Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Neutral Zone Infraction

Furry Cosplay?
Here's another project I'm slowly building. I've always been a "spaceship game" fan, and I've played just about everything. From the salad days of FASA's Starship Combat Simulator to GW's Gothic offering, I've collected a lot of spaceships. My newest incursion into the space gaming sector is, in part, thanks to Mongoose Publishing's A Call To Arms: Star Fleet.

Now, I'm not the biggest Star Fleet Battles guy. It's a lot of math, and if there's two things I'm not good at it's math. Also, I'm a Paramount/FASA fan when it comes to Star Trek gaming. The Star Fleet universe isn't quite the same. Imagine Star Trek stuck in neutral, never quite making it past the cartoon (which certainly had its own charms). No, I always liked the movie-era designs, as portrayed by the now out-of-print FASA game*.
The 'War Witch', Klingon Dreadnought.

However, all that said, Mongoose has done a remarkable job with the new game and models, in my opinion. The game isn't hex-based, which is cool. It's smooth and fast-playing. Sure there's already pages of errata, but what game doesn't have errata? Anyway, my goal is to paint up two opposing fleets, Klingon and Federation. Then, later this year, I hope to run a large convention-style game at our monthly meeting. In the meantime, I have a couple friends painting Romulans and Kzinti, so I should have some battle reports up soon.

So, here's another thing I'll update as I go. Not only do I have to paint the vessels, but some planets and a starbase (Epsilon IX?).
Princess V'leth Suun, Captain of the 'War Witch'.
* We actually hope to revive the FASA game in our group with newer 1/2500 scale models.

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