|Photo from Mémoires d'un joueur blog.|
The report gives a few hints about rules for SoVaS. Tabletop effects such as nebulae and pulsars can subtract from a craft's combat value. Ships can attempt to repair damage. Some of the special abilities for starships include:
- Evasive Maneuver
- Point Defense Support
- Target Painter
- Light Fighter Hanger
It's a fast system where each player controls just a few ships (I have played with 4-5 although I'm certain you can play with more if you want a longer game). Target release date is first half of 2012 but I can't be more accurate at the moment, as we need a point system and there is a ton of special rules to playtest.(For earlier reports on the spaceship game using the SoBaH engine, go here and here.)
Merci, Arsenus, for the battle report; and grazie, Andreas, for sharing more details.