Great War Commander

Defcon 1

Defcon 1
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Price: 79.00 €


Publisher: Asyncron

Reference: ASY-Defcon

Format: box

Period: Post 1945


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DEFCON 1 is a Cold War-themed game that can be played by 2 to 5 players, with 4 different game modes depending on the number of players. So the game is not exactly the same for 2 or 5 players.

DEFCON 1 is totally asymmetrical: each block has its own technology tree, its own MISSION and OBJECTIVE cards, and its own evolving reserve of units.

When you successfully complete your MISSION cards, you receive rewards that can help you achieve victory, depending on your OBJECTIVE cards.


  • PHASE 0: you collect resources (Oil, Uranium, Influence and R&D) according to the territories you control.
  • PHASE 1: by investing in R&D, you can develop your technologies and take part in the space race.
  • PHASE 2: with your influence, you can destabilize territories and then take political control of them.
  • PHASE 3: next, you can produce units in your factories. You can also upgrade your units.
  • PHASE 4: if the DEFCON level is 1, you can launch nuclear bombs.
  • PHASE 5: you can then redeploy units and attack neutral countries, and later in the game, as the DEFCON level rises, do the same against other blocks..

You can play 5 different blocks. 3 major blocs: Warsaw Pact, Atlantic Alliance, Non-Aligned Movement and 2 minor blocs: People's Republic of China and Republic of Korea.