"'Oh man, listen,' said the strange being. 'I am foul and monstrous to you, am I not? Nay, do not answer; I know. But you would seem as strange to me, could I see you. There are many worlds besides this earth, and life takes many shapes. I am neither god nor demon, but flesh and blood like yourself, though the substance differ in part, and the form be cast in a different mold."
–Robert E. Howard, The Tower of the Elephant
The Yogah of Yag hero expansion and Crossbowmen expansion for the Conan board game are now available at U.S. retailers!
Fans of Robert E. Howard's Conan know that the iconic barbarian's many adventures often move from the realm of savage swordplay into the realms of monsters, mysteries, madness, and sorcery. One of the strangest of the beasts that Conan encounters is the ancient and towering Yogah of Yag, an elephant-headed being from the distant cosmos who had personally watched "men grow from the ape and build the shining cities of Valusia, Kamelia, Commoria and their sisters."
Howard writes that when he saw the creature, Conan "knew he was face to face with a demon of the Elder World," yet he stayed his sword when he had the opportunity to attack. The result was that Conan ended up making a powerful ally, and it was Yogah of Yag who helped him defeat the powerful sorcerer, Yara.
Now you, too, can ally with this strange creature. Or you can bleed it with the hail of bolts fired by your crossbowmen…
Yogah of Yag
The Yogah of Yag expansion for Conan brings this sorcerous alien to the board game as a towering, elephant-headed hero with talents in both sorcery and swordplay.
Considerably larger than the heroes from the Core Set, Yogah of Yag enters the game with a whopping twelve energy, a melee attack that rivals even Conan's, and the ability to cast spells. Additionally, this strange hero's abilities recall his appearance in The Tower of the Elephant by allowing him to sacrifice himself for another hero and then strike at his foes from beyond the grave.
You won't command fifty thousand men when you play Conan as the Overlord, but you can harness the power of Bossonian guards, Pict warriors, giant snakes, dark demons, and other fiendish and fearsome forces. To these forces, the Crossbowmen expansion adds an assortment of ten identical, highly detailed crossbowmen miniatures.
Dressed in light armor, and holding their crossbows at their hips, these soldiers come with three tiles that you can add to the Book of Skelos and that allow you to field them with two different sets of abilities. Two of these tiles allow you to deploy your crossbowmen as devoted warriors who will harass the heroes with their deadly ranged attacks before sacrificing themselves, when necessary, to protect their leader. The third tile allows you to field your crossbowmen in a specialized unit of snipers that ignores the first point of a hero’s armor.
Sorcery and Steel
"'Crom!' his mighty shoulders twitched. 'A murrain of these wizardly feuds! Pelias has dealt well with me, but I care not if I see him no more. Give me a clean sword and a clean foe to flesh it in.'"
–Robert E. Howard, The Scarlet Citadel
The first two Conan expansions are now available. Yogah of Yag and the Crossbowmen bring new spells and steel to both the heroes and the Overlord. Head to your local retailer to pick up your copies and enrich your next Hyborian adventures!