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Sergeant Crunch15 Jan 2012 8:41 a.m. PST

Played the first game of our Day One campaign. The Klingons put a hurting on the Federation in this round. The next couple won't be so easy.

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Chief Lackey Rich Supporting Member of TMP Fezian15 Jan 2012 9:10 a.m. PST

The Armada SFU games always sound like they're very bloody and quick to me. Not that ships don't pop fast in SFB/FC as well, but they do so mostly at overload range, not from medium-to-long range. The Starmada port seems to extend the lethality zone a lot – or is that just my imagination?

Sergeant Crunch15 Jan 2012 9:46 a.m. PST

While Starmada does make ships go "pop" more quickly, in the Starmada version of SFU it still mostly happens in overload range. It's been a while since I've looked at my Federation Commander stuff, but the difference is probably the range at which overloads can fire. It may be a little further out in Starmada in order to fit into that system's combat system and how ranges are handled. Overall though it does a fair job of "feeling" like FC (never played SFB).

Also, in my games I'm using smaller board than most SFB/FC games call for so there's not a whole lot of pre-engagement maneuvering. To make things last a little longer and feel more "Trek" we use the optional damage control rules from the Starmada main book and in this last game a house rule to reinforce a shield facing by weakening an adjacent facing.

Personally I like the quickness of the games, I can get a few ships on each side, finish in reasonable amount of time, and have fun with it. I generally don't have a lot of time for the hobby so I like to make it count when I can.

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