Monday, February 20, 2017

Ganesha Games "Star Eagles" Update - Box Art, Ship Previews, Scale Comparison, Playtest

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More news on the development side of Star Eagles. A great preview of the cover art depicting a S'Sekai Drake vs ConStar Eagle. This is not yet finished and we are told the finished piece will be much more of a full-on battle scene with more going on in the background. 

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There have been a number of pictures put out showing the ships in comparison to one another and we have received yet more. The above picture shows a formation of ConStar ships - a Concord, escorted by two eagles and an arrow. The image below shows S'Sekai and ConStar light and medium fighters next to some fighters from X-wing. This is a nice scale as it allows a bit more detail and will make a collection of ships all the more impressive.

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We are also getting some news on the Proxima Centauri designs as well as some of the larger ships. Seen below are the Alpha Dart medium fighter and Alpha Cobra light fighter along with the ConStar Osprey gunboat. I am thrilled by the concept of larger gunboat style ships..

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The last note is on the play test pics that have been released. These show the dynamic movement and maneuver system and we have been provided ith some insight into how skilled maneuvering can get into good positions (second below). It has also been revealed that missiles will have a tracking time in which targeted ships will have a chance to react to them, adding another level of tactical fun.

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"The S'Sekai fighter in the middle successfully pulled off a reverse turn manoeuvre behind the ConStar medium fighter. It had to survive a reaction fire shot from the ConStar light fighters guarding its tail. It successfully evaded the incoming fire of the light fighters and fired a lethal barrage of Blaster shells into the vulnerable tail of the unfortunate ConStar medium fighter, destroying it."

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ganesha Games "Star Eagles" - New Card Mockups, Mechanics Reveals and S'Sekai Concept

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Hello All,

The Star Eagles news eeps rolling out as Ganesha Games moves toward their Kickstarter for their ambitious new space fighter combat game. Every reveal makes me want more and more for this game to be out already, but alas I (and you all) will have to do with teaser, pre-production chatter and snippets until then.

One of the coolest reveals, as far as background for the stock setting goes, is the colored image of the S'Sekai. Admittedly, I had guessed at what these guys were going to look like based on the name and the ship designs but I am happy to have my suspicions confirmed. The S'Sekai fit the bill of 80's alien menace.

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In other news, there has been some discussion of the movement mechanic, showing how the movement sticks will be implemented. It has been revealed that gradual turns will be easy to perform, but for true maneuvering, pilots will have to engage in a bit of risk with more complex maneuvers including side-slips and high-G turns. It has also been revealed that the game will utilize only D6 (six-sided).

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We have also been treated to more mocked up fighter cards. The most recent set (above) show us the light fighter for ConStar and the S'Sekai. Some discussion of the features of these ships revealed that "Nimble" and "Very Nimble" are abilities that make it harder to target the ship while it is jinking about (this does negatively affect the jinking ship as well). Afterburner will provide temporary speed boosts to ships that are normally slower, something that ConStar uses to counter the S'Sekai superior speed.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Ganesha Games "Star Eagles" Update - Playtest Components Revealed

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A recent post on the Star Eagles Facebook Page revealed a set of ships and game components planned for use in an upcoming playtest game. While they revealed nothing about the game rules these simple components say much about the intentions for this game.

Pre-measured sticks are a staple of the Ganesha games but new to the panoply of  play elements. Damon Richardson, did say that the maneuver sticks will allow movement options with great maneuverability in mind. It was also revealed that 3D missile markers for each of the missile types in the game will be a thing. This all suggests a very dynamic game with missiles tracking around and fighters juking and jinking around .

If you want to keep up on developments, show support, or communicate directly with the creators, head over to the Star Eagles Facebook group - HERE

Saturday, February 11, 2017

New Game On The Horizon - Ganesha Games "Star Eagles"

Hello all,

Long time no post, but something pretty amazing came across my sensors, that I just had to share.

