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All the Wars, All the Times, All the World... Only one Rule!
All the Wars, All the Times, All the World... Only one Rule!
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Wars Across the World

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NOTE : la présentation suivante, bien qu'en anglais, concerne aussi bien la version française que l'anglaise (le jeu sera dans les deux langues).

We could not resist to the urge to show you a video of the game in its current stage...enjoy!

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More will follow as the campaign progresses.


WAW is a unique game concept which aims at simulating in one single system ALL conflicts throughout the world (and beyond) from Prehistoric times to nowadays, from grand massive wars to asymmetrical conflicts.

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And it will work also on non-historical, alternate history, fantastic or SF titles. The key is the use of a single system of rules and situations which works in all cases. Why? Because we want players to learn rules only once, get confident and at ease with them, and then spend all their time with the titles in the collection in a speedy and effortless manner ... for example, the battle screen will be similar throughout the games, and thus will require almost no adaptation for enjoying it in a new game!

So just a few minutes to read about the specific properties and content of a new scenario and you can jump right in!

Wars Around the World has been designed and developed by STRATEGIAE, an independent Franco-Canadian game company from near Saint-Etienne, southeast of France and Montreal, Quebec. All team members are dedicated longtime players of boardgames, wargames and video games. We have decided to create our own unique game system that would fill our desire to simulate all the conflicts that we wanted to play. While we where developing and trying the rules, it quickly appeared that they would be easy to adapt to all conflicts that spanned our world through the ages...

And we are pleased to present you the result today!

The Main Game Features includes:

  • Game is turn-based, using the I GO U GO system, each player taking one side (sides involve sometimes more than one nation).
  • The map is divided into numerous regions, with various terrains and sometimes structures (ports, fortresses, airports ...), and potentially sources of income when necessary.
  • When maintenance and purchase of forces is needed, or to acquire new event cards, a simple income system is activated.
  • Combat units may be from the land, naval or air domains. You will find different types, such as infantry, cavalry, artillery, guerrillas, submarines, flat tops, fighters, elephants, anti-aircraft batteries, etc ... All of which can be combined into different stacks for easy handling.
  • Leaders are crucial in the game, as they have three main usages: first they give bonus to the base combat values of their stacks, second their morale values are use to check victory or defeat levels, and lastly they are necessary to launch attacks on the enemy.
  • Two opposing stacks in the same region generate a battle, which is resolved in a semi-tactical way in two successive rounds. The game automatically calculates the various bonus and penalties of sides, their respective morale levels, allows for event cards play, and they each combat unit of each side shoots simultaneously (in most cases) at the enemy. Losses are taken in terms of hits and panics. The moral level of the initial army affected by the losses and panics suffered, which in turn may lead to rout, pursuit and breakthroughs.
  • Multiple Events Cards packs are granted to each side, that they will use to influence all aspects of the game, such as alliances, income, movement, weather, leadership, number and quality of troops and finally many tactical aspects for the battles. This ensures both a real uncertainty in the game and a great replayability potential.

The scale changes according to scenarios. A ground combat unit could be only a simple battalion or a whole army. A region may represent a few square miles or a whole country. And similarly, a game turn could be just a few hours or up to many years!

Game allows for coverage of different ‘spaces’ of play, such as land, sea, air or outer space…!

Basically, all titles in the Classic collection have a reasonable playing time and a limited number of units and cards, making them both fun and fast to play.

The Expanded collection is more ambitious, usually doubling the scope of the Classic one. And we reach even larger scales with titles in the Grand Strategy collection.

To satisfy both our modding fans the most demanding players, a scenario editor tool will be supplied with the initial pack of the base collection (PC version only), both in the Classic and Expanded collections.

Players will be able to modify most of the game’s scenarios elements, such as map, units, events, images, text and everything they’d like to customize, in order to create their own games or change existing ones. Basically, the editor is the base development tool that we use, and we shall be able to help fans to mod our games.

All the WAW games have been first made in a boardgame (paper maps, cards and counters) format, for initial testing and play balancing. That’s what gives us confidence in the scenarios we offer: fun and interesting to play.

