Rules and Conversion by Matthew Hope (Relic Knights, AE-WWII, Wrath of Kings, Sedition Wars)
- Call for reinforcements like the Deep One war party, Servitors of Nyarlathotep Horde, Badger's Commandos or Demon Hunter Pathfinders to rule the battlefield .
- Summon a host of Mythos creatures from the Achtung! Cthulhu universe to fight alongside your forces and spread terror amongst the enemy
- Track the growing influence of the Mythos over the battlefield. As the Mythos Influence Level rises, strange and terrible things begin to happen to those involved in the conflict.
- New Tactical Action Cards and MARs "Model Assigned Rules” that capture the feel and flavour of the Achtung! Cthulhu settings.
- Special rules for Mythos powers, spells and artefacts.
- Stats for Achtung! Cthulhu forces as well as standard historical infantry, support weapons, vehicles and tanks.
- Players from either side can bring powerful spellcasters to bear weaving battlefield spells to ensure victory over their enemy.
- Expand your campaigns with hero and villain characters like Sgt Brandon Carter, Ariane Dubois or ˜Sweet" Liesel Bohm, Adawolfa Gabler, or Franz "the Blackbird" Amsel.
- Further narrative campaigns and expansion sets throughout the year will expand and enhance your Achtung! Cthulhu adventures!