“As the engines roar, the pilots get ready to board their planes. Row after row of armored vehicles begin their slow advance with a deafening rumble. Are you ready to lead this Frontier War?”
"Frontier Wars" puts you in charge of one of the WWII factions: United States, Great Britain, Germany or the USSR, represented by 100 miniatures (included in the box).
Offering an experience similar to computer real-time strategy RTS games, you must conquer new territories through battle, build new constructions that allow you to recruit new troops and build armies, and manage your cards (resources) to achieve victory.
You may also acquire the Expansion and choose from two new very different factions: Japan and France, with 50 new miniatures, and the possibility to play with 5 or 6 players. This expansion also includes a new type of tile, double tiles. And it will also include new additional scenarios.
Once published, the game will have an MSRP of 60€ (~$69) and 25€ ($30) for the expansion. For supporting us now, you will get a great discount and all the exclusive SGs we reach during the campaign.
You can download the rulebook draft in English and Spanish here.
If you have any suggestions regarding the rulebook, don’t hesitate to let us know us via private message (instead of a comment), so we can study it.
Unless stated otherwise, any scenario you play (or design) has 3 ways to win the game:
- Victory Points: reaching 10 VPs.
- Arms Race: gathering 15 research points.
- Annihilation: capturing or destroying every enemy’s HQ.
INFANTRY: the main unit in your army. They are used to build Encampments and Factories and to operate them for reinforcements.
TANKS: they are the heavy hitters in your army. Their firepower and mobility will be key in every battle.
ARTILLERY: it has two main functions: it prevents air units from flying over tiles with artillery and, additionally, it is the best defensive unit in your army.
PLANES: they can join the battles, and also allow you to easily transport units on the board (artillery & infantry), to make surprise attacks or to carry units to conquer vulnerable points of the map.
- Headquarters: it’s garrisoned, so it can defend itself in battle as another unit. It can also recruit a new unit of any type each round.
- Factory: allows recruitment of tanks, planes and artillery.
Encampment: allows recruitment of infantry.
There are three types of cards in “Frontier Wars”, which represent the resources and special actions of your faction. These cards will be used at different points of the game: attack, defense and tactics.
Aside from giving instant benefits when you play them, you may also keep them for research to win the Arms Race.
Battles are solved by using a very easy and intuitive initiative system, providing very visual and fast battle resolution. But beware, playing cards may change the results!.
The board is modular, built with tiles, which allows for almost endless replayability. You may design your own maps or use the preset scenarios included with the game.
Game 49€: Frontier Wars. Board game and all the stretch goals. (English or Spanish version) Shipping NOT included. See "Shipping" for details.
Game + Expansion 69€: Frontier Wars and Expansion. Board game and expansion and all the stretch goals. (English or Spanish version) Shipping NOT included. See "Shipping" for details.
Stores 200€; for stores ONLY. 6 copies of the game and all the stretch goals. Back us at this pledge level and we will get in touch with you directly, to tell you about the different options for retail. We will also promote your shop in the campaign until the game is published.
How to add an add-on to your pledge? Go to your pledge, use the "manage my pledge" button and manually add the amount of EUR€ for everything you would like to add. When the campaign is over, we will do a Pledge Manager that lets you confirm all of the details of your pledge.
24 building miniatures (4 for each faction, including the expansion) for 15€. This pack includes 24 buildings, in one color, since the Factories and Encampments can be operated by any player in control of the tile as long as they have at least one infantry unit there. Regarding the Headquarters, also included with this pack, they will have a tab on the back to place your nation’s flag and identify the owner.
12 trucks (2 for each faction, including the expansion) for 9€. Includes special rules to use the trucks.
Special gift: a "Battle" card exclusively for our Kickstarter backers and a "Victory" card.
Facebook: if this entry is shared 400 times on Facebook, and FrontierWars reaches 560 “likes”, we will add 24 tokens (4 per player) with the units (tanks, infantry, etc.), to prevent your opponent from knowing which troops you are placing on the board when reinforcing. (limited fog of war).