Ganesha Games, famous for its "Song of" titles among others, is working on a new fighter combat that tickles me right in the childhood. Clearly rooted in the classic scifi space fighter combat genre of the 70s and 80s this game promises to bring something fun and fast to the tabletop.

At the core of the game will be a rule book and a set of miniatures for their stock universe. The ships, representing the ConStar (Earth and its Colonies) and the S'Sekai aliens will be professionally produced from 3D printed renders and then turned into highly detailed resin models.

The images below show some of the designs that have been revealed for both the ConStar and S'Sekai. Both forces will have a variety of light, medium and heavy fighters. Larger ships have been hinted at as well and words such as "gunboat" and "corvette" have been bandied around.

If the beautiful miniatures are not enough, the system has some pretty awesome goals in mind. Besides providing a system that plays up to around 12 a side with fast play and details, Ganesha is going to provide a full construction system for the game that will allow you to add new or customized fighters to the game or build your favorite universe from TV and movies. What's more, I have confirmed that the stock ships from their built-in universe are made using the construction system, so we will not have a game where you creations will never measure up to the ships that came with the game. This is also extremely useful if you are trying to design variants or your own ships to fit into the universe.

Not much has been revealed about the mechanics, but two sample mock-ups for potential craft have been revealed. While not finalized designs or format, you can see that there is the possibility for a wide variety of design elements, even in a simple format. You can also see the difference in design philosophy between S'Sekai and ConStar. 

Ganesha Games will be pushing this game through a Kickstarter that is slated to hit the scene in March or April. I'll be posting more news as it becomes available, as well as my on thoughts on what is revealed. If you would like to follow along on your own, you can join the Facebook group devoted to the game here -

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New YouTube Channel About D&D 5E "Elf Bait"

Hey folks,

For any of you still following me here, I recently kicked off a YouTube channel where I, in my garage and using my meager camera and audio resources, discuss Dungeons and Dragons and my new 5E campaign.

Please join me there, subscribe, comment and share "Elf Bait"



Friday, November 18, 2016

New Wood Parts Means New Ships

I haven't been working on this project much as sculpting is taking hat time I have, but I was at the 
craft store with my wife and decided to wander past the wood craft section. Frustratingly, they seem to have changed their supplier and in doing so also changed what items they carry. I'm sure they have market reasons for this, but it has meant that it is harder to find more of the parts I started the project with. What I have found are some new shapes that were not out before. 

I picked up some packs of shapes that looked like they would fit in with the project. Some of the resulting hull shapes are shown below. 

These ship hulls are made up of two pieces and form a nice shape. I have them sitting on the flat end as the disk at the top is slightly rounded on one side. The bulk would be consistent with some sort of light cruiser. regardless of which direction I orient them they will have ample space for bow weapons.

The next two examples make use of different sized spools. I had initially avoided spool shapes because they were just too straight, but they are a great way to create a large area for greeblies and weapons systems. The one on the left is definitely another light cruiser while the one on the right is closer in size to what I have been building as destroyers, maybe even a little smaller. The right-hand example makes use of one of the plastic dome beads I had been using as turrets to break the flat ended spool shape. Both have rounded tail ends so they are sitting on handy model parts for the purposes of the picture.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

This is Not a Test...

No, this is a real miniatures game. It's an insanely good one at that. A skirmish level game with tons of fan support, playtesting and a living community, "This is Not a Test" (TNT) combines elements of many classic iterations of the post-apocalyptic adventure setting. Heavily influence by Fallout it is much more than that and you can find nods to Road Warrior, horror movies, even classics like Gamma World.

While written with 28mm in mind, TNT works perfectly well for 15mm and other scales. You can successfully play it in 15mm without even adjusting ranges, the distances will just seem a bit more real scale. The game has its own growing range of 28mm miniatures but the rules showcase a range of miniatures from several manufacturers proving that this game will allow you to get started with many of the miniatures already in your collection.

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