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Ian Brody’s acclaimed card-driven Quartermaster General series heads into the Nuclear Age!
Ian Brody’s acclaimed card-driven Quartermaster General series heads into the Nuclear Age!
Ian Brody’s acclaimed card-driven Quartermaster General series heads into the Nuclear Age!
715 backers pledged £32,761 to help bring this project to life.

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Ian Brody's Quartermaster General: The Cold War board game

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THE CAMPAIGN HAS FUNDED! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BACKED US:

Stretch goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are UNLOCKED!

Thanks very much for your support, from all of us at PSC Games.

ABOUT THE GAME

Read the draft rulebook here!

Man vs Meeple Kickstarter Preview 

Bonding With Board Games have produced an unboxing video - you can watch it here. And they've produced a lengthier new review - which you can watch here.

Quartermaster General: The Cold War depicts the struggle between the aspirations of the Soviet Bloc, the West, and the Non-Aligned nationalist independence movements throughout the developing world. 

Armies, navies, and air forces. Red for the Soviet Bloc; blue for the West; and gold, orange, and brown for the Non-Aligned Bloc.
Armies, navies, and air forces. Red for the Soviet Bloc; blue for the West; and gold, orange, and brown for the Non-Aligned Bloc.

You will play a Bloc of nations: the Soviet Bloc, the Western Bloc, or the Non-Aligned Bloc. Each Bloc is considered an enemy to each other Bloc, even if players decide to cooperate temporarily to preserve the balance of power. Each of the three Blocs may be played by one or two people, depending on the number of players. 

On your turn, you’ll play cards to unfold a narrative of the Cold War – as it might have been. You may decide to use military force when espionage fails, but escalating tensions will reduce the penalty your enemies pay to use their WMDs in retaliation! 

Here are samples from each Bloc's card deck:

And these pages from the rulebook show the different card types in the game:

HOW TO PLAY

Read the draft rulebook here!

And here's an example of play straight from the rulebook...

First as a video...

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And then - if you prefer the old school way - as pages from the rulebook...

WHAT THE REVIEWERS SAY ABOUT QUARTERMASTER GENERAL

First up, we have Bonding With Board Games' unboxing and overview of our preview copy of the game. Check it out here. 

Bonding With Board Games have excelled themselves with a second, longer review too. Thanks guys! Check it out here.

While we're waiting for more reviewers to post their thoughts on preview copies of Quartermaster General: The Cold War, you can check out other people's thoughts on the series over at Boardgamegeek:

Quartermaster General (the original game)

Quartermaster General: 1914 (published by PSC Games)

Quartermaster General: Victory or Death (published by PSC Games)

We'll get links posted for additional reviews of The Cold War as soon as we have them!

Pre-production copy of the game on show at UK Games Expo in June 2018.
Pre-production copy of the game on show at UK Games Expo in June 2018.

STRETCH GOALS

As the amount of funds pledged rises, we'll unlock the following stretch goals:

Stretch goal 1: GBP £20,000 UNLOCKED!

Linen finish playing cards. We love the texture of a good linen finish, so our first goal is to upgrade the feel of our playing cards.

Stretch goal 2: GBP £22,000 UNLOCKED!

New art! Following the style of previous Quartermaster General games, our Build Army cards feature a generic image of a soldier. This stretch goal unlocks a unique image for each Bloc's Build Army card.

New Build Army card art!
New Build Army card art!

Stretch goal 3: GBP £24,000 UNLOCKED!

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE collectable card #1 "The Hoff". 

"Hasselhof on the Berlin Wall / Western / Espionage Use in your Begin Turn step. If you have uncontested control of Germany, gain +3 VPs. The other players may refer to you a “The Hoff” for the rest of the game."

Our artist is working on the card art and we will post up when it arrives.

The Hoff!
The Hoff!

We're hoping to have a bit of fun producing KS EXCLUSIVE Cold War cards for you, incorporating some of our most memorable iconic events from The Cold War into the game (just to warn you now, we sometimes pop our tongue in our cheek on these things!). They can be added to the game to spice things up, or kept as collectables. This stretch goal unlocks the first of these cards.

Stretch goal 4: GBP £25,000 UNLOCKED!

More new art! Following the style of previous Quartermaster General games, our Air Power cards feature a generic aircraft. This stretch goal unlocks a unique image for each Bloc's Air Power card.

Stretch goal 5: GBP £27,000 UNLOCKED!

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE collectable card #3  "The Umbrella"

"Poisoned Umbrella on the Bridge / Soviet / Espionage Use in your Begin Turn step. An enemy Bloc of your choice must lose 1 VP for each prepared Espionage it has. The targeted Bloc’s player(s) must make deathly gurgling noises for your choice of a maximum or minimum of 10 seconds."

