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Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3

A project in Rockwall, TX by Sandy Petersen

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Cthulhu Wars is the premier horror strategy game with high quality miniatures and great competitive gameplay and tactics.
Backers: 4130
Average Pledge Per Backer: $261

Funded: $1,076,211 of $100,000
Dates: Jul 17th -> Aug 14th (29 days)
Project By: Sandy Petersen
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Latest News

Two New Add-Ons

August 14th - via:
. If you want a 3-5 Player Earth Map, but you want it to be BIG - like the 6-8 Player Maps - this is for you. Increase your pledge by $30. NOTE: This Add-On is NOT included in ANY Tier. . Unlike the Oversized map, EVERY backer will get one of these... (Read More)


August 14th - via:
they call them Stretch Goals for a reason I'm not sure if we'll get there, but this is the Larva - another "invader" from Planet Apocalypse. It represents the hideous fate of those overtaken Nd dominated by the hellish forces of that universe. As... (Read More)

Brown Jenkin Final Concept

August 14th - via:
I have secured Valerio Carbone (the sculptor who did that amazing Nodens) to do Brown Jenkin. He estimates it will take about 2 weeks, given his size and complexity (which is not very long at all for a sculpt). Therefore, it should not affect our... (Read More)

Arthur's guide to adding add-ons

August 14th - via:
CLICK ON MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE  .  . KICKSTARTER IS A COMPUTER. IT IS NOT HAVE ACTUALLY SMARTS. IT DOES NOT KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, ONLY MONEY.  . You cannot tell Kickstarter WHAT you want to get, aside from one of the five Pledge... (Read More)


August 14th - via:
. MEET THE CACODEMON - a Sandy SaysSo, we have blown through all of the Lovecraftian goals! Well done all! The Daemon Sultan, Azathoth is well-pleased. We at Petersen Games have been pondering a final goal to reach. We didn't have another Lovecraft... (Read More)

Victor Steele the final Investigator

August 14th - via:
   .  . Meet Victor Steele - A Sandy Design CornerVictor Steele has been driven insane by the chaos of the Cthulhu Wars. He was once an inspiring military leader. Now, delusional, he still perceives brave soldiers around him, instead of the... (Read More)

Two 2 Go

August 14th - via:
Two More Stretch Goals! You may have noticed that many of the old-school Acolytes have been protesting this Kickstarter project. Not Everyone Is Upset  Painted Gate Winner Congratulations, Eric Cruz PS: Who's Sandy Peterson!?! New Gate ContestAfter... (Read More)

A Gate, An Acolyte and an Investigator walk into a bar...

August 14th - via:
 . This is IT. If we get to $1,000,000 we'll get EVERY stretch goal we had planned (plus a few we got along the way that were unplanned at the start!). But Great Old Ones have a way of extending and manipulating time, and so there may be something... (Read More)

Meet Investigator Amelia + Brown Jenkin Concept WIP

August 13th - via:
 .  Work in Progress - Brown Jenkin Concept Sandy approved! . This is not the final concept, but it is the direction Sandy wants to go for it. In a future update I'll show the final concept. This is a new $10 add-on because we think it will be... (Read More)

Sandy Says - Asenath Waite and Brown Jenkins

August 13th - via:
. . Painted Gate Contest Winner Congratulations, Mark Graydon...or, perhaps his pug? . New Painted Gate Contest After we reach our next Stretch Goal, we'll choose random winner of another painted gate, signed by Sandy Petersen. To enter, all you... (Read More)

Leeroy....I mean Broooown Jenkins!!

August 13th - via:
 . We were never going to do this. Because, once again, we all assumed that the winner would be a Faction. Once again, Azathoth must be smiling madly at us in these last moments. Because it is a single, probably small sculpt, I do not believe it... (Read More)

Asenath Waite is (Almost) Back

August 13th - via:
. Investigator: Cindrew Eradicated We're now including six of the eight Investigators in the Stretch Goal Box. MEET CINDREW PUTORIUS As I have hinted, the Investigators are portrayed as doomed souls, ultimately pawns in the hands (claws? Tendrils?)... (Read More)


August 12th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  . EVERY PLEDGE LEVEL IMMEDIATELY GETS NODENS!He is NOT a Stretch Goal, and everyone will get him (yes, even the Wamps!). You can also get... (Read More)

