The board game of mercenary warfare that tests your tactical and diplomatic skills. For 2-4 players, with endless terrain configuration
The board game of mercenary warfare that tests your tactical and diplomatic skills. For 2-4 players, with endless terrain configuration Read more
About this project
Since the time before the plague swept Europe to the final days of the Napoleonic Campaign, bands of soldiers were contracted to protect the interests of the small city states of Europe.These soldiers for hire came to be known as Condottieri. But these soldiers were not just Italian arms for hire, soldiers flooded into the northern Italian city states from all over Europe. German Landsknechte fought alongside Welsh Longbows; Moorish Cavalry rode alongside Albanian Stratioti; Swiss Reisläufer and Scottish Highlander Kerns shared in their profits; knights of many noble backgrounds and nationalities toured alongside each other for wealth and glory. Most Famously “Sir” John Hawkwood, Albertico da Barbiano, Cesare Borgia and Cosimo de’ Medici all fought as condottiere in various Italian Wars. Conflicts ranged from skirmishes to large scale battles of thousands of heavily armored soldiers fighting to fulfill their contracted duties. This was the dawn of the modern era, the birth of contractual agreement released men from serfdom, and the rise of the first full time professional armies along with their experienced leaders since the fall of Rome.
Condottieri Conflicts is a game which lets players explore the nature of uneasy alliances, allows players to wage battle and negotiate victory conditions in search of riches, glory, and honor. Challenge your friends and family to conflict at its rawest and most cutthroat level. Command your army, form alliances, and backstab your rivals to vanquish the strongest enemies and wage war unlike any other war game you have played before.
This is a game that plays just as well with 2 players as it does with 8. You recieve fully customizable armies ready for medieval warfare, and you also receive Sterritt Strategy’s unique terrain system. Great for any gamer who thinks chess could use more realism, Diplomacy© and Risk© lack tactical skill, or might not have the time or space for classic War Games with miniatures. This is for gamers who want a strategic platform that they can tailor to their an hour of leisure time, the rainy afternoon or their multiple weekend long campaigns.
These 5 ½ inch hexagonal boards make map making both quick and fun;no two battles will be the same, while allowing for easy map recreation. All Hex Boards are made to fit with any rotation and by using the interior gold numbers allow players start their armies, objectives and other entities on any uniquely designed map without having opposing armies land directly on top of each other when starting your conflict.
Each edition comes with a varied selection of these boards, and over the years we plan to increase our selection of prints for the boards to further enable players to easily expand play in the many years to come.
Also all of our Hex Boards are water resistant. This is to ensure board longevity even with some of your clumsiest friends. While it won't protect from stains like grape juice or red wine, it will protect against all manner of damp conditions.
This is not the kind of game you will find in stores. The focus is on highly customizable maps, units and scenarios; alongside a company dedicated to letting the community share and design these features. Sets allow you to acquire more components over time and let you build the game you desire; from that is a cheap and fast solution to War Gaming, to extended epic campaign over the lands you and your friends personally design and share with the world. Also join up with your friend's set for an afternoon of large maps and huge battle, safe in the knowledge that every Sterritt Strategy board will be compatible with every other one.
We are at a crossroads and need the community's input on a particular design feature. We have a great hex board design that could ship as it is. Or knowing the much desired expansion, we are developing boards that would enable castle creation and siege warfare. So we set it to you, the community:
If we raise between $10,000 and $60,000, then we all will have the boards as they are currently designed,
If we raise $60,000 and over then the more capable hex board design will be made available for all. Then all Sterritt Strategy Hex Boards will allow for castle creation. Allowing in the future releases for the building and conquest of castles on our coffee tables.
$10,000 The current board design print will be published and all backers will receive a special thank you letter from the Sterritt Brothers.
$20,000 We will hire an artist to reimagine the chit and hex images.
$30,000 All backers above the $40, will receive the town Hexboard along with their sets.
$40,000 We will add trainable units for campaign play in all armies of all backers.
$50,000 All backers with deluxe editions will receive a 1 year of membership to the Sterritt Strategy Forums.
$60,000 We will employ the design that will allow for castle attachments to the hex boards; all backers and future customers will receive the new boards.
