Posts Tagged ‘Sci-Fi Gaming’

Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare launches on Kickstarter

Posted on June 6th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare is a new Commands & Colors variant from Richard Borg. As the name suggests, this variant of the game takes place in deep space, and covers combat between fleets of space ships and fighters. A kickstarter to fund this …

Star Wars: Legion – First impressions

Posted on March 14th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I had the chance over the past few days to play a couple of games of the long-anticipated new miniature wargame from Fantasy Flight Games – Star Wars: Legion. This is the fourth miniatures wargame that FFG have produced, following on from X-Wing …

Nemesis Board Game launches on Kickstarter

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

There is some debate amongst film fans as to which of the first two Alien films are the best – let’s ignore what happened after Aliens, as it all goes somewhat downhill from there. Alien is a true horror film set in space. OK, the premise w…

Core Space – new sc-fi skirmish game launches on Kickstarter

Posted on November 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Core Space is the new sci-fi skirmish game from Battle Systems, which is currently funding on Kickstarter. Battle Systems have previously run four very successful kickstarter campaigns to produced ranges of their excellent card scenery sets for sci-fi, fantasy and post-apocalyptic settings. This time around they are once again offering a set of sci-fi scenery, but this time it’s one of the key components in a skirmish game. Given that terrain is a major part of many miniatures games, this seemed the natural next step for Battle Systems, and whilst offering terrain as part of a sci-fi skirmish game is nothing new, since this terrain is card rather than plastic, MDF or resin, you tend to get more for your money. Whilst card terrain is most definitely at the budget end of the market, the Battle Systems product is actually very good – and thus makes putting together large corridor systems (much loved by sci-fi gamers and fantasy dungeon crawlers alike) very affordable. The Core Space kickstarter campaign was launched with a set of beta-rules already available for download – the theme of the game appears to be freelance freighter crews attempting missions in order to try and make a living […]

Warcradle Studios obtain Spartan Games IP from Rebel Publishing

Posted on September 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Just in case you missed the announcement earlier this week, Warcradle Studios – the creative studio of Wayland Games, who are currently known for their game Wild West Exodus, have acquired the Spartan Games IP for Dystopian Wars, the Firestorm Universe (both Armada and Planetfall) and Uncharted Seas from Rebel Publishing, following their recent collapse. In a move that can only be applauded, Warcardle almost immediately issued a video explaining the situation, what they had bought and what they were not liable for, as there are obvious issues surrounding goods owned to kickstarter backers etc. Whilst it’s very sad to see the demise of Rebel Publishing, the fact that these game IPs are likely to survive is very good news for those gamers who have invested into them over the years. We look forward to seeing the direction that Warcradle take these games in future months.Filed under: Hobby News Tagged: Fantasy Gaming, Sci-Fi Gaming, Steampunk

X-Wing – Flying Casual

Posted on September 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

  I’d noted in my first post about Dilution Theory that I hadn’t played the X-Wing Miniatures Game this year, despite very much enjoying the game. One of the main causes of this (other than breaking my wrist earlier this year and missing the Regional at Battlefield Hobbies) was the fact that my main opponent – my son Josh – moved away from home. He’s now back, which is a huge bonus as we play several games together, such as Runewars, Ninja All-Stars, Planetfall, Lord of the Rings LCG and, of course, X-Wing. We are now making a visit to the Friday club night at Battlefield Hobbies a regular part of our week, which has meant that we’ve been playing X-Wing for the last few weeks – primarily due to the fact that Josh had been inspired by watching trailers for the new Star Wars Battlefront 2 game. As I have previously written, I’m not a huge fan of meta-gaming in X-Wing, and actually avoid it if at all possible, so I haven’t read that much about squadron building – I’d much rather think about what I fancy flying and then throw something onto the table at the start of the evening, […]