I have spent the last few evenings playtesting a few of the new rules for the supplement I am writing for Stars & Lasers, and I was getting fed up with not having the proper ships for the rules I was testing ( silly really as I have so many ships laying around )
I was using small tokens and pieces of cardboard for ships and it looked wrong!
I wanted to actually see the Assault Ships on the table as they moved in to attack a battleship, I also wanted to see the Missile Attack Ship on the table, and I wanted to see what the Bio Fleet Corvettes actually looked like ( I hadn’t actually thought of what I could use for them at this stage! )
So, last night I put some of my smaller ships onto bases and hit them with a really quick paint job, so now I have my Assault Ships!! ( I still need to paint the bases )
Two forces of Assault Ships, I will have to make some for my alien fleet as well but that will take another dive through my bits boxes!!
And at last I have done some alien Corvettes, I think they fit in nicely with the other Bio Ships I have made, I just need to go through my bits box again to try and find enough parts to make a Heavy Cruiser and a Fighter Carrier to finish off the Alien Bio fleet.
I also put a quick coat of paint on a ship which I think looks good as a Missile Attack Ship, and I also put together another ship to use as a Battleship / Battlecruiser for my Human fleet, I still need to do some detailing on them but they definitely look better than using bits of cardboard and tokens on the table!!
Any way a quick update on the supplement… I did find a few issues with a couple of the new rules, so I had to do a few adjustments, but on the whole, most of the new stuff in the supplement runs smoothly.
So, what still needs doing?
Well I still need to put together the datasheets for all the new ships, this takes a while so I am probably not going to get much sleep over the next few weeks, and when they are done I will need to lay out all the pages in the supplement, which is at the moment at around 34 pages!! putting in any pictures diagrams etc that are needed, and then the last thing I have to do is the index… but then I still need to do more playtesting… I need more hours in the day!
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