Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Starships: Starfleet Wars on other blogs

When I began Super Galactic Dreadnought, there wasn't very much information on the Internet about the Starfleet Wars (now Galactic Knights) line of miniature starships and sci-fi combat games.  Like I've said before, one of the reasons I launched the Dreadnought was to create a resource for others focusing on these minis and related games.  So now I'm thrilled to see these days that there are other bloggers out there interested in the SfW spaceships. 

One blog with some great scholarship regarding this subject is called, appropriately enough, Starfleet Wars.  It's author, THE HESSIAN, has collected a great deal of information regarding the game and the models.  These offerings include clippings of old advertisements and reviews, scans of the art from the rulebooks, and even weight comparisons between the old Superior Models lead castings and the new Monday Knight Productions pewter models.  He also collected photos of the company's packaging for the game and minis and an article in Military Modeller magazine featuring Superior's 90mm SfW figures.

Another blog of interest to Starfleet Wars fans is Gonsalvo's Blunders on the Danube.  The author has posted lists and photos of his SfW fleets.  These have some great paint jobs, and I encourage you to check them out.  Gonsalvo also has some scholarship of his own, performing a then-and-now price comparison between the Superior Models 1979 catalog and the current-day Monday Knight Productions web store (spoiler alert: even before taking inflation into account, today's products are almost as cheap or cheaper than the listed prices of yesteryear).

There are a few other blogs containing posts which readers of SGDN should find interesting.  These sites (as well as the two mentioned above) are all on my blogroll, but in case you overlooked them, here they are:
My thanks go out to all my fellow bloggers who share an interest in the models and games of the Starfleet Wars setting and its successor.  Keep on blogging, and if you come across anyone else touching on this topic, be sure to let me know!


Gonsalvo said...

Thanks for the nod, Mack, as well as the other sites. It's good to see a number of people posting about this great line of ships, as well as the rules.

As of an hour ago, you can add the blog of my long time friend, Joe, "Fish Tales". I've tricked, err, *inspired* Joe into collecting an SFW/GK fleet of his own, and (perhaps fittingly), he has chosen the little-known Aquarians. His first post on the subject is at:


RavenFeast said...

Aw, thank you, SG! *blush*