Academy Games Raid Kickstarter With 878 Vikings: Invasions Of England

March 18, 2017 by brennon

Keeping us in the Viking spirit with SAGA fresh in the minds and The Last Kingdom back on the BBC we have Academy Games coming to Kickstarter with their latest project, 878 Vikings – Invasions Of England.

878 Vikings - Invasion Of England

In this game, you play in in teams as you struggle for control of England with the Vikings and their Berserkers facing off against the Saxon Huscarls and Thegns. You will be battling it out each phase to raise soldiers to your banner, moving around the board to capture settlements and playing event cards from your hand to turn the tide of war in your favour.

878 Vikings - Invasion Of England (Board)

I like the idea of this being a team game where you can have players working together and planning out strategies. It feels more in keeping with the period with the various leaders having to work out their differences and hold back the advancing Viking forces.

Pledges & Add-Ons

There are a few different levels you can pledge at for this game and I’ve taken both extreme ends of the spectrum here…

Pledge Levels

Pledge Levels High

As you can see you can get the game for relatively cheap as part of this project which also includes a bunch of stretch goals and more. Going all in, however, adds more to your list of goodies including that rather epic 54mm West Britain Duel…

54mm Detailed Scale Model Diorama

..and who could pass up adding these plastic miniatures into the game as your leader tokens as the armies march around the battlefields of England?

Leader Miniatures

This game feels like it would be a great ‘Historical’ dip into the world of Vikings as you wage war for the different Kingdoms. You never know, you might end up learning something about the conflicts of the period from this game.

The tug of war style way that the game plays out and the team based mechanics in here really sell this as a strategic game to take a closer look at.

What do you think?

"...who could pass up adding these plastic miniatures into the game as your leader tokens as the armies march around the battlefields of England?"