Depths: Trading Card Game

Airborne Commander

A project in Indianapolis, IN by Stratamax Games

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Lead the 101st Airborne on D-Day in this solo deck building game from Stratamax Games
Backers: 663
Average Pledge Per Backer: $44

Funded: $29,228 of $3,000
Dates: Mar 3rd -> Apr 3rd (32 days)
Project By: Stratamax Games
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Latest News

Medal of Honor Achieved!

April 2nd - via:
Medal of Honor Achieved!  Huge Thank you to all our supporters.  We really appreciate all the help and referrals to help us get to this level.  Funded in 3 hours and meeting all our stretch goals before the end is very exciting and we will work... (Read More)

Distinguished Service Medal Achieved

April 2nd - via:
Distinguished Service Medal Achieved!  Thanks for all the support as we approach our last day.  Medal of Honor here we come!  (Read More)

Silver Star Achieved

March 26th - via:
Headed into our last 5 days!  We are excited to add the Axis motorcycle to the Axis deck.  We have also started to received some additional quotes on printing.  Waiting to find out how many stretch cards we will be adding to finalize the quotes,... (Read More)

Release the Panzers! and Q&A

March 25th - via:
Release the Panzers!It is interesting reviewing a lot of the reports of D-Day tank citing. From what I can tell the biggest tank which was in the area of Mission Albany during the first couple of days was the StuG III. Of course to an infantryman... (Read More)

Bronze Star Achieved

March 24th - via:
Medic! Medic!Bronze Star Stretch Goal Achieved for Airborne Commander! The medic card will be joining your forces for the D-Day Drop. You can also see a great game play video and review at NVS Gameplays  (Read More)

Artwork and Stretch Goals Revised

March 23rd - via:
ArtworkWe really spent a lot of time on the concept for the artwork. Originally, we went with a more traditional, sharper line style. But as we had more play tests and looked around we realized that all the other cards games had the line drawing... (Read More)


March 19th - via:
If you are into World War II infantry tactics (and who isn’t?) you will recognize the importance of the machine gun and mortar. We have tried to reflect their importance with the suppression ability and until you master it you will not get far.... (Read More)

One Man

March 17th - via:
I have been asked if each card represents one man or is representative of a squad, stick, or more. I have come to the conclusion that the answer is yes. While certain objectives were taken by larger groups, on occasion one man made the difference. A... (Read More)

Easy Company

March 15th - via:
For those Band of Brother fans of Lt. Richard Winters you could easily find yourself facing a similar situation. Brecourt Manor, Axis Artillery, and some Axis infantry cards set the scene of his famous action. Destruction of those Artillery would... (Read More)

Lt. Colonel Robert Cole

March 14th - via:
Static Defenses, Love them or hate them, we got to tour a number of bunkers and emplacements while in Normandy. These things certainly stopped an advance be it over a causeway, at a bridge or elsewhere. We really thought a lot about how to address... (Read More)

Victory Medal Achieved

March 11th - via:
Thank you!  We are really happy to have reached the Victory Medal Stretch Goal and are committed to bringing you a high quality production.  To that extent I have requested quotes from additional companies, including some US based production... (Read More)

Box Cover Contest

March 11th - via:
We need your help!  What image should we use for the box cover? These are our three favorites. Like one of these 3 images by April 3rd on our Facebook page. The one with the most likes Wins.  (Read More)

V is for Victory

March 10th - via:
I was really struck by the stories of sacrifice and heroism that occurred on D-Day reading through the awards and commendations. It is a travesty that each division was limited to only 1 Medal of Honors for action on that day. When looking at... (Read More)

Screaming Eagles

March 9th - via:
Screaming EaglesSo I was really torn with which paratrooper group to use for this first release of Airborne Commander. I greatly admire the sacrifice and determination of both the 82nd and 101st (as well as the British 6th, but except for Pegasus... (Read More)

A Solo Game

March 6th - via:
A Solo Game Part of the problem with game design is creating balance for players. If the game creates too much of a feedback loop it is easy to have a runaway leader which the other players can’t catch up. Unfortunately real life is full of... (Read More)

Organized Chaos

March 6th - via:
What really attracted me to building a deck building game to represent the airborne mission at Normandy was two things. First is the building part. Each paratrooper dropped alone through the dark. Gathering dispersed troopers together is critical to... (Read More)

Thoughts from the Front: How Airborne Commander got started

March 4th - via:
I go to the Essen game fair every other year with Max and we usually go on a side trip to historic battlefields beforehand. In 2012, we went to the Hurtgen Forest of which I knew little about. While I consider myself well versed in 18th century... (Read More)

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