As we did some of those boardgame "prototypes" in a more professional-like manner, we shall be in a position to offer them for sale likewise too, in a traditional or even a collector version.

We shall give more information on those versions on our website soon.

Hamilkar 264BC first boardgame version
Hamilkar 264BC first boardgame version

WAW essentially offer two collections, the Classic (short game play time, a hundred or so units, three dozens of event cards, a game map equivalent to about 2 game screens) and the Expanded (double size more or less from the Classic). Each collection will require the base pack to run (giving the engine, 3 games and the editor), and you will be able to get also thematic packs (4 games on the same topic / region) in addition to the independent game scenarios. All can be bought directly from our webshop or that of our commercial partners.

The entire portfolio can be seen here: http://www.waw-games.com/

Our program is to release one new game every month in the coming years!

Classic Collection 2016 is now ready.

The 2017 Classic collection is being produced also, some are already completed.

Same thing for the games in the Expanded Collection (2016 & 2017).

Most likely, we shall add in the upcoming months new games that are not shown in the collections and schedule above. This will be notably the case of those games dealing with subjects selected by our $1,000+ Contributors, or subjects for whom we have an opportunity or crunch.

The Grand Strategy collection will receive a specific treatment later in 2016 or early 2017, as we are now toggling with which grand theme to start with (e.g. among those like American Civil War, the Napoleonic Wars, World Wars, Fantasy or uchronic tiles, etc…).

WAW is not exclusively related to history, as we mention in the video. We are working on many Fantasy themes, be they on Heroic-Fantasy, Horror, Magics or Science-Fiction.

One of our first attempts will be set in the Cthuluh universe (Lovecraft), with a game based on the Innsmouth 1928 tale.

STRATEGIAE is a small indie firm and needs some additional financial muscle to complete its grand scheme. As we are players making games for fellow players, we felt it was quite natural that we address our future clients directly for assistance, and Kickstarter is a great place for this.

We plan to "enlist" the support of dedicated backers to help us in the future productions.

Depending on the response, we shall reveal more of the long list of goals that we aim at (see below).

We needed basically $ 15,000 to complete the last testing trek for the game. This is now achieved, and we thank you all for it!

Balance funding will be used to add a few remaining features before the release of the PC version expected in early 2016!

 and (much) more to be revealed if the $ 125,000 goal is achieved...

  • Friendly support: thanks to help us create this project!
  • WAW Classic collection base pack on Android, Apple tabletts or Smartphone (when ready)
  • WAW Classic collection base pack on PC/Mac (when ready for the latter)
  • WAW Classic collection base pack + 5 scenarios of your choice (from the 2016 Classic collection).
  • For Android, Apple tabletts or Smartphone (when ready).
  • WAW Classic collection base pack + 5 scenarios of your choice (from the 2016 Classic collection).
  • For PC/Mac (when ready for the latter).
  • WAW Classic and Expanded collection base packs + 5 scenarios of your choice (from the 2016 Classic collection).
  • All platforms (when ready for some), select one among them for you.

NEW: following numerous requests, we have added a special non-geek pledge: get the first boardgame print of WAW, with 2 games in it: First Punic War (264 BC) and Agathocles (312 BC).

Will ship only late Spring 2016 (shipping cost covered by pledge).

