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£1,552
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36
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 24 2019 12:43 PM UTC +00:00

About

 Fortitude of Empires is a space themed board game, set in a solar system with multiple planets and 4 warring factions: The Narr, Eldin, Solitude and Sorn empires.
 

The Game with Combat Boards and Corner Boards in place
The Game with Combat Boards and Corner Boards in place

The game play in Fortitude of Empires is intense and thrilling with a unique battle system that requires skill and luck. Will you cut your losses and choose to escape? Or risk everything to win the battle at any cost? The choice is yours.

Bringing Characters to life. Eden Tomb is played by the brilliant BBC actor Andrew Lawden. He also appeared in the Phantom Menace.
Bringing Characters to life. Eden Tomb is played by the brilliant BBC actor Andrew Lawden. He also appeared in the Phantom Menace.

 Game overview.

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FOE battles basic. 

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FOE battle advanced.

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Free Music and Poster

Check out the FREE download on our website to get the main FOE theme written by BAFTA award nominee Richard Wells, composer for the BBC and Warhammer. Also the FREE Sorn main battle theme written by Michael Walters, award winning composer.

Download your FREE FOE poster from our website. Click here to get yours.
 



Jeremy Bulloch (aka Boba Fett from Star Wars)...

 ...is a great supporter of the game - he is Crassus, leader of the Narr Empire. Scroll down to listen to the BBC Sounds clip of the Crassus speech in a recent BBC radio interview with Paul Willis.
 

The fan base is growing for Jeremy Bulloch as Crassus leader of the Narr Empire.
The fan base is growing for Jeremy Bulloch as Crassus leader of the Narr Empire.
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The object of the game 

...is to capture planets and land your battle hardened troops on your enemy’s home planet. Each turn players have the option to move one of their fleet of upto five ships, collect credits from occupied planets, terraform planets or install planet defences, upgrade their pilots, attack other empires (planets and ships) using battle dice, cards and experience the battles can easily turn in an instant. Be warned this is not for the faint hearted.
           For 2-4 players. Game play is 1 to 3 hours and also playable as a Quick Game (Ship Battles).
 

Just a few of the characters in FOE, drawn by Martin at Creative Wisdom
Just a few of the characters in FOE, drawn by Martin at Creative Wisdom

 
Lesson learned...  

 
          We are relaunching our Kickstarter Campaign to raise the final amount of funding required to get you a great game at a great price. Our last campaign was over-estimated and since then we have drastically reduced our overheads. Working closely with Creative Wisdom - we have cut the number of battle dice from 20 down to 5, streamlined the whole game to make it more exciting and fluid. 
 

Each of the 4 Empires has its own Combat Board with dials - shown here is the NARR version
Each of the 4 Empires has its own Combat Board with dials - shown here is the NARR version
Each of the 4 Empire also has its own corner board - for fighting the Battle for Sern, storing crystals, cards, armies and ships
Each of the 4 Empire also has its own corner board - for fighting the Battle for Sern, storing crystals, cards, armies and ships

 
           Whats in the box?

Box contains: Game Board, 4 x Combat Boards with ship status dials, 4 x Corner Boards, 4 x Battle Dice, 1 x 20-sided Dice, 28 x Pilot/Hero Cards, Agility Cards, Ship Tiles, Special Ability Tiles, Army Tiles, Planet Cards, Terraform Cards, Planet Defence Cards, XII Red Cards, XII Blue Cards, Bounty Hunters for Hire, Currency Crystals, Player Guides.
 

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 Red and Blue Cards 

Used to change a battle, inflict a catastrophic disaster on your foe or gain much needed credits. A player may play a RED XII card once during their turn unless the RED XII card says play at any time. Once used the RED XII card is discarded and a new RED XII card can be taken from the pile. Be warned - all RED XII cards can be countered by BLUE XII cards.
 

Red XII Cards
Red XII Cards
Blue XII Cards
Blue XII Cards

 
           The Blue XII cards are pictures of an Empire’s heroes. Used to counter the RED XII cards. They can only be used once to counter an attack. If an enemy player shows a RED XII card and you have a BLUE XII card from their Empire, you can choose to play it to negate the attack at any time even when it is not your turn. Use the BLUE XII cards wisely as they cannot be replaced.
 

Eldin Empire - Pilot Cards
Eldin Empire - Pilot Cards

 Watch this video for ship models and Characters info. 

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Narr Empire - Pilot Cards
Narr Empire - Pilot Cards
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Solitude Empire - Pilot Cards
Solitude Empire - Pilot Cards
Sorn Empire - Pilot Cards
Sorn Empire - Pilot Cards
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           Starting out as a Veteran can you gain promotion through winning battles, discovering planets and strategically handling unexplained events? Already your agility and Weapon skills are better than all the other recruits. Your leader has faith in you. Do you have what it takes to be called Heroic Elite?
 

The Ships - Each with their own strengths and weaknesses
The Ships - Each with their own strengths and weaknesses
Agility Cards (Hit and Evade)
Agility Cards (Hit and Evade)
The Battle Dice (X4) and x1 20 sided
The Battle Dice (X4) and x1 20 sided
The Crystals
The Crystals
The Planets - each with its own value and unique characteristics
The Planets - each with its own value and unique characteristics
Terraform your planets to make them more valuable
Terraform your planets to make them more valuable
Increase the defensive capabilities of your planets with Planet Defence cards
Increase the defensive capabilities of your planets with Planet Defence cards
Deploy your battle hardened armies across the system to defend your empire
Deploy your battle hardened armies across the system to defend your empire

 
          This is not for the weak minded or people who have no heart for tough, strategic decisions. This game is for players who will, without hesitation, send their most trusted and decorated pilot into the heat of battle without any guarantee that they will return.
 

