MOAB 24′

We are at MOAB again this year with a store and a one day tournament. This time we will have trophies with HMS Hood on them! Our kickstarter was made a complete success again thanks to our Broadsiders all over the world! So we will have new gear from that on sale as well.

If you would like to run a tournament in your local area we would like to help. Please reach out on facebook or through email.

This was us last year!

MOAB will run 5-7/10/24. We will do the one day tournament on the Monday the 7th.

Kick Starter preview page is up!

Hit the ‘Notify me on launch’ button to get an alert when we go live.

Don’t forget the early backer special!

For a limited time after the KS goes live you will receive the Admiral Class Battlecruiser  HMS Hood free of charge. Please don’t miss out!

Admiral Class Battlecruiser

Last spoilers before the day!

Der Tag will have ships to fill essential fleet gaps but we are also including some spicy list options as well. Below you will find our first Kickstarter surprise: SMS Salamis.

Yes she is a real ship. There are plenty of Great War examples of ships under construction entering service under the flag of the builders nation rather than being delivered. Salamis would have gone to sea if her guns had arrived in Hamburg ahead of the war.

Why are we adding her? Just look at those guns! No German ship has that caliber and hitting power under 260 points. Check out the speed! She could have even joined the battlecruiser raids instead of Blücher. She has the armour of a KM battlecruiser after all. Paired with a Derfflinger you could have hitting power and speed. In a battle squadron with a Konig you could have hitting power and armour.

Look for more surprises in Der Tag when it launches very soon!

A very big reason to back Der Tag early

Andrew has always said he would make it and I guess today is Der Tag.

That’s right, the first 100 backers will receive HMS Hood free when they back Der Tag at the end of the month.

Der Tag is our last digital Kickstarter. It will contain ships from all of our nations that add exciting new options for your fleet. Der Tag will be your last chance to get your hands on Broadsides STL and PDFs. All our past KS will be on offer so if you know a mate who has missed one or wants to get the whole game now is the time to lock in 30/4/24.

Broadside at Bristoricon

A great new tournament for a great cause. August 10th & 11th we will be in the sunny city of Brisbane Queensland for a two day history only gaming event. All monies generated by this event will go to Mates4Mates the veterans charity. Be sure to post your interest here.

The event will be held in the new RSL club on 274 Stafford Rd, Stafford QLD, Australia.

Kickstarter 8 launch date!

Thanks for all of your emails, posts and questions about Der Tag. Some of the wait is over! Be ready with your clicky mouse to back the new ship packs on APRIL 30th! Please remember that is Sydney time.

Here are some details for you based on your questions:

This is the last Kickstarter for BS:EoS. We will be adding all the ships the game needs in Der Tag. Lucky number 8 is a good place to stop. Any KS to follow would not provide ships worth putting on table or have a very similar or identical ship already in the game.

That also means that this is the last time players will be able to purchase the BS:EoS in digital format. If you have a mate wanting to jump in to the game or you were waiting for a good time to grab everything this is the day!

Having said that Andrew, Ben and the team are just getting started! This is only the beginning for Broadside. We wanted to be THE dreadnought era game. To achieve this we had to make a lot of ships! We have all nine nations and will have 200 warship classes after Der Tag. After this KS our next job will be to put Broadside on the shelves of your local retailer.

What does Der Tag mean? Literally in German it means ‘The Day’. Historically speaking the German sailors would use it as a sort of motto that meant ‘the day Germany would have it’s Trafalgar or Tsushima’. Germany needed this decisive battle to even the odds at sea and make the Kaiser believe the KM was worth funding despite the troubles on land.

The German strategy to achieve this was well thought out. They were to use the battlecruisers to attack the English coast and prompt a RN reaction. This reaction force would not be a prepared or organized fleet but a collection of ships that were in the area and responded piecemeal to the KM attack. Once the piecemeal force gave chase to the battlecrusiers the High Seas fleet would sail out to meet the battlecruisers and together they would destroy this ad hoc RN response force. This would be the day they didn’t have to run from the far greater numbers of the Grand Fleet. The day they would risk their whole fleet in a great single action.

Additionally we note in the rule book that Broadside as a game is ‘Der Tag’ combat. Every game of Broadside, is a great and deadly battle. Der Tag is also Broadsides ‘last day’ on kickstarter.

What is in the Kick starter? Der Tag will fill the much needed gaps in each navy’s fleet options. If you have found yourself wishing for a particular high speed destroyer option or an M sized armoured cruiser you will find it in Der Tag.

But first here is the last dreadnought:

St Vincent Class

That’s right, after Der Tag, you will have every dreadnought! As you can see Andrew has chosen this version of St Vincent as it is most distinctive. Statistically she is not so far from her predecessor Bellerophon but you will be easily able to tell them apart on table.

One thing that has surprised us is how much Broadsiders love the old girls of the sea. We hear you! After ‘Der Tag’ every nation will have at least two classes of pre-dreadnought. This is not counting pre-dreads that sit in the coastal defense slot or simi-dreadnought category. Here is one for the US Navy:

BB:23

Mississippi has so much detail for you to paint in. We can’t wait to see her fighting along side Connecticut at pre-dreadnought only tournaments!

We hope that we have given you enough to go on with for now. Look out for more spoilers to come after Easter. If you have a favorite ship class that we don’t have, please give us your wish list in a response below!

US Navy points update

After examining last years tournament data we have curated the point values of the US Navy. Apologies to our US Navy players, you should find your fleets are more competitive now.

The glorious Nevada and New Mexico!

Oops! Looks like a prototype US ship from the upcoming Kickstarter ‘Der Tag’ might have been added to the gallery by mistake.

How are you painting your turning tool?

The oily steel spanner look. Grey spray under coat. Heavy dry brush of gun metal. Careless and excessive application of black wash to the plastic detail. Side brush of white to bring out the letters and numbers.

Two tone grey dazzle camouflage. Rustolium flat grey spray under and base coat with Valajo medium sea grey swatches.

Full power dazzle. The above treatment with black and blue filling in gaps in the two tone grey.

Just with blue added.

Hope these fun quick paint-ups inspire you go a little crazy with your turning tool. After all, regardless of what navy you are playing, you will always need your turning tool. So why not give it the treatment? Get painting!