About this project
When we reach this Stretch Goal, everyone pledging for Gato, or U-Boat, or both games will receive the Ship Miniatures Expansion Pack for FREE! This expansion will retail for $39.99.
The Expansion includes 13 ship miniatures and an 11" x 17" super big mounted Sonar Display to hold the miniatures for all your convoy raiding missions!
1x Aircraft Carrier
The miniatures range in size from 25mm to 50mm and come unpainted.
U-Boat Review by Marco!
The rulebooks are almost final! Please take a look and see what you think!
Gato Leader and U-Boat Leader expand our well-known series of solitaire Leader games into the undersea world of submarines!
In Gato Leader, you commander US submarines prowling the warm blue waters of the Pacific ocean during WWII in search of Japanese merchant ships and warships. It is up to you to engage the enemy and destroy the vital stream of supplies going out to their island empire.
In U-Boat Leader, you command German U-Boats braving the heaving gray seas of the the storm tossed North Atlantic while attempting to sink the US freighters carrying the war supplies England desperately needs to fend off a German invasion of its island homeland.
U-Boat Leader 2nd edition adds more counters and a detailed submarine damage system, that brings it up to the new standards set by Gato Leader.
Each game box will include...
2 Full Counter Sheets
1 Rule Book
2 Mounted Map Boards
4 Campaign Sheets
1 Player Log Sheet
1 10-sided Die
In each game, you'll select a campaign, select your submarines, and then deploy them to gain glory for your nation!
When your submarines encounter an enemy convoy, you'll resolve the battle on the Tactical Display...
You must sneak your submarine as close as possible to the enemy freighters, all the while avoiding their pinging escorts. With each turn you slip closer, you have a better chance of destroying your targets, but the escorts also have a better chance of finding you, and beginning their deadly depth charge runs.
With each battle, your submarine crews gain experience, promotions, and new skills, but they also suffer fatigue. How far will you push your men? How close will you take them to the breaking point?
We Are Euro-Friendly!
After dozens of emails, we have unraveled the mystery of getting our games to the EU! If you pledge, you will not be charged VAT or import fees. We are bulk shipping the games into Germany, and from there they will be shipped throughout the EU! This has allowed us to reduce the EU Shipping price all the way down to $35. :)
If you would like to Add-On any of our other DVG games, please add the following amounts to your Pledge amount. Once you pledge for the game, you can then manually adjust your pledge amount to any value. When we send out the Surveys, add a comment listing the games you Added. We'll ship them all in the same package. Your Add-Ons will not increase your shipping cost. We will cover the extra shipping charges.
Field Commander Alexander - $45
Down In Flames - Aces High - $40
Down In Flames - Aces High - Extra Cards - $10
Modern Naval Battles - $40
Modern Naval Battles - Ship Expansion #1 - $15
Modern Naval Battles - Campaign Expansion - $15
Modern Land Battles - $40
Battle For Stalingrad - $30
Field Commander Napoleon - $80
Hornet Leader - $75
Hornet Leader: The Cthulhu Conflict - $25
Thunderbolt-Apache Leader - $75
Phantom Leader Deluxe - $85
Kill Shot - $10
Fleet Commander Nimitz - $80
Fleet Commander Nimitz - Mounted Battle Board - $10
Field Commander Rommel - Deluxe - $40
Down In Flames - Wingmen Expansion - $15
Rise of the Zombies! - $20
The Cards of Cthulhu - $20
The Cards of Cthulhu - Bonus Pack - $10
The Cards of Cthulhu - Veil Expansion - $30
The Cards of Cthulhu - Coin Pack - $15
Warfighter - $50
Warfighter - Reloading Expansion #1 - $15
Warfighter - Stealth Expansion #2 - $15
Warfighter - Support Expansion #3 - $15
Warfighter - Bonus Bullet Dice Expansion #4 - $5
Warfighter - Speedball Expansion #5 - $15
Warfighter - United Kingdom Expansion #6 - $15
Warfighter - Russian Federation Expansion #7 - $15
Warfighter - Eastern European Adversaries Expansion #8 - $15
Warfighter - Footlocker Storage Case #9 - $40
Tiger Leader - $70
Set of 5 DVG Deep Dish Counter Trays - $15
How to add Add-Ons...
Let's say you pledge for Gato Leader for $65 and you live in the US. Your cost is $80. If you do not add any Add-Ons, you're done. You don't need to do anything else.
But, let's say you also want a Field Commander Alexander ($45), and a Warfighter ($50). You would go into your pledge and change the pledge amount to: $175
Why do we need your support? Because we are a small game company, and printers need to be paid up front.
We rely on pre-orders to pay the printing fees for our games. There is a substantial gap of about 5 months between the time we must pay the printer, and the time we start receiving payments for the games. To bridge this gap, we do our best to raise the funds with Kickstarter campaigns powered by your support for our company.
Risks and challenges
Dan Verssen Games (DVG) has the knowledge and skills to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. We have published dozens of games. 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:
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... at the Printer!
Hornet Leader: The Cthulhu Conflict... at the Printer!
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