CoolMiniOrNot has just launched their Kickstarter project for Rivet Wars, a game they’re indicating is a “real time strategy inspired” board game featuring what appears to be super deformed/LEGO-style miniatures. The setting is that of a steampunk WWI and designer Ted Terranova promises the action to be fast and furious with high casualty counts. As with most CMON projects there’s loads of stretch goals and promos already (you can even score yourself The Veteran who looks suspiciously like Rambo…) so the time is now to go check out Rivet Wars! The project has a funding goal of $25,000 and runs through February 4th.
Rivet Wars is a miniatures boardgame that springs forth from the warped imagination of Ted Terranova – set on a world that never quite left World War I but with crazy technology like walking tanks, diesel powered armor, unicycled vehicles and armor plated cavalry!
Don’t let the cute visuals fool you, it’s a world full of angst, war-torn camaraderie and dark humor.
Rivet Wars is at its heart a strategy game, with both players deploying units each round to counter the threats set forth by their opponent and stay one tactical step ahead.
Heavily influenced by Ted’s experience working on RTS games like Rise of Nations, players gather resources (bunkers and capture points) and use these to deploy streams of new units!
There’s an ebb and flow on the tactical landscape and you can stock up surprises for your opponent to be unleashed even as he thinks he’s winning!