Newsletter (6th November 2018)

Welcome back everyone with this new update!

1883

Finally we decided to start its production!

While we are still verifying the last draft of all the components, we are also starting to co-ordinate with the printer to begin with the final printing.

For all of you who has already pre-ordered the copy of the game, shortly you will receive an e-mail with all the payment details.

For who hasn’t pre-ordered a copy yet, we are pleased to inform you that the pre-order campaign will still be active up to 30th of November.

In the meantime, enjoy these new and never-seen-before “sneak peeks” of the components!

Baroque

This project is experiencing some delays. We are completing the final graphic art and everything will be finished by the new year, before you might expect… So, it’s never too late to pre-order your copy!

Wars Across the World

In November we will start to complete the final graphic art for all of the 4 games and we are receiving pre-orders also from retail shops which are very interested at this product. Furthermore we are preparing the pre-view to the system to better show you these titles.

So, take advantage of the pre-order campaign while it’s still on-going!

Aleph Game Studio and Dissimula Edizioni

We are proud to announce you the beginning of a collaboration with Sergio Schiavi, the author of the brilliant Radetzky’s March, to realize co-
production projects.

From our side, we will produce these two titles together:

 

 

Wars Across the World: Pre-Orders

Welcome back everyone!

As promised in our previous announcement, today we launch the pre-order campaign of the first 4 titles of the new Aleph Pocket Series dedicated to War Across the World by Stéphane Parrin.

In the last newsletter we told you that the first 4 titles will be:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Players: 2
Duration of play: 60 to 110 minutes
Series Rulebook (draft): clic here

For each title, the target goal of pre-order needed for production is fixed to 150 copies.

Your purchase costs though will change according to the number of titles you pre-order:
– 1 title: 22€
– 2 or 3 titles: 20€ each
– all the 4 titles: 18€ each.

Shipping costs will be as follows (for 1 to 4 units):

  • Italy: 8€
  • Europe: 18€
  • USA, Canada and Overseas: 25€

Every title will be published in a slimbox which contains:

  • 1 A3 format Map
  • 36 playing Cards
  • 1 countersheet with 108 counters
  • 1 Battle Card
  • 1 16-pages Basic Rules book in colours
  • 1 4-pages Specific Rules book in colours

So Hurry up guys! Order your copy!

In the next weeks we will give you a closer look on each title…..Keep in touch!!!!

Wars Across the World

Greetings everyone!

Here at Aleph Game Studio we are always trying to come up with something new to offer.

This time “this something new” is called “Aleph Pocket Series” and before going wherever you’re planning to spend your summer holidays, we would like to share with you what it is all about.

Aleph Game Studio is proud to announce the beginning of a co-operation with Philippe Thibaut (the author of boardgame titles such as “La Grande Guerre” or the most famous grand-strategy “Europa Universalis”) and Stéphane Parrin (Strategiae).

The first step to initiate the Aleph Pocket Series will be the production of the tabletop version of some titles from Wars Across the World, a famous videogames series developed by Stéphane Parrin.

This series distinguishes itself by having basic rules common to all titles plus a few additional dedicated rules for each scenario. The uniqueness of this game system is its speed: all the titles can be played in less than two hours, without leaving behind its brilliant gameplay perception.

Each title will be produced in a “slim box” where inside you will find:

  • 1 “A3” format map;
  • 36 play cards;
  • A counter sheet with 108 game counters;
  • 1 Battle Card;
  • 1 16-pages Basic Rules book in colours;
  • 1 4-pages Specific Rules book in colours.

By the last week of August we will prepare the pre-orders campaign for the first 4 Titles which we would like to publish:

  • Hamilkar 264 B.C.: The First Punic War in Sicily;
  • Tannenberg 1914: The Opening Campaign on the Eastern Front in World War 1;
  • Normandy 1944: The Greatest Military Operation ever done;
  • Six Days 1967: The Blitzkrieg in the Middle East.

Our plans for “Aleph Pocket Series” is to publish 4 titles per year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy summer holidays everyone!

1883: Shipping costs & Rulebook

Good morning to everyone!

After the first week, 1883 has reached 127 preorders!

Some customers have requested information about bulk of games orders, so we have decided the following policy on pre-order prices and shipping costs:

– at least 6 preordered games: 53 € a piece

– at least 12 preordered games: 50 € a piece

Furthermore:

ITALY
6+ games: 15-20 €
12+ games: 25-30 €

EUROPE
6+ games: 50-60 €
12+ games: 110-115 €

CONUS & CANADA
6+ games: 65-70 €
12+ games: 120-125 €

The shipping costs range indicates a possible future inflation. At the moment of shipment, the costs will be calculated more precisely and it could be lesser than the one expected.

RULEBOOK
We have quickly edited the rulebook we used in final playtests.
There is a lot to do, but the mechanics are all fixed.

RULEBOOK 1883 ENGLISH (playtest draft)

Enjoy the reading!

Build railways in Northern Italy!

As promised, today starts the pre-order campaign for 1883!

Manlio Manzini (1841) takes us to the Northern Italy of 1883, the year before the Government approved a law that allowed the birth of small local railway companies in order to improve connections in the peninsula.
In 1883 the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Modena are full of small, disconnected and isolated tracks.

