F.O.E. - Fortitude of Empires - Space Battle Board Game
Space battle board game in a distant solar system, splintered into 4 warring empires: ELDIN, NARR, SOLITUDE and SORN.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, March 24 2019 12:43 PM UTC +00:00.
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 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.
FOE battles basic.
FOE battle advanced.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Watch this video for ship models and Characters info.
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?
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
Game Play - the start
Game Play - Encounter Battle
Battle for Sern
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).
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.
Listen to Paul Willis being interviewed on BBC Radio:
Our stretch goal if we achieve above and beyond what is required is the addition of 3D ships for ALL...
We have the complete set of the ships modelled, 3d printed and prototyped which will really add an extra special dimension to the game.
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
Jeremy Bulloch - Crassus Leader of the Narr Empire
Karina Mlot - Krell
Anthony Forrest - General Ryder Leader of the Eldin Empire
Clem So - Sil Lau
Sean George - Captain Boone. Former Sorn Soldier
Kerry Newton - Trin
Jo Marriott - Tava Tau the Empress Leader of the Sorn Empire
Solomon Taiwo - Commander Talon
Adrian Franks - General Spartan
Claire Rainbow is the XII
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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