Facebook Survey: 4 new cards added to the game!Tell us your favorite game mode to play "Frontier Wars"! 100 votes and 50 shares to unlock this SG, adding up the results from the polls in both languages.
Twitter: if this tweet is shared 300 times on Twitter and @DracoIdeasEnglish reaches 1000 followers, we will include a tray to store the counters and markers in a tidy shape! Dimensions: 285x285x21mm.
Kickstarter: if we reach 2000 backers on Kickstarter, we will give you 4 exclusive Frontier War coasters.
BGG: if we reach 300 fans on BoardGameGeek, we will give you these 3 exclusive boxes, measuring 70x30x110mm each, for safekeeping of your resource cards.
Special scenario: Leningrad’s siege + new city river tile. German Field Marshall von Leeb faced a fierce resistance during the siege of Leningrad, currently Saint Petersburg. New scenario inspired in this battle added to the game, as well as a new special tile with a city divided in two by a river.
Trenches: 12 additional tokens and special rules (WIP).12 new trenches tokens added and a new game mechanic to use them in your games.
If you have a shop, you may back us with an initial pledge of 6 games for 200€. We will also contact you directly to offer you other options.
We want to thank these shops for their continued support of our games:
How to Play and Gameplay (4 players) - Juegorrinos (English)
Interview - El Agujero Hobbit (Spanish)
Gameplay (2 players) - El Agujero Hobbit (Spanish)
Interview - Juegorrinos (Spanish)
Interview and Gameplay (3 players) - La Mazmorra de Pacheco (Spanish)
Painting Frontier Wars miniatures - Khazalid (Spanish)
Interview - MrPlayforLive (Spanish)
Interview - Frikiguias (Spanish)
Gameplay-Tutorial - Frikiguias (Spanish)
Interview - Meepletopia (Spanish)
Gameplay (4 players) - Armitage (Spanish)
Interview - Fase de Mantenimiento (Spanish)
Tutorial - Escapando del espacio reticulado (Spanish)
Gameplay (2 players) - Escapando del espacio reticulado (Spanish)
Interview - Wargame Reviewer (Spanish)
Tutorial - Wargame Reviewer (Spanish)
Gameplay (2 players) - Wargame Reviewer (Spanish)
Playlist: Testimonials from players (Spanish)
We will manufacture the games in Europe, both the miniatures and the rest of components. The design of most of the game is already finished. Depending on the amount of content unlocked during the campaign and the number of backers, the production timeline may change, but we expect to start production between September and November this year.
We believe in communicating with our backer, so like we’ve done in all our previous KS campaigns, we will keep you up to date on the state of design and production with updates on Kickstarter. We will do our best to speed things up as much as possible, but with the final quality of the game components in mind.
This project is US-Friendly, EU-Friendly, Australia-Friendly, and Canada-Friendly, so there won’t be any additional costs or custom rates for you. Since the volume and weight of the final game will vary during the campaign, the shipping costs will be charged after the campaign in the Pledge Manager, where we will try to adjust them as much as possible to make them affordable for you.
In the previous image you can see the estimated shipping costs, to be confirmed after the campaign. Requesting the reimbursement of your pledge after the campaign is finished may incur costs.
- Testers: Rafael Burrueco, Raúl Gutiérrez, David Nyström, Jose A. Trujillo, Vicente González, José M. Domínguez, Mónica Berna, Lucas Santillana and a whole bunch of anonymous players.
- Collaborators: Buster Lehn, Sergio Rodríguez Yanes, Javier Romero, Jaime Devesa, Raquel López Echevarría & Luis Álvaro Hernández.
Draco Ideas has already published games such as ONUS! Rome vs Carthage, 2GM Tactics, España 20 (Napoleonic20), Sector 6, Normandy, the Beginning of the End, as well as its solitary expansion Alone in the Storm.
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Risks and challenges
The art and final design of the components, add-ons and rewards may vary in the final production. Before this project, Draco Ideas has already successfully launched 5 crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter, delivering all on time, or very close, while learning from our experience.
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