Steel Dreadnought Games have released a new sci-fi space combat game, Colonial Battlefleet.
From their announcement:
Steel Dreadnought Games is pleased to announce the release of their exciting new tactical starship combat game: Colonial Battlefleet.
In the far future, Terran colonies are warring amongst themselves, even as a hostile xenophobic race approaches, bent on scouring all ‘alien’ life from the galaxy.
Take control of a task force of starships from your colony world, and lead your fleet to victory or die a horrible death in the cold vacuum of space. Anything from a stealth destroyer to a mighty battleship is yours to command.
Colonial Battlefleet features easy-to-learn rules and exciting game play, with minimal time spent waiting between turns. Shooting and damage resolution is easy and yields plenty of carnage.
Best of all, Colonial Battlefleet is not a “luck of the dice” game. Although the rules are very straightforward, the game offers tremendous tactical depth and your command skills will be put to the test. There are no cumbersome or complicated systems to slow down play. All your attention will be focused on outmaneuvering and outwitting your opponent not trying to remember rules.
The core rules come with a rich background which includes three playable factions. In addition, rules for creating your own factions are provided, and the system will support starship combat from any sci-fi setting. Technology trees allow you to easily tweak the rules to match the style of starship combat from your favorite books, movies, or TV shows.
Features of Colonial Battlefleet include:
•Fast and easy movement, shooting & damage resolution.
•A robust yet easy to use starship construction system that can replicate any sci-fi setting and produces balanced designs.
•Technology trees that allow you to design customized races.
•Ten starship roles like Flagship, Battleline, or Screen that allow you to define a ship’s purpose and give it bonuses relevant to that mission.
•More than thirty unique weapons, defenses, and special equipment to outfit your starship designs.
•Balanced fighter rules.
•An easy to learn basic game that you customize according to your taste with completely modular & optional advanced rules such as asteroids, boarding actions, black holes, nebula, relativistic distortion, and more.
•Full color counter sheets with counters for asteroids, black holes, grape shot clouds, kinetic bombardment rounds, mines, missiles, planets, and warp points.
•Three playable factions with a rich history and pre-made fleet lists so you can jump right into the action.
•Six exciting scenario templates like Ambush, Convoy Raid, and Warp Point Assault, that use specific victory conditions and random generation of force limits to offer much more excitement than “line ’em up and shoot’ games.
In addition Colonial Battlefleet includes a MS Excel based point-and-click starship construction tool that makes the already easy process of starship design, even easier.