12 New Acolytes + the Unnameable Set

August 12th - via:
Arthur would like to get ALL three of these TODAY. Because then you will see.....  . TWELVE Acolytes were added to the Alternate Acolytes Box! The 12 ones added are still technically alternate and unique, because the Tcho-tcho and Ancients Factions... (Read More)

The Contest of 1000 Forms Winner

August 11th - via:
There can be only one. Wait...what?  . Well, I was presented with the ten potential additions that you guys had selected for me. These came from a full list of 73 entries! Here is the list of the top ten helpfully scored by Survey Monkey... (Read More)

Sandy Design Corner - Neutral Monsters vs Indie GOOs + Meet Tarang

August 11th - via:
 . Why include 12 "regular" Acolyte sculpts in the "New Faction Acolytes" box?  Basically, because many of you asked, and for no other reason. 12 miniatures in a SINGLE stretch goal! You have Investigator Tarang   Only 3 more to go! . Meet Tarang... (Read More)

New Eradication Markers + Rules

August 11th - via:
 . Since Cthulhu Wars can go up to 8 players, there are a total of 8 Investigators. We're halfway through them! Help spread the word so we can get them all! . Contest Winner Congratulations, Jason Moss . New Painted Gate Contest After we reach our... (Read More)

The Shining Trapezohedron

August 10th - via:
Now Available as a $40 Add-On   You have spoken. Enough folks are interested in ye olde Shining Trapezohedron that we are now offering it as an add-on in this campaign. It will be $40, the same as in our last campaign. It is an add-on, despite my... (Read More)

Eradication Markers

August 10th - via:
. When we upgraded the cardboard eradication markers to 3D versions, we were originally going to use an 'exploding globe'. Original Eradication Marker Sculpt   But... After conversations with many of you, we've decided to change over to a marker... (Read More)

Don't get caught sleeping + How to Defeat the Ancients Sandy Design Corner

August 9th - via:
 . . Pledge Level Matrix - this should be helpful . Contest Winner! Congratulations, Petra Reinita Lukačovičová . New Painted Gate Contest   After we reach our next Stretch Goal, we'll choose random winner of another painted gate, signed by... (Read More)

Sandy’s Design Corner: The Ancients Strategy

August 9th - via:
So, how does one PLAY this unusual new faction? Most obviously, you need to worry about your Cathedrals. Because you don’t have a Great Old One, you get major power savings, but this is ultimately negated by your need to spend 4-10 Power on... (Read More)

Tcho-tcho Balance Change + Worms of Ghroth Rules!

August 8th - via:
. You got the Worms of Ghroth Rules!You got this loyalty card for the Worms of Ghroth, to use them as Neutral Terrors in non-Shaggai Map games. You still need to have the Shaggai Map to have their miniatures (though you could use stand-ins).  Here... (Read More)

Sandy’s Design Corner: A Tcho-Tcho Strategy

August 7th - via:
Some players have trouble getting their head around the Tcho-Tchos. Others have trouble seeing how the Tcho-Tchos can be stopped. This strategy guide should help everyone understand this weirdo faction better. THE FIRST TURN CHALLENGEIn your first... (Read More)

Worm of Ghroth Turntable!

August 7th - via:
 . We will wait to share the new rules for using Worms in non-Shaggai games until we've hit that stretch goal. But in the mean time, here's a nice view of them, they are definitely one of my VERY favorite sculpts from CW O3: You'll need an HTML5... (Read More)

Meet Hannah Hazard + VOTE on the Thousand Forms Contest Submissions!

August 7th - via:
 . Painted Gate Contest Winner! Congratulations, Jane Watson . New Painted Gate ContestAfter we reach our next Stretch Goal, we'll choose random winner of another gate. To enter, all you have to do is:   Reshare this post on Facebook, or...... (Read More)


August 6th - via:
  What Are The Reanimated?The Ancients are able to use their science revivify dead tissue, letting it move and perform tasks. They use these living corpses as workers or warriors, and can even reanimate a portion of a corpse. They generally use the... (Read More)


August 5th - via:
Who Are The Un-Men?Lovecraft reports the Ancients have the ability to transform a person into plasma-like, almost gaseous state. In this form, the victim becomes able to twist and distort his body in exaggerated ways. I have chosen to call these... (Read More)

Haunter Eradicated - Next Up, Opener

August 5th - via:
This product is 100% complete - No more Stretch Goals If you are getting a copy of Masks of Nyarlathotep, you'll now also be getting a...     The Protests Continue...  Contest Winner Congratulations, Ramune Guogiene New Contest After we reach our... (Read More)

