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Leviathans: The Great War

A project in Seattle, WA by Catalyst Games

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Steampunk Miniatures game
Backers: 2163
Average Pledge Per Backer: $288

Funded: $623,103 of $40,000
Dates: Aug 2nd -> Aug 22nd (21 days)
Project By: Catalyst Games
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Latest News

We Finished! Congrats to eveyrone

August 22nd - via:
There it is! 623k and over 2100 backers. Truly an amazing outpouring of support and love, especially in the last 48 hours. After 10 years Leviathans is finally back. That just feels so good to say. Later this week we will have a post about what comes... (Read More)

600k: The world at war

August 22nd - via:
This is truly amazing and a bit humbling. With an amazing last day we just hit 600k, thus unlocking 1 Cruiser for each of the three other Major Powers of the World. All of these factions will have a wider release in the future but these 3 ships will... (Read More)

575 unlocked: A new Captain

August 22nd - via:
The British unique paint Scheme Cruiser has entered the fray. This model will be a little different from the other two as its Captain will not be based on a WW1 Ace. Instead, the Captain of this ship will be a Leviathans created character. Amil Dhar,... (Read More)

550k: The Novel Triliogy

August 22nd - via:
550k brings the William Keith Novel Trilogy into reality. These books will follow Captains and Emperors as they battle over Europe and the world at large. Among these Characters will be the new ruler of Russia, Anastasia Romanov, as she fights for... (Read More)

525K and 1000pt game.

August 22nd - via:
525 has been unlocked and with it a French unique paint scheme ship has entered the battle. Rene Fonck will be brought in to face down his German opponents. Similar to the Red Baron, he will come with a single Ship card as well as a Captain card,... (Read More)

500K Unlocked!

August 21st - via:
We started making the video of a 1000 point game at 481k and finished to see this huge milestone. What a brilliant end to a fun game. This Stretch Goal brings a crazy 5 models into Leviathans with a new Battleship for each of the Major Powers. This... (Read More)

The Red Baron

August 21st - via:
The Red Baron has joined Leviathans! Taking command of his own German cruiser, the Red Baron will have a unique red paint scheme to go with his vessel as well as a Captain Card for his ship, bringing his unique ability to the game. His card will... (Read More)

All in Pledge

August 21st - via:
It has been asked for, and so captains, we are here to provide! The “all in” pledge includes one of everything for the complete Leviathans’ collector, including 1 of every ship and add-on. This Pledge comes with a $180 dollar MSRP discount (and... (Read More)

450K: Operation Ragnar

August 21st - via:
And we blow past another Stretch Goal! Operation Ragnar has now been unlocked, bringing The Great War to the Scandinavian countries. This Operation will see the British and Russians battle it out over the skies of Norway and Sweden. This Campaign Box... (Read More)

Plane Token Set

August 20th - via:
The Plane pack has been unlocked! Planes seen in this pack will include but won't be limited to: Torpedo Bombers Machine Gun Planes Heavy Bombers Interceptors These tokens will add many more options for non-Leviathans support units. They are now... (Read More)


August 19th - via:
400k! This is a huge milestone, especially as we move into the final days. This now gives all factions 2 destroyers to choose from. Ship cards for these new ship models will be shared later but each of them will give new game play to that faction. A... (Read More)

Into the last 72 hours

August 19th - via:
We are coming now to the end of this campaign. And it has been a wild ride getting here.  We have some last updates and news to go over as we go into the weekend. Full game: We are filming and then releasing a full 1000 point game on Sunday. It will... (Read More)

Russian Ship Cards: Cossacks of the Sky

August 19th - via:
Russian airmen have been in the sky longer then the rest of Europe. As such they have the most experienced crew in the world. While many of their other stats are below average this crew allows them to punch with the best of them. The Russian crew is... (Read More)

You Asked, We Answered!! FAQ!

August 18th - via:
We have received a lot of good questions, we are hoping this will provide some answers.  What comes in what rule book? The starter rulebook has the rules for the game. It has brief descriptions of the factions, but that is it. The hardback rulebook... (Read More)

British Ship Cards: Range Before Beauty

August 18th - via:
As has been mentioned before the British Air Fleet is committed to range as its number one attribute above everything else. A fight with the British is a game of closing the gap before they shoot you out of the sky. The clearest example of this goal... (Read More)

Operation Hannibal

August 17th - via:
We have unlocked the highly anticipated Campaign Box! This is one of my favorite stretch goals as it will add a lot more play options into Leviathans for those looking for a less pure competitive focused game experience. Operation Hannibal This... (Read More)

Kickstarter Alert: Leviathans is Finally Here!

