About this project
IN ENGLISH (ESPAÑOL: clic aquí)
ONUS! Rome vs Carthage is a wargame set in the Ancient Era, in where you can recreate some of the epic battles that took place between these powerful empires. The 1st edition has been a bestseller in Spain, leading us to look for funds to produce the English version along with two new expansions:
- ONUS! Greeks & Persians: a new world comes into play, with their unique set of units and additional rules.
- ONUS! Scenery & Fortresses: you will be able to choose your own battlefield, with different types of terrain and fortresses, and new rules related to sieges and incendiary projectiles.
Unlocked Stretch Goals
- Stretch Goal if we get 300 retweets of this tweet: https://twitter.com/OnusEnglish/status/656429745819787264
- ONUS webpage @ BGG: to reach 200 fans in BGG
- Alexander the Great and Companions Cavalry (x2): unlocked we reach 300 likes in this message and this post is shared 200 times.
Stretch Goals blocked
These are the stretch goals that can be unlocked with the kind help of all the backers. Also, don't forget that backing the project will allow us to increase the quality of the game components. In previous crowd funding campaigns we have always increased the overall quality of the final product and we have been always able to send the rewards on time!
As we did with ONUS! 1st Edition, we will use the funds collected to improve the quality of the components of game: thicker counters, better cards, more dice. And needless to say... we have special rewards for backers!
ONUS! Unboxing video - first edition
Players: 1 to 4 (include rules for 1 player/solo games)
Playtime: 30 - 120 minutes depending on the points to play in the battle
Age: recommended for ages 12 and up
Rulebook in english and spanish
Have you ever dreamed of commanding a powerful army? Have you ever imagined leading troops, which included elephants over the Pyrenees and the Alps to try to conquer Rome? Have you enjoyed a good historical novel dated on the old Republic of Rome, and you would like to travel to that time?
ONUS! is an amusing game that allows you to play epic historical battles:
- Punic Wars with Romans, Carthaginians and Mercenaries.
- Persian wars with Greek Poleis and the Persian Empire.
- Peloponnesus War with Athens and Sparta and other polies.
- Or your own battles.
Here you can see an example of a battle using a playmat that you can download following this link.
Now let’s talk about what you’ll find in the base game and in the expansions. As we said before, our expectation is that we will be able to increase the quality of the components thanks to your support, and that we will unlock - most, if not all! - the stretch goals we have set.
Generals: Scipio and Hannibal with special skills.
There are 90 unit cards, 24 different units, 4 help cards in where you can see all the possible bonuses and penalties that may apply during a battle and 2 recommended army cards, which may be used as a guide to build up your army.
Roman units: Triarii, Princeps, Hastati, Velites, Armed civilians, Sagittarii Archers, Ala Equites and Cohors Equites.
Carthaginian units: Punic Phalanx, Sacred Battalion, Lusitan infantry, Libyan lancers, Armed civilians, Punic archers, Elephants and Punic cavalry.
Mercenaries or Allies: Balearic slingers, Numidian Cavalry, Hispanic Cavalry, Celtiberians, Iberians, Gauls, Ballists and Onagers.
A deck of 72 double cards representing Events and Orders that will determine the aftermath of the battle .
The box measures are 9.1" x 5.9" x 2.2" (23x15x5,5cm) so it is easy to carry and manipulate.
Depending on the battle you want to play or the duration of the game, you will decide a maximum value for the armies, knowing that each unit has a recruitment value represented on the left down corner in the unit's card. If you have decided to play, for instance, a battle to 1.000 points, your army can never exceed such limit. Once you have selected your units, you choose a General to lead your troops and finally you draw a number of cards according to the leadership value of your General: 6 for a standard General, 7 for Scipio and 8 for Hannibal.
Once you've chosen your troops and the General in lead, you deploy your units onto the battlefield and you can start the battle!
The original Spanish rulebook is being changed and reorganized to make it clearer. Once this is done it will be translated by native speakers, along with the rest of the tutorials, before editing the new edition.
Mini video tutorial ONUS!
