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Zoe Brain
post Jun 19 2019, 01:57 AM
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Ares Games new Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles game might be of interest to jaded X-wing players.

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The innovative game system features easy to learn rules, a unique set of maneuver cards for each spaceship, and two exclusive devices — the control panel and the rotating miniature base. You will be able to relive the exciting combat sequences from the TV series on your tabletop.

The miniatures have to be seen to be believed.

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From https://www.aresgames.eu/23826

The Battlestar Galactica - 33 Campaign is a series of massive events inspired by “33” - the first episode of the first season of the Reimagined series to be held at all major shows the company attends during 2019 - UK Game Expo, Origins, Gencon, Essen, and Pax Unplugged, (as well as other events worldwide). The flow of the campaign can be followed in a dedicated page, now online at https://www.aresgames.eu/games/battlestar-g...ine/33-campaign

The Battlestar Galactica and the rest of the Colonial fleet are relentlessly pursued by Cylons. Thirty-three minutes after each Faster-than-light jump, the Cylons arrive again, trying to exterminate what’s left of Mankind. Each event will be one of our “jumps” – the Colonial fleet is jumping from one event to the next, and the battle continues, involving hundreds of BSG fans around the world.

The outcome of each event will influence the flow of the campaign. Based on the number of participants and damage inflicted to enemy starships during the battle, the running total of the human and material losses will grow, and the balance of the war can flip in favor of the Cylons or the Colonials. When, at the end of the year, the Colonial Fleet will be ready to jump to safety, will there be enough of Humankind left to avoid extinction? To follow the balance of the war, check the 33 Campaign page!

The Wintercon 2019 scenario is Australia's contribution to the worldwide event, set in an asteroid field where a tanker detachment has been sent to gather fuel - and divert some of the Cylon fleet.



All models will be provided, though players are welcome to bring their own. System is Ares Games new and award winning Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles game, where each player controls a Viper fighter or Cylon raider. Movement rules fit on one half page, firing the other half, so while not as easy to pick up as Wings of Glory WWI air combat, it is easy for absolute beginners to learn quickly.

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Zoe Brain
post Jul 3 2019, 12:37 AM
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An asteroid field. A decoy ship with a dodgy ftl drive that can't keep up with the fleet. Clapped out Vipers not even good for spare parts.

They Were Expendable: a scenario where keeping the Cylons occupied for a while and taking as many out as you can before you have to eject is the best that can be hoped for.

A SAR Raptor is on it's way though. Can the Colonials keep the Cylons off long enough for it to rescue the ejected pilots?

Join the special episode of our 33 Campaign at WINTERCON 2019 in Canberra, get exclusive prizes, and be the first to play with a pre-release official Raptor model!
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