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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 8 2015
$27,413
pledged of $70,000pledged of $70,000 goal
396
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 8 2015

About

WE HAVE CANCELED THIS CAMPAIGN ONLY TO RELAUNCH IN TWO WEEKS. For more details please check the updates section, our facebook page or the Battalia website.

"Awesome Artwork, Awesome Gameplay....the game is well designed, well balanced and a very deep strategy game"

Michael Von Kirchmeyer, Off The Shelf Board Game Reviews

"Battalia is a game with tons of variety and options....Accessible and easy to learn...and It looks really, really EPIC!"

Nick Meenachan, Board Game Brawl

"There is so much about the game that I enjoy.....It's like deck building Heroes of Might and Magic...I had a lot of fun with this game!"  

Undead Viking

"After I had the pleasure to test the prototype, Battalia became one of the most anticipated titles for me this year."

Nikolay Zhekov, GameBox.bg

"Battalia is an excellent game with a lot of original ideas..... I highly recommend you to buy the game upon release. I know I will."

Deyan Georgiev, BigBoxGamers.com

Hello Everybody, And Welcome To The World Of Battalia!

First, let me introduce ourselves with one sentence. We are a small team of passionate board game players, (including a warrior, a snow queen, a leprechaun, a dwarf, a giant and a dream walker), who also have some experience in board game publishing and who with a little help form their friends, after more than 2 years of development, have finally finished their first own game. Hurray!! If you want to learn more about us, check our bio, website and the information at the bottom.

Now, let me walk you trough our project.

What kind of game is this?

BATTALIA: The Creation is a medium weight strategy game for 2-4 players, ages 13 and up. An expansion for up to 6 players is on our schedule, but for now let’s focus on the basics: the game combines the mechanics of map construction, deck building, hero and area control and unique calendar mechanics.

In-Game Layout
In-Game Layout

What actually happens during the game?

In the base game, you will buy useful artefacts and hire battle units to support your armies, you will build roads and cities and send your heroes to battle - you will have to find the most powerful mixture of all these assets and apply them at the right moment, so you could claim to be the rightful ruler of Battalia and win the game. A victory can be obtained through aggressive conquest or a peaceful development of your own city system (if you are lucky and the others let you ... :) .
The interesting game play will provide you with the opportunity to make key decisions and turn the tides of even the grimmest outcomes. A player can outmaneuver and BE outmaneuvered by his opponents at any point during the game. Dynamic atmosphere and intense battles are key factors in the overall experience, however the game strives to stimulate planning and strategy over rash and impulsive decisions.
In general this is not a luck based game, because of the core deck building mechanics, but a die is integrated as an optional element and is the ingredient, which spices up the game for all the fortunate fellows! You will find also an element of bluffing, when you fight your battles, so put the poker face on and be ready to outsmart your opponent.
The game is defined by the unique combination of mechanics, aesthetic art style, and the presence of large scale 3D Hero figures in four colors, representing the leaders of the players army and their movement on the board.


Game Features:
  • Basic game mode
  • Advanced game mode for experienced players
  • Alternative game scenarios - including completely new game setup for adventurous type of players.
  • Modular map, built during the game 
  • Four factions - the Bearfolk, the Cloudborn, the Emberians, the Islanders
  • Unique calendar mechanics
  • Unique cards purchase mechanics
  • Video rules (available at the end of this summer)

What is in the box?

The game contains the following components:

  • Game board
  • A special dial, called “The Sun Oracle”
  • At least 333 cards
  • A bunch of city tokens - 61 pcs.
  • 8 Miniatures
  • 4 Reference sheets
  • 1 Die - standard D6
  • And of course - a Rulebook - 12 pages

And here is the components breakdown:

Units are the heart of any players deck. There are four types resp. ranks - Frimen, Chiefs, Priests and Lords. These cards are used for creating new artefacts, building roads or cities and of course for conducting battles.

There are seven types of artefacts, each of them with its own special ability. The players use them for faster development, to upgrade their units, to transform their factions, to travel on the game board, etc. - they will give you a lot of flexibility.

The Great Artefacts are powerful objects crafted in ancient times. Every one of them has its own unique ability and provides big advantages to the player who earned it.

Terrain cards can be cities or roads. They are used for the construction of the map, and.. well - to gain victory points. No matter how strong is your deck, if you don’t have cities, you have nothing!

What we have here is 56 x 56 cm game board, city tokens to mark the level and the owner of the cities, reference sheets to help the players with the different costs in the game and the supply cards which are actually very, very important cards, as they are used for hiring units, building roads, traveling and more. 
Now, let me tell you a few words about the Sun Oracle, shortly called Orac, as it is a key element of the game. The Oracle is almighty ancient monument, eternal apprentice of the nature itself and the hand of the gods among humans and beasts. The Oracle provides advantages to the players and it could support you, if you catch the lucky moment on a sunny day... It counts the days and guides you through the never-ending competition between the folks that inhabit these lands.

Some pictures of the first prototypes and size reference.
Some pictures of the first prototypes and size reference.

The miniatures. There are 8 large scale miniatures which represent the players’ heroes in the game. These figures are the leaders of a player’s armies and mark players’ presence on the game board. Plus - they look amazing!

The factions.

