La versión en español aquí
Welcome to the 1816 dystopian Europe. With your help we want to develop the 1816 skirmish game, make the necessary commands to play with and take our first steps towards a community that, in time, may allow the creation of a new narrative game.
This project, entirely made in Spain, is created with the firm intention to expand throughout the year and accomplish a complete catalogue that will allow playing with any 1816 Command. And also attaining more depth, through markers and elements that will create an evocative experience on the gaming table.
The project is small, but we have invested in the best professionals within our reach, developing the whole concept during months of hard work, however, it doesn't end here. We are currently still working on this project so it can continue to grow, because we have total faith in it.
1816 is a skirmish game based on a dystopia (or alternative history) that starts with the Year Without a Summer, and that branches off towards a different history than the one we know, in which many of the wealthy and aristocrats have started a secret military campaign in order to take control over the Old World, taking advantage of Napoleon's defeat, the low temperatures and the famine.
While nations focus on -apparently- recovering order and obtaining a food supply to feed the people, small military commands are covertly sent to carry out extremely important missions. The secrets are such, that many nations have developed advance technologies completely unknown to the wide public.
Many countries like the New Prussian Empire, the Russian Empire or the Lithuanian Duchy have adopted a statu quo and try to put a stop to emerging countries, such as the Helvetic Republic, the Sweden Crown or The Netherlands. You shall choose a side and fight for the control over Europe, or just work as a mercenary for the highest bidder.
- The New Prussian Empire: Command composed by 5 different miniatures: 3 prusian Veterans and 2 Iron Warriors.
“The Empire -as Prussia and what is left of Austria call themselves- fight for their mere survival. Buried under the snow, gripped by famine and totally immersed in a bloody war against the Ottomans at the south of the Empire, the Prussian folk slowly bleed to death. Thus, desperate measures have been taken, in order to take a breath and recover the remains of their great nation”.
- Lithuanian Duchy: Command composed by 5 different miniatures of Lithuanian Hunters.
“Although everybody thought they had died, the Duchy has arrived to the scene. In this no man's land, a forgotten nation has risen again, prepared to fight for their freedom and sovereignty at all costs. Humble but very clever, these veteran hunters know perfectly how to get the morsel they are so hungry for”.
-RUSSIAN EMPIRE COMMANDO: Command composed by 5 different miniatures: 3 nobles and 2 butlers.
“Russia is still under control: the aristocrat families live well and its citizens are still slaves with no power whatsoever. The only misfortune that has managed to get them involved in this weird guerrilla warfare, is the loss of their beloved capital city, Saint Petersburg, to the Swedish. Their aristocracy cannot carry on living another day without being able to visit their Great Museum or the luxurious Royal Palace. Thus, the young aristocrats, accompanied by their butlers, have marched on to reconquer”.
-SWEDISH CROWN COMMANDO: Command composed by 5 different miniatures of Royal Guards.
“The Swedish monarchy have crack troops that can cause annihilation in various ways. Rumours of death commandos are constantly being heard of. Could it be true, that the Swedish Crown has managed to pull off a contract with the dead to gain control over Europe? It all may just be smoke and mirrors, but very dangerous ones indeed”
The rulebook will be translated into English, and by the time you receive your material it will be published for free. However, so that you can get to know the game we're going to explain a few of its features:
– 1816 is a fast game that takes about 20/45 minutes per game.
– The commands consist of 3 to 10 miniatures.
– Measurements are in centimetres and uses 10 sided dices.
– Commands can tailor their abilities and include allies from other armies.
– There will be casual scenarios, but the game is designed to focus on campaigns with several scenarios intertwined.
All these features make of 1816 a great option to try out, and grow along the game and in a year get a great compendium of rules, scenarios, stories and different troops that will contribute something different, unique and fun to this hobby.
Our main objective right now is to launch the two first commands: The New Prussian Empire and the Lithuanian Duchy. That way we would get a 10 miniatures catalogue, enough to start to play, but not all, because we would like to grow as you give us your support so once we reach the 4000€ Goal we would unlock other Commands that we have prepared and other elements that will help the game experience, such as markers or characters.
This crowdfunding is planned to run for 15 days, and intends to achieve enough support to launch all the material we have created up to now and deliver it to backers in a few months.
Shipments would begin during September, and by November all should be delivered, unless we need more production time because so much material would get unlocked.
The 1816 catalogue is entirely sculpted by hand by Sergus, a well known sculptor who has worked for national and international companies, and has an extraordinary coherence and eye for detail.
The miniatures have a fantasy 28mm scale (this is: 32mm) and include scenic bases.
All material is made in high quality resin and is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Big Child and Valquiria Studio are in charge of the process and both have extensive experience working with the best companies of the industry.
There are several ways to support us during this crowdfunding. Choose the option that best adapts to your needs or come to an agreement with some friends.
Pack A: 1 miniature.
Pack B: 3 miniatures.
Pack C: 5 miniatures.
Pack D: 11 miniatures.
Pack E: 22 miniatures.
1 Command(starter set)=5 miniatures with 5 scenic bases.
All these packs have a 10% discount on Gamemat.eu, collaborator on this project.
Free arms for the Iron Warriors.
-RADIO: A marker that represents a vital element in the game: The main link between an officer (the player) and the directed Commando, and can be attacked during the game.
These are the Spanish professionals working behind this 1816 project:
Fzpowa: Founder and creator of the game. https://www.facebook.com/fz.powa
Sergus: Sculptor and illustrator. https://www.facebook.com/sergio.alonsoleon.54
Mogorron: Illustrator. https://www.facebook.com/mogorron
Gloria: Illustrator. https://www.instagram.com/glorya_art/
AlbertGlia: Illustrator. https://www.instagram.com/albertoglia/
Banshee Art Studio: Miniature Painting (Rafa and David).
Estudio Reveurs: Photography and video. https://www.instagram.com/foto_reveurs/
Scratch Attack: Terrain. https://www.youtube.com/user/ScratchAttackTV
Last Sword and Gamemat: Terrain Collaborators.
Big Child and Valquiria Studio: Miniature Production.
Shipping fees are not included on the packs, except for PACK E. In any other case, the shipping costs are as follows:
Spain: 5 Euros.
Europe: 10 Euros.
Rest of the World: 15 Euros.
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Risks and challenges
Supposedly there will be no setbacks, nevertheless, in order to avoid delays, it will be necessary for all backers to send their payment along with their full name, address and a detailed list of all material they want before the first week of June.
We commit to send all packages in a maximum time of 8 months, but in any case, we have enough funds to bring this project about if any problem occur with any backer.
This said, be assured that this product will reach your gaming tables and will be of the highest quality.
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