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BSG miniatures Game from Ares

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11 Apr 2018 20:38 #267327 by Michael Barnes
Well this is unexpected...the original designers of X-Wing, IE the Wings of War guys, are doing a BSG minis game. Could be really cool! And since there are only like 6 ships including capitals...
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11 Apr 2018 20:44 #267328 by Gary Sax
Could be good? The fiction is kind of interesting. Who knows!

And yeah, that line is going to be *pretty* limited.

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11 Apr 2018 21:36 #267333 by Brewmiester
But you'll have to have Scar, Starbuck, Apollo, Boomer ...

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11 Apr 2018 21:41 #267334 by ChristopherMD
I'm still good with WWI.

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11 Apr 2018 23:32 #267339 by cdennett

Gary Sax wrote: And yeah, that line is going to be *pretty* limited.


That's the part that actually excites me...but then again, I'm not a miniatures gamer.

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12 Apr 2018 08:21 #267351 by southernman
I'm all over BSG stuff ... then again I've got WoW and X-Wing stuff gathering dust on my shelves, I'm a bit of an easy touch sometimes when games look like toys.

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12 Apr 2018 08:41 #267352 by charlest
If it feels somewhat contained (just 1 or 2 expansion waves and that's it), I'm all over this. If it's chasing expansions endlessly, no thanks.

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12 Apr 2018 08:51 #267353 by Legomancer
What a weird idea. I guess you work with the license you have, but who thinks of BSG and goes, "oh yeah, all those space battles!"
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12 Apr 2018 09:10 - 12 Apr 2018 09:18 #267355 by Sagrilarus

The game will feature innovative mechanics allowing players to simulate space combat using simple and intuitive rules to imitate the unique dynamics of the battles in the TV show.


Curious to know if it will use non-aerodynamic movement rules, and what they are if it does.



The missile's base has Sails of Glory coloring on its edges, and its movement card shows different amounts of travel based on it. My guess is that the game uses inertial movement (assuming I'm reading the picture correctly).

The bases have 12 sides.
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12 Apr 2018 09:17 #267356 by Sagrilarus

charlest wrote: If it feels somewhat contained (just 1 or 2 expansion waves and that's it), I'm all over this. If it's chasing expansions endlessly, no thanks.


"Expansions" has always been a relative thing with Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory. The core set gives you absolutely everything you need, what remains is to buy whatever ships or planes catch your eye. I'll admit I like buying a lot of different ones, but that's the history buff in me, not the gamer.

I think there are new Ace cards in the airplane packs, but you can print your own and use them as you choose.

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12 Apr 2018 09:35 #267357 by charlest

Sagrilarus wrote:

charlest wrote: If it feels somewhat contained (just 1 or 2 expansion waves and that's it), I'm all over this. If it's chasing expansions endlessly, no thanks.


"Expansions" has always been a relative thing with Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory. The core set gives you absolutely everything you need, what remains is to buy whatever ships or planes catch your eye. I'll admit I like buying a lot of different ones, but that's the history buff in me, not the gamer.

I think there are new Ace cards in the airplane packs, but you can print your own and use them as you choose.


Sure, but there's a "gotta have 'em all" aspect to X-Wing that I suffered from for the longest time (not anymore). If they hold back iconic pilots for later waves I'll struggle with whether I need Hot Dog or whoever.

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12 Apr 2018 09:40 #267358 by stoic
Replied by stoic on topic BSG miniatures Game from Ares
www.aresgames.eu/20715

That's good news. I like that the BSG world is being brought back to life. I hope that they'll add in a Battletech like RPG for the pilots. Without an active tv show though does this mean that it will be limited to aging fans?

I also wonder what this Ares licensing agreement says about FFG's ability to regain the BSG license for its now dormant and OOP BSG boardgames? I own the base game, but, none of the expansions--and, I once wanted to get them.

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12 Apr 2018 11:14 - 12 Apr 2018 12:27 #267371 by Sagrilarus

charlest wrote:

Sagrilarus wrote:

charlest wrote: If it feels somewhat contained (just 1 or 2 expansion waves and that's it), I'm all over this. If it's chasing expansions endlessly, no thanks.


"Expansions" has always been a relative thing with Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory. The core set gives you absolutely everything you need, what remains is to buy whatever ships or planes catch your eye. I'll admit I like buying a lot of different ones, but that's the history buff in me, not the gamer.

I think there are new Ace cards in the airplane packs, but you can print your own and use them as you choose.


Sure, but there's a "gotta have 'em all" aspect to X-Wing that I suffered from for the longest time (not anymore). If they hold back iconic pilots for later waves I'll struggle with whether I need Hot Dog or whoever.


Don't confuse X-Wing as an Ares product. FFG is a very different animal. FFG put ship-specific rules material into each package. You can fly a 1st gen Wings of War airplane from 2006 with the modern game with no disadvantage, and no change of rules.
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12 Apr 2018 21:26 #267432 by Sevej
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Hmm, I'm not sure about this. Again, FFG's BSG is quite the perfect rendition of its first season.

Then the BSG space combat is quite different from both WoG & X-Wing. Also, there seems to be a lot more Raiders for each Vipers thematically.

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