Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Shattered Crown

The Shattered Crown.

Hello folks I just want to give a shout out about a new game that will be coming to kickstarter (hopefully in June) from the guys behind Dead Earth Games. Currently its just moved from Alpha to Beta and the guys are seeking beta testers to help put the rules through there paces. At the moment its ran purely through their facebook group. So after having a read and a look through some of the images please pop buy if you'd like to join in and help out.

The Shattered Crown Beta Facebook Group (Click name for link to group)

Anyway the game is called The Shattered Crown its a Fantasy game and here is the current blurb to the game.

 Inspired equally by the historical conflicts and political intrigues of Britain in the 13th-16th centuries and the magic, mystery and adventure of Arthurian legend, The Shattered Crown combines the feel of fielding historical armies with none of the restrictions. Want to create your own Lord, Coat of Arms and Liveries? Go ahead! Want to add a little cinematic heroism with characters of legendary skill and bravery? Get stuck in! Want to outsmart your opponent, leading him to think you're attacking on one flank when actually you're about to unleash a lightning storm against his cavalry? The Shattered Crown's unique activation system, utilising cards and bluffing, plus the extensive spell book, will allow you to do this and much more. Best of all, there's no need to spend hundreds of pounds and hours putting together an epic force that needs a table fit for Arthur to play across, as The Shattered Crown allows you to field any size force from only a few units upwards - with a rich backstory of unfolding civil war to embed it in. 

Like our flagship game, Across the Dead Earth, The Shattered Crown also focuses on campaign play, allowing the advancement and complete personalisation not just of your leaders and heroes, but of every unit in your army!

There has been concept art done for two factions so far Khra and Hellesburne houses there are bios each family and some of the units that they use over on the facebook group. It would be to much in one post for folks to read so I'll do some faction features another time. All the artowkr has been done by Filip Dudek who is an awesome artist and did the alot of art in the Across the Dead Earth book you'll have seen me post his work across the top of my blog from time to time.

If your interested in more of Filip's work then check out his facebook site  (Click me) or his Blog (Click me)

 King Aethor "The Spiteful". Leader of house Khra.

King Aiden Hellesburne

 Azael - Khra hero

 Draal the Headcollector - Hellesburtne Hero

 Khra Mage.

 Hellesburne Witch.

Khra Black Halberdiers.
 Hellesburne Great Blades.

 Khra Princess Nave the first Stag Rider.

Hellesburne Warbears (Awesome enough said).

Of course your now saying well where are the miniatures? This is of course where the kickstarter will come in. Currently a few prototypes have been done and there are tons of pics in the facebook group as well as some masters of the first few. The figures will be metal and the infantry will be multi piece to allow you to create all the different units (Sword, Spear, Crossbow etc) The figures are being sculpted by the talented Russ Charles who did the sculpts for the Fantasy sports game Guildball, The newer Tor Gaming Relics and works with the Clockwork Goblin team as well as a ton of other lines no doubt.

Azael sculpt/render
 Hellesburne Infantry.

Prototype (just loosely tacced together currently) these will be used to create the moulds then cast in metal.

So if your interested please pop by the group on facebook and help take part to make this game great.

Link to Group again (click me)


  1. Sounds very interesting Simon, and i've asked to join the FB group.

  2. It will be interesting to see where they take this. :)

    On the fence about campaign systems, because usually they have some fundamental flaw (or maybe I have been burned out on the problems I saw with the systems that cloned or aped Necromunda/Mordheim?). Great idea in principle, and kudos for DEG for trying, but it is something that can be hard to get right IMHO.

    Still, that won't stop me taking a look, and they have great support from your blog with this post mate. :)

  3. This looks very promising.
    I'm not on Facebook, but will keep on following your blog with interest.

    Would be even better if they could do the infantry on sprues with lots of options.

    1. Hi Wouter! You could always join Facebook anonymously and not add any friends just to join groups or follow pages, I know a couple of other gamers who do this.
      The infantry options will be very similar to those you get with plastic miniatures on sprues. The prototype infantry consists of 4 bodies, 6 heads, and 2 arm options each for swords, spears and crossbows. They may well be cast on sprues, though metal, for ease of keeping the bits together!

  4. It all looks stunning but sadly it is not for me.

  5. Sounds intriguing, and the artwork stunning.

  6. The blurb of their intentions captivated me right off, but the faction names and artwork (though stunning) looks like it's heading in a generic fantasy direction with things like bear riders and such. If they had stuck with Arthurian things like fairy knights, giants and ladies in lake handing out swords IMO it would be a winner.

  7. While it does look good and the figures especially good. At this moment I just cannot get involved. It might follow it on anything other than "FARCE BOOK" but that is just a platform I detest so as long as you keep me informed via your blog I will keep up.

    1. Hi Clint - good to meet you at Salute yesterday. We will, doubtless, set up another page as a main site/source of info at some point! I'm sure Simon can pass on the details when we do!

  8. Hola
    Suena y pinta bien este trabajo
    un saludo

  9. Looks promising with some good artwork. Hopefully it all pans out for the creators. Good luck to them!