I have had some family members staying over the last few days so I have not had a chance to get in any sort of game or hobby stuff at all 😢
But now they have gone back home I have my room back and I have set up my table ready for a game of Stars & Lasers!!, I was just going to have a basic battle, but I received an email containing three scenarios for Stars & Lasers from a good friend… and wow I will be playing a race game using Stars & Lasers!!
This scenario looks like it is going to be very exciting, it is a race around / between some moving asteroids collecting flags, it sounds like fun! 😊
I set up the table for this game using lots of asteroids ( I had to print out some extra asteroids from the free scenarios no.8 as I needed more then I had for this game )
We each had a normal Corvette with the normal weapons loadout, nothing special for the race, so after quickly explaining the rules to the other racers it was time to start… I did mention that we can shoot at each other while racing!
I had the little blue Corvette, my son had the little Yellow Corvette and my nephew had the little Red Corvette…
…That’s it I can’t stop humming that damn tune now!! ☹️
The winner of this race would be the first one to get all four flags and then get off one of the four corners of the table.
We rolled to see who started where as there was only three racers, I put the start positions as equidistant as I could from the flags to try and give everyone the same chance.
And we were off…
We all made a mad dash for the nearest flags and desperately dodged the asteroids, we all collected one flag each and then it started to get a little scarier as we started to get closer to each other and those asteroids were moving quickly!!
All was going well then, Crunch!!! My blue Corvette took a small hit as I scraped by a small asteroid, I had misjudged the speed of the thing and my positioning wasn’t accurate enough to get by it, but I was still in the race.
We all managed to get another flag each but then things went very wrong for the red Corvette as it was hit by a large asteroid full in the side, the small ship took a critical hit to its comms which wasn’t great as it was travelling at full speed heading towards another asteroid!!
But the crew managed to get the ship back under control so it was still in the race.
It was a mad race now for the last flag, the yellow Corvette got to the last flag and was heading towards the corner and victory, I had been unlucky with the movement of the asteroid close to my last flag, I didn’t have a lot of room to get by and make my run for the corner…
I missed timed the turn again but I didn’t care I took another hit or two from the asteroid but powered off towards the corner with what was left of my small ship.
While this was going on the little red Corvette ( stop it!! stop humming! ) found itself totally out of position going for it’s last flag and was taken out by a collision with a large asteroid.
The yellow Corvette streaked away and made it to the corner and victory, with me just a few seconds behind.
Well that was lots of fun, very quick and very scary with all those asteroids moving across the table, I made a couple of silly mistakes with my positioning, but to be honest the yellow Corvette was quicker to get to the flags and was in a much better position as it went for the corner, well played that man! 👏
The poor red Corvette just had some really bad luck, and was no match for that fast-moving asteroid!!
It was still fairly early so we had time for a second race, we started in the same positions and we all moved as fast as we could to get the first flag, we all then moved on and took our second flags without any problems.
Then the yellow Corvette managed to get in behind the red Corvette and took out its shields with its lasers and then hit it with a missile ( the red Corvettes PDS didn’t stop the missile )
We all got our third flag and as the yellow and the blue Corvettes raced for their last flags the Red Corvette found itself completely out of position and was hit by a large asteroid and again it was out of the race!
The yellow Corvette got its last flag just before I could get mine, so again it had the advantage as it went for the corner of the table.
I pushed my Corvette to the limits as I picked up my last flag, and clipped an asteroid doing enough damage to take me out of the race!!
I was robbed!! 😢 It was so close at the end, but again the yellow Corvette took the flag and the glory…
It was a fun race and we had lots of laughs, hats off to my son and his Yellow Corvette, and commiseration’s to my nephew flying the red Corvette.
And me, well its back to the repair yards with my wrecked blue Corvette, but it will be back, only next time it will be better 😊