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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2019, 10:29:50 AM »
We were in Cannes these last days to show and promote our games, Napoléon 1806 and Napoléon 1807. We ran lots of games with young conscripts but also with "grognards" of Napoléon 1806 that playtested some of the scenarios of Napoléon 1807.

We also had the opportunity to be interviewed live on BGG TV. I want to thanks the BGG crew there for the opportunity they offered us to show our game. It was really great.

If you want to see the interview, just follow this link :
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/385898846?t=47m50s

Reminder : The KS of Napoléon 1807 is currently live. You have the opportunity to pledge for Napoléon 1806 as well as the oversized neoprene playmat you can see in the interview!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shakos/napoleon-1807-when-the-game-meets-history-0?ref=6y12hs


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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2019, 09:26:06 AM »
Kickstarter is live

Thanks to you Napoléon continues his march toward Königsberg. He will soon be halfway through his long journey and it’s time for us to sum-up what we’ve got so far and to unveil what’s next…

But first, we think everyone would like to know that you’re all getting a great deal on Napoléon 1806 & 1807. Normally, the game will retail in the US for approximately $100, so this Kickstarter is a special early bird campaign at roughly 30% off Retail Price! Be sure to spread the word to your friends to get this amazing once every couple of years kind of deal that is available only on Kickstarter for backers!

UNLOCKED SG:

I already spoke of the unlocked SG in previous update. So I won’t tell much more now. I’ll just show you what they look like as everything is ready, except for the layout of the booklet to integrate the changes, so we won’t lose time due to unprepared SG delaying the arrival of the games for months.



Quickstart Rules. We are finishing the layout of the English version of these rules to share it with you, but we’ll allow you to collect your thoughts about this new addition!


Friedland battle scenario


New card


NEW SG :

Cloth bag: This SG will allow us to get a nice green cloth bag with golden Russian eagle printed on it. Napoléon 1806 has its own blue French cloth bag, so Napoléon 1807 deserves also to have one! With it you will be able to keep your beloved army corps safe and tidy.



Additionnal scenario: Next we will unlock the long Pultusk campaign. This scenario takes inspiration from the entire December campaign in Poland from the initial Russian offensive to the French counterattack and the failure of the enveloping maneuver desired by Napoleon. This is a very long scenario that will require at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of play to experience the full breadth of the scenario’s depth.

Dual-layered OoB: You asked for it, and it’s here! If we reach 80.000$ we will print the Orders of Battle on dual-layered cardboard with space for the Strength points cubes and sliders to track the fatigue. You can see below an example of what has been done for Unbroken, a great solo game published by Golden Games. So, no more risks to knock down the wooden pieces!



Great campaign: Then, the masterpiece, the long campaign… This huge scenario will allow you to play the three phases of the whole Polish campaign, from Pultusk to Friedland, without forgetting Eylau. The armies will first arrive on the battlefield and fight the first combats before being forced to enter Winter Quarters. Then fights will erupt again as the Russian armies will counter-attack in the middle of winter. If there is no winner, the two armies will have to stop hostilities due to the bad weather. The last phase of the battle will be a deadly fight. There must stay only one survivor in this brutal campaign…

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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2019, 03:58:17 AM »
We built the Napoléon series game system over several layers of difficulties. In this way you can discover the game easily and step by step. Our goal was to design a game suitable for younger players as well as grognards of historical gaming.

That’s why we split the rules in two parts. The Rules of the Conscript introduce all the mechanisms of the system, however you play the game with the blocks representing the army corps laid flat on the gameboard. The Rules of the Grognard introduce the “Fog of War” and you play with the blocks upright so you don’t know the identity of the corps you face. Moreover, by adding the vedettes (or light cavalry recon units) you introduce even more uncertainty about the strategy and moves of your opponent. This give endless gaming possibilities, and you can build up new strategies by using your vedettes to deceive your opponent.

But thanks to the experience we accumulated at the gaming fairs, where we had short time to explain and run a game, and the idea of the Golden Games team, we decided to add Quickstart rules to the game. This 4 pages booklet will allow you to jump into action in less than 5 minutes and to play a furious battle in 30 minutes. This is also the best way to learn the basics of the game system to young players or to help eurogamers discover historical and strategic war games.

You can download these Quickstart rules here!

Do not hesitate to give us your feedback!


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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2019, 03:38:23 PM »
We received today pictures of the physical samples made by the factory. Discover them below!



Gameboard



Top of the box



Bottom of the box



Plastic tray (changes to be made to add space for the dice)



Cards


Orders of Battle (French side, Russian OoB printed on the other side)



Player screens



Stickers sheet



Rulebook

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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2019, 11:33:15 AM »
We entered the last week of this crowdfunding and unlocked the Pultusk long scenario. It means that we will have now no less than 10 scenarios available for Napoléon 1807.

In the meantime we updated the rulebook with corrections/clarification. It still has to go in final proofreading by the Golben Games team, so you can report mistake if you see some!

We also asked the factory for samples for the dual layered Orders of Battle. We are sure that we will tackle this SG that everyone expect during the final rush, so better anticipate! We hope that we will unlock a couple of other SG, so do not hesitate to share about the project around you. Napoléon needs you to reach Königsberg!

Concerning the dual-layered Orders of Battle we have 2 options to track fatigue. Either by using notches to put fatigue cylinders inside, or by using a "slider" with only one cylinder moving up or down the track. You can see pictures of both option below. We will test both and choose the most handy and less fiddly to use.

To participate: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shakos/napoleon-1807-when-the-game-meets-history-0?ref=cumj9x




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Re: [KS - February 19th 2019] Napoléon 1807
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2019, 09:27:44 AM »
First of all the very good news, we unlocked the dual-layered OoB! That's a great achievement that will improve games ergonomics and we are really happy to have it added to the series. As discussed here and there, we have 2 options available and we will test both and report to you about it so you can follow the development!

Well, we are entering the last hours and we have quite a long journey yet to reach Königsberg. Time to reveal the last SG and hope that we will tackle a couple more before the end.

So we still have on our way to Königsberg :

The Grand Campaign: linking the 3 scenarios of 1807 and that we spoke about in a previous update.

Russia in 1806: This "what if" scenario explore the possibilities for the Russian Avant-garde to be on time in October 1806 to help the Prussians against the French. This scenario will bring new cards to be added to the Prussian deck in 1806, and, maybe, you will see some Russian corps entering the fray to battle in Saxony!

From 1806 to 1807: This expansion will allow you to take into account the results you achieve in Napoléon 1806 to modify slightly the setup in 1807. Depending on who performed the best, you will get advantages at the start of Napoléon 1807. Linking this one with Napoléon 1807 great campaign will offer you a long session of Napoleonic wargaming!

Cloth bag with French eagle: There are numerous wooden pieces in the game. So this way each side will have its own bag, and you won't mix the opponents in the same place!

One note. If we don't unlock the scenarios SG we will at least offer them in PDF format.