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Ironclads: Space Battles in the Victorian Aether

A project in Melksham, UK by Triple Ace Games Ltd

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Ironclads is a ship-to-ship tactical table top game set in a Victorian steampunk universe.
Backers: 180
Average Pledge Per Backer: £39

Funded: £7,098 of £500
Dates: Dec 13th -> Jan 12th (30 days)
Project By: Triple Ace Games Ltd
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Latest News

A MASSIVE Thank You!

January 12th - via:
Dear Backers, Thank you so much for your backing and believing in Ironclads!  Thanks to your funding we can finish up the game and get it into your hands. With that in mind, here is a rough plan on what we are going to do next. Kickstarter Payments... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #8 UNLOCKED!

January 12th - via:
Dear Backers As we reach the last few hours of our campaign, I am very pleased to say that we hit the 8th Stretch goal! So, we have been able to unlock the American University-Class Destroyer! American University-Class Destroyer This destroyer was... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #7

January 11th - via:
Hurrah! another stretch goal has been unlocked thanks to your efforts! This time, it's a British ironclad. Duke-class Light Artillery Frigate (British) Based on a modified destroyer hull, known to the British as a frigate, the warship mounts only a... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #30

January 11th - via:
Dear Backers! As we enter the final 24 hours of our campaign we have also reached the end of our thirty days of daily upgrades! BUT we have one more item to add to your reward! Asteroid with Glasshouse (terrain piece) A number of food production... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #29

January 10th - via:
Dear Backers Todays upgrade is a new Objective Token! Objective Marker: Ship’s Logbook A ship’s log, also known as a log or logbook, provides a record of events concerning the ironclad. In modern times, wax cylinders are used, with the log data... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #28

January 9th - via:
Dear Backers! We have an exciting game upgrade update today! Not just one additional model for your Ironclad games but TWO! Prison Transport Ship (generic ironclad) The use of forced labor (also known as penal labor, convict labor, prisoner labor, or... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #6

January 8th - via:
Woohoo! Congratulation everyone we've unlocked a new stretch goal! German Prometheus-Class Corvette The Prometheus-class marked Germany’s first dalliance with torpedoes. Constructed by Baumweisser Shipyards, the vessel was one of the largest... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #27

January 8th - via:
Dear Backers! Today's game upgrade a new asteroid type! Asteroid with Gun Emplacement (terrain) Naval armaments are unwieldy things and weigh many dozens, if not hundreds, of tons. They are usually mounted in turrets, with their firing arcs limited... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #26

January 7th - via:
Dear Backers  We welcome all the new backers that have joined us since the last update - thank you for backing the project! We are soooo close to unlocking the next stretch goal! Here is today's game upgrade! Gravity Ray (American armament) An... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #25

January 6th - via:
Dear Backers Thanks to all the new backers that have joined since our last update - thanks for backing us! We are closing in on the next stretch goal! Loot Marker: Crates Crates—also not to scale—can indicate loot markers or terrain, depending on... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #24

January 5th - via:
Dear Backers! We are into the final week of our kickstarter!  I'd like to thank all our backers for joining us on our Ironclads journey - every backer helps us to bring Ironclads to life - ok onto today's game upgrade! Wreckage Marker (Germany) The... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #23

January 4th - via:
Lightvessel (Terrain Piece) Under the Articles of War (Section 54, Paragraph 5), signed by all the major powers, “no lightvessel or lighthouse may be extinguished, attacked, occupied, or destroyed by any nation” as their existence helps safeguard... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #22

January 3rd - via:
Gaseous Comet (terrain piece) A small, icy body originating from beyond the orbit of Neptune, comets begin to emit visible gaseous trails as the Sun begins to slowly warm them. Comets have been mined, but it takes an adventurous crew to try and strip... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #21

January 2nd - via:
Lightsword (generic armament) The earliest iteration of the lightsword has a simple electrical plate and lacks any sideprongs. Although as powerful as the enhanced version employed by the Americans, it lacks the penetrative power to pierce deep into... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #20

January 1st - via:
Dear Backers HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope that 2022 will be a much better year for everyone and we hope you stay safe and healthy! Terrain Piece: Observation Ship (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE) Observation ships are also known as covert outposts, listening... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #5

December 31st - via:
Dear Backers! Today we unlock another stretch goal! STRETCH GOAL #5: MISSIONS This time it's new missions! These will be added to the Mission Book and will allow you to play through them using any of the three Factions in this Kickstarter. You won't... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #19

December 31st - via:
Objective Marker: Repair Station Ships need repairs, fuel pellets, and provisions at some point. The repair station, usually located near areas where ironclads might suffer damage (such as asteroids or aether turbulence) can fix any type of ship.... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #18

December 30th - via:
Dear Backers! Today's upgrade is for the German fleet - a Heavy Torpedo! Heavy Torpedo (German armament) The heavy torpedo (schwerer Torpedo) is a much larger version of the standard torpedo but lacks even the most basic sort of guidance system.... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade =17

December 29th - via:
Loot Marker: Metal Bars The final loot marker—once again not to scale—depicts pieces of metal. They can represent steel, iron, or lead, or more expensive substances like gold and silver. Again, a mission may require the Factions to salvage goods... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #16

