Universal Miniatures Battles is a strategy Wargame in which you can simulate battles from pre-Antiquity to late medieval / pre-gunpowder era, even with any fantasy background you can think or imagine. The rules system is mathematically balanced and has the key advantage that doesn't require additional supplements to create your army list. All you need is in this rulebook!
Thanks to the decks system of UMB, you can create your historical armies based on the facts and information you have researched, any fantasy army you can imagine and be able to play against any other player, regardless the army they collect, because the back end engine of army creation for the game is balancing any confrontation.
This system has been on digital PDF since 2015 and has been under design since earlier 2009. Hundreds of playtests and feedback across the globe have made this a solid and balanced system.
The offering of miniature ranges nowadays is outstanding giving the opportunity to players to collect armies of so many different historical periods and fantasy backgrounds. Even closed board games box sets come with insane amount of top quality miniatures! That is amazing and we are very happy about it.
In the other hand, the amount of different rule-sets and supplements required to be able to play with army A or B, makes the introduction of new players and the mastering of existing games for veterans much more difficult. Even going to a tournament became a challenge for some game platforms, since you have to buy and read several books and pdfs to get to know what your possible opponents can bring to the table.
This is a solution for the players so they can collect whatever army they prefer or they can think of, making sure they will always be able to play against someone and to know all the rules in advance, since they are in one single manual.
Apart from that, it is great tool for independent re-sellers that will be able to ask: "do you know the hobby?" to new customers and sell them the miniatures they prefer, making sure there is one system that they can always rely to play. we believe the offering is that huge nowadays that become overwhelming for most people entering for the first time in a hobby store.
Highlights of the game
- Includes all you need to play any army and battle in one single book. No need to buy army lists supplements since you build your armies from scratch. Similar than what you would do on an rpg, like a "stat up" system. Think how the army is composed, the type of troops, the training received, equipment, leadership... and just choose the attributes that will match it.
- Can use it for any historical period from pre-antiquity to late medieval/pre-gunpowder, plus any fantasy background (including magic and monstrous creatures, of course!).
- 80-100 minutes for a standard 1000 points game (around 3 divisions or battle groups)
- Brings a new system of D6 rolls that makes the game more intuitive and easy to learn.
- Customize your army with a unique factions system that will make armies of the same background or races completely different.
- 100 colored pages with nice photography and full of inspiring quotes of generals and army leaders of all history!
Amazing ADD-ON pledges
We have designed an amazing set of dices that we hope to produce at the best quality possible. Those are not mandatory to play the game ,since you can use regular dices, but make the game much easier to follow.
Apart from the dices we have designed a nice set of tokens with Barbarroc Creations that we will be producing with the guys from Sarissa presicion.
We have some miniatures available during the Kickstarter that will be available to support the campaign and for free for some of the bundles if specific stretch goals are achieved.
Premium partner's bundles
HASTINGS 1066 is an exclusive boxed set that you can get via this kickstarter. It is full of the great Miniatures from BACCUS 6MM, with two complete armies to simulate the engagement of King Harold and William the Bastard at Hastings in the year 1066. It includes +1200 miniatures, full ruleset and a booklet of Hastings 1066 with suggested set up and background.
FIREFORGE GAMES makes an amazing range of Medieval miniatures. We want to give the opportunity to those players willing to collect a Medieval army of a specific historical or fantasy background to start collecting a new army and get our rules at a great discount!
Why FUNDACION INCEPTUM?
Fundacion Inceptum is a non-profit organization that gives support to local start ups in Barcelona. They have supported us since the beginning with all financial and legal matters and will continue to help by managing our crowd funding. 2% of the money collected will go to this non profit organization, supporting young local entrepeneurs.
Risks and challenges
The printout of the books shouldn't be a problem, we have contacted 3 different providers, ALL MANUFACTURED in Iberian and EU territory. Digital copies will be delivered the day after the crowd funding is closed.
We understand we are not native English speakers and the book was originally written in Spanish. We are dedicating resources to "clean" and review the book before it gets printed out. Kindly write us at firstname.lastname@example.org for anything you would change or rephrase in English. We will send a digital copy to all corresponding backers the day kickstarter is finished (23rd July), but it will still be reviewed, provably making changes and edits after that. A second and reviewed edition will be send when book is finally sent to print.
Dices are a bit more challenging since the manufacturing might end up in China. We are looking to produce them with Q-Workshop from Poland, to keep all production of the game in European territory, but will depend on the amount you guys demand, so the price is adjusted to something affordable. Our sets are of 40 Dices, so if you all claim for the pledge we should end up with amazing Dices. Regardless the manufacturing it will take around 2.5 month to deliver, after crowd funding.
Bundles from Baccus6MM will be shipped from UK, since we will be sending them the Books and tokens and they will put them together with the miniatures.
We've already printed out the 3D rends and know 3 different providers that can create the mold and copies, will be delivered at the time of the dices.
In the end our main goal is to reach as many people around the globe and to have a Universal Solution to play with any miniatures anytime, without the need of constantly reading new rules. We will do the necessary for that to happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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