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'The Deluge' is the supplement to 'By Fire and Sword' game, introducing three new armies and rules. Let the battle begins!
'The Deluge' is the supplement to 'By Fire and Sword' game, introducing three new armies and rules. Let the battle begins!
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By Fire and Sword – a historical wargame is the name of a battle system developed by the Wargamer company. It is a realistic, playable and very dynamic wargame which recreates the wars fought by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Turkey, Muscovy, Sweden, Crimean Khanate and the Cossacks during the second part of 17th century. The premiere of the basic version of the game generated much interest and we were able to achieve great success at Kickstarter. The project reached its funding goal in four days and ended up being funded for 1648%! 

You can find our previous campaign on Kickstarter, to see whole story. 

By Fire and Sword was nominated for this year’s Origins Awards in the Best Historical Miniature Rules category and receive 'Fan Favorite' title during the voting. 

Encouraged by the success and positive player opinions we decided to use Kickstarter once more in order to finance the first large By Fire and Sword supplement: The Deluge: Northern War 1655-1660. Main aim is to gather funds to publish Polish version of the supplement (which is almost ready) and finish work on English version so it can be published as well. Hence some materials that we will show below are currently only in Polish. 

What will you find in The Deluge? The supplement focuses on the events of the Northern War of 1655-1660 and introduces many changes and new elements into the game. First and foremost 3 new armies will make an appearance:

Transylvania: The army of prince Rákóczi, the ruler of Transylvania is coming from the South. Fast cavalry units are raiding Polish lands and the main forces of the prince are marching to meet their Swedish allies.

The Holy Roman Empire: The soldiers of this army have some old grudges to settle with the Swedes, defeats of the Thirty Years War are still fresh in their memory. Led by experienced generals, the imperial cuirassiers, knechts and dragoons come to aid the Commonwealth and Denmark.

Brandenburg: the Great Elector is playing a tricky political game by maneuvering between the warring parties. The Brandenburg-Prussian army is gathering precious experience on the battlefields of Poland, Prussia and Denmark.

All the new armies are introduced into our game with beautiful artwork and comprehensive historical descriptions. 

The main forces of the conflict, that is the armies of Sweden and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, are extensively restructured, taking into consideration the characteristics of this conflict. Both armies receive new Skirmish and Division levels lists. 

Apart from these new armies the Deluge also includes ten brand new Skirmish level scenarios! The new scenarios will replace and elaborate upon the scenarios from the main rulebook.

In The Deluge you will find new rules, new units and unit structures for some of the already published armies, a comprehensive historical introduction, many new astounding pieces of art and photographs and much, much more.

The Deluge supplement will include about 200 pages. It might still grow a little. Much depends on your support. 

For those of you that never heard about out game, here's some information about other products from the By Fire and Sword range:

  • Basic rulebook - hard cover, full colour, 408 pages 
  • Skirmish boxes – from 33 mounted to 80 foot and mounted mix 
  • Large sets – 18-21 cavalry, 30-41 foot or appropriate mounted /foot mix 
  • Small sets – 12-24 foot, 6-9 mounted or appropriate mounted /foot mix 
  • Big terrain sets – usually 1 big building or big set of smaller buildings and elements 
  • Small terrain sets – 1 small building or set of smaller elements 

Our team: 

Konrad Sosiński – project manager 

Rafał Szwelicki – game development and head sculptor 

Michał Paradowski – historical background and public relations

Artur Świetlik - historical consulting and sculpting 

Konrad Brzozowski – demo team and support 

Kuba Zarecki – demo team and support 

Łukasz Wnuk - production 

Mateusz Jędrys - production 

Andrzej Pałka - production

Rafal Bagiński - graphics

Tomek Tworek - graphics

Marcin Zahorowicz - sculpting

Michał Cios - miniature painting

Our team is supported by numerous consultants and supporters as well as hired sculptors, painters, artists and modelers. A full list of the people involved in our game is available on our website

The Deluge supplement does not include full rules. Full rules can only be found in the main rulebook that can be added to a perk of your choice as an add-on (available both in Polish and English).

For this campaign we have also prepared a whole new set of stretch goals for you. If we are able to achieve them the planned content of the book might increase substantially. On top of that, achieving more stretch goals will allow us to launch a whole new range of figures and accessories for our game.

