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Chilledenuff writes:

Looking forward to a general release. Can't understand the griping about the models myself. They'll suffice. If they aren't to your tastes you can always buy and paint up your own

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Ares Games writes:

Sails of Glory Kickstarter reaches $125,000 USD pledged in the first week, 400% funded

Sails of Glory

The tactical Age of Sails tabletop game allows players to represent battles at sea between the large sailing ships of the past centuries

March 12th, 2013 - The Sails of Glory campaign on Kickstarter continues with fair wind. Started last Tuesday, March 5th, the funding goal of $30,000 USD was achieved in less than nine hours, and today the pledges raised over $125,000 USD, with five stretch goals achieved.

Sails of Glory is a tactical Age of Sail game branded Ares Games, inspired by the acclaimed Wings of Glory system. It will feature assembled and painted ship models, ready to play out of the box, and a game system designed to accurately represent battles at sea between the large sailing ships of the past centuries.

Sails of Glory model

The first series of Sails of Glory is set in the Napoleonic Age, an iconic period for naval wargaming. The initial release, scheduled for August 2013, will include a Starter Set – an all-in-one starting point to begin playing, including four fully painted and assembled ships – and twelve additional Ship Packs. Four of these Ship Packs will be exclusively available for backers on Kickstarter: the French frigate La Concorde, the French ship-of-the-line Fougueux, the British frigate HMS Juno, and the British ship-of-the-line HMS Bellerophon.

Following the initial funding of $30,000 USD, the achievement of four "stretch goals" will allow to fund the design and production of two new ships – the HMS Victory and the USS Constitution, and special game items, such as the Sails of Glory Game Mat and the laser-cut, wooden version of two Attitude Indicators and of the Combat Ruler. The next stretch goal to be achieved, $140,000 USD, will unlock Terrain Pack #1, with terrain elements for use together with the game mat.

To know more about this project, visit the Sails of Glory Kickstarter page.