Review of science fiction warship

How to use some bits and pieces to build your own science fiction warship. It’s on the Reviews page.

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  1. Beyond the statistics of Speed and Armour, I’d like to know scale, crew, and special gizmos that could affect play.

    I’d also like to know about who ‘fields’ her, and what they are like, politically, dropping names of allies and enemies and comparable craft. Going further, other hints at support craft and potential vulnerabilities of previous Mark of the craft.

    Painting schemes would also be appreciated.

  2. George Arnold says:

    (Rob Morgan submits the following):

    The questions on the “blog” ( ugh!) about the crews of my SF warships leads me to the thought that of course there are plenty of opportunities with a sound historical background, belief and acceptance ,if not determined fact, to provide armies of monsters, or encounters and events in which monsters play a part, on the table-top. In almost any scale too.

    One of the best books to take a look at, and I think it’s an easier volume to find in the USA than in European libraries is this:

    “The Monstrous Races in Medieval Art and Thought,” By John Block Friedman, published at the turn of the millenium by Syracuse University Press in hardback. An incredible book, a wonderful read, filled with such interesting characters as Cyclops ( there’s a whole range in 15mm available from Mick Yarrow), Antipodes — now they are odd –,Amazons ( rare but useful fighters these, and easily made), headless Blemmyae, “Men of Siberia” ( still believed in by some) and Pygmies. For Pygmies in 25 or 28mm just use 15mm or 10mm natives alongside your other “army” or force; works brilliantly, trust me. The book, to get back to the point, is broad in terms of its encounters with a veritable host of remarkable variants on the human (sic) form. All believed in and looked for.

    Of course monsters are funny old things. I toyed at one stage, having acquired from Peter Pig a bunch of 15mm wolves, with introducing a werewolf hunt scenario in my Ruritania set-up. There were plenty of examples of these activities in 18th- and 19th-century Germany, France and the Balkans. Many were army-led, involving hundreds of men, and some ended up fighting it out with bandits and ne’er-do-well’s of all sorts. If you believe it exists, you’ll try to fight it, or at least look for it!

    — Rob

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