With this new expansion you will be able to play battles freely choosing the value of your army and also historical battles set in the Persian Wars (499 - 449 BC), in the Persians vs Greek wars and in the Peloponnesus War (1st Period: 431 - 421 BC) between Athens and Sparta.
Generals: 4 generals are included, with the possibility of getting 2 more thanks to the stretch goals: Themistocles (Athens), Leonidas (Sparta), Lisandrus (Sparta and unlocked SG), Xerxes (Persia), Mardonus (Persia and unlocked SG) and Demosthenes (Athens and unlocked SG). These generals will have their specific leadership value and moral range (as Scipio and Hannibal) and some additional skills. With the new expansion, the figure of the generals will become more relevant for the outcome of the battles. All these Generals will have their own unique illustrated card.
Units: new 4 armies with their own set of new skills.
- New counters, to represent in game the new set of skills and the new generals.
There will be 80 - 90 unit cards (20 - 24 different) belonging to Athens, Sparta, Persia and other Greek poleis and mercenaries:
- Melophores guard x3
- Sparabaras archers x4
- Takabara mercenaries x5
- Archers with shields x4
- Sicklers x5
- Usabari Dromedaries x3
- Asabari Cavalry x3
- Pasti Infantry x5
- Persian War Chariots x3 (unlocked SG)
- Hippeis Cavalry x2 (unlocked SG)
- Spartan Hoplites x4
- Helots infantry x7
- Helots slingers x3
- Spartan Cavalry x2
- Hoplites x4
- Hoplites attendants x4
- Scythian Archers x3
- Athenian Cavalry x3
- Peltasts x4 (unlocked SG)
- Peripolos x5
- Toxotes Archers x3
- Thorakitai x3
- Sacred Band of Thebes x2 (unlocked SG)
- Boeotian Hoplites x4
With this expansion you will be able to play with scenery and its new set of rules for sieging, incendiary projectiles, and more…
This expansion does include the following (that could be improved via unlocked Stretch Goals, as stated):
- Woods (6 tiles of 3 different models)
- Hills (6 tiles of 3 different models)
- River (18 tiles of 6 different models) with bends and crossings
- Wide wooden bridge (unlocked SG)
- Narrow stone bridge (unlocked SG)
- Wooden fortress: 7 wall tiles, 1 gate and 4 towers
- Stone fortress (unlocked SG)
- Village (unlocked SG)
- Lakes (unlocked SG)
- Watchtower (unlocked SG)
- 3 Ram counters
- Barricades (unlocked SG)
- 20 Incendiary counters
- 4 Assault towers
- 20 Unit counters
- Climbing counters
- Trenches (SG)
It contains different types of terrain like woods, hills, rivers (depicted in tiles with several different drawings) and landmarks like towns, bridges, rams, wood/stone fortress sections, barricades, fire counters, assault towers, and more!
ADD-ON: 8 Coasters (1 per faction)
Last minute fancy add-on: coasters (1 per faction) full color, laminated 6x6 cm for only 9$
ADD-ON: 7 Armies Deck Boxes
As requested by several backers we are going to add a new add-on. 7 Armies Deck Boxes. The add-on price is 9$ for the set of 7 boxes. They will come in layers so they are not damaged during shipping. All you will have to do is fold them. If you remove the base game inlay that comes with the box you can have the 7 deck boxes inside and the rest of the components as well.
ADD-ON: ONUS! PLAYMAT
If you add to your reward 12$ you will get one playmat (2 playmats if you add 20$). If you opt for the collector pack you only need to add half of those amounts (6 or 10$ depending on your choice).
It is 75x75cm (29.5x29.5in). It doesn´t wrinkle, it is waterproof, it can be folded... Playmats are 97% polyester, 3% spandex, 1 mm thickness and 275 gr/m2.
The playmat material is similar to neoprene fabric, 1mm (0,039in) of thickness, breathable, waterproof and air blocking. It is commonly used in bikers clothes. The printing is quite good and it doesn´t go away even f you clean the playmat in a washing machine.
