Mongoose announce A Call to Arms based Star Trek game

By tgn_admin
In Sci-fi
Jun 13th, 2011
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Mongoose Publishing have posted a teaser showing what appears to be a Star Fleet Kirov Class Cruiser as part of an announcement for an upcoming A Call to Arms game.

Star Fleet teaser

Star Fleet teaser

Update: ADB have confirmed that this game will be set in the Star Fleet Universe and that Mongoose will be resculpting the Starline 2400 metal figures.

  • Robert

    Woah.

    Did NOT see that coming.

    • Zac

      That was my reaction as well. Very surprised.

  • Like the idea of playing a star trek space battle game – it’d probably be Klingons for me.

  • PanzerKraken

    So did they ever fix the Call to Arms system to not use their poor army build rules that just lead to massive abuse in builds?

    • blkdymnd

      Doubtful. I’m also not excited about them getting another big license to screw up.

    • Zac

      The new version uses a points system and not the Raid/Patrol/War system from the first version

  • Zarathud

    This is likely based on the SFB universe as Amarillo Design Bureau has been licensing out the universe for other game systems (e.g. Klingon Armada from MJ12). Last week’s ADB blog had mention of a “Secret Contract U” being announced this week.

    • Zac

      Makes sense since they are doing work with MJ12 to port their ship designs over to Starmada as well

      • Robert

        Certainly cheaper to use the ADB license than go through Paramount. Plus there’s already a line of miniatures sculpted and ready to go. Clever…

    • jmt

      It is the “Contract U” item. See this entry at the ADB site

  • trajan

    Well, I wouldn’t mind some new Starships. I have a few from the old Fasa Starship Combat game, which wasn’t bad. We’ll have to wait and see. I’ll be watching with interest. Their Babylon 5 models were quite nice.

    • Zac

      New minis have been announced (see the update above)

    • PanzerKraken

      Most of the B5 models were created by Agents of Gaming, Mongoose just got ahold of the molds when they took over the license and some of the former AoG staff.

      • Robert

        True, but Mongoose DID add to the range—albeit with mixed results. Some of them were good and some of of them pretty terrible.

        Which really isn’t unusual for all mini manufacturers – it’s just that ratio of pearls to swine that matters.