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Building on the success of theWW2 game Quartermaster General, Victory or Death is the next game in the Quartermaster General series
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PSC Games is delighted to present our new boardgame , Quartermaster General: Victory or Death, The Peloponnesian War by Ian Brody

Victory or Death, The Peloponnesian War, is the next game in the Quartermaster General Series. It is a card driven/hand management/area control eurogame/wargame for 2 to 4 players playing on two teams, and takes about 90 minutes to two hours to play. On one side are the Athenians and the Delian League, the Demos team; against them, the Oligarchs of Sparta and Corinth are teamed.

Factions
Factions
Land Battle card
Land Battle card

Like Quartermaster General did with World War II, Victory or Death immerses the player in a believable, alternate narrative of history. Like Quartermaster General, you will be able to start playing quickly, as the rules are simple and easy to learn. Mastery comes through repeated play, as you learn the various cards and combinations available in the four decks.

Sea Battle card
Sea Battle card

The Peloponnesian War is a great setting for a historical game, having two evenly matched factions with very differing capabilities. Athens (and the Delian League, including Corcyra) commanded the seas, and relied on trade to feed their masses.On land, the Spartan phalanx was virtually unbeatable, as all adult Spartan male citizens were professional soldiers.

Game board
Game board

Players of Quartermaster General will find most of the concepts familiar. Since the game has a smaller maximum player count, the amount of activity during a turn has been slightly increased.For example, after the Play step there is a Planning step, when you can place a Prepare card on the table. Prepare cards in Victory or Death work a lot like Response Cards in Quartermaster General, but have a much broader scope of application. Many Prepare cards are used during the Strategy step, which is at the beginning of a player's turn. Much of the game play is structured around putting together effective combinations of played cards and prepared cards. Below is an extended example of play (the card artwork isn't quite finished!):-

Example of a turn
Example of a turn

Supply is also different in Victory or Death, to reflect the era of the setting. War bands set out on campaigns to specific locations to do battle or besiege a city. More important than controlling all of the areas behind the front line was having a network of allies and bought friends.

Supply example
Supply example

Other changes include greater differentiation between the capabilities of the pieces, to reflect the scale and period of the game. There is also more opportunity to use cards during your turn, which allows the players to set the tempo their own game. It also reduces the amount of luck significantly, compared to Quartermaster General.

Muster card
Muster card

Finally, scoring is generally only done once every three rounds, putting a campaign based feel to the three round intervals, and requiring greater strategic planning.

Victory or Death has been thoroughly playtested and we have had a lot of great feedback about how the game plays, including the level of decision making and the payoff for clever planning. Like Quartermaster General, it still straddles the line between eurogame and wargame. But unlike Quartermaster General, it will come with a phalanx of awesome plastic hoplites and triremes!

We have also had good feedback about our interpretation of the period. Each one of the cards is appropriately drawn from classical literature, described as the authors of the period did. We believe the cards will inspire the imagination even for those who know little of the period.

STRETCH GOALS:-

GBP 8,000   - Upgrade to plastic Hoplites - UNLOCKED!

Plastic Hoplite piece upgrade
Plastic Hoplite piece upgrade

GBP 11,000 - Upgrade to plastic Triremes - UNLOCKED!

Plastic Trireme
Plastic Trireme

GBP 13,000 - Upgrade to plastic Cities - UNLOCKED!

Plastic City piece upgrade
Plastic City piece upgrade

GBP 15,000 - Upgrade to plastic Bribery tokens - UNLOCKED!

Plastic Bribery token upgrade
Plastic Bribery token upgrade

GBP 17,000 - Shield stickers for Hoplites (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE) - UNLOCKED!

GBP 20,000 - Upgrade to plastic resin greek column victory point markers (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE) - UNLOCKED!

Plastic resin Victory point marker upgrade
Plastic resin Victory point marker upgrade

GBP 27,000 - Upgrade to plastic resin sundial turn markers (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE)

Plastic resin Turn marker upgrade
Plastic resin Turn marker upgrade

GBP 30,000 - Extra rule tile (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE)

GBP 35,000 - custom plastic tray to hold components

GBP 45,000 - Different plastic resin hoplites for Oligarchs (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE)

GBP 50,000 - Different plastic resin cities for Oligarchs (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE)

Risks and challenges

We have successfully completed 2 Kickstarter projects - Commands and Colours The Great War and its first expansion Tank! (Tank will be shipping during this campaign!) and have ridden that steep Kickstarter learning curve. Absorbing those hard won lessons, we have produced an exciting and rewarding Quartermaster General Victory or Death Kickstarter where backers will be well rewarded with a discounted price and some very attractive stretch goals, many of which are exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign.

Ian Brody is a talented and proven games designer and Victory or Death builds on the successful engine of the original WW2 Quartermaster General game.

The game design is complete and thoroughly play tested. The core game upgrades are all designed and ready for production. Graphic design is nearly complete and a manufacturer in place. Although there are unknown issues that can delay matters, we have everything in place for June delivery. We have a very good record of timely Kickstarter delivery.

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