Golden Journal Number 40
Soldier Emperor: Byzantium Eternal
Several times a year, when we feel like it, the Golden Journal brings Gold Club members a set of extras for their Avalanche Press games. Our new-model Golden Journal features a “real” booklet, just like a small magazine, and a small set of die-cut, silky-smooth playing pieces.
Our 40th issue tells an unusual tale of alternative history. The Byzantine Empire met its end in 1453, when the Ottoman Turks stormed its ancient capital, Constantinople, and the last emperor died fighting somewhere amidst the carnage. A few outposts would fall over the coming decades, and the Empire would never rise again.
In Byzantium Eternal, we add the Byzantines to our Soldier Emperor game, a Byzantine Empire that never fell. The Empire faced long odds in 1453, but it had miraculously survived even worse odds before. While it’s indeed improbably that the Empire could have survived another 350 years, it was just as improbable for it to have muddled through the previous 350.
Byzantium Eternal includes 16 new huge tiles (10 armies, six fleets) plus three leaders, all of the new pieces die-cut and silky-smooth. It also includes a large overlay re-making the south-east quadrant of the Soldier Emperor map, and a Byzantine Player Card. Byzantium can be played as a Major Power or a Minor Country. This is why we make the Golden Journal: to give you the odd things no one else would ever think to publish. We’ll tell you the story of Byzantine survival, and how to add them to your Soldier Emperor game.
How do you get it? Only by joining the Gold Club – join up and we’ll tell you how. There’s a shipping charge for it, but it’s so lightweight that it usually adds nothing to the shipping total when you order it with something else.
Limit one copy per membership.
Stock Code: APL6040
Status: Available Now!
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