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My Knights of Honor Grand Strategy Board Game

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Since I have a bit more time recently for my hobbies and stuff, I decided to make a medieval grand strategy board game for personal use.

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The goal of the game is to collect 25 points of prestige by occupying land, fighting against the other player, competing missions, sabotage, trade and random events. Another option to win could be to annex the other player, though that may not be always possible.

The map of Europe is around 900 AD and has close to 80 provinces. Historical and geographical accuracy is often sacrificed in order to keep the things simple. If someone is interested I may post more details about the gameplay and the rules...

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That seems really good game. It looks like an extended version of one Bulgarian board game - Battle for the Balkans: The Age of Kaloyan, but the differences are: the period is earlier, it has dice, it has much more territories. I don't know how many civilizations/kingdoms will be, but it seems to be very amazing game. I'm sure there are rules somewhere, but they are not shown. You should really publish this board game. I'm sure you will get many things, if you do that, especially from the true lovers of KoH (that includes me, of course :) ). I like the computer game, but I also like board games, so I would like to buy that one. Good luck with the development and building this game, if it is not ready to play!

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Hey guys, just to be clear, I am not in position to sell or publish this game 😂😂😂, though I appreciate the comments. I made this for personal fun and to play it with my son and at some point it became very enjoyable for me and decided to share it here.

@Presley I cannot say if my game is very similar to Battle for the Balkans: The Age of Kaloyan as I haven't played it yet [unfortunately], but for sure I used it for inspiration and included some ideas. As for the kingdoms and the rules, my goal for the current map is to print content for all "colouredcountries. Which means:

Bulgaria

Byzantine Empire

East Francia (Germany)

Mamluks

Denmark

Wessex

Italy

West Francia (France)

Asturias

Tunis

Cordoba

Great Moravia

Kievan Rus

Khazars

All "white" provinces are designed to be OPM independent nations (Each province is different nation. i.e. Ireland, Mercia, etc.)

What I mean by content?

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Currently the player has a pack with 15 flags, 10 armies and 5 boats to hire, castles and coastal forts to build, and a set of 4 or 5 Missions. The missions are following an expansion line where upon a completion of a mission the player gets the next one. By completing all the missions the player usually uses almost all of the flags and accumulates around 15-20 Prestige points [I may rename this to Kingdom Power to sound more KOH like]. To get the rest of the points until 25 the player should find creative ways to do it as further expansion is almost impossible.

One of my main goals was to not allow players to attack random nations and blob on the map just for the sake of blobbing so I added  limitations:

  • Players have only 15 flags 
  • Players could only attack neutral kingdoms (the list above) if they have a legitimate reason to do it such as Territorial Claim from the missions or Trade Dispute - They are allowed to attack their rival's trading partners. The goal is to fully occupy the trading partner of the rival and then they get the trading card for themselves. The other player should try to defend their trading partners as they lose prestige points when a province is occupied. Annexation of provinces is not allowed if is used Trade Dispute.
  • Player is allowed to attack OPM nations
  • Aggressive Expansion - Attacking a kingdom without having a Claim from a mission is considered as an aggressive act and it costs Prestige points. The AE penalty applies when a player attacks an OPM nation or uses Trade Dispute.

 

There are of course many other things to mention, but I don't want to make this post very long.

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I repainted the map last week. Now it's a bit more accurate (probably), at least it looks much better.

Here's WiP. First I printed a map on 4 sheets of paper - the map was cut into 4 images. Then I copied that on the board and repeated the sea borders. After that it was time for drawing province borders and painting. The entire map took me about lets say 15-20h. Not sure exactly, but it was fun to do it.

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