PRESS RELEASE: “Fog & Friction WWII” Seeking Support On Kickstarter
There are some war games out on the market that can literally take days, even weeks to complete. Now, I’m all for large and grand battles…but there are days where I need to tone it down (just a tad) to make way for real life engagements. That’s why I can appreciate games like “Fog & Friction WWII”, a card/strategy game that’s currently seeking your help on Kickstarter. It’s easier to learn and play but features artillery, tanks, supply routes, planes, battlefields…almost everything you’d expect from an in-depth war game. What’s more, expansions are planned that’ll allow you to custom build your very own Axis/Allies deck…who doesn’t like a little deck building from time to time?
Games Designer Tom Fisher from Pondfoot Games offered the following press release:
In the Summer of 1944 the Allied invasion of France began, the fate of Europe now lay in the hands of military commanders. As one of those commanders, you must take control of either an Allied or Axis combined arms force and lead them to victory. Will you use cunning and deception to outthink and out-manoeuvre your enemy, or rely on tanks and guns to smash through their lines with brute force? You will have to manage your resources carefully, deciding when and how to commit your forces for best effect as you fight across two battlefields at a time. But no plan survives contact with the enemy, do you have what it takes to overcome the unpredictable Fog & Friction of war and prove yourself as the greatest military commander?
“Battles are won by slaughter and manoeuvre. The greater the general, the more he contributes in manoeuvre, the less he demands in slaughter.” – Winston Churchill
Fog & Friction WWII is an easy to learn and fun to play game, designed for 2 players ages 12 and up, that attempts to reflect the challenges of military command during the later war period 1944-45 in Western Europe. The real challenge comes from the fact there are two deployment phases each round and two battlefields always in play so players must act and react to the battle as it unfolds, but always across two fronts! As an expandable card game it is playable right out of the box with two core decks, 1 Axis and 1 Allied, each containing 60 cards. Even more variety and depth can be obtained through the game’s expansions, of which two 30 card starter expansions are provided with the core game, allowing you to really start to build your force and fight the war the way you want to. More expansions are planned for both Allied and Axis, plus we hope to bring the Soviets into the war as well as explore other theatres. Unlike CCGs, there are no booster packs or rare cards, instead you know exactly what cards your money will get you each time!
Backing the Kickstarter is a great way to get the game and help us as a new independent games company. Not only will you receive it at a lower price than the RRP, but their are Kickstarter exclusives components available and you can even help influence the decision of what future expansions to release first!
But don’t take our word for how fun it is, Here’s what some other people have said:
“This game is a lot of fun to play, engrossing and with the expansions on top the re-playability is great” – Chris P, Wayland Games Blog
“What most impressed me about F&F was how it nailed the feeling of one commander trying to outsmart another on the field of battle… It seemed to pitch the balance just right between risk, reward, luck and control.” – Blind playtester feedback
“Firstly, I think the game design itself is very solid and intuitive with enough tactical depth to add some real tension, fighting on two fronts is genius and adds so much challenge and risk, I loved it and am already excited about playing again.” – Blind playtester feedback
You can learn more about and support “Fog & Friction WWII” by visiting its Kickstarter page, here: