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Lead the 101st Airborne on D-Day in this solo deck building game from Stratamax Games
Lead the 101st Airborne on D-Day in this solo deck building game from Stratamax Games
663 backers pledged $29,228 to help bring this project to life.

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by Stratamax Games

The same team that brought you 

and now

Geronimo! 

Your airborne troops are landing in Normandy on D-Day!

Gather your brothers and move out. The success of the invasion rests on your shoulders!

As the Airborne Commander your mission is to seize objectives by sending your brave men into firefights. You'll build your player deck from the Allied cards in the drop zone to create an effective fighting force.

The more objectives you seize and the more enemies you defeat from the Mission deck, the more points you score.

Is a good Commander bold and aggressive or cautious, building toward a decisive strike? Only you can find out!

     The 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagles"

                   Hitler's Atlantic Wall

                            Normandy!

Each turn in Airborne Commander you draw 4 cards from the Mission Deck and fill the Battlefield to find out what Axis forces you will face. Each Axis unit left unchallenged will add disorganized cards to your deck, making it hard to mount a successful attack.

From your hand, you will play cards in one of three ways:

to fight Axis units in the Battlefield

to support Allied units fighting

or to recruit other Allied cards into your player deck.

You lose if you draw too many disorganized cards or fail to defeat enough static defenses.

Make it to the end of the Mission or Drop Deck and you'll tally your score based on objectives captured and enemy units defeated.

Screaming Eagle Funding Level:

  • 44 101st Airborne Cards
  • 10 Disorganized Cards
  • 8 Mission Albany Objectives
  • 38 Mission Albany Axis Units
  • 8 Mission Albany Terrain Cards
  • Airborne Commander Rules

"Airborne Commander forces you to make tough decisions from the very first turn. It combines the puzzle-like challenge of a solitaire style game with the deck building genre in a way that's fresh, fun and quick to play. On the surface it may look like a wargame, but I think it's a game that can appeal to a much wider range of players.” - Stephen Conway

I am not really a war gamer and certainly not a solo gamer but this game really grabbed me. Tense, interesting decisions. Short play time. There is a sense of building towards a finale like one of those scrolling video games where you are fighting boss, after boss." - Brian Current 

"I got a chance to demo this game at GenCon with the designer and publisher. It was a tense touch and go game even with Aaron there to give me tips on play. Commanders need to make tough decisions about gathering paratroopers or equipment while dealing with a constant German threat. The deck building aspect adds some "fog of war" as you never know if you will have the right combination of troops and equipment to fully deal with the mission. The theme was really present - I felt like a harried commander trying to cobble together enough troops to limit or prevent German reinforcements from getting to the beaches." - John Butitta

Shipping

USA: Please add $8 for shipping and handling

International Shipping: Please add $20 for shipping and handling

Free Shipping: If you pledge at the Corporal Level or above you get free shipping anywhere in the world!

Card Naming

Names will be listed as rank and last name.  Stratamax reserves the right to refuse names which do not configure with the game's theme and respect for those who have served.

Artwork

Signed Original Card Artwork by Lon

These are original oil paintings on 9" by 12" 140lb watercolor paper signed by the artist.  These are original hand painted works and may not be exactly the same as the finished card artwork.

Stretch goals apply to pledge levels which will receive one or more copies of Airborne Commander.

To Lon Brauer, our fabulous Artist who brought the cards to life.

Check out more of his work at http://www.lonbrauer.com

To Stephen Conway for our amazing video.

And to our wives and many supporters.

Risks and challenges

Risks exist with every new project. There are some delays that are simply out of our control. For instance, strikes at docks happen. We also delay shipments if production samples sent to us are not acceptable.
But this game is already completed. We delivered 100 copies at the Internationale Spieltage in Essen in 2014.

This is a reprint of an existing game. The only things left to create are the French Resistance and Panzer Mark IV cards in the later stretch goals.

StrataMax has designed and published games before. We are the people behind the creation of Tammany Hall and were its first publishers. We also designed and published Sheepdogs of Pendleton Hill (Association for Gifted Children Recommended Toy List) and Let's Take a Hike. We have licensed games to IDW/Pandasaurus, Rio Grande, Simply Fun, and others.

Thanks for your support.
Max Michael - StrataMax Games.
info@stratamaxgames.com

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