Helius: A damascus Honesuki knife for your kitchen


A project in London, UK by PHALANX

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To the trenches! Waylay your besieged foe or outlast the onslaught of the invaders - only one will emerge victorious.
Backers: 751
Average Pledge Per Backer: £41

Funded: £30,670 of £20,000
Dates: Mar 26th -> Apr 10th (16 days)
Project By: PHALANX
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Latest News

The Final Day

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, This is the final day of the siege. You have taken not only the fortress itself, but the first surrounding stretch goal. Will you get the second? It is all in your hands now! After Action Report Vangelis has written a new part of his... (Read More)

I Had a Dream, Which Was Not All a Dream…

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, Today Vangelis will be available for you, running an ‘Ask Me Anything’ event at Reddit/boardgames. It is a great way to increase your knowledge about game design and publishing process. Vangelis has designed many bestselling... (Read More)

Great Protagonists

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, As the game is going to be published (thank you! :) ), today we would like to share the early rulebooks with you. Please note that these are at an early stage, versions that we have sent to previewers. Did we wrote plural? Yes, as... (Read More)

The Fortress is Taken!

April 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, Please accept our deepest thanks for bringing this game to reality. We had no doubts that it is worth to prepare Freedom! for publishing (the design and gameplay are fantastic), although we also knew that the theme of the game is... (Read More)

Fire your guns! Now!

April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, Thank you for your ongoing support. With 90% mark crossed, we are almost there. We can see there is a large following on this project, over 2 thousand people ‘liked’ it while the conversion rate is still quite low, compared to the... (Read More)

The Fall of Missolonghi

April 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, We have entered the final week of our campaign. We still need to collect the remaining 15% of the funding goal, to place our banner on the walls of this fortress. Will you be able to take it? Let’s ask the Sultan for some... (Read More)

Anything you want… (you’ve got it)

April 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, This is an update some of you were waiting for.  We rarely play solo at PHALANX, as we always have opponents to challenge in our office and playtest teams. But we often play with our children, as we have no less than 9 kids between... (Read More)

Risen from the Ashes

April 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, It has been a week since this campaign started, and we are in 80% of our funding goal. Thank you very much! We are happy that this ambitious, even if niche, project is so close to being funded. This baby just needs a final push, so to... (Read More)

Eastern Question

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, We hope that you had a good weekend, full of family and gaming time! :) But let’s get back to the trenches, as the enemy is coming! Victory over the first goal Thank you for fulfilling the first social goal. With more than 142... (Read More)

The Concert of Nations

March 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, The fourth day of the siege is just starting. With 70% of our funding goal, we are on track to get this fortress before the Sultan requests our heads delivered instead! With morale still high, we can move to the daily news: We have... (Read More)

Do you need yet another wargame in your collection?

March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, Is Freedom! an interesting addendum to your collection? This is an important question on an overcrowded market and overcrowded shelves. Today we will try to help you find an answer. For starters, we suggest checking the after action... (Read More)

Freedom or Death!

March 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, After the first day of the campaign we are in the middle of reaching the funding goal. Thank you very much for your support!  Please share the news about the campaign to your friends and fellow gamers. This will help us all to fund... (Read More)


March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Everyone, In this update, I would like to tell you how I want to use the success of Hannibal and Hamilcar to help other game designers bring their projects to life. It was in Essen, in October 2016. Almost three years ago but I still remember... (Read More)

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