В августе Великий Ктулху пробудится в России

August 5th - via:
Дорогие российские игроки и фанаты, хотим сообщить, что вы можете получить игру "Войны Ктулху" у нашего российского партнера. При этом вы... (Read More)

Ancients Acolytes

August 4th - via:
  Functionally, they are no different that the acolytes of other factions. To celebrate their tech-savvy nature, the Ancients Acolyte is dressed futuristically, rather than in hooded robes, and brandishes an ominous-looking eye-like device. She is... (Read More)

The Yothans

August 4th - via:
Deep below the blue-lit cavern of K'n-Yan is the red-lit cavern of Yoth, inhabited by a race of intelligent reptiles. Long thought extinct, the few remaining Yothans now work with the Ancients. Ideation 1 Every faction has acolytes. Every faction... (Read More)

Dire Azathoth (so far)

August 3rd - via:
Thought you'd like to see the current development of the Dire Azathoth model (which is a $15 Add-On). Original Rough   After Development Pass 1   After Development Pass 2   with some notes    (Read More)

Haunter of the Dark

August 2nd - via:
. 3 Investigators are in your Stretch Goal Box!   . Contest Winner Congratulations, Daniel Thorpe! You won a painted gate, signed by Sandy Petersen with your pledge! New ContestAfter we reach our next Stretch Goal, we'll choose random winner of... (Read More)

Investigator: Moose Kowalski

August 1st - via:
 . Neutral Grey Cthulhu Acolyte is here!  . Contest Winner! Congratulations, Ryan Blodgett! Congratulations, Scott Rose! You won a painted gate, signed by Sandy Petersen with your pledge! New Contest!After we reach our next Stretch Goal, we'll... (Read More)

Neutral Cthulhu Acolyte + Sandy Design Corner: Neutral Spellbooks!

July 30th - via:
  . You Got the Ancients High Priest!  . As I wrote in the prior update, the High Priest expansion will ALSO come with this color High Priest (since we hope to print extras of that expansion for retail). So, if you are also getting the High... (Read More)

Ancients High Priest + Ritual Track Preview + Inside a Steel Mold!

July 29th - via:
. And yes, the High Priest expansion will ALSO come with this High Priest in the Ancient's color. So, if you are getting that add-on you'll get TWO such High Priests! 3mm Die Cut Ritual Track!Here's the initial design of the new Ritual of... (Read More)


July 28th - via:
So... we had the idea last week, to add a new really neat thing to the campaign, based on your feedback. Everyone loved Dire Cthulhu. SO... I started brooding on Dire Azathoth. Why? Well, even as I was concerned that our former Cthulhu was so svelte,... (Read More)

"Creating" Shaggai Design Corner + 6-8 Player Shaggai Map!

July 27th - via:
Yes, we will add $30 in product to the Yothan, Hound of Tindalos, and Great Old One pledge levels! So, if you're a Wamp, you might as well upgrade now. . You got the Grey Crawling Chaos Acolyte! . All, for those who are still wondering why there are... (Read More)

6-8 Player Shaggai Map + 3mm Die Cut Ritual & Doom Tracks

July 27th - via:
wut: the sequel  . 6-8 Player Shaggai Map ExistsWe were pretty sure that the World of Shaggai was in a state of destruction in which things are falling apart and we're losing stuff. But, the sheer force of all the disciples of Cthulhu amongst our... (Read More)

Sandy's Design Corner - the Masks

July 26th - via:
  Not Everyone is Happy About the New Acolytes . Naomi Joslyn has been added to everyone’s pledge!   . Sandy wanted to tease you further with this image:   . Winner of the Current Contest! Simon Day's personal bling . Congratulations, Simon!... (Read More)

Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3

July 26th - via:
In this Crowdfunding Spotlight, we take a look at the Kickstarter campaign for Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 by Petersen Games. (Read More)

VF Update - Point sur la campagne

July 25th - via:
Point important : tous les produits proposés dans cette campagne sont disponibles au choix en anglais ou en français (vous pourrez sélectionner la langue voulue via le pledge manager à la fin de la campagne).   MEME le compendium de règles... (Read More)

Naomi Joslyn + Which Faction to Get?

July 24th - via:
 . You got the Vooniths! A voonith under the moonith . Contest Winner! Erik Daguerre Congratulations, Erik. When you receive your order from Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3, you'll also get a painted gate, signed by Sandy Petersen! Next Contest!After we... (Read More)

The Vooniths!

