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About

  Granny Grating Armies is a war-games rule-set designed to emulate the tactical game-play of strategy games and TV shows such as Rome total war and Time commanders on the tabletop using any miniatures you like. The game incorporates instructions on how to build your own armies on a budget. With the unique and multi purpose plastic grating you can create any of your favorite ancient armies in hours and get playing faster than any system currently existing.

Formations, planning and execution of maneuvers are an important element of the game.
Formations, planning and execution of maneuvers are an important element of the game.

 The main rule-book has all the rules you need to get gaming and all the counters ready to cut and play. All you need to do is grab a sheet of Granny Grating and get crafting. Basic Army lists for the Romans, Egyptians, Spartans and Celts are all listed in the book as well as an extensive basic commands block and all the counters you need to play. 

The Trojan Horse scenario map. one of the maps you may win as highest pledge.
The Trojan Horse scenario map. one of the maps you may win as highest pledge.

 The highest backers will be eligible to win one of seven original art pieces (the front cover and six maps) which are hand drawn and beautifully detailed!

  The crafting itself is very easy and i have already begun a short youtube series to show quick and easy it is. I will be posting up the videos from the series as the campaign proceeds.

A roman General Rears on horseback.
A roman General Rears on horseback.

 Game play is strategy and tactics based. Granny Grating Armies aims to bring an element of realism into war-games with an unforgiving  energy system and a unique reaction system. Although the game aims to be realistic it strikes a special balance between the abstract and realism with beautiful tiny "make-it-yourself" peg miniatures that can be crafted in no time at all. Because of this obvious nod to the abstract the game boasts a "flavor" of the ancient world instead of 100% historical accuracy, in favor of a more dynamic and enjoyably challenging experience.

 Below is a brief example of one turn in a small battle. Here you can see how the ruthless Celts charge in with full might, the comically named "head throwers" along with them. The Romans hold a strong front line and consequently push back and break the Celts!

 The book is a sexy, sturdy and "game-play surface ready" thick card with beautiful pages inside made of durable paper. We have a local and friendly (family friend in fact!) Printer who is going to get them done as fast as is physically possible so you can get yours asap after you pledge! 
Check out my 100% honest unboxing below of the preview copy! 

  Sculpting, casting and producing hundreds of 10mm armies would be an epic feat and one that seemed unnecessary for this project. When i discovered the Granny Grating method i felt like i had been freed from the expensive bonds of mainstream companies.
For the first time the entire army was mine, i made it and i painted it, giving me an immense sense of control and passion for the force. I want to give you this same great feeling of innovation and creativity.

The main rule-book has tutorials for crafting Infantry, Archers and Cavalry. Everything you need to know to get gaming within just hours of receiving your pledges! 

Two armies ready for priming
Two armies ready for priming

  At this point i have a game, a method and a passion but what i do not have is funds for printing, packaging and delivery of this product. I want to offer the best product i can to the gaming public and to me that means offering reliable and sleek paperback copies of the game. 

Due to the fact i cannot anticipate the demand i have limited the first run but i am making as many PDF's as people want available to them. 

GGA at the Lincombe Barnfolk yearly convention.
GGA at the Lincombe Barnfolk yearly convention.

 The pledges are tiered from PDF pledges to Paperback pledges. All paperback pledges are limited so that i can Gage the general interest of the book, however if the interest is larger than expected more paperbacks will become available as Add-Ons.

