Category Archives: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Fleet Scale Ships/Starship Combat News


Late last year I joined an excellent forum called Starship Combat News

Lots of very interesting stuff for anyone who likes Sci fi ships. ….there is also a trading post/orbital shipyards section where you can get in touch with people who make their own ships to sell, one such person is Scouls502 you’ll need to join the forum to speak to him and all the other guys who make stuff.

I was able to pick up quite a few ships to fill the holes in my space fleets, Scouls502 also very kindly made me a little proxy for Starbug……pictures will follow!

Amazing detail on all his ships, and a nice guy to boot….highly recommended!

 


Battlemat And Table Come Out!


The other week I decided to get out my table and battlemat and place all the ships on it…..the main reason being, my brother was visiting and we were going to chat about the rules and see what we could come up with.

The rule writing went very well, although we did not complete this!

We did however get a chance to test our ship to ship combat, movement and boarding party  rules. It did take a few simulations to get this workable.

Still quite a bit to work on including. mining operations/resource gathering, Empire building, colonisation¬† etc. We have Playable races and ones managed largely by the drawing of a card! Rules on diplomacy and making alliances are also under consideration…this is going to be epic.

at the moment work is being done on tokens, stats cards for each ship and i intend to put some decals on the bases with basic ship info.

Not sure how soon the game will be playable but…..we are getting closer to that day!

Hotz mat


Fleet Scale Fighters………..Buck Rogers Earth Directorate Starfighter


This Fleet Scale Fighter Type Looks like the One that Buck Rogers used to fly….I remember an Episode where a certain “General Gordon” also flew one……a bit of a Paradox that…..anyway, again difficult to paint on account of size more conventional paint scheme…can you spot Bucks Ship?

Again from Bergstrom Studios

 

Buck Rogers Fighter Group