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The Great War

A project in Brighton and Hove City, UK by Will Townshend, PSC Games

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The latest adaptation of Richard Borg's Command & Colours system. Bringing the epic battles of World War 1 to the gaming table.
Backers: 863
Average Pledge Per Backer: £83

Funded: £71,987 of £25,000
Dates: Feb 6th -> Mar 8th (30 days)
Project By: Will Townshend, PSC Games
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German and British plastic artillery and crews also available as extra add ons!

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
German and British plastic artillery and crews also available as extra add ons! Extra set of 5 German 105mm howitzers and crews for £12 Extra set of 5 British18 pdrs and crews for £12 Just up your pledge by the correct amount in your pledge manager... (Read More)

£70k Stretch Goal unlocked!

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
£70k German and British artillery and crews stretch goal unlocked - well, done everyone!! Now lets see whether we can get the Princees Mary tin at £80k! Many thanks to everyone  (Read More)

Sneek peek at some rulebook pages!

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Thought you might appreciate a sneek peek at four pages from the rulebook. They are not finished yet - the barbed wire and crater tokens are being changed and they have not had final proofing yet (so please, no prizes for spotting spelling and syntax... (Read More)

A little something to say thank you to all our backers!

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
As we approach the end of our Kickstarter campaign we would like to thank all of our backers:- We can't describe how remarkable all you backers are! The best way to say thank you would be to give a little something back. So here's what we're doing,... (Read More)

More renders of the German set of plastic miniatures

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Here are some computer renders of the German set of plastic miniatures for the game:- German riflemen German mortar Maxim gunner assembly Maxim and crew  Enjoy!  (Read More)

£60k stretch goal unlocked!

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
£60k stretch goal unlocked! £10 voucher redeemable against any Great War expansions in the PSC webstore A huge thank you to everyone!  (Read More)

£60k stretch goal nearly unlocked!

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We are a whisker away from unlocking the next stretch goal at £60k Just to remind everyone, this stretch goal unlocks a £10 voucher redeemable against any future Great War expansion in the Plastic Soldier Company webstore. We have a lot of... (Read More)

Render image of plastic German artillery and crew

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Render image of German light 105mm howitzer and crew Enjoy! German 105mm howitzer and crew  (Read More)

Try our 3D image of one of our British sculpts

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
The link below should take you to a viewer page that allows you to spin the models around. Please be aware that the visual scale/size of the model depends on the screen size of the device you are viewing on. Remember these sculpts are designed for... (Read More)

Sneek preview of British plastic artillery

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
A little sneak preview of a render of what the British 18 pounder artillery piece and crew will look like. Render of German 105mm howitzer and crew later in the week (along with renders of the German core miniatures). Enjoy! Plastic British 18... (Read More)

Second Stretch Goal reached!

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Delighted to say we have unlocked our second stretch goal of an exclusive to Kickstarter set of 8 metal 1/100th scale (15mm) British/ Empire, German, French, US, Russian, Austro-Hungarian, Italian and Turkish generals. Thank you everyone! Now let's... (Read More)

An example of a scenario and a couple of combat cards - Take 2!

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Some kind person, a little less scaly and dinosaur-like than me, has put proper sized images of said scenario and combat cards in the main image section of the campaign  (Read More)

An example of a scenario and a couple of combat cards

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
I've played this scenario 3 times and have never won - either playing British or German, frustratingly close though every time! Example scenario Battle of Loos 1915  Examples of 2 of my favourite combat cards:- Example combat card - Box Barrage... (Read More)

A Friday treat - lowered stretch goals!

February 20th - via: kickstarter.com
It's friday and I always like to end the week on a high! We have looked at the figures and production schedule again and we are delighted to announce that we are able to lower some of the future stretch goals without adversely affecting our planned... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals announced!

February 16th - via: kickstarter.com
To say a big thank you to all our backers for their support and to help them unlock stretch goals we have added 2 enticing new stretch goals at £65k and £85k. So the new stretch goals ladder is:- £35,000 2 extra scenarios exclusive to Kickstarter... (Read More)

Gameplay briefing from Mr Borg

February 16th - via: kickstarter.com
As promised a game play briefing from Mr Borg:- "2-15-15 / Commands & Colors WWI THE GREAT WAR Briefing As stated in the game’s introduction, Commands & Colors WWI THE GREAT WAR will allow players to portray important engagements throughout... (Read More)

More images of the British set of miniatures

February 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Here are some computer renders of the British set of plastic miniatures for the game:- British riflemen British Vickers team Vickers gunner exploded view - plug fit (no glue!) British trench mortar team  German renders coming soon! Enjoy!!!!  (Read More)

More information and questions answered!

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
People are asking why buy extra mapboards or extra miniatures sets:- "Epic" scenarios involving 2 boards and extra miniatures will be created in future expansions and some will be available for free download on the PSC games/ The Great War website.... (Read More)

How well produced will the components be?

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Please remember that the components in the pictures are prototypes. The map board will be a proper mounted board not a paper map, even the prototype board is mounted, it just does not look that way in the photo. The map board will not have edge... (Read More)

Expansions and stretch goals

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
This is the core game focussed on trench warfare between 1915-17. We have lots more planned than we have listed on the stretch goals, so we might be able to make some wishes come true. There were no initial plans to include any expansions in the KS... (Read More)

Social media

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We are getting fantastic activity on our social media and there are some great links to forums and blogs discussing the project. If you want to be involved our Facebook link is https://www.facebook.com/pages/PSC-Games/1382735158704752?ref=br_tf and... (Read More)

The First Stretch Goal is actually 2 additional scenarios!

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Doh! Profuse apologies everyone - I got a bit dizzy with excitement at reaching our first stretch goal! The first stretch goal is actually 2 additional scenarios written by Richard Borg exclusively for Kickstarter backers. The Generals miniatures are... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal achieved!

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
First stretch goal at £35,000 unlocked!  A set of 1/100th scale metal higher command/Generals - exclusive to the Kickstarter pledgers. A General figure for each nation in the core game and future expansions: British, German, French, Russian, US,... (Read More)

Add-on requests

February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
A lot of people have been asking how they can get more than one item from the rewards list. I have added an explanation and instruction to the main page.  (Read More)

We're funded!

February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
A huge thank you to everyone who has pledged so far - we really appreciate your support! Cheers Will  (Read More)

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