Sails of Glory Kickstarter reaches $125,000 pledged in the first week

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 13th, 2013

Sails of Glory from Ares Games has made it to over 400% funded in their first week up on Kickstarter.

From the update:

The Sails of Glory campaign on Kickstarter continues with fair wind. Started last Tuesday, March 5th, the funding goal of $ 30,000 was achieved in less than 9 hours and today the pledges raised over $ 125,000, 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.

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 12 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 US$ 30,000 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 Indicator and of the Combat Ruler. The next stretch goal to be achieved, $ 140,000, will unlock the Terrain Pack #1, with terrain elements for use together with the Game Mat.

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  • Nivanti

    Have they sorted out the eu postage rates yet??

    • Soulfinger

      Do you mean the part where they hold a gun to the head of the Postmaster General and say, “This recent 300% price hike on International Shipping is ridiculous! Uninformed consumers are going to blame the increase on us instead of the USPS!” Or is there some other way to sort out that the USPS charges $24.15 for first class delivery of a 2 pound package from the USA to France?

      • Haibane

        So you bulk ship to European distribution centre as well as a North American one. Unfortunateley they don’t have the infrastructure in place (not enough EU customers I guess) for this to be feasible.

        They did say they’d be looking into ways to reduce the international shipping rates so Nivanti’s question was perfectly reasonable. No need to answer in such a sarcastic way.

        • Soulfinger

          Sorry, we haven’t met. All of my posts are like that. I’m a complete asshat. So yeah, I still see the original post as an extension of the uninformed “Why is shipping so high?” posts from the previous Age of Sail update. Also, I don’t imagine them spending more than they make from the KS to set up a European distribution center as a feasible business model.

  • Haibane

    They haven’t changed international postage on the existing pledges, no. All they did was made a higher pledge level available for international pledgers : $520 + $60 shipping. Makes sense if you can get a group of people together to share the pledge.

    Too rich for my blood though (especially when you add VAT on top) – models don’t look that good and you’ll be getting multiples of only a few distinct models. I was tempted for a bit but I think I’m over it unless the stretch goals get a whole lot better! (eesh – they sure don’t rachet those things up like CmoN do…).