Four factions coexist in the world of Battalia. Most of the cards in the game (units, artefacts and terrain cards) and the 8 figures belong to one of the four factions. A leading concept in the game is that the four factions can freely collaborate with each other, but many units from the same faction, using their own artefacts, are much stronger together. Also, unlike all other games where the players choose their factions, in this game the factions choose the players.
The Cloudborn
The Cloudborn
The Bearfolk
The Bearfolk
The Islanders
The Islanders
The Emberians
The Emberians
BATTALIA : The Creation - PDF English rule book - not final, we are still editing spelling & wording!
BATTALIA : The Creation - PDF English rule book - not final, we are still editing spelling & wording!
                                         
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Here the short Introduction from OTSBGR, which came last, but gives a very good quick overview :

You definitely should watch this one! One more long awaited review from Michael Von Kirchmeyer - Off The Shelf Board Game Reviews (Thank You so much Michael, you have really captured the essence of our game, but we are sure that even more surprises are waiting for you, if you play another 3 or 4 rounds :) Big Hug from the whole team !

And now we have finally an actual SAMPLE GAME-PLAY VIDEO from Michael - Off The Shelf Board Game Reviews - this is the SHORT version!

 Here one more video showing Game rules - the LONG version. In part 1 Michael explains all the rules in detail!

Battalia: TC Review from Undead Viking

Battalia: TC preview from Board Game Brawl with Nick Meenachan


* Designer team note: The game material shown in the OTSBGR and Board Game Brawl videos are very early PROTOTYPE - The reviewers got the game a few weeks ago and meanwhile, we've improved a lot the design of the cards and other components like the Oracle and Game Board. The material on the KS site here is the actual one. :) Thanks for watching !

Fantasmagoria Games LLC are:

Svetoslav Yankov - project coordinator in the USA

Alexandar Guerov - game design and development, graphic design.

Ledha Guerov - game design and development, graphic design.

Albena Noveva - 2D creative artist, graphic design & animation.

Atanas Lozanski - 2D creative artist & graphic design.

Vasil Hristov - 3D creative artist - modeling & animation.

Borislav Barzev - 3D creative artist - concept & modeling.

Special thanks to: 

Adrian Popov, Karina Popova / Veli, Juli and Sasho from 27th Cube

Play testers - Alexander Gerov “The Handsome“, Fani Petkova, Antony Dragomanov, Georgi Stankov, Atanas Lozanski, Albena Noveva, Vasil Hristov, Borislav Barzev, Desislava Petrova, Pirina Kasapinova, Kiril Vodenicharov, Pavel Kolev, Deyan Georgiev, Nikolay Zhekov, Taner Aliosmanov, Rostislav Tzachev, Kiril Ivanov, Pavel Janachkov, Danail Denev, Vancho Ivanov, Kostadin Raev, Karina Popova, Assen Illiev, Dechko Dechkov, Vladimir Betov, Ognyan Vassilev, Mila Stanoeva, Georgi Katzarski

Risks and challenges

On one hand we are just a small company and this is our first Kickstarter project, but on the other we have been publishing board games for the past five years now. We are cooperating with more than 30 famous publishers like FFG, KOSMOS, Hans im Glueck, AMIGO, IELLO and others. During this time we have published Bulgarian localized editions of many worldwide popular board games such as “Game Of Thrones: The Board Game”, “Sid Meier’s Civilization”, “The Legends Of Andor”, “Ubongo”, “Carcassonne”, “Wizard”, “Atlantis”, “ King Of Tokyo”, etc… This means a lot of EXPERIENCE for us! Our production sites are located mainly in Germany, US and China, so international logistics are not an obstacle for us and meanwhile we know very well how to play the “big game” called PUBLISHING.
Please note: the estimated delivery date is mid-November 2015, but please keep in mind that this is only an informed guess. Also, due to the logistics of international shipping backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others. We will do our best to minimize this as much as possible, but if for some totally unforeseen reason the game can't be delivered at all we are always ready to refund pledges in full.
Of course, there are risks with every project, but we hope that our track record in publishing and our commitment to do everything as good as possible will gain your trust in us , dear Backer! Battalia: The Creation will be our first own “baby” and we don’t want to do anything wrong after two and a half years of development.
Production shipping or customs delays are always possible, but since our game is 95% complete, a small delay is probably the worst thing that could occur on this project. The most sophisticated part of our project is probably the production of the Battalia heroes. Yes, exactly – these large and beautiful, but really complicated for production figurines. They are expensive, the process takes a lot of time and commitment, but the result is really worth the effort . To ensure a smooth and accurate production and delivery, we are cooperating with an old partner who is among , the best production factories in Germany - a renown specialist in the board game field with really high quality standards for everything they produce – miniatures, game material, game board, boxes and so on…. This should put everyone's minds at ease, regarding quality and delivery schedule!
We have no reason to expect that something could go terribly wrong, but in case that this happens, please check our refund policy.

REFUND POLICY

We can refund you within 60 days of the campaign’s end, charges included, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. After this period a refund without any explanation is still possible, though that’s minus Kickstarter and Stripe payment processing fees (as we will not be refunded by them after this 60 day period). However, once we’ve begun packaging your rewards for shipment (usually 6 weeks before the actual shipping date), refunds are no longer possible.
Important: If a game or component cannot be delivered at all (which is very unlikely), at your wish we will refund you the full amount, including fees, or we will try to work with you per e-mail and find a satisfactory solution for your individual case.
Please note: All refunds requested during the original 60 day period are returned to your credit card via Stripe. Refunds requested after this period will be processed via PayPal only!

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