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12 APR 2016 at 12:00pm

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Greetings friends,

After sent to printer the first game in English language from Spanish publisher Draco Ideas, ONUS, they are working hard in their second title: 2GM Tactics.



2GM Tactics was released in Spanish language in 2015 with a great success. It’s a game that combine easy to learn and easy to play mechanics, with a strategic component.

Now, I’m introducing 2GM Tactics to you, because Draco Ideas is going to launch a Kickstarter campaign in June, in order to print the 1st English language edition together the 2nd Spanish edition of the game. Further to it they are going to release new expansion packs together the game in order to try to get the same good acceptance and success of the first game ONUS that shall be sent to backers in June as it was expected.

2GM Tactics is a card game based in World War II, where each player should manage his units (represented by cards) and their equipment (represented by markers). Taking advantage of the terrain types present, and player resources and support cards players have to fight at WWII Europe battlefields.





Players: 1 - 4. Rules for solo play and campaign rules are included.
Minimum recommended age: 12 years old.
Game length: 30 - 120 minutes depending on the scenario played.



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25 APR 2016 at 3:32pm

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Greetings friends,

We are going to give you the game components.

At 2GM Tactics box you can find about 220 cards of three different cards decks: US Army cards deck, German Army cards deck, and Terrain cards deck. Furthermore, a few cards have been included as for example Generals cards, or help/summarize cards.

For each Army card deck, there are different unit cards like infantry, tanks, transport vehicles, artillery guns, aircraft, and support cards. There are different unit types and furthermore, they can be equipped with special particulars by the use of equipment counters.

So for example, infantry units cards may be equipped with grenades, mortar, HMG, sniper rifles, or flamethrower, even may be specialized as medics, mechanics, or engineers. In the same way, there are several tanks units cards as light, medium or heavy tanks, recon vehicles, …

Support cards are part of each player army deck. These cards provide to player supplies, promotion even special equipment, to provide some advantages to player units or to obstruct enemy plans.

Terrain cards shall be 2 sided printed. They provide different terrain types as for example trenches, walls, houses, barbed wire, bunkers,…

Finally, General cards, with their special abilities, provide to each player tactical advantages during the game. 

Furthermore cards decks that are the main game component you can find:

·   About 16 mapboard tiles printed at both sides with some clear and other terrain types like woods, mountains, lakes, rivers…

·   About 100 markers and counters.

·   2 ten sided dice.

·   Rulesbook, that contains game rules, solitaire game mode rules, historic scenarios, and 4 complete campaigns: Overlord, Cobra, Market Garden, and Wacht am Rhein (Bulge) operations.



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23 MAY 2016 at 2:46pm

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Greetings friends!
 
At the Kickstarter coming soon together the Spanish Second Edition and the English First Edition of the basic game that we have been introducing in the previous posts, 2GM TACTICS opens new fronts now adding other Nations to the game. So we hope you support us joining to the battle!
 
NORTH AFRICA FRONT
2GM Tactics moves to battlefields of Egypt and Lybia. Two new nations are taking part in these battles: Great Britain and Italy.
 

 
This expansion pack lets players revive the battles fought by English and Italian forces, before the German Afrika Korps arrival to the theatre of operations.
 
EAST FRONT
 
On the other side, Germany breaks the non-aggression pact with USSR and starts the Barbarrossa Campaign, bringing the blitzkrieg to Russian lands.
 

 
Most of Spanish players have been asking for new Armies to join the battle, specifically the Red Army. We have worked hard to bring them in within a short period of time.
 
So, furthermore, the base game cards, new unit types, support cards, terrain cards and Generals shall be added to the game experience. We are even working on a campaign book based in the new available fronts too.
 
We will keep you informed, and we will see you on the battlefield!



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31 MAY 2016 at 12:36pm

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Greetings friends!

Here you have the 2GM Tactics promotional video:

 

https://youtu.be/UUihlFNTkic


Soon we share more news with you!

We will see you on the battlefield!



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5 JUN 2016 at 3:39pm

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Greetings friends!

 

 

We hope you like the promotional video... here you have the four boxes of the expansion packs:

 

 

 

We will see you on the battlefield!

