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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 1 2019
Last updated November 1, 2019

Valkyrie (Canceled)

Valkyrie is a solitaire miniatures board game taking place in the near-future. You pilot a Valkyrie and command its support forces!

Valkyrie (Canceled)

Valkyrie is a solitaire miniatures board game taking place in the near-future. You pilot a Valkyrie and command its support forces!

$29,560
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
225
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 1 2019
Last updated November 1, 2019

About

Welcome to our Valkyrie Kickstarter!

In 2060, the world is in chaos. Resources are drying up, military forces freely raid across international borders, and Valkyries, the most powerful war machines ever devised stride across the battlefields on every continent.

Valkyrie is a fast-paced miniatures solitaire board game played on a map. Each game takes roughly 15 minutes to setup and 1 to 2 hours to play.

You command a mix of giant Valkyries striding across the battlefield with your supporting elements of real-world military vehicles like M1 Abrams and T-80 tanks, Strykers, infantry, and more. Each nation fields its own unique mix of Valkyries and conventional vehicles.

The core game provides you with everything you need to command, or play against, the United States and Russian Federation.

As the Kickstarter unfolds, you can unlock nation expansions that will bring the EU and Japan into the game!

For more information on the world of Valkyrie, including artwork, national details, and background text, please visit the Valkyrie website...

 Valkyrie Website 

Valkyrie can be played as stand-alone battles, or as a linked series of battles in a campaign.

Valkyrie is a solitaire game. It can also be played collaboratively, with you and your friends versus the AI, as well as competitively, with you and your friends against each other.

You command a Valkyrie and your supporting vehicles and infantry, and the AI controls the enemy forces.

Battles

Each battle can be setup and played in 1 to 2 hours. You can build your own battles, or play one of our pre-made Scenarios that take place in a campaign.

Campaigns

You get to select a Campaign, purchase your starting forces, and move your Battle Groups on the strategic map. The AI controls the enemy Battle Groups. When opposing Battle Groups enter the same campaign map area, you resolve the battle on the tactical map, using the normal Battle rules.

Each Campaign has its own unique special options, special rules, and objectives.

A link to a Campaign Overview video...

Pilots

Each Valkyrie is commanded by a Pilot. Your Pilots have individual names, unique images, skills, and special abilities.

Pilots have 6 skill levels, from lowest to highest, they are: Newbie, Green, Average, Skilled, Veteran, and Legendary.

Each time your Pilot enters a battle, they gain Experience Points toward promotion to the next level. With each level, they gain more skills, and become more capable tactical and strategic commanders.

Miniatures

Valkyrie features plastic miniatures injection molded in 1/285th scale.

Most vehicles are roughly 20mm in length, and the Valkyries stand roughly 50mm tall.

All the terrain miniatures feature a flat area to easily place miniatures.

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Tactical Map

The Tactical Map is 33" wide by 17" tall. The hexes are 44mm across.

Each hex represents 700 meters, and each Tactical turn represents 3 minutes of real time. The speeds and weapon ranges for the vehicles and Valkyries are all true to this scale.

We are building a library of How to Play and Component videos on the DVG Youtube channel. Here is the link to the Valkyrie channel...

How to play videos...

Links to some amazing reviews and game overviews by game reviewers!

The videos do a great job of explaining how to play. After watching a video or two, you'll know 90% of everything you need to know to play.

Nate Rogers' review...


Rob Oren's review...

 The Players' Aid review...

"This is a game where I make the sound effects and that's how I know I am having a good time..." - The Players' Aid

Here is a link to the current version of the rulebook. It is in a fairly advanced state right now, but we'll continue to make editing passes...

Rulebook updated 10/21/19

 Valkyrie Rulebook 

Valkyrie's core game provides you with everything you need to climb into the cockpit and lead your forces into battle...



Our talented writers have written tens of thousands of words to build the Valkyrie world and bridge the years from 2019 to 2060.

