In 1878 the Polish genius Rychnowski isolated an electrical fluid with remarkable lifting capabilities – a single, pivotal event that would change the world. The smartest military minds of the coming generation – Zeppelin, Jellico, Fisher and others – diverted their attention to the glorious new technological revolution and sea-going battleships were abandoned around the world. In their place, armored giants took to the skies.
In 1906, Great Britain launched the HMS Leviathan, the first of the "super air ships", sparking an arms race around the world. By 1910 the most powerful nations boasted large High Fleets, and the start of small skirmishes left the world uneasy... Welcome to Leviathans!
Leviathans is a game published by Catalyst Game Labs that simulates combat between warships that have taken to the air in an alternate history 1910. The king leviathans, the battleships, are the largest vessels. Maneuvering in support are the smaller ships of light cruisers, destroyers, and others ships. Will you captain your fleet for king and country, expanding your nation's power and becoming legend? Or will you fall from the sky, forgotten?
The Leviathans’ Lieutenant’s Manual is a 32-page PDF offering a complete introduction to the Leviathans’ game system, including playing maps, ready-to-cut-out-and-use Ship Cards and counters. All a player needs to bring to the table are a few sets of polyhedral gaming dice (D4, D6, D8, D10 and D12s).
James’ Fighting Leviathans: Excerpt From 1910 Edition is also now available.
James’ Fighting Leviathans: Excerpt From 1910 Edition is an 8-page PDF that includes four more ships (two each for the British and French fleets) ready-to-play with the Lieutenant’s Manual. The PDF includes full-color illustrations and histories of all 4 ships, Ship Cards and cut-outs for putting these leviathans into play on your gaming table. The HML Beagle and Montpellier are variations on the D-class and Grenouille-class vessels found in the Lieutenant’s Manual. The HML Courser and Ardent, however, are two new Light Cruiser classes. Add these vessels to your growing fleet to experience more of the fun of Leviathans!
British and French Fleet Boxes will be released in October 2012.
Each Fleet Box contains
4 high-quality, 1200-scale plastic ship miniatures for that faction (British or French)
4 new Ship Cards
4 new full-color Recognition Cards
a set of the custom D12 dice used in the game.
Catalyst Game Labs is publishing Leviathans under a Creative Commons license.
Leviathans Impulse Movement and Combat Rules, version 1.0 - This file contains experimental rules for converting the Leviathans movement and combat phases over to a more Impulse-based system. (Posted in compliance with Leviathans Creative Commons license.)
Leviathans Rule Summary version 1.2.
A compilation of rules grouped into the turn order. Hope someone finds this useful.
- Added Ramming rules into turn order.
- Minor edit to Ramming table.
- Corrected a render error in movement pivot chart.
The following FREE downloadable PDF product will lift you into the Leviathans‘ skies and game system in no time!
The Lieutenant’s Manual quick-start rules (QSR) is a 34-page PDF offering a complete introduction to the new, innovative Leviathans‘ game system, including playing maps, ready-to-cut-out-and-use Ship Cards and counters. All a player needs to bring to the table are a few sets of polyhedral gaming dice (D4, D6, D8, D10 and D12s) and in minutes they’ll be scouring the skies at the helm of several thousand tons of war-forged metal looking for the tail-tale sign of enemy smoke on the horizon.
Leviathans products (including printed rulebooks/sourcebooks and PDFs) by Catalyst Game Labs are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share...
Leviathans Arc Templates, version 1.1 - This file is a layered PDF which contains customizable damage arc and firing arc templates for Leviathans. The templates can be printed out and used as tools for determining arcs on the hex map during a game. For this version, Damage Arc Text for the Type 4 Leviathan was corrected. (Posted in compliance with Leviathans Creative Commons license.)