I have been quite busy but I have managed to get hooked by yet ANOTHER game system.
Which I blame entirely on Jamie's Children and a test game with our Star Wars fleets subbing for Star Trek in truly Geektastic fashion.
Now initially I was dead keen on Klingon's, but alas Austerity Measures (and my vast amount of other half finished projects) meant that I really shouldnt buy anything new.
Not to be deterred I fell back on my plan B: Build my Own fleet. Now I am blessed with an extensive bits box which I have accumulated over many years and many different games systems. I also really enjoy scratch building, like when I built my Orks for Epic
Now looking through the book apparently in the Star Fleet Battles ships have "drones", which are good old fashion Battlestar Galactica style Nuclear Missiles. I like nukes, and so do the Kzinti;
Now Space Tigers in Purple and Pink (apparently as the designer was colour blind and it was supposed to be Green...) are kind of silly, and alas, so are their ships;
Kind of 'meh' - the triangular wing things are the"Drone" launchers
Now I have always loved this game;
And my favourite ship is the Vaygar Destroyer as its asymmetrical - and packs a mean punch with its Anti-Ship Missiles from a off-set Vertical Launch System - sounds perfect for Kzinti!
So Ideally I wanted this sort of style - but Trekked up so as to fit for when I am fighting Jamie's Fed's. This meant it had to have some sort of deflector dish and warp engine nacelles - but otherwise I was pretty free.
Here is what I have come up with - my first Kzinti cruiser. Depending on the actual size and mass of the Federation ships this will either be a Heavy Cruiser or a Battlecrusier. Its 103mm long (so probably Battlecrusier weight) from the prow sensors to the aft nacelles and is about 45mm wide so would mass a fair bit. The base is a 60mm base.
Spot the parts!
I'm looking forward to trying him out!