BARRICADES & BORDERS

A megagame of development and conflict in a 19th century world.

By Brian Cameron

London - 3rd June 2017

approx.66 player roles - FULLY BOOKED : WAITING LIST OPEN

A new game which approaches history from a different angle. The 19th century witnessed many changes both social and technological. Many countries saw the emergence of democracy and a shift in power from landed interests to those of the newly prosperous. The world changed with the widespread adoption of steam and steel, the coming of railways and the growth of armies. New countries emerged in the form of Germany and Italy and the race for empire became a race for colonies.

 

Barricades & Borders covers some 30 years of change in a word different yet oddly similar to ours in the 19th century. There are established powers and emerging powers who wish to join their ranks. There's a whole world out there, just waiting to trade their resources in return for a place in a shining empire (they just don't realise it yet). There's a desire by many to over-turn the established order and bring about radical change to spread prosperity and a wider franchise.

 

Yes, there's a world of trouble and strife just waiting for you to take control and bring about order and peace - well, once you've established your empire anyway.

 

To avoid historical hindsight the game is set in a parallel universe just a step away from ours so some of it may seem oddly familiar while other parts will be new. Only the essential background will be in place - the rest of its history is for you to write.

 

Each team will be in control (as much as governments ever are) of a state and responsible for its:

Internal policies - largely split between liberal and conservative
Industrial growth
Defence policy and armaments development
Foreign policy and relations with other states
Colonial development

Teams & Provisional Roles

There are two types of State:

  • Major
  • Emerging
ALBION
Head of State
Head of Government
Finance minister
War minister
Navy minister
Foreign minister
Ambassador
FRANCONIUM
Head of State
Head of Government
Finance minister
War minister
Navy minister
Foreign minister
Ambassador
RURITANNIA
Head of State
Head of Government
Finance minister
War minister
Navy minister
Foreign minister
Ambassador
THE KHANATE
Head of State
Head of Government
Finance minister
War minister
Navy minister
Foreign minister
Ambassador
EVZONIA
Head of State
Head of Government
Finance minister
War minister
Navy minister
Foreign minister
Ambassador
BURGUNDY
Head of State
Head of Government
Finance minister
War minister
Navy minister
Foreign minister
Ambassador
HESSEBURG
Head of State
Head of Government
Finance minister
War minister
Navy minister
Foreign minister
Ambassador
ROMANIA
Head of State
Head of Government
Finance minister
War minister
Navy minister
Foreign minister
Ambassador

 

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