 



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29 JUN 2016 at 3:11pm

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Hi soldiers!

Are you ready for the battle?

In only 2 weeks, on the 12th July, the 2GM TACTICS Kickstarter campaign starts.

We have a lot of surprises ready for the campaign: some stretch goals, and exclusive components.

For the moment we have some commandos under enemy lines performing sabotage missions waiting for the Kickstarter invasion.



We will see you on the battlefield!



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4 JUL 2016 at 3:00pm

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7 JUL 2016 at 3:10pm

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Hi soldiers!

Less than 7 days left for the Kickstarter 2GM TWG launching. We are very nervous waiting for the battle, but we are looking forward to it.

At the North Africa 'Theater', the British 3,7 pounds QF AA batteries are ready to protect the armoured british forces advance, while the Italians try to mislead the British using decoys.




On the other side, at the East front, the German North Army Group have reached the gates of Leningrad. The Soviet city is ready to resist the enemy siege under the command of General Gueorgui Zhukov.
 


Men are ready and the countdown has started!

We will see you in the battlefield!



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12 JUL 2016 at 8:52am

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Hi soldiers!

2GM TWG is on Kickstarter now!!!



We hope you like it!

Here you have the link to the campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dracoideas/2gm-tactics-wargame-and-expansions?ref=forum_wargamerok

Thank you in advance for your support!



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13 JUL 2016 at 1:43pm

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We have funded in the first 24 hours!!



Thank you friends for your support!!

The first SG has been unlocked too.

To celebrate that we reached the goal pretty early we include a Scenarios Book. It contains the first five historical scenarios of the North Africa's campaign.  

We would be able to make this Scenarios Book grow with new campaigns and scenarios while unlocking SGs. And new cards and exclusive stuff will show up as well.  

As many of you requested it we are working on a downloadable English version of the Solo Rules. When available we will update you.

Thank you again for your support, and we will see you on the battlefield!!



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15 JUL 2016 at 4:49pm

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After a great campaign start the first goals have been unlocked.

The Allied army has unlocked 15 cards, 10 of them just for backers. The Axis army has 8 new cards, 3 of them just for backers.

Besides, the expansion boxes will have a plastic inlay and the backers will receive a special bag with the game´s logo, perfect for the dice and counters.

New vehicles are waiting in the stretch goals as long as new cards and game resources. The terrain cards will become very important and change the course of a battle





See you in the battlefield!



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19 JUL 2016 at 2:28pm

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Hi friends!

The battle continues and new stretch goals have been unlocked!.

Now we have Counterattack, barricades, sand dunes, desert buildings and ruins cards available for the British and Italian forces and a textile U.S. bag.

Not just support and terrain cards have been unlocked. Furthermore, just for backers, 3 new Panzer II and M3 Lee cards were unlocked as well. 

Meanwhile we continue working in new cards artwork.





Come on!! We can't win the war in the first week. The way to the victory is long and there are some surprises close to you... are you ready for them?

We will see you on the battlefield!



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5 AUG 2016 at 4:50pm

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Greetings friends,

Tomorrow you and all our interested gamers may see in detail all cards of 2GM TACTICS (Base game) and ONUS! our first game at GEN CON.

They shall be shown at the Discover International Games event that takes place onSaturday the 6th, from 8.00 PM to 12.00PM. 

We will have two tables there. The main one with 2GM so you will be able to see and touch what there is inside the base game box and why not to start thinking about what your army would look like in your next battle.

The other table will have ONUS and its expansions.

You may find them at room ICC 242.

There is a website available: https://www.gencon.com/events/96446

On the other side, thanks to Thierry Salgon and François Masquère, Rulebook and Solo Rules are now available in French.

Finaly we would liker to share with your a great review from our friends of A wargamers neeful things. We hope you enjoy it!

http://www.awargamersneedfulthings.co.uk/2016/07/2gm-tactics.html



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10 AUG 2016 at 5:21pm

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Greetings friends,

We have reached the last stage of our campaign with a lot of new game components added.

