AOV Risorgimento 1859 Cover.

About Age of Valor (AOV)


Age of Valor is an expansion series for Age of Eagles II (AOE II is necessary to play AOV) that covers European warfare from the 1848 Hungarian Revolution thru World War I, 1914. AOV is primarily a digital publication PDF consisting of a series of separate expansion modules. For example there is a module on the Russo-Japanese War 1904 - 1915 and so on. The modules are sold separately as a digital download, though a more expensive hardcopy version is available from Dennis Shorthouse at On Military Matters and in the UK at Caliver Books-Partizan Press.

Product Details


AOV mini-modules are about 24 - 36 pages each and include background to the conflict, special rules or other modifications to AOE II to facilitate play, complete Leader and Unit Data Charts, access to an online reference library for detailed Public Domain publications and images on the conflict and more. Each mini-module also include one to four scenarios, each with historical background, special rules, both a full color battle map and a planning map (without units or names overlaid) and a complete set of color unit labels. Most modifications to AOE II come in the form of Die Roll Modifiers or unit characteristics. Simply play AOE II with these changes, and you should do fine. The expansion modules already published include:

  • the Franco-Prussian War, 
  • the Austro-Prussian War of 1866,
  • the Crimean War,
  • the Russo-Turkish War of 1877,
  • the Russo-Japanese War and 
  • the 1859 2d Italian Risorgimento. 
  • Before the Leaves Fall, the Great War 1914

Currently being finalized is an expansion module on the 1848 European Revolutions such as the Schleswig-Holstein question and the Hungarian Revolution.

A free Test Drive Demo covering the Balkan Wars 1912 - 1913 and the Battle of Lule Burgas is available for review in order for customers to see exactly what kind of product they will be buying, its format and so on. Please click here for an immediate FREE download.

Purchase AOV Online

You can purchase AOV mini-modules via the action button below using PayPal and your credit card. Once the order has been received you will be emailed the two files for each module within 24 hours unless otherwise noted. Now, two special offers to be aware of (read carefully): 

  • First, we will keep a record of your purchases and once you have purchased $ 12.00 US or more in digital mini-modules, any or all future AOV digital mini-modules are free upon your request. Simply Email the author via the Contact Us page on this Website.
  • Second, our previous sale that gives you a free digital copy of any one module for any purchase that includes an AOE paper product is now forever!!! Just use the Instruction to Seller block on PayPal or email me direct letting me know which AOV chapter you want

Finally, a word about copyright. Yes we know you can buy a single copy and then reproduce the PDF for your friends. And trust me, no one is going to come after you with a baseball bat or legal papers if you do. However, we hope the low price tag and the quality of the product will convince you otherwise, particularly given the two special offers above.  Peace.