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Ray ShinglerBy Ray Shingler
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Ray ShinglerBy Ray Shingler
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About

“I love the concept of Time Soldiers. It is brilliant!", Ken Howard said, CEO at Ken Howard Pty Ltd. "The artwork is fantastic!”

Time Soldiers is a turn-based game for 2 players (Axis & Allies) or two teams of up to 3 players each. Played on a board divided into 3 separate areas for temporal jumps (Giza, Egypt 2560 BC, Holy Roman Empire 1248 AD, and Central Europe 1945 AD), and 1 area where soldier reinforcements can be acquired by each team. Located in the center of the board is a time-travel port that transports soldiers through both time and space to engage in battles.


The primary object of the game for the Axis Powers is to finish their two-stage plot to rid the world of the human race in 1945, then time-travel to the future in 1946 to start a new supreme human race. The primary object of the game for the Allies is to locate the time-travel port, battle Axis forces to gain control of it, and shut it down before the Axis Powers finish their two-stage plot. If either stage of the plot is finished, the dynamics of the game changes drastically with battles in both time and space.


Players control and move soldiers of different ranks and powers in an attempt to battle and control element cards used in the Axis Powers’ two-stage plot, with movement and battle results determined by dice rolls. There are multiple successful strategies that could be used to win, and both sides have an equal likelihood of winning.

Time Soldiers game board
Time Soldiers game board

The Storyline

Set in time on May 7, 1945, just hours after the official surrender of the German army, this story explodes from the imagination of award-winning video game designer, writer, and 3D artist, Ray Shingler.

Allied intelligence has discovered documents about an Axis secret time-travel port, successful temporal jumps, and a radical plot to rid the world of the human race.

Panic and fear set in with additional intelligence about a missile, code name, "Der Zerstörer-X13" (The Destroyer), that was installed in 2560 B.C., and is programmed to launch in just 7 days.

Axis Powers' time-travel port
Axis Powers' time-travel port

The plot thickens as shocking news surfaces about the establishment of a German colony in 1248 A.D. and their plans to travel back to the future in 1946, one full year after the Zerstörer-X13's deadly virus has wiped out the human race.

The Allied plan of attack must be carefully thought out and executed. Any wrong move could signify an Axis win! All the while, decoys and Axis forces lie in wait for your arrival!

Allied player(s) plan of attack (not in any specific order)

1. Cracking Axis code
2. Destroy the time-travel port
3. Disarming the Zerstorer-X13
4. Locate the time-travel port
5. Master temporal jumps
6. When to attack, and when to wait
7. Stopping the colonization and fortification of a supreme Axis Power race
8. Decide on how many forces are sufficient to take back in time
9. Where to time-travel first based on Axis strengths/weaknesses on game board

Axis player(s) plan of defense (not in any specific order)

1. How many men needed to defend the time-travel port
2. Where to set up time-travel port decoys
3. When/if to destroy the time-travel port
4. Use resources to give the impression of importance to decoys
5. When to bring in more men to battle
6. Where to hide the time-travel port
7. Aquire and defend the 6 key element cards of the game board

View from the battle field
View from the battle field

The outcome of battles will change history forever in this Sci-Fi war game. Even if the Axis Powers only win 3 of the 9 battles that take place in Time Soldiers, it's enough to change history!

The game mechanics and rule set built into Time Soldiers features exciting game play from the first roll of the dice. Decisions need to be made on what to do, when to do it, and where to go right from the start. Like any war, there is a time to wait, a time to build resources, a time to retreat, and a time to battle!

Time Soldiers board game in play
Time Soldiers board game in play

Time Soldiers game includes

1 Game board (20" x 20")
15 Element cards
30 Axis figures
30 Allied figures
4 dice
Rule book

Ships with 2" tall miniatures of 5 generals, 10 sergeants, & 15 privates for both Allied & Axis forces
Ships with 2" tall miniatures of 5 generals, 10 sergeants, & 15 privates for both Allied & Axis forces
Allied & Axis level power cards
Allied & Axis level power cards
Time Soldiers wall poster
Time Soldiers wall poster
Time Soldiers t-shirt
Time Soldiers t-shirt

Why Kickstarter?

The initial release of Time Soldiers is well ahead in the planning process, but a project like this requires a long-range financial commitment. Prototypes and production tools must be created months in advance. This requires significant investment. The success of this Kickstarter will allow us to properly fund all the future developments of this product line.

Additional funding for this project above our goal will allow us to create additional board inserts (more temporal jumps), more detailed and revised character art for miniatures of our Allied and Axis soldiers, and other game-play accessories.

An additional benefit of launching Time Soldiers as a Kickstarter project is that it will provide us with valuable feedback from you, our backers, to help us direct the future development of an RTS video-game based on the same intriguing storyline.

What are the funds going toward?

Even though we are approximately 90% finished with design, we still need your sponsorship here on Kickstarter to help with all the manufacturing costs involved with this product, which includes board game, cards, dice, rules, box, and army men miniatures. We also have some art that needs to be finished, which includes a new design and look for our general, sergeant, and private army personnel for both the Allied & Axis forces. The goal would be to have custom-made miniatures built directly from our new, original character designs.

Additional funds are needed for searching and securing a trademark, copyrights, safety code compliance, and a barcode to name a few.

Time Soldiers box art
Time Soldiers box art

Who is Ray Shingler?

After spending countless hours during his youth setting up and battling with little green army men, Ray finally settled into a 20 year career as an interactive game designer and storyteller. Ray has also held the role of Director of Development for B2C and B2B websites for fortune 500 companies and a new project to create a 3D virtual world for kids.

Ray Shingler's public profile on LinkedIn can be reviewed at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ray-shingler/45/69/241

Risks and challenges

There are always risks in terms of timing with any game produced with Asia-based manufacturing. There may be unforeseen manufacturing issues and/or transport and delivery issues to our warehouse located here in the United States. Some unexpected delays due to customs clearance, strikes, and/or exceptional weather are always possible. They may have a direct impact on the time necessary to produce and deliver Time Soldiers to our customers.

We are always happy to refund pledges if for some totally unforeseen reason Time Soldiers can't be delivered.

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