More playtesting for the Stars & Lasers supplement, this time another few run throughs of the boarding action rules, I had one or two problems with them to start with, but these were easily sorted, so at the end of the testing I am pleased how things are now working, nice and simple and fast.
I think the only thing that still doesn’t work right is my dice rolling!! I rolled far too many ones again…
( heres a few pictures from the latest playtesting, a small convoy coming under attack by an enemy force using two squadrons of assualt ships )
( being attacked by three assualt ships is not going to end well… )
Next on the playtest list are the rules for the missile attack ship, I am using some very simple rules for sensor scrambling, this has taken a long time to get to this stage, things just kept going wrong or they just did not feel right, it is also a bit to fiddly at the moment which is not good, and I had to get away from the feeling of a “cloaking device” because that is something that I do not want… so a few more run throughs are needed to get this right.
Also, I have almost finished the scenarios for this supplement, there is a good mix of different types, including a convoy defence using some new ships types, a defence of a new big spacestation, a hunt for a lost scout ship, and several more.
I have also been putting together some more ships for my games, mainly GZG ships, some I am using as pirates…. I will just need to find some time to paint them!
I have also raided the bits box again to put together a heavy cruiser for my Alien Bio-ships fleet, I am still looking out for some more bits to make a fighter carrier for them as well.
The Alien Bio-ships are proving to be good fun to battle with, they are very scary when you first meet them on the table top, in a quick game they are nasty, but they don’t have great staying power, because once their armour has gone they start to die very quickly, I have enjoyed lots of games using them, I just need to make more ships so that I have lots of options when picking a force.
Well for now though, it is back to the playtesting for me…
For anyone interested in seeing what the rules are like, they are on sale here – http://www.wargamevault.com/product/210571/Stars–Lasers?src=latest_rule_sets