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Gettysburg: The Valley of Death Board Game. This Game Comes With A Massive 3.5' x 4' Battlefield Game Board
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Welcome To The Valley Of Death Board Game!

The First In A Series Of Historical War Games Designed By Gordon & Hague, LLC

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We want to thank all of you for visiting and supporting this project.  Gordon & Hague has been in business since 2009.  We initially marketed a full range of 10mm pre-painted American Civil War Miniature Figures. Almost 12 months ago, we decided to design & create the industry's first historical  board game & miniature war game series.  Today, we are pleased and excited to introduce the first game in that series:  "Gettysburg: The Valley of Death"

This Game covers the 2nd day's fighting action at Gettysburg.  We focused in on the southern end of the battle from the Emittsburg road east to the Round Tops.  This includes notorious fighting areas like: Devils Den, the Wheat Field, Rose Woods, Houck's Ridge and Little Round Top.  Some of the most brutal and chaotic fighting of the entire war took place in this valley over the course of only a few hours on July 2nd, 1863.  Now its your turn take command and lead your troops back into the Valley Of Death!

Why do we need your help?  We have done all of the leg work and heavy lifting to design and develop this new game.  The manufacturing and logistical components are now in place and we ready to launch this game.  We have also completed our initial pre-order quality control production run.  We now need your help to kick off the first full factory production run for The Valley of Death Board game so that we can get it out to the masses.  Its been a lot of work and a long time coming and we are very excited to share the game with everyone!  Thanks so much again for viewing and considering helping us with this campaign.

FRONT COVER OF THE GAME (PAINTING BY KEITH ROCOO)
FRONT COVER OF THE GAME (PAINTING BY KEITH ROCOO)
BACK COVER OF THE GAME
BACK COVER OF THE GAME
Full Game Showing Tiles
Full Game Showing Tiles

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THE GAME BOARD

The Valley of Death Game Board is MASSIVE!

At 4 feet long and 3.5 feet wide ( 1.2192m  x 1.0668m) this game board system is one of the largest and most impressive battlefields on the market today.  The game board is broken up into 12 heavy duty tiles that are aligned to create The Valley Of Death battlefield area.

These 12 tiles are fully mounted and the digital artwork is absolutely superb!  We worked very hard to make the gaming surface as accurate as possible to the original battlefield in 1863.  We used a combination of on-site visits, Google satellite images, and period maps to try and recreate the valley and all of its most important aspects.  

4 FOOT BY 3.5 FOOT GAMEBOARD
4 FOOT BY 3.5 FOOT GAMEBOARD

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The Rulebook

The Valley Of Death Rulebook that comes with every game is a 12 page hi-resolution book designed to be an easy read so you can get to the action fast!  There are 20 diagrams which make learning the mechanics of the game quite easy.

Coming from a wargaming background, we wanted the rules to be flexible and open-ended.  There aren't tight scenarios that lock you into a playing a certain way.  We want the community to have the components they need to get creative and create their own scenarios for The Valley of Death as this will keep game-play fresh and exciting for years to come.

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GAME PLAY

The game is played by taking alternating turns moving, shooting, charging and determining morale.  Units have the ability to choose from many historically accurate actions which they will make each turn such as "double quicking" "fix bayonets" or "hunkering down".  Die rolls determine many outcomes in the game with other modifiers such as morale and unit experience weighing in on the totals for historical accuracy.  Each player has a set number of actions so as General you need to decide carefully where and how to spend those actions each turn.

In the Diagram below you see several 2D units on the map surface.  Note that the hexes have been digitally removed for this example.

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The Units & Punch Cards

The Valley Of Death Game comes with over 75 2D historically accurate unit tokens.  Each unit  has amazing art and they look great on the battlefield in mass!  All of the units are based on period regiments that were at the battle as well.

There are also tons of condition counters to make game-play deep and exciting for a long time

Below are the Punch Cards that come with each game:

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The Miniatures

15mm pewter miniatures to enhance the board game and use for tabletop wargaming!

The quality is fantastic and they will make your gaming experience really pop!  The miniatures are pewter and come pre-painted and pre-assembled on textured bases making these ready for action right out of the box. 

Our pre-painted miniatures are also compatible with many of the most popular wargaming rule sets currently available on the market such as Black Powder and Johnny Reb, so you can also take your miniatures off the game board and onto the war game table as well!

Union Artillery Team
Union Artillery Team
Union Cavalry
Union Cavalry

This picture shows a full Union Set!

One Union Box Set.  125 fully pre-painted and pre-assembled ACW miniatures!
One Union Box Set. 125 fully pre-painted and pre-assembled ACW miniatures!

Each set of miniatures comes with 26 bases like shown above with the following unit breakdown:

  • 1 Mounted General
  • 2 Artillery Teams
  • 3 Cavalry Bases
  • 20 Infantry Bases (5 of which are infantry command bases which have a captain and a stand bearer)

Thanks so much for your support!

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges when manufacturing a quality board game for mass production runs. However we feel that we are well suited to overcome any and all challenges that may arise. We have already completed most of the leg work and have even received and shipped out an initial quality control pre-production trial run of games. We have a great factory lined up and ready as well as all the logistics for international shipping in please and ready to go.

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    SUPPORT THE WAR EFFORT! This 1st reward level allows you to actively support the entrepreneurial spirit & efforts that went into the development of this unique historical war board game. Thank you for your support!!!

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    FORWARD MARCH!
    With this 2nd reward level you will receive one full copy of the VALLEY OF DEATH Historical Board Game.

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    MINIATURE WAR GAME - SAMPLER SET!
    At this 3rd reward level you will receive a full copy of the VALLEY OF DEATH Historical Board Game, as well as our premium Civil War Miniatures Collector Set containing 32 hand painted Civil War Miniature Figures. These 15mm tournament quality metal figures are for collecting and displaying purposes only. The figures come to you fully painted, assembled and ready to display!.

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    ACW MINIATURE FIGURE SET!
    At this 4th reward level you will receive our ACW Brigade Level Miniature Figure Set. This set contains OVER 250 hand painted Civil War miniature figures. These tournament quality 15mm figures include Union & Confederate infantry, cavalry, artillery, captains and generals. All of the figures come to you fully painted and assembled.

    Note that NO BOARD GAME is included at this level. This is purely an ACW Miniature Figure reward level that is designed for collectors, tabletop war gamers & miniature war tournament players around the world.

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    THE BRIGADE LEVEL MINIATURE WAR GAME!
    At this 5th reward level you will receive a full copy of the VALLEY OF DEATH Board Game, as well as OVER 250 hand painted Union & Confederate Miniature Figures. These tournament quality 15mm metal figures bring a visual realism to playing this game that is unlike anything you've experienced before in the entire war gaming industry. These miniature figures are fully painted & assembled… and come out of the box ready to fight!.

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    THE GRAND ARMY MINIATURE WAR GAME! At this 6th reward level you will receive a full copy of the VALLEY OF DEATH Board Game, as well as OVER 500 Hand Painted Union & Confederate Miniature Figures. These tournament quality 15mm metal figures bring a visual realism to playing this game that is unlike anything you've experienced before in the entire war gaming industry. The game as well as the ACW Grand Army Miniature Figure Set arrives fully painted & assembled… and these troops come out of the box ready to fight!.

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