Tactician: the Game of Battlefield Strategy project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
  • Off
    • English
$655 pledged of $5,000 goal
backers

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

By Matthew R. Haecker
$655 pledged of $5,000 goal
backers

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About

Box contents  (not all tokens pictured)
Box contents (not all tokens pictured)

The Story:

Almost 15 years ago (at my father's suggestion) I read a book on tactics that broke down the nature of warfare to what was essentially a rock, paper, scissors type exchange.  At the time I thought it would be neat if someone made a game that took this interaction into account and allowed players to demonstrate their ability to command forces in a tactical situation.  Well, here it is!  

The Game:

In Tactician you are medieval generals facing off across the field of battle.

You begin with equal resources and will need all of your skills at tactics and strategy to assemble your army, 

The Fog of War conceals your opponent's forces as you deploy your own.
The Fog of War conceals your opponent's forces as you deploy your own.

master the ever-changing environment of the battlefield, 

Playing with the Terrain feature adds an extra challenge as you must maneuver around fences, across rivers, and up hills to reach all of your opponent's troops.
Playing with the Terrain feature adds an extra challenge as you must maneuver around fences, across rivers, and up hills to reach all of your opponent's troops.

and destroy your enemy. 

Red surrenders to Blue's overwhelming numbers.
Red surrenders to Blue's overwhelming numbers.

With features such as a modular tile gameboard, and historically-based tactical advantage system, Tactician is sure to bring out the warlord in everyone!

Risks and challenges

Tactician is being manufactured by The Game Crafter, which is a small company. Production moves steadily, but shipping delays do happen.

The first copy is featured in the photos you see above, so the only change left to make is adding the names of the Clausewitz Club to the instruction booklet!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Make a pledge without a reward

    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Apprentice Tactician

    We greatly appreciate your help in making this game a reality. If our funding goal gets met you will receive a thank you letter in the mail.

    Includes:
    • Thank You Letter
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Tactician

    You get your own copy of Tactician at a special Kickstarter rate, as well as a thank you letter.

    Includes:
    • Tactician: a Game of Battlefield Strategy
    • Thank You Letter
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Clausewitz Club

    Named after one of the great strategic minds from history, people who pledge this amount have their name printed in the booklet, as well as a copy of the game and a thank you letter. This will not be available after the initial Kickstarter campaign.

    Includes:
    • Clausewitz Club Member
    • Tactician: a Game of Battlefield Strategy
    • Thank You Letter
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    Tactical Ally

    A perfect gift for the fellow strategy lover in your life, this reward tier includes not one but two copies of Tactician, at even better Special Kickstarter Rate.

    Includes:
    • Tactician: a Game of Battlefield Strategy
    • Thank You Letter
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Sun Tzu

    You are a Master of the Art of War and want every one to know it. At this level you get all of the previous rewards and a special limited edition Tactician T-shirt with quote from a famous strategist on it.

    Includes:
    • Clausewitz Club Member
    • Tactician: a Game of Battlefield Strategy
    • Thank You Letter
    • Tactical T-shirt
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.