project-image

Coalitions

Created by PHALANX

Diplomatic and military maneuvering in Napoleonic Europe. 1-6 players. No downtime. No risk, just fun.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Playtesting, playtesting, and even more playtesting!
about 1 year ago – Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 06:51:05 PM

Hello Everyone!


The Coalitions development frenzy at our office continues! While we're done with the core game and nearly finished with Ancien Régime, we still have to give more playtesting love to the Raison d'Etat and Realpolitik expansions. That's why we decided to extend their development until the end of the year. It doesn’t affect Coalitions, though, only our future projects – the start of Coalitions pre-production is still scheduled for January 2022.

The Coalitions Pledge Manager and Late Pledge will remain open until July 2022. You can manage your pledge there, or pre-order the game, including its expansions and add-ons.

If you have any problems logging into your BackerKit account or you still haven’t received the BackerKit invitation for Coalitions Pledge Manager, please contact us using the Kickstarter private message or simply at customercare@phalanxgames.co.uk. We’ll try to help resolve any issues you may have.


Stay safe!
Srdjan, Adrian & PHALANX Team

Development & playtesting kicked into high gear!
over 1 year ago – Thu, Oct 07, 2021 at 03:38:49 AM

Hello Everyone,


We hope your experience with the Coalitions pledge manager has been a positive one and you’ve managed to complete the process without any issues along the way. But if you need any help with the pledge manager, don’t hesitate to write to us at customercare@phalanxgames.co.uk.

On the development front, the work on Ancien Regime is progressing, though we’re not yet finished with that expansion. As a matter of fact, there’s still a lot of work to be done on all three expansions, a bit more playtesting than we anticipated to conduct in the coming months, and tweaking the gameplay so it’s just perfect and well balanced (you know, as all things should be) – but don’t worry, that won’t impact the production dates.

And here are some photos straight from our PHALANX gamesroom:

Take care and stay safe!

Srdjan, Adrian & PHALANX Team

Pledge Manager and Late Pledge are open!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 05:06:25 AM

Hello Everyone,


We hope you’re enjoying the summer and you’re are eagerly waiting for a new update about Coalitions. Without further ado, we’ve just opened the BackerKit pledge manager for Coalitions!

Some of you may have received the invitation to the pledge manager a few days ago, just before the weekend, when we were testing the BackerKit page for Coalitions, but most of you should’ve received it today. Please check your e-mail box, including the spam folder, for an e-mail from PHALANX or BackerKit concerning Coalitions. If you can’t find any such e-mail, please write to us at customercare@phalanxgames.co.uk.

You can also receive the invitation by inputting your e-mail (the one you had at the end of our Kickstarter campaign) on this website:

https://coalitions.backerkit.com

If you do that, you’ll immediately receive the invitation.


What to do in the pledge manager

1. The first thing you have to do, is to choose the language edition of the game and its expansions. Each and every copy of Coalitions core game and each expansion will come in the same language edition.

After choosing the language, you’ll receive a note informing you that the price of the two-wave delivery will be calculated depending on the destination country. It will also be recalculated every time any change in the contents of your order is made. If the shipping cost of your order equals £0, it means you haven’t chosen the destination country yet.

2. Then you can pick the expansions and add-ons you want to buy. You can also choose to take an additional pledge or additional pledges, including additional expansions and add-ons. Keep in mind, however, that the shipping cost is dependent upon the number of bought expansions, and that you can change the contents of the order at any time, until the closing of the pledge manager in July 2022.

Don't forget – each and every backer with at least a Core Pledge will get the Ancien Regime Expansion for free, so you don’t have to add that expansion to your order.

3. After that, you have to input your address data. Please remember to add a telephone number for the courier. At this point, we’d like to remind you that we’ll be using a regular courier service for the shipment of Coalitions, and that means we can’t send the game to any PO BOX, military base, or any other location to which the couriers have no access.

4. In the “Confirm” section, you’ll be presented with the summary of your order. There you’ll be able to see the cost of the entire order, including the shipping cost. You’ll also be able to input your credit card number. You can change the credit card or address information at any time, until the closing of the pledge manager in July 2022.


>>FAQ<<

How to switch pledge levels?

After completing the order, you’ll be able to change the pledge level at any time. You can do it by clicking on the "Your Pledge Level" button in the BackerKit console at the top of the page. After clicking on the button, you’ll get your pledge information, and in the upper right corner, you’ll see a button called “Switch Pledge Levels?” which will allow you to change the pledge level.

How to choose a language edition for the expansions?

Both the core game and the expansions will come in the language you chose in step 1.


Where can I buy a group pledge?

The group pledge is no longer available. If you’re interested in buying more copies of Coalitions, simply add the number of copies you’d like to buy in the Add-ons section. This way you’ll save on shipping.


I’ve pledged £1/$1. What now?

Thank you for your support and for believing in the project. You’ve received an invitation to the pledge manager, and you can buy the Kickstarter Exclusives in the Add-ons section. As we’ve mentioned in the campaign’s FAQ, you won’t receive the free expansions and add-ons that come with each core game pledge, but you can still buy them in the pledge manager.



Stay safe!

Srdjan, Adrian & PHALANX Team

Onwards to victory!
over 1 year ago – Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 03:29:20 PM

Hello Everyone!


This is it, the campaign’s end! Thank you for your unrelenting support and backing us with such wonderful enthusiasm, and for your insightful feedback and a number of interesting new ideas you’ve proposed – we will certainly take them into account in the next stage of Coalitions’s development! It’s going to be an intense year for us and we promise to use that time to the fullest, so that you’ll get the best game (and expansions) possible – beautiful, well-balanced and simply fun to play!


