The Year Without a Summer was a real event. Caused by a massive volcanic eruption, it caused greatly reduced temperatures all over the world. In Europe, this lead to crops failing and a widespread famine. In 1816, that's just the beginning of it all. While the real world continued on as it did, in 1816, the world veered off from our path, with countries looking to take advantage of the weakened state of their neighbors in order to gain some much-desired land. The alternate history miniatures skirmish game is up on Kickstarter now.