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Sails of Glory Scenarios Contest

sailsofglroyAres Games is holding a Sails of Glory Scenarios Contest where you can win 12 new ship models. Entries will be accepted untilMay 10th, 2014, and have to conform to the scenario format found in the Sails of Glory Starter Set rulebook and in the Historical Scenarios PDF booklet. Everyone can submit up to 3 scenarios.


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sailsofglroySails of Glory is getting a reprint in the spring, along with a new series of 12 ship-packs that will be released in May.

The Sails of Glory Starter Set is a complete game for 2-4 players, including four ships – two French and two British. Each ship is complemented by a specific maneuver deck and the ship log. The set also features a complete rulebook with Basic, Standard, Advanced and Optional Rules, counters and accessories to start playing out of the box in few minutes.

The initial reprint will consist of the Starter Set, 8 different Ship Packs, and several Accessories.

Age range: 13+, Playtime: 30+, Players: 2+. SRP: $89,90 (Starter Set), $17,90 (Ship Pack).

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Ares Games announces Sails of Glory, a game of naval battles in the Age of Sail
Based upon the “Wings of Glory” system, the new game will recreate naval warfare in the Napoleonic age and will be extended in the future to other historical periods

Camaiore, Italy – September 29, 2011 – Ares Games, the game publisher of the “Wings of Glory” series of aerial combat games, created by Andrea Angiolino and Pier Giorgio Paglia, announces a new game based upon that popular game system, with a completely new setting.

The game, to be called “Sails of Glory”, will recreate naval warfare in the Age of Sail (1650-1815). The “Wings of Glory” game system will be modified and expanded to represent accurately battles at sea between the large sailing ships of the past centuries.

Created by Andrea Angiolino and Andrea Mainini, “Sails of Glory” will merge miniatures, cards and board game mechanics, using the same intuitive system of “Wings of Glory”, which features a special deck of maneuver cards to represent the different movement capabilities of each model. The game will be supported by a range of painted and assembled 1/1200 miniatures.

”We’re very excited to publish “Sails of Glory”, and of the possibility of adapting the popular “Wings of Glory” system to re-create tactical ship-to-ship combat in the fascinating Age of Sail”, declared Christoph Cianci, CEO of Ares Games.

The first series of “Sails of Glory”, scheduled to be released in Summer 2012, will be set in the Napoleonic Age.”If the game has the success we expect, in the future “Sails of Glory” will be extended to cover other historical periods, such as the Age of Discovery, the Middle Ages and ancient times”, added Cianci.

Andrea Angiolino, co-author of both “Wings of Glory” and “Sails of Glory” declared: “Since the first release of “Wings of War” we were convinced that this game system could be used also in completely different settings. For years, the development was focused on the games of aerial warfare, but fans of the game created several variants on their own, inspired by famous animated cartoons, movies and books. With “Sails of Glory”, thanks to the creative contributions of Andrea Mainini, for the first time this is done in an official product, backed by the same attention to playability, historical accuracy and beautiful miniatures of the original game”, he said.

“It was very interesting to develop the Sails of Glory mechanics with Andrea Angiolino. The distinct character and the deep different behavior of a big sailing ship compared to a XX-century airplane allowed us to reinvent the game and to find innovative ideas, but keeping it coherent with the logics and principles that inspired “Wings of Glory””, commented Andrea Mainini, co-author of “Sails of Glory”.

About Ares Games
Ares Games is an Italian board game publisher established in 2011 to create quality hobby products for the international audience. Ares Games is the publisher of the award-winning “War of the Ring” board game and of the “Wings of Glory” range of airplane combat games and miniatures, recreating aerial warfare in WW1 and WW2.

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Ares Games, the new Tuscany-based game company, has announced their newest game, Sails of Glory, created by Andrea Angiolino and Andrea Mainini. The game is based on the popular Wings of War game mechanics. Wings of War was recently acquired by Ares and is being rereleased as Wings of Glory.

The news was released on the Italian website Gioconomicon.

Sails of Glory is a tactical game that recreates the age of sailing ships from 1650-1815. Reports state that miniature ships in 1/1200 scale will be created and used in a similar fashion to the Wings of Glory mechanics.

The concept is to use maneuver cards that are chosen in advance by all players. The cards are simultaneously placed in front of a ship (or plane) on a tabletop. All ships then moves according to the image on the card. Rumors of the development of a Sails of Glory like game have been circulating for several years.

The Gioconomicon article quotes Andrea Mainini, the co-creator, as saying:

“The distinct personality and behavior of a big ship is very different compared to an airplane from the 20th century and has allowed us to reinvent the game and find innovative ideas, but still keeping it consistent with the logic and principles that inspired Wings of Glory.” (Translation by the Richard Bliss and Google Translate)

According to the announcement, the first set of ship models will debut in 2012 and will focus on the Napoleonic era. The company hopes that the first set of models is successful enough for them to release models from different eras.

Ares Games is also the publisher of War of the Ring and Wings of Glory.