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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Sunday Starships: 5150 fleet action
I turned over the bargain Directorate fleet (above) to my brother over the weekend. Since I also had a Firestorm Armada starter fleet (Aquan Prime, below), I brought it along for a battle. Of course, instead of using that ruleset, we used 5150: Star Navy. The models went on the table unpainted, but please don't hold that against us.
Both boxes contained the same number of spacecraft: one battleship (Class 5), three cruisers (Class 4) and six frigates (Class 3). We quickly adopted them to Star Navy, my brother taking the Zhuh-Zhuh and me going with a Free Company.
Since All Ships Must Have Names, I christened my mercenary force as the Rampage (battleship); Steadfast (heavy cruiser); Standard and Striker (light cruisers); Fearless, Fang and Fortress (frigates), and Defiant, Deadly and Dreadful (destroyers).
My brother went with a simian theme: the King Kong (assault ship); Curious George and Clyde (interdictors); Jane Goodall (cutter); and the Koko, BJ Bear, Albert the 1st, Donkey Kong, Tarzan and Heston (missile boats).
Long story short, I blew up or chased off a couple of his ships, and he was unable to do much to me at first. However, once he eventually got into missile range, the missile boats kept chipping away at my battleship until he took the last hull point. But I let him win. ;)
Oh, and it was pretty cool seeing a hardcopy of the game I helped write. My brother even asked me to autograph his rulebook. All in all, a fun battle. Until next time then, may the Zhuh-Zhuh prevail!