Veil of Ruin

Moscow '41. Wargaming on the Eastern Front

A project in Italia, Italy by VentoNuovo Games

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Re-fight the single most important campaign of World War 2 in this medium complexity wargame, using wooden blocks for "fog of war."
Backers: 312
Average Pledge Per Backer: €105

Funded: €32,747 of €5,000
Dates: Mar 31st -> May 1st (31 days)
Project By: VentoNuovo Games
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Latest News

Success! What is Next?

May 1st - via:
We want to thank all our supporters for a very good kickstarter program: Thanks for your help and for spreading the word around. Let me mention and thank some of the folks much directly involved in this successful adventure: Jim O'Neilll Filip... (Read More)

8 Hours Left-- is there any "I wish I had thought of that" lingering?

May 1st - via:
With 8 hours left to go we are just below 30K, which is fabulous! The laminated Order of Battle and Player Aid cards are certainly within reach. We wanted to bring something to your attention. Remember, we have a guy helping us who has been around a... (Read More)

The Icon Sticker Sheet (and part of the "Fun" stickers too!)

April 30th - via:
Here is "near final" art on the Deluxe Icon Sticker sheet. This is the sheet that ALL game supporters get for free, as a stretch goal. (This is not an exclusive- we will be selling these later for 10-12 euros. The "exclusive" is that YOU get them for... (Read More)

STRETCH GOAL #12-- You Decide

April 29th - via:
We spent a lot of time considering our next stretch goal. There were some things we really liked, but they all involved shipping "across oceans" and we paused. Our helper tells us that many kickstarters are months late in delivery because of a... (Read More)

More Bits, Future Thinking (50 hours to go!)

April 29th - via:
Given that we are in the 'stretch run' on the kickstarter, it may seem odd to point out a small change and improvement over what we started out with on Moscow '41. First, here is a photo published with the base information-- Note the artillery and... (Read More)

Order of Battle and Order of Support

April 28th - via:
We have appreciated the discussion and private messages sent to us about prioritizing the stretch goals regarding the bomber miniatures (very sharp) or the Order of Battle/Scenario set up sheets (very useful).  We are taking an approach that we know... (Read More)

Video-- the "Pause" in the Impulses

April 26th - via:
Emanuele takes us to the end of a Tactical Impulse to show what players will be doing late in each turn, as they run out of the ability (or desire) to move and fight. This is how players take reinforcements, "refuel" their headquarters, and get ready... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #11-- Old Familiars, a new chance to get them.

April 25th - via:
Hello, Due to a national holiday and the whereabouts of a computer with art, we don't know when exactly we will get this posted on the "Stretch Goals" area, but we will get there as soon as we can. In the meantime, we will let you-all know what the... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 8 Reached! What is next?

April 24th - via:
We were very pleased to pass the 21K mark and know that everyone will now get a full sheet of Icon stickers with their games.  We will stock these later as an inventory item and they will be priced at 10-12 euros, so all you supporters are that far... (Read More)

More Video-- the Combat System

April 23rd - via:
With apologies for typing "Combact..." Items to note.  1. As we saw in the Counterattack video (the first we posted) when tank units attack in CLEAR terrain and the defender has no tanks, the attacking tanks get to roll dice first. Otherwise, the... (Read More)

More Wood Into the Box

April 22nd - via:
As Emanuele sees playtester reports and watches gamers, he keeps looking for ways to make things simpler, faster, more obvious. And toward that end, he is putting 8 more pieces of wood into the box. For River Crossings and Supply Lines  You've had a... (Read More)

DRAFT of the Moscow '41 Rules

April 20th - via:
Front page of the DRAFT of the rules. Here is a rough draft of the rules, via BGG's 'file' section.(just click on the picture!). These are posted on the VNG website as well, so you can access them in either place.... (Read More)

Video: Choices and the Tactical Impulse

April 19th - via:
Well, we have a work-in-progress set of rules we want to show you, but kickstarter does not allow PDFs. We have submitted it to the "files" section on BGG but this is not an instant fact, 7 hours later the file still is not posted. We... (Read More)

More Video-- rules coming

April 18th - via:
Supporters, Today's Updates was intended to be posting the latest iteration of the rules-- which are still a work in progress. But before posting, we spotted that a section was mislabeled and this threw off the "numbers" and would have created... (Read More)

Video-- Example of Play (and surprising counterattack).

