From retro sci-fi to more futuristic sci-fi. Ganesha Games has headed for the stars with Star Eagles, their new sci-fi miniatures space combat game. Build your own squadron of ships and duel it out against your opponent’s in the cold vacuum of space. Flexible ship-creation rules let you build entirely new designs, or look to recreate your favorite fighters from fiction. Game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Star Eagles is a science fiction action game of futuristic space fighter combat that allows you to play out the battles from your favorite books, movies, and TV shows. In a standard game, each player controls a squadron of 4-12 ships competing in exciting, objective-based missions in space, on moons, and in the atmosphere of planets. The game is easy to learn, yet tactically rich with many options that provide variety without bogging down the pace. Players build their squadron from a variety of small craft ranging from nimble, yet fragile, light fighters all the way up to larger gunboats and corvettes. Although Star Eagles may be used to play one-off missions, the game is intended to be played as a campaign where your pilots gain experience and you manage your squadron’s resources over a series of linked scenarios.
A unique feature of Star Eagles is an open source unit building system that lets you create your own ships. You can recreate your favorite ships from any media, or entirely new designs from your imagination. If you prefer to jump right into the action, we created a whole background for you, including beautiful detailed resin 1/285 scale miniatures.
Ganesha will be producing two full sets of miniatures representing the two main adversaries in our setting: the mysterious and technologically advanced S’Sekai, and the loosely aligned Confederate Stars, made up of former earth colonies and a few independent alien homeworlds.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. They’re about 13/16 to their goal with still 25 days left to go.