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
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
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-on onlyRules in PDF
Dice collector set include 9 different dice!
To be added
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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