The playmat can be used to play with the Scenery & Fortresses expansion or both playmats can be used at the same time to play a bigger battle.
ADD-ON INSTRUCTIONS: To add an add-on to your pledge, follow these steps:
1) Press the 'Manage Your Pledge' Button above. If you have not pledged yet, it will say 'Back this Project'.
2) Increase your pledge in the 'Pledge Amount' box by the total of the add-ons you want to add.
3) After the end of the Kickstarter campaign you will receive a survey that will ask you questions so that you can explain how you would like the add-on money assigned.
Should you back the project you will get both, the base game and the expansions, at a special discounted price, along with all the unlocked stretch goals, all the improvements we will make and a set of special rewards for backers.
These are the special rewards for backers:
- ONUS! Rome vs Carthage
- ONUS! expansion Greeks & Persians
- ONUS! expansion Scenery & Fortresses
- Limited Edition ARTBOOK with historical documents and illustrations (60 color pages)
- 4 d6 in roman numerals for Rome
- 4 d6 in roman numerals for Carthage
- 2 ONUS! T-shirts
GENERAL PACK It includes the Collectors Pack plus 1 extra general card with a portrait of your choice. Our illustrator and from a pic of you will draw a new general. 8 generals available: Roman, Carthaginian, Hispanic, Gaul, Numidian, Persian, Spartan or Athenian.
STORES and BIG STORES PACKS
The pack reserved by stores will include all the backers stretch goals. Besides, the BIG STORE PACK will get a premium set that includes: one additional base game, one additional Greeks & Persians and Scenery & Fortresses expansions, all signed by the authors and specifically thought for demoing in your store.
This game is published by Draco Ideas editorial
Developed by Alvar Sanz and Luis Alvaro Hernandez
Graphic Design by Matias Cazorla and Ramses Bosque
Illustrations Ramses Bosque
Video-Clips filmed by Raul Barranco
Special collaboration, translators: Jose Manuel Moreno, Javier Zurera, Jaime Devesa, Andres Delgado and Stephen Hughes.
Thanks to all the people that helped us in the development and play testing of the game.
Following these links you will find more info about the game:
The game and the expansions are expected be sent to the backers during May 2016. It could be that we may have the final product before the planned dates as per our experience in previous projects. All the information relating to shipment and delivery dates will be updated in due time.
This project is both, USA-Friendly and EU-Friendly; therefore there won't be any additional customs or tax fees. As the box measure could change, we have decide to calculate the delivery costs during ONUS! Pledge Manager. For our backers benefit, we will try to reduce the costs involved in packaging and shipment as much as possible. The delivery costs herein indicated are only to orientate. In the event you don't agree with the final delivery costs proposed, we guarantee a 100% reimbursement of your backing.
PRICES in $ USA Dollar, only estimated. Final price will be communicated in due time.
EURO ZONE 10/15$
Canada - Rest of Europe 15/20$
Rest of the world 35$
Here and in our website we show the logos of the shops that will back us in the Kickstarter campaign.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
If you do not confirm your pledge within 8 weeks after our notification email that is to be sent in due time once the crowd-funding finishes, we will treat it as abandoned and we'll either refund or ship on a case by case basis.
By pledging to this Kickstarter project, you acknowledge that the final materials and contents of the rewards may change and may differ substantially from what is presented while the Kickstarter project is active and running. You agree that our responsibility is to ship your pledge as entered into our system; that the responsibility passes to you upon the delivery to a common carrier for such shipment; that should you live in a country different to USA or EU you are responsible for customs duties or any other duties that might be payable to the relevant tax authorities, and that you must provide your delivery address information.
Please note that we can't deliver the pledges to PO Boxes.
If you don't fully agree with these terms and conditions, we recommend you not to pledge on this project.
Risks and challenges
Prior to this project we successfully launched two crowd funding campaigns. In both we delivered the game before the planned deadline. For this specific project, the estimated dates has taken into account any possible delay we may run into during the production process. If for any unexpected reason we have to go beyond the stated deadline, we will keep our backers duly informed, offering them to cancel their backing in the event they wish to do it so.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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