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Friday, February 11, 2011

KHHHHAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!

Picked these guys up on Amazon recently. They are 1:50 scale by Hot Wheels. Not bad detail, and they're nice and big- perfect for a duel in the Mutara Nebula or in orbit of Regula! Any suggestions for a rule system that would accurately portray single ship, duel combat without being TOO cumbersome? Am I asking too much?


He tasks me!


Fire!


"Time is a luxury you don't have"


Enterprise.

Man. So nerdy.

17 comments:

Duncan said...

People have told me Attack Vector plays quickly when you understand it (I don't believe them but it is quite detailed) -- I have never played it.
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Basecoat101 said...

Adapt and use the rules you like from SFB and ignore the rules you do not like. That is what I did at first and it made it more enjoyable to play.

Take the movement charts. Instead of hexes moved convert that to inch(s) moved.

Cool models by the way.

Chris

Dirty Jon said...

Dork

WEBGriffin said...

I would think with a little adjustment and creation of stats for the Reliant and Enterprise, you could use Firestorm Armada.

Nerdy?? How's this quote for you?!?!

Khan: You have no sneeze guards on the salad bar!

SNL - mid 80's. William Shatner hosted and this is from the "other" famous skit (most famous is the "Get a life!" convention skit). In this skit, the Enterprise becomes a restaurant / hotel.

Shaun Watson said...

"Man. So nerdy."

I lol'd. XD

The only thing I know of that is remotely close to this sort of game is Aeronautica Imperialis.

Joseph said...

If you can find one, try picking up a copy of FASA's old Starship Combat Simulator. It was a stand-alone game they released in conjunction with their Star Trek RPG, and it was fantastic. Blew away Starfleet Battles in terms of playability.

Dirty Jon said...

@Joseph: It sure did! That's the one with the counters and all that, right? I have not seen that in at least a decade.

Todd said...

I agree that you could use Firestorm Armada rules if you were willing to do the legwork on creating the ship stats. The great thing with that idea is you could use smaller frigates in conjunction with the Heavy cruisers (Enterprise) and light cruisers (Reliant) just like in FA.

Otherwise only thing I know of out on the market would be the Federation Commander ruleset from ADB.

Bob R said...

Again I would second Federation Commander, but remember - the only reason the Reliant even had a shot at the Enterprise was the sneak attack that knocked out most of it's power systems. In a straight match up the smart money is on the Enterprise, unless you apply some special scenario rules to replicate the start of the battle (perhaps give the NCL a free volley without shields being up?).

Joseph said...

@Dirty Jon: It came with counters, but there was also a pretty extensive line of lead minis for it. Some of those were gorgeous, too; the Klingon D-10 cruiser was a favorite.

The Northern Gamer said...

Actually, I think that Squadron strike (from the makes of Attack vector tactical) might be less technicly demanding. It's still 'crunchy' but you don't need a Phd in physics to understand it since all the math is 'under the hood'.

indierockclimber said...

Excellent! Thanks everyone for the great suggestions :)

Retro said...

Wait... 1:50 scale? How big ARE these things?!?! The size of a sailboat?!?

indierockclimber said...

hahaha yeah, I guess that scale is way off. Didn't even click- although I just double checked the box and it definitely says 1:50. Weird.

I wish I had a sailboat sized enterprise though.

Retro said...

a google search tell me the enterprise was 288 meters long. A 1:50 scale model would be about 20 feet long!

Bob R said...

Maybe it's a 1:50 scale model of the original Enterprise model made by Douglas Trumbull for ST:TMP....I think that was something like 10' long :)

Goroxx said...

My personal favorite, Starmada.

http://www.mj12games.com/starmada/

Check out

http://www.star-ranger.com/Home.htm

for anything and everything related to miniature starship combat.

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