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Help us bring terracotta warriors, Jade dragons and the Wuxing empire to life in Battleground: Fantasy Warfare.
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Help us fund Wuxing, a new Battleground: Fantasy Warfare army inspired by the Terracotta warriors of China.  Lead warrior monks, animated Jade dragons and construct troops into battle in the name of the Emperor.

Wuxing is a stand-alone product containing the entire Wuxing army.  If you've bought some of our older factions we used to have two decks; this set contains both.  Wuxing is compatible with all other factions in the Battleground system (fantasy and historical), so you can wage war against Orcs, Lizardmen and Elves or see if a Chinese army could have conquered Rome where Hannibal failed.

It's a tabletop tactical wargame.  It's minis with cards.  It's an award-winning game that has won over hard-core wargamers but is also one of Tom Vasel's top ten games of all time (and has been almost since it first came out).  Here he is, explaining why (first few minutes only):

Battleground is a point-based miniatures game – but without the miniatures! Battleground uses cards rather than painted models to represent your forces. But don’t be fooled – this is not a “light” war game or a CCG. Battleground is a tactical wargame that will challenge you at every step, from army design and deployment to decisions of maneuver and command until battle’s end.

When you play Battleground you take the role of a general, mustering and commanding your units in battle. Unlike most tabletop wargames where you have complete control over every soldier’s actions, in Battleground each unit has a written order given to them by you at the start of the game. Your loyal men will follow those orders until you give them new commands and each turn you must choose how to use your precious command and control resources wisely.

Let's let Paul Springer tell it in a more...interesting way.

Disciple: the Complete Wuxing faction
Disciple: the Complete Wuxing faction
Allies: two complete Wuxing sets
Allies: two complete Wuxing sets
Palace Courtier: Wuxing and both AvP sets
Palace Courtier: Wuxing and both AvP sets

Bonus Unit.  At a funding level of $4,000 we will create and print a totally new fantasy unit based on Chinese mythology as a promo card and include two copies with every Wuxing set you buy.  We're still deciding what it is (Chinese vampires are currently in the lead) but it will count as a mercenary unit, meaning you can play it with any faction.

Greek City-States.  At a funding level of $8,000 we will add the Greek City-States to our project roadmap.  If this seems a bit out of place with Wuxing it was originally the final stretch goal in Alexander vs. Persia.  We came close enough to hitting it that we decided to give it a second chance here.  If we hit $8,000 we'll add this faction to our roadmap and anyone who pledged at least $25 in either of the two campaigns will get $5 off however we launch it.

You can add on any other Battleground Factions you want, except for the sold-out Men of Hawkshold.  Each fantasy faction is $20 as an add-on.  For historical sets like the Punic Wars the Basic Game and the Reinforcement set are each $20.  You can also pick up reinforcement decks for fantasy factions at $10 each.

If you missed our campaign for Battle for Hill 218 or Battle for Sector 219 you can add those on as well -- just add on the amount your pledge would have been.  If you do, you'll get the stretch goals as well.

This is our third Kickstarter in a row.  What happened is that Alexander vs. Persia and Wuxing were ready for Battleground at the same time that Battle for Sector 219 was ready as a standalone sequel to our hit game, Battle for Hill 218.  Did I mention that Battle for Hill 218 was sold out and needed a third print run?

We didn't want to make any of these games wait but we didn't have enough money to print them all at once.  So we set fairly low funding goals to give us a cash bump so we could manage them all right now.

Alexander vs. Persia went first and then Hill 218 and Sector 219 were combined into one Kickstarter that finished just days before this one started.  Now we're running a short campaign for Wuxing.  After that, we're going to take a nap.

Well, what happens if they aren't all funded?  And is this project slowing down Alexander vs. Persia or Hill/Sector?

No problem and no, respectively.  Alexander vs. Persia, Hill 218 and Sector 219 were all funded and will go to print.  

We timed these projects to go alongside the final stages of getting the games ready to be sent to print.  None of the print dates are being delayed at all by our sequence of Kickstarter projects.

Risks and challenges

Fortunately this is not our first Battleground product. We've been producing factions for years and our timeline gives us a sensible cushion to complete final editing and then print and ship.

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    At this level and above you receive a Wuxing digital wallpaper for your computer as well as a Wuxing bookmark/measure tool for use in your Battleground games...or for marking your place in a book.

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    Disciple. At this level and above you receive the complete Wuxing army.

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    Allies. If you're buying two or more copies every copy after the first is $20. Use this option to buy as many copies of Wuxing as you want, provided they are shipped to one address. If you add on beyond two sets, international shipping maxes out at $30.

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    Palace Courtier. You want all the the new Battleground stuff. At this level you'll receive Wuxing and the basic game and reinforcements for Alexander vs. Persia, plus the unlocked stretch goals for both Kickstarters! Check out the Alexander vs. Persia stretch goals -- they're pretty cool!

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