Shadow Empire Design Snippet #15

Snippet #15: Stratagems

This snippet shows a part of the stratagem tab. Stratagems can be played on zones, empires or HQs and cost political points. Here we see the ‘Send Spy’ stratagem which you can send to any visible zone. If the insertion of the spy is successful (skill roll involved) it means you’ll get recon points on the zone (and subsequently the empire owning it). Basically the spies enable you to explore the map without using military force. Furthermore more spies will allow you to get information on the enemy troop dispositions and economy. There will be plenty of stratagems available, but well since this is a snippet I am only showing one :) And for anybody wondering what the bar in the right is… its the items present with the Strategic HQ. It receives items from excess production in zones and sends them to your military and zones that have shortages.
Disclaimer: Artwork shown can be placeholder artwork and does not necc. represent the art in the final game

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5 Responses to Shadow Empire Design Snippet #15

  1. Russ says:

    Very interesting. I await this gem with open arms. I’m sure, from your previous games, this on will be wonderful. The in game goodies are tantalizing.

  2. stdwanze says:


    Food, H2O, Fuel, Amm seems to be clear what they mean, but the rest? Any hints?

  3. vic says:

    Metal, Industrial Points, Energy, Recruits, Colonists :)

  4. stdwanze says:

    Thanks, do you have an release plan? Still this year?
    Btw, reading now Pournelles Falkenberg’s Legion books after your “recommendation” ;-)

  5. vic says:


    No I think Q1 or Q2 2018 are probably interesting bets. But I have not given myself an exact unshakeable date yet ;)

    Best wishes,

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