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Shakespear18 Jan 2019 7:46 a.m. PST

Ships or infantry

Allen5718 Jan 2019 7:52 a.m. PST

Starships Amarillo Design Bureau hundreds of ships available either on their website or in their Shapeways store. There are also many other ships available from various makers on Shapeways. Studio Bergstrom has some trek like ships. Wizkids have Star Trek Attack Wing.


Infantry – Modiphus Entertainment make TOS and TNG figures.

Hamilton18 Jan 2019 8:06 a.m. PST

For infantry, Wizkids also has some Heroclix for TOS and Abramsverse crew.

Astro Minis used to make some great 15mm TOS but they have been offline for some time :(

colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2019 8:27 a.m. PST

I discuss some unofficial "away team" options in this article: link . As well as the manufacturers mentioned there, Hasslefree have 2 or 3 women in mini-skirts which look remarkably like Trek original series uniforms.

For ships, I'm happy enough to use somewhat-recognisable models rather than anything official. Most of my "not-Trek" fleets can be found via this label: link . The fleet descriptions also have my own Full Thrust stats for the ships, which you may or may not find useful.

Hope this helps,

Hugh

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian18 Jan 2019 8:59 a.m. PST

I use Full Thrust and a mix of scratchbuilt and kits in 1/2500

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2019 9:34 a.m. PST

I've used a few variants of Full Thrust, but a few years ago I tried Engage! from Red Wyvern games. I'm not sure if they are stil available but they were fun and the guys at the club liked them. They had a good "trek" feel to them as you'd expect from the name. Lots of trek features, simple power allocation, shields, etc. I made a few tweaks but the game was pretty solid.

EDIT – just noticed they are available on Wargame Vault
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Most of my ships are the old FASA models with a few ADBs thrown in. But for games with less gentle players I have a large collection of Micro Machines :)

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2019 10:07 a.m. PST

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Shameless plug!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2019 10:14 a.m. PST

Hey, javelin98, you have any photos of your Microfleets? Do they come with the color printed in as well, are they meant to be painted? (And do you have any photos of painted versions?)

@Shakespear If you need rules for large fleet combat (dozens of ships a side), check out GOBS! thegobspage.com

Norrins18 Jan 2019 10:41 a.m. PST

Don't forget to look at Eaglemoss for Trek ships too. I've replaced my Attack Wing ships with them.


For figures, Modiphus and heroclix.

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2019 10:49 a.m. PST

Try Victory Force.

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Space Ghost Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2019 2:43 p.m. PST

Majestic 12 Games also has their Klingon/Romulan/Alien Armada titles, which port Amarillo Design Bureau's Starfleet Universe to the Starmada engine.

There is also the Starfleet Call To Arms, I believe ADB revamped the original Mongoose rules pretty thoroughly:

link

Darkrazor Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2019 7:18 p.m. PST

I have some starships that will fill the void contact me if intrested

Louie N21 Jan 2019 10:31 a.m. PST

Federation Commander is a very enjoyable game for Treck action.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2019 11:20 a.m. PST

@Parzival: I don't, but there's a German gaming site out there somewhere that had a bunch of pictures of them. I'll Google around and see if I can find it.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2019 11:32 a.m. PST

picture

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2019 10:12 a.m. PST

Very nice! Thanks!

Mutant Q22 Jan 2019 10:30 a.m. PST

I was really disappointed in the quality of the Wizkids "Deep Cuts" Movie Enterprise. Besides the old FASA mini (which I assume would be rarer than hen's teeth these days) does any make a good refitted Constitution class?

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2019 6:25 a.m. PST

Micro machines. They had tiny 40mmish ones and larger 100mm or so with tiny 20mmish figures.

Star wars had whole packs of all the grunt troops, not sure trek went that far.

The Angry Piper31 Jan 2019 10:42 a.m. PST

It's only the one ship, but Hot Wheels has an Enterprise refit from the Motion Picture out currently. It's less than $2 USD and about the same size as a Fantasy Flight X-Wing fighter.

Kirk Alderfer01 Feb 2019 9:11 p.m. PST

@Javelin98
Those look good !

link

DrTachyon02 Feb 2019 10:52 a.m. PST

The very best Connie refit in the approximately 1:3900 FASA/SFB scale is the Furuta Star Trek Volume 3 Beta NCC-1701 Miniature. Well built and painted, its really good. Frequently on Ebay for under $15. USD

Just make sure its the smaller-scale Beta collection.

Part time gamer13 Apr 2019 3:19 a.m. PST

@Javelin,
Im not sure where that site is, but its cool. Thanks for posting. Ive seen the 'Micro Fleets' listed on Shapeways for both ST & BSG, I had no idea they would look that good.

Just guessing, but if those are the 3D printed mini's found on Shapeways, they are sold unpainted. The size comparison (ADB? Constitution) is a great idea by whoever posted it.

I wonder if that guy has any of the "M F" scale of the BSG line painted. That would be cool too see as well.

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