Swords & Sails, Rewrite History in 1000 AD

Created by Jason R. Williams

Swords & Sails is an epic game of strategy, conquest, diplomacy and intrigue about leading your armies and fleets through medieval Europe in 1000 AD. Take on the role of one of the major political factions; the Byzantine Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the Fatimid Caliphate, the Kievan Rus' Empire, the North Sea Empire, the Kingdom of France, or the Anglo Saxon Kingdom of England. Make alliances and win as a team or win individually Using military might, political intrigue, and diplomatic savvy.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Mercenary & Privateers KS in final hours
16 days ago – Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 12:17:56 PM

Hello everyone, we are in the final few hours left in the Mercenaries & Privateers Kickstarter, and it is becoming a bit of a roller coaster and a race to see if we can get over that 300% funding goal to unlock the additional Armenian Kingdom printed minor player.

So if you haven't looked at the Mercenaries & Privateers campaign or have but haven't pledged yet, then help us get to the rest of the stretch goals and get a whole bunch of game for the cost with special discount and bundles exclusive to this KS campaign, only available here.

If you have already pledge, I want to say thank you, but ask you to possibly consider adding a new add-on or increasing your pledge to the (maybe $25 to $41 to make sure you get the additional free new Khazar Empire Minor player) or add the $10 for early shipment of in stock items to be shipped first.

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Mercenaries & Privateers funded in 26 hrs
about 1 month ago – Sat, Aug 21, 2021 at 09:57:51 PM

If you haven't heard, The Mercenaries & Privateers card expansion funded in 26 hours.  We have unlocked several stretch goals and revealed several more relating to two new minor players.  The Khazar Empire and the Armenian Kingdom.  We will first add the minor players as Print-n-Play stretch goals which all backers at the new recruits level and above will receive, once unlocked.  We will add a physical reward levels as these get unlocked above the warrior level, combined with the M&P card expansions (not revealed until after the PnP levels are unlocked). 

Help us unlock these two new stretch goals and grow the campaign bigger, if you have not yet pledge to the M&P campaign, now is the time to join in.

For all those who have already pledged, thank you and we look forward to adding more rewards soon.


Mercenaries & Privateers gains the #1 Hot List spot on Kicktraq Tabletop Games.
about 1 month ago – Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 08:50:35 AM

Morning everyone,

(sorry if you have seen this message twice)

I want to thank all of you for helping us get to over 88% in less than 24 hours and achieve the number #1 spot on the Kicktraq hot list for tabletop games for Wednesday August 18th.

We are trying to get to the $2000 funding level before 48 hours to unlock our first special stretch goal of the Siege Engine War card.  And if we can do this in the next 2 hours (in the 24 hours from launch) I will release another new Privateer card stretch goal of Rode's Raiders.  We only have a little ways to go, so if you have not backed, please come join us.  If you have already backed, thank you and spread the word around to get more people involved.

Below is the two stretch goals we are trying to achieve.

I again want to thank everyone for helping us get the #1 spot in Kicktraq so quickly.

And here is the link if you need it:   https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vrsoft/mercenaries-and-privateers?ref=4bakf6 


Mercenaries & Privateers S&S Card expansion KS is now live
about 1 month ago – Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 12:19:26 PM

And we are now live with the Intrigue Card Expansion for Swords & Sails.


Please follow the link and help us get to full funding in the next 48 hours and we will unlock the in 24/48 hour special stretch goals.

Cover for Mercenaries & Privateers expansion
4 months ago – Sun, Jun 06, 2021 at 12:43:36 AM

Hi All,

I have been working with Richard Luschek (Our S&S Artist) for a few months now and we have all the new art ready to go for the new expansion.

Here is the cover art with the draft Title art.   Please let me know which color choices looks best to you.

Here is a version using Yellow for the title:

 And here is a grey title:

 Thanks all, I will be sending more images of the cards shortly.