Daily Bonus: a special ability for a Spanish general

If you’ve been closely following our updates, you know that since the funding of the game, each working day we have had a new bonus for you. And today, even though it’s the last day of the campaign, is no different!

On second thought, though... it is actually different ;) This daily bonus is unique because it’s something you’ve specifically asked for. We didn’t plan to have it, but you’ve convinced us to create a special ability for one of the Spanish generals. But don’t ask us for details yet, we’re still figuring out what that ability will entail and before we commit ourselves to anything, we have to properly playtest it, just as we’ve playtested other generals’ abilities. At any rate, you won’t be disappointed!

Fourth Social Goal unlocked: Schwarzenberg

Thanks to your valiant efforts, Austria and its Field Marshal, Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg will not be left alone on the field of battle!

To reflect Schwarzenberg’s leading role in the War of the Sixth Coalition and the epic Battle of Leipzig, whenever he is supported in a battle by other nations’ armies, he will be able to play 1 additional battle card for each supporting nation. Moreover, his meeple will now be identified by a different shade of white.

By unlocking this Social Goal you’ve ensured that each nation in Coalitions core game will have a unique general: Napoleon for France, Wellington for Britain, Blücher for Prussia, Kutuzov for Russia, the Grand Vizier for the Ottoman Empire, and finally Schwarzenberg for Austria. It’s all thanks to you!

This is just the beginning

As previously mentioned, the development and production of Coalitions will take more than a year. A year we’ll use to the full extent of our abilities, of course! We’ve managed to plan most of the production timetable and we are already in talks with different manufacturers.


Pledge Manager

The pledge manager will be opened in the first half of August. You’ll be able to use it to input your address data, pay for shipping as well as change the pledge level and add new expansions or add-ons. The moment the pledge manager goes online, each of you will receive an email invitation to it. So make sure your Kickstarter e-mail address is up-to-date, that’s the email address to which the invitations will be sent!


Make Games Happen

If you’re looking for more historical board games, this is the place to start! The Make Games Happen program is here to help us measure the level of your interest in some of our projects that haven’t yet been fully developed, or the level of demand there is likely to be for a game that is out of print.


Currently, there are five games in our program:

·  Pursuit of Victory: a 2-player, 2-hour strategy game depicting the height of the Napoleonic Wars

·  Iron, Blood, Snow & Mud: a 2-player, 1-hour hex-and-counter game about the Eastern Front of WW2

· 1920: a 2-player hex-and-counter game simulating the epic, but relatively unknown Polish-Soviet War

· El Rey Planeta: a grand strategy game for 1-2 players depicting the times and the deeds of King Philip IV of Spain

· Freedom!: a 2-player siege game recreating the iconic third siege of the Greek city of Messolonghi (this is a reprint)



Stay safe!

Srdjan, Adrian & PHALANX Team


PS.

You are the best backers!

One day left!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 12:47:45 AM

Hello Everyone!


The last day of this campaign is upon us. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading our updates and you’re more than satisfied with what we’ve managed to show and offer you over these last four weeks. And if you’re still undecided if Coalitions is a game for you, today is the only day to make the final decision!


Daily Bonus: the 1813 scenario!

The War of the Sixth Coalition commences! This scenario begins with Napoleon, disastrously defeated in Russia, still in control of half of Europe, but facing overwhelming odds and enemies on all fronts – Britain in Spain, and Russia, Prussia and Austria in the east. Their combined armies outnumber the French two to one, but will this new coalition survive long enough to neutralize Napoleon? And who exactly will benefit the most from that outcome?

These are the questions you’ll have a chance to ask yourselves in the 1813 scenario. Historically, the War of the Sixth Coalition ended with Napoleon’s defeat and his first abdication. Will we see a different outcome of this scenario? As always, it’s all up to you!

This is a fifth special scenario for Coalitions core game. If you want to learn more about the previous four (1796, 1806, 1809 and 1812), check out Updates #4, #8, #13 and #16 for additional details.

Why Back Now? Here’s why!

The reason is very simple – you’ll never get this game at a better price! It’s not just that the game is offered at a considerable discount, you’ll receive some of the expansions completely for free. You’re going to save up to £51/$71 for:

- Levée en Masse (the alternate solo mode; that’s £10/$14 in retail)

- Soldiers of Fortune (the non-aligned generals; that’s another £10/$14 in retail)

- Ancien Régime (the first large expansion; that’s £21/$29 in retail)

- Diplomacy Miniatures (KS Exclusive; they’ll never go to retail, but they’ll cost £10/$14 in the pledge manager)


As you can see, if you’re interested in Coalitions, now is your last chance to get the best possible deal! And that’s just the Core Pledge – in the Deluxe Pledge you’ll save an additional £22/$31, for you’ll get the miniatures for the Soldiers of Fortune and the Fortresses Expansion Miniatures Set entirely for free!


Social Goal: Schwarzenberg

There are six nations in Coalitions core game and the only one without a special general and a unique ability is Austria. Time to rectify that injustice and elevate Field Marshal Karl Philipp Prince of Schwarzenberg!

Unlock Schwarzenberg’s special ability and a new shade of his white meeple by liking this image on BoardGameGeek. If it gets at least 50 thumbs-ups, Field Marshal Schwarzenberg will join Wellington, Blücher and the rest with his own special ability. How will it work? As always, you have to unlock the Social Goal to find out. 

Third shipping Stretch Goal unlocked!

Congratulations! By pledging £100,000 you have collectively unlocked a third Stretch Goal! From this moment on each backer will have £3 less to pay for shipping!

And there's still time to unlock the fourth Stretch Goal. If we reach £120,000 you’ll get a further reduction of shipping costs – you’ll have £4 less to pay!

Stay safe!

Srdjan, Adrian & PHALANX Team