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Sails of Glory is an "Age of Sail" tactical ship-to-ship miniature game, inspired by the best-selling Wings of Glory system.
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Ares Games

1,183 backers pledged $276,745 to help bring this project to life.

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It ain't over until it's over (or is it?)


Sails of Glory Backers!

To the best of our knowledge, the fulfillment of the Kickstarter is now over.

We are still chasing a few individual addresses from some of you we've not heard from for a long while, to send the replacement rulers and/or the Victory and Constitution.

So, if for any reason you still did not get some of your rewards, please send us a message and we will look into your individual case.

While the Sails of Glory Kickstarter is completed, we plan for Sails of Glory to long live and prosper, thanks to your support.

We are at work on the next wave of ships, that we hope should be on the market beforeth e end of the year. With this release, we will add to the English fleet 50-gun Portland class ships, 64-gun Artesien class ships for the French, as well as new ships-of-the-line for the Spanish fleet - the fundamental Meregildos (Santa Ana, Real Carlos, Principe de Asturias...) and Third-Rate ships such as the San Juan Nepomuceno and Bahama.

We are also at work on a set of rules allowing you to expand your game to play with a larger number of ships, and other add-ons, to enhance your gameplay experience.

Before good-byes, a short reminder that at Enfilade! 2015, next week-end, our friends of NHMGS will try to play the largest Sails of Glory game ever, with 71 ships. Will they succeed in breaking the record of 50 players and ships from last year's GenCon? Will you be one of those brave captains!

Thanks for your support, and we hope to meet you in person at Origins or GenCon!

At long last!

HMS Victory
HMS Victory
USS Constitution
USS Constitution

At long last, the shipment with USS Constitution and HMS Victory has been delivered to our warehouse! 

Shipments to our Kickstarter backers who are waiting for them will begin in earnest.

Those backers waiting for replacement wooden rulers will receive them together with these ship packs.

Thanks for your patience, and we look forward to the completing of this last and final step of our Sails of Glory Kickstarter.

Victory and Constitution, Where are They?


Sails of Glory Backers,

a brief update regarding the ordeal of our long-awaited new ships.

The container with HMS Victory and USS Constitution has finally reached the delivery hub of our freight forwarder in Chicago. This means that we are now confident that the delivery to our warehouse - and the shipment to you - is really close, a matter of days if not hours.

We will send you a new update as the final delivery is confirmed.

Please also allow me to give a shout out regarding two projects which are dear to us:

  • our friend Tom Maringer, the craftsman who created the beautiful Hyborian Coins in our Age of Conan Kickstarter, is running a project to fund his new production, Game of Thrones Coins... Check it out!
  • we are in the final two days of our Giants of the Sky Kickstarter, funding the production of the most amazing Wings of Glory models ever. These models (and the game) are really good! Whether you are familiar with the "old bro" of Sails of Glory yet, or not (the "Rookie" pledge is for you in this case), take a look!

We will be in touch with more news - hopefully VERY soon!

The blockade continues...

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Dear Sails of Glory backers,

port congestion in the US looks more and more like a blockade set by our enemies at sea... These are the news we got yesterday regarding our container:


Translated from "freightforwardese", the new estimate is that the shipment including HMS Victory and USS Constitution will not land in the US until next week, and will not be in our warehouse until the 2nd week of March. If all goes well :-(

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive further information.

Thanks for your support and patience, we all hope the wait will be over soon!

Container delivery schedule bumped forward 2 weeks!

"Shipping containers are stacking up at the Port of Los Angeles, which might need eight weeks to get back to normal once solutions are found." - Wall Street Journal
"Shipping containers are stacking up at the Port of Los Angeles, which might need eight weeks to get back to normal once solutions are found." - Wall Street Journal

Sails of Glory Backers,

the title says it all. Yesterday, our freight forwarder notified us that the scheduled delivery of the container includiing HMS Victory and USS Constitution has been postponed.

The delay is due to the congestion on the West Coast port that the Wall Street Journal described a few days ago as a "massive cargo traffic jam".

Currently, the new scheduled delivery date of the container to our warehouse is Feburary, 18th. This date may be subject to change (for better or worse) as the situation develops.

It looks like the winds are not blowing in the right direction for this release. Please accept our apologies for this further strain on your patience.

Thanks for your support,

Roberto & The Ares Games Team