Wednesday 11 March 2009

Frontier Space

A mini-campaign devised by Paul overnight as he had forgotten to bring his rules along with his models from Geordieland.

A knocked together rules using ideas from DBA. ('These Starships are a lot like Elephants') sees a classic ST Federation vs Klingons match up.

Four planets and two Starbases on each side and a treacherous region of space in between. Plus a Wormhole to link the two sides.

The Wormhole is in a bad position for the Federation as it is one map move away from three planets. Ships are only built at the Starbases so theres no quick way to reinforce them. Plus the resources to build ships come from the planets.

The Starmap
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After the fleets were slowly built up ships started buzzing backwards and forwards through the wormhole. I managed to quickly build a frigate and send it through , but it was destroyed in a one-on-one battle on the other side by a Klingon counterpart. The Klingons then sent a sizable force through to meet the defending Feds. One of our retreating heavy cruisers managed to sneak into the hole and eventually captured a Klingon planet, but a large Klingon force was loose in oue sector.

Another pounding
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The Klingons in retaliation captured two undefended Federation planets.

After yet another defeat, where the Klingons regained their lost planet, the Federation gave up and headed off the map.

So that was 5 battles, and numerous map moves, in the space of about 90 minutes. Not many ships involved so not too much tactical movement in the battles (but there was one instance of the Feds doing a dummy retreat and then ambushing a damaged ship; So it was possible.)

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