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Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles

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18 Jul 2018 16:59 #277858 by ubarose

Ares Games will be unveiling their tabletop miniature combat game, Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles, at Gen Con, with a later release of the starter set expected in December of 2018

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18 Jul 2018 17:49 #277859 by southernman
Ouch ! Priced for the super fan (I'm not quite there).

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18 Jul 2018 18:34 - 18 Jul 2018 21:05 #277864 by Sagrilarus
That's a cheap Ares' intro price, Wings of Glory Battle of Britain and Sails of Glory are both more. Four models for $50 is a good intro price these days.

I want to see how they handle damage. I hate chit pull. I want cards.
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18 Jul 2018 20:30 #277870 by repoman
Wonder how they were able to get such a hot and current I.P. ?

Will Muffit will get his own pilot card ?

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18 Jul 2018 21:13 #277872 by Sagrilarus
You're aware this is a couple of guys in their basement, right?

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18 Jul 2018 21:29 #277873 by ChristopherMD
It's a good IP. If it was a Space: Above and Beyond minis game I'd mock it but Galactica is a modern classic that still has a lot of fans.

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18 Jul 2018 21:39 #277875 by Gary Sax
Honestly, I'm kind of interested. Would need to know more about their tweaks to the system.

Prepaints, I hope?

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18 Jul 2018 21:45 #277876 by ubarose

Gary Sax wrote: Honestly, I'm kind of interested. Would need to know more about their tweaks to the system.

Prepaints, I hope?


Yes, preprinted and assembled. There is a picture of one on the article. Small box. Click it to enlarge.
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18 Jul 2018 21:57 #277877 by Sagrilarus
It's inertial movement. Direction of motion from the prior turn continues in this one. So you can be facing one way and moving in another. There's obstacles on the board though, and drifting into them busts you up. It makes the movement more space-like.
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18 Jul 2018 22:23 #277879 by WadeMonnig
Ares did Divinity Derby, I'd totally love to review that.

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18 Jul 2018 22:25 #277880 by Gary Sax

Sagrilarus wrote: It's inertial movement. Direction of motion from the prior turn continues in this one. So you can be facing one way and moving in another. There's obstacles on the board though, and drifting into them busts you up. It makes the movement more space-like.


That could be good, actually.

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18 Jul 2018 22:28 #277882 by san il defanso

Gary Sax wrote:

Sagrilarus wrote: It's inertial movement. Direction of motion from the prior turn continues in this one. So you can be facing one way and moving in another. There's obstacles on the board though, and drifting into them busts you up. It makes the movement more space-like.


That could be good, actually.


Yeah, that really captures what made space combat cool in the show as well, at least the newer version. It certainly sets it apart from something like X-Wing, at first glance.

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19 Jul 2018 03:14 #277888 by southernman

Sagrilarus wrote: That's a cheap Ares' intro price, Wings of Glory Battle of Britain and Sails of Glory are both more. Four models for $50 is a good intro price these days.

I want to see how they handle damage. I hate chit pull. I want cards.


Probbaly why I don't do miniatures games then, that proce my be close to £50 when it hits UK shores so definitely won't be looking at it unfortunately.
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19 Jul 2018 09:33 #277895 by jpat
Aren't there, like, two whole Viper models and, er, one Raider model? I saw the reference to Scar and to named-pilot ships, but while a base sounds kind of cool, this seems to have pretty short legs. Of course, to my far-from-expert eye, most of the Sails of Glory ships look the same, too, and there are three or four large waves of those (and at least many of the early Wings of War minis were just repaints of the same model).
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19 Jul 2018 09:46 - 19 Jul 2018 09:46 #277898 by ubarose

jpat wrote: Aren't there, like, two whole Viper models and, er, one Raider model? I saw the reference to Scar and to named-pilot ships, but while a base sounds kind of cool, this seems to have pretty short legs. Of course, to my far-from-expert eye, most of the Sails of Glory ships look the same, too, and there are three or four large waves of those (and at least many of the early Wings of War minis were just repaints of the same model).


It looks to me like you are correct. The models of the named ships are the same as the standard, but have "markings" (i.e. slightly different paints), and come with special named pilot cards.
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