Stretch goals so far:

We would like to thank:

The winged hussar banner of Sir Mieczysław Struk, Marshall of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, with headquarters in Gniew by Vistula, under the command of winged hussar lieutenant Sir Jarosław Struczyński

and 

The Yellow Regiment under colonel Tadeusz von Lenz

for their consent to use their photographs and fragments of the “Wrath of the Winged Hussars” film in our project. 

Here is what we offer during our campaign (Pledge levels):

Add-ons

Normal version can be taken as part of the pledge, deluxe version only available as add-on
Normal version can be taken as part of the pledge, deluxe version only available as add-on

 Add-on only

                          
Rules in PDF

 Add-on only

Can be taken as part of the pledge
Can be taken as part of the pledge

Add-on only

 Add-on only

Available as add on only
Available as add on only

 Add-on only

 Add-on only

 Add-on only

 Add-on only

 Add-on only

 Add-on only

 Add-on only

 Add-on only

 Dice collector set include 9 different dice!

Available as add-on only
Available as add-on only
Available as add on only
Available as add on only
Available as add on only
Available as add on only
Check the details of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth sets in online store
Check the details of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth sets in online store
Check the details of Cossacks' sets in online store
Check the details of Cossacks' sets in online store
Check the details of Swedish range in online store
Check the details of Swedish range in online store
                                                                                                  
Check the details of Ottoman range in online store
Check the details of Ottoman range in online store
Check Crimean Tartars range in online store
Check Crimean Tartars range in online store
Check the details of Muscovite range in online store
Check the details of Muscovite range in online store

FAQ

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Shipping costs.

Shipping costs depends on your location and it's the same regardless of parcel size and weight. Please add appropriate amount to your pledge. 

  • Australia, New Zeland: £ 35 
  • USA and Canada: £ 28 
  • Europe - £ 10
  • Poland – £ 3 
  • For other locations please ask for shipping costs via private message.

Risks and challenges

Our game already exists on the market. The Deluge is a supplement that will expand the existing rules. The Polish version of The Deluge is currently edited in a graphic design studio. The English version is being translated at the moment. Our team has the experience necessary to publish the game and complete the project in a professional manner. The only thing we worry about is that by offering too many new things as stretch goals this may cause a delay. Nevertheless, we will do everything we can to make you at least just as satisfied as the backers of our previous Kickstarter campaign.

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    THE RECRUIT: Thank you very much. The person supporting us in this way will receive The Deluge wallpaper and all PDF materials if we publish any during our Kickstater campaign.

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    THE VOLUNTEER: You will receive The Deluge wallpaper and all PDF materials if we publish any during our Kickstater campaign. In addition we will send you a demo figures set including mounted and foot figures from various By Fire and Sword armies. You will also receive a poster of Swedish infantry and a figures catalogue.

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    DICE COLLECTOR (Special Perk): Unique deal for dice collectors (how surprising). You'll receive set of 9 dice (1 from each faction). Please add £4 shipping costs (worldwide).

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    KNECHT (Soldier Perk): The first of Solider perks. Soldier parks grant additionally selected freebies available during Kickstater campaign. If you choose this perk you will receive the whole Volunteer bundle and a copy of The Deluge – Northern War 1655-1660.

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    CORPORAL (Soldier Perk): You will receive the whole Knecht bundle. In addition you may choose one Skirmish set for any faction.

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    SERGEANT (Soldier Perk): You will receive the whole Corporal bundle. In addition you may choose additionally one large set of figures to reinforce your Skirmish set.

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    LIEUTENANT (Officer Perk): it is the first of Officer Perks. Officers will get all the freebies released during the campaign and selected special offers and bonuses. You will receive the whole Sergeant bundle. In addition you may choose 2 small terrain sets, 1 additional large set of figures and a coffee mug with a graphic design of your faction.

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    MAJOR (Officer Perk): You will receive the whole Lieutenant bundle but instead of 2 small terrain sets you will get 1 large terrain set. Also will you get 1 additional large set of miniatures. You will be able to dress for war – you will receive a t-shirt of a faction of your choice.

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    SET FOR 2: SKIRMISH COMMANDERS (Officer Perk): This is a bundle for two players who want to start an adventure with By Fire and Sword. Everything in this bundle comes in twos. The bundle includes the following: 2 demo figures sets, 2 catalogues, 2 posters, 2 The Deluge rulebooks, 2 Skirmish sets for any factions, 2 large sets of miniatures, 2 large terrain sets and 2 coffee mugs.