April 17th - via:
Okay, Emanuele has posted a video talking through some examples of M'41 play. In this case, it's early in the game, the Germans have gotten aggressive (as they have to) but a bit careless and he sees the Soviets with an opportunity to counterattack... (Read More)

"Moving the Goalposts" (in your favor).

April 16th - via:
We wanted to make Update 13 lucky.  Below, we have re-posted the key part of Update #2, the Social Media Goals. Goal # 1 is reachable just from the folks supporting this kickstarter (easily, in fact, it is less than 70 fans away).  So for Goal 1,... (Read More)

Attention to Detail

April 14th - via:
One of our customers once wrote us a note we are very proud of. Part of it reads, "It takes me really slowing down and paying attention, but you guys put so much effort into making things beautiful...the little details. I think I may not consciously... (Read More)

Looking at the Parts

April 13th - via:
We wanted to bring you a look at more of what comes inside the box. You've seen the Player Aid cards and Map, but what about the bits? Here is one view. Lots of stuff in the base game! Okay, that's a big overwhelming. Here is a closer view of the... (Read More)

Adding Shipping (and One Cool Picture)

April 10th - via:
Hello, We'll try to keep this short and try not to sound like a nag. As we said in Update 4, we did not set the kickstarter system up to automatically increase your pledge amount for shipping. We need supporters to add this amount themselves, based... (Read More)

The Map-- and some Insights into the Game (and the mind of VNG).

April 9th - via:
We wanted to give our supporters (and soon-to-be supporters!) a look at the game map, and a look into the mind of the folks at VentoNuovo Games. Where many companies use Photoshop to make everything, we use a combination of Illustrator and Autocad.... (Read More)

Going big time for Ads

April 8th - via:
We'll keep this update short. We are launching a significant campaign on BoardGame Geek to promote the game. This should help bring new eyeballs here and boost the Stretch Goals for everyone. You can help (and enjoy more Stretch Goals) by going to... (Read More)

Let's talk about the game...

April 6th - via:
The rules for Moscow '41 are still being polished and streamlined. We realize that we have a mix here, of both very veteran gamers, and other folks who are not very familiar with war game concepts. Here is a little bit more about how the game works... (Read More)

5th Stretch Goal! And a Contest!

April 5th - via:
Hello everyone and congratulations on hitting Stretch Goal #5 in such a short time. We know the games will go faster now since both sides have a full set of dice in "their" color. Some more cool stretch goals ahead, and when we pass the next, we will... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Reached--More Added

April 4th - via:
We are delighted to see Stretch Goals 3 and 4 reached. These are "upgrades," and it means Moscow '41 will have two shorter scenarios included from now on. We find the Campaign Game takes about 2 hours, once players are comfortable with the rules, but... (Read More)

Shipping charges-- How do we say "Oops" in Italian?

April 3rd - via:
We are getting a lot of questions about the shipping situation and, after some digging, realize that we managed to confuse ourselves. We have seen kickstarters from different countries list funding in both the currency of the host country and "local"... (Read More)

Tidying Up

April 2nd - via:
Three items to cover...after saying  Thank You! We made our funding in 24 hours. Now it's time to start clicking off Stretch Goals and we may have reached the first one...but for... 1. Looking at the "dashboard" from kickstarter, we see a number of... (Read More)

Social Media Stretch Goals

April 1st - via:
Okay, the early support level and backer numbers are not bad. And we still have about 30 hours left on the “First 41” offer for that Fun Sticker Sheet—free with any support level of the game or higher.  But we want tom o a lot better and ask... (Read More)

First 41 Bonus

April 1st - via:
As a thank you for the ‘early bird’ folks who jump on board the M ’41 train early and encourage others to follow, we have a little thank you for those who sign on in the “First 41” hours after launch. We have created a full sheet of our PVC... (Read More)

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