Hello, distant friends.
I noticed the announcement for Exodus' imminent release a bit late, but am just as excited as everyone here (it just comes as a huge disappointment not to have Romo Lampkin as a playable character, I confess).
Otherwise, this is really good news, the options added by this expansion seem fantastic.
To celebrate this, I'd like to share with you this little project I've been thinking of for quite a while now.
At some point, we wondered how we could refine the best boardgame ever without taking the risk of unbalancing it. So we started with cosmetic alterations, and after basing & painting the models, I built several colonial ships to make our space battles even more spectacular.
The Mk7 Viper & Blackbird shown here were old projects I recently updated, they were made soon after the release of the Pegasus expansion, but we never dared to use unofficial rules for them.
This little exercise allowed me to identify several ships by name and function, while I previously had no idea what they were. Funny to realize some designs were kept unchanged from the original 78 series (Astral Queen, Colonial Movers, ...)
-the Gemenon Liner :
-the Colonial Mover :
-the Olympic Carrier :
-the Mining Ship :
The biggest challenge would be a scratch-built Pegasus, I guess, but I think I'll just pass on that one.
Also, I met huge problems with the Daru-Mazu (one of the Tylium ships), so don't expect to see one here ... ever !
Right now, we only use them in conjunction with the colonial ships tokens, but I came with an idea to further integrate them in the game.
It would be about creating unique locations aboard colonial ships, which would only be accessible when said ships are on the board. The advantages granted by these short-lived locations would be significant, so the idea of fighting frantic battles to defend (or destroy) these colonial ships brings a smile to my face (especially if there are players onboard).
Does that sound to you as a silly idea ?
I'll soon post new ships as soon as they're done.
Again, a bit late but Merry Xmass everyone