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Day 6 Update: shipping, ship wash, and more rewards

Posted by Kolossal Games (Creator)

Happy Monday, all! Quick update today on a few topics, so let's dive in!  But first, we wanted to clarify one thing regarding the blueprint stretch goals we have been unlocking: in Eclipse you ever only use ONE blueprint per ship type. So if we unlock one alternative Ancient blueprint, in that game where that alternative Ancient blueprint is chosen ALL Ancient ships use the stats on the ONE blueprint for the entire game.


We're excited to share that there are more updated locations in the adjusted shipping pledge levels. You will find $20 for Norway, Ukraine & Switzerland, $40 for Turkey, Russia, & Israel now added. 


Wanted to quickly share some examples (not final) of the ship wash for our backers. By adding $10 to your pledge, all of your minis in your chosen pledge level will have the wash applied in the factory. For backers at the Galactic Counselor pledge, this is 108 additional minis with ship wash for the same price! 

Quick aside: We hope to have more info for the aforementioned play mat later this week.


We have added the Warp Portal pack, which contains 3 sector hexes, 1 discovery, and 1 rare technology tile!

Warp Portals open up the galaxy, making it often possible to connect and move to the other side of the galaxy. This offers new options for both offensive and diplomatic strategies. In addition to the three Warp Sectors, the Warp Portal stretch goal contains a Warp Portal Technology and an Ancient Warp Portal Discovery. All hexes with Warp Portals are considered to be adjacent to each other and to have a full Wormhole connection between them. You may Move, Influence and form Diplomatic Relations through the Warp Portals.

  • Warp Portal Technology: You must immediately place the Warp Portal tile in one of your controlled hexes. It is worth 1VP at the end of the game.
  • Ancient Warp Portal Discovery: Place the Discovery in the hex where found. It is worth 2VP at the end of the game if controlled.
Next up, we have 2 brand new discovery tiles that unlock at $500k! Thanks again for your support!


Travis R. Chance


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    1. Kolossal Games 10-time creator on

      @Charlotte You can add the $10 now through the "Manage Pledge" option which should be a large green button towards the top of the page. Or, once the campaign is over everyone who pledged $1 or more will receive a link to CrowdOx. From there, they can edit their pledge and pick additional add-ons such as the wash and pay the difference there.

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      Charlotte Verstraete on

      How do we add this to our pledge? Do we already add the 10 dollar, or do we wait for after campaign ends? We really don't want to miss out on these neat ship washes!

    3. Eric

      Does the wash add any stickiness to the pieces?

    4. Trond Klakken

      Thank you <3 love from Norway!

    5. Jean-Matthieu Lauzier on

      Would you consider adding a "Free wash option" as a future stretch goal ?

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      DanielHerbig on

      nice work on the washing.
      Is it possible for you to display this upgrade in de pledge-overview on frontpage?
      Like it is with:
      - Retail base game
      - worlds afar
      - human ship upgrade

      just to be sure, it has been selected?

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      Rikard Falk on

      Can we get reference pictures where original / wash is next to each other on all colours in an upcoming update?

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      pablo on

      The green-yellow is awesome!

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      Alexander on

      the wash looks pretty good actually, especially for only $10.
      You have obviously tried different washes (yellow and green on the yellow ships or red and blue on the black ships for instance). will you decide on a final version throughout the campaign? I personally enjoy all version (maybe green a little more, because it adds a cool effect), but I wouldn't want different versions within the same race on the final product.

    10. Arne Vistnes

      20$ to Norway! Very Good, Great job. I’m Back in.

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      Richard Jones

      @Kolossal - Please change campaign page shipping details to match latest update. You've added Sweden instead of Switzerland. Please rectify. :)

    12. Moondog on

      The wash does improve the miniatures a lot. Nice one! I do have a question though... A lot of the minis from the original Ship Pack One (i.e the ones above) were pretty bent up and required dipping in hot water to straighten them out (specificaly ALL the YELLOW Interceptors and Starbases. I notice that both these components have not featured in the above photograph. My question is, will it damage the wash effect if these need to be fixed with hot water? They seem notable by their absence.

    13. Kolossal Games 10-time creator on

      @Clint: all

    14. Damon Asher

      I think those look outstanding. Perfect for a painting nincompoop like me.

    15. chris perez

      wash looks cool, i dig it

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      James Lapalme on

      @Kolossal, please see my message in the comments section.

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      Adam Brenton

      The Orion ships look sweet though.

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      Adam Brenton

      Not sure about that wash. I know it isn’t final, but some of the colours diverge too far from their original shade. The white ships are nearly black for example, and one of the yellow ships is green now?

    19. Christian Bekolay on

      Mannnn that wash is real sexy. I like that a lot. Looks great.

    20. Dmitriy Lyakhovnenko on

      Glad you're still working on shipping costs, thanks so much!

    21. Clint Conner

      Is the wash going to cover all sides or just the top of the miniature?