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!

CANCON 24 player pack

The biggest show of the year starts 26/1/24 in Canberra ACT. If you haven’t been to a Cancon you just need to go see it once to want to be a part of it every year! Just 3.5 hours drive from Sydney or 5 minutes drive from the ACT airport. Three huge show rooms full of tabletop gaming and retail plus three halls of secondhand gear, roleplaying, cards, boardgames and specialty retailers you can’t see any where else in one place.

We will be in the second hall by the coffee canteen. Come say hi and meet the crew!

Cancon prize support

Going to be the biggest attendance at Cancon for Broadside this year! So we had better put up some great prizes!

First place will be a 800 point US Navy fleet.

Best painted will be a Mackensen battlecruiser.

Lucky door prizes will be submarines and Zeppelins.

Of course we will give away Pez prizes for terrifically bad dice rolls!

In the meantime check out this brush work and water effect from Broadsider Stuart:

AK water gel effects (Diorama ) AK8007 looks amazing!