July 22nd - via:
    . Hey guys, you unlocked the Neutral Gray Black Goat Acolyte! Hooray! Once more, to absolutely confirm, Sandy has developed zero rules for the two unlocked grey Acolytes! They are totally just bling. Why would we lie? . Contest Winner!  ... (Read More)

Investigators + New Acolytes

July 21st - via:
    . Winner of the Video Contest!We had 8 entries, which was so many, we had to reach out to Keziah Mason just to understand the higher mathematics needed to randomly select one! Here's the winning entry from Peter Bowie, who will get a Painted... (Read More)

ALL Faction Cards 3mm Die Cut + Investigator John Dark!?!?

July 20th - via:
. EVERY Faction Card Die Cut Forever!That Stretch Goal you just smashed? Well, we decided to surprise you by making it way better. We heard a lot of feedback regarding a desire for die cut punchboards, and we have listened. The Ancients Faction... (Read More)

Sandy's Design Advice + Great Cthulhu Faction Balance Changes!

July 19th - via:
wut . You've hit the next one! Here's what's in the Stretch Goal Box currently: . Win a Signed Painted Gate!At 10 AM Cthulhu Standard Time (CST) July 20th we will choose 1 backer to receive a single painted gate signed by Sandy Petersen.  To enter,... (Read More)

Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 VF! - that means IN FRENCH!

July 19th - via:
Point important : tous les produits proposés dans cette campagne sont disponibles au choix en anglais ou en français (vous pourrez sélectionner la langue voulue via le pledge manager à la fin de la campagne). MEME le compendium de règles Omega... (Read More)

Grey Ancients Acolyte + Meet the Ancients!

July 19th - via:
. The Neutral Grey Ancients AcolyteCthulhu Wars is an odd beast of a game. One of the reasons is because, as a game line, it offers a significantly outsized amount of expansion and additional gameplay material. If you look over our previous... (Read More)

HPL First Player Marker in Maroon!

July 18th - via:
. You did it! The Plastic Eradication Figures are part of the Shaggai Map box! That's 15 Cultist-size miniatures IN A SINGLE STRETCH GOAL!  15 is a special number in the Mythos right? Like, I think Crawling Chaos has at LEAST 15 forms.... Sorry, I... (Read More)

The Contest of a Thousand Forms!

July 18th - via:
. The very nature of Cthulhu Wars’ design encourages creativity and innovation. With so many optional expansions adding new playable Factions and independent and neutral mercenary units, it is no wonder that dozens and dozens of fans have made... (Read More)

15 Eradication Figures + the Glow Gate + Shaggai Design Corner!

July 18th - via:
All, In the nightgaunt, I mean, in the night, we blasted through two Stretch Goals before I had a chance to update y'all!  Here's what we're working towards now!     . Get the word out! Re-share this on Facebook  Re-tweet this on Twitter We do... (Read More)

Dire Cthulhu Shirts

July 18th - via:
. Would you like a Dire Cthulhu shirt? . We had sworn off including shirts in our Kickstarters. They weren't worth the trouble. For us. But, then the good folks at OffWorld Design came to us with a solution. After the Onslaught 3 Kickstarter ends,... (Read More)

New Rules for Dire Cthulhu + WELCOME to Cthulhu Wars!

July 17th - via:
. Next Goal – let’s talk about Dire Cthulhu Why is there even a Dire Cthulhu? Well, our original Cthulhu sculpt is creepy, and terrific. But something about it always bothered me – Lovecraft describes Cthulhu as … corpulent. And our classic... (Read More)

Plastic Cathedrals + Whence the Ancients?

July 17th - via:
When you look over a game of Cthulhu Wars, you are immediately struck by the impressive nature of the ginormous Great Old Ones towering over the map. Their ominous presence is a key feature of the game. When the Ancients are in play, they don’t... (Read More)

Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 in Deutsch

July 17th - via:
WICHTIG: Alle Produkte dieses Kickstarters werden auf Deutsch erhältlich sein. Backer wählen das gewünschte Pledge-Level auf der ursprünglichen Kampagnenseite in Englisch, später erfolgt die Sprachauswahl der Produkte mit Hilfe des Pledge... (Read More)


July 17th - via:
Hey all, we’ve just FUNDED and now we are shooting for our first awesome stretch goal. When it is reached, EVERYONE who pledges, from Wamp to Great Old One will get a hard cover version of the new Omega Master Rulebook (Onslaught 3 edition).... (Read More)

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