August 17th - via:
While at GenCon, my husband Jason and I had the opportunity to talk with Catalyst Game Labs about their ongoing Kickstarter for Leviathans: The Great War. We had a fantastic time learning more about the game, and my initial hesitance toward it was blown away. (Read More)

Italian Air Ships: Dreams of Mare Nostrum

August 16th - via:
Italian Ship design is both the simplest and most complicated of the major powers. As has been alluded to before, the most fundamental rule for the Italians is speed. From their destroyers to their battleships, nothing is faster than an Italian... (Read More)


August 15th - via:
With 350k unlocked I wanted to quickly talk about what you can expect from the two new destroyers that  have joined Leviathans. German Destroyer The new German destroyer will give the German air fleet access to its first torpedo boats. While lacking... (Read More)

The French Republic Air Fleet

August 13th - via:
Before going into the French Air Fleet, I wanted to let everyone know that there is a link to a How-to-play for Leviathans on the main page of the Kickstarter under the game play section. Here it is as well for those looking for it. And now onto... (Read More)

The Great Update

August 11th - via:
Got some big stuff to go over today captains. There's a lot of different things to cover so I have broken them down into their own categories for easy reference. How to play Within the next 24 hours we will have a how to play link on the main page of... (Read More)

German Ship Cards

August 10th - via:
Here are four German Ships for viewing pleasure. Quick note, small changes can still happen between now and production, so these may not be final drafts.  So without further ado... The German Empire  When building the Germans, we focused around two... (Read More)

300K reached!

August 9th - via:
With 300k unlocked we have added all of the Battle Cruisers into the game. We will show off cards for these ships later this week so you can see the role of these ships in the game. With this level we also get the Token Set, taking the Tokens from... (Read More)

Gen Con and ship model questions.

August 8th - via:
We are back from Gen Con! Thanks to everyone that came by and talked to us at the booth. It was great meeting so many of you in person. The reception from Gen Con was amazing. So many people were excited to see the game coming back and many more were... (Read More)

Leviathans: The Great War Brings Steampunk Airships Game Back to Tabletop

August 7th - via:
Catalyst Games is bringing back the Leviathans miniatures skirmish game. Last week, the maker of BattleTech launched a Kickstarter campaign for Leviathans: The Great War, a relaunched version of the tabletop skirmish game involving massive battleship-sized airships. The Leviathans universe is set in an alternate history timeline where empires clash in the sky thanks to technology that allows ships to fly. (Read More)


August 5th - via:
Hello Captains. This will be very short. We have added FAQs to the Kickstarter Page. We will also update that list as things come up,  so please check there for any questions you may have.  Soon I will cover the different play styles of the... (Read More)

Pledge Level Update.

August 4th - via:
By Popular demand, we have added two pledge levels to the Kickstarter. Veteran: $90 This Pledge Level is for those that want to skip the Starter Box. Includes the Hardback Rulebook, a Fleet Box and the tokens from the Starter Box. Rear Admiral: $600... (Read More)

Counterattack Unlocked. Italians moving in.

August 3rd - via:
The Italians have entered the field. With the Italian Fleet Box unlocked, all the major nations that are a part of this Kickstarter have been unlocked. This is a major accomplishment. This is such an fantastic place to be. Here is a turntable of the... (Read More)

Free Short Stroy

August 3rd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

The Major Powers

August 3rd - via:
This update I want to give you a brief idea of the major powers at work in this Kickstarter. While all of these nations of course have very similar goals and aspirations as their real world counterparts, we still feel it valuable to go over them. We... (Read More)

The British are coming....To the skies

August 2nd - via:
The British have once again made it into Leviathans with  own Fleet Box added to the game. With this both of the original factions are available once more. Alongside this, we will be making another free short story that will be provided as part of... (Read More)

Flanking Maneuver Unlocked

August 2nd - via:
With the 100k stretch goal unlocked the Russians have now entered the game. The Russian Fleet Box is now unlocked for pledge levels and as an add-on. Here is some art for the Russian fleet. Also unlocked are pins and patches for the the currently... (Read More)

Funded in 20 minutes

August 2nd - via:
And just like that Leviathans: The Great War has funded. 20 minutes. Just amazing. What more is there to say but thank you all so much for your support in making this happen. Even if we stop here, we still have accomplished something amazing. We were... (Read More)

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