Will you sacrifice your best pilot to save the Empress Tava Tau? Will you hire out the most ruthless bounty hunter to vanquish your foe without mercy or compassion? Can your skill as a tactician and leader guide your empire to ultimate victory? Contained within the box is a solar system at war, characters with unique skills and deadly intent. Will you face Orion X or the White Angel in battle and survive? These are questions that only you can answer – if you dare to open the box.

Signed character cards

Exclusive rare prototypes signed by Jeremy Bulloch and Anthony Forrest - Part of Reward 3

Very limited edition
Very limited edition

Game Play - the start
 

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Game Play - Encounter Battle 

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           Battle for Sern

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  The side battle for advancing your empire's technology by infiltrating a crashed XII ship on Sern. Black Hole Warp could be yours enabling your fleet to travel anywhere instantly. This takes place while you wait for the two players to finish fighting their space battle (3-4 player game).

The RULE BOOK (PDF) Click here

Empire Player Guides and crystal currency.
Empire Player Guides and crystal currency.
Game creator Paul Willis at the UK Games Expo 2018
Game creator Paul Willis at the UK Games Expo 2018
Gameplay with FOE at INSOMNIA
Gameplay with FOE at INSOMNIA

 We have been lucky enough to create interest amongst actors - such as Jeremy Bulloch (aka Boba Fett) and others in lending their support and in most cases their likenesses as well but we cannot guarantee that these characters may change when it comes to the final version of the game. 

Jeremy Bulloch (aka Boba Fett) is Crassus leader of the Narr Empire and a supporter of FOE the board game.
Jeremy Bulloch (aka Boba Fett) is Crassus leader of the Narr Empire and a supporter of FOE the board game.
Some of the FOE actors with their characters. Sean George (Captain Boone), Jo Marriott (Empress Tava Tau) and Solomon Taiwo (Commander Talon).
Some of the FOE actors with their characters. Sean George (Captain Boone), Jo Marriott (Empress Tava Tau) and Solomon Taiwo (Commander Talon).
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FOE first impressions Insomnia 2018.
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FOE players meet Claire Rainbow - the leader of the mysterious and powerful XII
FOE players meet Claire Rainbow - the leader of the mysterious and powerful XII
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The XII
The XII
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BBC Interview

 Listen to Paul Willis being interviewed on BBC Radio:

3D Ships

Our stretch goal if we achieve above and beyond what is required is the addition of 3D ships for ALL...

3D Ships
3D Ships

 We have the complete set of the ships modelled, 3d printed and prototyped which will really add an extra special dimension to the game.

3D ships and there pilot cards.22 ships in total.
3D ships and there pilot cards.22 ships in total.
All of the 3D ship designs.
All of the 3D ship designs.

FOE Characters 

We are so honoured to have Jeremy Bulloch, AKA Boba Fett who plays Crassus leader of the Narr Empire. Also Anthony Forest who played the lead captain Sandtrooper in Star Wars. He is General Ryder leader of the Eldin Empire. Check out their excellent voice acting for their characters both here and on on our website. 

Here is a list of the Actors

Narr Actors

Jeremy Bulloch - Crassus Leader of the Narr Empire

Karina Mlot - Krell

Eldin Actors

Anthony Forrest - General Ryder Leader of the Eldin Empire

Clem So - Sil Lau

Sean George - Captain Boone. Former Sorn Soldier

Kerry Newton  - Trin

Sorn Actors

Jo Marriott - Tava Tau the Empress Leader of the Sorn Empire

Solomon Taiwo - Commander Talon 

Adrian Franks - General Spartan

Claire Rainbow is the XII 

Bafta nominated composer Richard Wells. Working on FOE music.
Bafta nominated composer Richard Wells. Working on FOE music.

We hope that you enjoy the game and thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

We know this won't be easy, and we are working hard to get you your game in the timeframe we promised it.

We’ve play tested, play tested and play tested. We have prototyped and secured a production partner! The production time may increase slighlty if we hit our stretch goal of getting the 3D ships to go with the game. Our only challenge now is hitting our goal, and with your help, we'll be able to do it!

We're going to keep things basic. This time we're not going to be distracted by offer t-shirts, or posters, or anything else that will get in the way of us delivering the game to you. We're keeping it as simple as possible: support our project and in return we'll send you the playable game.

By pledging on this Kickstarter you acknowledge that the final look and contents of the pledges may change and differ from what is presented at the start of the campaign.

*Note: Extra shipping charges may apply to certain countries.

Every endeavour has its challenges and FOE is no different. From an idea to a fully developed product takes effort, passion and creativity. We believe we have these qualities to push FOE forward and achieve its best potential. We have spent a long time developing the game play including the important back story. And even though this is our first game we have spent many months planning the design and production schedule and have built in extra time to allow for any possible delays in the production, proofing and tooling with our production company in China - and also allowed for delivery to the UK in time for the mailing out of the games in late summer 2019.

We will communicate regularly with all backers to let them know how things are progressing. To manufacture the game we are working closely with LongPack Games in China to produce a high quality game.

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