Players: 2-4
Game time: 4 hours

 

 

 

 

 

In this new game, inspired by the very famous 18XX series, from 2 to 4 rail barons will compete to earn money and build the best bonds portfolio investing and operating on the Italian railway system from 1845 to 1945.

Will you be able to improve the railway network in this part of the Padana Plain by connecting  the most remote towns in the Emilian Apennines with the Great River Po?

 

 

 

 

 

 

From today you will be able to pre-order your own copy of 1883 at the price of €55 by clicking the following link.

Shipment costs:

  • Italy: €8
  • Europe: €18
  • ConUS & Canada: €25

For other destinations, please feel free to contact us; we will find the best solution for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The box of 1883 contains:

  • 1 55x69cm mounted map;
  • 6 counters sheets;
  • 9 Companies Cards;
  • 183 cards including: Locomotives of that time, Bonds Certificates, Events, Political Endorsements;
  • Currency Notes printed/customized with that Era graphics contents;
  • Player Aid Sheets for Objectives and Game Phases;
  • 1 32-page color Rulebook;
  • 1 10-sided die.

In order to produce the game, the pre-order phase has “made-the-cut” target of at least 200 copies.

So what are you waiting for….Get on board to get your copy!!!

 

Conquer the Holy Roman Empire!

As promised, from today the pre-order campaign for Baroque is starting!

Richard H. Berg (Successors III, Pax Romana, Blackbeard, Great Battles of History) has come out with another title in his decades long career, and this time he’s taking us to the 1650’s Holy Roman Empire, at the end of the 30-years War!

Players: 2-4
Playing time: 2 ½ hours (short game), 4+ hours (long game)

In Baroque you will take control of a German Princedom that is struggling for military and political supremacy, with the objective of being in a strong position for the election of the next Emperor!

You have to manage the income from the territories under your control, defend them from enemies and expand to obtain more prestige and power. You will build Cities, Fortresses, Bishoprics and Armies.

Generals, Bishops, Nobles and Architects of the era will be able to be at your side and at your service!

Which Princedom will emerge in this time of chaos?

From today it’s possible to pre-order your own copy of Baroque at the price of 49€ at the following link.

Shipping costs:

  • Italy: 7 €
  • Europe: 15 €
  • ConUS and Canada: 20 €

For other shipping regions, please feel free to contact us and we will find the best solution for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The box contains:

  • 1 55×88 cm map
  • 2 17mm counter sheets, for a total of 234 counters
  • 4 Cards of Major States
  • 77 cards divided in Events and Opportunity
  • 1 28-pages color Rule book, completed with an extended example of play
  • 1 6-sided die

 

 

 

Based on the number of pre-order (see below), other components will be added:

  • a deck of 43 State cards
  • a 55×88 cm MOUNTED map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pre-order has a minimum goal to produce the game and further targets to add improvements:

  • Vassal (70 copies): Baroque will be produced with the basic components listed above;
  • Field Marshall (120 copies): the States cards deck will be added;
  • Prince Elector (190 copies): a MOUNTED map will be done.

So…what are you still waiting for? Hurry and get your copy!

Newsletter (20th June 2018)

Welcome back everyone! After a few months of intense work, we’re back with some important updates about our ongoing productions.

But let’s take a step at a time and have a look at the two titles that will be available on pre-order very soon:

BAROQUE

Our first title by the great Richard H. Berg is essentially ready!  By the end of June and the first days of July the pre-orders “campaign” will commence so you will have all the information about this title and a little sneak peek at some of  its components!
But for now, just take a look at the amazing cover picture created by
Jessica Prando:

1883

Our first title inspired by the 18XX series is in its final art phase, so by the second-half of July we will start the pre-orders phase.

Take a look a our other future projects:

METRAS

About this project, we are evaluating together with the authors several options for its publication. It is not an abandoned project, on the contrary, we strongly believe in this promising title!

LA BELLE EPOQUE

After several intense playtests, the author decided to go back to work on the game system, so this title is going to take longer to publish.

We at Aleph, however, are not working only on the immediate present, but we have started to lay some foundations for other future projects! Let’s have a look at some of them:

RICHARD H. BERG

Other than Baroque, The Glory that Was Greece and 1813 – Glory’s End, the will to co-operate with this author continues and we signed agreements for other two of his titles that will be produced in 2019 (or maybe even before!):
– Conquistador, 2nd Edition: a new edition of the SPI classic Conquistador;
– Magenta and Solferino, 2nd Edition (the two battles included inside Risorgimento 1859, by GMT).

THE teasER CORNER (part 1)

What we can tell you is that we are going to start an intense playtesting of some titles of a very famous French author from the past, who has decided to come back in the wargames production, but with a modern approach. Without spoiling anything more, we are going to start for the moment with:
– a series of titles, with a common set of rules, inspired by a videogame series;
– a title about the barbaric invasions in Europe, inspired by the legendary title Britannia.
There will be a third title in the pipeline, but it’s still too early to talk about this one… sorry!