$80,000 We will design plastic miniatures as an option for units instead of chits. All backers above $40 will receive chits, and those with deluxe options will receive miniatures.
Sterritt Strategy Publishing believes in giving gamers the freedom to choose the game they are looking for, and as they love it to let them expand it like they want to. The options in this pre-order phase run the full gambit of the gaming market from our Slim Box to our Standard Starter Set Deluxe with 8 armies. Sekect the version that fits your gaming needs. And if for any reason you would like a different assortment of components, or multiple game boxes, then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a Pledge of $10: Hex Board Mug Coaster
We are grateful for your support and would like to thank you with a special gift: a unique Hex Board with our logo. This board demonstrates our board quality; go ahead use it as a coaster for your drink. All of our Hex Boards are water resistant to ensure and protect them against many years of use.
For a Pledge of $40: The Slim Box of Condottieri Conflicts
The 8.8" x 11.5" x 1” box, which can fit up to 16 Hex Boards
A copy of the rules Information sheets for every player
5 d6 dice used for combat resolution
1 d20 (twenty side die) used for events in game
8 hex boards which include hex board biomes of 3 open fields, 2 light woods, 1 wooded path, and 2 hills.
4 armies with the colors blue, green, purple and red
For a pledge of $55: The Slim Box Deluxe of Condottieri Conflicts
Adds 3 more d20 dice, completing a set of 4 matching each of the army colors one for every play to have his or her own die to determine events in game.
Adds 3 more Hex Boards: embankment, dense wood, and open hill. (total of 11 Hex Boards)
For a pledge of $65: The Standard Starter Set of Condottieri Conflicts
Same as the Slim Box of Condottieri Conflicts, but adds:
7 more Hex Boards: embankment, dense wood, open hill, and 4 roads (total of 15 Hex Boards)
For a pledge of $80: The Standard Starter Set Deluxe of Condottieri Conflicts
The Standard Starter Set, additionally including: A larger box, now 8.8" x 11.5" x 2” box, which can hold up to 32 Hex Boards
3 more d20 dice, completing a set of 4 matching each of the army colors
12 more Hex Boards: 4 streams, 2 marshes, 1 beach, 2 open fields, 2 light woods, 2 wooded paths, 1 dense woods. (total of 28 Hex Boards)
For a pledge of $100: The 8 Army Bonus
The Standard Starter Set Deluxe with 4 extra armies: yellow, orange, white and gray
4 additional information sheets for the 4 extra potential players
All eight armies come with the matching d20 die
For a pledge of $120: Lifetime Membership to Our Forum
The Standard Starter Set Deluxe with 8 armies and dice, but also:
A lifetime membership to our web forum so you can share your scenario designs, unit modifications, strategies, Hexboards designs, and suggest expansions and packages. Also be able to have unlimited access to print-and-play options from any poster in the forums.
For a pledge of $130: A Gift for Both of Us
Receive two copies of the Standard Starter Set of Condottieri Conflicts. Great Option for those who know somebody who would love this, but still wants this special gift for themselves too.
For a pledge of $380: Retail Starter Set
Receive 6 copies of the Standard Starter Set of Condottieri Conflicts. Great for Game Shops who want to offer this fresh idea to their customers.
Don't just believe us. Come check out our rule book for more information. You can download the most recent copy of the rules from our website, http://www.sterrittstrategy.com/condottieri-conflicts-2.
Also check us out on Board Game Geek at http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/144533/condottieri-conflicts
For a video on the basic rules:
Also check out these videos to see full length playthroughs:
More Playthroughs to come...
A special thanks to Anthony Wan at Alki Media Productions for his help with editing, camera work and photography. We are grateful for his help. You can check out more of his work on his website: http://www.alkimediaproductions.com/
Risks and challenges
This is not your standard board game design and requires us to produce these boards ourselves. While this is not out of reach, it will require the establishment of our own production facilities, if the community demand is high enough. With any amount of backers we will endeavor to deliver every pre-ordered game by the last week of November 2013.
This is a finalized design, fully game tested and a proven enjoyable gaming experience in our focus groups. Plans are subject to change; rules and artwork may improve by the final product. Backer feedback and ideas are very much appreciated. Also for backers with membership you can share your modified rules in our member forum at http://www.sterrittstrategy.com/apps/forums/.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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