Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Cult of Sutekh Printer Friendly Booklet & Miniatures Choices

I can't believe I've had so many requests for this already, so rather than wait till tomorrow (I've got a full day as it is) I shall be putting up the Printer Friendly version of The Cult of Sutekh Booklet and my "top picks" for Miniatures Choices tonight instead (I'm really flattered btw guys).

So, here is a Printer Friendly version of "The Cult of Sutekh" Booklet.

Now, without further ado - my choices for Miniatures for the Cult itself.

Every model for the Cult of Sutekh is a total no brainer for me at least – as a dedicated fan of West Winds Horror Miniatures it’s easily done using miniatures from West Winds comprehensive “Vampire Wars” Range.

A “basic” Eternal (if basic can be considered a correct term) can be represented by West Wind Miniatures code “GHM0001” - The Mummy. If you want something more elabourate, or Movie Based – I am afraid conversions are in order – but in the West Wind Mummy Range I’m sure there is something you could use as a base.

You actually have two choices for your Hum-Natir (your Cult Leader) - both are sporting a jaunty Fez, one in Robes ( from pack “GHM0003” - High Priest and Evil Cultists) and another with a very “british brolley” (“GHM0005” - The Protagonasts).

The Faction “Mazoi” (Bodyguards) are prefectly represented by the Bare Headed and Clean Shaven Models from the “GHM0007” - The Sidhi pack.

The other two Models from the “GHM0007” - The Sidhi pack, are perfect as your Faction Rank & File or “Acolytes”, along with the models from the West Wind “GHM0008” - The Guardian of the OSIRIS Pack.

Lastly we have theTomb Guardians - theres a lot of choice for Tomb Guardians really, as they can look however you want them to. The most obvious choice is to go for mindless Mummies - like those in the "GHM0002" - Mummy Servant Priests pack. You could even use the "GHM0009" - The Minions of Set pack, painting them as guardian statues. Or models from the "GHZ0004" - Zombies pack to repersent victims that have been kidnapped and "turned"into fresh Tomb Guardians by ancient Egyptian Magics . . . .

Jack Stapleton

Another fascinating "Empire of the Dead - Requiem" Kickstarter Update - Jack Stapleton!

"She calls herself a medium. The peasants call her a witch"

The Cult of Sutekh

I adore Empire of the Dead, everyone who knows me is aware of that - but one of the things missing (in my humble opinion) are rules for an Egyptian Based Faction.

 As everyone knows it is a fact of History that the Victorians were singularly obsessed with Egypt, perhaps in part because there existed a pervasive belief that Egypt was the Britain of the ancient world — a superior, and highly advanced civilization conquering all of the World within its reach. 

Egypt was a founding civilization; all other Eastern civilizations were, as a printed guide to the 1985 Exhibition of the Art of Ancient Egypt at Britain’s Burlington Fine Arts Club states, “pale imitations” of the vivid Egyptian culture. 

“Reference has been made to Greek influence on Egyptian art,” reads the Burlington Club program, but it assures the reader that “in the case of influence generally, Egypt has been the donor, not the recipient.” just like Victorian Britain influenced so much of the Worlds Culture at the time.

The program later observes that, “The influence of Egyptian art on that of the other great civilizations of antiquity can be traced in all directions” - once again something true of Victorian Britain.

But I digress, what I have attempted to do with "The Cult of Sutekh" - several familiar "elements".

Egypt 1884, archaeologists Dr Peter Bannister, his father Professor Vincent Bannister and his Brother Christopher Bannister are searching for the lost tomb of Princess Ananka, the High Priestess of the god Sutekh.

The discovery of the Karnak Necropolis in 1886 and the first contact with Imhotep, the entity also known as “The Dark One”, weighs heavily on the destiny of the British Empire. After his exchange with the voice from beyond the grave, Dr Peter Bannister became the first English “Hum-Natir” founding the Cult of Sutekh in 1887.

The Cult of Sutekh is a vile union of Fanatical Cultists and Evil Supernatural Creatures – hell bent on locating the reincarnated spirit of Princess Ananka and returning her to her rightful place as High Priestess of their foul Religion.

There are few who are even aware of the Cults existence, and those who talk of it openly are quickly disposed of. The Cult of Sutekh relies on secrecy, and actively recruits its membership from the wealthy and the decadent – with promises of even more wealth and power.

The Cult of Sutekh

Next Up - Suitable Miniatures for "The Cult of Sutekh" . . . . .