Playtime: 90-120 minutes
Availability: December 2016
We are very proud and excited to announce our newest boardgame – Quartermaster General:1914, creating a narrative of the First World War in Europe, reflecting the military, technological, and social changes that occurred over the following four years.
1914 is the next title in the critically acclaimed Quartermaster General series by Ian Brody. The game plays between two and 5 players, and takes about an hour and a half to play. If you don't know the Quartermaster General series, these games are light, card-driven wargames, but with an emphasis on teamwork. The games play like Euro strategy games, and are enjoyed by wargamers and non-wargamers alike.
Based on the innovative card driven mechanics to be found in the original Quartermaster General game, Ian has cleverly adapted and modified the core engine to reflect the flavour and the First World War to give another brilliantly exciting, easy to learn, fun game with a lot of replayability. Each game in the Quartermaster General system differs to reflect the conflict being represented.
In 1914, each player may have numerous prepared cards to help in battle or attrition. The players have much greater control over how fast they move through their decks, always looking to find some advantage to wear down the opponents. In 1914, each card has two different uses, one when played, the other when prepared. On your turn you'll have the opportunity to both play and prepare a card. You can also spend cards to draft more troops, or use cards to degrade your opponents by attrition. However your deck represents your overall resources, so moving too quickly through your deck early might result in your unsupported armies being swept away in the final rounds of the game. Worth it, if you can capture Berlin or Paris in 1915, but if your gambit fails, you may have a tough road ahead. The game ends after 17 rounds of play, or earlier if one side has a commanding lead. Because the deck is reshuffled each game, no two games are alike!
Plastic Soldier Company and PSC Games have run and delivered 5 successful Kickstarter campaigns in the past 24 months – Richard Borg’s Commands and Colours The Great War and its first expansion Tank!, Quartermaster General: Victory or Death, The Battle of Britain by Richard Borg and A British 25 pdr artillery gun and tractor plastic kit.
1914 is actually in production and we will air freighting some copies for Kickstarter backers and releasing some advance copies of the game at Spiel in Essen 13-16th October 2016 – in just under a month’s time. The full retail copies will be taking a slower route by sea and will be on general retail release end of November/early December. We have a number of “Essen collection only “ pledges with free shipping if you want to collect your pledge at Essen.
The PSC Games plastics and graphics design teams have designed some beautiful plastic playing pieces and have used the same talented artist for the card, board, box and rules artwork as the original Quartermaster General and Victory or Death and Will has come up with some cool stretch goals, some of which will be exclusively available to KS backers only. We are also offering 1914 to our KS backers at a discount to full retail price.
GBP 5k – Metal Chevron turn marker [KS EXCLUSIVE] **UNLOCKED!**
GBP 7k – Metal Tommy helmet Entente Victory Point marker [KS EXCLUSIVE]
GBP 8k - Metal Stahlheim Central Powers Victory Point marker [KS EXCLUSIVE]
GBP 10k - WW1 aircraft recognition poster [KS EXCLUSIVE]
GBP 15k - "Kitchener needs you" mousemat [KS EXCLUSIVE]
So, if you would like to take advantage of a discounted price, a bunch of exclusive stretch goal goodies and the chance to be playing this exciting game in a matter of a few weeks, way ahead of everyone else, please pledge away!