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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:37 PM
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Re: Battleship Galaxies

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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:42 PM
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Re: Battleship Galaxies

I got a review copy from Hasbro, which makes it income, and taxable income. Because it's not coming from my employer, that makes it self-employment tax eligible. So, I give 99.9% of my games I get on review to people, either through contests or just because.

This year alone I've given away maybe 28 games now. I rarely trade them away, but this one is so hot right now, and I am trying to rebuild my Heroscape stuff after the great Panic Selloff of 2010 that I really have to get something for it or I'd feel a little sick. Same sickness as when the expansions hit store shelves and I didn't get a copy.

But seriously, this, Merchants and Marauders, and Wrath of Ashardalon were the 3 that really hurt me the most to give away. Luckily, I gave M&M to a really dear friend so it didn't hurt me as much, but Wrath and this will sting for a while. Hopefully the floors in my house will get done soon so I can release funds for game purchases again.

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Old July 11th, 2011, 01:01 PM
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Re: Battleship Galaxies

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I might need to register for one of the Demos at Gencon. This game is looking cooler and cooler by the second.
All the Battleship demos we are doing are sold out...Sorry.

Maybe they will be demoing in the Dealer hall; I don't know.

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Old July 11th, 2011, 04:50 PM
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Re: Battleship Galaxies

Yeah, I don't need the ranges and stuff to be a simulation, which is why range values don't bother me at all in Heroscape.

In a space combat game though, its about theme more than 'simulation' for me. It's more thematic, for me at least, for space combat to be about weapons fire incoming from far away, since compared to existing naval warfare, the size of space and the speed the ships would need to traverse that space effectively means that 'close range,' 'medium range,' and 'long range' are relatively much larger.

IMO I like the "Range Band" idea that some games use: where you can shoot clear across the table, but probably not very effectively, and with opponents having more opportunity to manuever around or shoot down your incoming fire.

I'm betting one of the other six BG races will probably have a bunch of Range 6-8 weapons with almost no point defense and really crappy fighters or something.
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Re: Battleship Galaxies

Something to consider, you can't make space combat a simulation and realistic no matter what you do simply because we do not yet have that type of technology. There is nobody that actually knows how deep space combat would work. Perhaps weapons wouldn't be able to have the range a lot of people think, we just don't know. That being the case they could do whatever they want with a space theme for combat and it can work.



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Just got mine in the mail today, sad thing is I can not open it till Monday. I just have to much to do with the House add on so close to being done but the box looks great & you can feel the weight which has me smiling.

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just got my copy tonight and a friend of mine played thru the basic game ( with tactics ) with me.

ran good.

I like it better than starfleet battles 9 too many rules / slow play ).. and liked it better than full thrust ( bland and some rules conflicts ).. liked it as much as space fleet, yet.. easier to play and just as fun.

anyone know about any expansions that may be coming out for it. they way the rules are written it sounds like there could be expansions.

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Just got mine in the mail today, sad thing is I can not open it till Monday. I just have to much to do with the House add on so close to being done but the box looks great & you can feel the weight which has me smiling.
I got mine at my FLGS last night. Best to have a fair amount of time...the rules book looks brief but there are a bunch of little details that I can see easily forgotten. If you don't have a lot of time the first time you open it you'll just be teasing yourself.

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For those interested, there is still a chance to win a free copy on BattleshipGalaxians.com

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Old July 14th, 2011, 09:46 AM
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just got my copy tonight and a friend of mine played thru the basic game ( with tactics ) with me.

ran good.

I like it better than starfleet battles 9 too many rules / slow play ).. and liked it better than full thrust ( bland and some rules conflicts ).. liked it as much as space fleet, yet.. easier to play and just as fun.

anyone know about any expansions that may be coming out for it. they way the rules are written it sounds like there could be expansions.

soundguy
Dude! Welcome! You're my kind of guy if you've played all of those games. I'm a big fan of the genre and the only downfall this game has is that it needs expansions desperately. Not enough in the box to keep it fresh for long.

Rules are very near perfect, only flaw is that during your energy phase, you should be able to reposition shield markers and shots from enemies should be looked at from a line of sight perpective to see which hex it goes through to determine if a shield or a hull was hit.

Without that mechanic, shields are essentially just more damage points to absorb, and the only reason to even have them is due to the shield siphon card or the shield recharge glyph.

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Re: Battleship Galaxies

From what I've seen of the game so far it reminds me of Silent Death, only with a less complex rules system. I remember really liking SD, but the game was dieing when I got into it and all but the basic ships were becoming hard to find.

Is there anyone who's played both of these games that can draw a comparison?

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Old July 15th, 2011, 09:34 AM
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Re: Battleship Galaxies

That's a good comparison, but IIRC, there was relative altitude and facings with that game.

Been a while, forgot about that. Have a PDF of the rules somewhere, with Starmada rules.

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