Feb 6, 2019
Ares announces an agreement with Griggling Games to publish worldwide the second edition of Quartermaster General WW2, a fast-paced strategy game created by Ian Brody and first released in 2015, with nearly 10,000 copies sold in English, French, and Russian. The new edition is planned to release in the second half of 2019.
In Quartermaster General WW2, players take command of the major powers of the Second World War, and supply is crucial to keep their armies and navies fighting. They are challenged to destroy enemies’ supply lines to lead them to surrender. The game is suited for 2 to 6 players, playing one or more countries on either the Axis or Allied team. Each major power has a unique set of strikingly illustrated cards with which to muster their forces, represented by wooden army and navy pieces. The game is simple to learn and quick to setup – but difficult to master, and each game plays differently, ensuring replayability.
First Edition Quartermaster General was nominated for several awards: the 2015 International Gamers Award for General Strategy: Multi-player Game, as well as the 2014 Golden Geek 2014 for Wargame of the Year. In addition, the leading French language board game website awarded Quartermaster General WW2 the Tric Trac 2016 d’or (Gold Medal) for Wargame of the Year. Three expansions were released for the game – “Air Marshal”, “Alternate Histories”, and “Prelude”, and three games using its engine: “Victory or Dead”, “Quartermaster General 1914”, and “Cold War”.
The second edition of Quartermaster General WW2, by Ares Games, represents a careful revision of the original game, improving its ease of play, clarity, play balance, and more. Refreshed packaging artwork heralds the improvements to make this great game even better.