THE teasER CORNER (part 2)

We are also organizing a playtesting of very, very interesting wargame by a very talented Italian author.
You should have already guessed something with all the information we gave to you guys, right? No? Well…

What can we say is to just keep in touch for the next news!

Happy gaming folks!

Counter trays….Crazy about! (Part 2)

Welcome again with another little update on our counter trays.
As promised in our previous report, this time we will see also a couple of recently published eurogames so you can judge our counters’ adaptability with this group.

Empire of the Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite the large amount of components and cards, you may see how only 1 Aleph counter-tray can keep well separated and organized the entire warfare of the Pacific, so the box can be closed. Furthermore, the dimensions allow the tray to be kept on a side of the board to keep the components separated and organized, ready to be used.

Illusions of Glory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We thought to have seen already all the limit-situations, but this recently published title by GMT caused a little bit of a crisis. With only 1 Aleph counter-tray we were able to put all the units away, but all the information counters had no space at all and we put them in a zip-lock bag.  It is possible to do the opposite: keep the information counter in the counter tray (then put them on a side of the board for an easy use) and the units counters in separated zip-lock bags, so they will be more handy during the setting up.

FAB – Golan ’73

With this title, equipped with wooden blocks, 1 Camelot counter-tray is the perfect choice to organize all the components.

Time Crisis

Another recently published title with cards, mounted map and many big size counters. With 1 Aleph counter-tray we organized the majority of the components, with the exception of some counters that have been kept in zip-lock bags.

Pendragon

For the CoIn titles it is now clearly a fact the perfect symbiosis between 1 Camelot counter-tray for the game parts and 1 Aleph counter-tray for the generic counters, to be kept on the side of the board.  Also with this title full of components we were able to keep everything organized.

La Guerra di Gradisca

Let’s finish our little excursion about wargames (and similar) with this very nice Italian title, which with 1 Aleph counter-tray you can organize everything well.

Let’s move now to a couple of eurogames that we recently had the chance to play, and we very much enjoyed playing, that made us willing to see how our counter trays would work with the components of this group of games.

Kepler 3042

 

 

 

 

 

With only 1 Camelot counter-tray, space exploration has never been so well organized!

 

 

 

 

 

Wendake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadly the tiles dimensions of this game do not allow them to be put inside our counter trays, but 1 Camelot counter-tray for the components and 1 Aleph counter-tray for the resources to be kept on the side of the play area were particularly useful!

 

 

 

And that concludes this tour about our counter-trays.

Thank you for your attention and…. Keep calm and play games folks!

Counter trays….Crazy about! (Part 1)

Welcome again with our usual updates on our products!
Today we’ll take a look to our counter trays, paying special attention to the models Aleph and Camelot and how they can be used to keep the contents of some titles organized and divided.
In particular, of all the boxes “tested” by us, you will see how every box (with a very little exception) stays perfectly closed saving as much space as possible.

Twilight Struggle

For this test we used only 1 Aleph counter tray.
As you may notice, the width of the tray is shorter than the height of the box and on the side there is plenty of space to place up to 4 decks of cards. Furthermore in the picture you may see that there is even the Turn Zero limited expansion published by GMT.

 

 

 

Labyrinth

Only 1 Aleph counter tray was used also for this test.
Although with Labyrinth the quantity of cards (for this test we used the basic box and the recently published expansion) stops the box completely closing (by almost 2 mm), you may see how all the parts are perfectly placed and in order.

 

 

 

1989 – Dawn of Freedom

“Twin” game of Twilight Struggle, it has similar game contents, but a larger number of cards.
For this test only 1 Aleph counter tray has been used.
In the picture you can see how everything is perfectly placed inside the box (there is even a little space left!).

 

 

 

 

 

Falling Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s see how it goes with the CoIn games, in particular with one of the last titles published: Falling Sky.
This time we used 1 Aleph counter tray e 1 Camelot counter tray.
As you may notice in the two pictures, both the wooden pieces and the counters are very well placed, furthermore there is still space… so in the next few days you will also see the result with the box of Pendragon.

 

Successors III

This is a Legendary title which I particularly love. As usual we used 1 Aleph counter tray.
Excellent results!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sword of Rome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here we are (finally!) with our first stress test for our Aleph counter tray: Sword of Rome with its 5 decks of cards, thick counters and, above all, its mounted map.
Surprisingly only 1 Aleph counter tray was enough!
The fifth deck of cards was divided in 4 parts and the box closes perfectly, placing dice and control markers to one side in the space between the mounted map and the box! (see picture..)

Paths of Glory

Happy with the previous test (Sword of Rome), we did another stress test, again with only 1 Aleph counter tray: Paths of Glory with its mounted map, thick counters and 3 decks of cards.
As you can see, it’s another well-organized box, with dice and trenches [markers] placed between the folded map and the box.

 

 

Virgin Queen

Finally, to test a 3“-Deep Box with lots of counters, playing aids, decks of cards and mounted map, we chose Virgin Queen, using 1 Aleph counter tray e 1 Camelot counter tray.

 

Another excellent result!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And that’s all for now. We’ll be waiting for you for other tests of our counter trays, especially with some eurogames titles!