December 28th - via:
Chainsaw (generic armament) The endless chain saw, now simply known as a chainsaw, was first used as a cutting tool. Designed to extract huge amounts of minerals, the chainsaw tore up huge chunks of rock. Unfortunately, it lacked any means of filling... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #15

December 27th - via:
Wreckage Marker (British) Mastery of the seas on Earth has given the British a head start in the race to colonize the other planets and defend them from aggressors. For a start, her engineers have been able to mount conventional ballistic naval guns... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #4

December 26th - via:
Hi folks, You've hit a new stretch goal! This time we launch a new American Civilian ship for your fleets. American Metal-class Mining Ship Mining is big business, especially where American industrialists are concerned. Everything from gold and... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #14

December 26th - via:
Dear Backers  We hope you had a magical Christmas! We present today's upgrade: Asteroid with Lighthouse (terrain piece) Aether lightvessels and lighthouses, like their terrestrial nautical cousins, are situated near dangerous areas. This may be an... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #13

December 25th - via:
Dear Backers! HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Today is Christmas Day and we wanted to give all our backers a very unique present! Todays upgrade is a special Kickstarter Exclusive ship - the Reindeer-class Cruiser! Reindeer-class Light Cruiser The Reindeer-class... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #12

December 24th - via:
Happy Christmas Eve! We have a new armament for the British! Armor Piercing Gun (British armament) Armor piercing guns have an external magazine. Rounds are loaded into a belt, which is then pulled through the gun in the manner of a slow-firing... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #11

December 23rd - via:
Dear backers Today's upgrade will illuminate you I'm sure and we are also getting closer to unlocking the next stretch goal! Objective Marker: Navigation Beacon Navigation beacons indicate safe routes through the aether. Most are designed for... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3

December 22nd - via:
Hi folks, You've hit a new stretch goal!  This time we launch a new German warship for your fleets. Damon-class Experimental Destroyer (German) Despite their reluctance to use weird science armaments in favor of tried-and-tested conventional... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #10

December 22nd - via:
Asteroid #2 (terrain piece) Prospectors, whether corporate hirelings or freelancers, scour the Asteroid Field in the hope of finding hints of mineral wealth. They perform laser drilling, plant explosive charges, and conduct geological tests in a bid... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #9

December 21st - via:
Hi Folks  We have a great upgrade for today! Grabbing Claw (generic armament) One of the first tools designed to fit aboard an ironclad, the grabbing claw was designed to pick up large cargoes. While normally used on freighters and fuel tenders, it... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #8

December 20th - via:
Wreckage Marker (American) Wreckage Markers are primarily used to mark where warships have met their demise. They can also be used in missions, such as marking a wreck that the Factions have to scavenge, wrecks that have been boobytrapped to explode... (Read More)

Dailu Upgrade #7

December 19th - via:
Hi folks a new day brings a new game upgrade! Loot Marker: Barrels When used in a mission, loot markers indicate trade goods that can be scavenged by either Faction using a grabbing claw. Barrels—obviously not to scale—might contain mundane... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #6

December 18th - via:
Dear Backers! It's the weekend but here at Triple Ace Games we are on duty with the next daily upgrade! Just as a reminder, we will be unlocking a game upgrade EVERY DAY of the campaign which will be added to every  backers rewards. We even have a... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #5

December 17th - via:
Today's upgrade is a small asteroid. This can be placed on the game area to create interesting obstacles for your ironclads to maneuver around.  Using a few of these asteroids, you can build a challenging battlefield in which to fight your opponent.... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal UNLOCKED!

December 16th - via:
Dear Backers! We've reached the £2500 stretch goal so we are unlocking the British Victory-Class Destroyer. The Blockade Breaker! The British Victory-Class Destroyer is equipped with two armor piercing guns that are mounted at the front of the... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #4

December 16th - via:
In today's Daily Upgrade we have a cool piece of terrain! Objective Token: Mining Station Surface mining is usually done by raking a grabbing claw across the surface or pulling out a section of the asteroid. A shaft mine is normally dug with a mining... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #3

December 15th - via:
Today we give the Americans their third weird science armament - the Amplified Lightsword. Tomorrow's daily upgrade is a larger miniature and can be used in missions. Daily Upgrade #3 Amplified Lightsword (American armament) Rather than having a... (Read More)

NEW Stretch Goal Unlocked!

December 14th - via:
We awoke this morning to find we had unlocked a stretch goal target! This means we can now show you the first of our amazing stretch goals. Stretch Goal #1: American Brave-class Corvette The Brave-class corvette was the American’s first attempt at... (Read More)

Daily Upgrade #2

December 14th - via:
Today's we unleash a German weapon! It can fire into three different arcs, which makes it highly versatile. Daily Upgrade #2 Multiple Missile Launch System (German armament) A larger version of the tracking rocket, the multiple missile launch system... (Read More)

Selling Miniatures

December 13th - via:
Hi folks, We've had a question about printing and selling the miniatures. Just so we're clear, you're NOT allowed to sell the miniatures as they are copyright (c) Triple Ace Games 2021. Thanks for your suport! TAG  (Read More)

Ironclads Update: Daily Reward 01

December 13th - via:
Dear Backers! It's day one of our campaign, we are funded and we thank all our early backers! Each day we will be revealing a new upgrade to add to Ironclads.  We even have a special upgrade for Christmas Day! Daily Reward 01 - Mortar (British... (Read More)

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