Ares Games has burned through their initial print run of Sails of Glory really quick. But don’t worry, more will be headed to shores of stores this spring.
From the announcement:
After more than 2 years of development, and after completing the shipment of the Kickstarter rewards to more than 1000 backers, Sails of Glory game arrived in stores in the USA, Europe, and other countries this month. However, sales outperformed Ares’ best expectations – the Starter Set is already sold out at the Ares Games warehouse. A reprint will be available this Spring. Most of the other expansions and accessories in the range (Ship Packs, Game Mats, Terrain Packs) are also sold out or very close to running out of stock, and they will also be reprinted.
A new series consisting of 12 ship packs, including ship-sloops, new frigates, and huge first-rate ships –of-the-line, has also been announced for a release in May.
The tactical Age of Sail game Sails of Glory, inspired by the acclaimed Wings of Glory system, allows players to accurately represent battles at sea between the large sailing ships of the past centuries, with assembled and painted ship models, ready to play out of the box. The first series is set in the Napoleonic Age, and the initial release includes a Starter Set, 8 different Ship Packs, and several Accessories.
Created by Andrea Angiolino and Andrea Mainini, Sails of Glory merges miniatures, cards and board game mechanics, using the same intuitive system of the Wings of Glory series of aerial combat games. Special decks of maneuver cards are used to represent the different movement capabilities of the models, creating a realistic gameplay with easy to use mechanics.
The Sails of Glory Starter Set is a complete game for 2-4 players, including four ships – two French and two British. Each ship is complemented by a specific maneuver deck and the ship log. The set also features a complete rulebook with Basic, Standard, Advanced and Optional Rules, counters and accessories to start playing out of the box in few minutes.
Additional ships for Sails of Glory are available in individual Ship Packs, containing all the game components needed to play with each of them. The first series consists of 8 Ship Packs, four French and four British.
Sails of Glory – Authors: Andrea Angiolino/Andrea Mainini, Playing Age: 13+, Playtime: 30+, Players: 2+. SRP: $89,90 (Starter Set), $17,90 (Ship Pack).