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Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles

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Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles

Post by raydude » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:45 am

Here's a link to a presentation by Ares Games of their upcoming miniatures game: Battlestar Galactica: Starship Miniatures.

These guys have done Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory, both of which fall into my "bought it but can't find folks to play with me" pile of boardgames. The gameplay looks similar to X-wing but they've also managed to include the drifting maneuvers from the show (where a ship is moving in one direction while pointing in another direction).

I also like the ship control panel. It shows at a glance how much kinetic energy your ship has, the speed setting, altitude indicator and rotation dial.

From the video I gather that the initial set contains Apollo + generic pilot and their vipers against 2 generic raptors for $50. I know I'm interested. I have too many unplayed games to just buy it on a whim, but if I see more buzz about it I may have to just cave and get at least the starter set.

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:20 pm

Its nice looking Ill give it that. I used to draw Vipers back in school when I should have been doing school stuff. I even sold them to others. :)
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles

Post by Holman » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:46 pm

The mechanics look interesting, but they're going to have a hard time competing with FF's X-Wing juggernaut.
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Post by Blackhawk » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:01 pm

I was just looking at this today. The minis look good, but I also have trouble bringing these games to the table.
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Post by hepcat » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:18 am

I was drooling over it at gencon. Definitely on my want list. It just looks amazing in the table.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles

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