The Battle of Troy from the Stretch Goal Source book.
The Battle of Troy from the Stretch Goal Source book.
  •  (Early Bird) Celtic Pledge £3
     
    - One copy of the PDF / £7 at retail
     (delivers straight away at campaign end) 
  • (Early Bird) Egyptian Pledge £14
     - One copy of the book and PDF. / £22 at retail
      (delivers May) 
  • Roman Pledge £5 
     - One Copy of the PDF  / £7 at retail
    (delivers straight away at campaign end) 
  • Spartan Pledge £20 
    - One Copy of the book and PDF. / £22 at retail
    (delivers May) 
  • SPARTAN GOLD Pledge £30
     - One Copy of the book , PDF and 1X Granny Grating sheet and 1X Basing Card and 1X quickplay sheet (Ks exclusive) Everything you need to get playing with a friend. / £36 at retail 
     (delivers May) 
  • Entry Pledge£1
     - Thankyou for helping budget wargaming become reality.
  •   Granny Grating - A4 - £5 (£7 at retail) 
     ADD £5 + £2 postage (worldwide) = 1 X A4 Sheet of Granny Grating. You will need one sheet to make roughly 3-4 Armies. Delivery May
  •  Basing Card - A4 - £3 - (£5 at retail)
    (compact tough thin card) ADD £3 + £1 postage = 1 X A4 Basing Card. You will need one sheet of basing card to base roughly 3-4 armies. Delivery May
The KS exclusive Quick play sheet
The KS exclusive Quick play sheet
  •  Quick Play sheet PDF - £2 - (KS EXCLUSIVE VERSION)
     ADD £2 = 1 X Quick Play sheet PDF Delivery at campaign end.
GGA Granny Grating and Basing Card
GGA Granny Grating and Basing Card

 All pledge levels except Entry Level are eligible for Add-Ons

  UNLOCKED AT £1850  - GREECE

 The Greek expansion for GGA is the first big soucrebook for the system. Covering four expanded army lists (including the ancient spartans in detail!) introducing named characters, historically themed battle campaigns and more new rules and tutorials this is the book to have for expanding your GGA experience. This book is thicker than the original core rule-book with lots of original art and beautiful hand drawn maps as well as a plethora of amazing public domain art works. Once we unlock this one we can look towards the other great historical nations!
PLEASE COMMENT WHICH ANCIENT NATION IS YOUR FAVORITE!

  Add-On Cost = £7 for one book. (PDF) / £10 at retail

The original front cover painting
The original front cover painting

 The top seven backers will be eligible to win one of these original artworks. (first six are beautifully hand drawn and detailed battle maps found in the source book) each image has been drawn with care and is one of a kind.

  • The Beach landing of Agamemnon's forces at Troy (A4) 
  • The battle of Troy (A4)
  • The Trojan horse (A4) 
  • The battle for Thermopylae (A4) 
  • The Phocians at the pass (A4) 
  • The final breath of Leonidas and company (A4) 
  • The front cover GGA image (acrylic painting) (A5)
The maps of the source book. pencil and fine liner originals
The maps of the source book. pencil and fine liner originals
The battle for Thermopylae (300) hand drawn pencil and fine liner.
The battle for Thermopylae (300) hand drawn pencil and fine liner.

Risks and challenges

GGA's Biggest potential risk would be printing. I have a stockist for the Grating and basing card so that is not an issue and I have sourced a printing business that my family is personally friends with and have a great reputation. If you wish to know the printers name please message me personally. I would be happy to share their info.
Even though it is the only possible problem there should be no issues whatsoever getting the prints out on time.

Another potential risk is perhaps that we might way oversell, and in that regard i have allowed an extra two weeks for delivery time.

The book is completely ready to print and the licenses and rights are all mine. I have no general issues to expect and i am ready to distribute this book.
The sourcebook is also complete and ready to release at this time.

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    - Egyptian Level Pledge - (EARLY BIRD)

    Every Egyptian Level pledge will get one copy of the PDF asap after the campaign ends. And a copy of the paper back printed in high quality paper posted asap at the end of the campaign. + All stretch goals - Your name will also be listed in the PDF as a supporter.
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    - Spartan GOLD Level Pledge -

    Every Spartan GOLD pledge will get one copy of the PDF asap after the campaign ends. And a copy of the paper back printed in high quality paper posted asap at the end of the campaign. + All stretch goals + One sheet of Granny Grating and One sheet of basing card.Also includes the KS exclusive quick play sheet. - Your name will also be listed in the PDF as a supporter.

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