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    ROYAL LIBRARY (Special Perk): This is special offer available only for stores. This perk gives Your store opportunity to purchase 10 'The Deluge' books (either in Polish or in English). Please add shipping costs appropriate to your location.

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    COLONEL (Officer Perk): You will receive all the basic items from the Major bundle: demo figures set, catalogue, poster, The Deluge rulebook, a Skirmish set, a coffee mug and a t-shirt. However will also you receive as many as 6 large sets of miniatures and 3 large terrain sets! Also you would be able to choose one of our unique never published graphics and get it as poster with the autograph of Tomasz Tworek – our artist. Your copy of The Deluge rulebook will also include signatures and personal thanks from the members of our team.

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    GAMBLER – (Special Perk) – this is a special limited perk. It can only be chosen by 4 persons. Each Gambler will receive his copy of the rulebook and everything that we will manage unlock during the campaign. You will also receive all freebies and will be able to use all the special offers that will appear during the campaign.

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    CAUTIOUS GAMBLER – (Special Perk) – this is a special limited perk. It can only be chosen by 6 persons. Each Gambler will receive his copy of 'The Deluge' rulebook and everything that we will manage unlock during the campaign. You will also receive all freebies and will be able to use all the special offers that will appear during the campaign. Please add shipping costs appropriate to your location.

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    LIEUTENANT-GENERAL (High Commander Perk): the first of High Commander Perks. High Commanders will get all the freebies released during the campaign. They will also be entitled to utilize all special offers and bonuses. The lieutenant-general will receive all basic items from the Colonel bundle: demo figures sets, catalogue, poster and signed Deluge rulebook.
    The coffee mug and t-shirt will have pictures of his choice picked from a range of 40 game arts. You will also receive a signed poster with new arts prepared for The Deluge supplement. The Lieutenant-general will receive a Skirmish Force set for any faction painted by our painters. He will also receive 3 painted and ready-to-play terrain elements: an inn, a windmill and a farm.

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    MAJOR-GENERAL (High Commander Perk): Major-general will receive the entire Lieutenant-general bundle. However you will also get 2 painted Skirmish sets instead of one! Also freebies unlocked during the campaign will be delivered to Major-general painted.
    He will also receive 8 painted and ready-to-play terrain elements: an inn, a church, a windmill, a farm, 2 forests and 2 hills.

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    GENERAL (High Commander Perk): The General will receive all the standard items: the demo miniatures, a catalog and a poster. He will receive 2 copies of The Deluge rulebook with authors’ autographs and special thanks. The lead artist of our project - Tomek Tworek will prepare a caricature of the General in a historical uniform of his choice. The general will receive the picture with the artist’s autograph. The General’s coffee mug and t-shirt will have the game arts of his choice or the General’s caricature. The General will also received a previously unpublished art with the artist’s autograph. The General will take command of a division prepared especially for him by the authors of the game. After the division’s Ordre de Bataille is accepted our painters will prepare the figures according to the General’s instruction. All freebies unlocked during the campaign will be delivered to General painted. He will also receive 10 painted and ready-to-play terrain elements: an inn, a church, stables, a windmill, 2 farms, 2 forests and 2 hills. The General will receive a free-of-charge subscription of all new By Fire and Sword sets for 1 year!

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    FIELD MARSHAL (High Commander Perk): This is an absolutely unique set of bonuses available for only a single person! Almost everything that is included in this bundle will be personalized for the Field Marshal. The Filed Marshal will receive all the standard bonuses: the demo miniatures, a catalogue, a poster and 2 copies of The Deluge rulebooks with autographs. Our artist will prepare the Field Marshal’s portrait in a historical uniform of your choice. The portrait with the artist’s dedication will be sent along with the first packages. The portrait may be put on the Field Marshal’s coffee mug and t-shirt instead of the standard game arts. The Field Marshal, as befits his high rank, will receive 2 divisions under his command. Ordre de Bataille of both divisions will be presented to the Field Marshal for his acceptance by the authors of the game. All freebies unlocked during campaign will be delivered to the Field Marshall painted. He will also receive 12 painted and ready-to-play terrain elements: an inn, a church, stables, a windmill, 3 farms, river (8 elements), 2 forests and 2 hills. The Filed Marshall will receive special 9 miniature strong unit converted personally by Rafal Szwelicki – author of the rules and head sculptor. Those models will be painted by our painter. On top of this the Field Marshall will receive a free-of-charge subscription of all new By Fire and Sword sets for 2 years!

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