Thank you for your support. With your help, we have unlocked 17 stretch goals and we continue upgrading our armies with new units and support cards. So far we have increased the available games by 106 new cards, with 45 are exclusive for backers.

Furthermore 13 new scenarios, part of 3 historical campaigns have been added to the campaign book. And, we are going to add weather effect tables, and cloth bags, coasters...

But we still are engaged in the struggle. We can unlock 26 more new cards, and 9 new scenarios, and more counters... and we have some more stretch goals in mind, if the numbers keep going up. How far can we reach? It is up to you, but we know we need new recruits to hit big numbers.

In other news, a new 150x75cm playmat has been included as add-on. This new playmat is specially designed for a 4 player game and it will allow you to play with 2 'Headquarters' in each side instead of 1. The mat also comes with 48 special terrain cards.



Grab a friend, post a message somewhere, and join us on the battlefield!



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13 AUG 2016 at 5:02pm

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Greetings friends!

Our Kickstarter campaign is in its last week!

We have prepared new stretch goals for this week: New Eastern Front Generals are coming, along with transport units for Africa and artillery for all the expansions. There will be new campaigns as well. New battles in Africa (El Alamein), the Summer Campaign at the Eastern Front and the US invasion of Sicily. We also have new tokens for all the expansions and the Italian Cloth Bag.







Furthermore, we have un locked two stretcg goals.

Within the Soviet Union expansion we will include 3 ZIS-3 medium artillery cards; within the Germany expansion 3 Tiger II heavy tank cards; within the UK expansion 2 'Enlist' supply cards; within the Italy expansion 2 'Reinforcements' supply cards. The Scenarios Book will have the second part of the Eastern Front campaign including 3 Historical battles of the Winter Campaign: The battle of Moscow and the soviet counterattack that ended with the second battle of Kharkov.



Just for backers there will be 3 Fiat 3000 Italian light tank cards and 3 QF-6 pounder British artillery. Within the UK and Italy expansions we will include 2 'Under Supressive Fire' cards. The Scenarios Book will have the battle of Crete including 3 Historical battles of the German Operation Mercury at Maleme to control the military airport and Galatas. Replying to several backer´s request we will include in every expansion Terrain tokens that we may place over units as a modifiers reminder.



We will see you on the battlefield



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17 AUG 2016 at 5:00pm

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Greetings friends!

Just 3 days left before the Kickstarter campaign is over.

Figures are astonishing. More than 20 unlocked Stretch Goals: 150 new cards (55 just for backers), 30 Scenarios belonging to 8 Campaigns and a lot of extra stuff.

Together with the initial cards we have 690 cards.

But we still have some days left, so we inform you about the last SGs and a FINAL REWARD









New unit cards for the expansions within the last 4 SGs. New airplanes and reinforcement units that will fight at the Eastern Front and North of Africa. And some support and exclusive cards for all the armies.

We will also include new Campaigns in the Scenarios Book. From the battle of Stalingrad till the battle of Kursk at the Eastern Front; More to the West, combats at Hürtgen Woods; UK will invade Sicily (new campaign); and 3 historical scenarios: Dunkirk, Kasserine annd Pointe du Hoc.

As a final reward we include the Italy's campaign: From the Allies' invasion till the battles at Gustav and Gothic Lines. And 6 Generals just for this campaign and the KS.

Finally we include the Soviet cloth bag.

We will see you on the battlefield!



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18 AUG 2016 at 5:52pm

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We are in the last 48 hours! Today we have reach some SG like BGG 600 fans, and 67K$ and we are so close to reach 69K$ and 400 retweets. Here you have a photo of 2GM at GenCon 2016: 





 

Thank you friends for your support!! We will see you on the battlefield!!



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20 AUG 2016 at 3:58am

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Greetings friends!!

Our Kickstarter campaign finishes in 12 hours!!

In last days we have unlocked some stretch goals, in fact we are so close to unlock 75K$ SG too!!

Thank you for your support and your efforts in this days. In appreciation for your support to the campaign we are going to unlock free the 1000 Backers SG for all backers! So T35 soviet tank shall be available for backers together a special designed scenario.