We will collect all the stories from the website, as well as all the unpublished stories they have written, and combine them into an electronic book format.

These stories tell the tales of the nations, heroes, military units, epic battles, and technologies that make the world of Valkyrie unique.

As the Kickstarter unfolds, we will also post links to some of these previously unseen stories.

 Here is a preview link of the Valkyrie World Book...

Updated 10/21/2019

 Valkyrie World Book 

2 more nations are ready to join to the war! As funding grows, we'll unlock Japan and the EU Nation Boxed Sets and Miniature Expansion Packs.

Each nation contains everything you need to add to the core game to play as, or against, these nations.


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These packs can be purchased as Add-Ons, or as your Pledge Level Expansion selections.

The Japan and European Union sets will become available once their Nation sets Unlock.











VALKYRIE is US, EU, and Canada-friendly! DVG prepays taxes and VAT fees for games shipping to the US, EU, and Canada.   

We will charge actual shipping costs for US and International destinations in the post-Kickstarter Pledge Manager. Based on our previous Kickstarter campaigns, here are the estimated shipping costs for the core game and another product or two...

Please keep in mind these are estimates, and the actual shipping costs may change based on the number of Stretch Goals we Unlock and Add-Ons you choose.

Risks and challenges

Dan Verssen Games (DVG) has the knowledge and skills to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. We have published over 200 games and expansions. If you have any questions or queries, the people at DVG will be here to assist you as quickly as we can. If you would like to see the quality of the games we publish, please visit our website:

www.dvg.com

With several Kickstarter campaigns behind us, we are able to professionally deal with setbacks while keeping you, the backer, informed with what's happening every step of the way - and not just while the campaign is running. When funding closes and production starts, we aim to provide the most up-to-date information possible regarding each stage of the game's journey to your tabletop.

We believe that honesty is as important as regular contact with our backers. You can expect the very best from us, no matter what. As part of our honesty pledge, please be aware that we do not offer refunds after a Kickstarter campaign closes. We need the funds to pay the printer and to purchase the add-ons and stretch goals people have earned during the campaign. If you pledge, and later change your mind, that's okay, but you need to cancel your pledge before the campaign ends.

By working with high quality production facilities that we've dealt with during previous campaigns, we are confident that we'll be able to deliver the game in a timely manner. Our exacting standards mean that you're guaranteed to get a great game.

Our Kickstarter History for funded games...

Rise of the Zombies... Published!
Battle For Stalingrad... Published!
The Cards of Cthulhu & Booster... Published!
Warfighter & Expansions Wave #1... Published!
Fleet Commander Nimitz… Published!
Tiger Leader... Published!
Warfighter Expansions Wave #2... Published!
The Cards of Cthulhu Expansion, Beyond the Veil… Published!
Phantom Leader Deluxe... Published!
Hornet Leader: The Cthulhu Conflict... Published!
U-Boat Leader 2nd edition... Published!
Gato Leader... Published!
Ship Miniatures for Gato & U-Boat... Published!
Warfighter WWII Wave #1... Published!
B-17 Flying Fortress Leader... Published!
B-17 Flying Fortress Leader Aircraft Miniatures... Published!
Israeli Air Force Leader... Published!
Sherman Leader... Published!
1500 - The New World... Published!
War of the Worlds... Published!
Down In Flames - Locked-On... Published!
Pavlov's House... Published!
Corsair Leader... Published!
Warfighter WWII - Wave #2... Published!
Castle Itter... Published!
Warfighter Modern - Wave #3... Published!

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    Receive 1 copy of the Valkyrie Core Game -AND- 2 Expansions of your choice! This pledge level includes the Historian stories and Stretch Goals! Estimated MSRP = $210

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    Receive 1 copy of the Valkyrie Core Game -AND- 4 Expansions of your choice! This pledge level includes the Historian stories and Stretch Goals! Estimated MSRP = $330

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Funding period

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