Our artist is working on the card art and we will post up when it arrives.

Stretch goal 6: GBP £30,000 UNLOCKED!

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE collectable card #2 "Liu Hulan"

"Liu Hulan / Non Aligned / Espionage Use in your Begin Turn step. If an enemy has an Army in China, gain +4 VPs. Each enemy with a piece in China must admit to have been bested by a 14 year old girl." 

Liu Hulan
Liu Hulan

Stretch goal 7: GBP £30,000 UNLOCKED!

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE victory point markers. We'll give every backer three KS EXCLUSIVE plastic victory point markers which you can use instead of the card tokens included in the game box.

Kickstarter exclusive victory point markers
Kickstarter exclusive victory point markers

Stretch goal 8: GBP £40,000

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE escalation track markers. We'll give every backer six KS EXCLUSIVE escalation track markers which you can use instead of the card tokens included in the game box.

Stretch goal 9: GBP £45,000

????? Let's see what the Cold War Kickstarter campaign unlocks next ?????

OPTIONAL BUYS

To add any of the 'Optional buys' shown below, click the 'Manage your pledge' button on the Kickstarter page and add the correct amount of funds to cover the optional buys you wish to add. 

You will be able to select what this extra money is spent on when we send out our pledge manager survey after the Kickstarter campaign has closed. 

You may add any (or all!) of the following optional buys to your pledge:

  • Hold The Line @ GBP £48 (MSRP GBP £59.95)
  • Hold The Line: French Indian Wars Expansion @ GBP £24 (MSRP GBP £29.95)
  • Hold the Line bundle: The American Revolution AND The French & Indian Wars expansion @ GBP £70 (MSRP GBP £80)
  • The Battle of Britain @ GBP £50 (MSRP GBP £60)
  • The Great War Centenary Edition @ GBP £60 (MSRP GBP £70) 
  • The Great War Tank Expansion @ GBP £32 (MSRP GBP £40)
  • The Great War French Army Expansion @ GBP £40 (MSRP GBP £45)

Please note that all of the games shown above are English language editions.

PRODUCTION STATUS

Ian Brody has completed the rules and playtesting. 

Our components (playing pieces, board, cards and tokens) are all complete and with the manufacturer - although we hope that a few changes might be unlocked as stretch goals! 

Our manufacturer has been appointed and has already started  production...

SHIPPING

We are delighted to announce that we have dedicated Kickstarter fulfilment hubs in place for Quartermaster General: The Cold War, offering cost-effective local shipping for our backers in the following locations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, and the European Union. 

In other destinations, taxes and import duties may be charged by your local postal service. 

Shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign ends. When the Kickstarter campaign ends, we will send you a shipping survey asking for your shipping address, and our pledge manager will use this to calculate and charge you for shipping. 

Please note that the prices shown below are our current shipping estimates (which may change) for single copies of the game for our Kickstarter backers. If you add optional buys to your pledge, your shipping cost will increase. 

  • UK: GBP £3.50 
  • USA: GBP £9 
  • EU: GBP £10 
  • Canada: GBP £12 
  • Australia: GBP £10
  • New Zealand: GBP £16
  • Rest of the World: GBP £20 

RETAILERS

Retailers can join the campaign! 

Use the Retailer pledge with a commitment deposit of just £100. After pledging, please email Anita at PSC Games (anita-theplasticsoldierco@hotmail.co.uk) to confirm your retailer status and trade discount, and terms if you are a new customer. Remember to include your Quartermaster General: The Cold War Kickstarter backer number. 

When the products are ready to ship, we will contact you to confirm exactly what you would like to order and pay the balance due. You will receive one set of unlocked, free stretch goals per retailer and will benefit from the standard The Cold War pledge level price plus your normal trade discount. You will be able to order optional buys on the same terms. For shipping we are offering a flat rate of GBP £10 in the UK, USA, EU, Canada, and Australia. If you are outside these areas please contact Anita at the email address shown above.

Risks and challenges

We are a seasoned Kickstarter publisher, with 10 successful campaigns under our belt. Quartermaster General: The Cold War is our 11th Kickstarter campaign.

Unexpected delays may affect any production schedule. In our case, these would most likely be associated with shipping, manufacturing, or customs processes. Should any delays occur, we will endeavour to keep our backers up to date every step of the way.

Please keep in mind that the shipping date shown in our Kickstarter campaign is only an estimate. Also, due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in some regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others.

Please note that our game's stretch goals and final design may differ from those shown in our campaign – sometimes we need to make technical changes as we go, improve our designs, or find a better way to do things.

If you’re unsure about committing to our Kickstarter, please remember that you’ll be able to buy the game once it hits the shops, but without any Kickstarter exclusives or the benefit of special Kickstarter prices.

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