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Conquer the galaxy and become the most powerful warlord in this 2-4 player card-driven game of tactical deployment and planet control by Babis Giannios, with fantastic art and miniatures from The Mico and Francesco Orru! 

 

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Will you use your power to do good or bad? Choose YOUR faction carefully!

 

 

 

Backers returning from our first campaign for Small Star Empires will get the mini-expansion Supermassive Black Hole for FREE!

Galactic Warlords: Battle for Dominion is a card-driven game of tactical deployment and planet control for 2-4 player. In this game, you play as one of the Warlords, with purpose to establish your dominion over the contested galactic region that was once known as the Preiakka Federation and gain the most Power at the end of the game, thus becoming the most powerful warlord the galaxy has ever seen.

The game is played over multiple rounds, each having 5 phases: Recall, Play a Mercenary, Action Phase, Recovery and Hire a Mercenary.

Recall:

In this phase, a player can "recall" his units from the board to his base, so he can use them later during his turn.

Play a Mercenary:

Here, the player can play one Mercenary card in his command area row on either side of the cards that are already there. After playing the card, the player gains the number of assets shown on the bottom left on the card (in most cases, Ground Troop units), and puts those assets in his base.

Skills and Guards:

If you match the skill color with the adjacent card, you may place a Guard from your base, which will protect the mercenaries beneath from assassination.

Other uses for the Guards:

Skill activation:

If you place a second Guard on a Skill circle of the same color, you may perform a bonus action depending on the color of the circles, such as Heavy Assault, Covert Ops, Call for Support and Orbital Bombardment.

Reinforcements:

If you are defending against an invasion, you may call upon reinforcements. Place a Guard from your command area onto the planet that is currently invaded, to increase your chance of defending that planet.

Action Phase:

During this phase, you may play out the actions that come with the mercenary card you played in the previous phase. Many of the cards have the Deploy action, which allows for you to place 1-3 units on a planet. Other actions include: Bombard, Assassinate, Recon, Support, Subterfuge.


Recovery:

Each of your unit in your player board, moves one slot to the left. This way, units that were previously in the Medical Bay or the Decon will enter the Base slot and become available for use on your next turn, and units that were in the mission slot will enter the Decon slot.


Hire a Mercenary:

In the last phase of your turn, you will be able to hire a new mercenary from the Mercenary Market to use during your next turns. 

At the end of the game, each planet that you control that matches the missions of your mercenaries will score you points. Additionally you will score points by accomplishing Mission Objectives, gaining Reputation and for having the most unit on the planets. Add these points on the Power track, and the player with the most Power wins!

 In the 4-player game, players will be able to play in teams of 2!

 
Click here to download the rulebook (beta)
Click here to download the rulebook (beta)

Additional rules for the Commanders here. 

 

Be sure to check out Tantrum House's Playthru video here:

 

 

 Watch the full review from Tantrum House here:

 

 Watch the full preview from Toucan Play That Game here:

 

 Watch the full preview by Jim here:

 

  

 More reviews coming soon!

 Let's explore the worlds of Preia together and see what they have to offer!

 

 

 

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We would like to make the shipping part of the campaign as easy as possible for both you and us. That's why we will be sending you the games from 4 fulfillment centers in the US, Europe, Canada and Australia.

That being said, shipping rates are as follows (In USD):

United States: 5$
Germany: 5$
United Kingdom: 8$
European Union: 11$
Macedonia: 11$
Australia: 15$
Canada: 15$
Rest of World: 23$


Special thanks go to:

The backers of Small Star Empires, The Mico, Francesco Orru, Goblin Games, Ivo Neskovic, Nemanja Trajkovic (story support), Stefanija Naskova (food director), Ante Gulin, Final Frontier Games, Luka Verigic, Adrijan Kolistrkovski, Emir Al-Kafagi (website support)

And all of the many awesome playtesters including: Ivo Neskovic, Bojan Dikovski, Branko Putilin, Vasko Butikoski, Daniel Kiprijanovski, David Najdoski, Ivan Saveski, Stefanija Naskova, Aleksandra Trajkova, Sofija Petrushevska, Damjan Stojanovic, Filip Lazov, Viktor Rafajloski, Final Frontier Games (Vojkan Krstevski, Ivana Krstevska, Toni Toshevski, Maja Matovska), Danae Makri, Andreas Karrotos, Sifis Panygirakis, Alexandros Tagarides, Manolios Karakostas, Christine Kyriakidou, Nikoletta Sotiriadou and others! 

Thank you all for the huge support!

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 More pictures at this LINK.

Risks and challenges

Galactic Warlords: Battle for Dominion is our second project, so we can safely say that we have gained experience regarding kickstarter with our first game Small Star Empires.

So, to decrease the chance for mistakes and delays, we have already done the following:

1. 90% of the assets are ready, and we will be finishing the other 10% which depend on some of the stretch goals during the campaign.

2. Arranged for a manufacturing timeline before the Kickstarter. We addressed every detail with our manufacturer, and they know exactly what needs to be done, plus they we are considering the stretch goals together as well.

3. Fulfillment is arranged with 4 fulfillment centers in US, Europe, Australia and Canada.

We are hoping to make a great second game for you and a successful and fun campaign! Of course, we would not be here if it weren't for you! Thank you for the great support you have given us!

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