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backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 3 2018 6:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Welcome to Panzer Orders Tank Battles, a World War 2 card game. This is a stand alone game for solitaire and two-players and is fully compatible with the other Panzer Orders games and expansions. This game also includes some new gameplay mechanics and special scenarios to add to the Panzer Orders range.

The game is quick to setup and play, it takes around 30 minutes to play a game and comes complete with everything you need.

You can combine two copies of the game to make either larger or tank-vs-tank games for both solo or multiplayer games or combine this game with existing Panzer Orders games.

German Panzer IV
German Panzer IV

Game Contents - With the game you will receive two decks of cards - one deck for the Soviets and one for the Germans, plus rule summary cards (56 cards in total). You also get a full set of the rules plus a dice - everything you need to play.

Example of some of the German forces
Example of some of the German forces
Example of some of the Soviet forces
Example of some of the Soviet forces

This game is the third game in the series following my previous Kickstarters which shipped successfully and on time. 

Two-Player Game in Progress
Two-Player Game in Progress

This project developed from my love of WW2 history, wargaming, card and board games.

German Jagdpanther
German Jagdpanther

Reviews

You can check out reviews for the first Panzer Orders game (which uses the same rules as this one) at Armchair General:

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/panzer-orders-card-game-is-a-blast-card-game-review.htm "Stunning artwork; fast dynamic play" Armchair General Rating: 90%

Soviet KV-1
Soviet KV-1

Pledge Levels

You can pledge for the complete game, two copies of the game (ideal for those larger games) and Fine Art Prints.

Early Bird - there is a choice of Early Bird pledges that include a BONUS special limited edition card, EXCLUSIVE to this Kickstarter (won't be available anywhere else!) This card will feature the Panzer IV artwork below. 

Panzer IV art for the Early Bird Exclusive
Panzer IV art for the Early Bird Exclusive

Fine Art Prints - These are printed on 300 GSM fine art paper by a professional art printing company I have worked with in the past, and look stunning. I can print any artwork from the game. Please just message me with any questions.

Soviet T34
Soviet T34

Stretch Goals

There are a series of stretch goals for the game, all aimed at introducing limited edition cards specific to this Kickstarter and new card artwork variants. 

£1000 - German Art variant  - UNLOCKED

Stretch Goal Unlocked! Panzer III art variant!
Stretch Goal Unlocked! Panzer III art variant!

£2000 - Soviet Art variant - UNLOCKED

£3000 - Additional Limited Edition BONUS CARD for the German Deck EXCLUSIVE to this Kickstarter. - UNLOCKED

Additional Bonus Card unlocked featuring a Hetzer!
Additional Bonus Card unlocked featuring a Hetzer!

£4000 - German Art variant - UNLOCKED

£5000 - Soviet Art variant

£6000 - Additional Limited Edition BONUS CARD for the Soviet Deck EXCLUSIVE to this Kickstarter. 

German Panther
German Panther

Rules

Following the initial launch of the first Panzer Orders game I have had some feedback from the community both for additional rules and rule clarifications. I have published both rule FAQs, rule cards, counters and a revised set of rules that players can download from Boardgamegeek (or if you'd rather just message me and I will email you a complete set of the rules).

For a complete set of Panzer Orders rules please visit:

CLICK HERE for the PDF of the pre-release rules

The game comes complete with the following rules sets:

1. Two-Player Basic Rules which are ideal for quick, decisive games to learn the basics of Panzer Orders. 

For a video that describes the cards and the setup turn check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxb3Cyp7Pjw

For a video that describes the Turn sequence and how combat works check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW8J0v_0X_M

2. Two-Player Advance Rules are great for a deeper and longer game with more strategic choices and introduce a variety of new rules to the game. For a video check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JkWVMk5KTk

This game also introduces Bravery Points which can be used to re-roll failed dice. For a video check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxB5jxFJFII

German Tiger
German Tiger

 3. Solitaire Rules are a complete stand alone solo game where you choose your deck and battle against the game. For an overview video check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TfWaWZWtz0

There are also special Solitaire scenarios for the game. For an example of one of these scenarios check out the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cz53wBkSAE

In all these rule sets there are foundation rules that apply to all the different ways of playing the game. In addition to these rules there are also variant rules, different ideas both in the rules themselves and additions from the Panzer Orders community.

German Tiger II
German Tiger II

The Cards

The game is made up of two types of card, Infantry and Vehicle. In the top right of the cards there are two numbers. In the photo below on the German Infantry card there is a 6/4 - the first number is the dice roll required on a regular six sided dice to hit an opponents Vehicle card and the second number required to hit an opponents Infantry card.

Examples of some of the cards from the game
Examples of some of the cards from the game

In the bottom right of the card there are any Special Rules (which are fully detailed in the game rules) and the bottom left the points for that card. These points can be used to build decks with more powerful cards being more expensive in points than regular infantry cards, for example. The circled number (which indicates this card is a vehicle card - a +1 in the Tiger card in the photo above) is used in combat and gives heavily armoured tanks a better chance for survival.

Soviet KV-2
Soviet KV-2

Thanks!

Please do not hesitate to ask with any questions. My Panzer Orders WW2 art and game design Facebook page is

https://www.facebook.com/worldwarIIart/

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank the countless individuals who have supported and helped me with this project. In particular I'd like to thank all my supporters and followers on my Facebook page, fellow game creators and publishers, family and friends.

There are too many people to mention but the game and history education resources online are second to none so I want to say a big thank to the particular sites, Facebook pages and groups whose members I am incredibly grateful to:

theplayers'aid.com, Solitaire Wargames, Wargamers, Boardgamegeek.com, WW2 Everything, tank-hunter.com, tanks-encyclopedia.com

Through games and my art my mission is to help keep World War 2 history alive.

Thanks so much for looking at my Kickstarter!

Soviet SU-152
Soviet SU-152

Risks and challenges

We have tried to minimise the risks associated with this project and having collaborated on a past Kickstarter project learned a lot from that experience.
With this game, all the illustration art is done and complete - we have a printers in the UK ready to print the game, who we have worked with before. The printers specialise in card games and can print any print run from literally one copy, so I have no minimum order quantity. We have done a print test to ensure that the cards look great. In addition we have factored in extra time, just to be sure. Creating this game has taken thousands, tens of thousands of hours in creating the art, designing the game and putting everything together so we are fully committed into getting this game into your hands!

Thanks so much for your support and taking the time to looking at my work!

Matt

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