Furthermore we have added final 80K$ stretch goal that we have called the End of the war stretch goal.

We have decided to add some reinforcements for the UK and Italy expansions. For UK we will include 3 Comet medium tank cards and the Conflicting Orders support card. For Italy 3 L6/40 Light tank cards, 3 Semovente 47/32 self-propelled artillery cards and 2 Bayonets and Conflicting Orders support cards.

And the Soviets will get 2 Yak-9 fighter cards!!!!

Just for backers, 3 M18 Hellcat American antitank cards and 3 Hummel German self-propelled artillery cards.

We hope in last hours we can reach both locked SG (75K & 80K) in order to unlock all stretch goals available



Thank you friends for your support!

We will see you on the battlefield...



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22 AUG 2016 at 1:29pm

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Greetings friends, Our campaign has finished. It was a hard work but we have received a great support.... almost 900 backers!!! Thank you for your support. Now, we have to continue working hard to comply with the expected delivery date. Thank you again, and we will see you on the battlefield.



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24 OCT 2016 at 12:17pm

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Greetings friends,

Since campaign ends we have worked hard in 2GM. Here you have how our taks advance:



The Spanish version of the base game is completed. In regards with the expansions, we are working in some illustrations and layout of some of the cards. Almost half of these are ready to be deployed onto the battlefield.

With regards the English version, we are in the final stages of proof-reading the rules and cards of the base game. For the expansions, the most important topic here is that we are progressing in parallel with the Spanish editions, so we assure everything is on track and that both editions are through and through identical. Currently, the texts in the cards is the only pending task and it will be reviewed a posteriori by a pro-team.



Some of the extras, the coasters and the cloth bags, are already stored in the warehouse. The play mats are being printed as you read this update and we are still collecting some missing information about the T-shirts. The Campaign Book is being localized and then, once copy-edited, it will be properly laid-out.



That’s all for now.

See you in the battlefield!



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15 NOV 2016 at 3:20pm

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Greetings friends,

We have already sent the first set of components for a printing-test (tokens, tiles and HQ). Also, in a few days, we will send the definitive version of the boxes in both languages. We are currently proof-reading the English texts, as well as working with some illustrations and cards layout.

We expect to have all the stuff in the printer before the end of November in order to perform the final and hopefully definitive color-print test. So, basically, that means that only the customized set of dice, the Art book and the Campaign Book will remain as a ‘work in progress’.

And for those eager to see more about the game, here you have a set of new illustrations to come!

See you all on the battlefield!





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9 MAR 2017 at 11:13am

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Greetings friends,

Last weekend we have shown at Hispania wargames fair the sample we have received from 2GM and all expansion packs.

We are very satisfied with the final results.

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We expect we can send the game to backers soon, in a few weeks.

Thank you for your support!



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21 MAY 2017 at 3:40am

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Greetings friends,

We are glad to announce the digital version of 2GM TWG for iOS and Android. The videogame, WWII Tactics Card Game, is now available for download at no additional cost after long months of development and testing. The digital version is a true reflection of the base game and we are convinced that it will please the war gamers community.



The videogame is the result of a close partnership among Nerlaska Studio, Draco Ideas and Mr. Alberto Llano and it is the second game of a saga called War Series.

In addition to the online 2 players games, WWII Tactics Card Game features a powerful built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) system, enabling solo games against three levels of difficulty.

The game does include a ranking system which allows you to get promoted as you achieve victories. Challenge your friends to become the most renowned Commanding Officer in WWII Tactics Card Game!

As in the board game, your decisions are paramount to successfully outwit your enemies: customize your deck with powerful units, design a wise supply line to the HQ and deploy reinforcements in a timely manner!

The digital game, which is totally free, is compatible with any Android device with version 2.3.3 or above and iOS and it's already available for download in English and Spanish in the Google Play Store and iOS APP Store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nlkengine.wwiitacticscardgame

https://itunes.apple.com/es/app/wwii-tactics-card-game/id1198626098?mt=8&l=es&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

If you do enjoy the game, please rate it in the convenient APP store. It will help us to improve!



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