  • WAW Classic and Expanded collection base packs + ALL 2016 Classic scenarios (12 in total).
  • All platforms (when ready for some), select one among them for you.
  • WAW Classic and Expanded collection base packs + ALL 2016 Classic scenarios (12 in total).
  • All platforms (when ready for some), select two among them.
  • WAW Classic and Expanded collection base packs + ALL 2016 and 2017 Classic scenarios (25 in total).
  • All platforms (when ready for some), select two among them.
  • NB: The 2017 scenarios will be delivered from December 2016 only.
  • WAW Classic and Expanded collection base packs + ALL 2016 and 2017 Classic scenarios (25 in total).
  • All platforms (when ready for some), select two among them.
  • NB: The 2017 scenarios will be delivered from December 2016 only.
  • PLUS the standard WAW boardgame on Ancient Sicily.
  • WAW Classic and Expanded collection base packs + ALL 2016 and 2017 Classic scenarios (25 in total).
  • All platforms (when ready for some), select two among them.
  • NB: The 2017 scenarios will be delivered from December 2016 only.
  • PLUS the collector version of the WAW boardgame on Ancient Sicily.
  • WAW Classic and Expanded collection base packs + ALL 2016 and 2017 Classic scenarios (25 in total).
  • All platforms (when ready for some), select two among them.
  • NB: The 2017 scenarios will be delivered from December 2016 only.
  • PLUS the collector version of the WAW boardgame on Ancient Sicily.
  • PLUS one Classic collection scenario of YOUR design/choice/theme that we shall make for you (delivery in August 2016).
  • WAW Classic and Expanded collection base packs + ALL 2016 and 2017 Classic scenarios (25 in total).
  • All platforms (when ready for some), select two among them.
  • NB: The 2017 scenarios will be delivered from December 2016 only.
  • PLUS the collector version of the WAW boardgame on Ancient Sicily.
  • PLUS one Classic collection scenario of YOUR design/choice/theme that we shall make for you (delivery in August 2016).
  • In addition we will add your photography to be one of the game's leaders (whose original/historical picture is missing or unfound).
  • WAW Classic and Expanded collection base packs + ALL 2016 and 2017 Classic scenarios (25 in total).
  • All platforms (when ready for some), select two among them.
  • NB: The 2017 scenarios will be delivered from December 2016 only.
  • PLUS the collector WAW boardgame on Ancient Sicily.
  • PLUS one Expanded collection scenario of YOUR design/choice/theme that we shall make for you (delivery in August 2016).
  • In addition we will add your photography to be one of the game's leaders (whose original/historical picture is missing or unfound).
  • WAW Classic and Expanded collection base packs + ALL 2016 and 2017 Classic scenarios (25 in total).
  • All platforms (when ready for some), select two among them.
  • NB:The 2017 scenarios will be delivered from December 2016 only.
  • PLUS the collector WAW boardgame on Ancient Sicily.
  • PLUS one Expanded collection scenario of YOUR design/choice/theme that we shall make for you (delivery in August 2016).
  • In addition we will add your photography to be one of the game's leaders (whose original/historical picture is missing or unfound).
  • PLUS one day in France with the development team.
  • WAW Classic and Expanded 2016-2017 collection base packs + ALL Classic scenarios FOR LIFE!
  • All platforms (when ready for some), select two among them.
  • NB: The 2017 scenarios will be delivered from December 2016 only.
  • PLUS the collector WAW boardgame on Ancient Sicily.
  • PLUS one Expanded collection scenario of YOUR design/choice/theme that we shall make for you (delivery in August 2016).
  • In addition we will add your photography to be one of the game's leaders (whose original/historical picture is missing or unfound)
  • PLUS one day in France with the development team.


Risks and challenges

We have completed most of the game's core code and are confident that it works well. Similarly, the base AI for the core engine is done. What we need to evaluate and complete now is that those elements work well with the different scenario provided, which is a time-consuming process that requires extra staff, hence of need to finance this last part. The main risk for us here is time-related, i.e. how long will it take so that we are confident of the game's reaction to multuiple human player(s) strategies.

Also, confronting the game with a large crowd such as can be found on Kickstarter is an exciting opportunity to get feedback on our design, looks, ergonomy and approach to the game.

Our biggest challenges after the release will be to ensure the continuous flow of products into the collection. We have already made and tested boardgame versions of new games for almost 2.5 years of production (i.e. over 30 games) and the major task is to put them into digital format, through the editor. The task is not overly complex, but takes time, both for entering data and testing it. So the challenge for us, a very small company, is to get enough "hands" to ensure at the same time the procuction of content and the release and follow-up of same on the market.

As we found out with previous ventures, we know that players and volunteers are of great help here, so that is also one of the main reasons we are on Kickstarter: to expand the team!

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    PLUS one Expanded collection scenario of YOUR design/choice/theme that we shall make for you (delivery in August 2016). In addition we will add your photography to be one of the game's leaders (whose original/historical picture is missing or unfound)

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